Monday, February 24, 2014

Contender Frank Comisar

While shooting fall foliage, 2014 American Landscape Contest Contender Frank Comisar took advantage of unexpected snow to capture this monochromatic image

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Photographer: Frank Comisar

Location: East of Grand Teton National Park , WY

When did you take this photograph? September, 2013

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens, Gitzo GT2531LVL 6X Carbon Fiber tripod, Acratech GV2 ballhead

The story behind the shot:
An autumn snowfall turned out to be an added treat while shooting wildlife and fall color in Grand Teton National Park in September 2013. The following day, after the snow on the valley floor had mostly disappeared, higher elevations east of the Park continued to offer grand vistas of coniferous forests still blanketed with considerable snow.

Did you use any special techniques in-camera or in post-processing?
The image was finished in Photoshop and converted to black and white with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Why is this scene of the American Landscape special to you?
The ominous clouds combined with the texture of the snow-covered trees, stretching as far as the eye can see, shows the grandeur and drama of the American West.


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