Sony 7RII, Sony Zeiss FE f/1.8 55mm
Exposure: Shot at 4:45 PM (PST) ISO 50, f/8, 1/320 sec
This image is what I consider the concept of intervention. It is the most eloquent example in my photography. It is impossible to prove it. Perhaps this is a sliver of it.
My pursuit to capture the North Cascades during Winter storms stemmed from a conversation with an accomplished local photographer. "We have a short shooting season" he said to me. I believed all seasons had much to offer. I began shooting during Winter storms. Mount Shuksan was so beautifully dramatic during the Winter storms that it became my favorite season to shoot it.
Last year I set up my gear as usual while Mount Shuksan was almost completely shrouded in the clouds. A set of consecutive potent storms had dropped copious amounts of snow. As the evening drew closer the veils of clouds thinned. It was still snowing on the mountain. It took a long while for the summit pyramid to come into view. When it was finally visible I began my shoot. As I peaked through the viewfinder suddenly I saw the avalanche roar to life. Luckily, I was very alert. The loud roar echoed through the mountains. I felt I was one with the moment. I felt so alive! It was a gift.