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Beartooth Lake

Darkness Visble

A DARKNESS VISIBLE
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

My absolutely favorite photographic location on this highway system is Beartooth Lake. In the first two weeks of July, when the high alpine region is at it's maximum state of green, the early morning light here is absolutely spectacular. In the early morning the Reflection of Beartooth Butte which sits above the lake can be stunning.

Be warned that the mosquito population is quite high at this time of year. Bring your, "bug juice", you will need it as you wait for the first rays to come over the horizon.

TIMES

Early morning just before and after sunrise is the time to shoot this. The wind comes up later in the day and you won't get much in the way of a reflection. The above shot is a two shot panorama taken with a 24mm lens on a full frame 35mm camera.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 17-35mm for 35mm camera, 10-22mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: 85A warming filter or shoot RAW and adjust color temp during conversion

FILMS

Slide films: Velvia 50 or Kodak E100SW

 

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Concepts: Light, Photographic lens, Horizon, Prince, Sunrise, Twilight, Atmospheric refraction, 2002 albums

Entities: Beartooth Lake, Miles Hecker

Tags: early morning, early morning light, favorite photographic location, high alpine region, shot panorama, bug juice, mosquito population, lake, stunning, Butte, 35mm, sunrise, photographic