Fire in the Canopy
The weather and color conditions on this trip to say it nicely were junk. I was not going home however without a shot that I knew would sell well.
Over night the weather had shifted and the temperatures dropped back down to normal with heavy overcast and some intermittent spitting of rain. I remember sitting up in the back of my van before the sun came up overjoyed that it was pouring! I peeked out the door and it was just leaves falling from the trees sounding like rain on the van roof; however it was cold, overcast, and wonderful.
Driving up through this valley there were some small pockets of color and I knew there was potential to get a great shot and head home that night. I drove up on a small grass airstrip, on the backside of the airstrip sat this magnificent scene.
I set up my tripod and shot this with my favorite landscape lens, a 400mm. If you are not familiar with what the "normal" landscape lens is, this is far from it.
I got this shot and took a few extra frames in the event the one I wanted was blurry. Sitting outside of a coffee shop drinking easily the best latte I have ever had in my life (no joke, I will go back just for that coffee), I called Jessica to let her know there was a very good chance she would be seeing me the next night!
Fire in the Canopy is available as a limited edition of 500, more information on purchasing and sizing can be found by clicking on an image or here.
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