Michael Jack, QPSA  

Buttermilk Boulders by Michael Jack, QPSA

January 2022 - Buttermilk Boulders

About the Image(s)

I was in the Sierras the last week of October when the major storm came through the Western states. We started for sunrise going North from Bishop and ran into impassible roads so we turned around and went to the Buttermilk Boulder area for the sunrise.

Canon 5D MkIV, 16-35 f4 L lens, ISO 400, 16mm, f13, 1/40 sec

6 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Michael, I just learned something....I didn't know about the Buttermilk Boulder area and I have been to Bishop many, many, many times. Thanks for letting me know about this area. I will put it on my next trip to Bishop.

I like the sunrise of the mountains with the boulders in front. Good detail and color of the sunrise. Not a cloud in the sky!   Posted: 01/02/2022 16:46:15

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
I love these images that show that early morning or evening alpenglow. They just look magical. With this image however, that is where I look, to the peaks and not to the boulders in the foreground. For me, the image is more about the peaks the the boulders. I do like the shapes and textures of the boulders, now the question is how to make them the subject.   Posted: 01/09/2022 14:40:39

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
It is an interesting landscape, but I have to agree with Larry that my eyes go to the mountains in the background. By darkening the background mountains and lighting the boulders, the goal would be achieved, I think.   Posted: 01/09/2022 15:35:18

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
Sorry if I misled you all. The mountains are intended to be the main subject with the boulders as foreground.   Posted: 01/09/2022 18:57:14

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I love the golden glow of the sunrise on the mountains. I would have guessed from just looking at the image, that the mountains are the subject. I wonder if the image would be better without so much of the foreground, since it is very dark. The contrast is nice with the mountains, so I would keep some of it. You would have to play around with where to crop it.   Posted: 01/12/2022 23:39:25

Nan Jiang   Nan Jiang
The light is perfectly captured. And you are so good at contrasting warm and cold. I just bought a Sigma FPL with origianl 21:9 ratio, although we can crop it in PS, but I really like its wide format which is close to 65:24 of XPan.   Posted: 01/17/2022 02:21:49


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