In September, 2007, I again had the opportunity to attend a landscape photography workshop with Bill Fortney and Scott Kelby. The location was Glacier National Park and this time I was accompanied by my wife Sandra.
As always, we divided our time between shooting and classroom. This time, Scott was in rare form. Using his best southern drawl, he kept referring to his dear friend Bill as "The man… the man who's b-a-r-e-l-y alive…" Bill, a cancer survivor, had a different take on Scott's humor, I think.
My favorite shot from this expedition was of a small waterfall just off the road at Sunrift Gorge. It was taken in a light afternoon rain. Sandra greatly assisted in composing this image. I love the leading lines of the logs, bringing your eyes to the falling water. A larger version can be seen in the Landscapes gallery. Bill and Scott photographed the same scene after us.
I had the pleasure of showing Scott a few of my HDR photos, and even shooting a few bracketed series with him. Shortly after returning to Florida, Scott posted this HDR photo of mine on his blog at http://scottkelby.com. A larger version can be seen in the Landscapes gallery.
This was pretty cool, as it was taken the first time I tried shooting HDR. Truthfully, it was the second image I took. Even though it was taken in muted mid-afternoon light, I liked how the colors popped. The result looked like it was shot right after a thunderstorm. I was hooked!