Thursday, August 28, 2014

Glacier National Park


If Nikon or Canon (or anyone else, for that matter) could effectively replicate the transformative filter that exists between our eyes and our brains, they’d sweep the photography market.

Glacier National Park was stunning, but the lingering haze from summer fires on Montana's western slopes, as well as in nearby British Columbia, proved too much for the cameras. My mind’s eye was able to discount the obscurity, assimilate and enhance the distant saw-toothed shadows, and knit together an image that told the story of grand expanses, jagged mountains, and the untold millennia of slow glacial craftsmanship. The SLR, however, got lost in the smoke.

So while what came home on the SD cards was terribly disappointing, I'll still offer a handful of shots in the hopes that your eye/brain interface, and your imagination, can cobble together a suitable impression for yourself. Some day I'll return to bluebird skies and unlimited visibility, peel away the filters, and be truly engulfed by Glacier's spectacle.

And on that day, once again, I suspect that the cameras will struggle to keep up.





5 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

It's tough to take a bad picture there.

Mike Sepelak said...

You make a good point, Kevin, but if a bad shot can be taken, I'm your man.

Joel D said...

I thought it was illegal to steal postcard images you picked up at the gift shop and claim them as your own. Beautiful Mike!

Mike Sepelak said...

Not illegal, Joel. Just highly unethical. And easy. :-)

Anonymous said...

Nothing exceeds the beauty of nature...Thanks for sharing Mike.
(-: JP