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New on 500px : Mount Sinopah by PerriSchelat by PerriSchelat

I’ve shot at Two Medicine Lake so many times and pretty much got skunked on color and amazing light every time.

On this morning I woke to rain. Big clouds sat on top of Mount Sinopah before dawn. By sunrise the skies were clearing and the rain moved out. Clearing storms do bring such pretty light.

Mount Sinopah is famous for turning blood red when the right clouds and light reflect upon it.

Mt. Sinopah, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier NP, Montana

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New on 500px : Spring Thaw by PerriSchelat by PerriSchelat

I rode my bike 12 miles through the Many Glacier Valley to Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park this year during early Spring. My main concern was avoiding Grizzly bears just waking up from a long winter. Nothing will make a girl pedal faster or sing Jingle Bells louder than the idea of running into a hungry bear.

There is a very small window in which to capture ice melt on Swiftcurrent Lake. I hoped to get Mount Grinnell reflecting in open water. The park experienced a very cold Winter with lots of snow, so I knew melting would be late this year.

The first day I rode my bike in I scouted and found conditions close to what I wanted, but the light wasn’t any good and the wind was whipping through, so I rode my bike back in a second day and found much better sunrise light and still waters.

I rode a total of 48 miles over the course of 2 days to get this shot. I like it, because I’ve never seen another one like it. Trying to be a photographic pioneer in this day and age is hard, because everybody is trying to do the same thing. I lived very close to Glacier and had photographed in the park for 6 years, so I knew nobody would be there and I’m pleased to have something that is uniquely mine.

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New on 500px : Colorado Colors by annab by annab

view of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river,Arizona,USA
looks better if you click on the picture 🙂

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New on 500px : The Calm by PerriSchelat by PerriSchelat

This year Lake McDonald in Glacier NP, MT, froze over completely for the first time since 2007 and before that 1997. So it doesn’t happen very frequently. The lowest temperature this past Winter was recorded in February at -22. I went to Glacier to see the frozen lake in March. I was hoping I’d find some open water so I could photograph Glacier’s famous colorful rocks. I found some open water by a creek outlet. It would freeze over depending on how cold it got during the night. I arrived late at this location that I had scouted the day before. The sun rose at 7:30, but it took at least another hour for the sun to rise over the mountain range. The sky was cloudy and I waited through a snow shower and thunder. I really didn’t think I’d get any nice light. Finally the mountain lit up for just a few minutes before the clouds moved in again. Weather really changes quickly in this mountain setting.
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