This morning when I was photographing I was struck by a comment by Tim Cooper, that much of landscape photography is waiting for the right clouds. I was out with the American Photo Treks crew this morning and the clouds didn’t cooperate with us.
About the time the the core of Milky Way was about to rise the clouds rolled in. But we took pictures and waited, and almost when the moon was about to rise, the clouds were somewhat more favorable. Not perfect, but better than it was earlier.
Last week I went to the Columbia Gorge to shoot waterfalls. It was a class with Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and taught by Doug Johnson. Doug had many excellent suggestions. One of those was just how much rain gear you should wear while shooting the waterfalls. My thought was it didn’t matter just how much it was raining, the spray off some of the waterfalls was intense.
Doug was commenting that most people kept asking him how much photoshop he was using, since no one believed it was that green. And it really was that green, Oregon and the West Coast have had an incredible amount of precipitation this year.