Sunset Clouds

Sometimes you just get lucky.

The clouds during the sunset over Lake Minnewanka were just amazing – and sometimes you have to allow those clouds to be the main subject of your frame.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Wayfaring Wanderer - November 23, 2011 - 7:28 am

That is simply stunning! The clouds certainly do frame the mountain perfectly!

John Sotiriou - November 23, 2011 - 7:46 am

Gorgeous! Did you use a ND filter on this?

Jesse Pafundi - November 23, 2011 - 8:06 am

The way the clouds are formed around the mountain is just stunning. Smart smart way to have them be the show piece with the darker mountains. This is amazeballs.

Matt Wolin - November 23, 2011 - 8:14 am

Talk about leading lines… That cloud is perfect!

Len Saltiel - November 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

Those clouds are glorious Heath and they make a great leading line.

Mike Olbinski - November 23, 2011 - 8:16 am

Ugh, so jealous of this stuff…that motion and color is sick man.

Rick - November 23, 2011 - 8:26 am

I must take time out to visit this Lake next time I come up! Wonderful color in the sky!

Threeark - November 23, 2011 - 8:59 am

Love that subtle movement in the clouds. Makes the whole shot IMO. Great work.

Brian Furbush - November 23, 2011 - 9:02 am

Holy. Shit. This is incredible man, I love the light/dark contrast, plus you couldn’t have asked for a better leading line with those clouds.

Chris DeAngelis - November 23, 2011 - 9:19 am

Perfect. Love the curve of the cloud around the mountains!

Russ Scullen - November 23, 2011 - 9:52 am

Sweeeeet!

Chris Maskell - November 23, 2011 - 11:42 am

Simply stunning, Heath. The colour of the clouds against the cobalt blue sky, underpinneed by the mountans and mirror like lake. Just amazing

LensScaper - November 23, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Wonderful light and I love the way you’ve captured the light on the mountains. The cloud curling over the mountains is a special addition.

Jacob Lucas - November 23, 2011 - 12:23 pm

booyah!

Clyde Stevens - November 23, 2011 - 12:32 pm

Water has the sheen of iron oxide while the mountain tips glow with fire. Awesome.

Curt Fleenor - November 23, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Oh yeah, now this is the stuff! Gorgeous capture Heath!

Chris Robins - November 23, 2011 - 9:43 pm

you got nice clouds!!!

Justin - November 28, 2011 - 9:02 am

I love the movement. It’s almost like the spoke of a wheel flying overhead. Nice!

Michael Tuuk - December 1, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Very nice, Heath! You happy with the performance of that ND filter? (I’m guessing so by the quality of this shot).