Monday, November 7, 2011
on the morning of Day 8, I was treated to wintery conditions on the east side of the park. Without a specific shot in mind, I set out with my Fuji panoramic camera and several rolls of film. I found several pockets of fall color tucked away in the sandy washes, and hoped to capture a photo of fiery maple leaves frosted with fresh snow. I scouted several areas, but nothing really jumped out at me.
I ventured further east, and hiked through several washes until I found just the scene I was looking for. Three young pine trees, covered in fresh snow, stood out against a reddish/orange sandstone formation. I shot two rolls of 120 film for a total of 8 shots. I set the aperture to f/22, and metered my shutter speed at 1 second — which is ideal. Exposures longer than one second cannot be timed automatically by the camera. This meant I was able to enjoy the scene, rather than worry about properly timing my exposure.
The snow didn’t last long. A gentle breeze jostled snow from these trees while I packed up my gear. It was a fleeting moment.