Mountain Ice – How I did it…

Mountain Ice, Onion Mountain, NC by Charles Coburn

Mountain Ice, Onion Mountain, NC by Charles Coburn

by Charles Coburn

Two days after last Christmas I decided to go up Onion Mountain to hike up to the top and see what winter had to offer.

Before I came to the trail head I encountered ice formations on the side of the mountain. What caught my eye and intrigued me was the contrast of the ice against the rock face of the mountain--it just stood out.

I was shooting with a Nikon 70s with a Tamron 70-300mm macro lens. A focal length of 70mm gave me the angle of view I wanted, and an aperture of f/8, shutter speed of 1/80, and ISO 200 gave me the exposure I wanted. I knew this would be the image I wanted in black and white, so the conversion was made in Lightroom. So much for there being "nothing to photograph in the winter".

Chuck Coburn, Franklin, NC USA

About bobgrytten

Nature photographers in Great Smoky Natl Park area, Lens Lugger enjoying travel and photography. Shoot'n fools who have a good time and like to share what they do. Go to www.lensluggerworld.com
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One Response to Mountain Ice – How I did it…

  1. bobgrytten says:

    Chuck:
    Great shot and I love the composition. By positioning the foreground Ice flow as a diagonal, you set up two triangles that really help to create additional interest. – Bob G

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