Lolo Pass in Winter #1

Overall view from Lolo Pass looking into Idaho

When I took my students up to Lolo Pass on the Montana/Idaho border two weekends ago, I asked them to make pictures that would tell a story of the place. One image would be a wide view showing the environment they were visiting. A second image would be a medium view presenting a portrait of the place (not necessarily a person). The third image would be a close-up shot revealing a detail of the location. (Thanks to Doug Johnson for sharing this approach.)

Here is the first of my three images showing the distant mountain peaks shrouded in snow clouds  along with the snow-laden pines extending from foreground to background. I positioned myself and the camera to have one tree dominate the foreground and suggest a diagonal line leading along the trees toward the distant mountain. Good composition is especially important when presenting a wide view.

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