Featured Guest Blogger – Gregg Kerber

Periodically I will be featuring some very talented photographers on my blog who will discuss a photograph, techniques, or what is going on in their head as they make that “special” image become reality. To kick things off, let me introduce Gregg Kerber. Gregg’s specialites include landscape and waterfall photography. To learn all about Gregg, and see his amazing work. please visit his website: gkphotography.smugmug.com/

Some things never change. As far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed winter for one reason…snow. As a child it meant pure joy. Those rare days when school was closed meant endless fun with my friends sledding, snowball fights, and building snow rockets (yeah…we did mess around with making snowmen). As an adolescent, winter meant downhill skiing almost every weekend. As an adult, I no longer build snow rockets and downhill skiing is a thing of the past thanks to a knee injury. But I enjoy the snow more than ever thanks to photography.

 

Mirror Lake from Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mirror Lake from Mt. Hood, Oregon
Gregg Kerber Photography

 

Mt. Hood from Mirror Lake. Getting there involves a 5 mile round trip snowshoe trek with 700 feet of elevation gain. Getting there for early light involves getting out of a warm bed well before sunrise, a 2-hour drive, and hiking in the dark (which is an adventure in itself). The rewards are many. Spectacular early morning light, complete solitude (except for my hiking partner), crisp, cold and clean air, and dead silence. Thoughts of muscle aches and frigid temperatures take a back seat to the splendor before my eyes. Nothing compares.

 

Camera/photo information:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
Lens focused on foreground and tilted for extended depth of field
ISO=100
Av=f/8
Tv=1/13s
Tripod mounted
2s self timer
Mirror lockup
Remote shutter release
Processed in Lightroom 4

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