Photographing the Moods of a Landscape
While here at Crater Lake National Park I’ve been blessed with a wide range of light, clouds, weather and the luxury of photographing whenever the spirit moves me (and the muse strikes). Last week, the first week of my residency, the sky was what I normally call “boring blue sky”. But my experience here is that the lake is stunning when the sky is blue, with lots of deep, clear water and the sky reflected. It was great to open my eyes to the idea of photographing a big blue lake with a big blue sky.
As the days flew by, the weather became more interesting for me. Artistically I am inspired by clouds and cloud shadows, cast shadows on the snow, incoming and clearing storms, and the mountain hemlock, and whitebark pine.
Each visit to the rim, I was able to capture the changing color of the lake, and the clouds pouring white over the surrounding cliffs.
And throughout the two week residency, I have been created time lapse sequences of each of the compositions that inspire me. I set up my tripod, compose, and use the intervalometer of my Nikon gear.
Honored to be chosen as one of the May 2015 Artist’s in Residence, I have been given the opportunity, time and access to photograph at Crater Lake National Park. This video is a collection of time lapse photographs put together to show the Changing Moods of Crater Lake.
In most cases, the images were created at 5 second intervals, sometimes up to 300 photos at a time.