"Indian Beach" from Ecola State Park
The weather reports had prepared me to expect little chance of an epic sunrise shot. With that in mind, do I drive on to another location, or do I gamble on finding something different simply based on opportunity? I made the decision to stay based on having traveled half way across the US without knowing what to expect at every location, so why not wait to see what happened? When I first entered the park, the weather was simply dreary, with no definition to the sky, but soon after arriving at this vantage point, i was rewarded with this scene. Experience told me the overcast would mute the colors in the scene, so I bracketed my shots in case I needed to build an HDR print, or convert to black and white. The final print made use of both techniques. This was one of those moments in which the collective wisdom of every pro I’ve had the opportunity to work with, became critical to the success of the final print.