There are many hurdles to be faced when seeking to photograph in a snow covered mountain area. Apart from the safety preparations and challenging weather conditions, there are psychological hurdles to overcome. Trevor Anderson has the story
There is a certain mystery to be experienced in witnessing and photographing a fresh snowfall. Part of this allure could be credited to the wonder of the snowflake. Being created within distant clouds and formed under intense pressure of the wind, a snowflake contains billions upon billions of molecules and undergoes complex changes before it hits the earth in its hexagonal form. Snowflakes are complex, sensationally and beautifully symmetrical. Viewing one under a microscope hints at the genius of nature at work and gives a glimpse into our own fundamental nature.
With these thoughts in mind, I sought to experience the snowflakes in all of their glory at Artist Point near Mount Baker in Washington State in April, 2012. On that day, dramatic nimbus clouds pummeled the eastern horizon. Particular images that I wanted to create near Mt. Baker came to mind immediately, so I collected my gear hastily and headed towards the mountains to witness the stormy interplay.
Often there are hurdles to be faced when seeking to photograph in an inclement area. Apart from the safety preparations in carrying extra amounts of essentials with you, there are psychological hurdles to overcome. Most often within this environment, conditions for photography and hiking will…