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Posted March 28th, 2017

Winter Hues

It has been a generally cold winter in the southern Yukon, though broken up by a few very mild spells. When a stretch of frigid weather began to moderate in early January, I was anxious to get out on my snowshoes and shoot some photos. Conditions didn't look particularly auspicious for good photography but I wanted to do some testing with my Sigma 150-500mm lens, particularly at the long end of the zoom range, so I set out with that big lens mounted on the K-1. I was pleasantly surprised when the oblique rays of the mid-winter sun snuck under the low cloud to bathe this mountainside with their orangy glow, and the shaded foreground fulfilled the complement of warm and cool hues. Loving how the long lens brought the scene up close, I shot a couple of different compositions without moving it off the 500mm setting. I ended up stitching two images in Lightroom to produce this panorama.
Pentax K-1, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 500mm, f/7.1, ISO 800