Dark and Stormy

This is one stunning picture by Peter Essick, You can see the storm clouds over Banner Peak (12,942 ft/3,945 m) on the right and Mount Ritter (13,149 ft/4,008 m) on the left. Both are situated in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada of California, USA. In the foreground is Garnett Lake. As Essick recalls in his book, THE ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS:

“It was raining lightly when I took this photo with a 2-stop neutral density filter on the sky. I had to keep drying the filter as the light changed quickly when the sun moved in and out of the clouds. When I made the print, I felt it was important to give the feeling of backlight in the clouds without losing the billowy texture.”

Dark and Stormy