Saturday, June 16, 2012

Photo of the day: Training in a May blizzard

How quickly the weather turns in the Pacific Northwest. Just a few frames ago we were conducting rope rescue training at Mount Rainier National Park under cloudy but dry skies, and now a few minutes later we're lifting the gurney and its two passengers over the edge of the cliff in the middle of an early May snowstorm. To get this shot, I positioned myself across the canyon with a 135mm zoom lens, a spectacular vantage point for capturing the action on the opposite cliff, and a strategy that also had the effect of foreshortening and thus magnifying the density of the snowfall in the intervening space. In my opinion, it just adds additional drama to the scene!

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