August 2016: Landscape photo project in Glacier National Park
Clouds on Lake Saint Mary in Glacier National Park.
In August 2016, we stayed in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA for a week to work on a landscape photography project. This project is part of a larger project dedicated to the landscapes of the US.
This was our first trip to Glacier Park. We arrived during a very big storm, and the skies were breathtakingly beautiful. The southern half of the park is in the United States, and the northern half is in Canada. We focused on the US side of the park, following "Going-to-the-Sun Road".
This beautiful route goes from Lake Saint Mary to Lake McDonald. Along the way, small dirt roads branch off into the park. We photographed extraordinary natural scenes. Taking pictures in Glacier National Park means getting up very early to go to the lakes in order to capture the sunrise. Most of the lakes are only accessible by very stony paths, so getting around in this park is tiring, and carrying camera equipment can be grueling work. Sometimes, we walked for more than 6 hours each way to create a single photo. But it was well worth it.
The scenery is absolutely amazing, with immense valleys dominated by lofty mountains. Today, because of global warming, few large glaciers are still visible during the summer. But the views are breathtaking. Numerous waterfalls flow into the park, but, like the lakes, they can be difficult to access.
Taking beautiful pictures in this park is challenging because the park is so vast that it takes a long time to learn where to place the camera for the best shots. We intend to return during different seasons to learn more about the scenery of this park and the beautiful lights of the northern United States.
The photos that we propose in this news are raw and come directly from the camera. They will be used to create fine art collections.
Waterfalls and woods in Glacier National Park.
Reflections on a lake in Glacier National Park.
Waterfall in Glacier National Park.