Story Behind the Shot – “Life”

“Life” – Southern Greenland, 2017

A perfectly shaped triangle mountain rises above a glacial river in southern Greenland.

In August I spent 2.5 weeks backpacking through southern Greenland with an amazing group of guys. Max Rive, Lucas Cometto, Brian Love, David Koster and Steve Michel made the trip more memorable than I ever hoped for. It took use 5 days from departing the USA to arrive at our meet up point in Nanortalik, Greenland. We had several travel hiccups along the way, but every minute was worth it. The views in Greenland are some of the most incredible in the world, and the best part is being entirely alone in the wilderness, without a road, town, boat or other people around for miles. I just finished my Greenland gallery, and this is the first image I have shared here in almost 3 months. It has been a lot of work building the gallery versus sharing one image at a time, but now that it is done I feel great about it. Check out the Complete Greenland Gallery to see the collection. This image was taken at the side of a roaring glacial river with a nice bunch of broad-leaf fireweed and Greenlandic Bluebell flowers in the foreground. As I sat here watching sunset fade into dusk, an amazing cloud began to wrap around the mountain face. I quickly snapped out of my tired daze and began shooting before it disappeared. Special thanks to Max Rive for all his hard work and dedication, which helped make this Greenland trip possible! 
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm
ISO: 100
Focal: 16mm
Aperture: f/8 for foreground, f/11 for background
Shutter: 1/4sec for foreground, 15sec for background
Tech: 5 shots focus stacked for sharpness and one shot for background 
Lee Filters CPL
Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Tripod and BH-55 PCLR 
F-stop gear Tilopa

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