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Taking the Warm Road
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

It's a beautiful day on the way to the mountain pass, and sheep and shepherds alike bask in the ease of the travel. The families that move early get the benefit of warmer weather, but there can be a cost: Their animals will start eating the winter camp's grasses earlier, leaving less for season's end. The return trip in spring—when the animals are thin and the snow is thick—is always much more difficult.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 28-70mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Momentary parting of the clouds
Time of Day: Dawn
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: I used a two-stop graduated neutral density filter to even out the lighting between the foreground and the background.



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