Photographer's Note

Early morning, and it's cold. I struggle out of my warm sleeping bag, grab my camera, and go up to the roof of the guesthouse. It's not really daylight yet, and the mountains around me are still in shadow. I wait.
A few minutes later, and the first rays of the sun creep over the horizon, bathing the mountain tops in golden light. It's a wonderful moment, and no matter how many times I see such sights, it never fails to take my breath away. Or maybe it was just the altitude...
This photograph shows just such a moment; the hills in the foreground are still in shadow, while the mountain behind is lit by the sun. That's not snow on it's summit, just the sunlight on it's rocky crest.

This is another shot that would have been much harder to achieve with digital, lacking as it does the wide dynamic range of film. Extensive filtration would have been necessary, or messing around in photoshop combining two separate exposures, a process that seems to me to be too far removed from photography. With film I can just take the photograph, knowing that the image has been safely captured, with no horrible burnt-out highlights. Digital still has a long way to evolve before it can match what film is capable of, especially in terms of capturing a wide range of brightness levels in an image.
Sermon over.

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