Top 10 Photos of 2014 #5 - Finally Made It / by Oliver Asis

Swift current Lake, Glacier National Park

This was the year, I finally made it to Glacier National Park.  This park has been on my list for ages.  After Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park, Glacier is next.  This is one of the park where you only have a handful of years before it loses it’s namesake.  The glaciers here are melting at an extraordinary rate and it is predicted they will all be gone in our lifetime.  With that in mind, I wanted to visit and at least see some of the glaciers before they melt.

Even though I only got to spend only a day or two in this park.  I will be for sure returning in the near future.

This photograph is actually the first photo I took with my Lee Filters.  In 2014, I made the push to invest in the gear that I always wanted.  But I made smart investments.  I saved and I researched.  I look over how I would use the equipment and quality of use.  And the Lee filters are one of those things that I knew would allow me to take my photographs future.  This particular photograph was taken with the Lee Big Stopper.  The Big Stopper is a 10 stop filter and it works wonders.  This was photograph was taken in the middle of the day.  But with 10 stops of light being stopped it allowed for me to make a long exposure to make the clouds dance.

This is No. 5 because this is the point where I knew I had more room to grow and push myself as a photographer further.