Mountain weather is always dramatic. Pushing clouds
and air up or down to different altitudes with the effects that
this has on winds and precipitation. Shafts of sun often break through
at unexpected angles dramatizing the whole scene.
The shaft of light in the lower part of this picture
highlights the aptly named "Sunshine Glacier". The arrangement of
mountains and valleys and direction of the prevailing winds meant
that often the cloud cover was lifted above this glacier so that
a shaft of sunlight could illuminate it when everything else is
in cloud or shadow. Even when the glacier is in shadow, it is brighter
shadow than its surroundings.
Paul Ward - Pentax equipment,
35mm film, K64.
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