This assignment focused on landscapes. I knew this would be difficult for me because I have virtually no experience doing landscape photography. I’m pretty pleased with the results of my efforts with these shots. Ultimately I selected the image of Scout Mountain looking south from the slopes of Chinese Peak in Pocatello.
The biggest struggle for me was my desire to work on a really big scale. I wanted to capture the grandeur of the landscape that surround Pocatello, this was tough with my crop sensor Canon 60D with a 24-105 STM lens. Getting the amount of detail I wanted in the shots was a struggle.
Nature also kicked my butt when making these shots. The shots of Scout Mountain, Mink Creek, and Bug Butte were taken right after sunrise near the top of Chinese Peak in Pocatello. The images turned out beautiful, but they don’t convey the howling wind that beat my fingers to a pulp while capturing them.
All in all I think I learned quite a bit from this assignment. It took a few tries to achieve a finished product that I’m proud of. I plan on making more panoramic photos in the future.