While photographing along the shores of Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park we came across this old stump. Someone else had balanced the small rock on top. Here was the strong foreground element that I needed for a strong composition but making this image work still required luck.
For the photo that I wanted, I still needed a little bit of sunlight to break through the clouds in just the right places. Fortunately the beam of my dreams eventually appeared and for a few seconds direct sun lit up the far lakeshore!
In a black and white photo the human eye is inherently drawn to the point of highest contrast. If I did my darkroom work well using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom then your eye should be drawn over to the far end of this beautiful lake.
That far shore, by the way, is often closed to park visitors. Eagles nest over there. They are very smart birds.
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