Looking down instead of looking across a scene, you find different things.
Wind blowing around a rock created a clear area around the base with the snow drift away from the rock about 30cm. The wind pushed the dry grass blades into a swirl pattern that is unusual.
Lichen on a rock is far more common everywhere. It’s just a matter of finding a composition that appeals to you. I found an area where the snow was lodged between the layers of the rock. Then you have to get an exposure that isn’t blown out on the lighter side of the boulder and light enough on the shadow side.
The photos in this post were taken as part of the Persistent Vision weekend Field Shoot put on by my friends Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou from oopoomoo.com at Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park with guest instructor David DuChemin.
In the best light…