by Jesse Summers

I wish I was a good storyteller. It seems like a big part of landscape photography these days is having a good story to go with the image. I normally just post images, but I’ll attempt to regale my audience with a brief tale of my exploits the night I took this. Ready for an epic story? Here we go: This was a pretty easy shot to take. I just had to hike to hooker glacier lake, stay warm, and keep my tripod still in 70km winds. I was adequately prepared with alpine gear and a solid tripod, so that really wasn’t an issue. The hike was a lot easier than anticipated. I took the photo without incident, an easy blend of at least 47 different images with different focal lengths, focus points, and degrees of inebriation. Just kidding. I won’t brag about my technical prowess. This is just a vertical stitch of three horizontal shots. I saw a possum on the way back, what a cheeky little bugger. It startled me a little bit because it was aggressive. I made it back to camp and the winds increased to 110kph. My tent blew away with me in it. It was kind of fun but also annoying because it ripped in a couple places. I had to replace it with a better tent. I now have a sweet MSR wind-proof four season tent. It’s pretty awesome. I still use my old tent from time to time, I fixed the ripped spots with duct tape. I always carry some duct tape when I backpack, despite the weight. It’s indispensible.

The end.

Captivating, right?


Didn’t think so. At least it’s a cool photo.