Light on the Salt Flats and Lake
These are from a day that was the latter. In fact, the same day as my last post where I had several images of the Guadalupes and the lake. As I wrote in that post I was moving pretty fast chasing compositions. That is one thing in my technique that digital really changed. When I shoot 4x5, I find my composition and then wait for the light. The slow nature of shooting 4x5, makes it very difficult to move and set up a second and certainly not a third composition in changing light.
Now with my DSLR, I can be constantly moving as it takes me mere seconds to set up a shot. Sure, there are times I find "the shot" where I wait for it, but usually I am constantly moving and working all angles and directions.
So here are some examples of those directions. I knew that the Guadalupes rising a mile above the salt flats and the fleeting quality of the lake would be my major compositional elements but as I chased the light I was able to work out several other images of the lake, or dunes, or clouds.
These are some of them.