• It's neat how the snow transforms this area - from low hanging mist, to plunging descent of a storm.
  • I played around with this area manually, as the sheer face was too bright initially - still some work to blend it in to the new presentation, I think.

Going To The Snow (Going To The Sun With Snow Action), Glacier National Park Montana

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A few weeks back I tweeted about an amazing looking free "instant snow" action shared by Gavin Hoey on his fantastic website. It's an ace site well worth checking out for resources and advice.

Since then I've been playing about Photoshop actions, and thought I'd share one of the more pleasing results. It's very largely down to Gavin's snow action.

It's pleasing though, as it comes from an after thought holiday snap fire off as we got in the car to drive up the "Going to the sun" road on a miserable, rainy day. The colour original was woeful, yet it made a neat black and white shot a couple of years ago. This version kind of updates it to fuller potential. Shooting nowadays feels like it is as much about catching "source material" as it is about getting great results in camera.

Whilst we strive for the latter, missing out on the former leaves some great images on the figurative table. HSS!

Hope everyone is having an amazing week and surviving the heat (if in the UK).

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  1. JAT2012. 21 months ago | reply

    Yes, it's sometimes difficult to know what to believe ! This is utterly convincing. I prefer the wider shot, which I find more imposing.

  2. rquitos 21 months ago | reply

    nice snow fall effect

  3. Nanagyei 21 months ago | reply

    Great shot and nice snow effect. Looks good in B&W.

  4. bomvu 21 months ago | reply

    That's really cool. As Mr Adams said, we don't take pics, we make pics.
    Thanks for the link to Gavin Hoey, gonna have to give that site some time later on.

  5. Terry Cheng Photography 21 months ago | reply

    Beautiful snow effect. Lovely view of the mountain. Looks great in B&W!

  6. Ski Le Mono [deleted] 21 months ago | reply

    Love that

  7. Dyker_The_Horse 21 months ago | reply

    Amazing effect, almost like magic dust!

  8. terri-t 21 months ago | reply

    cool effect!

  9. Of Shadows and Light 21 months ago | reply

    Stunning, Stunning work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Raven-Lily 21 months ago | reply

    beautiful work Matt, as usual xx

  11. Nica Wolf (on and off) 21 months ago | reply

    Lovely contrast in the scene. Great slide.

  12. theilr 21 months ago | reply

    marvelous tones!

  13. Andy Watson1 21 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot! Love the clouds!

  14. Supremecourtjester 21 months ago | reply

    Wonderfully captured

  15. Rik O'Hare LRPS 21 months ago | reply

    neat manipulation, I'll have to check that site out. HSS!

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  17. SheilaMink 14 months ago | reply

    An awesome way to see the beauty!

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