Winter Semester Photo Excursion – BYU-Idaho Comm 300 Digital Imaging Classes
We had a fabulous time on our Bannack Ghost Town photo excursion last Thursday, Valentines Day! The day started out sunny and gorgeous, but it cooled off as a cold front moved in for the afternoon. During the last hour of the day, when everyone headed in to warm up and get some food, AJ took the opportunity to capture some HDR images on Main Street and try out some wide angle zoom lenses. I used the Nikon 16-35 on my Nikon D600, while AJ used the Tokina 11-16 on his Canon T4i.
The sky started getting that ominous stormy look and these images were the result of that experience. I usually don’t get to shoot while on a student photo excursion, so it was a rare treat to photograph a place I love so much. I have a lot of fun memories of Bannack Ghost Town and now I can add these to the mix. This was the most snow I have ever seen there, so the images are unique.
For the first time in history they allowed us to drive our big bus through town on the Main Street of Bannack Ghost Town. The back access road was icy and we almost slid off into a ravine on the way in, so this was our best option to get out safely. Cruising the big BYU-I bus by the old Hotel Meade was a once-in-lifetime experience and it was fun to shoot this memory! The lighting and winter sky was just right for a nice finish to the beautiful day at Bannack. Fun times!