When we were in Glacier National Park over New Years, we spent a lot of time outside at night. I can’t say why exactly, but something about the peaceful quiet and cold lured us onto the empty roads much more so than during the day. Most nights we were in the park, we wandered up and down Going to the Sun Road for miles, doubling back along the shore of Lake McDonald. I’ve been out in the park at night many times during the summer, and always felt a tinge of worry that I might be murdered at any second by a bear or cougar. Strangely, that was not so in the winter dark. The night wrapped us like a blanket, and the snow stifled all sound.
I took these photographs on the road. My first, rather amateur attempt at light painting. Any guesses as to what we used as our paintbrush?
Give up? Our painter was a dog, and the light was an LED-strobe on his collar that changed colors over time. I had Justin run him back and forth while I lay in the snow, hand-holding my 5d for 30-second exposures and trying not to breathe. They’re not works of art, but they’re definitely interesting!