Mount Richthofen Storm
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Hawk Buckman – Images of Nature
Limited Edition (Black & White Film Landscape)
The morning was crushingly cold as I traveled towards Mount Richthofen on HWY 14, west of Fort Collins, Colorado, heading toward Cameron Peak in Jackson County in October of 2017. Traveling through the Cache la Poudre Canyon at 4:00 am is a otherworldly experience but, I needed to get to my destination if I was going to beat a developing winter storm front that was developing on the western slope near Walden, Colorado. I knew that the storm would form early in the morning, and I knew that it would create a dramatic sky that I was bent on capturing on film.
I arrived at Cameron Pass where the temperature on the dashboard of my truck read -15 degrees. I made three images of the Nokhu Crags as seen from the roadway, and then traveled another 5 miles to a pull-out on the side of the road, right in the middle of a avalanche area. Witnessing the storm clouds beginning to whip the snow on the peak of Mount Richthofen and Static Peak, I decided to climb up the hill to reach a higher vantage point to make this image. That was a bad idea because no sooner had I reached the spot I thought was stable, my feet came out from under me in a small avalanche, very small, and sent me back to the spot near my truck upside down and gasping for breath. I trashed a prime lens in the process of making this image which was one of only three.
This image was created with a Nikon F5 35mm film camera on Kodak T-max 100 film f/16. The image is tack sharp and is stunning to behold. The detail is simply amazing as I had the image drum scanned for reproduction for large prints. This image is in limited run of 50 custom prints.
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