Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

September 26, 2009

In Quest of Aspen

Filed under: Arizona, Photography — Tags: , , , — Laurent @ 10:42 am


Aspen Sun Burst

Aspen Sun Burst


I’m off for a week to Colorado, and then the white mountains of Arizona for a few days after that to see if I have any luck finding aspen leaves turning golden yellow as in this image of populus tremuloides that I made in Lockett Meadow near Flagstaff, AZ.  I love trees, I love fall.  I’m tired of being hot, and I’m ready to shiver through the winter.

Making an image like this requires a bit of luck when using a view camera.  You have to predict where the sun is going to be when you fire the shutter.  Unlike most cameras, you can fairly see what’s happening when you pull the trigger.  I used a wide angle lens and a small aperture and simply guessed (well, I knew the sun would be behind the trees!) at when the right time for a  good sunburst would be.  This time, I guessed right!

You are reading a blog posting from the photographer Laurent Baig. Feel the wilderness experience.



  1. Classic work.

    Comment by Tero — September 27, 2009 @ 11:25 am

  2. Are you selling a print of this image? How much?

    Comment by Dea — October 9, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    • Hi Dea, I can print this one for you. I’ll get in touch with you. Thanks!

      Comment by Laurent — October 10, 2009 @ 9:29 am

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