Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

October 7, 2009

Aspens in Storm Light

Filed under: Colorado, Other Photographers, Photography — Tags: , , , , , — Laurent @ 11:22 am
Aspens, Storm Light

Aspens, Storm Light

When clouds roll in, magic light happens.  There’s something about that soft light that can make an image sing sweetly.  When storms roll in, the light is even sweeter.

Harley, Rick, Jennifer, Jade, and myself were sitting on a side of a hill in no less than 50mph winds trying to make images.  For some reason, that was a good time and we were laughing at the sheer miserableness of the conditions.  I could not make a 4×5 image in these conditions at all. No way.  At one point, the wind was so strong it picked up my little digital camera and bonked it in my face.

Jade and I feel very lucky to have been able to see the sights we did, and I want to give thanks to Jimmy Gekas and Brent Doerzman for making our first fall journey into Colorado a wonderfully enjoyable trip. Thanks to Rick Dunn for clueing us to this view.

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



  1. this makes my heart sing… this shot makes me so very happy… just beautifully done, Laurent! truly spectacular…

    Comment by Jade — October 7, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    • Thanks, Jade. That was a fun time to share!

      Comment by Laurent — October 9, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  2. That is sweet Laurent!

    I was just down the road from you all – didn’t realize those were your vehicles when I past by. I ended doing almost all my photography in that area along that little road, it was really nice.

    It was great to meet you by the way.


    Comment by Ron Niebrugge — October 7, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    • Now that you mention it, I think I remember your big ole truck!

      Comment by Laurent — October 9, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  3. Gorgeous image with very dramatic skies. Too bad you couldn’t get this with your 4×5 but I was in the windstorm myself so I know exactly what you mean.

    I was the guy driving the Pilot with Ohio plates in case we crossed paths.

    Comment by Martin W. Quinn — October 7, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    • Thanks, Martin. Turns out I did get this with the 4×5 but it was earlier in the morning when the sun wasn’t peeking through yet and the wind was only 25-30 mph 🙂

      Comment by Laurent — October 9, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  4. Fantastic view! The light is really good.

    Comment by Tero — October 9, 2009 @ 1:49 am

  5. Your landscape shots have such a texture to them. I want to feel the tips of the trees on my fingertips with the cool air of the mountaintops on my knuckles. Experiencing a picture with that desire creates a perspective where the viewer can be almost godly. Very nice Laurent

    Comment by Dea — October 9, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

  6. Beautiful. Some much great color and detail. I’d love to see it LARGE.

    Comment by danbaumbach — October 10, 2009 @ 10:23 am

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