winter swimming

Snow and Water Photography by Dylan Silver

It's wonderful to see The Basin covered in a blanket of white. The lake is nearing its natural rim, so we can look forward to healthy amount of water this summer. Snow on the shorelines adds extra challenges when shooting water photos, though. The added brightness of the fresh snow makes it tricky to balance exposures when shooting over-under photos. For best results, I've been shooting a lot on storm days when the light is a little flatter.

Access has been tricky, too. It's definitely the first time I've ever had to go snowboard to go swimming. Mikaela and I rode our splitboards down the Skunk Harbor trail and I jumped in for a few images. Hiking out with a wet wetsuit in my backpack wasn't exactly a joy, but having the water all to myself was well worth it.