Globeflowers (trollius) in a high meadow of the Monte Civetta massif. This was some of the fastest moving weather I've ever seen. The clouds would completely envelop the area, reducing visibility to no more than a few meters in any direction, and then a big hole would blow through to offer a view like this one just minutes later. At first I was running around like a fool trying to chase the holes until I finally saw the pattern and just settled down to wait for an opening where I hoped one would form. Almost miraculously, just as this last good opening blew through, a dead calm fell over the meadow, and I was able to get in all of my focus points at ISO 100 (down from ISO 3200 just a few minutes before that).

This is a stitch of four horizontal frames (for field of view), shot with five focus points (for depth of field).

P.S.: I'd like to add a special shout-out to Ted Gore, Nagesh Mahadev, David Richter, and David Thompson for their critiques and encouragement during the development of this photo. Anyone who is not familiar with their work: check 'em out!

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