I took this image on the banks of Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacier National Park. The evening was calm, allowing for a beautiful reflection of the distant mountains in the water.
Photo tip: This is one of my favorite images from the field because it’s simply not a static shot. I am specifically referring to the dynamic framing of the shot. When I look at this photo, my eye follows a circular pattern: it starts at the tree trunk, goes up the tree until it reaches the mountains, and then comes down the right side and repeats that same pattern. Dynamic framing provides a line for the eye to follow, which creates an interesting image.
Jonathan Irish is a professional photographer and Director of Programs for National Geographic Adventures.