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Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« on: September 30, 2017, 10:23:55 PM »

This is looking south over the Owyhee Canyon area in SE Oregon, from Three Fingers Rock. If you are teased by not knowing what lies to the right in the background of this pic well so was I. I had to climb up onto a high pinnacle (the most easterly of the three fingers) to get this view and there was another pinnacle of rock that blocked my view to the right, and a cliff directly in front of me, so I could not get any more background view to the right. I waited out a cold rainstorm in the hopes that a light show would eventually appear, as there were clear skies to the west (right), and I was not disappointed. Next time Iím at this location Iíll attempt to climb the west-most finger to the right so my view to the right is not blocked.

What makes this photo somewhat spectacular is that it is a documentation of a spectacular event Ė a nice sunset. I took lots of shots, of course, and struggled to find a simple clean composition, given the complex texture in both the sky and the land. Like viewing a painting, I like to back away and squint and look for a pleasing design. This fails that test, but it still works for me, thanks to the spectacular light that presented itself.

Enjoy. It was a magical evening complete with coyotes howling!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 11:22:52 PM »

Beautiful! Worth the wait.
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 10:53:14 AM »

Great image!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 04:10:43 AM »

Blue and yellow, golden light, works a treat.

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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 06:09:07 AM »

Lovely, Paul. Lots of depth.

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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 06:48:46 AM »

Fantastic, I like the vast expanse of landÖ it seems infinite!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 09:04:12 AM »

Wonderful. Sunset in the mountains -- do you stay the night, or use lights to hike back out?

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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 09:41:40 AM »

The sky makes it!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 09:55:56 AM »

Seems to be a magic place! Great!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 10:01:45 AM »

Superbly done.

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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 01:08:05 PM »

Very nice and worth the wait!
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 02:52:41 PM »

  I agree worth the wait for a very well captured and processed image you shared here! Screams to be viewed large!!

 
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 10:52:35 AM »

Wonderful. Sunset in the mountains -- do you stay the night, or use lights to hike back out?
I often stay the night at a location, but in this case my truck was parked less than two miles away so I hiked out with headlamp. Hard to resist a heated camper with comfy bed. 😀

Thanks everyone for the positive comments.
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Re: Evening falls over Owyhee hills
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 06:19:27 PM »

really great color and perspective
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