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pcgpcg

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Alpine Splendor
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:38:27 PM »

This is Mixup Peak, as viewed from lower Sahale Arm in the North Cascades. It was taken looking into the harsh afternoon sun, handheld with one hand blocking the sun, but I couldn't ignore the setting. The barometer was dropping and I had another location to get to so had to take what I could get and get down. Started snowing the next day (last Friday) and hasn't stopped since so I imagine this huckleberry has a couple feet of new snow on it now, which is bad news for the two bears I saw that were scarfing down as many berries as they could before their food source became covered for good.
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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 07:59:25 PM »

Very nice photo with a good story behind it!
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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:47:15 PM »

I like it. Thought about heading over there 2 weeks ago but didn't do it. Wished I had.
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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »

I like it. Thought about heading over there 2 weeks ago but didn't do it. Wished I had.
Yeah I was hoping for a weather window to go back, but the weather isn't letting up so I think it's winter conditions form now on. The larch should be peaking at Heather -
 Maple Pass in another week. That's fairly accessible in the snow, before it gets really deep.
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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 03:51:14 AM »

Nice scenery.

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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 11:34:00 AM »

Splendid stuff, Paul

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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 11:52:48 AM »

Lovely scene and a good shot, especially considering the harsh light. Would love to see this during the golden hour!
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Re: Alpine Splendor
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 12:01:46 PM »

Nice composition.  Midday sun is not flattering however reducing highlights and opening shadows would soften the image. Of course this is a matter of taste.  Personally a harsh look is not to my taste because it gives images an 'agressive' look.  For that reason I always reduce highlights and open shadows via contrast controls.  I also like to warm up the color balance of midday images.

I actually published a two-parts essay on this site about this topic.  This essay is titled Grand Canyon Daytime and it is available at this link: https://luminous-landscape.com/how-this-photograph-was-made-grand-canyon-daytime/
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