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robdickinson

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Second time Lucky
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:03:11 pm »

'Second time Lucky'
We hiked Hooker valley's 10kms return track for sunset loaded down with camera gear, the sky looking good, all hopes were high.

Hopes way too high, stunning spot, but not so stunning light

Hours later we're back at the tents camping in -8 conditions ( after a little star shooting). All excited for another attempt the next morning.

Dragging ourselves out of frost laden tents at 4:30am , glancing at the totally clear skies, we start the walk in again. A few test shots half way into the valley and theres just a touch of cloud forming, we race in further , setup on the small patch of Hooker Lake that was still clear liquid water ( the rest very frozen).

Not a breath of wind
Only the sound of ice and snow crashing down from the peaks
The sky fills with wispy cloud
and the sun strikes the atmosphere
What a light show
What a place

Second Time Lucky by robjdickinson, on Flickr
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 09:14:12 pm »

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What a light show
What a place

Indeed! And superbly executed!

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 01:00:32 am »

Superb.

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 10:53:08 am »

Some people think "luck" is the key ingredient to getting great photos.  Most of the time, assuming skills and preparation are in place, in comes down to just plain work.  Way to get after it!
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 02:25:54 pm »

Question for you, the center of the photograph, where the cloud meets the mountains.  Was that more spectacular in person?  I encountered something like this in Yosemite once, and regardless of how I sliced it, I couldn't get the dynamic range of contrast in the clouds to come out anywhere near the spectacular sight I was seeing with my eyes. 
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 03:40:00 pm »

Very nicely done.

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 05:29:39 pm »

++++++++++++++++
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 06:42:44 pm »

Question for you, the center of the photograph, where the cloud meets the mountains.  Was that more spectacular in person?  I encountered something like this in Yosemite once, and regardless of how I sliced it, I couldn't get the dynamic range of contrast in the clouds to come out anywhere near the spectacular sight I was seeing with my eyes. 

Its hard to judge as with photography we are conveying the whole scene, lights to darks, and here a much wider angle of view, in one image.

I'll just say the morning was incredible, and I have gone only part way to capturing the essence of that here.
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 07:37:34 pm »

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 05:03:01 am »

Top notch photo.

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2014, 10:32:55 am »

You ARE on a roll, aren't you? Great work.
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 01:34:20 pm »

Amen to all the other comments.
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2014, 05:43:57 pm »

Right place.
Right time.
And knowing what do when you're there.

= Spectacular work!

I get so ticked when people poo poo photography as being "easy". They don't know the half of it.
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2014, 09:11:40 pm »

Thanks Terry!
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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 08:11:52 am »

Nicely done Rob!

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Re: Second time Lucky
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 09:49:07 am »

Great photo. Proof that hard work and dedication pays off.
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