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Vista Sunset by GroovyGeek Vista Sunset by GroovyGeek
From Mount Hood's Vista Ridge, 45 minutes after sunset, 3 min exposure, 8-stop ND + 3-stop GND, no HDR

Climbed to Barrett Spur the other day with the hope of catching interesting light on Mount Hood. Alas, this turned to be my least favorite kind of hike - lots of sweat (3000ft ascent) for crappy views, hairy two-hour descent in total darkness on a snow-covered trail. On the upside the flowers below the treeline are absolutely gorgeous, but there is still way too much snow above the treeline.

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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
A poetic and so sweet atmosphere :faint:
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porbital Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Photographer
Your photo is featured to my journal [link]
Thanks,

Pete
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thank you
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
:love:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thank you. You mastery of "emotispeak" far exceeds mine.
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
You more than deserve it, sorry I couldn't elaborate, but some images can't be described, just loved :nod:
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is mad shot, :+fav:, Fantastic:)
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ColeJA Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting, it has a very dreamy feel.. almost dont even look like a photo, but sort of like a painting......
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   Photographer
really love the movement and light, I just find my eye flailing around looking for a sharper point of focus to latch onto... nevertheless a really nice dreamy image
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
This is a great observation! Yes, I would have preferred a more defined object to focus on, as well as sharper definition of what little is there. Unfortunately there is not much in terms of terrain that pokes above the clouds between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, which is just to the right of the frame. The clouds everywhere were very static, this is very apparent in their "chunky" appearance near the horizon even with a 3min exposure. As a result I focused on the area where the clouds did move side-to-side a bit, slapped on a 3-stop ND to get the long exposure, framed an area with a bit of fore and middle-ground, pressed the shutter and hoped for the best. After a sweaty difficult climb I was not about to walk away with not pics :)

Thank you for the insightful comment!
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