Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Mt Rainier, Washington, USA
Date: Sep 14, 2008
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2008
One of my favorite places is Mt Rainier National Park … about 100 miles south of Seattle. Beginning more than 30 years ago we would bring the kids here to hike. We came once for a spectacular view of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Over the years we would come here for brief getaways. It’s a great destination for a motorcycle trip. And in September, after the Labor Day Holiday, when it’s crisp, clear, gloriously sunny, with temperatures in the 60’s (F) … well there’s no better time or place for a weekend hiking trip.
Last weekend we revisited the park and did a circumnavigation of “the mountain.” This photo was taken from the shore of Reflection Lake.
To get to where I was standing, you follow a short boggy trail and stand in the middle of a mosquito storm. Set up the tripod (swat mosquitoes), adjust camera settings (swat mosquitoes), and take multiple bracketed shots (swatting mosquitoes).
As I was finishing, a couple came up, he carrying a Canon 1Ds-Mark III. He hands me his camera and says, “Will you take our picture with the mountain in the background.” Sure. Looking at my Nikon D3, he says, “Do you know how to use a Canon?” Sure, how hard can it be? They head off down the trail and a few minutes later stand on the little peninsula you can see in the photo. I snap about 5 shots. They head back and a few minutes later I hand him back his camera. That's trust.
Fun weekend activity! Hope you enjoy the photo as much as we enjoyed the weekend.
• Convert from RAW for Highlights (CS3 Camera Raw)
• Convert from RAW for Shadows (CS3 Camera Raw)
• Stack Layers and Selectively Mask
• Remove Sensor Dust (Clone Tool Layer)
• Dodge & Burn (50% Gray Overlay Layer)
• Brighten Clouds (Masked Selective Color Layer)
• Emphasize Foliage (Masked Selective Color Layer)
• Resize (Bicubic Sharper)
• Sharpen (Masked USM Layer)
• Save for Web
• Date: 2008-09-14 13:12
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 24mm
• ISO: 100
• Aperture: f/22
• Shutter: 1/6
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