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Views Seen at the End of the Thunder Knob Trail (North Cascades National Park Complex) | by thor_mark 
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Views Seen at the End of the Thunder Knob Trail (North Cascades National Park Complex)

There's definitely something to be said for impressive views after enjoying a hike in the woods of this part of Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the North Cascades National Park Service Complex! This is a view looking to the northwest across Diablo Lake with Davis Peak off in the distance and partially hidden in the clouds. What I was trying to capture with this image was a mountain setting that I'd seen in many postcards in the visitor center and other places on this trip in Washington. The idea was to have mountains all around and a lake nestled in the valley below with blue skies with clouds above. I later used some CEP filters (Low Key, Polarization and Graduated Neutral Density) which seemed to best bring out this look even with the bright sunlight from the early afternoon.

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Taken on June 16, 2017