A Well Grounded Mountain

Another shot taken last night at Trillium Lake.


This shot was processed using a single exposure as suggested by Douglas.


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  • Gary Randall PRO 5y

    I agree with you, but that could be indicative of my haste in processing the shot. I could have spent more time there and perhaps been able to remedy that.

    This kind of input drives one to perfect or certainly to go further to process the shot to be its best.

    I will be going back to the first shot that you mentioned because of the better comp and processing it to consider the input that I'm getting to these shots.

    Thanks!! : )
  • Robert 5y

    Nice work Gary. Keep at it.
  • Douglas Remington 5y

    Ya Gary this is much better than the previous one, less cgi like for sure, well done, Mate!

  • beautythief PRO 5y

    Another beautiful photo! Are these lupine flowers?
  • Bionic Rhonda, back slowly PRO 5y

    Stunning vision that is a pure work of art..
  • Patricia Thomas PRO 5y

    The colors are impressive! What a beautiful area you live in (or travel to!).
  • Gregory Pepion 5y

    This is a pretty sweet view. I love those wildflowers. Killer colors too. Doug's always got great advice. I love the guy. : )

    very beautiful.(^_^)
  • Darrell Wyatt 5y

    I am learning a lot from this little interchange. Beautifully shot!
  • Jack Andreasen PRO 5y

    The wind blows. It is something that we have no control over.

    I hadn't noticed the soft foreground in the first shot as anything I would be concerned about as a viewer, but I am more critical of my own work than the work of others. I guess I assumed that a soft foreground was intentional to accentuate the sky and mountain.

    Technically, Aaron is right, but the question in my mind is whether the viewer is drawn to the overall composition rather than the technicalities of the shot. I fight the wind or rain here nearly all of the time so I guess I am used to trying to sharpen the foreground without making ghosts or having to clone them out pixel by pixel. At times, I intentionally shoot the foreground close enough to make it look soft.

    I think there are definitely rules (old rules) that still apply to a technically correct photo, but I also believe that photography and art have been combined as one in many cases. When we begin to look at artwork from some of the great artists, in some cases, would we even sure which way to turn the painting if we weren't experts?

    I posted a shot in June that I was not happy with and intended to go back and reshoot when conditions were right. It was a night shot that was severely underexposed. Just for fun, I worked it over and posted it anyway. It quickly hit Explore and stayed on there for about 4 weeks, topping out at #83. I was actually disappointed that I hadn't gotten a chance to shoot it again and replace it. I am not putting up this link to get attention, I am only showing the link to show that a non technically correct photo can catch a lot of peoples attention for one reason or another. Here is the link:

    Aqua Bay ~ Explored by Jack Andreasen

    I had never shot anything more than a $10-$20 point and shoot film camera up until September 2009 when I got serious about shooting with my 10 year old Nikon E990 that had only come out of it's case from time to time for special occasion shots. Before September, I had never had it out of automatic mode. On November 26, I got my first DSLR which according to Ken Rockwell is he worst Nikon DSLR ever made.
    However, it is ranked at #6 of 124 Nikons posting on flickr.

    Anyway, I don't claim to know any more about photography than what I have learned by viewing other people's work and by my own experimentation, but I will say that Gary Randall and others, some being newer at photography than me have inspired me to put the technical aspects together with art and come up with some interesting shots.

    It is interesting to see other people's style of shooting. In many cases, it is like a fingerprint. They are all different and unique. This world is not perfect, but at times I see what appears to be a perfect shot. Some are too perfect. Like I said to begin with, "The wind blows."

    Oh Gary BTW..............This shot may not be technically correct, but it sure is pretty!

    @ Aaron ~ Your work is awesome. I have been inspired by your photos. Thanks for sharing these with the rest of us!
  • Gary Randall PRO 5y

    I believe that the flowers are purple penstemon
  • Gary Randall PRO 5y

    I agree with you completely. I have to say that your work has really taken off this year man. Keep up the great work buddy!!
  • Jack Andreasen PRO 5y

    Thanks Gary! I appreciate the advice you have given me and the opportunity to see your work. Your comments have been a great inspiration to me. I do the same for other beginners. I praise them on the good parts of their shots. If they are really into it, they get better as time goes on.
  • Caleb Garvin 5y

    terrible, terrible, terrible.....
    that I wasn't standing next to you for this awesome sunset.
  • Tina Sherwood Imaging PRO 5y

    You to join this group !!!!!
    Great Shot !!!

    Just beautiful,Gary!
  • Adam Randell 5y

    Beautiful comp here Gary!! The little bit of movement in the plants gives a nice feel mate.
    I can feel that cool breeze blowing from here.
    Man you have the best places in the world to shoot right at your doorstep.
    Keep em comin mate!!
  • Manny A 5y

    sweet colorful landscape shot
  • Khalifa ALmelhim 5y

    amazing capture
  • Hillary Younger PRO 5y

    I prefer this one, Gary...it has a more natural feel, and all the stuff that Aaron said....and i really like this comp, with the added emphasis on the f/g bank and addition of that rock....:~)
  • David Hogan PRO 5y

    This is really gorgeous, well done!!
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Taken on July 9, 2010
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