Minarets Sunrise

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Minarets – Ediza Lake – Ansel Adams Wilderness

 

This is a scene I captured in 2009. Back then I processed a three-shot HDR version, which after recently reviewing, I decided that I was not happy with the final image. Back then, I had very minimal Photoshop skills, and I thought HDR would be the best way to process the shot.

 

As I have now developed a workflow using Adobe Raw, I decided to re-process this single image. Final tweaks were still performed in Photoshop.

 

A 6.5 mile hike is required to access this Sierra Wilderness gem. The destination makes the hard work worth it, as you arrive at Ediza Lake, idyllically nestled below Mt. Ritter, Mt. Banner and The Minarets.

 

Nikon D700

18-35mm f3.5 at 30mm

1/6 Second

f/22

ISO 200

Manfrotto Tripod

Giottos Ballhead

Single Image-No Filters

 

 

  • ALdowayan 3y

    Excellent shot
  • Costelino 3y

    Wonderful image and lovely colours!
  • Hemant Rana 3y

    Stunning reflection...awesome colors and lighting!
  • PHOTOROTA 3y

    This is such a beautiful shot.
  • © Jarmila ♥ 3y

    Really beautiful shot awesome and different. Have a lucky weekend dear friend, thanks for the visit..hugs :-)
  • Cifra Web Master Cristina - Francesco 3y

    Great shot!
    Fantastic composition! :)
  • barry 3y

    Great shot, you captured the light wonderful...
  • Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ 3y

    Thanks David

    "You should do more landsacpe, Paul. This quality composition and exposure rivals the best out there. "
    I do - but I slow down uploading due to ongoing piracy in Flickr.
    I've deleted over 2200 HQ images last December.
    My images have been found in eBay, on Asian and Russian sites - illegal sold there
    though I've resized to 1024x maximum.
    Now I let only the 1st image for one or 2 days on 1024x - then again resize it to 640x and replace it.

    Beware!
    You upload size [2048x... ] - it's suitable for commercial piracy!!!
    Doesn't matter you have locked your privacy-download "only you".
    The original size is available despite of this - even via public (illegal ?) special software anybody can bypass this.

    Recently many picture sharing sites have been taken activities for more safety and security of their clientele because they are afraid of ACTA and SOPA - the more this happens - the more thieves are in Flickr now, downloading whatever they could grab !!!!!

    This ignorant Flickr team provides some silly gimmicks instead of focusing the piracy problem here..

    Belief be - each time I upload an image, I feel really unhappy and sad..

    --
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Moin 3y

    awesome reflections
  • Roger_T 3y

    amazing colours, light and mirroring. so beautiful
  • Mark Peters 3y

    Nicely done--spent 5 days last summer traversing under the base of the Minarets from Devil's Postpile to Tuolumne Meadows. Fantastic image of a otherworldly location.
  • lien 3y

    Wonderful!
  • Chris Frick 3y

    Killer shot, David!
    Amazing stuff that makes me motivated to go and shoot high up in the mountains.
  • Amanda Nicole Betley 3y

    I feel like I am standing on a rock in that water. The clarity is fantastic! Colors and reflection on the water are completely adored. Great work! ッ
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  • Edward Dalmulder 3y

    Such vivid colors. And a great reflection. Well done!
  • ebabbey 3y

    You truly have some of the best images on flickr! This is gorgeous!
  • adric1010 3y

    a masterpiece!!
  • Kam 2y

    Such a beautiful photo!
  • The Open Wall (Computer Issues - Offline) 2y


    I saw this in the 300+ Faves group and Faved it.
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