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The Matterhorn at Sunrise | by AirHaake
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The Matterhorn at Sunrise

This image features a very similar view to my previous image of the Matterhorn at Sunrise but required a lot more effort to make it work. That morning with @simonroppel-photography , after scrambling down a rocky ridge from the Monte Rosa Hutte before first light, we all were scrambling to find compositions before the sun started to hit the top of the mountain. This was one of the first comps that I tried before deciding to position myself over the river and use the flowing water as foreground (seen in the other image).


Of course, since purple is probably my favorite color I had to try and make this image work. Thanks to @RyanDyar ’s and @SeanBagshaw ’s tutorials, I think I just might have! It certainly isn’t perfect and I have a lot more work to do in refining my processing techniques and workflow, but considering I wasn’t expecting much from this image I’m pretty happy with it.


Let me know what you think!


Pentax K1 - 15-30 f/2.8 - 3 shots focus stacked @ 15mm f/8

Foreground @ ISO 800 1/80th for a faster shutter speed to freeze the flowers in the wind

Mid and background @ISO 100 1/10th

Manfrotto 055MF4 Tripod, RRS BH-30 Ball Head

Edited in Lightroom + Photoshop w/ TKActions V6



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Uploaded on January 6, 2019