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Abiqua at Last | by bretvogel
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Abiqua at Last

I have wanted to make it to this place for a long time now. I spent the afternoon there completely alone. Amazed that no one else came by. I had a lot of fun climbing down the hill and walking through the water, but I can't believe that this place is so isolated. You'd think there would be a paved path and even a hotdog stand or two. I feel like I am a better person for having been here for a few hours and I have to thank Zeb Andrews and Gary Randall for their pictures that inspired me to seek this place out.


I'll be mangling some more images through photomatix and photoshop, but this one I am very pleased to say took about 20 seconds to process in Apple's Aperture 3. Aperture 3 is a great program but I am still a bit disappointed at how slow it gets on my machine.


I used my wide angle lens and a polarizer. Recently I've started using my shutter delay mode on my Nikon D80. I was always bummed it didn't have mirror lock up but this seems to solve the issue when precise timing isn't required.



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Taken on October 16, 2010