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Tom Dick and Harry Mtn, Mt Hood National Forest | by bretvogel
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Tom Dick and Harry Mtn, Mt Hood National Forest

I've been re-approaching a lot of my shots lately and trying to do less processing. This one was a 3 shot vertical panoramic stitch with a little blending on each of the 3. I shot it for hdr so i bracketed. Wound up using 2 exposures for each. Once all that was done I just fixed a colorcast in the foreground, added a little blur, and cropped it. The vibrant colors were a result of the polarizing filter. I actually desaturated a little.

 

This shot reminds me of the lucidity that is hard to find in the lowlands of the sea level work week. Sitting on a rock for an indefinite amount of time with the wind in my ears and the cascades in my eyes, I let my identity dissipate into the alpenglow. Once I felt like moving again, I laid down on my side in front of these paint brushes and composed this shot.

It was a sunday night so no one was there to see this ludicrous display.

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Taken on July 25, 2010