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Fallplosion at Mount Rainier | by Fresnatic
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Fallplosion at Mount Rainier


NOTE: Do not run to Mount Rainier right now if you expect to see this scene! This is from last fall!


This is one I pulled from the archives. As we are experiencing some fall like weather right now in the Pacific Northwest, I felt I would bring out a brilliant, colorful example of what fall on Mount Rainer looks like. You have to be on the mountain at the right time of day to experience the explosion and vibrancy of color that the Huckleberry plants produce. So morning is the best time to get this type of shot!


Nothing too terribly hard about this shot either. I am not even an 1/8 of a mile from the Paradise parking lot! Wildflowers are still in bloom on Mount Rainier, but when I was there last week, I could see a few signs of fall starting to form!


This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I cropped in Photoshop as well as did some selective dodging and burning. I moved to Lightroom to pull back the color saturation a bit as it was extremely intense!


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Taken on October 6, 2010