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New Moon Over Carbon Hill | by kdee64
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New Moon Over Carbon Hill

This is a very late evening view of the Wheaton River in the Coast Mountains. Carbon Hill in the heart of the historic Wheaton valley mining district is seen in the background. We've only enjoyed a few sunny days during the entire spring and summer thus far, so it was rare to get such a clear evening. The whitewater canoe and kayak enthusiasts run these boulder-strewn rapids, a thrill I'm sure, but not my cup of tea. Flipping your kayak here and being underwater feels like sticking your head upside down in a toilet bowl and flushing it! The boulders could be a little hard on the head too, but they usually wear helmets now.

 

Technical: Two long exposures hand-blended in CS5, one for the sky and one for the foreground. I used an 8-stop (ND64) neutral density filter to obtain the long exposures and achieve a silky effect for the rapids.

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Taken on July 7, 2011