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Summer Evening on Hidden Lake

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It stopped raining and the clouds parted late the other evening, allowing me to get out for a shoot of Grey Mountain, a local Whitehorse landmark. They call the Yukon the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' but you wouldn't know it this year. It's been an awful start to the summer with heavy rains washing out the Alaska Highway in three places. They had to airlift food into Whitehorse because transport trucks couldn't get through for several days. Things are back to normal now, but its raining again.

 

Technical info: Single raw exposure. I usually do exposure blends or use graduated ND filters to capture the dynamic range in shots like this, but I'm finding it's often not necessary when using the D7000. With 14 stops of dynamic range, it can capture most of the light range in a scene. When using my other cameras, one would have to choose between a blown-out sky or a black foreground.

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Taken on June 4, 2012