Dreams ~ Mount Jefferson, Oregon
Mount Jefferson is my favorite muse. This is a shot I took back in August 2011 - The first night of an amazing backpacking trip. Spending the night under the face of my favorite mountain, with a backdrop of heavenly stars, was amazing. I find myself longing for these experiences more and more... Maybe I'll just go live in the woods. Lol.
I went out shooting three times this weekend and came away with some keepers, and some definite good experiences!
I processed this shot using Adobe Lightroom 4 beta then CS5. Random tip in Photoshop: When you have a shot with a high amount of noise, sharpening may just accentuate the grain and do a pretty crappy job. Instead, try duplicating the layer, and applying a high pass filter (Filter>other>high pass). Set it to somewhere between 5 and 10 radius. Click apply, then go into the layer palette, and select soft light blending mode. Play around with the opacity and find what you like. Note that this sharpening method will not always give the result you want. Just sometimes :)
Jamey Pyles Photography