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Mt Shuksan V2

As the sun settled down behind the dusky clouds and the swarming sea, the sky took on a pale blue, slowly settling to a deep pink towards the horizon, as though blushing with emotions at the end of a (successful) day.

 

The towering snow-capped peak in front of me had long kissed its goodbyes to the setting sun, and chose to make peace with the oncoming darkness: its somber hues more a reflection of its muted silence than a kindled spirit.

 

And the beautiful Picture Lake settled down, its pensive mood indicated by its turbulent surface now replaced by a picture-perfect reflection that earns its name.

 

It was this exact moment of earthly contemplation that I descended upon the boardwalk jutting out lake, hoping to capture the depressed hues and the deep shades that characterized the time of the day, with the pink cast of Belt of Venus completing the scene. And that is what I did. This was the result of one of the attempts.

 

Combined from bracketed exposures to even out the dynamic range. Shot at F14, ISO 100 at multiple shutter speeds with a wide angle lens

 

Baker-Shuksan National Forest

WA USA

 

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Taken on September 4, 2011