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Sparks Lake Sunset 2012

Taken a few nights ago at Sparks Lake, Oregon. Just myself and another photographer from Portland up there fighting off mosquitoes. I find I'm not that reliant on ND filters in scenes like this with mountains jutting out into the sky simply because they don't seem very useful unless you have a straight horizon, such as at the seashore. Too much work in post-processing undoing the darkening effects of things you never intended to darken. So instead, I use multiple exposures on a scene like this one and blend in post. The end result is always to get the image as I saw it, not as my camera saw it. Worth looking at on black background. Press "L" on keyboard or click the image.

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Taken on July 5, 2012