Break in the Dark

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    Another shot from Ape Cave. This is the first opening when taking the upper cave route. If you get here you're past the hard part.

    The dynamic range was extremely high here. To process this image I used enfuse to blend 8 exposures and then manually blended some of them on top in Photoshop to deal with blown highlights.

    Don Briggs, Past Our Means, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. TheQ! 42 months ago | reply

      Just really cool detail on the rock. Love the light dropoff, too!

    2. D Breezy - 42 months ago | reply

      very cool! I like the transition from dark to lights here. nice post processing. well done buddy!

    3. pdxsafariguy 42 months ago | reply

      really unique! and you handled the dynamic range perfectly!

    4. 42 months ago | reply

      Forbidding and amazing - well caught

    5. Parallel..... 42 months ago | reply

      This a captivating low light image!

    6. Ben Canales 42 months ago | reply

      You made the blend look very natural- well done!
      Ape Cave is damn cool :-)

    7. musicman67 42 months ago | reply

      Nice light, color, and composition.

    8. PatT&5 42 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done! Very impressive.

    9. norton8 42 months ago | reply

      Sounds like a lot of work,,,but it does look really good. It must have been a great experience in there.

    10. Don Briggs 42 months ago | reply

      The most, by far, exceptional shot ever taken within the Ape Caves. Too Cool and well done.

    11. Kevin B Photo 42 months ago | reply

      I meant to check out Ape Cave when I was at Mount St. Helens, but didn't. Next time!

    12. R Konarz [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Wow. This is great! Love the composition, the lighting. Very vibrant.

    13. Deborah (polarcollision) 40 months ago | reply

      wow. and nice work controlling dynamic range.

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