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Old September 10th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Paradise

I'm behind on images and leaving for a trip down the Oregon coast so (apology) I'm jamming some of these in threads before I leave.

This was taken 5 weeks ago, basically around what's referred to as the Paradise area of Mt Rainier National Park. Paradise is both the visitor center (main one of several) and a valley thru which runs the Paradise Creek/River. Not unexpectedly its also a paradise by any standards and a great place photographically. Rocky (aka squirl033) has recently shown photos from this area. Paradise is on the southern flanks of Mt Rainier with road access via the main entrance in the SW corner (Nisqually entrance) and also from the SE corner (Ohanopecosh entrance). Between the 2 entrances is great access to lots of beauty including the Stevens Canyon area (except closed this fall due to road maintenance!)

All are SOOC, ie unprocessed other than resizing for here. Yes, there's still that little dust goobie...ever try to "clone" out using Paint!!!! Don't!

1. You've seen it before....but I never tire of it. Every time is a little different, ie time of year and thus angle of light, time of day, cloud/sky conditions, snowpack vs wildflowers, etc. This is Reflection Lake with Rainier's reflection...if using the right angle!

Canon 5D II, 24-105mm @ 35
ISO-100, f-16, 1/8 sec, polarizer, GND
tripod, MLU, cable release

2. After years of tolerating access, increasingly by the growing multitudes of photographers, to shoreline points despite ample signs, the area is now using slightly stronger steps and has replanted the shoreline.....this lessens but does NOT eliminate the misuse.

Canon 5D II, 24-105mm @ 47
ISO-100, f-16, 115/ sec, polarizer, GND
tripod, MLU, cable release

3. Why do you suppose they call it Reflection Lake..... Note the diminished stature of the mountain due to use of wide angle lens. Tip: note that the GND was placed too low, making the tree line too dark. PP could compensate. Also the tipoff to use of too strong of a GND (probably a +3) is that the reflected sky is much brighter than the actual...normally should be -1 stop darker).

Canon 5D II, 24-105mm @ 32
ISO-100, f-16, 1/13 sec, polarizer, GND
tripod, MLU, cable release

4. Behind me (to the south) is the Tatoosh Range including Pinnacle Peak, another often photographed peak with STUNNING views of Rainier.

Canon 5D II, 24-105mm @ 60
ISO-100, f-11, 1/13 sec, polarizer, GND
tripod, MLU, cable release

5. Proceeding a bit further east down Stevens Canyon, taken at a severe switchback above Unicorn Creek and Martha Falls emanating from Snow Lake (all shown in the past). We're looking into the upper section of Stevens Canyon and the SE flank of Rainier and Little Tahoma peak to the right.

Canon 5D II, 24-105mm @ 45
ISO-100, f-11, 1/25 sec, polarizer, GND
tripod, MLU, cable release

Your comments and critique are always welcome. After today(?) I'll only be occasionally able to access here until I get back (7-10??? days).
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Old September 10th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Russ, I'll never tire of looking at photos of Rainier! One of the best features of the mountain is that it looks different in every direction and in different lighting. I really do miss living out there and am seriously considering moving back when my contract is up at my hospital here in Maine. Moved out here simply for the wife. Now that she's out of the picture, you are really making me yearn to go back!!

I have really stopped using my GND on reflection shots simply because of what you just mentioned. It looks awkward and processed (even though it wasn't!). I pretty much use LR4 to adjust the exposures on these - either with the GND filter tool (most of the time), or using the adjusting the saturation/luminosity of the blue if it is not too blown out. Not perfect, but does look pretty good. I'm sure there are other ways in PS to do it, but I'm not nearly as adept at PS as I am in LR.

Keep these coming, can't wait to see what you get in Oregon.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: Paradise

You got some amazing blue skies, Russ. I'm assuming you stacked the GND with a polarizer? Regardless, I love those blues.

You've shown reflection from these angles, but frankly I don't remember as much greens as you have here. The saturated colors are really nice. It's been a long time since I've commented on how amazingly sharp your pictures always are. I can't remember. Is this autofocus, or do you focus manually?

Enjoy your trip!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 10:29 PM
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That's a very beautiful place. I love #3.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 02:12 AM
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I too agree with Rubina...I love the reflection of #3! So is there skiing there?
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Definitely paradise! Love the reflection in #3. One of the places that has been on my list. Not enough days or $$ to get to everything, so it's always a pleasure to see such fine photos of places I'd like to be
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these are absolutely gorgeous Russ !! what unbelievably beautiful country you have at your access !!! all the images in this set are stellar my friend !! yes. weve seen em before but how can you ever get tired of this type of scenery !! I dont !! very well done !!
I'm curious, to your eyes, being a long time user of your 20D how you like the image quality of the 5 D ? I may have asked you this before, but I've longed for a FF sensor camera myself for a long time, images such as these are what that camera is made for !! when I look at your images, for being "sooc" they have such detail and balance plus when you crop your images like in your Rodeo work they hold up very well,, I assume you will say it was well worth your investment
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