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Sparks Lake Sunrise

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Sparks Lake offers many fantastic vantage points of South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. I took this photo on a chilly September morning, just before hiking to the top of South Sister (pictured here). My timing was serendipitous, not only for the incredible clouds but also for the fallen log in the water, which created fascinating reflections that became an integral part of my composition.

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(Technical details: Nikon D70, Manfrotto 190PROB tripod, Nikon 18-70mm lens, Hoya Circular Polarizer, f/22, 1.3 seconds, numb fingers. No tricky post-processing... this is how the camera captured the scene.)
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Vianto's avatar

nice work! bravo!

"it's too hot now in my profile!"

Julia-EVS's avatar
Beautiful and peaceful..!!.:heart:
quetristevida's avatar
This is a joy to look at! :)
John-Peter's avatar
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my new journal [link]
jimlayman's avatar
A great photo from my favorite part of the state.
greglief's avatar
Thank you! It is indeed a beautiful area.
LASKANWLF's avatar
Great shot!! :clap: Was this shot in Raw?
greglief's avatar
No, I only shot this in JPEG. Since that time I have started shooting in both RAW and JPEG, although I generally edit the RAW file only if the lighting conditions were difficult. I was very, very fortunate with the conditions on this particular morning.
LASKANWLF's avatar
Yes you were!! I just shot my very first photos in Raw last was during my night shots from Mt. Spokane. Here's one of them [link]

Anyway, you did great on that shot!! :highfive: Please check out some of MY work sometime, if you'd like [link] :heart:~:gallery:
Digital-Blend's avatar
Breathtaking view! Great photo!!
greglief's avatar
Thank you very much!
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Trustie's avatar
The colour of the sky is gorgeous! Great fore- and background (beautiful mountains!). The reflection is just stunning!
greglief's avatar
Thank you very much!
JoseMelim's avatar
Wonderful! The color tones and the reflections are amazing.
greglief's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
IvanAndreevich's avatar
Composition inspired by your shot [link] :D
cactusmumkate's avatar
That´s awsome :wow: A wonderful picture :aww:
greglief's avatar
Thank you very much!
cactusmumkate's avatar
You´re the one I have to say thanks ;)
JanPusdrowski's avatar
a brilliant capture!
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