Above the Fruited Plain II

Tula Top

Portland, United States

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Mt. Hood from National Forest Development Road 2810, Mt. Hood National Forest, Parkdale, Oregon, USA

Canon 5DII, 16-35mm f/2.8L II @ 16mm, CPL, ISO 100, 350 seconds

Manual HDR in CS5


Talk about a shot in the dark.

We were on our way back from a tough hike along Pinnacle Ridge to Dollar Lake (a scenic but not necessarily photogenic trail…and teeny-tiny Dollar Lake really should’ve been named Nickel Lake…), arriving at the car a few minutes before sunset and missing out on some opportunities for really good golden-hour shots on the twisty tree-lined road back. A few miles from the trailhead, though, some incoming clouds brought the sky to life with shades of lavender and magenta. With the light quickly fading, I managed to squeeze off three long exposures, composing this final shot essentially blind and then guesstimating the needed amount of exposure and foreground torching. It wasn’t a perfect shot by any stretch, but I managed to salvage it a bit by processing the frame at two different exposure comps and combining them in Photoshop via gradient layer masking.


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