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Old Mar 31, 2010, 9:17 AM   #1
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A photo from one of my outings in the Canadian Rockies earlier this year. Found in one of my "To Do's" folder and because I haven't been able to get out, this image was one I've been back to a number of times.

What's interesting to me about this is that the pink glow is coming from the light casting from a mineral extracting Plant just to the right of the frame. The photo was taken in near darkness but was barely showing the first light of early dawn. The best time to capture this type of mood.

The detail of the foreground trees brought out by using the "shadow dodge" tool in cs4. As the mountain is not quite as dark as the foreground, these lighter pixels will react as they should with the dodge tool, becoming lighter as they will first before any of the trees would.

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Old Mar 31, 2010, 9:45 AM   #2
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Nice capture. What really makes this photo work in my opinion is the clouds. One peak is hidden and the other barely exposed. That combined with the pink creates a very unique setting. Good thing you had time on your hands, a high quality photo like this needs to share space in your portfolio...
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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I like heading out to these areas when I know it's cloudy. The added emotion and mood to the scene it brings is well worth getting up at 4 or 5am to go get it. The only thing my camera could focus on was the Plant lit up like a small city. I remember it being freezing cold with a wind as well.

All worth it in the end.

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Beautiful shot again Kevin - I can just second Ancientritual's comment!
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Again, great sky / clouds (almost edible...!) with movements and a well composed frame. I recognice that mountain from another shot. The treeline gives depth to the picture.

Good work, Kevin!
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A photo from one of my outings in the Canadian Rockies earlier this year. Found in one of my "To Do's" folder and because I haven't been able to get out, this image was one I've been back to a number of times.

What's interesting to me about this is that the pink glow is coming from the light casting from a mineral extracting Plant just to the right of the frame. The photo was taken in near darkness but was barely showing the first light of early dawn. The best time to capture this type of mood.

The detail of the foreground trees brought out by using the "shadow dodge" tool in cs4. As the mountain is not quite as dark as the foreground, these lighter pixels will react as they should with the dodge tool, becoming lighter as they will first before any of the trees would.

5dmII, 24 - 70 2.8, 30 seconds, f2.8, ISO 50

Kevin,

Great photo, especially like the colour spreading from the lower right corner along the bottom of the picture, enlightening the tree tops(?) That colour is very special

A northern hemisphere colour, I believe. Dark redcurrant red perhaps

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