Surprise Creek

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  1. scole

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    It's finally summer in the Pacific Northwest but I decided on one last forest/stream hike before I turn my attention to the subalpine environment. My trip to Deception Creek last week was so nice that I decided to head one drainage over to Surprise Creek. Although its eventual destination is a series of high lakes, the trail hugs the valley floor and Surprise Creek for a couple miles. I figured I might find a number of interesting places to check out. The warm temperatures and sunshine made for harsh photo conditions but its definately worthy of a return trip.....

    1. Small Waterfall
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    3. Spotlight on Devils Club
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    4. Vertical Composition
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    5. Horizontal Composition
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    Thanks for looking..
     
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    what camera???
     
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    All of these shots are great! I really like #1 and #3. Nice work!
     
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    Love 2 & 3, they look great :)
     
  5. scole

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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the comments!

    I really like #3 also since I was able to capture the sunlight spotlight and keep the detail in the leaf.

    I shoot using a Pentax k10d and just about all these shots were using the Pentax DA12-24mm lens. #2 was shot using the Pentax DA55-300mm lens (@ somewhere about 70mm). All shots except for #6 are single shot exposures with at least a circ polarizer and the occasional handheld ND Grad.

    #6 is a HDR image using a single RAW file in Essential HDR.
     
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    Gee... all these look so awesome!
    They'll make great wallpapers!
    Great job!
    um, which ND filter?
    I am sure you used a tripod, right?
    BTW I am now sure to invest into a ultra wide-angle!
    P.S. I liked your website!
     
  7. scole

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    Thanks Canosonic.

    The two ND Grad filters I'm currently using are Cokin 2 & 3 Stop soft edge "P" sized filters. They're not the greatest but I was able to pick them up used for cheap and they'll due just fine until I upgrade to some Singh-Ray ND Grads.

    You're correct about using a tripod. Pretty much everything I shot is done using one (a Manfrotto 190CF). I also appreciate the comments about my website. I haven't updated it since the beginning of the year and really need to add a number of new photos I've shot between January and now. They're all on my blog posts but I gotta get them onto my site too. Just can't sit down and do it! :lol:
     
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    1,2,5, and 6..... stunning!
     
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    Gorgeous!! All are realy nice. Like 1,3 and 5
     

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