It was the fifth day of our backpacking trip, we had just made camp at the base of what was going to be the last leg of the journey! Tomorrow morning we’d have to rise early to start what would be a grueling, but rewarding climb on the bare cliffs to the summit of the sleeping volcano. The weather, at least for now, was in our favor. Sunny, cloudless skies, and no signs of a change in the weather…
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Anything…does this look like what I’m trying to depict?
Rats! @Jim_Gavin are you referring to the bird graffiti?! I was hoping it would maybe look like snow patches! Haha! The ‘trees’ are actually clouds. And there is no water, interesting your take, though. Thanks for looking!
Thanks, @Diane_Miller ! Yeah, I thought the way the light was hitting it, well when I was laying on the ground anyway and looking up, made it look dramatic! Like a huge mountain!
Thanks for the bike tip! I would imagine disc brakes last longer too!
Thanks so much for looking @Ed_McGuirk ! I’m glad also that you noticed the light around the volcano and cliffs below it! It took a lot of maneuvering on the ground to get the lighting and the sun rays just right! Also to try and just have the sky behind it! Thanks!
That’s pretty epic, both in the tease and what it actually is. I really like the idea, the device–if you will–where something outside up close looks a heck of a lot like something else entirely and you highlight it this way.
I especially enjoyed the way the light fell across the edited image. Was than an effect of making it black and white?
Hey @ariella thanks for joining in! Appreciate your comments… no, those are sunbeams, a product of much maneuvering in the dirt and stones, and blinding myself! Every time I do a sun star/burst photo I always say, that’s the last time I’m doing that! But I always do it again, I’m kind of addicted! here is the original unedited version……
Well @ariella , I don’t live in an epic mountain area, even though I wish I did…I had rode my bike to this place where I see vultures and other birds and sometimes elk. But there wasn’t anything too exciting going on. Then I just saw the way the sun was angled with an information sign and I thought I could make something with one of the parking rocks! That’s usually how my shooting goes, kind of just whatever moves me. I’m always looking for animals, but flowers, grass, trees , whatever will catch my eye. I’m overall a pretty laid back person but I love the outdoors and I think it makes me ADHD! I think I would drive some people crazy if they went shooting with me!