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Mountain Forecast: "Partly Cloudy"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weather III (DPL4 WK5) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Sunrise, Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA
Date: Aug 2, 2018
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1000
Shutter: Various ~ 1/400
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2018

We've been having unseasonably good weather in Seattle - mid-80s, cloudless skies, no rain. Trouble is, when you photograph it, it looks like the absence of weather, and therefore would earn DNMC comments from viewers.

So, I drove to Mt. Rainier Thursday evening. The forecast was "partly cloudy", which proved to be true at the 14,000 foot summit, but mostly cloudy at 6,400 elevation at Sunrise. I hiked around for a few hours in the fog and toward the end of that time, it began to clear.

I like this photo because it's got some clean mountain parts, and trees, and more or less dramatic clouds. And it has a gradient fog just revealing more areas at the bottom. I also like it because I like being here.

Post Processing
1) Merge to HDR and Tone map - Photomatix
2) Remove a distracting tree branch - PSCC 2018
3) Blur part of the clouds slightly - PSCC 2018 masked
4) Crop and resize - PSCC 2018
5) Sharpen the rest - PSCC 2018 High Pass Filter
6) Save for Web - PSCC 2018

Place: 69 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6528
Avg (non-participants): 5.7778
Views since voting: 151
Views during voting: 134
Votes: 81
Comments: 1
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/13/2018 04:27:33 AM
I gave this an 8 but it should have been a 10...this is really fabulous!
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