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Challenge: From Above III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA - 6,700 Feet ASL
Date: Sep 16, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
Past US Labor Day Holiday, my family and I took a short vacation to Mt. Rainier National Park about 100 miles from where I live. When our son and daughter were children, we would do this every summer. They are now grown, married, with children of their own. So it was fun to reunite the family at this special place.

The photo was taken from the Skyline Trail towards panorama point. This is 1,700 feet above the Inn at Paradise where we stayed and at an altitude of about 6,800 feet above sea level. If you’re used to the thick sweet air of sea level, this is hard work.

The weather was troubled, with low clouds and fog at times. But occasionally the clouds would part and the sun would shine through. This was one of those points.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
• Clean Dust Spots (PSCS5 Clone Tool)
• Boost Saturation (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Adjustment)
• Increase Contrast (PSCS5 Curves Adjustment)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Border (PSCS5 Stroke)
• Resize (Perfect Resize)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)


Camera Data
• Date: 2011.09.16
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
• ISO: 250
• Aperture: f/9
• Shutter: 1/200

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2011 10:39:33 PM
Pretty green!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2011 07:09:58 AM
This is a wonderful image! Really nicely done!
I think it'll struggle because the whole thing isn't looking down. My eyes tend to be drawn towards the mountains as much as the valleys. Actually, a bit less, to be honest. The colour balance is done well to draw more to the valley.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2011 02:52:04 AM
Beautiful place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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