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June and July are already nothing but memories. August starts, and brings with it the beginning to the end of summer in the high country.

This exposure was tough for me, unfortunately it is beyond my processing skills to avoid the dark tree tops. When I get some free time I plan to sit down and learn some new tricks to correct these issues. The good news, I'll always have the RAW file to go back and improve when I do. Still, I felt like this one was worth posting.

Canon 5D. 17-40 L. 2SS, 3SS stacked GND filters.

Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah.
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scottjessuk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning photograph.
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djlampkins Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Nice stuff again, Wayson!
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parkflavor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Dude, this looks awesome!! The tree tops don't really subtract too much, since you have such awesome colors and a solid comp. Using the super dark mask on a screen blend didn't work to brighten those up?
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man, I was up hiking w some friends and took my camera along in case the sky did anything worth shooting. I was stoked to see this wildflower patch line of w the clouds. Your technique would work perfect for this but I need to sit down and learn the damn thing. I haven't had any time so I reverted to my old work flow. I'm thinking about shooting the albion basin this weekend, you got plans?
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parkflavor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I have a century ride at Mt Shasta on sunday so I'm heading out of town tonight. Good luck at Albion, though. I'll be hitting up Mossbrae Falls tomorrow with the Fuji - I can't wait to see how the film turns out.
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Have you checked out Ian Plant's video tutorials? He's got some great methods for blending multiple exposures that should prevent dark tree tops.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Not yet, I need to carve out some time to learn these techniques. A friend of mine who shoots locally showed me some great stuff w luminosity masks that would work well, I just need to practice and apply them.
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Luminosity masks are definitely key.
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Aw this is so beautiful :love:
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic photo, Wayson! :clap:
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Very beautiful!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another beautiful image Wayson!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great colors
excellent work
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
looks good man
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olgieshmolgie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
I like the dark tree tops, nice contrast from all the color.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Dang man, this is good. The way that log leads to the mountain peak and the nice colorful meadow and sunset. Makes me want to head up into the mountains more and more to find myself a nice wildflower filled meadow to photograph.
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Aug 3, 2011, 8:44:23 PM
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