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Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« on: June 21, 2015, 21:47:01 »
Mount Shuksan of the Cascade Range, Washington state, USA.
The name Shuksan is a Skagit Indian name for "rocky" and "precipitous" per Joan Burton's book, Western Washington & the Cascades, Best Hikes with Children.
Df with 24 - 120 f4G. Early May, 2015. Sunny f16 exposure.
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 22:15:33 »
My comment is on the technical side and something that puzzled me a lot.

One gets the impression the entire frame is skewed to the left so the water "flows out" from the lake. However, the water line and thereby horizon appears to be dead straight. The trees reflecting in the surface suggest likewise. So why am I perceiving the entire frame being tilted? No answer. That's the enigma.

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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 22:36:39 »
I get it :) the hill with tress are sloping - hence the feeling the lake is running out.
Beautiful image - and my first question would be - how beautiful would a sunset be here?
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 00:03:33 »
Bjørn your instinct is right, the trees should be vertical and the shoreline should slant slightly down to the right due to the fact that the right hand side shore line is much closer to us than the middle part of the shore line and our vantage point is up high.

But a very nice view!
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 00:08:46 »
1 deg clockwise and you get it, now also the mountain peak is aligned :)
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 03:19:28 »
Thank you Bjørn, Elsa and Eric. 1 degree clockwise works!

Attached is another in the series. I now notice dust in the upper right corner that needs to be cleaned up of this one....
I am letting shadows be shadows with respect to the trees. More green can be brought out in the trees, but my wife likes the high contrast between the trees and the mountain.

Thank you all for CC.
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 05:43:52 »
wonderful landscapes

have you tried using an ND filter to get long exposures and therefore a cleaner reflection ?
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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 07:36:23 »
Unfortunately, the only way of getting really "clean" reflections in water is calm weather.

Long exposures will smooth the appearance of the water surface itself, but unless there is virtually no wind, the reflections will not appear less fuzzy.

Often the water is dead calm after sunset (or before dawn).

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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 10:48:48 »
Magnificent photo, great composition!

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Re: Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2015, 04:34:17 »
Thank you Lance!

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