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Rl1956 May 13, 2014
beautiful scene, congrats
 
ArtQ May 14, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
 
diporzio May 14, 2014
My choice
congrats
 
HaliSowle May 30, 2014
Just gorgeous! Congratulations on being a finalist!

Temple Peak and Deep Lake monochrome



Temple Peak and Deep Lake in afternoon, Wind River Range, Wyoming
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Temple Peak and Deep Lake in afternoon, Wind River Range, Wyoming
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Behind The Lens

Location
The Wind River Range is a relatively unknown mountain range in Wyoming. Most people know about the Tetons. But the Winds are more remote and much bigger (including the highest peak in Wyoming). This was taken at Deep Lake, about a 12 mile hike in from the closest trailhead.
Time
Temple and East Temple peaks cat the late afternoon light. This was probably an hour before sunset.
Lighting
Because of the aspect of this cirque, they would lose the aftenoon light before sunset. So I made sure to shoot a little before sunset and catch the last light hitting the peaks.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17-40 f4L. Singh Ray 2 Stop Graduated Neutral Density filter, B+W polarizer
Inspiration
The Winds are an incredibly beautiful mountain range of white granite. They were carved out by glaciers and have too many beautiful spires and cliff faces and alpine lakes to count. It's an inspirational landscape.
Editing
I converted this to black and white in the Photoshop RAW editor. If I did this now I would use the Nik Effects Silver Effects plugin. But the black and white treatment gave the image a timeless feel.
In my camera bag
My typical backcountry kit includes the 16-30 f4, 70-200 f4 and 24-105 f4 lenses. Now I'm shooting with the Sony a7rii and these lenses with the Metabones adapter. All of these lenses are very sharp when shot correctly and combined with the 42MP Sony sensor make incredible images.
Feedback
Know your gear but more importantly develop your vision. Spend alot of time shooting and figure out not only what you like to shoot, but how you like to shoot. This will help you get the most out of any shooting situation and be efficient when the light is quickly changing. If you shoot long enough, the shots should become apparent to you before you even look through your viewfinder.

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