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A hike to the top



This was taken on a 11 mile hike in the Los Vaqueros Watershed.

This was taken on a 11 mile hike in the Los Vaqueros Watershed.
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Contest Finalist in From Afar: People Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Black And White Compositions Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Walk Away Photo Contest
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12 Comments | Report
FrankEmil PRO+
 
FrankEmil April 26, 2015
Like the tones!
markcote PRO+
markcote April 26, 2015
Thank you , Frank. I find it more fun to process B&W's, not sure why ;).
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography April 29, 2015
Drama! Queen included :D
KristinaOers PRO+
 
KristinaOers May 12, 2015
Beautifully dramatic!!
markcote PRO+
markcote May 12, 2015
Thank you, Kristina! :). I was amazed that the drama appeared when I converted to B&W.
Janett
 
Janett May 27, 2015
Bautiful!! Fantastic!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 09, 2015
Just beautiful. Congrats!
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic July 29, 2015
Marvelous lighting and composition.
markcote PRO+
markcote July 29, 2015
Thank you!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography August 15, 2015
Congratulations on being a finalist again.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 06, 2016
The B&W appears almost IR...awesome capture!
franoiseligero
 
franoiseligero February 03, 2016
Love this one so much! Great composition, monochrome and sky !
AngelLappmarkSe PRO
 
AngelLappmarkSe August 14, 2017
Absolute masterpiece! This is the power of Black and White
markcote PRO+
markcote August 14, 2017
Thank you, Angelique!
aliasadi109
 
aliasadi109 August 14, 2017
It's wonderful...
markcote PRO+
markcote August 14, 2017
Thank you, Aliasadi! :)
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 29, 2017
Beautiful B/W shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
Taken above Los Vaqueros Reservoir California.
Time
Taken mid afternoon April 11, 2015.
Lighting
The clouds add the drama and especially when I converted to B&W.
Equipment
For this shot I used a Nikon D610 with a 16-35 Nikon lens.
Inspiration
I was on a hike with my friend and she was out ahead of me and as we were getting to the top. Her walking up with the clouds and the tree it looked like a great shot.
Editing
I processed this in LR and used a plugin from On1.
In my camera bag
I usually carry a Nikon D610, 16-35 and 80-400 Nikon lenses. I also carry an assortment of ND filters and tripod.
Feedback
The scene was great with the blue sky, swirling high clouds and the grassy hill and tree but my hiking friend seemed to really stand out more when I converted this photo to B&W.

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