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Road to Heaven



Fog at a bend on Larch Mountain Road, Oregon, One of the most beautiful sights i have seen int he PNW.

Fog at a bend on Larch Mountain Road, Oregon, One of the most beautiful sights i have seen int he PNW.
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naturisk PRO
 
naturisk August 24, 2016
Wow!
steve-barnes-photography PRO+
 
steve-barnes-photography October 11, 2016
Great image. The color, tones and light are really good and the composition is great.
nathanzaremskiy
nathanzaremskiy November 02, 2016
Thank you!
pixelspeak
 
pixelspeak November 02, 2016
Perfect angle, position and capture..Just love it.
nathanzaremskiy
nathanzaremskiy November 02, 2016
Thank you!
brandonbowman
 
brandonbowman November 02, 2016
Incredible shot - well done!
nathanzaremskiy
nathanzaremskiy November 02, 2016
Thank you!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 02, 2016
My God...this is absolutely amazin, incredible,breath takin,stunnin,gorgeous shot..Congrats!! シ
BrianaK
 
BrianaK December 30, 2016
Congrats on winning my Roads photo challenge! You were able to capture absolutely stunning light and the detail in the shot was masterfully shot. Really nice work. Keep it up!
nathanzaremskiy
nathanzaremskiy December 30, 2016
Thank you very much!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett December 30, 2016
Congrats - Beautiful
Jasper13
 
Jasper13 December 31, 2016
Absolutely stunning. Congratulations
Beegirl
 
Beegirl December 31, 2016
Congratulations on your winning

Behind The Lens

Location
On a beautiful stretch of road located on Larch Mountain, An extinct volcano just outside of Portland Oregon.
Time
In the afternoon, Can't remember the exact time.
Lighting
The light was spectacular at that time, The fog was at the perfect density to let light in, But not too thin that the light rays wouldn't show, Was one of the most beautiful scenes i've ever seen.
Equipment
Sony A58 W/ 18-55 SAM II Kit lens, Ravelli tripod and Vanguard TBH-100 head.
Inspiration
My dad has never been up on Larch mountain before, The view from the top is amazing, So before they close the road for the winter we took a quick drive, But on the way up we turned a corner and came out of the fog, I looked in the mirror and saw some spectacular light rays! The truck stopped immediately and i ran out with the camera and tripod ready, I knew it wasn't going to last long so i took as many shots as i could, By the time i was finished, It just wen't away, As if it was there just for me to capture it.
Editing
I have done quite a bit of processing to make it fit the way i saw the scene, The RAW image was quite dull and didn't make me feel the way i saw it in person, I've brightened up the image, Added some saturation, Lots of brush strokes and gradient filters, Until finally it fit the way i saw and felt it in person.
In my camera bag
At the time, I had a very basic setup, Just a tripod with a head, Camera and lens, Shutter release remote, I have added things too my bag since, I now use a Nikon D7200 with a couple lenses, Vanguard VEO235AB W/ the same TBH-100 head that was used for this image, and now a wireless remote over a wired remote.
Feedback
Capturing light rays is quite difficult, Conditions have to be perfect, I just happened to drive by at the right time, Just go out and shoot, Do some research on your location, And keep trying, Some times a shot may take days, Weeks, even months to capture, But in the end, It will be worth the wait.

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