Smoldering Embers by cwexplorationphotography

I haven’t posted an image of St. Helen’s in a long time and I’ve been holding onto this one for a bit. The processing on this one was tough because the wind was blowing so hard. I had to hand blend 7 images for depth of focus and sharpness throughout the frame. This was taken at twilight as the supermoon rose up over the left shoulder of St. Helen’s the summer of 2014. I think that this is one of my new personal favorites. Hope you will enjoy it as well!

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Mt. St. Helens, WA

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Emerald by cwexplorationphotography

Nothing too crazy but here’s a more traditional shot of Emerald Falls in Gorton Creek down on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. I’ve wanted to get a spring shot like this for a long time and manged to snag one while I was down shooting with Max Foster this past spring.

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Gorton Creek, OR

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Forest Flowers by staylorphd

Small, purple flowers along the floor of a lightly shaded forest

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Sun Catcher by cwexplorationphotography

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So I lost the original file from this one a few months back which gave me an opportunity to revamp it for an awesome project that I’m working on. Any who last flower season provided one of the largest Bear Grass blooms I’ve ever seen. Sun Top lookout provides amazing 360 degree views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics but man it can be tough to find a decent composition without too much clutter. This was taken just as the sun was illuminating the slopes of the mountain and filtering through the Bear Grass which seemed to catch and amplify the ambient light. It really was pretty cool to see these flowers light up in a rich glow as the sun began to fade away. The amount of light you see here is what was actually occurring, I actually had to decrease the saturation a bit in some of the channels because the glow was just that strong.

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Suntop Lookout, Mt. Rainier, WA


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