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Had a late afternoon buildup over Paulina Peak today, which gave us threatening skies. Time to head to Sparks Lake and maybe, just maybe, the setting sun will splash those clouds with color underneath. Yes it did!
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Jul 25, 2017 at 05:55 AM
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Stunning shot Dave
Love the colors

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Jul 25, 2017 at 06:26 AM
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nice set of serenity of beautiful mirror lake


Jul 25, 2017 at 09:17 AM
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Score! Absolutely beautiful conditions captured beautifully.


Jul 25, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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great shots! i have always been skunked there


Jul 25, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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Dave;

These are fantastic. Gotta love it when it all comes together! Between the two - I really like #1 simply for how the rocks help frame the bottom of the image. Well done.

Todd



Jul 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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WOW! Crazy color in that one, looks great. #1 for me, the bright white area of #2 is a bit distracting and seems out of place.


Jul 25, 2017 at 01:45 PM
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Great images both of them with the nod to #1,


Jul 25, 2017 at 03:03 PM
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Dave,
Very nice !
I like #1, to me its a more pleasing comp with the rocks.
Regards,
Dean



Jul 25, 2017 at 04:29 PM
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Beautiful images, Dave! I'll go against the tide and pick image 2 as my favorite. I like the simplicity and symmetry of that image. Also, the very small section of open sky in image 2 is not blown. But both are beautiful images!
Keith W.



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gorgeous colors and foreground


Jul 25, 2017 at 05:07 PM
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Thanks for looking and leaving comments! Greatly appreciated! Dave

Ronny Olsson wrote:
Stunning shot Dave
Love the colors

Ronny //


Thanks Ronny! It was a great feeling when the grey sky was switched to living color! Glad you like it!
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junglialoh wrote:
nice set of serenity of beautiful mirror lake


Thanks! That's one aspect of Sparks lake I really like - its serenity and calmness!
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JimKied wrote:
Score! Absolutely beautiful conditions captured beautifully.


Thanks Jim. I'm learning more and more that landscape photographers have to be weather men!
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Dustin Gent wrote:
great shots! i have always been skunked there


Dustin - you should note this is my first posting of Sparks Lake. Even 10 minutes before this capture it was only a b/w opportunity. Nice - but gray - clouds!
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tmiller9 wrote:
Dave;

These are fantastic. Gotta love it when it all comes together! Between the two - I really like #1 simply for how the rocks help frame the bottom of the image. Well done.

Todd


Thanks Todd! And yes! Such a great feeling when the sky explodes in color - and you have a tripod mounted camera and comp!
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
WOW! Crazy color in that one, looks great. #1 for me, the bright white area of #2 is a bit distracting and seems out of place.


Thanks Travis. I was hoping that area would close up but it didn't. Whichever one I print will have that area closely worked. This was a single exposure posting but I do have the brackets!
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ben egbert wrote:
Great images both of them with the nod to #1,


Thanks Ben! I do prefer the light on rocks in #1.
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DSC01 wrote:
Dave,
Very nice !
I like #1, to me its a more pleasing comp with the rocks.
Regards,
Dean


Thanks Dean! The rocks definitely help frame this.

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kwilliam8 wrote:
Beautiful images, Dave! I'll go against the tide and pick image 2 as my favorite. I like the simplicity and symmetry of that image. Also, the very small section of open sky in image 2 is not blown. But both are beautiful images!
Keith W.


Thanks Keith. I am really looking hard at #2 as well. It's a less cluttered pic.
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mike reid wrote:
gorgeous colors and foreground


Thanks Mike - glad you like it! For me the seaweed was a key aspect of the foreground.




Jul 25, 2017 at 09:54 PM
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Awesome colors and comp, great area knowledge too. Knowing where to be when the skies look angry really paid off.


Jul 25, 2017 at 09:59 PM
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What a crazy sky. The processing in 2 is way off. Hopefully that can be fixed. 1 looks pretty sweet




Jul 25, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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Crazy color at Sparks! Congratulations Dave! Crazy color shows like this are not easy to process IMO!


Jul 25, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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very nice


Jul 25, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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Spectacular light you caught Dave. I recently moved to Bend and the last two nights have had some stunning sunsets, this being one of them - you caught it right!


Jul 26, 2017 at 02:09 PM
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roadshow wrote:
Awesome colors and comp, great area knowledge too. Knowing where to be when the skies look angry really paid off.


Thanks! I'm learning more and more just how important it is to analyze the weather report!
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aFeinberg wrote:
What a crazy sky. The processing in 2 is way off. Hopefully that can be fixed. 1 looks pretty sweet



I agree. What I posted was a quick process and I did not see that until it was too late - and I'm not completely happy with what I posted in #1 either. Normally I balance color off something neutral, preferably white (not a setting of white point). However, when everything is under the influence of the glow I'm finding that method tricky. I definitely need to broaden my color management solutions!
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Mark Metternich wrote:
Crazy color at Sparks! Congratulations Dave! Crazy color shows like this are not easy to process IMO!


Thanks Mark - and thanks for being so diplomatic on my quick processing.
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Ton Hung wrote:
very nice


Thanks Ton - glad you like it!
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brockslinger wrote:
Spectacular light you caught Dave. I recently moved to Bend and the last two nights have had some stunning sunsets, this being one of them - you caught it right!


Welcome to Bend. . . such a great place! I really debated about last night. Saw the low that had formed over Paulina Pk and guessed wrong that the cloud cover was maybe too broad! Around 8:20 I was really regretting that decision! I live just outside Sunriver and we do not have the Cascade view that you guys in Bend have.

Dave



Jul 26, 2017 at 02:36 PM
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lovely colors Dave


Jul 27, 2017 at 07:30 AM
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kmunroe wrote:
lovely colors Dave


Thanks kmunroe - glad you liked it! Dave



Jul 29, 2017 at 01:22 AM
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