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Congratulations to Gregg B. for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 18 votes - View Previous Winners


So here is my new set of few of my shots from my recent trips to Northern CA (near Redwood NP) and Sierra Nevada Range. The first three shots are from the Sierras and more or less the same location. To get there a quite strenuous hike is required of around 6.5 maybe 7 miles one way. The distance isn't the problems however, it's the elevation gain (at least was for me). It starts at around 8K feet and ended (for me) at around 10200 feet. It took me 5 hours to get there with my way overweight backpack of ~55 pounds. But, you know, I had to have my photography gear with me
I'm not used to hikes this high. Yes, I've been to Patagonia now 6 times and did hike there, but elevation in Patagonia is maybe 6K feet. I'd say it starts at 4K and levels out at 6K unless one climbs the mountains, which aren't that tall anyway. So I was adapting slowly to the elevation change and, what comes with it, lack of oxygen. It took me 24 hours to sleep well
The last two shots are from hills and forests of Redwood National Park. I was after rhododendrons but this year they bloomed very late. I made two trips there and did take a few successful shots but since lots of photographers takes them now, I'm not going to bore you with "just another rhododendron shot".
Just as a side note, I'm now hooked to the Sierras. The mountains have so much to offer, man! Forget Patagonia, I'll be a frequent quest now exploring this 130 miles long mountain range. Imagine how much more it's there to discover? Literally there are thousands of peaks equally beautiful as the one on the first three shots.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the pictures.



























Jun 10, 2018 at 07:38 PM
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Gregg - these are outstanding! Hard to pick my favorite as they are all wall hangers! Dave


Jun 10, 2018 at 08:03 PM
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Bravo, wonderful set.


Jun 10, 2018 at 09:00 PM
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Great compositions. I like the last two best, the others are processed a little too cinematically for my tastes.

Heron



Jun 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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Gregg, these are really beautiful. I especially like images 2 and 4.
Keith W.



Jun 10, 2018 at 11:26 PM
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Thanks Keith W.


Jun 10, 2018 at 11:51 PM
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Thanks Dave. So when are we going to Denali?


Jun 10, 2018 at 11:52 PM
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Last one is utterly fabulous.


Jun 11, 2018 at 12:33 AM
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Awesome set of images! I like the mountain images very much, but in terms of color, mood and fine structures, I like number 4 best!
Chris



Jun 11, 2018 at 02:44 AM
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master series of canon of landscape photography


Jun 11, 2018 at 05:13 AM
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I liked the first and then started scrolling down and they just seemed to get better the further I scrolled Gregg!
Douglas



Jun 11, 2018 at 07:04 AM
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I like the last 2. The Mountain images just lack punch in the shadows.


Jun 11, 2018 at 08:12 AM
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Gregg, great work, my pick would be #2.


Jun 11, 2018 at 08:27 AM
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chez wrote:
I like the last 2. The Mountain images just lack punch in the shadows.


I donít know what you mean? They already are dark but not darker than they should be. If by punch you mean brighten them that woud be a mistake. Too bright would make bright areas look uninteresting and viewers eyes would not go to the mountains. Study paintings by Albert Bierstadt for example.



Jun 11, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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These are all beautiful, Gregg. So love your processing on the first shots...no shadow punching needed!

Sharon



Jun 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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Gregg B. wrote:
I donít know what you mean? They already are dark but not darker than they should be. If by punch you mean brighten them that woud be a mistake. Too bright would make bright areas look uninteresting and viewers eyes would not go to the mountains. Study paintings by Albert Bierstadt for example.


Iím talking contrast in the shadows. They appear to be washed out somewhat.



Jun 11, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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Wonderful set! All great, with the last as my favorite.


Jun 11, 2018 at 02:12 PM
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Gregg B. wrote:
Thanks Dave. So when are we going to Denali?


Get that backcountry photographer's permit and I'm in!



Jun 11, 2018 at 03:24 PM
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I was at Big Pine Lakes a week ago, gorgeous up there! I like number 1, though the sky feels a bit dark for the amount of sunlight hitting the crag. Good series


Jun 11, 2018 at 06:32 PM
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I used ND grad


Jun 13, 2018 at 02:15 PM
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