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F8 and Be There - Upper Little Five Lakes Sierra Nevada Mountains

Friday, September 17, 2010

 F8 and Be There - Upper Little Five Lakes Sierra Nevada Mountains

More than one person I have shown this image to has commented something along the lines of, wow great shot but how did you do it, what Photoshop tools did you use? In todays digital world a viewers first reaction is often to question the authenticity of how an image was created and understandably so. Good photos are often over manipulated in an attempt to create something more. This shot for me really captures why I have continued to pickup a camera for so many years. It didnt require filters, extensive PhotoShop tweaks or sophisticated digital technology. The old photographers maxim sums it up, F8 and be there. Or in this case it was F13 and being there.

The desire to capture a great image of a sierra lake led to a couple months of planning, carrying a forty-five pound backpack some twenty eight miles into the wilderness and an unplanned mid trip destination change to produce this opportunity. On day four after a long day on the trail we arrived at upper Little Five Lakes. Although exhausted, while crossing its outlet creek, I noticed this view and realized a possible sunrise composition. At its best photography provides the incentive to break from the daily routine and experience places and opportunities that otherwise would have never happened.

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