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View from the Mountain Top

  Mt. Jefferson
Mt. Jefferson
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Kristin Duff
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    Hello Teresa. This is Heaven calling. All is well up here. We've been keeping an eye on you and you are doing a beautiful job down there. Keep up the good work!


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9/8/2012 10:28:08 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wow a real beauty Teresa. The tree silhouette is wonderful and the light with the water below is great.

Nothing wrong with it as shown and I see the sunburst above, but if you would like to try this crop 8 X 10 full width taking all the extra from the top I would like to see if it makes it even stronger or not.


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9/9/2012 10:32:18 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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I echo Kristen words....

this is a stunning image teresa, I can see why you left the top on because of the sun rays I wonder if you could bring them out alittle more or I agree with mike crop because from the upload they aren't strong enough.


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9/9/2012 12:01:37 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I think this is an awesome image and I agree with Rita that if you can dramatize the rays a bit more, you will have a simply stunning image. I am interested in Michael's suggested crop as well.


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9/9/2012 1:02:26 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Nice! I'd like to see the suggestions, either strengthen the rays, or crop them.


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9/9/2012 5:20:52 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Me too! I love the reflection of the water though the haze. It looks so peaceful. Which mountaintop?


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9/9/2012 5:52:08 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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  Yellow Haze
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Cropped the rays


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9/9/2012 6:07:56 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I tried to dramatize the rays a bit . . .


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9/9/2012 6:09:08 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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  Better Rays
Better Rays
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I took this up on Larch Mountain. On a clear day you have a view of the mountain range and can see 5 mountains. Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ranier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson.

However yesterday was a cloudy day and I could only see Mt. Jefferson


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9/9/2012 6:13:53 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Gorgeous and I love the 8x10!


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9/9/2012 6:16:04 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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  A Dream World
A Dream World
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  All in a Row
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I'm also uploading 2 other shots of the river that have different coloring as they were taken earlier in the evening. They are both SOOC


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9/9/2012 6:16:10 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I have one more. This one was taken at the same time as my original post and I think the rays are a bit better.


Sorry for the multiple posts. It was late when I got home last night and I didn't look through the photo's very well. I would have uploaded this one if I had taken more time . . .


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9/9/2012 6:20:53 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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It was like looking into a dream world . . .


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9/9/2012 6:23:33 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Sooc?


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9/9/2012 6:30:13 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Straight Out Of Camera


I forgot to mention, I'd like to print this (really big) and hang it on my wall. So all help to make it fantastic is appreciated :)


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9/9/2012 7:00:24 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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edited rays and better rays both look good to me.


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9/10/2012 7:40:26 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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I am between the Ray Edit and the 8 X 10. Both have merit. The 8 x 10 pulls me into the lower scene much stronger, but I like the balance of the 4 X 6 with the stronger rays a lot also. The whole series is very nice. I would say you be the judge of what you prefer and I don't think you can make a wrong choice.


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9/10/2012 9:30:17 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Terrific shot Teresa, and I know you wanted to show the rays, but for me, they are a minor part of this particular shot.

The reason is that the foreground is so powerful with it's fantastic color and meandering stream. I like the idea of a crop but would suggest a 4x6 or 5x7 horiz format starting at the lower right so that none of the clouds are visible.

However, your version as posted is good also, and adding more strenth to the rays would help a lot.


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9/10/2012 10:42:52 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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I like the rays... personally, I would leave them in! My fav. is the stronger rays version :) ALL of them are beautiful!


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9/11/2012 6:17:12 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Beautiful!!
I think all the images are wonderful. But, I love the light, colors and rays in your edited rays.


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9/11/2012 7:57:42 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Just for you Dale . . .


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9/11/2012 7:47:41 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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I prefer the verical format shots and as with some others, like the sun rays left in.
There is a whole lot to think about in this image Teresa that goes beyond what we see. Thank you for sharing.


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9/13/2012 9:53:24 AM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Just an additional thought Teresa. I was wondering what might be done to accentuate those sun ray, so took your original image and played around with it.
I made a selection from the bottom of that bank of clouds right up to the top of the image and experimented with 'Adjust Color Curves' (in Photoshop Elements 9). and that has brought out some detail from the rays.)Unfortunately, me not being a Dale, I forgot to put things on layers and now can't remember if I used a touch of Topaz Adjust as well. I think what it has demonstrated though is that there is detail there even from a low resolution screen grab so if you are so inclined you can probably get a good effect from your full reolution image.


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9/13/2012 11:29:58 AM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Teresa -- I'm scanning through old posts from work. I'm not going to try to add to any of the already extensive discussion. I'm just going to make sure I get a better look at this wonderful, moody image later tonight on my better, bigger monitors at home.


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9/17/2012 4:22:39 PM

 
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