Crest Trail View - Mt. Rainier

© John E. Hunter

Crest Trail View - Mt. Rainier

Bunny Snow level-classic 9/19/2009 9:41:09 PM

The backlighting is superb! Did you use a GRD filters on the camera or in Photoshop? And, if you used them on the camera, which holder did you use? Or, did you hand-hold? #1182357

John E. Hunter level-classic 9/19/2009 10:05:11 PM


I used a hand held ND grad as the Nikon 14 mm lens will not take a holder.

John #7956941

Bunny Snow level-classic 9/20/2009 7:30:44 AM


You obviously knew what you were doing because the tonality and lighting is wonderful. Was this a soft or hard GRD filter?

Thanks for your reply.

Bunny #7959797

John E. Hunter level-classic 9/20/2009 8:57:14 AM


Thanks, it was a soft grad...the mountain is hard to capture correctly because of the high contrast...but sure is a great place to shoot.

John #7960616

Bunny Snow level-classic 9/20/2009 3:36:52 PM

I'm slowly learning to use my GRD filters, which I purchased in 2004 before going on an Eastern European trip and used them with my film camera touring Prague to reduce the contrast ratio between the dark shadows and bright highlights. It's amazing how well they work. Placement is easier when the light is bright than at sunset, when everything is darker. But, I enjoy learning.

Wish I had them when I could hike and climb, lived in Vail and hiked Mt. of the Holy Cross. #7963025

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Shot with D300 & 14 mm lens

Exif: F Number: 19, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: No flash function, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, Model: R8 - Digital Back DMR

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