Abe Chen  


The Painted Pinnacle by Abe Chen

November 2019 - The Painted Pinnacle

About the Image(s)

While on a trip to the Mt. Rainier NP in August, 2014, I found a patch of a mixture of wild flowers, acres of golden brown dying trees and the painted pinnacle. I used Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 17-55 mm f2.8 lens at 52 mm. Camera settings: 1/10 sec, f/16, ISO 200 with tripod. In post processing, LR and photoshop CS4 were used to edit the image.


4 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Composition, sharpness are good; also depth of field. Beautiful image... would look great on a calendar or enlarged and hanging on a wall.   Posted: 11/10/2019 10:55:36

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Great use of f/16. Everyone should make such good use of the foreground when shooting mountain scenes--this places the viewer right in the scene amongst the wildflowers. In post processing, did you lighten the foreground?   Posted: 11/11/2019 09:57:06
Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Thank you for your kind comment.
Yes, indeed. I did lighten the foreground by using Photoshop CS4 Curves Layer.   Posted: 11/11/2019 23:05:17

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I agree that the inclusion of the wildflowers in the foreground give the viewer a "place to stand" and definitely enhances the feeling of being there. I also wanted to see more of the details of the mountainside, so I used a curves layer to select that area and increase the contrast. I also wanted to focus on just the mountain itself in the foreground, so I cropped a bit from the right side. I have to applaud you on making anything in Alaska seem close to the viewer. It may be just and equipment thing, but when we were there in 1972, we came home with distant views of spectacular mountains. It was hard to realize how the vastness of Alaska would dwarf things, and of course by the time we got the film developed we were already home.   Posted: 11/11/2019 16:56:13
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