Ham Hayes  

Mt Baker-Drayton Harbor, WA by Ham Hayes

November 2020 - Mt Baker-Drayton Harbor, WA

About the Image(s)

Originally I wasn’t going to submit this image as the smokey haze almost totally obscured the mountain, but applying a digital haze filter brought out the mountain’s ridge lines and highlighted the shoreline. My intention was to capture the starkly different, but intimate relationship of the mountain, trees and water. Perhaps there a metaphor in this visual story about how things so different can be in harmony.
D500, Nikkor 18-200mm @122mm; f/8.0, 1/4000s, ISO 400. Heavy de-hazing and contrast enhancement.

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2 comments posted

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
I like what you did with this image Ham. You have interesting subjects in the foreground, middle ground, and background which help to show the depth of field. If you could go back in time, it would be interesting to try a long exposure to flatten out the water.   Posted: 11/20/2020 09:29:27
Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Thanks Howard! Yes, wish I could. I had no idea what I had in the background when I took the shot. It was one of those try it and see what I could do in post. Since I'm doing extreme (for me) editing, maybe I can blur the water surface.   Posted: 11/20/2020 18:57:05