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Took a Trip to southwest Washington for a couple days. Here is one I liked I just finished PP. I was thinking of shooting the mountain dead center, but decided to offset and get the moon and a little more of the landscape on the left. Dead on through the viewfinder just looked a bit boring to my eyes. Does the composition work for you? How about the lack of close foreground details?

D200 12-24 f8 1/15" CP and 2 stop soft GND (ISO 320 Doh :rolleyes:... forgot to change after shooting the flowers in the breeze)

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you are the master ND grad man Douglas

wish I had the patience to use mine more often
 
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Not sure what patience you are referring to about using a Grad filter.. It is a mainstay for landscape photographers... As a landscape photographer you have to have patience anyways...

BTW Douglas this works for me with the foreground leading you into the crater itself...
 
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true Eric
I guess patience is the wrong word,
but even though I usually bring them on dedicated " landscape" type outings, I am too lazy to get them out and use them sometimes

is lazy a better word ?? :biggrin:
 
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That is one heck of a shot, I'd love that printed large and on my wall. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Anthony. It has a lot more impact large, hard to see all the detail in the small web size.

you are the master ND grad man Douglas

wish I had the patience to use mine more often
Thanks Frank. When I get to a spot I'm going to shoot. I take out the ones I think I might use from my pack and put them in my breast pockets or the thigh pockets of my hiking pants. Lots of pockets are very handy.

I agree with Frank. Your skill and patience with ND work is to be admired. This is a great example
Thank you Dave
 
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A superb shot Douglas of our famous Mt. St. Helens.
Thanks Louie

Not sure what patience you are referring to about using a Grad filter.. It is a mainstay for landscape photographers... As a landscape photographer you have to have patience anyways...

BTW Douglas this works for me with the foreground leading you into the crater itself...
Thanks Eric. Funny you mentioned patience, I got up there an hour and a half before sunset. scouted around a bit then stood around for almost an hour waiting for the right light.

Wonderful image !

Congrats !
Thanks Robert
 
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Douglas,
I like the shot. Nice inobtrusive use of the GND. I'm not bothered by the lack of foreground details. They can be distracting if they aren't in some way unified with the overall scene, IMO. I think you captured the scene here, which of course is the mountain in evening light, very well.
 
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Douglas,
I like the shot. Nice inobtrusive use of the GND. I'm not bothered by the lack of foreground details. They can be distracting if they aren't in some way unified with the overall scene, IMO. I think you captured the scene here, which of course is the mountain in evening light, very well.
Thank you Jack. In these types of shots on another forum, I have had some critique about lacking close foreground detail. I happen to like wide open landscapes sometimes as well as those with the detailed close foreground. Has me scond guessing sometimes.

perfect shot well done love the view

peter
Thank you Peter.
 
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Doug, I don't believe

that this is the same Mt St Helens, Washington that our family just visited. This is quite a striking composition. I wish I had taken it!

Excellent work. You had some nice light to work with.

Where did you shoot this from?
 
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Beautiful photo! Congrats!
Thanks Andras

that this is the same Mt St Helens, Washington that our family just visited. This is quite a striking composition. I wish I had taken it!

Excellent work. You had some nice light to work with.

Where did you shoot this from?
Thanks Joe, It was taken somewhere along the trail to Spirit Lake. I was on my way back from taking this one https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=178975 Trying to get back before I had to start using a head lamp :smile: I was listening to Elk bugling in the distance.
 
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