Spring time Wild Flowers (Mount St. Helens)

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by socrdude, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    shot this at sunrise yesterday...
    did a bit of focus stacking, but we are still not at peak for wild flowers as the Lupine have not yet bloomed. Was at my favorite location at just before 5am which requires at 250 am departure from my house and then a hike out.
    Ran into a herd of Elk grazing in the area, which is always a welcome sight. Success.

    d750 with Tammy 24-70 G2
     
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  2. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    Well it was worth the effort. Awesome shot.
     
  3. Agree 100%. It's great that you young folks will make the sacrifice to get pictures like that for us old folks to enjoy!
     
  4. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    thank you for the comments and traveling with me.. NOTE: I am 63. After sunrise Wild flowers, we hit this peak and then drove a bit and then hiked to the base of Mount St Helens.
     

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  5. Yep, young folks like you. :)
     
  6. tcr18h

    tcr18h

    Oct 25, 2009
    Beautiful vista. Delicious colours.
     
  7. fab shot!

    cheers
    alexis & Georgie Beagle

    "definitely a wall hanger!" - Georgie Beagle
     
  8. Very pretty and colorful shot. It looks like a painting. Well done.

    R/
    Dave
     
  9. Great photo and depth of field sharpness
     
  10. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    thanks, Alan, Dave, Alexis, Jim x 2, Nick, Tim
     
  11. asaya

    asaya

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Very nice thanks for sharing
     
  12. Beautiful shot indeed. I know this spot but have never been there at the right time. For me I would have to leave even earlier than you. It is on my list but most likely I will spend the night a little closer. You got just the right amount of clouds it looks like to me.
     
  13. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Such a special image! If you decide to print it, consider removing ??? in the very upper right corner and cleaning up all the dust and other spots. I think a sensor cleaning is badly needed! ;)
     
  14. Congrats both on the beautiful image and on your effort at the age of 63!
     
  15. Excellent capture. Well worth an early morning excursion which in my opinion are the best kind of outings.
     
  16. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    thanks.. I have noted the issue to Nikon as this is a new D750 and I see the spots, so not sure if the shutter is tossing oil or such on the sensor.. but I noted that as well.. the spots..
     
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