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Peaks, Spires and a Ridgeline Covered with Snow

Peaks, Spires and a Ridgeline Covered with Snow

When I stood at this observation area looking to the south, my mind could only think of adjectives like wondrous, amazing and...holy wow! As I later processed this image in Capture NX2, I could later look to appreciate other things that made this mountain setting so I captivating. Some of that was the color contrast between the greens of the nearby forest to the browns and purples of the mountainside and peaks, covered in the white of snow. Then above is another color contrast of the blue skies. A leading line of the highway cuts across to seemingly separate some of those color contrasts. I used some CEP filters (Low Key, Polarization and Graduated Neutral Density) which seemed to best bring out this look even with the bright sunlight from the early afternoon.

This was captured at Washington Pass Overlook while in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

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Photo taken on 16 June 2017 (© thor_mark  / Flickr)

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