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Canon EOS 6D
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1/2 second
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F/11.0
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400
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Jun 8, 2013 7:49:28 PM -04:00
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Above it All by Mashuto Above it All by Mashuto
Canon EOS 6D | EF 24-105 f/4L IS @24mm | 0.4s, 4s | f/11 | ISO 400 | Marumi CPL

Dusk. Lindy Point. Blackwater Falls State Park.

My first visit out to West Virginia in quite a few years, and probably my first real trip out to West Virginia with a focus on photography. My trip was centered around Blackwater Falls State Park and the Dolly Sods area. I knew there was a few locations I absolutely wanted to visit, and this particular location, Lindy Point, was first on the list.

Having seen some excellent photos taken from this spot, especially around sunset, I was hoping that my one evening there would be a good one. Unfortunately, as seems to be my luck lately, that was not to be the case. Partly cloudy conditions later in the afternoon turned into an almost cloudless sky by golden hour and I was left with little interest and light that could have been much better.

However, right around when the sun finally set, and shortly after, a few clouds appeared on the horizon in the direction I was shooting, giving some much needed color to a quickly darkening scene.

Met quite a few other photographers there also waiting for the sunset, and had some great conversations. Gotta love meeting others that share the same passion for photography.

So, here is my take on the Lindy Point sunset scene, with my personal interpretation as usual. Enjoy!

Technical details for those interested: Originally bracketed this shot as 5 separate exposures. Chose two to work with, a 0.4s exposure for the sky, and a 4s exposure for the ground. RAW Conversion performed, then the two images were blended with a technique utilizing the blend if sliders. Color and contrast adjusted with a touch of my usual style.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Epic uber awesomeness. :winner:
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome. :D
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Zanarky Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done! Absolutely love that crisp exposure.
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured here...[link]
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconminiravesplz:
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Amazing work !
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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jonathanjessup Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Awesome. One of the better shots from Lindy I've seen. The alder bush in the llhc helps give depth and so does the rock in the lrhc. Now that I see this, I realize that's what's missing from other shots where they often just have the rock outcrop as the foreground with nothing leading into it. Very well done!
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jonathan! I agree with you that its a great place, but just getting the rock outcropping does not necessarily do enough to draw the eye into the photo. I wanted a composition that would pull the eye towards the rock outcrop, and then once there be able to explore the rest of what was a beautiful view.
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jonathanjessup Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You're welcome. Yes I agree with you. I think you misunderstood what I wrote! :)
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot!
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Divine place :)
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work. This is wonderful. :)
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great shot, Matt! I like the fog in the hills, as well as the great color you pulled out of those rocks.
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks LeeAnne! Hopefully the streak of not seeing great light will end soon. But I gotta work with what is given to me! Also, I really enjoyed WV and will definitely have to make more trips out that way.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
So glad you enjoyed it here. Can't wait to see the rest of your images!
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Posted one already from Elakala Falls, and I am deciding about processing shots from my morning at Bear Rocks. However, the Shot I came away with from Douglas Falls I think was the clear winner of the trip for me, and might be one of my best of the year so far.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think you definitely had the better angle at Douglas!
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite possibly, although I think it is more the colors I was actually to capture and bring out that really do it on that one, I'll be posting soon!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, the colors there are unlike anything I've seen anywhere else in the world. I'll be watching. ;)
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aprmason Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Matt,

Superb.

Toni.
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Toni!
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aprmason Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You are welcome.
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