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    Photos From Northern California

    I have been visiting in Northern California and have had opportunity to take a lot of pictures. I already posted one image from this trip (Mossbrae Falls) but rather than a bunch of separate posts, I'll share some of my images in this post. I'm really enjoying the photo ops and look forward to more next week.

    Chuck

    First up is a train photo. I saw this location last year and decided to hang out there for a shot of a train below Mt. shasta. This is actually an HDR image of the background before the train arrived then I shot the train from the same location and placed it in the HDR image. Sort of like some of the self portrait shots. I guess I could have put myself in the middle of the tracks trying to outrun the train.

    This image has been processed with a painterly look so I'll post it withou that effect for comparison. I like both.

    Photos From Northern California

    Now, the same immage with a different crop and without the painterly effect:

    Photos From Northern California

    This is Mount Shasta above the Shasta River. It's about a mile up river from the ranch I grew up on (and subject of my book). This is an important location as a major tributary known as Big Springs enters the Shasta here. It's also an HDR image:

    Photos From Northern California

    I got a lot of other shots on this trip and they are on my website but I'll cose this post with this picture of Hedge Creek Falls. It's not the best shot I got of the falls but it's interesting because you can walk behind the falls....so I shot this through the waterfall.


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    Re: Photos From Northern California

    Well Chuck,

    .. your standards certainly haven't dropped with increased opportunities, these are all excellent.

    I prefer the crop of #1 to #2, but possibly only because I like trains (and it's bigger in shot in #1)


    My tip for anyone viewing your site is to use the 'Dim the lights' option and just flick through and enjoy.

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Thank you Dave...I'm finding my interest in trains growing....at least as a photographic subject. It's sort of like fishing....find what looks like a good spot , set up and wait. It's also important to have the sun angle working for you so I sometime go early or late to catch the sun at a particular location.

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    I really like the shot of Mount Shasta, also like the painted effect of the 1st image.

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    Mount Shasta is a beautiful composition as is hedge Creek Falls. Excellent work

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    First and third are my favs, I will try the same locations some time

    ~Ajith

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    Re: Photos From Northern California

    Quote Originally Posted by ajith.rajeswari View Post
    First and third are my favs, I will try the same locations some time

    ~Ajith
    Go for it Ajith....it's a target rich environment.

    Chuck

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