Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak from Upper Cathedral Lake - June 3, 2007

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madeintahoe

madeintahoe - Jun 5, 2007 1:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Very Beautiful

The lighting is so beautiful & so calm and peacefull.
Thank you!

Misha

Misha - Jun 5, 2007 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Beautiful

Thank you for your comment!

flow

flow - Jun 5, 2007 2:02 pm - Voted 10/10

great!

very nice reflection and colors!

Misha

Misha - Jun 5, 2007 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great!

Thanks for your comment

williams

williams - Jun 6, 2007 12:33 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

Excellent composition, is this hdr?

Misha

Misha - Jun 6, 2007 12:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thanks - no, this is not HDR. I use GND filters to achieve better DR "more naturally" :)

Vladislav

Vladislav - Jun 6, 2007 1:39 am - Voted 10/10

Misha is back!

Watch out for some great photos, folks!

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Misha is back!

Thanks man! Are you still in Palo Alto? I work in Los Altos nowadays... we should do lunch sometime :)

Vladislav

Vladislav - Jun 13, 2007 1:53 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Misha is back!

Misha, congrats on the PoW. I knew you would get it the moment I saw the photo. This is one of my favorite places in the Sierra, and maybe in the whole world... and you captured it really well. Have been there myself last weekend, playing on Tresidder. On the way back I found the spot where you took the photo...
I am still in Palo Alto but I work in Berkeley, so lunch during the week will be hard. We have a better chance meeting somewehre in the Sierra!
Cheers,
Vlad.

Charles

Charles - Jun 6, 2007 3:21 am - Voted 10/10

Aptly named

Great shot

thanks

Charles

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aptly named

Thanks Charles. This peak is indeed very well named!

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Jun 6, 2007 6:50 am - Voted 10/10

superb

One of those dream shots, great

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: superb

Thanks Tomek!

pvangeenen

pvangeenen - Jun 6, 2007 11:30 am - Voted 10/10

Very good one.

This one speaks very much, great color scenery and sky. Image of the week.

Tfs. Pierre.

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very good one.

Thanks for your comment, Pierre

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Jun 6, 2007 2:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice,

Is it me, or do the colors seem a little different this year. Maybe the dry conditions in the Sierra? BTW, what is the difference between HDR and GND? Please excuse my ignorance (you can answer via PM, if you like)

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice,

Thanks for the comment. It was definitely drier this year than during a few previous seasons. Regarding HDR vs. GND, here is a quick explanation:
- GND stands for Graduated Neutral Density filter. Normally, it is a piece of glass that you use with your camera during the shoot to improve dynamic range. One side of these filters is darker (by 1-5 f/ stops; depends on the filter model) and another is transparent. These filters were popularized by Galen Rowell.
- HDR is a post processing (i.e. Photoshop) gimmick where you take a few photos of the same composition but expose different elements of the photo in each shot (i.e. one exposes the foreground properly; another exposes the background). Later, you take bracketed exposures of the same composition and 'blend' them for a higher dynamic range image.
Makes sense?

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Jun 7, 2007 12:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice,

Yup, makes sense! Thanks!

idahomtnhigh

idahomtnhigh - Jun 6, 2007 3:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Peaceful Setting

This picture has a way of calming the spirit. Great Shot!

Misha

Misha - Jun 7, 2007 11:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Peaceful Setting

Thank you!

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