Mirror, mirror on the Lake...

I got out of bed early Sunday and went in search of some keepers on Mt. Rainier. I started off on Reflection Lakes with the sunrise. Fortunately, the wind had not yet kicked up and I was able to capture some good shots. The fog you see in the photo swirls around the surface of the lake in a clockwise pattern. It's moves very fast and looks pretty neat up close and personal.

Darren Neupert

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Tim says ... on Tuesday, Aug 20 at 4:16 PM

Why does it look like it's either fake portrait, or has definitely been Photoshopped.

DeeDee says ... on Tuesday, Aug 20 at 4:17 PM

Fake!

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:55 PM

Hi DeeDee, just out of curiosity, why do you say this is fake? Perhaps my response to Tim will help you better understand the technique behind the photo.

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:55 PM

Hi DeeDee, just out of curiosity, why do you say this is fake? Perhaps my response to Tim will help you better understand the technique behind the photo.

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:57 PM

Tim, I absolutely embrace Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom. The technique used to produce this image is called exposure blending. For this image, I made 5 bracketed shots and blended those together to promote the best exposed pixels.

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:57 PM

Tim, I absolutely embrace Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom. The technique used to produce this image is called exposure blending. For this image, I made 5 bracketed shots and blended those together to promote the best exposed pixels.

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:59 PM

(continued) No consumer camera in the world can capture the dynamic nature of this scene. So, photographers will take multiple exposures in order to capture details in the highlights and shadows. Try searching for HDR or exposure blending.

dneupert says ... on Friday, Aug 23 at 3:59 PM

(continued) No consumer camera in the world can capture the dynamic nature of this scene. So, photographers will take multiple exposures in order to capture details in the highlights and shadows. Try searching for HDR or exposure blending.

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