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Monte Cristo Peaks at Sunset

Monte Cristo Peaks at Sunset
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Copyright: Joshua Lewis (JoshLewis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 2 N: 248] (909)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mountain Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 16:01
Viewed: 3421
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of the Monte Cristo Peaks at Sunset, taken January 24, 2008. Taken from ontop my roof, It was literally this color. I used a 19.1 zoom to get this one, because they are acually 60 miles away from my house, but the zoom pretty much makes up for the distance. I jump from one part of my roof to the next in orfer to get this view point, because there is a garage roof which is where I jump onto first. But unfortunatly there are telephone wires near my house obstructing my view which is why it is hard to construct a panoramic view I am trying to make. The largeset peak near the center is Columbia Peak which is 7172 ft. I believe they are Called the Monte Cristo Peaks, because of the city near by those mountains called Monte Cristo which is been long abandoned and was around during the late 1800's and early 1900's. but the town ran out gold. The Monte Cristo Peaks are located near the Mountain Loop Highway which is convienient for access. Fortunatly those peaks are located in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness, which is preserved land.

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To joey: Thanks Joey!JoshLewis 1 04-08 11:24
To PaulGana: Thanks Paul!JoshLewis 1 04-07 11:47
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these look like some rugged mountains, they would be loads of fun to climb, and at only 7000 it's not difficult to breathe like on some higher peaks.

As for the photo, great colors, nice alpenglow on them thar peaks, the focus seems a little off, maybe it has somethign to do with the zoom, I would have steadied it on something and it is just a hair flat. that is easy to fix, I doned a workshop on it

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-07 15:27]
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Gorgeous image Josh!!
It must have been so impressive to see the red light cast across those mountains! and to have this view from your house! You are very lucky. My view is of loads of houses :-(
Paul has done a great job of boosting the contrast and bringing out those red tones even more.
Superb framing.
Great composition.
Excellent detail.
Very nice work once again!
Well done,


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