After photographing the barn and wildflowers in my previous post, I picked up my tripod and equipment and prepared to move to another location. At that moment, I realized I had another image in front of me … snow-covered Mt. Hood was clearly visible to the left and behind the wildflowers I had been photographing. So a short move of the tripod, to get the balsamroot and lupine in front of Mt. Hood, was made and this image captured:
Thus, another cardinal rule, especially when photographing in unfamiliar places, is to always check your surroundings and be very aware of what’s around you! By the way, I really wished I was much closer to Mt. Hood with the wildflowers, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to scout out a closer location. If you are familiar with this area in Oregon and know of some locations where wildflowers grow in front of a clearly visible Mt. Hood, please let me know. I plan on traveling back to the Columbia River Gorge in the future!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Canon 70-200mm, f/2.8 IS lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
- ISO 100
- Aperture f/19
- Shutter 1/45 sec.
- This image is a focus-stacked image, combining 6 images in Helicon Focus to achieve focus throughout the image