Be Aware of Your Surroundings

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:

Wildflowers in front of Mt. Hood

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



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