Surprise Creek

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scole

New Member
#1
It's finally summer in the Pacific Northwest but I decided on one last forest/stream hike before I turn my attention to the subalpine environment. My trip to Deception Creek last week was so nice that I decided to head one drainage over to Surprise Creek. Although its eventual destination is a series of high lakes, the trail hugs the valley floor and Surprise Creek for a couple miles. I figured I might find a number of interesting places to check out. The warm temperatures and sunshine made for harsh photo conditions but its definately worthy of a return trip.....

1. Small Waterfall


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3. Spotlight on Devils Club


4. Vertical Composition


5. Horizontal Composition


6.


Thanks for looking..
 

BobH

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Great photos, thanks for posting! The 5th one is my favorite, I really like how you can see through the water in part of it. Very cool...

By the way, I just got my latest issue of Shutterbug Magazine (August?) and their monthly photo contest is about water flow. They're looking for shots either stopping motion, or with blur. I'll bet your photos would definitely get into the magazine. The only downside is that I don't think they pay for publication...
 

scole

New Member
#4
Thanks for the comments. Bob- I went out and picked up a copy of Shutterbug (it was the August issue) and will look into entering that contest. It's kind of weird that it's snail-mail only..
 

BobH

Administrator
Staff member
#5
Thanks for the comments. Bob- I went out and picked up a copy of Shutterbug (it was the August issue) and will look into entering that contest. It's kind of weird that it's snail-mail only..
I thought so too at first, but I think I know why they do it. Printing is tricky, and the results aren't always what you think they'll be. How often have you made a print only to find it was too dark for example?

So by requiring the photographer to make the print, they remove themselves from that whole problem. When you send in a print, you're saying you're happy with the color and brightness and contrast etc.

They can simply scan that print, and have the original print to compare to.

That's just my guess, but it's the most logical explanation I could think of.
 


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