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I climbed for two hours for this shot, from 7200 to 8336 feet to the summit of Mt Porphyry. All the way up there were STUNNING shots of cliffs and snow-capped peaks in the distance. I was expecting something particularly good from the top. But the views on the way up were WAY better - I was disappointed. And then I looked down, and there they were.

I moved quite a few rocks so that I could lie on the ground level with the flowers (I did replace them afterwards) AND get the sky in the picture, to capture the feeling of them being right at the summit of a mountain. I particularly enjoyed all the radiating lines in this shot - the trees and the pine needles.


I used the SuperMacro setting on my camera. I wish I had used the fine rather than the standard quality setting - the picture seems a tiny bit more grainy than usual when I resized it for here. I used Paint Shop Pro 9's despeckle to reduce some of the graininess. I want to climb back up there and re-take the shot next week, and see how the plant has changed. Masochist, me.

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  • Copyright: Rii Newman (StillxxLife) (2)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-10
  • Camera: Konica-Minolta Z6
  • Exposición: f/8, 1/160 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2006-04-14 9:28
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