With its long winter coat of ice receding, and the snows of spring abating, a beautiful mountain lake reveals itself anew.
Featured High Peaks:
Extreme Left (summit out of frame): Longs Peak (elevation 14,259 ft / 4,346 m)
Center: "Keyboard of the Winds" (~13,600 ft / 4,145 m)
Center-Right: Pagoda Mountain (13,497 ft / 4,114 m)
Right: The Spearhead (12,575 ft / 3,833 m)
Extreme Right (summit out of frame): Chiefs Head Peak (13,579 ft / 4,139 m)
Lake Elevation: 9,940 ft / 3,030 m
Image Captured: May 22, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
The image was made using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital body and a Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm/2 ZE lens, tripod mounted. From one base exposure (0 stops) made at f/8, 1/800 second, and ISO 100, six additional exposures (at -3, -2, -1, +1, +2, and +3 stops) were derived using multi-RAW processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. All seven exposures were then exported and combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 to maximize dynamic range, with the resultant final image edited and converted back in Lightroom.
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