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    Brian, Ryan, Natalie, Cara and a coworker of mine took off yesterday to hike Mount Adams and spend the Night at the RMC shelter on the edge of King Ravine.

    The weather was perfect for the hike up, the weather dry, and the views excellent. We reached Crag Camp in a few hours, and split up from there. Brian and Cara took off for the summit, Ryan and I waited a bit and went to Adams 4 for sunset, and the two others enjoyed the sun on the porch...which as one of the best views of any structure in the whites.

    Here's what Ryan and I experienced:
    Peak autumn foliage on the tundra with blueberry scrub and deerhair sedge in beautful backlit color!



    A fun night, a great dinner and a sunrise which dawned in the fog, so despite my desire to shoot over the great gulf at sunrise, I got to sleep in.

    More pics perhaps to follow...
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    Amazing photo....stop teasing us, we want to see more. Any photos of Crag Camp itself?

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    Wow. What a gorgeous picture. I would frame that and hang it on my wall in a second. Gorgeous.

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    Jim, that is beautiful
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    Thanks guys...Mike, Stacey, Steve and Jeff were still guarding the summit...not to worry...

    BillO, I don't have any of the hut itself, but here's a shot of the view from the porch, Natalie front and center:


    And the view from 15 feet away on the ledge of King Ravine:


    and..

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    Wow - what a beautiful fall day up there! Great shots Jim. The one of the sunset is just spectacular!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Any photos of Crag Camp itself?
    There are some good shots of the camp on Hike the Whites: http://hikethewhites.com/crag_camp.html

    Looks like a pretty awesome spot. I hadn't considered any of the RMC shelters before but after looking at these I really want to try to get up there.
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    Hey Jim what settings/filters did you use for the first picture?

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    Hey Bill,

    This was a tough shot to get the settings right. Even after I got it, I had to lighten up a dark band through the middle where my graduated filter rested.

    Settings as followed...
    Canon 20D w/Sigma 18-200 @ 24mm
    1 Second @ F11
    ISO 100
    3 Stop Hard and 2 Stop Soft GNDs
    Polarizer

    Processing:
    Color Temp in Raw
    Slight dodging and burning the grad line
    Levels adjustment for slight boost in contrast...
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    Thanks

    I'm in the market for a new lens, either a 200 with vr or 300 without due to cost. I was curious what you shot that with even though you were only at 24mm.

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