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*What comfort-zone*
This shot is the result of stepping way out of my normal comfort zone. I set out to shoot Mount Lassen from the point of view of Red Bluff, at night, all lit by the moon. Having almost no idea if this would work, I set out at 11pm (way later than I have ever set out before) and went to this place where I thought I could get the shot. It failed miserably. Too many clouds and the moon wasn't bright enough meant I could not see Lassen.

Not one to waste an opportunity, I walked around the area and tried shooting some architecture which I also know nothing about about. I was alone shooting in the middle of the night standing in the middle of streets, all stuff I never do. I kept looking over my shoulder seeing everything that moved thinking it was going to eat me.

Then to wrap this whole adventure up, I processed this as a HDR in Photomatix which is another thing I rarely do. It seems people like +Trey Ratcliff take images like this all the time so I figured I better step out there and give it a shot. I actually like the way HDR looks on architecture and at night. I probably won't be going out galavanting in the middle of the night all the time, but it was really fun creativity fuel.

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