Absolutely needs to be viewed on black, preferably on a calibrated monitor, in Chrome/Firefox/Safari. SHADOW DEETS all around on this one. On top of the white background being terrible, it sucks that 500px discards color profiles for thumbnails. This looks dark as hell as a thumbnail here. Dark as HELL, guys. Hell is dark because it's UNDERGROUND and the light of LAVA is dim.

Oregon's Mount Hood and Mirror Lake, as seen from the summit of Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain at sunset. Shot this with my good friend Brian Adelberg, check out his profile if you're not following him: http://500px.com/BrianAdelberg

One of the most vibrant sunsets I've seen in my life was going on to the left here - unfortunately the landscape was pretty boring in that direction. A bunch of color still bled into the sky to the north over Hood, though.

Reprocessed this guy recently. This is much closer to the scene we saw that night.

The title of this image referred to a very real situation. My tripod was lost immediately after this shoot - left it on the roof of my car like some kind of IDIOT, and lost it on Highway 26 driving back to Portland. Oh well, it was heavy and steel and now I have a carbon fiber replacement. And I have this image!

If you like how my images look, you might be interested in knowing that I teach my processing workflow over Skype! Check out my website if you're interested in learning more about lessons, prints, or licensing: www.alexnoriegaphotography.com

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