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Flowers are a-booming this year! This is from Three Finger Jack in the Sisters Wilderness in Oregon this last weekend. My buddy Paul Bowman and I took off early Saturday morning for a short overnight backpack into TFJ. Other than being crazy hot the hike was awesome. As we approached the upper meadow I saw a pretty good size meadow of lupine, then as I rounded the corner and saw acres of lupine! By far the larger display of lupine I have ever seen, and it was in full peak bloom! It was a great trip.

As for the technicals here, there was quite a bit of dof blending going on (obviously), I used 5 shots. 3 for the paintbrush and front row of lupine to get tack sharp front to back and 2 for the mid and back. The 5th shot was double processed for the mountain and then the sky. All shots were shot at f16, 640 iso, shutter speeds varied.

I know this may not be that appealing to some. The "in ur face" look isn't for everyone, and I understand that. For me, this was really more of at exercise in the technicalities it took to do it. I believe it adds a new element to the image, aside from just being a beautiful mountain scene. Being able to see the crispy sharpness in nature from front to back is kinda cool in some shots. So with that said....Thanks for looking, commenting and sharing!

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