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*** Click on the image to watch on lightbox and really appreciate the tones and details in shadow areas***

I went hiking to the Gold Creek Basin today and it was snowing pretty consistently all day and so it wasn't really a day for wide, sweeping vistas and so I decided to focus on the "intimate landscape" instead.

These two leafs were basically wrapping around a small branch by the tip and really caught my eye. I set my back pack down, changed lenses from the 17-40 into the 100-400 to really be able to frame it better as I wasn't able to really walk any closer since I didn't have any snow shoes on to get off trail.

3 exposures blended together using multiple exposure blending techniques, luminosity selections and other advanced masking. I created a video detailing the process and it's available here:

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