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Moraine Lake and South Sister Sunrise by greglief Moraine Lake and South Sister Sunrise by greglief
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South Sister is the third highest peak (10,358 feet) in the state of Oregon. I hiked/climbed to the summit several years ago, and stopped at sunrise to take this photograph of the mountain's reflection in Moraine Lake (6,450 feet elevation). Because I was not carrying my tripod, I tried to steady the camera on rocks to get as long an exposure (1/8 second) as possible. The high wind prevented me from getting a completely still reflection, but it was still quite nice.

(Nikon D70, Nikon 12-24 lens, circular polarizer, f/11, 1/8 second, handheld)

Special thanks to :iconivanandreevich:, who saw this in my PBase gallery and suggested that I post it here.
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shauser12 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Absolutely beautiful.  I miss South Sister so much.  
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krissydice Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
serenity and stillness of the water
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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baba49 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo. Beautiful colors and awesome reflections :love:
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cristyb Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Artist
This is stunning
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CO99A5 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Great shot! Excellent image
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours and scene are wonderful. It looks very peaceful and I like how the composition is created with the golden coloured hill in the foreground working with the mountain face.
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
This is a really nice shot, even though hand-held at 1/8 sec. I would never have know you didn't use a tripod, Greg. You took on the wind and won! What is amazing about this is the smooth, bare, sandy-appearing area on the left. Is that a normal scene for higher altitudes, or is it green grass turned tan? Either way, it is quite a striking feature.
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOO THE IMAGE O MY IN MY FAVE.
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XStarLight-MagicX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Great!
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Great image.
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
beautiful:)
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous contrast in this shot, Greg! :deviation: :camera: :hug: Coco
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greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Coco!
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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:iconenkased:
Enkased Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
excellent shot
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great reflection
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great colors and reflection
great work
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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kram666 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
lovely photo Greg :-)
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Mark!
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:icondigital-blend:
Digital-Blend Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Excellent!
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Beautiful!

Walt
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greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Walt!
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Seeker-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
what a phenomenal shot!! I love it..and will definitely buy a print!
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
that's the ticket :clap:
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Dennis! :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
yw Greg!!!
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, wonderful scape you caught there!
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconshoayb:
Shoayb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great reflection :)
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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ByteStudio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's gorgeous! great tones!
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very fine work Greg
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, David!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome sir
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Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Beautiful :)
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
You're welcome :)
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IrishBuffaloGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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