Sharp Top Peaks of Otter Summit


Photo by: Landscapes of the Blue Ridge

Sharp Top Peaks of Otter

Location: Sharp Top Peaks of Otter Summit
The stairs on the summit of Sharp Top.

Camera: Sony A300
Lens: Zeiss 16-35
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Aperture: f 9
Filters: none
Exposure: manual
How I Got This Shot: Getting this involved not only the strenuous hike on a hot day, but also climbing up on the top of some boulders in order to catch the stairs and view into the piedmont. This was taken several years ago with my old camera and for some reason I did not take multiple exposures, so to help things I used 2 copies of the RAW file and processed one for the sky, the other for the ground, and blended them using layer masking. I used a tripod and remote shutter too, probably only took one exposure due to the precarious nature of my rock perch.

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