Nooksack River and Mount Shuksan

Mount Shuksan and the Nooksack River in the North Cascades, Washington State, USA

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Mount Shuksan and the Nooksack River (Purchase)

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   One of the downsides of having a lot of backlog in my photo editing is that I tend to forget what I have. I purposefully wait a while in order to process my images, just so that I am somewhat subjective in terms of images that deserve scrutiny and those that don’t. I often have initial expectations that were not met when I review the images too soon, and sometimes that clouds what is really there. At least for me. I do occasionally go back over images that did not leap out at me during a first pass – sometimes I find something I really like. Sometimes this is due to my perception of the image changing and sometimes I have learned some new post processing skills that open the photo to new potential.

   This photo is another example of this phenomenon. I initially passed over it but this weekend viewed it again, and knew how I wanted to process it. I have many photos of Mount Shuksan, but this one is a bit different. This was not taken from Picture Lake, Artist Point or any of my usual places. This is along the North Fork of the Nooksack River (which later flows over Nooksack Falls) at the bottom of the hill near the Shuksan Campground.

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4 Responses to “Nooksack River and Mount Shuksan”

  1. Alex Filatov says:

    Superb shot. Love the light and interplay of light and shadow here.
    I never wait to process my images, although perhaps I should start. I can certainly see your point. I think I almost always know if I got a great shot in the bag.

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Alex! I do process some images right away. There are often some the clearly standout from the rest immediately – the rest get a bit of a waiting period.

  2. Russ Bishop says:

    Very nice Michael. I agree – I too have such a backlog of editing, but the upside is that it’s always a pleasant surprise to find those gems you had almost forgotten.

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