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Rugged Reflections by StevenDavisPhoto Rugged Reflections by StevenDavisPhoto
Featured as Earth Shot's Photo of the Day on 7/2/09 ([link]) as well as Photo of the Day on Aperture Academy on 7/9/09 ([link])

This was one of the hardest 1.5 mile hikes I've ever made. You start from the lake down there and hike up this steep, crumbly mountain until you get to this ridge. I damn near killed myself stepping on unstable rocks over and over.

I loved the view here and set up for sunset. It took me about an hour to find a spot and composition I really liked. I really liked this shot more than later ones I took from the same spot, because the sun is falling scross those trees in the front and adds a lot the depth of the image by having a nice middleground subject. Later, those trees were dark and it didn't seem as strong of an image.

A mounted print of this shot can be purchased at my Etsy store for only $20 - [link]

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RainbowFay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very majestic.:) By the way, is that Mt. Shasta?
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
yes
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RainbowFay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thank you for the answer.:D I love Mt. Shasta and I've only been there once. I'd love to go there again someday.Heart 
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annabre7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful - and such a perfect reflection on the water.
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Spectacular! What makes this so awesome and unique is how the camera could see for miles of pure clarity. Not many photos I've seen have achieved such an awesome depth view of the landscape and surroundings. The mix of greens, blues, grays, yellows, and whites add variety and color to this image...very, very nice!
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livinladolcevita Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork has been featured on my last 2011's journal! Yaaaaay! :la:
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Happy new year! :heart:
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aprmason Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Steven,

Breathtaking.

Toni.
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Zebraa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Very beautiful !
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fortodayweride Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
This is one of the most beautiful landscapes I think I have ever seen. The long line of sight way of into the horizon, the way the light picks out certain spots, and the peaks in the distance make it look really enticing.
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Photographer
I think the best way to describe this glorious image is:
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. ~Ecclesiastes 3:11
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
straight up KJV there! thanks :)
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Photographer
My favorite version. ;)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
too hard for me to read. i use the ESV. sounds very regal though!
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Photographer
It's even harder to read out loud. Lol!
But I wouldn't have it any other way.
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NEON8988 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Astounding scenary :clap: :wow: :0
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AussieLove Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
thats really breath-taking, i love everything about it :) will have to visit there some day
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ashleynr89 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
your photos are amazing. I am so jealous seeing the places you've been able to visit :jawdrop:
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks. it helps to have a nice "real" job and no family ;)
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful indeed; I love the composition; the variety in shape, color, and highlights is lovely and the use of line is excellent.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks. the shasta county yellow pages might be using it on their seasonal cover. i find out the end of sept.
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool
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novelhill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
wonderful photograph. Where is this?
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
the mountain in the background is mt. shasta, and the lake is called castle lake. northern california.
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novelhill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
is it the north side of Shasta? That would make sense as to why I don't recognize it. I always see if from the south side.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
since the sun was setting to my left, i am guessing i was looking at it from the south side. not sure. i was on a workshop getting driven around.
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novelhill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
oh, ok. Well it's an awesome shot anyway. Maybe I'll figure out where it was taken some day.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
found it. [link]
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novelhill Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
aha! Awesome. Thanks, I really appreciate that.
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mjagiellicz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
such a great color, light and the water reflection :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
great colors
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ArinantWolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
this looks awesome!

it reminds me of drawings from *khaosdog and *Goldenwolf from their landscapes.
I hope I see more soon you got really awesome pictures.

is it your job or just a hobby because it looks really profesional.

I just take my shots with a bad cam from casio the exlim exlime thing (dont know the real name)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! it's just on the side. fortunately i'm 28 and single, and i make a decent amount of money, so I have enough to afford this expensive hobby. it's not so much what kinda camera you have either, as it is having an eye for photography, having the right lens, and knowing how to process well in photoshop.
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ArinantWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
people say I got the eye but having a right lens and photoshop is a problem.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha. well get used versions, or third-parties. they're often just as good.
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CezarMart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Glorious!
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Excellent shot. :thumbsup:
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Manweri Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful landscape! It must have been an amazing hike, despite the fact that is was very hard. When the view is like this, I'd say it's worth all the hard work. ;) Great job!
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Hennesey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
God that's beautiful!
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Ashley41196 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
That is sooooo beautiful!! I love this picture!!!!!!
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous view and landscape !
The light capture and depth of the image are fantastic.
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georgiarose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Makes me wish I were there. Wonderful composition, lighting, focus. Everything is just perfect.
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a gorgeous photo. Hope you felt it was worth the strenuous hike. Thank you for sharing this.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
totally. i like the shot, but it's not my favorite. however, people seem to love it, so i try to promote it as best i can.
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Good work and yes, great composition, cheers :)
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LePianiste Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Nice and wide, that's a nice view :iconhappycuteplz:
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Tarsurion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm an avid backpacker and I read Backpacker magazine and I must say, you've outdone them! I can't wait to hike areas that look like this! Simply amazing!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
nice. maybe suggest this image to use in their mag? haha. thanks!
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Tarsurion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Photographer
You know what, you SHOULD. I can totally see this happening. Whereabouts is this shot by the way? If they do an article about really nice hikes or campsites that cover your area, they'll feature it for sure!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
it's near mt. shasta (in the background there) in northern california. the lake is called castle lake.
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Tarsurion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Photographer
I've heard a few articles about Mt. Shasta hikes. I'll check Backpacker's site, maybe I can snag some info about how to submit your artwork and have it featured! :la:
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