Morning Sun At Lost Creek Camp In Lassen Volcanic National Park For Skywatch Friday

by Larry Jordan on July 15, 2009

Lassen Volcanic National Park, national parks, pine trees

Burned Area At Lost Creek Camp In Lassen Volcanic National Park photo by Larry Jordan

The second morning birding on our Audubon Outing To Lassen Volcanic National Park, I woke in the wee hours, before sunrise and captured this eerie shot of the burned area behind the Lost Creek Campground.  I never thought it would turn out at all because it was a hand held shot with a five second shutter speed.  Five seconds seems like an eternity when you are trying to hold a camera still.  Anyway, I kinda like the effect I got.  What do you think?

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Tabib July 16, 2009 at 8:41 am

Love trees silhouette against the saturated blue sky
You got super steady hand.
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Tara R. July 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Wonderful capture. It almost looks like the forest is still a blaze.
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Luiz Ramos July 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Great shot and Nature.
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Karen July 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Interesting effect … I like the dark silhouettes against that pretty sky..

Your hand is certainly steadie than mine !!!
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Maria July 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Amazing contrast… trees and sky colors are incredible!
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Amber Coakley July 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I like it and don’t think its eerie at all. Unless we’re talking eerie-cool. I would love to sit still and quiet to see and hear what is up and about at this hour. Way to go with keeping the camera still-ish for that long!
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Ida July 17, 2009 at 2:23 am


Happy weekend! 🙂
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Arija July 17, 2009 at 5:43 am

Lovely colours before the sun awakens. Nice shot.
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viola July 17, 2009 at 8:48 am

I find your photo exciting! I like it! 🙂
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Joyce July 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Impressive image!


Larry July 18, 2009 at 6:31 am

@Tabib thanks for the comment. I also love silhouette shots

@Tara it was a gorgeous morning

@Luiz thank you for stopping by

@Karen I don’t know how steady my hand is but I was glad to get the cool effect

@Maria thank you very much

@Amber you would be amazed at all the bird sounds I heard that morning. The different tones of the Pileated and White-headed Woodpeckers for example. Enchanting.

@Ida thank you for the comment and the visit

@Arija the colors were amazing! I actually ran back to my car and got the tripod, but by the time I got back to this spot, the colors were gone.

@Viola thanks for the comment

@Joyce thank you very much


Rob Ripma July 18, 2009 at 2:18 pm

That really did turn out to be a very cool effect. I especially like how the silhouettes are a little blurred. Great shot!
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