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More from Harts Pass

Harts Pass Sunset1In my last post, I focused on the forest burned in a 2003 wildfire near Harts Pass. Today I’d like to show more shots from the Harts Pass area, focusing on images taken near sunset. These shots were captured near the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead on the western slope of Slate Peak, about 1.5 miles from Harts Pass. As I mentioned in my last post, this is a spectacular area. It is well worth a stop if visiting north-central Washington.

The featured image (above) was actually the last image I took, taken approximately 40 minutes after sunset. I really like the color the sky takes during the “blue hour” (the twilight period following sunset, or before sunrise, before complete darkness. I discussed photography during this period in my recent post “After Sunset? Don’t be Blue, Keep Shooting.”) As was the case with many sunset, some of the best color comes long after the sun goes down.

Most of these images were shot with a split neutral density filter. All are RAW images processed in Lightroom.

Harts Pass

This image looks down on Harts Pass, in the middle right background where the “Silver Forest” is located.

Setting Sun

Setting sun over the North Cascades

Harts Sunset1

Sunset clouds, looking south during sunset.

Harts Sunset2

More sunlit clouds, looking southwesterly.

Harts Pass Sunset2

Wide-angle view looking over the North Cascades. I like the texture in the clouds at the top of this image.

Harts Pass Sunset3

One last sunset shot. In this one, I like the repetition of the mountains and ridges.

11 responses

  1. Jen

    The depth you were able to capture in these pictures is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

    September 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    • Glad you like them Jen. Thanks.

      September 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  2. These are gorgeous! The colours in the sky omg…

    September 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  3. Boyer Writes

    Beautiful pictures…reminds me so much of the mountains in N.C and VA where I was born and lived. Thanks so much for sharing. Nancy at

    September 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  4. Pat

    These are beautiful. We recently went through the Cascades on highway 2 and loved them. Thanks for showing me what they can do at sunset. 🙂

    September 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    • I haven’t been through on Highway 2 in a long time, probably is nice in the fall.

      September 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

    September 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  6. Dee

    amazing.. I love the color of the sky, fantastic.. 🙂

    September 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  7. Nice series Joe!

    September 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

    • Thanks Bob. I’ve been enjoying your posts on Facebook.

      September 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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