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Awakening by Jordan-Roberts Awakening by Jordan-Roberts
Jordan Roberts Photography.
Steamboat Rock, Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington is largely unexplored (save for Palouse Falls) in the landscape photography world. As Western Washington falls in the shadow of the Cascades, Eastern Washington falls in the shadow of almost all landscape photography in the Pacific Northwest; often being overlooked as "a bunch of farmland". This couldn't be further from the truth.

This shot is from Steamboat Rock along the Banks Lake, my new home in the Pacific Northwest. Sunsets like this are common enough to make me not think twice, however this night I ran outside my front door last minute because I knew it carried unique characteristics. You can see virga illuminated in the left part of the shot.

Steamboat Rock is a massive Basalt formation in the middle of the Banks Lake carved out by the Columbia River. A very unique icon of Eastern Washington, it really is a surprise you can't find any professional photographs of this area. So, I'm hoping to change that to some degree.

Process: This was a tedious manual blend for the lake and drawing light onto the back of Steamboat Rock. Perhaps that's the reason you don't ever see photos of this.

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BelieveG1ng Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
This sunset reminds me a girl with a sandy hair all over the sky. You can even see her eyes and mouth
Tinnu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
The colours are stunning, the composition very nice and capturing. What an amazing shot! May I ask how you managed to get the colours so saturated? Did you use a special white balance, like cloudy or shade?
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Most of these colors were simply from the sunset. It was a very saturated sunset to begin with. I shot in RAW so I adjusted the WB on the computer and knowing me I usually go with either shade or daylight because of the purple hues. This photo also has a luminosity mask applied to it, however dodging and burning probably brings out most of the color contrast.
Tinnu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Thanks for the explanation, I hope I'll learn how to take such wonderful photos like you take ^_^
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! It takes a lot of patience.
PabloPizarro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you liked it :D
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my "Best of June" feature.
Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice day! :heart:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :thumbsup: ;)
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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