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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
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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?
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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.
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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 ^_^
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! It takes a lot of patience.
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PabloPizarro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you liked it :D
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured in my "Best of June" feature.
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Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :thumbsup: ;)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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hellou4 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Astonishing photo... :jawdrop:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it! :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome! Thank you!
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
My pleasure!:)
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alone-maggie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Your photo is participating in a Weekly Contest organized by :iconfeaturing-nature: - Featuring Nature Group. We will contact you in case you win :) :heart:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ok sounds good! :D
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your beautiful work is featured here [link] at :iconalightindarkness: :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Brilliant ♥♥
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful scenery and amazing photo! You'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge (I'm Australian) but is this Washington state? I get the name confused with the city Washington.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Haha and if you ever see anything "good" or "pretty" I can guarantee you it doesn't come from Washington D.C., it'll be the state ;)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Right, so now I know. Washington D.C. is an ugly big city and Washington State has the beauty. Got it :nod:

I'm from Perth in 'the other WA' - Western Australia. We are also a west coast city, but the similarity seems to end there.
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing1:wow:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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InvictusSanguis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! i'm stunned by this magnificence!
great
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it! :)
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Svetlaya777 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome colors!
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hetorakelt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
welllllll welllll done
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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lena-lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   General Artist
This piece is beautiful; you have quite the eye for the moment. Love how there are few shadows, and even at a key transition of light, everything is well illuminated. Certainly would help to have this to look at every morning, I might actually get up. XD
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your feedback! It's very true and I think it's the reason why there are so few shots of this area. Those walls are difficult to illuminate.
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mamork Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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mamork Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ! :)
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Temansha Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing... :O_o:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it!
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sm00chie92 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thank you for this capture :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem :)
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dagia4all Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very fine composition.Can you tell how you got those blue and orange hues in the sky?
Did you combine multiple exposures?
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! To get the hues what I did was shoot in RAW so I fiddled with the white-balance in post-process. And yes this is a double-shot manual blend. I very rarely use graduated neutral density filters to be honest. I find them annoying to put on. If you have the ability to seemlessly post-process the photo then you don't need them. One last thing, when this image came out of Lightroom and into Photoshop it had a major HDR look to it (something I can't stand), so I added a luminosity mask to save the color/hues yet create that contrast............. something very important to do to save an image.
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dagia4all Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for sharing the details.Will keep things in mind next time.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem, it takes a lot of practice and failure. It also takes an in-the-field understanding of what you can and cannot do in photoshop.
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artamusica Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the explanation and for the tedious manual work. It was worth it!!
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem, very glad you like it! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great colors! :)

Gorgeous scenery! :aww:
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