Interesting Photo of the Day: Mountain Flowers at Sunrise

Some photographers sacrifice a lot for their craft. One of them is landscape photographer Steve Schwindt, who drove to Mount St. Helens and then slept in his car so he could wake up early enough to capture the sunrise. He credits these Indian Paintbrush flowers as his main motivation:

Indian Paintbrush Flowers

“Indian Sunrise” by Steve Schwindt (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Schwindt shot this photo using a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 17–40mm 4L lens. His settings were 19mm, f/9, ISO 400, 1/10 of a second for the flowers, and a 19mm, f/9, ISO 100, 1/5 of a second for the mountain. He used a total of 11 exposures—including 10 for the flowers—and then focus-stacked them to achieve the most clarity.

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