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This is Hope | Kodak Portra 800

Hope is nestled among the mountains, and this is the very thing that attracted us to this town when deciding where we wanted to live in Canada. You could pretty much live anywhere in Hope and see spectacular mountains from any window in your house. It does, though, come with its own challenges when it comes to photographing it, especially at this time of year when often the town itself is in deep shade but the tops of the mountains have sun. Late this afternoon when I saw the sun was going down and it was a clear sky, we grabbed our cameras and dashed into town. I’ve been looking to use some Cokin grad filters having not really used them for years, and as an adaptor ring that I needed arrived in the post this morning it was perfect timing! Here is the first shot I took as the sun was just starting to disappear from the mountaintops; I shot this with a 2 stop neutral density graduated filter on the sky and mountain tops to try to even out the difference between the highlights and shadows. Lab: Canadian Film Lab | Film: Kodak Portra 800 | Camera: Pentax 67ii with 55mm f/4 lens and Cokin Z-Pro 2 stop grad filter.

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