Tunnel to the Unknown

Posted: November 7, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

The drive up to Hurricane Ridge begins on the outskirts of Port Angeles, Washington, and snakes it’s way up the mountain. It takes about 45 minutes or so to get from the visitors station all the way up to the top. And honestly, it took us much longer, because we made some stop-offs along the way for photo opportunities. The tunnel you see above is only one of a few that have been carved out of the mountainside to permit cars to pass through. The shot above is actually taken in this little 50 foot section between two tunnel segments. I guess the best way to illustrate the acoustics of this little area would be to compare it to holding two conch shells up to both your ears. It was pretty impressive… you could hear a car coming from quite a ways off.

For this shot I chose to apply a gaussian blur to the entire image on one layer, and then selectively mask the center portion back into focus. I thought this gave it a very LOST-esque, mysterious, feel.

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