Ross Schram von Haupt: #RealCamerasRock

Ross Schram von Haupt: #RealCamerasRock

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Digital Imaging Reporter’s April/May featured photographer is Ross Schram von Haupt. “I have spent my fair share of time traveling to amazing locations for landscape photography,” says Schram von Haupt. “However, living in the Pacific Northwest makes it hard to justify flying around the world; I have so much beauty in my backyard!

“In my home state of Washington, one mountain reigns supreme—Mount Rainier. I’ve visited Mount Rainier National Park more times than I can remember, but I won’t forget the day I took this photo!

“A fog bank rolled into the valley between the Tatoosh Range and Mount Rainier. I expected it to burn off during the day; however, it just stuck around. As sunset approached, I hiked until I was above the clouds to experience one of the most amazing views I’ve ever seen. Moreover, watching Mount Rainier tower above a sea of clouds while a colorful sunset burns above is one of my favorite photography career moments.”

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Shram von Haupt took this photo with a Nikon D610 and a Nikkor 16–35mm f/4 lens. He used a Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid tripod and edited the photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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