I made this image of the stone stairs leading down into the Ape Cave near Mt. St. Helens a couple weeks ago, but thanks to some computer problems I haven’t been able to share it here on my blog until now. I am not going to go into details on my computer issues, yet, but stay tuned for a potential “lessons learned” blog post or video at some point.
As I said, I made this image a few weeks ago. It was on my second trip down to the Lewis River and specifically the Lower Lewis River Falls which I have shared an image of here before. On the way to the falls is a fairly popular local, natural attraction, the Ape Cave. Ape Cave is actually a lava tube that wasn’t discovered until the early 1950s. We didn’t spend a lot of time at the cave, we simply didn’t have the gear to explore the cave, but I did want to capture a few images of the entrance to the cave from the transition point from light to dark.
I also utilized a few tricks from a recent “Hand Crafted” episode over at The Photo Frontier, of what I am a proud explorer. In that episode Justin and Armando used a Lightroom technique to blur the edges of an image, and while it is something I have done in Photoshop in the past, I had never tried it in Lightroom. I am happy to report back that I was quite pleased with the results and will use that technique again in the future.
I actually have a lot of images to share, but with my current computer issues, which I hope are almost resolved, it will most likely be a few more days before I make another post here, or share any new images via social media. Please stay tuned.