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Opal Creek
Camera: GX-10 Photo Location: Opal Creek, Oregon 
Posted By: civiletti, 08-29-2010, 02:10 PM

Opal Creek has some of Oregon's oldest trees and clearest water. The area was mined for copper, zinc, and a bit of silver and gold. Now it is proteced and visited by many.



Opal Pool I - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1/6"@f8




Opal Pool II - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1/10"@f8




Opal Pool III - Pentax A50mm f2, 1/2"@f8




Wedged, above Opal Pool - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1/4"@f8





Upper Opal Creek Falls - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1"@f16




Small Pool in Opal Creek - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1/3"@f16




Derelicts of Jawbone Flats I - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1/2"@f13




Derelicts of Jawbone Flats II - Sigma 24mm f2.8 miniwide II, 1"@f16

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08-29-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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Wow, what minerals! I especially like the colors in the second photo- fantastic! Almost looks like camo colors.

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Wow, what minerals! I especially like the colors in the second photo- fantastic! Almost looks like camo colors.
Yes, the rocks at Opal Creek are great. Like most of western Oregon, they are basalt and andesite, but instead of just the usual black and gray, there are light buff and green as well. I needed to check back and forth between the scene and my LCD to convince me that the colors were close to reality.

The sky was light overcast. I used the cloudy color temp. preset and cooled the color a bit in post production.
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impressed with that little sigma lens... love those shades of green and textures....crisp shots to boot....how'd those old clunkers end up there?? looks like vintage ww2 and earlier... dave m

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impressed with that little sigma lens... love those shades of green and textures....crisp shots to boot....how'd those old clunkers end up there?? looks like vintage ww2 and earlier... dave m

Yep, the Sigma 24mm is a good one. Tiny and inexpensive as well.

The junks - I think the middle one is 1920's vintage - are from a defunct mining camp that is just a few hundred yards from Opal Pool. Now there is a non-profit run rustic resort at the site with cabins to rent and various educational programs running throughout the snow-free season.

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Beautiful shots !! I believe that the first truck in line is an old Willys... Very cool....
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Thanks, Steve. I believe you are correct - a Willys. My grandfather had one.
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