Sheep Creek, Gospel-Hump Wilderness
About now, I was supposed to be returning from several days in southern New Mexico, no doubt with a boatload of stunning pictures. But a sudden and nasty bout of the flu canceled that plan. So here’s something from the archives, a shot of Sheep Creek entering the Salmon River in Idaho’s Gospel-Hump Wilderness. Of technical note is that I double-processed the RAW file here. I don’t find that I need to go to exposure blending techniques all that often, but they can be pretty helpful in deep river canyons, where on bank will surely be in deep shadow by the light’s even halfway decent on the other side.
I’m on the fence on this one. I certainly don’t see it being a mainstay in my portfolio. But I don’t have much from the Main Salmon (I’ll see if I can change that this summer), and this does capture a certain amount of the spirit of the place. I’d be happy to hear opinions from viewers, photographers and others!
A couple more impressions, just for fun. What do I really love about running the Main Salmon in July? Thimbleberries!
My favorite kind of kitchen: