Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™
Alpine lake in the Elkhorns.
This location was about 5 minutes from my camp. I got set up and realized I left my ND grads at camp, but didn't want to risk the 10 minutes round trip. So I thought I'd just bracket and later manually blend to keep the sky from blowing out. Turns out I only needed one image, the histogram looked good. While processing, I just used a minus exposure graduation for the sky and everything stayed relatively in check :)