Earth Shadow Over the Three Sisters by ZackSchnepf

The Northwest is having a good snow year so far. Yesterday, I strapped on my split board and hiked into the mountains for sunrise. It was a gorgeous, cold, clear morning. I took my GoPro with me and recorded my snowboard run down in 2 feet of fresh powder, you can see it here: Powder Surfing

I used my advanced techniques on tonality control using the TKAction Panel. I just finished producing a video on these techniques, it will be available soon on my website.

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Smith Rock Sunset by ParchenPhotography

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Smith Rock is basically an outdoor mecca located just north or Bend Oregon in the central Oregon high desert. It’s sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt attract rock climbers and hikers from all over the world. It doesn’t exactly suck for photography either. Enjoy!!

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Hope by MichaelBollino

Broken, then Hope

This image is dedicated to Jeff Swanson, a member of our landscape photography community who passed away a year ago after battling melanoma. Although I only met him in person once, his smile, easy going, witty nature struck me immediately. Days before his death he took the time (and energy) to create a comical image based upon an inside joke then posted it to my FB timeline. It cracked me up and truly made my day. Such a good dude. The world misses him.

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Return To Skull Island by BrianKibbons

Each year I take the long route via Tam Mcarthur rim to this location prior to the road opening to the official trailhead. The exact conditions I had hoped for unraveled at sunset after hours of fierce thunder and lightning. Please view on black. Props to my buddy Brian Adelberg for some helpful processing tips. If you get a chance to skype with him…do it! It was a game changer for me. Thanks for looking.

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Soaking It In by candacebartlett

I’m uploading this one again after having some issues with the sizing displaying correctly on here before. Thanks for the previous comments for those who left them and they were erased.
This past Spring has been eventful with regards to shooting waterfalls around the Pacific Northwest, and I’m finally getting around to processing a few of them. I haven’t been posting photos very much due to spending a lot of time lately preparing for my upcoming wedding in August. Here is an image taken a few weeks ago on a rainy, foggy day in Central Oregon. After seeing Rami Jabaji’s awesome take on this place (apparently him, Terence Lee and I were all in the same location that weekend without realizing it), I pondered whether or not I should even attempt to process mine, but I still decided to give it a go anyhow. If you haven’t already checked out his image of Sahalie Falls, then you definitely should!
I was lucky enough to have this entire area to myself on this particular evening and the conditions were more than accommodating for waterfall shooting. A light drizzle continued on throughout the evening and the misty, dreary sort of atmosphere added a nice touch to the beautiful area. And, In case you are wondering…yes, the water really is a lovely, striking blue-aqua color. As I sat there for a good couple of hours taking my surroundings in, I was thankful that I had made the last minute decision to head here, along with some other waterfalls in the Central Oregon area. It is definitely one of my new favorite waterfall destinations and it was a nice change from dealing with the crowds in the Gorge on the weekend.

As always, thanks for taking a look.

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Taken In Vein by RyanDyar

I recently spent some time traveling through the deserts of the northwest up here with my good friends Miles Morgan and David Thompson. I swear, there is more ball busting than actual shooting on these trips we take, but it would be hard to find two better dudes to travel with.

We arrived to our makeshift campsite in mid day after doing some off-roading to the top of a huge bluff overlooking the vast expanse of the Painted Hills area far below. We’d only slept a couple hours the night before, so a democratic vote decided it was nap time. Now, it was hot out there… and humid. The kind of humidity that is repulsive and causes you to sweat like a maniac. Good rest was hard to achieve, as sleeping while you’re that hot is a tall task. I managed to doze off for about an hour before Miles decided it was wake up time… and let us know by opening his Jeep doors and blasting his favorite Mariah Carey jam on the stereo as loud as any night club I’ve ever been to. After rubbing the sleep (and sweat and dust) out of our eyes, we all slowly walked back out into the warm afternoon sun to chat about the plans for the evening. We stood there looking down on the somewhat gnarly route we took to get our trucks up this bluff, feeling especially manly. Breaking the silence, Miles loudly proclaimed with a mouth full of blueberries “This is freaking RUGGED!” David and I couldn’t help but to burst into laughter. We found this to be the funniest statement ever coming from a man standing mostly naked in his pink underwear while Mariah Carey rang out of the speakers. I cried laughing, but didn’t rib him too hard as both David and I were in our underwear as well. It was scorching outside that day, don’t judge us. At least David and I weren’t wearing pink boxers though. 

As usual, Miles and David both came away with WAY better images than I did. Seriously, you’ll want to keep an eye out for their shots from the trip. Sick stuff. This image here was one of the two photos I got from the excursion. Nothing amazing overall, just a bit of a different take on a telephoto shot of the amazing lines and patterns of the Painted Hills. 

Anyways, I’m about ready to release a new post-processing instructional video. It’s packed with some unique techniques and theories about processing you may not find anywhere else. People seem to really be enjoying the videos and have had nothing but great things to say, so I *think* they are helping people… it’s been awesome to see the many before/after shots people have been emailing me. Be sure to check the videos out if you are into that sort of thing. It’s all on my website, as well as more photos, photo tour info, processing instruction via Skype like everyone else is doing, etc, etc.

2015 Tour Schedule
Lofoten Autumn Aurora – With Arild Heitmann
Northern Lights Finale – With Arild Heitmann
Processing Tutorial Videos
Processing Instruction via Skype

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