Taking Sides by snyder7

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This was shot earlier this MONTH during an impromptu trip to the Cascade mountains, and explore around with the fresh snow that fell over the weekend. As always, it was an amazing experience being out by myself without a soul nearby. And I was lucky enough to get a little bit of good light during sunset.

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In Transition by snyder7

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I first discovered this tarn almost two years ago to the day. Given that this year has been really strange and things have happened about 4-6 weeks earlier than usual because of the weather patterns we’ve had, my friend Bryan and I decided to go “larch hunting” last weekend, and we had great (albeit unexpected) conditions.

I had checked NOAA’s weather report for the specific area we were visiting, and the conditions were supposed to be mostly clear for day and night. Surprise, surprise… It was overcast and raining at lower elevations and some snow flurries up high. We were at 6400 ft and we basically had snow all day, with short breaks here and there. But it was actually pretty amazing to be in that kind of weather for most of the time we were up at the lake basin.

By the way, I still have a couple of spaces left for private fall shooting workshops. So, if you or someone you know is on the fence, now is the time to jump on board! If not, Signup To My Newsletter for other opportunities during the winter or spring.

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Let It Come To You by snyder7

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Shooting in the forest is one of my most favorite things to do. It is incredibly peaceful to wander around massive trees, stepping on soft moss and letting all the sounds and smells come to you.

Being flexible and abandon all pre-conceived notions of what one wants to shoot is a must, otherwise all the hidden gems will go unnoticed.

This was shot in the early morning in the rainforest in the Olympic Peninsula, while scouting for fall color a couple of weeks ago. It’s a single exposure, shot at f/11, 1/25 sec. ISO 1600, focal length 85mm.

There’s still some spaces left for private workshops for shooting fall color. Make sure you Signup To My Newsletter and stay on top of workshops, print and tutorial sales, etc.

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Singularity by snyder7

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Last year, the landscape photography community lost Jeff Swanson. A great artist and all around great guy to melanoma. We can all do a small part in helping to eradicate this disease by contributing to the Melanoma Research Foundation, or by purchasing one (or several) prints of Jeff’s work at http://ift.tt/1Kmy8QL

As for this particular shot, this is a slight rework of a previously released work. Thank you for looking and above all, thank you for your donations!

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Lasting Impressions by snyder7

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Please see against the black background!!!

This was shot a little over a month ago during a one day trip to Mount Baker, with my pal Jeff. We were hoping for a better sky that what we had, but hey, you have to work the scene regardless, right!?!

Having said that, I came away with a couple of shots that I am pretty happy. “Alpenglow”, which you can see on my website here: http://ift.tt/1KC146x and now this one.

Remember that I am offering 20% discount on private post processing sessions until the end of July, PM if interested. Thank you!

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Desperate for Attention by snyder7

Cotton Grass and Cascade Penstemon near a creek on the way up to Panorama Point. Mount Rainier NP, WA.

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Flirtatious Behavior by snyder7

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Second Beach at sunrise.
Second Beach, Olympic National Park.

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Alpenglow by snyder7

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Mount Shuksan glows during the last few minutes of sunset light, during a warm, summer evening.

I had guilted my pal Jeff to go out shooting, given that previous attempts had to be cancelled or postponed due to work, and or family commitments. But this time around we were able to make it work. We didn’t have the best of conditions, but to be fair, this was one of the best I’ve ever had up in that corner of the North Cascades. Most previous attempts yielded nothing but clear, blue skies.

Please feel free to like, share and comment… Any or all of those three actions are highly encouraged! And remember that throughout July, I am offering 20% off for Skype post processing lessons.

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Entering Valhalla by snyder7

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IF you value shadow details and all that jazz, then do yourself a favor and see this in black. This is from a recent trip to the ONP where I was teaching a workshop. I was told about this spot last year, when Ted, Alex and I were shooting together for sunset.

This was the first time I’d been back to this place, where the conditions were good enough to shoot. Last month, the tide was very low and there was virtually no water action.

This time around it was pretty challenging to shoot and try to keep everything dry. I got completely soaked, camera included and I figured I should get out of this arch and dry everything before the camera would die.

This is a single exposure made with a Nikon D610 and Nikon 14-24mm. Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

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The Other Side by snyder7

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This was without question, the most amazing sunset I’ve seen at Ruby Beach, this past weekend.

I was teaching a workshop and we decided to go to Ruby for sunset. After making sure my student was in good shape and shooting, I wanted to shoot inside the arch.

The tide was going up and I was getting soaked, camera included and I decided to move on to something else. This is how I came upon this amazing scene. Typically, one shoots looking to the other side of this stack, but the best light was happening in the “wrong” direction. The clouds were doing all kinds of crazy shapes and turning all kinds of colors and I quickly started shooting, before the light went away.

There’s a few more goodies from this same sunset, and the following morning’s sunrise shooting session.

Thanks for looking!

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