Magical Hoodoos by morganpt

Bryce Canyon is one of those cool places where a dramatic, expansive landscape is just a ten minute walk from the car. Kind of amazing really. For this shot, I was just trying to draw as much color out of the sunset using long exposures and the natural magenta hues of my B+W 10 stop filters.

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8 Hungry Ghosts and 2 Forlorn Trucks by morganpt

While driving along the North Coast in Minnesota, I came along a few photogenic cars. In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I’d create a series of ghostly selfies to tell the story of these forgotten, cast-away trucks. This is a bit different than other stuff, but I am in the mood to experiment.

For this image, I shot a series of 8 selfies that are each one minute in length, one several minute exposure for the clouds, and added a previous image for the stars. It was just plain fun and the people who were also photographing these trucks thought I was crazy (maybe I am).

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Charm among Chaos by morganpt

On any day, the Atlantic Ocean unleashes all of its energy against the shores of Portland, further defining the famously rugged Maine coast. But, after a 10 minute exposure using a 10 stop ND filter, the tumultuous Atlantic become tranquil. The Portland Head Light no longer appears to be the guardian of the angry coast, but the charming wonder that truly is. I feel that this is the true juxtaposed majesty of the Portland Headlight: charm among chaos.

This image is a mod of another one (which was posted before I had many followers and a different crop, so I am interested in comparing pulse after). If you like it, I also submitted it for the “Best of the World” contest. If you like it, or other photos of mine, your support is appreciated:

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Solitude – Except Mosquitoes by morganpt

This was another night in Ann Arbor where the mosquitoes and lilly pads dominated. Luckily, though mosquitoes are not photogenic, lilly pads are! I waded out to this one to shoot a the lilly pad focus stack to ensure clarity, and then stitched two long exposure images together to get the rest of the frame. For best viewing, please press H and M to see large on a black background.

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Lighthouse Warmth by morganpt

As some people may have guessed here at 500px, I am in love with the Splitrock Lighthouse in Minnesota now. This is a hand held stitch of two vertical images at sunrise. Definitely best seen large and on black. Press H and M.

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Minneapolis Hitchhiker :-) by morganpt

Here’s a selfie of me ‘trying’ to hitch a ride on the Minneapolis light rail. Just having fun before a conference at the University of Minnesota. And for the transit authority out there, I took the selfie part while there were no trains, and put the images together.

My favorite part of the image is the smiley face below the sun! 🙂 Happy coincidence:-)

Best viewed large and on black (H and M)!

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Split Rock 105th Birthday by morganpt

July 31st was the 105th year celebration of Split Rock Lighthouse’s birthday. Though not taken on it’s birthday, this was it’s birthday weekend!!! This image is several long exposure stitched images, which lends itself to some interesting light / color differentials. I hope you like it!!!

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Apocalyptic Blue Moon by morganpt

This blue moon in Duluth, Minnesota ‘apparently’ is a premonition for the end of the world. Despite this ‘news’ I’m feeling pretty good about my first ever night in Minnesota:

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