Early Morning Blues

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Have a Preset

90% of this image was processed in Lightroom so I decided to make a preset of the edit. You can Download it here.

Photography Tip – You don’t always need the reflection

Usually in these types of situation I always look for a reflection in the wet sand. However, I think this is a good example of how that’s not always necessary.

By excluding the reflection of the rock you bring more focus to the rest of the scene, which, is sometimes more interesting. In this case I was able to bring more emphasis to the silk lines in the sand, which lead the viewer to the rock. Here’s a Visual to help your understanding.

Cannon Beach – Oregon

Cannon Beach - Oregon

The Embarcadero

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San Francisco – California

Excited to publish this one. It’s one of those images I took years ago but couldn’t get the editing right. I think this is my sixth attempt, something like that.

Anyways, I think it’s a good example of HDR. Here’s the Original File if your curious about where it started.

Photography Tip

If you need a good vantage point in a urban enviorment, look for streets that run diagonally through a city grid. Like Broadway in NYC. You will get better views when streets like this meet a normal intersection. Here’s a Visual.

San Francisco - California

Eagle Cruising the Coastline

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Somewhere along the Washington Coast

Not too sure where I took this, presumably in Olympic National Park. Anyways, It’s one of my older images.

My Images are your Images

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Washington State

Crater Lake

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Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

A sunrise shot of the mysterious Crater Lake. Iv’e been working with lens flare alot lately, I think this is my best example.

Photography Tip – Smaller aperture equals bigger lens flare

Shoot with a smaller aperture. F/16 is perfect. The smaller the aperture (which means bigger the number) the more lens flare.

Cool little note. If you notice, most lens flare is in the shape of a hexagon, it’s because it’s taking the shape of an aperture, which is a hexagon.

A Few More..

Here’s two other shots taken in the same location, framed slightly differently. I would love to hear which one is your favorite.
Image Uno, Image Dos

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Vista Views

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Columbia River Gorge

I think I’ve said it before but my favorite part of Oregon is this lush strech along the Columbia River. It’s called the Columbia River Gorge and it’s chock full of beautiful waterfalls to shoot. It’s really an insanely beautiful place and it’s only a half hour outside of Portland.

Anyways, here’s a few shot of the Vista House. I’m not sure what it is but it seems like one of those iconic things you have to shoot.

Vista Views

Columbia River Gorge - Oregon

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One More

Here’s an older shot of the same view.

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