All We Are is Dust in the Wind….

18 Aug
Dust in the Wind :: CT

Dust in the Wind :: CT

 

Star trails over a still pond on a quiet summer night.

Nerdy stuff: About 5-6 stacked shots for the sky, one long exposure for the foreground.  Foreground Image EXIF of 175 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 320, 11mm

Minim :: CT

16 Aug
Minim :: CT

Minim :: CT

This month we are talking about minimalism with our students. I figured I can’t ask them to do something I’m not willing to do myself, right?:-)

Believe it or not, this was a sunrise but it seemed like it translated better as a monochrome!

We are reaching the 6 month mark for this new teaching program over at L&L and to celebrate, I think I’ll probably give something away.  A print maybe?  Yeah…an 11×16 print!  Want a shot to win?  Sign up for the newsletter and boom!  Your name will be entered in the drawing.

Name will be picked on September 1, so don’t wait.  Maybe I’ll even announce it in the next newsletter. :-p

Bask in the Glow :: OR

2 Aug
Bask in the Glow :: OR

Bask in the Glow :: OR

There is something pretty special about a field full of wildflowers at sunset.:-)  This was taken at the Tom McCall Preserve in the Columbia River Gorge last April.  I have to say, Oregon really lives up to the hype.  It’s a lovely state!

Newest Article is Published

28 Jul

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If you’re an iPhone or iPad user and you don’t have the Light & Landscape App….you’re missing out!  Check out my latest article about the power of thoughtful feedback FOR FREE in the most recent issue.:-)

Name Suggestions Wanted

26 Jul

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Sometimes I think that one of the hardest parts of releasing a photo is thinking of a name.  Anyone have any good suggestions?  I’m all ears! (I mean, not literally. I couldn’t type with just ears.)

Oh…and yes, this is a photo.

This image was a long exposure, of a stand of trees bathed in some tasty golden light, while moving the camera vertically.  As you can tell by the silly-string looking wisps, I do not have the steadiest hand for slow-panning.  In this case, it turned out alright though. haha

Interested in learning a bit more about the various techniques I use in the field and while editing?  I teach!  Email me for information.:-) seespotsphoto at yahoo dot com 

 

The settings, for those who like that technical stuff: f/11,  sec, 135mm, iso 100

FREE PRINT :: SPREAD THE LOVE CAMPAIGN

13 Jul

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FREE PRINT :: SPREAD THE LOVE, TELL A FRIEND!

I’m giving away an 11×16 version of this Nubble Light sunrise. To qualify, you need to go do something nice for your fellow humans and send me a picture. Free hugs, bring some donuts to your local police department, compliment a stranger, defend someone who needs you to stand up for them….help and love, those are the objectives. Send your story and photo to me at seespotsphoto@yahoo.com

With all of the terrible, divisive things going on in our country, I keep asking myself, “What can I do to help? To foster love and respect between people? To help heal? WHAT CAN I DO?” (It’s an important question, one that I hope we all can ask ourselves.)

Last week, my friend Mike (http://www.mikemezphotography.com/) put this idea together, and I loved it. Please, help spread the love by telling friends and sharing this post. Lets make this world a better place together. If you’re a local photographer or business, I encourage you to do something within your means to also foster love with whatever tools you have at your disposal too.:)

 

Subtle :: OR

12 Jul
Subtle :: OR

Subtle :: OR

 

Did you know there is a massive sea of sand dunes in Oregon?  Yeah, me neither.  But they’re there, and they’re awesome!  (I put that adventure up on The Outbound, for those of you who want to learn more.)

Now, the nerdy stuff…this is a simple focus stack, of two layered images.  The first focused on the foreground, the second focused on the ridge line in back…I merged the two in PhotoShop using masks.  Interested in learning more about things like focus stacking?  I offer private lessons and structured online lessons through Light & Landscape. You can contact Matt over at L&L for more information about the program.

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