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Billy Wilson1,547,859@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we have some fun people joining us including Photoshop/Lightroom Educator @106150629001819964459 of IceflowStudios youtube.com/IceflowStudios, Photographers @108809238871290369247 & @104723167398398004122 along with Special Musical Guest @106481981826916607971 ! @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh the page if you don't see it.  You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above.TSBW Variety Show #58: Photographers, & IceflowStudios' Howard Pinsky, Along with Live Music from Meri Amber ! (On Air Hangout)2013-05-11 04:00:0089  

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2015-05-28 14:16:28 (16 comments, 11 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

"Keyhole" 
Morning light streaming through one of the many natural arches on the rugged southern Oregon coast.

Most reshares: 22

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2015-05-26 23:40:48 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

"Greensprings Sunset"
One for the Rogue Valley folks.This is a photo I took in the hills above Ashland on this exact date in 2009. I re-developed it today for a print order. I think it is subtly better in many ways, owing to a combination of improvements in LR and PS, along with improvements in my techniques. I almost always re-work images that I haven't worked on for several years. Images developed entirely in LR can be modified at any time, but with PS it is necessary to maintain layers and work in a way that allows adjustments to be modified later if needed. In this case, some of my skills with selections and luminosity masks back in 2009 were problematic enough that I chose to start from scratch.

Canon 5D, 16-35mm lens, four exposures all at f/18, ISO 200. The extreme dynamic range, wind motion and sun flare required me to hand blend the exposures. The new PhotoMerge in LR... more »

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2015-04-23 16:21:16 (14 comments, 21 reshares, 344 +1s)Open 

"Two Guardians"
Four exposures merged using the new HDR Photo Merge feature in Lightroom CC. I demo the feature in my recent video blog on Photo Cascadia which you can check out here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/new-hdr-and-panorama-photo-merge-in-lightroom-cc-2015

After merging the exposures I made some initial adjustment in LR and then opened in PS for additional work with luminosity mask techniques to achieve the final piece.

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2015-09-01 15:12:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Congrats Ashland Directory on publishing your 29th annual phone directory! We've worked together on many covers, but this one is my personal fave.
FYI - In addition to the print version, the Ashland Directory is also online and they have a phone app, so you can access it anywhere, anytime. http://www.ashlanddirectory.com/

Congrats Ashland Directory on publishing your 29th annual phone directory! We've worked together on many covers, but this one is my personal fave.
FYI - In addition to the print version, the Ashland Directory is also online and they have a phone app, so you can access it anywhere, anytime. http://www.ashlanddirectory.com/___

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2015-08-27 19:54:00 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Tips for using the PhotoPills​ app when shooting the Supermoon this weekend.

A couple supermoon facts from NASA. Supermoon is the term for when the moon comes closest to earth in its orbit while in the full moon phase. A supermoon appears 7% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon that is at it's furthest from the earth (called a micromoon). This means that a supermoon appears about 3.5% larger and 15% brighter than an average full moon. Not a lot, but still cool.

http://www.photopills.com/blog/all-you-need-make-saturdays-supermoon-shine-your-photos

Tips for using the PhotoPills​ app when shooting the Supermoon this weekend.

A couple supermoon facts from NASA. Supermoon is the term for when the moon comes closest to earth in its orbit while in the full moon phase. A supermoon appears 7% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon that is at it's furthest from the earth (called a micromoon). This means that a supermoon appears about 3.5% larger and 15% brighter than an average full moon. Not a lot, but still cool.

http://www.photopills.com/blog/all-you-need-make-saturdays-supermoon-shine-your-photos___

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2015-08-27 18:43:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

PSA - Photography website scam alert from www.artistsinfo.co.uk. Apparently a Russian based website called "Wallpart" is deliberately trying to get you to fill out their "Report Violation" form as part of an elaborate phishing scheme. I checked out the Wallpart site and everything matches what the alert says.
Here is an excerpt from the ArtistInfo alert: "[Wallpart's] "Report Violation" link is actually a 100% phishing form. If you fill it out, no matter what you put there, you will be sending them a LOT more than you anticipated. This is actually the main purpose for the site's existence -- they completely anticipate artists being upset about their work supposedly being sold, so they developed a system to exploit those who complain."

PSA - Photography website scam alert from www.artistsinfo.co.uk. Apparently a Russian based website called "Wallpart" is deliberately trying to get you to fill out their "Report Violation" form as part of an elaborate phishing scheme. I checked out the Wallpart site and everything matches what the alert says.
Here is an excerpt from the ArtistInfo alert: "[Wallpart's] "Report Violation" link is actually a 100% phishing form. If you fill it out, no matter what you put there, you will be sending them a LOT more than you anticipated. This is actually the main purpose for the site's existence -- they completely anticipate artists being upset about their work supposedly being sold, so they developed a system to exploit those who complain."___

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2015-08-26 15:39:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Give this week's installment of +This Week in Photo (TWiP) a listen. I am a guest on the show and had a fun chat about a variety of photography topics with host +Frederick Van Johnson and the esteemed Mr. +Joseph Linaschke.

If you aren't already a TWiP listener I invite you to check it out. It may be the original photography podcast. They now have nine different shows covering a variety of photography generes/interests. Check 'em out here: http://thisweekinphoto.com/

Give this week's installment of +This Week in Photo (TWiP) a listen. I am a guest on the show and had a fun chat about a variety of photography topics with host +Frederick Van Johnson and the esteemed Mr. +Joseph Linaschke.

If you aren't already a TWiP listener I invite you to check it out. It may be the original photography podcast. They now have nine different shows covering a variety of photography generes/interests. Check 'em out here: http://thisweekinphoto.com/___

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2015-08-21 18:24:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Alpenglow on Banner Peak
From a recent Sierra backpacking trip with three dads and six kids ages 12 to 15. I took this photo with my iPhone and the soon to release DxO One. Still learning with it. I made a 12x18 print just as a test and the detail and clarity is impressive. It will be interesting to compare with similar photos from my 5DIII.

#dxoone  

Alpenglow on Banner Peak
From a recent Sierra backpacking trip with three dads and six kids ages 12 to 15. I took this photo with my iPhone and the soon to release DxO One. Still learning with it. I made a 12x18 print just as a test and the detail and clarity is impressive. It will be interesting to compare with similar photos from my 5DIII.

#dxoone  ___

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2015-08-18 18:25:21 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

What is Photographic Cross-training? In +David Cobb's latest article he talks about how he stays "fit" for all types of photography. Read it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographic-cross-training-by-david-cobb

What is Photographic Cross-training? In +David Cobb's latest article he talks about how he stays "fit" for all types of photography. Read it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographic-cross-training-by-david-cobb___

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2015-08-15 00:03:02 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Believe it or not I took this photo with my iPhone...with the help of the DxO One, a small 20 MP camera that plugs into the iPhone dock port. +DxO sent me a One to test out, but it will be available publicly in September. This is a single exposure using the One's high dynamic range SuperRaw mode, which is particularly intriguing to me. I recovered highlights and shadows using DxO's OpticsPro software and then output as a DNG to Lightroom where I did some additional raw developing. I'm still learning and I'll share more photos and impressions in the months ahead.
DxO One website: http://www.dxo.com/us/dxo-one
‪#‎dxoone‬ #dxomade

Believe it or not I took this photo with my iPhone...with the help of the DxO One, a small 20 MP camera that plugs into the iPhone dock port. +DxO sent me a One to test out, but it will be available publicly in September. This is a single exposure using the One's high dynamic range SuperRaw mode, which is particularly intriguing to me. I recovered highlights and shadows using DxO's OpticsPro software and then output as a DNG to Lightroom where I did some additional raw developing. I'm still learning and I'll share more photos and impressions in the months ahead.
DxO One website: http://www.dxo.com/us/dxo-one
‪#‎dxoone‬ #dxomade___

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2015-08-13 15:40:38 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 227 +1s)Open 

"Dust and Fire"
I have been having the best time going though photos from a recent trip to the Palouse with good friend, +David Cobb, and 15 other talented photographers. Every time I go to the Palouse I see new things. This is dust and chaff from harvest equipment left hanging in the air. At sunset, the back lit dust burns with a bright red glow for a few moments before the land fades into darkness.

Looking right into the sun the dynamic range of this scene was high and the developing was a challenge. I blended four exposures to contain the contrast using various luminosity masking techniques. Canon 5D III. 226mm focal length (70-200mm lens + 2x extender). Settings were f/20 (for enough depth at the long focal length) and ISO 400 (to combat wind shake with the long lens). Shutter speeds for the four exposures varied between 1/8 and 1/160 seconds.
Tutorials and TKActions:... more »

"Dust and Fire"
I have been having the best time going though photos from a recent trip to the Palouse with good friend, +David Cobb, and 15 other talented photographers. Every time I go to the Palouse I see new things. This is dust and chaff from harvest equipment left hanging in the air. At sunset, the back lit dust burns with a bright red glow for a few moments before the land fades into darkness.

Looking right into the sun the dynamic range of this scene was high and the developing was a challenge. I blended four exposures to contain the contrast using various luminosity masking techniques. Canon 5D III. 226mm focal length (70-200mm lens + 2x extender). Settings were f/20 (for enough depth at the long focal length) and ISO 400 (to combat wind shake with the long lens). Shutter speeds for the four exposures varied between 1/8 and 1/160 seconds.
Tutorials and TKActions: http://www.outdoorexposurephoto.com/video-tutorials/video-tutorials/___

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2015-08-12 22:27:53 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

"Reminisce"
We found this timeless setting during the Palouse workshop, arriving at the the perfect moment. Land, barn, fence, sky and light existing in a delicate and fleeting balance that is difficult to find and wonderful to behold.
Settings: 1/4 second at f/20, ISO 100, 67 mm focal length. Polarizer.

"Reminisce"
We found this timeless setting during the Palouse workshop, arriving at the the perfect moment. Land, barn, fence, sky and light existing in a delicate and fleeting balance that is difficult to find and wonderful to behold.
Settings: 1/4 second at f/20, ISO 100, 67 mm focal length. Polarizer.___

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2015-08-12 22:24:26 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

"Palouse Harvest"
Just back from a workshop in the Palouse with +David Cobb. Speaking of David, he announced his 2016 workshops yesterday and I understand they are already filling up. If you are hoping to do a workshop with him in 2016, best register soon at http://dmcobbphoto.com/workshops. If next year is anything like this year he could completely fill up before the end of the week.

I'll be co-leading two workshops with David in 2016: Bandon and Bend. Bandon only has 4 spots remaining. Bend is through the Cascade Center of Photography and can be found on their website here: http://www.ccophoto.com/capture-the-light/

"Palouse Harvest"
Just back from a workshop in the Palouse with +David Cobb. Speaking of David, he announced his 2016 workshops yesterday and I understand they are already filling up. If you are hoping to do a workshop with him in 2016, best register soon at http://dmcobbphoto.com/workshops. If next year is anything like this year he could completely fill up before the end of the week.

I'll be co-leading two workshops with David in 2016: Bandon and Bend. Bandon only has 4 spots remaining. Bend is through the Cascade Center of Photography and can be found on their website here: http://www.ccophoto.com/capture-the-light/___

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2015-08-05 15:54:05 (12 comments, 14 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

"Ansel's Presence" - Near full moon in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Just back from a re-energizing three weeks, mostly vacation with a little photography on the side. Here are some highlights. Biked the Oregon Coast in three days (120 miles per day:-O) with a buddy and took along the 20mp Lumix CM1 micro camera/phone in my jersey pocket to see how it performed. Spent a week at Lake Tahoe with my wonderful family and did some epic mountain biking with my boys. Finished up with a week of backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness with two other dads and six of our kids. I packed in the soon to be released DxO One 20mp iPhone camera to give it a try. I'll be sharing photos from both the CM1 and the DxO One soon.
On the Backpacking trip I wasn't willing to forego the SLR, so this moonlight image of Shadow Creek was taken with my Canon 5D MKIII, 16-35mm f/2.8 L MKII lens and my... more »

"Ansel's Presence" - Near full moon in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Just back from a re-energizing three weeks, mostly vacation with a little photography on the side. Here are some highlights. Biked the Oregon Coast in three days (120 miles per day:-O) with a buddy and took along the 20mp Lumix CM1 micro camera/phone in my jersey pocket to see how it performed. Spent a week at Lake Tahoe with my wonderful family and did some epic mountain biking with my boys. Finished up with a week of backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness with two other dads and six of our kids. I packed in the soon to be released DxO One 20mp iPhone camera to give it a try. I'll be sharing photos from both the CM1 and the DxO One soon.
On the Backpacking trip I wasn't willing to forego the SLR, so this moonlight image of Shadow Creek was taken with my Canon 5D MKIII, 16-35mm f/2.8 L MKII lens and my Gitzo mountaineer tripod. Settings were 35mm, 30 seconds, f/9, ISO 640. I took a second exposure for the sky at 13 seconds to minimize star trailing. 30 seconds at 35mm produces very visible star trails instead of pinpoints.___

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2015-08-05 15:24:46 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

New article from +Zack Schnepf discussing how he focuses his attention on seeing compositions by simplifying and reducing distractions that are part of operating a camera.

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/in-the-field-composition-workflow-part-1-simplification

New article from +Zack Schnepf discussing how he focuses his attention on seeing compositions by simplifying and reducing distractions that are part of operating a camera.

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/in-the-field-composition-workflow-part-1-simplification___

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2015-07-09 18:54:35 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

"Rovinj" - Taken the Adriatic coast of Croatia with a Sony NEX-7.
Are you a compact camera enthusiast? In this podcast with Pocket Lenses we talk about using small, high quality cameras, including one that will fit in my bike jersey pocket when riding 110 miles per day down the Oregon coast next week: http://www.pocketlenses.com/023/
I had a great time traveling with the NEX-7 in Croatia last summer. Light weight and great image quality and resolution=sweet! More and more great compact cameras coming out all the time.

"Rovinj" - Taken the Adriatic coast of Croatia with a Sony NEX-7.
Are you a compact camera enthusiast? In this podcast with Pocket Lenses we talk about using small, high quality cameras, including one that will fit in my bike jersey pocket when riding 110 miles per day down the Oregon coast next week: http://www.pocketlenses.com/023/
I had a great time traveling with the NEX-7 in Croatia last summer. Light weight and great image quality and resolution=sweet! More and more great compact cameras coming out all the time.___

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2015-07-08 16:51:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Review of the new TKAction V4 panel features.

Review of the new TKAction V4 panel features.___

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2015-07-08 16:37:21 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Announcing a new version of the TKActions panel for Photoshop. This is the fourth version of this custom luminosity mask panel (V4), and it has been completely rebuilt by Tony Kuyper to take advantage of new capabilities in Photoshop extension panels–smaller footprint, smarter buttons, updated interface, and more features.

Announcing a new version of the TKActions panel for Photoshop. This is the fourth version of this custom luminosity mask panel (V4), and it has been completely rebuilt by Tony Kuyper to take advantage of new capabilities in Photoshop extension panels–smaller footprint, smarter buttons, updated interface, and more features.___

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2015-07-06 14:56:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Are you a lightweight, compact camera user? I had a great chat with Sonny from Pocket Lenses, a website all about small digital cameras. Among other things we talked about my experiences traveling with a Sony NEX-7 and which camera I'll be testing out on an upcoming bike tour.
http://www.pocketlenses.com/023/

Are you a lightweight, compact camera user? I had a great chat with Sonny from Pocket Lenses, a website all about small digital cameras. Among other things we talked about my experiences traveling with a Sony NEX-7 and which camera I'll be testing out on an upcoming bike tour.
http://www.pocketlenses.com/023/___

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2015-07-03 18:50:38 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Happy Independence Day tomorrow! No hard feelings any more, right England? Just checking ;-) If you are in Ashland, Oregon for the holiday, come chat with me at Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Art gallery during ArtWalk tonight!
I took abstract fireworks photos a couple years ago and I have enjoyed revisiting them each year since. If you want to give this a try I explain how to do it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographing-flowers-of-light-by-sean-bagshaw

Happy Independence Day tomorrow! No hard feelings any more, right England? Just checking ;-) If you are in Ashland, Oregon for the holiday, come chat with me at Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Art gallery during ArtWalk tonight!
I took abstract fireworks photos a couple years ago and I have enjoyed revisiting them each year since. If you want to give this a try I explain how to do it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographing-flowers-of-light-by-sean-bagshaw___

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2015-07-01 18:56:03 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

This photo from Plitvice National Park in Croatia is by +David Cobb.  David's recent article is about his experiences photographing this beautiful country. Give it a read: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographing-croatia-by-david-m-cobb

David and I will be doing a photo tour here with Luka Esenko in 2017. Want to join us? Info here: http://dmcobbphoto.com/shop/international-travel/exploring-croatia

This photo from Plitvice National Park in Croatia is by +David Cobb.  David's recent article is about his experiences photographing this beautiful country. Give it a read: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photographing-croatia-by-david-m-cobb

David and I will be doing a photo tour here with Luka Esenko in 2017. Want to join us? Info here: http://dmcobbphoto.com/shop/international-travel/exploring-croatia___

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2015-06-30 17:38:18 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 203 +1s)Open 

I'll be hanging out at Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Art gallery in Ashland for the ArtWalk this Friday evening. If you are out on the town Friday night, I hope you can stop in and say hi.
This image, "Tattered and Swift", is one of several framed FujiFlex prints that I have on display in the gallery. In addition, Houston's has a stunning range of art from accomplished artists, both local and out of the area.

ArtWalk in Ashland is from 5 to 8 PM. More info and ArtWalk maps here: http://www.ashlandgalleries.com/events/first-friday-artwalk/

I'll be hanging out at Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Art gallery in Ashland for the ArtWalk this Friday evening. If you are out on the town Friday night, I hope you can stop in and say hi.
This image, "Tattered and Swift", is one of several framed FujiFlex prints that I have on display in the gallery. In addition, Houston's has a stunning range of art from accomplished artists, both local and out of the area.

ArtWalk in Ashland is from 5 to 8 PM. More info and ArtWalk maps here: http://www.ashlandgalleries.com/events/first-friday-artwalk/___

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2015-06-26 14:29:25 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

+Alister Benn is the current featured photographer on the Photo Cascadia blog. You can see more of his photography and find out why his images "tend to be dark and ominous, but with a glimmer of radiance" here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/featured-photographer-alister-benn

+Alister Benn is the current featured photographer on the Photo Cascadia blog. You can see more of his photography and find out why his images "tend to be dark and ominous, but with a glimmer of radiance" here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/featured-photographer-alister-benn___

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2015-06-24 19:41:24 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Rainbows, moonbows and dogwood. Experience Yosemite in the spring through the eyes and lens of +Kevin McNeal in his recent article for PhotoCascadia.com.

Rainbows, moonbows and dogwood. Experience Yosemite in the spring through the eyes and lens of +Kevin McNeal in his recent article for PhotoCascadia.com.___

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2015-06-17 18:19:47 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 168 +1s)Open 

This photo courtesy of +Chip Phillips, the master of the Palouse. Chip lives very near Washington's famous Palouse region and has photographed it more than anyone I know. This article for Photo Cascadia shares new images and stories from his adventures in the area this spring.Give it a read and see all his captivating new images in his article here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/palouse-spring-2015

This photo courtesy of +Chip Phillips, the master of the Palouse. Chip lives very near Washington's famous Palouse region and has photographed it more than anyone I know. This article for Photo Cascadia shares new images and stories from his adventures in the area this spring.Give it a read and see all his captivating new images in his article here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/palouse-spring-2015___

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2015-06-12 17:11:10 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

I produced a video demonstrating a super handy dodge/burn Photoshop technique. I hope you find it useful.
You can see a before/after example in the blog here:

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/video-tutorial-advantages-of-transparent-layer-dodging-and-burning

https://youtu.be/MCeZtmjjvXs

I produced a video demonstrating a super handy dodge/burn Photoshop technique. I hope you find it useful.
You can see a before/after example in the blog here:

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/video-tutorial-advantages-of-transparent-layer-dodging-and-burning

https://youtu.be/MCeZtmjjvXs___

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2015-06-11 15:36:27 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

New video blog: Advantages of Transparent Layer Dodging/Burning. http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/video-tutorial-advantages-of-transparent-layer-dodging-and-burning

In the video on the Photo Cascadia blog I show how to use a transparent layer in Photoshop to gain greater control over dodging and burning adjustments than any other method I know. These two images show a before/after example. I used the technique to bring out the highlight contours in the foreground foliage and create more mood and depth in the sky. Watch the video to learn how, then give it a try and see what you think.

New video blog: Advantages of Transparent Layer Dodging/Burning. http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/video-tutorial-advantages-of-transparent-layer-dodging-and-burning

In the video on the Photo Cascadia blog I show how to use a transparent layer in Photoshop to gain greater control over dodging and burning adjustments than any other method I know. These two images show a before/after example. I used the technique to bring out the highlight contours in the foreground foliage and create more mood and depth in the sky. Watch the video to learn how, then give it a try and see what you think.___

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2015-06-08 20:22:29 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

"Golden Light Lupine"
Hey folks, in case you missed it, 90 percent off substantial photography instruction package lasts only until tomorrow night. Find out more here:

http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20

"Golden Light Lupine"
Hey folks, in case you missed it, 90 percent off substantial photography instruction package lasts only until tomorrow night. Find out more here:

http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20___

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2015-06-08 19:05:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

+Tony Kuyper has put out a free panel to make 16-bit basic luminosity masks. If you are interested in getting it, this article from Tony's blog has more info and instructions.

https://tonykuyper.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/free-panel-to-make-16-bit-luminosity-masks/

+Tony Kuyper has put out a free panel to make 16-bit basic luminosity masks. If you are interested in getting it, this article from Tony's blog has more info and instructions.

https://tonykuyper.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/free-panel-to-make-16-bit-luminosity-masks/___

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2015-06-04 20:11:09 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

"Valley of the Rogue"
I can feel summer in the air here in the Rogue Valley. I took this summery sunset photo from the east side of the valley overlooking the pear orchards and Table Rocks one night last week. In celebration of summer I'd like to share a special offer: 90% off on photography instruction from ten of the best photography instructors out there! This special only lasts for five more days! More info here:  http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20

Content from amazing folks like +Colby Brown +Ian Plant +Nicole S. Young +Clint Burkinshaw +Jay Patel +Varina Patel +Joshua Cripps +Johny Spencer Photography Brent Mail and your's truly.

"Valley of the Rogue"
I can feel summer in the air here in the Rogue Valley. I took this summery sunset photo from the east side of the valley overlooking the pear orchards and Table Rocks one night last week. In celebration of summer I'd like to share a special offer: 90% off on photography instruction from ten of the best photography instructors out there! This special only lasts for five more days! More info here:  http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20

Content from amazing folks like +Colby Brown +Ian Plant +Nicole S. Young +Clint Burkinshaw +Jay Patel +Varina Patel +Joshua Cripps +Johny Spencer Photography Brent Mail and your's truly.___

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2015-06-03 20:48:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Get 90+% off $500 of photo tutorials until June 9! I have partnered with some excellent photography educators and InFocus Magazine to make $500 of photography instruction available for $49. The offer is available for 6 more days. Get it here:  http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20

Content from Colby Brown, Jay & Varina Patel, Joshua Cripps, Ian Plant, Nicole Young, Clint Burknishaw, Johny Spencer, Brent Mail and yours truly.

Get 90+% off $500 of photo tutorials until June 9! I have partnered with some excellent photography educators and InFocus Magazine to make $500 of photography instruction available for $49. The offer is available for 6 more days. Get it here:  http://deals.visualwilderness.com/product/landscape-photography-bundle?ref=20

Content from Colby Brown, Jay & Varina Patel, Joshua Cripps, Ian Plant, Nicole Young, Clint Burknishaw, Johny Spencer, Brent Mail and yours truly.___

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2015-06-03 17:46:04 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

This is one of my friend, +Zack Schnepf's, defining images. He took it at sunrise high in the Cascade mountains as a storm was approaching. Stormy weather can be challenging, but it has potential to produce the best natural lighting conditions. In his latest article Zack regales us with stories and images that extol the magic of storm-light. Spectacular! Read it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/storm-light

This is one of my friend, +Zack Schnepf's, defining images. He took it at sunrise high in the Cascade mountains as a storm was approaching. Stormy weather can be challenging, but it has potential to produce the best natural lighting conditions. In his latest article Zack regales us with stories and images that extol the magic of storm-light. Spectacular! Read it here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/storm-light___

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2015-06-01 16:50:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Quite excellent to be the first contributor on the new Phinspiration site. Phinspiration has set the lofty goal of serving up daily photographic inspiration. Based on the quality of their launch I'm excited to watch and learn. You can go to their site and subscribe to receive a daily dose of inspiration here: www.phinspiration.com

http://www.phinspiration.com/phinspirationblog/truegrit

Quite excellent to be the first contributor on the new Phinspiration site. Phinspiration has set the lofty goal of serving up daily photographic inspiration. Based on the quality of their launch I'm excited to watch and learn. You can go to their site and subscribe to receive a daily dose of inspiration here: www.phinspiration.com

http://www.phinspiration.com/phinspirationblog/truegrit___

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2015-05-28 14:16:28 (16 comments, 11 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

"Keyhole" 
Morning light streaming through one of the many natural arches on the rugged southern Oregon coast.

"Keyhole" 
Morning light streaming through one of the many natural arches on the rugged southern Oregon coast.___

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2015-05-26 23:40:48 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

"Greensprings Sunset"
One for the Rogue Valley folks.This is a photo I took in the hills above Ashland on this exact date in 2009. I re-developed it today for a print order. I think it is subtly better in many ways, owing to a combination of improvements in LR and PS, along with improvements in my techniques. I almost always re-work images that I haven't worked on for several years. Images developed entirely in LR can be modified at any time, but with PS it is necessary to maintain layers and work in a way that allows adjustments to be modified later if needed. In this case, some of my skills with selections and luminosity masks back in 2009 were problematic enough that I chose to start from scratch.

Canon 5D, 16-35mm lens, four exposures all at f/18, ISO 200. The extreme dynamic range, wind motion and sun flare required me to hand blend the exposures. The new PhotoMerge in LR... more »

"Greensprings Sunset"
One for the Rogue Valley folks.This is a photo I took in the hills above Ashland on this exact date in 2009. I re-developed it today for a print order. I think it is subtly better in many ways, owing to a combination of improvements in LR and PS, along with improvements in my techniques. I almost always re-work images that I haven't worked on for several years. Images developed entirely in LR can be modified at any time, but with PS it is necessary to maintain layers and work in a way that allows adjustments to be modified later if needed. In this case, some of my skills with selections and luminosity masks back in 2009 were problematic enough that I chose to start from scratch.

Canon 5D, 16-35mm lens, four exposures all at f/18, ISO 200. The extreme dynamic range, wind motion and sun flare required me to hand blend the exposures. The new PhotoMerge in LR couldn't do it.___

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2015-05-26 16:07:19 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

+Erin Babnik's article on composition is one of the most helpful I have read. She gives five simple yet powerful examples that can make images better. This is not the usual "rule of thirds" and "leading lines".

+Erin Babnik's article on composition is one of the most helpful I have read. She gives five simple yet powerful examples that can make images better. This is not the usual "rule of thirds" and "leading lines".___

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2015-05-23 15:31:33 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

"Helix"
Now for something completely different (for me anyway). This is the double helix staircase in the tower of Ljubljana Castle in the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The golden spiral is classically intriguing to the eye, but it was the red balusters radiating up through the composition that really grabbed my attention.

Sony NEX-7, 24mm focal length. I used F/4 and ISO 1000 so that I could get a hand-holdable 1/60 of a second shutter speed in the low light. I held the camera through the bars to get this perspective.

"Helix"
Now for something completely different (for me anyway). This is the double helix staircase in the tower of Ljubljana Castle in the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The golden spiral is classically intriguing to the eye, but it was the red balusters radiating up through the composition that really grabbed my attention.

Sony NEX-7, 24mm focal length. I used F/4 and ISO 1000 so that I could get a hand-holdable 1/60 of a second shutter speed in the low light. I held the camera through the bars to get this perspective.___

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2015-05-21 17:18:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Here's a fun chat I had with +Bill Ramsey on the photography podcast of his new media project, The Fireside Network. He coaxed me into remembering why I really had no business becoming a photographer but why I'm glad I did it anyway.

You can now follow The Fireside Network on FB or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It only launched recently and Bill has already collected many entertaining photographer stories. Can't wait to see who he has next.

Here's a fun chat I had with +Bill Ramsey on the photography podcast of his new media project, The Fireside Network. He coaxed me into remembering why I really had no business becoming a photographer but why I'm glad I did it anyway.

You can now follow The Fireside Network on FB or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It only launched recently and Bill has already collected many entertaining photographer stories. Can't wait to see who he has next.___

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2015-05-19 15:47:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Any photographers out there who struggle to balance your photographic passion with family interests when traveling? If so you are not alone. Photo Cascadia's +Adrian Klein has a lot of experience with this and shares some hard earned wisdom in his latest article.

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photo-trip-family-trip-or-both

Any photographers out there who struggle to balance your photographic passion with family interests when traveling? If so you are not alone. Photo Cascadia's +Adrian Klein has a lot of experience with this and shares some hard earned wisdom in his latest article.

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photo-trip-family-trip-or-both___

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2015-05-15 00:09:08 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

"Tolmin Gorge"
From my trip to Slovenia last summer.
Sony NEX-7, 58mm focal equivalent, polarizer, 2.5 seconds, f/14, ISO 100.

"Tolmin Gorge"
From my trip to Slovenia last summer.
Sony NEX-7, 58mm focal equivalent, polarizer, 2.5 seconds, f/14, ISO 100.___

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2015-05-13 15:40:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Latest from +Tony Kuyper: Is there a visible advantage using 16-bit luminosity masks instead of 8-bit?
If you are a luminosity mask/TKActions user and concerned about using masks made from 8-bit luminosity selections, Tony's in-depth article should put you at ease. The two main take-aways from the article: 
1 - There is essentially no visible difference using 8-bit vs 16-bit masks in real world situations. 
2 - Tony intends to incorporate a 16-bit mask process into his custom panel in the near future anyway...because why not? 

https://tonykuyper.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/16-bit-luminosity-masks-do-they-make-a-difference/

Latest from +Tony Kuyper: Is there a visible advantage using 16-bit luminosity masks instead of 8-bit?
If you are a luminosity mask/TKActions user and concerned about using masks made from 8-bit luminosity selections, Tony's in-depth article should put you at ease. The two main take-aways from the article: 
1 - There is essentially no visible difference using 8-bit vs 16-bit masks in real world situations. 
2 - Tony intends to incorporate a 16-bit mask process into his custom panel in the near future anyway...because why not? 

https://tonykuyper.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/16-bit-luminosity-masks-do-they-make-a-difference/___

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2015-05-12 16:46:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

On the Photo Cascadia blog, +David Cobb shares how being a student of Asian art is changing his photography. What influences your photographic vision?

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/eastern-influence-by-david-m-cobb/#.

On the Photo Cascadia blog, +David Cobb shares how being a student of Asian art is changing his photography. What influences your photographic vision?

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/eastern-influence-by-david-m-cobb/#.___

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2015-05-11 17:22:05 (12 comments, 16 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

"Asgard"
My take on the dramatic Cape Perpetua coastline in Oregon from a few weeks ago. Of course, this is the spouting horn popularly known as Thor's Well.

It is one of the more popular photography locations along Oregon's coast, but I had never photographed in this exact spot. We were in the area for a workshop so +David Cobb and I went to have a look. It turned out by chance that the tide and wave action at sunset was perfect so we got the cameras out. The window for these particular conditions here is even narrower than I imagined. 20 minutes before sunset the tide was too low, and no waves were making it up on the rocks. By the time the sun had set the tide was high enough that waves were completely swamping the spot where I had been standing. It was cool that the right wave action just happened to coincide with the very last rays of sun on the rocks that day. I... more »

"Asgard"
My take on the dramatic Cape Perpetua coastline in Oregon from a few weeks ago. Of course, this is the spouting horn popularly known as Thor's Well.

It is one of the more popular photography locations along Oregon's coast, but I had never photographed in this exact spot. We were in the area for a workshop so +David Cobb and I went to have a look. It turned out by chance that the tide and wave action at sunset was perfect so we got the cameras out. The window for these particular conditions here is even narrower than I imagined. 20 minutes before sunset the tide was too low, and no waves were making it up on the rocks. By the time the sun had set the tide was high enough that waves were completely swamping the spot where I had been standing. It was cool that the right wave action just happened to coincide with the very last rays of sun on the rocks that day. I don't usually get that kind of luck. I assume most folks do their research and plan ahead a little better smile emoticon

I often see photos here which look right out toward the setting sun. I really liked the looming headland to the north so I composed facing that direction, which also gave great side light and polarization. I did blend a few different frames together, both for dynamic range and wave action.

www.OutdoorExposurePhoto.com/video-tutorials/video-tutorials___

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2015-05-08 16:08:46 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

This week on the PhotoCascadia blog, +Kevin McNeal shares a trip report from a northern lights tour he lead in Alaska during the winter. Epic!

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/a-trip-report-from-our-northern-lights-fairbanks-alaska-photo-tour-kevin-mcneal

This week on the PhotoCascadia blog, +Kevin McNeal shares a trip report from a northern lights tour he lead in Alaska during the winter. Epic!

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/a-trip-report-from-our-northern-lights-fairbanks-alaska-photo-tour-kevin-mcneal___

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2015-05-07 19:33:12 (5 comments, 18 reshares, 201 +1s)Open 

"Yaquina Head"

A couple weeks ago, several workshops peeps and I had fun getting down or our knees to compose the eel grass and last light in the foreground for this photo. I used the new Photo Merge feature in LR to blend four exposures for dynamic range and then took it to PS to do the main developing work.

After working with the new Photo Merge a bit more I'm still impressed with the quality and natural look. However, I am noticing issues with the ghost removal feature. It isn't visible in this web size version, but the de-ghosting of the wave motion around the rocks certainly created issues with visible blending boundaries and lots of shadow noise that would show up in a print. These are issues that I would have been able to mitigate if I had hand blended in PS.

From the Central Oregon Coast workshop with +David Cobb.

"Yaquina Head"

A couple weeks ago, several workshops peeps and I had fun getting down or our knees to compose the eel grass and last light in the foreground for this photo. I used the new Photo Merge feature in LR to blend four exposures for dynamic range and then took it to PS to do the main developing work.

After working with the new Photo Merge a bit more I'm still impressed with the quality and natural look. However, I am noticing issues with the ghost removal feature. It isn't visible in this web size version, but the de-ghosting of the wave motion around the rocks certainly created issues with visible blending boundaries and lots of shadow noise that would show up in a print. These are issues that I would have been able to mitigate if I had hand blended in PS.

From the Central Oregon Coast workshop with +David Cobb.___

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2015-05-06 17:15:57 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Here's a recent chat I had with +Jay Patel about my Photoshop workflow for the Visual Wilderness blog and InFocus Magazine. Jay was particularly interested in hearing about my approach to high dynamic range exposure blending.

‪#‎InFocusMagazine‬

http://visualwilderness.com/blog/sean-bagshaws-photoshop-workflow

Here's a recent chat I had with +Jay Patel about my Photoshop workflow for the Visual Wilderness blog and InFocus Magazine. Jay was particularly interested in hearing about my approach to high dynamic range exposure blending.

‪#‎InFocusMagazine‬

http://visualwilderness.com/blog/sean-bagshaws-photoshop-workflow___

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2015-05-01 17:34:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Cool! I get to be one of the guest editors on +500px this month. I'm prepared to be wowed! Check in on the Editor's page at https://500px.com/editors all month to see which photos catch my eye. The other editor's and myself will be offering what we hope are helpful comments as well.

A new month brings a new batch of awesome guest editors to 500px! Welcome Alexia Sinclair, Alex Koloskov, Sean Bagshaw, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, and Sarah Marino to the team. They'll be selecting their favorite photos for #500pxEditorsChoice all month long.

Could your photo be chosen? Keep checking our Editors' Choice page here: https://goo.gl/MVlWKl___Cool! I get to be one of the guest editors on +500px this month. I'm prepared to be wowed! Check in on the Editor's page at https://500px.com/editors all month to see which photos catch my eye. The other editor's and myself will be offering what we hope are helpful comments as well.

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2015-04-28 16:23:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

If you plan on photographing Zion this year my buddy from Moab, +Bret Edge, just released a new eGuide for Zion National Park. It's very well done and 5% of proceeds go to National Parks Conservation Association, National Park Foundation, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. Guides for other parks coming soon.

http://www.efotoguide.com/

If you plan on photographing Zion this year my buddy from Moab, +Bret Edge, just released a new eGuide for Zion National Park. It's very well done and 5% of proceeds go to National Parks Conservation Association, National Park Foundation, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. Guides for other parks coming soon.

http://www.efotoguide.com/___

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2015-04-28 16:04:15 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

+Chip Phillips explains how he uses Google Maps on his phone for logging photo locations and navigating to them. He has found this works better than any GPS app or GPS unit he has tried. My location logging system is pretty weak, so I'm excited to give this a try. Thanks Chip!

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/google-maps-for-photographers

+Chip Phillips explains how he uses Google Maps on his phone for logging photo locations and navigating to them. He has found this works better than any GPS app or GPS unit he has tried. My location logging system is pretty weak, so I'm excited to give this a try. Thanks Chip!

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/google-maps-for-photographers___

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2015-04-23 16:21:16 (14 comments, 21 reshares, 344 +1s)Open 

"Two Guardians"
Four exposures merged using the new HDR Photo Merge feature in Lightroom CC. I demo the feature in my recent video blog on Photo Cascadia which you can check out here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/new-hdr-and-panorama-photo-merge-in-lightroom-cc-2015

After merging the exposures I made some initial adjustment in LR and then opened in PS for additional work with luminosity mask techniques to achieve the final piece.

"Two Guardians"
Four exposures merged using the new HDR Photo Merge feature in Lightroom CC. I demo the feature in my recent video blog on Photo Cascadia which you can check out here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/new-hdr-and-panorama-photo-merge-in-lightroom-cc-2015

After merging the exposures I made some initial adjustment in LR and then opened in PS for additional work with luminosity mask techniques to achieve the final piece.___

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2015-04-22 17:27:50 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Big news! Lightroom CC can now create multi-frame images, both HDR and Panoramas! In the video below I demonstrate how the new features work. You can also read my blog article (http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/new-hdr-and-panorama-photo-merge-in-lightroom-cc-2015) for additional info on things like how you can now even create HDR Panoramas right in Lightroom CC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u63FhconRqQ

#LightroomCC   #hdrphotography  

Big news! Lightroom CC can now create multi-frame images, both HDR and Panoramas! In the video below I demonstrate how the new features work. You can also read my blog article (http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/new-hdr-and-panorama-photo-merge-in-lightroom-cc-2015) for additional info on things like how you can now even create HDR Panoramas right in Lightroom CC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u63FhconRqQ

#LightroomCC   #hdrphotography  ___

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2015-04-22 16:02:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

My favorite planet is Earth. To paraphrase Bill Nye The Science Guy it's were I was born and grew up. It's where I have raised my kids. It's where all my friends and family live. ‪#‎EarthDay‬

http://www.nasa.gov/content/celebrating-earths-beauty

My favorite planet is Earth. To paraphrase Bill Nye The Science Guy it's were I was born and grew up. It's where I have raised my kids. It's where all my friends and family live. ‪#‎EarthDay‬

http://www.nasa.gov/content/celebrating-earths-beauty___

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2015-04-21 14:14:11 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

"Seal Rock"
A moody morning photo from Seal Rock State Park the day before the workshop started. Not much color this morning so I thought about composition, motion and tones. It was spectacular to get back outside with the camera and a great group of talented photographers. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend!

"Seal Rock"
A moody morning photo from Seal Rock State Park the day before the workshop started. Not much color this morning so I thought about composition, motion and tones. It was spectacular to get back outside with the camera and a great group of talented photographers. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend!___

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