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New on 500px : Footprints by ilanzvuluni by ilanzvuluni

Footprints

When arriving Dune 45 the main goal is to get to the top, but there is nothing harder then climbing on a sand mountain before sunrise with your full gear array, proceeding 2 steps ahead and 1 step back when sinking because the weight i added on me. I just had to stop and take a shot from this very place you see here. I think it was worth it…

Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia

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New on 500px : Upper Navajo Falls by dswindler by dswindler

During the big flood of 2008, several new waterfalls were formed as the power of nature forged a new path for Havasu Creek. This is the first of the new waterfalls called Upper Navajo Falls. Although the Havasupai area isn’t back to its former glory prior to 2008, its nice to see that nature is slowly rebuilding. This shot is a manual blend of 3 different exposures. I used a 10-stop ND filter to smooth out the water and help enhance the reflected glow.

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New on 500px : Granite Eye by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

It’s dark on purpose, intended to be viewed on black.

This is a shot I’ve been hoping to nail down for about 5 years now, after discovering this comp on a solo trip trough the Eastern Sierras. I’ve gotten some great light here over the years, but have never quite managed to come up with a shot that did this place any justice. I think I finally have come up with a rendition that truly does this spot justice… putting much emphasis on the arch and massive pillars of granite.

To dial this one in it was an exposure blend and focus blend. I did a bit of texture work to get all the detail to pop, but in a non-overdone way that is a bit more palatable. I also did quite a bit of work with levels through some luminosity masks to dial in the overall feel to the light balance. Some dodging and burning to add some emphasis here and there to light, shadow, and color. Varied white balance adjustments to add a little depth. Some warping to fine tune the composition And uh… some other stuff I’m sure, but I forget.

Anyways, I recently released a tutorial video that covers some of the techniques I use in my processing. I also lead in-field workshops, teach processing online via Skype screen sharing, and blah blah blah.

Also, I’m happy to announce that I will be co-leading a tour in March with my friend Arild Heitmann! 10 epic days of chasing light across Norway. Mountains, beaches, beaches with mountains, Aurora, long arctic sunrises and sunsets. It’s destined to be the trip of lifetime!

You can check it all out at Ryan Dyar Photography.

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New on 500px : Sunset Over Sahara And Five Camels by KChae by KChae

Harsh conditions of Sahara is a perfect playground for these strong camels, and no model would look as beautiful on it as the camels themselves.

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New on 500px : Shining Through by EddieLluisma by EddieLluisma

Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it becomes a beautiful day.

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