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New on 500px : Catching Monsoon Light by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

Taken on one of my “Chasing Monsoon Light in the great Southwest” workshops. One of those awesome definitive moments when my clients and I, all, caught the monsoon light very powerfully! Literally 3 minutes after the shot was taken we all ran to our cars as we got blasted with high wind, rain and even hail! Everyone vehamently agreed, it was worth it! 🙂

My processing techniques are shared on my Video Tutorials, and more about my unique adventure workshops can be found at my website WildForLight.com

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Thank you very much for looking! 🙂

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New on 500px : Reflection Canyon by bangbing by bangbing

Best viewed on black 🙂 Reflection canyon is a remote side canyon of Lake Powell. And I believe it was Michael Melford’s awarded photo collection “A Dry Red Season” (taken in 2005, and initially published on National Geographic Magazine in April 2006) that revealed this incredible landscape to public — make sure to check his fantastic photo here and here. Fascinated by Michael’s pioneer work, many photographers and outdoor enthusiasts started to search the route to the view point he reached – a few of them succeeded indeed. However, the water level increased significantly since 2005, and the rock fins forming the stunning curves, regarding as the unique feature of the canyon, were partly submerged. Until this spring, the water level finally dropped down below 3600’, and the spectacle captured by Michael was expected to be shown again. After 2-hour drive on the Hole-in-the-Rock Rd before sunrise, I started the 16-mile round-trip day hike over rough pathless terrain, with the company of my friends Wan and Guang. Following the contours indicated by GPS, we tried to stay at the same height as long as possible, and crossed or walked around a few deep washes and canyons. We arrived at the view point right before noon. However, the entire sky was covered by storm clouds at that time. Let alone the lack-of-contrast canyon, we were more worried about possible flash flood that may cause the Hole-in-the-Rock Rd impassable. After waiting anxiously for an hour, miracles finally happened to reward our efforts — the sky cleared up; the wind stopped; the sun broke through clouds and created speechlessly stunning reflection in the water! Such a spectacular scene of Reflection Canyon was NEVER shown by any other photo before. So grateful that Mother Nature chose us as the witnesses!
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