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New on 500px : Stoke the Flames by JustinGrimm by JustinGrimm

Here is a shot from a couple weekends ago, taken at Pyramid Lake just outside of Jasper with my friend Steve Dublanko.

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Our plans to shoot Athabasca Falls fell through after seeing how high and hazy the water was running, so we made the decision to shoot this easily accessible lake instead. With waders in hand, and plenty of time before sunset, we made out way on the well traveled path to this location. For the most part, this lake is tough to shoot because it lacks dynamic compositions to work with, except this small outlet which we had scouted last summer.

As usual, clouds rolled in last minute and made it seem like the sunset would be a bust. We got lucky and the only clouds in the entire sky that lit up were exactly where we needed them. A successful relaxing photo shoot!…..minus the mother Grizzly and her 2 cubs we had to scare off the only path on the way back to the car. It was both of our first encounters with bears while shooting, and hopefully not a regular occurrence in the future.

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New on 500px : Temple of the Moon by JustinGrimm by JustinGrimm

Here is the first of many images I captured at the alien landscape of Arizona’s White Pocket. I owe this image to my buddy Brian Kibbons for two reasons. First, because he drove like a total possesed beast in his small SUV to get us here. And second, because I saw him checking this crack out before I even noticed it. Yup, comp stomped the shit out of him. Lukily I don’t think he ever seriously shot this crack, so I don’t feel that bad.

One thing I can take credit for is having pre-determined where the moon would be, and at what time, using some phone apps. Such talent, much wow!

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New on 500px : Horseshoe Glitter by JustinGrimm by JustinGrimm

Feel free to follow, as this is the first of many images that will be added into a brand new portfolio of mine called “For the Bright”! I love the drama and excitement of an epic sunset or moody twilight image, but recently I have been focusing on shooting while the sun is casting beautiful light over a scene. Taking time to study how the light can create more interesting compositions and depth to an image is something I want to strive for in the future.

I have seen countless shots of this bend, but very few have an effective foreground that compliments the horseshoe shape of this awesome place (I dare you to find one!). Utilizing focus blending, I aligned a rock no more then 8 inches from my lens to complete the curve formed by the right cliff face 1000 feet below. I waited till the sun dropped enough to only light up the areas I wanted, and I love the natural bright frame it provided me with.

As for the image title, the glitter comes from all the tiny fruit flies in front of the lens being lit up by the sun. The full res file shows them all, plus you can easily make out boats and individual people at the bottom of the canyon. I can wait to print this for my upcoming art display!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy a more cheerful image this time around 🙂

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New on 500px : Counterbalance by JustinGrimm by JustinGrimm

I definitely stepped 1000 miles out of my comfort zone with this shot. Not because I was that far away from home, but because of how rushed I was when I captured it, and due to it not having colour! Justin Grimm Photography Buy a Print Typically for me to be happy with an image, I need to spend a good amount of time in an area scouting and figuring out my favourite comps. Then I’ll usually post up and wait for something exciting and colourful to happen, then run between my spots… Uneventful for the most part, but I have learned that photography is a waiting game if you want something worthwhile. In any case, after shooting sunrise at a wave formation nearby, my friends and I got to talking about all the little black marbles of stone on the ground here. Having never visited the SW before I had no idea they would be everywhere we went. As I looked at some of them, wondering how many I could fit in my baggage without airport security taking them from me, the sun peaked through the clouds and started to light up this circular patch of swirls. In less then 1 minute, I grabbed my packed up camera, put together a decent comp, rattled off some shots, and the sun dipped behind the ever prevalent mid-morning haze before I could even shoot my typical f8 focus stack. I made a conscious effort to study what the light was doing just above the horizon for the rest of the trip because of this shot, so get used to seeing direct lighting in my images! At least for now, until I get more atomic colour. ….Oh wait, we did get atomic colour a day later. Well, never mind then! Thanks for looking and following.
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New on 500px : Golden Waves by JustinGrimm by JustinGrimm

This is the first shot of many from a recent trip down to southern Utah and Arizona. Not only did I spend it with 2 awesome photographers, Dustin Gent and Brian Kibbons, but we also hit it out of the park getting light at every one of the epic spots we managed to drive Brian’s little “SUV-that-could” to. Justin Grimm Photography Buy a Print On our very first night of the trip we decided to take it easy and shoot Horseshoe Bend. Very busy, but still very awesome nonetheless. After getting our first of many nice sunsets, we headed to some cheap greasy breakfast food place that we don’t have up in Canada to get some dinner. While failing to enjoy my plate that looked like BP’s second oil spill, a random man and his son came up to us wondering if we worked for GoPro because of a hat my friend was wearing. Of course we don’t, but if GoPro wants to hit me up with that collab let me know! In any case, we got to talking about photography and the locations we were planning to hit up during our stay. It turns out this guy was a human encyclopedia of the southwest. Not only that, but he is also a major contributor to the website thewave.info where a lot of our own personal trip planning had come from, and he even has his own book he is currently writing. He let us in on a little secret not many photographer know about, that he dubbed “The New Wave”. With GPS coordinates, simple directions in hand, and not needing to apply for any sort of permit lottery like the other Wave, we ended up shooting here 3 separate times. This place is epic with so much potential, and after capturing what I felt was one of my best and most original shots of my trip, I had a tough time sleeping. No big deal though, we only camped 3 minutes away from here and the morning hike to my other composition was easy! Thanks for looking!
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