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New on 500px : Crossing the Divide by snyder7 by snyder7

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The forest has been kind to me this year. Each time I’ve gone to the rainforest, I’ve come back with at least a keeper. The coast on the other hand, hasn’t played along so well.

Every process has a beginning, a middle and an end. Each part of the process, has three parts as well: the beginning of the beginning, the middle of the beginning, the end of the beginning, and so on.

The middle in any process, is The Great Divide. That part where the beginning and the enthusiasm related to getting going is long gone, and the end is still too far away. This is where processes either derail, or gain momentum and flourish. Whatever the case, the energy required to move along comes from within us.

On this particular shooting excursion, I had hit the middle the day before. I felt tired, grumpy, filthy (hadn’t showered in several days). I had no desire to shoot, explore, etc. Nothing! The strategy employed when this happened, was to simply chill, don’t force things and simply observe and let go.

The following morning, which is when this photograph was made, my energy was back up again, and I was ready to open myself to observing again. And it didn’t take long to found this scene.

The way the hanging moss on the trees gets lit by the rising sun, makes them seem like they are lit by electricity. The bed of clover on the ground compliments the entire frame rather nicely!

Let me know what you think, ok!

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New on 500px : The Strange by alexnoriega by alexnoriega

*WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT* Join Alex Mody and I for an awesome four days in Olympic National Park, this September 25-28. We will photograph rugged seascapes, autumn in the rainforest, waterfalls, and if weather permits, autumn alpine scenes up on Hurricane Ridge. For more information or to register, click HERE.

This one NEEDS to be viewed on black, not due to darkness, but to eliminate distractions since it’s fairly complex.

This image is from the Hoh Rainforest a few weeks ago. Since I went about a month earlier this year than last, my images were completely different. Didn’t really shoot any dramatic, striking stuff in the forest like last year, but rather more intimate scenes like this, which I don’t expect to be as popular over here on 500px.

These spring vine maple leaves, and the way they seemed to glow against their less-saturated surroundings, commanded most of my attention. Their prominence made it even harder to simplify an already complex subject such as the rainforest, but I liked how they looked as though they were an explosion of green frozen in motion. I would also typically seek to exclude elements like the dead ferns below, but I thought the springing of new life here worked well as a contrast. I shot this with dappled light as well, but soft light ended up working best, because direct light added unnecessary complexity to the scene.

Three exposures for depth of field here. I was able to use very long exposures at ISO 50, due to the perfectly still nature of this morning, and the inherently low dynamic range of the scene.

If you like the way my images look, you may also be interested in the fact that I teach my processing workflow over Skype! More information here.

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New on 500px : Overgrown by alexnoriega by alexnoriega

Moss-bearded vine maples rise from a lush carpet of oxalis, under dappled afternoon light. Hoh Rainforest, Olympic NP, Washington, USA. This is a stitch of two horizontal exposures, since I couldn’t fit this composition in my 15mm-equivalent lens from the close perspective I chose. I’ve been on a green kick lately, in anticipation of a week-plus coming up in Olympic. Still working my way through files from only 4 days there last year, so I’m pretty stoked to see what I can do in double that time. Should give me plenty of time to come up with ways to work “Hoh” into Dr. Dre lyrics (I found me a Hoh that I like / but I can’t make a Hoh a housewife). I teach my processing techniques, and offer prints and junk. Peep my site if that tickles your fancy! http://ift.tt/YdCotQ
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