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New on 500px : Ancient Sandstone Canyons by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

An original take on an ancient canyon that makes up part of the very origin of the 277 mile long, over a mile deep, Grand Canyon. With 4 workshops coming up in the area, I am getting very excited about the awesome privilege of guiding my clients to some original SW locations either rarely or never photographed.

Processing techniques are explained in my various Photoshop Video Tutorials. Feel free to Facebook me or visit WildForLight.com

Thank you for looking. 🙂

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New on 500px : Sacred Bend by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

A rarely seen Gooseneck bend on the Colorado river bathed in intense pink light with a glowing moon in the background. This is NOT Horseshoe Bend.

Many of my processing techniques are shared on my various instructional Video Tutorials at WildForLight.com.

A short video clip of this scout/shoot entitled “Is it Worth it?” is both on my public Facebook page (feel free to friend me there) and YouTube here:


Thank you for looking. Enjoy! 🙂

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New on 500px : Taffy Arch by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

An arch hidden deep inside a remote SW slot canyon, and lit by rare seasonal light.

The image is a 12 shot focus/depth of field stack with the Canon 14mm L2 prime lens at f5.6 (sharpest f stop for the lens). Dynamic Range was dealt with using my unique “Layer Style “Blend if” technique keeping the image true 16 bit (layer masks render areas of an image into 8 bit in a 16 bit space!)…

My processing techniques are shared on my various instructional video tutorials at WildForLight.com.

Feel free to Facebook me if you so choose.

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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

As always feel free to FaceBook me. I share a lot of behind the scenes details there.

Thank you very much for looking! 🙂

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New on 500px : Gorge Light by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

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Last year I came home from one of my Columbia River Gorge workshops to the greatest personal loss of my entire life. Not knowing how to process the acute grief, I turned around and went back into the Gorge and stayed their in solitude for another month. During this time I often slept in the Eagle Creek area, in my vehicle and every day challenged myself to go farther and deeper into the Gorge than I ever had before (including spending nights in the forest). I have a large load of unprocessed files from that season, but I have not had the time this year to get to processing them. I am about to head off (in an hour) to a landscape summit (meet) of sorts, in the Gorge to meet up with about 25-35 of some of my favorite photographers of all time (a handful from FM will be there too). A lot of them newer blood, infiltrating our ranks with fresh, inspiring, and very creative work. I cant wait to meet them all! So, before I take off I just wanted to at least get one Gorge shot in.

This is a less commonly photographed waterfall up Moffett Creek. I was very inspired, refreshed and in some ways restored by going to some new places. There is nothing quite like hiking way in to a new place and being the only one there all day. Sometimes I would just sit and look and rest for hours not taking a single shot.

I hope you enjoy.

*Please feel free to give me suggestions, critique and or feedback. I genuinely love to keep learning. Also, the image is best viewed on a calibrated desktop monitor on Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

Thank you for looking.

I will be on the road the next two days, so SORRY if my responses are delayed!

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New on 500px : Panther Take by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

Trying to get a brand new take on Panther Creek Falls (Columbia River Gorge) I found a way to duct tape my fully extended tripod upside down off a downed tree, camera also upside down, only a few inches off the water using the Canon 14mmL2. With chest waders on I stood in lower/chest deep water and nervously found the composition I wanted. I pulled it off without an insurance claim, so that was good! I took a hand full of shots but got nervous because my camera was getting totally drenched. Happy shooting! 🙂 Feel free to Facebook me if you choose. More images at WildForLight.com *Most accurately viewed on a well calibrated desktop monitor, viewing through Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
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New on 500px : Streakin’ 2 by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

Another from my recent “Pearls of Oregon” Workshop. Using the 14mm and a high tripod position we held our positions in the surf and literally took hundreds of consecutive images as the waves came in and receded. My clients got some fabulous images and then we took a break at the famous Pelican Pub for laughter and grub! Feel free to Facebook me or go to WildForLight.com for more information. *As always, most accurately viewed on a carefully calibrated desktop monitor and viewed through a color managed web browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
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New on 500px : Streakin’ by MarkMetternich by MarkMetternich

During my “Pearls of Oregon” Workshop we almost always drop by Cape Kiwanda for some seascape action (and grub at the Pelican Pub!). Here my clients wanted to learn how to get that water streaking look, so we set up with the wide angle and braved the surf. I had pre-visualized this image hoping for some nice soft pink morning light and a simply approach. We were very happy that the morning light delivered.
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