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New on 500px : Dark Was the Day by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

The Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossils Beds is really one of the more surreal places you can lay your eyes on in Oregon. The striations of different colored clays (which you can see better if you view this on black) create an almost alien landscape that is a dream for us landscape shooters.

This is a photo from higher up above the standard viewpoint, but caution must be taken not to step off trail as to avoid making tracks in the delicate and unspoiled land. This was taken on my 7th trip out to this area where I was finally greeted with the dramatic sunrise light I was after.

Anyways, I recently released a tutorial video that covers some of the techniques I use in my processing (ones that were used in the making of this image). 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 : Unreal by everlookphotography by everlookphotography

Painted Hills, Oregon + Great Ocean Road, Victoria Some random points about this image: – It is a composite – The landscape was taken as a night shot with the EXIF settings you see but pre-dawn with far fewer stars which were a random assortment and not the milky way. – The milky way night sky you see is from the Southern hemisphere where I believe we get a much better deal in terms of milky way visibility! – The merge is a composite that uses many masking techniques (some of which are complex but unfortunately none of which I have made a video out of to sell!) All of this makes it ‘unreal’ as the title suggests but perhaps quite a pretty picture? I’ll leave that for you to decide !
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New on 500px : Nothingness by TjThorne by TjThorne

http://ift.tt/1cRHAV1 http://ift.tt/1cRHCfO ~Please click the photo to view on black and to get rid of the distracting ‘HOLY CRAP REQUEST TO BUY ME!!!!’ links 500px puts up below the image.’ Holy crap do I love Oregon. We have so much diversity within a day’s drive. At the last minute on day, I decided to make the 9 hour round trip drive out to the Painted Hills. The forecast called for scattered thunderstorms… so it was quite a gamble going here. And while I always hope for good light and photographic opportunities, what I was really after was.. nothing. I wanted to be around nothing. This spot isn’t REMOTE. But it’s out there. Far enough away that you don’t hear the cars.. that you have to wait for cattle to move off the road.. that all you hear is the sound of the wind and your breathing as you inhale the scent of sagebrush and juniper. I was luckily treated to some very nice light… which doesn’t happen to me a lot. That’s just the cherry on top of an escape. Nine hours of driving. Two hours of nothingness. A beautiful girl to spend it with, and the sticky smell of juniper all over my hands. Huge thanks to Alex ‘aNorg’ Noriega for being a master at post-processing and teaching the techniques I used on this image. If you want to up your game.. he’s the person to go to.
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