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New on 500px : Staircase Falls by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

I’m sure by now that many of you have seen my girlfriend’s awesome take on this little known, yet extremely impressive waterfall. We went out a couple weeks back with my buddy Chris to track down some waterfalls that were off the beaten path (for photographers anyway) and found some really awesome stuff. It felt great to see some stuff that’s not in the Columbia River Gorge, as this particular forest had an entirely different feel to it.

The low sloping angle coupled with the perspective from shooting this at 14mm makes it appear to be a rather small waterfall… but in reality this beauty is well over 100ft tall and cascades amazingly down this series of striated rock. Probably one of the coolest waterfalls I’ve had the chance to shoot. Kudos to Candace for bird dogging this one after researching hundreds of waterfalls.

Anyways, I recently released a tutorial video that covers some of the techniques I use in my processing, including techniques used in this photo. 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 : Dark Territory by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

Processed to be viewed on black… just FYI.

I don’t expect this one to do great on 500px, as these types of shots seem to not resonate with a large audience. But this one of my favorite images I’ve put together in a while… taken in the Northern Rockies from high on a trail over looking a deep valley below during a foggy sunrise.

For me, it brings back the feeling of being there by myself on that trail, surrounded by a dark and cold mist, amongst black bear, moose, and elk… all of which I saw on this morning. It’s days like this that make Montana such a special place to me.

Anyways, I recently released a tutorial video that covers some of the techniques I use in my processing. 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 : Granite Eye by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

It’s dark on purpose, intended to be viewed on black.

This is a shot I’ve been hoping to nail down for about 5 years now, after discovering this comp on a solo trip trough the Eastern Sierras. I’ve gotten some great light here over the years, but have never quite managed to come up with a shot that did this place any justice. I think I finally have come up with a rendition that truly does this spot justice… putting much emphasis on the arch and massive pillars of granite.

To dial this one in it was an exposure blend and focus blend. I did a bit of texture work to get all the detail to pop, but in a non-overdone way that is a bit more palatable. I also did quite a bit of work with levels through some luminosity masks to dial in the overall feel to the light balance. Some dodging and burning to add some emphasis here and there to light, shadow, and color. Varied white balance adjustments to add a little depth. Some warping to fine tune the composition And uh… some other stuff I’m sure, but I forget.

Anyways, I recently released a tutorial video that covers some of the techniques I use in my processing. 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 : Elemental by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

Just want to toss up this reprocessed shot real quick while I have a few minutes of down time.

I had to pull a tick off of my “man-plums” last night after shooting. I also have to send my new a7r back to Sony for repair. The Aloe plant I have had for years has died after repotting it. But I got a new shot over the weekend, so I guess I’ve got that going for me.

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 : The War Path by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

While out on a remote desert playa (not the Alvord however) in Southeast Oregon near the Nevada border, I was treated to one of the most impressive displays of light and weather that I have had the privilege to photograph. Thunder echoed through my tent for most of the night interspersed with the howls of a nearby pack of Coyotes. It really was one of the most surreal nights I’ve ever spent alone in the wilderness.

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 : 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 : Shadow of Greatness by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

I recently reworked this file. Taking the time to finesse it a bit more with different approaches to how I managed the light. It’s a tough scene to process due to the light just going flat at this spot during sunset while in the shadow of this wall of peaks. Working the contrasts and luminosity to make things pop a bit more, while adding in a bit of glowing light up top seems to bring it back to life… but I left it dark enough that it still looks shadowy and secluded.

I teach all of this stuff online via Skype screen sharing. I have also released my first video of these series I am working on about post processing. This stuff, as well as all sorts of other stuff, can be found at Ryan Dyar Photography.

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!

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New on 500px : Goodish Morning by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

The white background kills the shadows on this. View it on black… please.

I went pretty dark and moody with this one… which captured my mood ad the time I was photographing this scene. We had some decent light and conditions, but I had to overcome some pretty serious obstacles to get this shot, and it’s overcoming obstacles that gives you the sense of accomplishment that makes certain images stand out to you.

First major obstacle? Making the 5min hike out to this spot. It was brutal, so tough. Even more so because I forgot my boots and had to make the long journey while wearing torn up Converse All-Stars. I immediately understood what it’s like to climb Everest. The 55f/12c degree temperatures had me in fear of frost bite and loosing a couple toes.

Second obstacle? Food. I didn’t get to eat dinner and had to survive on snacks alone. Earlier in the day Miles Morgan and I stopped at Subway (a tradition for us) and picked up foot long sandwiches. I ate half of mine and saved the rest for dinner. Well, I stored the sandwich on the side pouch of my camera bag. We arrived at this spot at Crater Lake and I set down my bag to wait for sunset. After about 30 min, I returned to my bag with an empty tummy, looking forward to indulging in the yummies I had saved. COVERED. IN. ANTS. I hate ants… almost as much as mosquitos. Both are pointless animals. So long story short, I had to survive on sunflower seeds and potato chips. I was in fear for my life.

BUT, I overcame the struggles to get this average shot!

All jokes aside, 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. In scenes like that, there are no obstacles to overcome!

Info about the tour can be found on Ryan Dyar Photography as well as my first release in a series of instructional videos I am creating (which covers techniques used in the making of this shot), info about processing instruction via Skype, in-field workshops and tours, and blah blah blah.

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New on 500px : All Eyes by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

Yes, yes. This is one of the most iconic compositions from Ruby Beach… hell, even from most of Olympic National Park. But I just wanted to grab it real quick while out there with my friends Miles and Nagesh.

It was a busy night on the beach with a mass transit of photographers, so I ended up having to clone out a few guys from the frame. This is also a stitch of two horizontal frames on top of each other to get the perspective I was after here. Also a couple shots for dynamic range.

I’ve got a new video release I’m working on that covers some of this perspective blending stuff, as well as a few other types of perspective control techniques I use.

There is also a BIG workshop announcement coming up for some epic international Aurora stuff that I’m super duper stoked on.

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… check it all out at Ryan Dyar Photography

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New on 500px : Show Off by RyanDyar by RyanDyar

Mount Baker, some blooms of Heather, and a sunset. Nothing ground breaking here… But a fun evening shooting in the mountains with my girlfriend.

I’ve got a very big workshop announcement coming up soon… so if you’re the Aurora shooting type, stay tuned for that. It’s looking to be an epic trip!

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