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New on 500px : Midnight Rider by KristinaWilson by KristinaWilson

I took a quick last minute drive out to St. Helen’s the other night and ended staying up well past my bed time. Started driving home and then turned around and went back to wait around for sunrise. I kept my imagination in check, even though my brother recently called me up from Sweden non stop talking about missing people and how I need to be more careful. This is bigfoot country after all. 😉

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New on 500px : Blooming Dreams by cwexplorationphotography by cwexplorationphotography

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It’s hard to pick a favorite image, but I think that this is up there for me. This is the image that I’ve been longing for since I started photography about two years ago. Mt. Rainier and wildflowers go hand in hand and to be able to finally photograph them, together is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. This was taken in early morning light on Sun Top lookout at 7,500 ft near HWY 410. Thanks a ton to my girlfriend’s dad for finding this really cool location. This image wouldn’t have been possible without his insight. This is what I hope to be the first of several wildflower images from the mountains this summer!

Sun Top Lookout, HWY 410, Greenwater, WA

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New on 500px : Now Comes Spring by Sean_Bagshaw by Sean_Bagshaw

In May I visited a stunning lupine meadow in the coast range of northern California with David M. Cobb. Shooting right into the setting sun provided just the right kind of back lighting for the flowers to appear lit by an internal power source. I was extremely fortunate to have perfect light and perfect timing for the bloom, which is only at its peak for about a week. I spent an evening and a morning here. It was a wonderful experience. I hope you enjoy the image. View on black!

This was a very challenging image to develop. Seven different exposures were blended for dynamic range and depth of field. I then made heavy use of Tony Kuyper’s new actions panel to gradually build in adjustments using just about every luminosity masking technique I know. The new Zone Masks section was particularly helpful. More information can be found here.

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