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N 111 B 10.6K C 71 E Jun 29, 2009 F Jan 18, 2010
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This is a re edit of one of my favorite images I captured this year. While on a road trip to visit some family in LA, I managed to take a quick detour through the Sierras on my way home, in which I found myself in the Alabama Hills. I have shot this place dozens of times, and after awhile most shots from here tend to start looking alike, so in an attempt to get a unique shot from this iconic place I focused my attention on this lone tree and away from the mountains that normally make up the subject matter of the image (look here for an example www.dyarphotography.com/photo/morning-glory/ ). This tree really is something special, standing alone in this granite desert, thriving where most vegetation does not. I thought it was kind of a cool contrast between the lush tree and the barren granite landscape. The half moon was a nice touch too :)

Anyways, I wasn't happy with the old version of this shot, so I reprocessed it a little darker and warmer with more "earthy" tones.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.
www.dyarphotography.com


Tags:   alabama hills sierra nevadas sierras eastern sierras california desert granite rocks boulders tree lone tree sunset moon half moon rock mountains lone pine ryan dyar dyar photography

N 142 B 10.4K C 94 E Mar 21, 2010 F Mar 29, 2010
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EDIT: This is an image that really needs to be viewed on a properly calibrated monitor... especially when it comes to your monitors brightness. You should be seeing only small amounts of detail in the rocks and the sunstar should be quite visible. Thanks!

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Headed out on a trip last week that included a few days shooting the Oregon coast, followed by a backpacking trip to Crater Lake with my buddy Miles Morgan and a solo backpacking trip up Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain.

I stopped by Bandon, Or in attempts at capturing a somewhat unique image of this iconic stretch of shore. The stormy skies left me feeling less than optimistic as I setup my gear in the rain. As I waited, snapping a few frames in vain, I was suddenly greeted with the warm sunset light you see here. I managed to quickly stop down to f22 and grab no less than 4 frames before the light disappeared. Unfortunately, the rain had left quite a few water spots on my filters, which were accentuated by the direct light.

Processing on this was pretty involved. It's a manual blend of 5 exposures for dynamic range, 4 for the sky, one for the dark sea stacks up front. I had plenty of highlight detail in my darkest exposure to keep the sky highlights from blowing out, but I felt that in a scene like this (shooting straight into the sun) the blown out areas are quite natural looking... losing them would result in a flatter looking image.

After the blend, I had a LOT of work cleaning up rain spots throughout the image, a few of which were directly in the sunstar... It took some tricky cloning and dodging to get things back to normal.

Otherwise, there were some localized texture enhancements and decreases, some contrast work (mostly focused on the midtones), some dodging/burning, and a couple saturation masks.

Anyways, I'm sure you're tired of my boring ramblings on post production. Hoppe you guys enjoy this one. I'll be leaving again for two more solo snow backpacking adventures this week, hopefully with better light than my last ones :(

For any info on my workshops (Columbia Gorge Spring date is coming up!) or for info regarding prints, stock, calendars, etc... please visit www.dyarphotography.com

Thanks for the support.

Tags:   oregon coast bandon ocean pacific shore coast beach sunset waves tide sunstar sea stacks rocks northwest pacific northwest light atmosphere bandon oregon bandon beach ryan dyar ryan dyar photography

N 124 B 9.6K C 69 E Mar 22, 2010 F May 13, 2011
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Raging tides, rocks, and some sunset light. A departure from my wide-angle stuff, but I kinda like it. I's a single exposure processed twice for luminance and color. A little texture work to add to the atmosphere in some areas and different texture work to increase water detail. Dodging/burning, TK's saturation masks, etc.

New stuff on my website as well!

Tags:   coast oregon sunset light waves tide rocks pacific northwest ocean ryan dyar

N 358 B 10.7K C 178 E Jan 15, 2009 F May 29, 2010
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A simple scene... but I like it. A wintry and fog framed Stanton Mountain reflecting into the calm waters of Glacier Park's Lake McDonald. I really liked how the bright snow on the peaks stood out against the dark clouds.

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Tags:   glacier national park stanton mountain lake mcdonald northern rockies winter snow fog reflection rocks pebbles sunrise light montana storm ryan dyar ryan dyar photography

N 201 B 11.2K C 98 E Jul 3, 2009 F Feb 11, 2010
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Flickr's image compression/downsizing isn't doing this one any favors, please view large. Thanks!

A reprocessed version of one from last summer. Out of the 20 or so times I've tried shooting Saint Mary Lake in Glacier Park, this is about the best light I've got. Nothing too epic, but I did like that the glacial silt in the water showed up well despite the overall drab lighting.

Workshops, prints, stock licensing, calendars... www.dyarphotography.com

Thanks everyone.

Tags:   glacier national park saint mary lake water lake glacial silt glacial water sunrise montana summer spring mountains peaks rockies rocky mountains northern rockies u valley rock rocks crack cracks cracked ryan dyar ryan dyar photography


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