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'Old Acquaintance'

"When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?" – Seneca

This image was taken in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the oldest trees in the world, the Bristlecone Pines. Some of these living trees exceed 4000 years of age and exhibit spectacular growth forms of twisted and beautifully colored wood.

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Wondenful work!
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"Finding Forever"
The endless sea of colors, patterns, and textures made this one of the most spectacular overlooks I've ever witnessed.

Where is your favorite overlook?

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Gorgeous! Where is this?
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We've received a lot of questions from our followers who want to know more about our experience using Kessler Crane's TLS & Second Shooter. While filming in New Mexico a few weeks ago, we shot a little BTS clip when winds were consistently blowing 25mph with 30-40mph gusts.

How do you think the system held up? You be the judge!
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Waveforms

Finding the flow of voices from Mother Earth and Father Sky is the story of a forgotten nation, the music of their souls and of their land. The heavens reflect the human spirit and a remembrance of a sacred past.

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GP Alumni: Favorites from 2015 | by Keith Lisk

See more of his work by visiting http://keithlisk.smugmug.com

"I visited Crater Lake National Park for the first time in 2012. In the visitor center, a photo of the Milky Way arcing across the sky over Crater Lake was on display, and for sale in a number of different sizes and products. At that moment, I decided it was going to be a goal of mine to capture an image like that on my own, some day (or night). In 2014, I attended two of Brad's workshops - the firs...t one in Arches NP, and the second one at Crater Lake and Central Oregon. The weather at the Crater Lake workshop prevented me from getting the image I sought. I returned to Crater Lake in June, 2015 for another try. Fortunately, a couple of the nights I was there, the skies were clear, and I was able to use the techniques I learned in Brad's workshops to achieve my goal of the Milky Way arcing across the sky above Crater Lake as a panorama. To my astonishment, an aurora was also taking place along the northern horizon at the same time, making this an extra special image for me." - Keith
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GP Alumni: Favorites from 2015 | by Tim Herring

See more of Tim's work by visiting his 500px account here: https://500px.com/timherring

"Aurora Over Boise. It is fun and a challenge chasing auroras at this latitude. Addicting. It all came together 6/22, the alarms went off and KP was 8! The moon, Jupiter & Venus added to the comp. I could see the sky was shimmering, and there was a hint of pink. In RAW it is nearly this bright, I dialed down Vibrance to -15, and Saturation to -10. ISO 1250, f/4, 20 sec, 8mm fisheye, D810."
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Do you need a vacation from your vacation? If you’ve been thinking about taking your photography to the next level…the best way to learn is to get out there and shoot, no matter your experience level. Now is the time to do something before the Milky Way disappears. This is your last chance of the year to receive personal instruction, tools, and strategies from award winning photographer Brad Goldpaint on how to capture the night sky. So if you were too busy to snag a coveted space this summer, come join us for our last public workshop of the season! Classes begin August 25th.

Visit http://bit.ly/gpworkshops for more info!
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Come and learn how to capture the Milky Way, create star trails, and more during our Night Sky Photography Workshops near Bend, OR! Visit http://goldpaintphotography.com/workshops/ for more info.
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"Vicissitude"
The skies were filled with dark and ominous clouds during this particular day in Northern New Mexico. Mother Nature brought strong winds, rain, and snow during most of the afternoon. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the winds subsided and openings to the stars began to form over a sea of hoodoos.
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Thanks John!
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"Interstice"
A brief clearing in the clouds taken from Barker Dam in Joshua Tree National Park.
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This is the most beautiful photo of Barker Dam I have ever seen. 
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GP Alumni: Favorites from 2015 | by Thomas Piekunka

See more of Tom's work by visiting http://www.piekunkaphotographicimagery.com/

"This is my favorite from 2015 because it took a lot of planning, travel, permits/insurance, etc. and it came out 99% (could have used more moon light) as I had planned. I was so excited to be at Cliff Palace overlook and see the Milky Way arching over the ruin as I had calculated those months earlier. I feel a sense of accomplishment because I think the image captures the timeless quality that I was trying to convey."
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Check out the new LG OLED commercial! Great to see some our footage too!
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Two great passions of mine are wilderness travel and the night sky. As the images of other photographers have inspired me to explore different terrains, I hope my own contributions will inspire others to do the same. I am most interested in capturing inspirational elements within our natural world. Photography became a passion for me while studying Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the International Institute of Architecture in Vico Morcote, Switzerland beginning in 2002. Born and raised in Southern California, I discovered an escape from the concrete jungles of urban life while traveling throughout the Pacific North and Southwest. After graduating with an Architecture degree in 2005, I started working for a firm in Los Angeles known for their very modern and contemporary design philosophy.

Two years ago I suffered the sudden loss of my mother and what I thought was meaningful work, drastically changed for me. I began to question my life and the direction I wanted to take with it. So last year, I decided to put on my backpack and experience Mother Nature’s pristine finest and allow myself time for some deep introspection, by hiking and photographing 1300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT is a wilderness hike that begins at the Mexico border near Campo, California and ends in Manning Park, British Columbia. Outdoor photography soon became a daily ritual of documenting and communicating my experiences from capturing fields of wildflowers in the Mojave Desert to vast landscapes from some of the highest peaks on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I believe what separates me from other photographers is my experience “living” in the deep wilderness and going to places most people never get to see in a lifetime. For example, I see it as a good time packing up my “home” and trekking through mosquito infested, muddy, and snow-packed passes to capture a visual moment. In addition, I have been known to willingly perch myself on a 1000 foot shear vertical ledge, wade in knee deep snowmelt, or sneak up dark trails with eyes staring back at me from the glare of my headlamp, to get the perfect perspective and composition for a shot.

Many asked why I became interested in taking photos and my fascination with the night sky. For me, it seemed like a natural progression because there are many similarities between Architecture and Photography. Architecture uses visual representations of fixed patterns to evaluate things in real time. Likewise, visual elements within my photos, its design, how it is made, and what each photograph communicates, is my attempt at capturing meaning, emotion, and familiarity for you. Capturing the night sky in relation to earthly landscapes is my visual representation of [wo]man’s search for meaning. For example, the galaxy may represent the unknown or future, while the chosen landscape may represent our physical limitations and being in the present moment. I view the art of photography as the distilling of reality into a personal vision by using modern tools of the trade. The moment I trip the cameras shutter, my hope for you, is that my images crystallize your feelings in each captured frame…for a single moment in time.

Today, I license images for all manner of editorial use and sell fine art prints. If you wish to purchase prints or are interested in a commercial license, please visit my purchase page for more info. I specialize in landscapes, seascapes, and astrophotography ranging from high altitude wilderness areas and coastal ranges, to time lapse videos of the Milky Way.
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  • Southern California Institute of Architecture