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Brian Matiash
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Photographer | Author | Educator
Photographer | Author | Educator

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Zeiss announces the new Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens for the Sony E-Mount!

I posted a First Look and sample photo gallery of images taken with the newly announced Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 over on my blog. Let me know what you think!


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Light in the presence of a storm

The weather in Cuba was moderate when I visited earlier this year but we certainly had our share of storms pass through. I learned to appreciate the temperamental nature of these weather systems because they almost always led to some truly outrageous light conditions. On this particular afternoon, I was lucky to find myself on Simón Bolívar in Havana with a canopy of trees serving as a natural frame. The sun busted through the clouds and lit up the main tower of Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Within seconds, that light was gone and the rain returned. So it goes.

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Sony a7R II and Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8
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Following the path
Ruckel Creek is one of my favorite places to visit when I need to get away from it all and clear my head. It's a beautiful area with a series of waterfalls, both small and large, and if you visit during the week, the chances are strong that you'll be the only person there.

What about you? What is your secret recipe to clear your head?


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Sony a7R II and Sony FE 24-70mm f/4
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When in Havana

I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Cuba for three weeks in January and got to experience the country's vibrant culture. While in Havana, I made it a point to turn into as many side streets as possible, moving away from the busier and touristed main avenues. That's where you'll find the true essence of your surroundings, anyway. It was such a pleasure to interact with the locals through our broken Spanish/English/hand gesture language. I was lucky to grab a photo of this young man just as he was about to take a pull off of his cigar, a commodity that Cuba is very well known for.

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Sony a7R II and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8
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Proceed with caution

I'll admit that getting to this particular vantage point near Seal Cove in Boardman State Park in Oregon tested my nerves a bit. It required scrambling down a small hill made of loose dirt which then led to a sheer drop onto a rocky shore with crashing waves. Fortunately, my hiking boots had some serious grip and the rock claw feet on my tripod found secure placement. The rest, as they say, was up to me. :)

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Sony a7R II and Sony FE 24-70mm f/4
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Revisiting Thor's Well

It has been a minute since my last time posting here and that's something I'm looking forward to rectifying. To kick things off, I'd like to share this photo I took a few weekends ago at Thor's Well. Getting an ideal photo of this sinkhole requires that you arrive just as the tide is coming in. It also requires a lot of caution because gigantic rogue waves can jump up and at you without any notice.

On this particular trip, I lucked out by having a nice sky with just the right amount of clouds for the sunset colors to play off of.

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Sony a7R II and Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
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Return of the Water
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

After mannnnnny months of near-bone dry conditions along these creeks, the Pacific Northwest has had a steady streak of rainstorms and colder weather. While this may sound miserable to some people, it is music to my ears because it means that the water will begin flowing again.

A few days ago, I visited one of my favorite spots along the CRG and was thrilled to see the water flowing in full effect. I took this 8-panel series of photos with my Sony a7R II and stitched them together to form this pano. Enjoy!
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Photo Tip: Looking to the Abstracts
Crystal Cave, Iceland

I was editing some photos from my first trip to ‪Iceland‬ earlier this morning and came up with my latest Photo Tip. Lots more photos and details in the linked blog post. http://brians.photos/1PHXdHn

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New photo tip!

I just posted a new photo tip on my blog (with additional photos) that showcases the benefits of juxtaposing a monotone scene with some bold, vibrant colors. http://brians.photos/1K9UL5k
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Bring forth the rain!

Just one of many photographic representations of why I love the autumn and winter seasons of the Pacific Northwest so much.

https://brianmatiash.com/2015/09/13/the-approach-of-autumn/

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