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Chris James
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Stoked out of my mind for the team today, and can't wait to see what the world builds.
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Natural Bridges

Really disappointed w/ how Facebook (and to a lesser degree, G+) compresses images and really hurts what makes an image like this work. Flickr's looking a a bit better by comparison. (I get, of course, that social networks have to compress out of necessity--it just sucks.)

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Great composition here... it really draws me in, I like the tones and interesting details too. Nice one!
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Spiral Staircase, Vatican Museum

It's pretty much impossible to exaggerate just how beautiful the halls of this place are. Had to capture a handheld shot of this famous double-helix staircase on the way out. Not easy at ISO 800, but worth the effort.
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Making me a little dizzy. Gotta love it...
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+David R Robinson: Yep, it's been uncharacteristically chilly here lately. Thanks for the kind words!
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Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wish the sun would've been able to pop through and bathe the foreground in warm evening light, but alas.
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Candlestick Point

97-second exposure at f/11

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Excellent shot!
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Okay, I give up. Seriously. This is insanely good work.

Oregon's Mount Hood and Mirror Lake, as seen from the summit of Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain at sunset. Shot this with my good friend +Brian Adelberg, check out his page if you haven't already.

One of the most vibrant sunsets I've seen in my life was going on to the left here - unfortunately the landscape was pretty boring in that direction. A bunch of color still bled into the sky to the north over Hood, though.

Reprocessed this guy recently. This is much closer to the scene we saw that night. 

The title of this image referred to a very real situation. My tripod was lost immediately after this shoot - left it on the roof of my car like some kind of IDIOT, and lost it on Highway 26 driving back to Portland. Oh well, it was heavy and steel and now I have a carbon fiber replacement. And I have this image!

If you like how my images look, you might be interested in knowing that I teach my processing workflow over Skype! Check out my website if you're interested in learning more about lessons, prints, or licensing:
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+Bonnie Updyke: Just to be clear, this one isn't mine. :) I reposted it from +Alex Noriega because it's just so, so exceptionally good. Took my breath away. But thank you for your kind words about my own photos. :)
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Foggy Symmetry

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What a beutiful place

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Rocky outcropping on Ko Phi Phi Don Island, southern Thailand

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Nicely done!
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    Law, 2005 - 2008
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