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Night Mystic - Abisko, Sweden

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It usually takes me weeks after a big photography trip to sit down and organize all of the photos. After getting back from the Arctic Circle it took more like 2 months. None the less I feel that organizing your photos and getting all of the ones you REALLY like compiled into a big collection is a huge help. There is nothing worse than sitting down with a head full of inspiration to process some photos, only to see a bunch photos you don't really like. I prefer to sit down, click on my "Ready to Process" folder in Lightroom and get to work on something that I already know I'd like to work on.

Conor MacNeill  and I landed in Kiruna Sweden early in the morning and were on the road scouting for sunset locations within the hour. With endless fields of snow, small icy creeks, and pine forests we were in heaven. After sunset we started our drive towards Norway where we planned to explore for the next week. 

On the way we got a pretty good display of the Aurora on our first night. Here is one of the many shots I took that night.When you're out under the Aurora everything is bathed in a soft glow of greens, purples and yellows. Over a 5-15 second exposure these colors and lights show up even more than can be depicted by the human eye.
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A futuristic take on an under ground bus station in Seattle Washington.

I cover some of these post processing techniques on my Learn Photography Page if you're interested!
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That's Awesome! 
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Awesome shot from +Ryan Dyar
It's a been a LOOOONG time since I've posted over here. Figured I'd check in and see how G+ is doing.
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I'm just loving the back drop of the smokin mountain and how the red flower accents with the clouded sky 
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My latest upload to 500PX from Xingping China.

The rain was pouring in Xingping China as we boarded a small raft and headed upstream into the still dark and very foggy river. A few hours before dawn the rain still wasn't letting up so we decided to shoot anyway. 

If you look closely you can see the rain drops passing in front of the fisherman's lamp. 
Shooting at 14mm , f/2.8 and ISO 2500 my setup was just fast enough ( 1/30th ) to capture this low light scene with the drops falling through mid air. This effect was something I really wanted to show in the picture because I think it gives it a lot more personality. 

These kinda shots never really get much play on 500PX with an overwhelming assortment of naked girls and massivly saturated landscapes. None the less this photo is still one of my favs. Hope you like it as well. 

Comments, suggestions, thoughts always welcome...
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thx man! Tried to mix it up a little:)
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My latest upload to 500PX, from Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.

Full description about the shot and photographic process over on 500PX at the link below.
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thanks:) Glad they like it!
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such a cool digital painting from +Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado 
New Digital Painting 
Mountain Pass / Photoshop CS6 / 2014

#digitalpainting   #conceptart  
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awesome shot from +David Richter 
Let's see if I still know how to share anything on Google+.

This is a frame from Lago di Landro back from earlier this year, in the Italian Dolomites. I hope you enjoy!!

#plusphotoextract   #italy   #travelphotography   #fineartpls  
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An assortment of photos that you may see floating around as Google Chromecast Screen Savers from time to time.

These photos are in 1920 max width resolution, so feel free to use one as your desktop background if you like.
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So beautiful that you share this photo Dave very beautiful
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SmugMug Sharpening Tools

I've used Smugmug for 2 years now and they do a pretty good job with their site. The one thing that's always really gotten to me is image display sharpness. You can turn on sharpening within their interface but it's just not that great if your the kinda person that uploads full size images for printing purposes. I used to be in this boat, but no longer.

Over this past weekend I got around to uploading my entire portfolio in web sharpened 900 pixel max width resolution in lieu of full size SmugMug sharpened images as I had before. I'm really happy with the final results.

None the less if you wanna check out the results.
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+Athena Carey I like them for everything but printing. But I don't have any issues fulfilling print orders on my own, plus my entire website links in through Smugmug so I don't see myself leaving. It's annoying, but I don't really see any better options:( The customer service seems to be getting worse about answering questions as well. Hopefully they don't start to act like a large scale company in those regards.
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A relaxing early morning view near Seattle Washington
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+Sandra Bassin really glad you like them!!! Thanks
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  • Dave Morrow Photography
    Photographer, 2012 - present
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Mercersburg PA - Seattle WA
Landscape Photographer, Workshop Instructor & Word Slinger with a passion for travel, the truth, and all things strange.
First off nice to meet you, feel free to drop me a line and introduce yourself:) Anything else you may want to know should be included below, enjoy!

All my photos, tutorials, and travel adventures can be found at

About Me - Click: for Full About Me Page
Who am I? Well I guess I'm your average 28 year old, traveling, photographing, partying freak show. I really started getting into photography in January 2012, and have been addicted ever since...I also run a fun and informative travel and photography website ( linked above ) on the side I work at Boeing as an aerospace engineer building 777 model jumbo jets.

Interested in star photography? You will be an expert in no time, check out these links provided on my website:
Free Star Photography Tutorial
Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial
In the Field Star Photography Workshops
Online Star Photography Post Processing Workshops
Under the Stars Lightroom 4 Presets

When I gain some knowledge about photography there it is a good chance it is documented and shared on my website, you can find some of it at the following links:
HDR Video Tutorial
Post Processing Workflow Video Tutorial
Post Processing: Before & After
Color Theory 101: Tips & Tricks

One of the other things that really brings me happiness is teaching others the art of photography. I teach courses on location as well as online, including shooting and post processing. If your interested you can find more at my 1 on 1 Personal Instruction or Star Photography Summer Workshop Pages. My new Online Star Photography Post Processing Workshop Page is up and running, this is a great way for people of all locations on the planet to learn star photography.

Here is a gallery of some of the photos that my students have shared over the past year.
- Star Photography Student Uploads Gallery -

Thanks for stopping by, I'll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes and some other inspirational photographers I like:)


Quotes I Live By

"Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride" - Hunter S. Thompson

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." - Jim Morrison

"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." - Jack Kerouac

"All of life is a foreign country." - Jack Kerouac

"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude." - Aldous Huxley

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." -Marcel Proust

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” - William Blake

“Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow—to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.” - Hunter S. Thompson

My Inspiration

All my pictures are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

See the following link for more info and explination: Creative Commons License Info

Feel free to contact me at with any other questions or comments.
Bragging rights
Allowing society to cripple your creativity with pre-defined awards ( bragging rights ) and place an established value on the beauty you create is giving away your path to the stars, to your dreams, and most of all your path to create something new, something beautiful, something that can not be defined by words, actions or ideas that the human mind has yet conceived. -Me ( Dave Morrow )
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    BS in Aerospace Engineering, 2004 - 2009
  • West Virginia University
    BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2004 - 2009
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