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Jim Patterson
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  • Sea to Summit Workshops
    Co-founder / Instructor, 2010 - present
  • Jim Patterson Photography
    Photographer, 2003 - present
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Campbell, CA - Frederick, MD - Davis, CA
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Underwater, landscape, and nature photography are my passion. Living on the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz, California.
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Currently working at Adventure Sports in Santa Cruz, California as well as running a photography business
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Published in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Photo, SCUBA Diving, California Diver, as well as local publications.
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  • UC Santa Cruz
    Marine Biology, 1997 - 1998
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It's been a busy month with a trip to Mexico for diving, and this Saturday, I'm off to co-lead an 11 day New Zealand workshop! I don't get must rest, as soon after I return from NZ, I'm off to teach in eastern Washington, where this image was made last year. We had a last minute cancellation, so if you'd be interested in joining me in the "Palouse" June 4-7, please let me know!

Details: http://goo.gl/uFTgjZ

#palouse   #photography   #workshop   #rural   #landscapephotography   #americana  
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me encantaron tus fotos .. aun esta en que parte de Santa Cruz vivis ... es tan inospito al lado de las fotos que publicas. tampoco soy de aca .. vengo del centro de la pcia de Buenos Aires (Olavarria) donde todo es verde.
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Want to learn more about photographing seascapes along the central California? Well, +Joshua Cripps  and I will be teaching this weekend. We had a cancellation last minute, so a spot opened up. Details at the link or drop me a line! http://goo.gl/a4AgT8

#seascapephotography   #photoworkshop   #californiacoast   #santacruz  
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Very nice photo album, it's just incredible beauty! I myself love seascapes!
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I've been thinking about Iceland again. About to book my ticket for September as I think I will enjoy a true night and day vs the eternal light of summer. This image was made at 11:40pm at Aldeyjarfoss in northern Iceland back in June 2014.

For more of my Iceland photos: http://goo.gl/nXyzL8

#aldeyjarfoss   #icelandphotography   #iceland   #waterfallphotography  
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"Last Light on the Cathedral"

I could get lost photographing in this area of Death Valley. Not literally lost, but more lost in a mental state of wonder as my eye wanders through the vastness of shapes, lines, and patterns.

Join me in February 2015 and I'll show you this place. Details: http://goo.gl/Ss2Ang 

#deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalley   #deathvalleyphotoworkshop  
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Jim,cliché trop rare ,très beau gigantesque ,ahurie devani tel spectacle :merci 
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For those on +500px  , one of my latest photos is up. Check it out!

#milkyway   #deathvalleynationalpark   #500px  
An evening spent in the dunes is time well spent. On this calm and clear fall evening, I waited for the stars to come out and catch the last glow of sunset along with the milky way in the night sky.
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Amazing night photography of the milkyway and glittering stars. Nice. Thank you.
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"Fields of Summer"

The warm light of the rising sun spills across the fields of flowers near Steptoe Butte in eastern Washington. This was a combination of 4 images, 2 for focus, and two more for dynamic range. I will be leading a workshop here next June along with +Maryanne Trengove aka Little m photography for those that are interested. It will be June 4-7, 2015, and it's currently on SALE until this Friday!

If you'd like to learn how to make images like this, we are running a sale on all our 2015 workshops. Check it out! http://goo.gl/zvE5PD

#palousewashington   #palouse   #steptoebutte   #washingtonstate   #ruralphotography   #sunrisephotography  
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Hi ranjini how r u ¿¿¿¿
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New image up on +500px  from my recent travels through Death Valley. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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A special sunrise filled the sky over Death Valley's salt basin. The myriad of patterns constantly change shape as nature's forces create and destroy the interlocking of salt and earth. I'll be heading out to check on this location in February 2015. Details
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Planning can help you a lot in nature and landscape photography. Knowing your location, sunrise/sunset times, tides, weather patterns, moon phases...all this information can help you make better photographs. Apps like The Photographer's Emphemeris or Photopills can also help with lining up the sun and moon with features you wish to photograph, like the Golden Gate Bridge.

However, a little luck and simply being there go a long way as well. 

#sanfrancisco   #goldengatebridge   #moonphotography  
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Wow...that's a very wonderful photo mr jim..you took the dhot ?
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Well, as midnight nears in my time zone, here is a late entry to the #waterfallwednesday  theme.

This is in southern Iceland at Skógafoss. To view more of my Iceland images, head here: http://goo.gl/nXyzL8

#icelandphotography   #landscapephotography   #skogafoss   #waterfall  
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I love the gorgeous colors and silky water!!   Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!  Please see the about tab of +Landscape Photography !!  We have great new curators.

It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  
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For the +500px folks, here is yesterday's G+ post over there for those that like to V+F. :)

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While wandering the badlands in Death Valley, I came across this scene. The badlands are one of my favorite areas to photograph as they contain a myriad of shapes, patterns, and lines. Here, the soft light of twilight falls on a small section of this geological wonderland. I'll be leading a group here in February. Contact me if you're interested. As always, thanks for looking! Workshops & Tours
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Good photo!!! Respekt!!!
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We're having a sale! +Sea to Summit Workshops has been running a sale since last Friday and will be ending tomorrow night at midnight.

Our new Palouse workshop, a joint venture with Little m photography  (+Maryanne Trengove ) is already down to 3 spots remaining! Our new High Sierra workshop is down to 2 spots left. These are the best savings of the year for our 2015 offerings.

Details: http://goo.gl/zvE5PD
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"Sands of Time"

I was recently teaching a workshop in Death Valley with Joshua Cripps Photography. Our plan for the last evening was to photograph the night sky after getting some twilight images. After everyone was set up, I took a couple twilight photos as well as a milky way image every 10-15 minutes to get it at slightly different angles. This composite is the final result.

If you'd like to learn how to make images like this, we are running a sale on all our 2015 workshops. Check it out! http://goo.gl/zvE5PD

#deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalleyphotoworkshop   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography  
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It takes your breath...Love the night sky you captured.
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