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Not Grand Prismatic Springs
Unfortunately the trail was closed to the area I wanted to photograph Grand Prismatic Springs so I settled for another, smaller spring a little south of Grand Prismatic. Next time, hopefully, bears permitting. While I am something of a risk taker, all calculated Risk v Reward, when the Parks closes the trail I will always heed that  sign.
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Lower Lewis Falls Panorama from water level.

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Back in WA for my daughters HS Graduation. I cannot be in WA and not visit Mt St Helens.
I feel such a strong connection to this place.
Happy to see so many flowers in bloom. I almost didn't finish the drive up because the clouds were covering the caldera, but felt a pull to give it a go and so glad I did. Mother Nature was kind enough to lift the vail for a few minutes revealing this.
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Endless Hall
Balboa Park, San Diego.
I won't bother you with the full story. The short version is: I taught myself the Zone system back in the wet darkroom days at this location. Redid it when the D700 was new, it took 14 one stop exposures and HDR to get this result. Now I got to redo it with the D810 and I only needed four exposures one stop apart to get this result.

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Coots
Cute little bald headed chicks.

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Weisman Art Museum
Just for fun. Nice clouds and titanium skin.

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Thanks +Joe Kromph, I appreciate it.
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The Star Arcturus
High to the right with a nice halo shining bright in the night sky over Lake Superior.

This is a simple two shot pano from Split Rock Lighthouse with the Star Arcturus dominating in all its glory.

Best viewed full screen, the white of the page will reduce the details that can be seen otherwise.

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Thors Well
I was back in WA for a couple of days to attend my daughters HS graduation. Everything looked good for a return trip to Thors Well, high tides at sunset and it was gorgeous as usual.

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The Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum
Located on the U of M campus in Minneapolis.

This is the back, overlooking the Mississippi river. The day wasn't exactly what I had hoped for, this happens a lot to landscape and architectural  photographers, the key is to work with what you're given. My philosophical approach is to keep a positive outlook. I firmly believe there is always a shot, it may not be what I had in my minds eye as a plan. Being wiling to work with whatever Mother nature decides to give you, be creative try something different, experiment, be willing to fail. I'm sure you've heard this many times, as I have, I learn so much more from my failures than I do from what I think of as  successes. When doing long exposure I absolutely love it when there are clouds at different altitudes in currents moving in complimentary direction. Something we have no way to control which, I think gives more interest another element of depth.

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Big cat, big yawn
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Butterfly break
Just a random butterfly that landed near by and was patient while I photographed it.

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Photographic Artist
Introduction
39+ years as a professional photographer, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, sports, photojournalism, commercial, still life, food, aerial (from helicopters, planes, and blimps) and occasionally portraits.

To me its not a photograph until its been printed. Maybe I'm old school that way, there's just something about a photograph on a great piece of fine art paper that just says so much more than on a monitor.

Favorite quote: “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”-Ansel Adams
Bragging rights
Have you met my daughters? Nothing else comes close to being brag worthy.
Work
Occupation
Photographic Artist, creating visually interesting images. Exploring life, meeting people, challenging the accepted standard. Enjoying the journey. Photography Coach, my goal is to help others find and define their unique Visual Voice.
Skills
Experienced in all areas of photography, Commercial, Editorial, Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife. Photoshop, Nik Software, Video, creation and editing. Printing in the wet darkroom as well as the digital print.
Employment
  • Mark Rainer Photographic Artist
    Owner, Photographer, chief bottle washer, 1975 - present
    One man shop, I do it all.
  • Virginia State Library and Archives
    Photographer, 1985 - 1989
    Copy work, Portrait, Photojournalism, Darkroom, Landscape photography for a book published by the VSL&A publishing branch "Genius in the Garden" Also served as the Photographic Services Supervisor, supervising 4 employees
  • Sea World, San Diego
    Photographer, 1982 - 1984
    In no particular order, Portrait, Commercial, Aerial, Underwater, Photojournalism, Food, Medical.
  • Sea World, San Diego
    Assistant Photographer, 1977 - 1982
    Darkroom tech, assistant photographer and on call photographer.
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