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Sun and Snow

A combination of long exposure with a 5 Stop ND, multiple frames (I needed a 10 Stop ND and... well Its on order) so stacking in Photoshop using Mean mode after converting the layers into a Smart Object (if you don't know, Smart Objects are the best thing ever, okay one of) Polarized and a little contrast masking also in PS for the final image here.

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Willow River Falls

It hasn't been very cold this year in MN, it was a balmy 25 this day. I barely needed a jacket, lol Nice little walk from the parking lot to this falls. Love the snow/ice/flowing water. People are so friendly in WI, absolutely everyone I passed on the way down and back up said "Hi" the first group tole me the water was really flowing today, as did the third or forth couple. Popular area for cross-country skiing too. though that first hill down was a bit of a challenge going up for several people on skis, me too, but then I'm out of shape and old. lol

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View from an Ice Cave
This is the view from inside an Ice Cave on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands in WI. See map for GPS location.

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Makes me realize how small we truly are compared to nature. Fantastic photo.
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Rainbow of ice
The Ice caves on Lake Superior opened for the first time this year today, I was lucky to be off this weekend and the temps were nice too, lol +2 

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The Sentinels
These two rocks covered in moss stand watch as the Minnehaha river flows past under a bridge just out of frame while the sun lights up the water.

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Blue and Gold

I loved the gold and blues in this one too much to go B&W.

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realmente um lindo efeito.
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Split Rock Lighthouse
Apparently "little foot" got there first today. lol

Early morning, got there a tad later than I wanted to, and this is the first shot of the day. Its 32 frames for the sky, I only had a 5Stop ND and needed more, it just dawned on me I could have done 10 frames in camera using multiple exposures and then could have done three sets of those or more to get the movement in the clouds I wasted. Manually blended another exposure for the cliff, trees, and lighthouse as they were in total shade..

Trying out the amazing Tamron 15-30. I am beyond impressed. It a rather large lens, physically speaking. It uses more plastic than I'd like. But, and this is a big but for me, the quality of the images are at the very least as good and in some areas better, in my opinion, than the legendary Nikon 14-24 and a bit longer reach too. Also tying out the WonderPano filter system I only have their 5 stop ND right now but will add the 10stop and Polarizer shortly to complete what I need for my work. All I can say for the moment is "wow" there's no vignetting and absolutely no loss in sharpness, both are critical in my opinion.

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Good to hear it! ;-)
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I'm getting ready to do my first coffee table book on the Ice Caves at Bayfield, WI

I'm going to do a Kickstarter project for it and will post info here when its up. I have a few more images to prepare as well as figure costing and timeline.

Currently I'm shooting with a Nikon P7800 as my only camera so the book will be modest in size but the photograph should be the best they can be. I'm looking to get back into either a D810 or a D800 and a couple lenses specifically the venerable 14-24, seriously a phenomenal lens system, and probably the 24-120 to round out a nice landscape and portrait set up. so if you buy the book you'll be helping me get back into the game. :-) Gear for me at least, has one purpose, and that is to solve problems. I like to print and I like big prints and that takes big files with awesome detail.

So if you're interested post a comment and when I have the Kickstarter project set you I'll post a comment here which should then let you know it up and available for your consideration.

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Morning view from an Ice Cave

Surreal is the only way I can think of to describe the scenes this morning on Lake Superior on the Wisconsin side, near the Apostle Islands.

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kai cal raha hai bhai
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Heart of the Canyon

As I was tinkering with this image in Antelope Canyon from a few years ago converting to B&W I noticed that Mother nature had a little surprise, a heart. in color it wasn't very prominent but in B&W it practically jumps out.  Do you see it?
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Really nice shot.. This B&W processing really works well for this image.
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Water Log

Combine, Water with a slow shutter speed and light from an interesting direction is a recipe for endless possibilities. This setting had me mesmerized for quite a while watching the water dancing around and under this log.

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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
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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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