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RJ Wilner
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One will never fully appreciate what life has to offer until one learns to appreciate simply being alive.
One will never fully appreciate what life has to offer until one learns to appreciate simply being alive.

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Folly Beach 0035, 08/07/2016
Copyright 2016, RJ Wilner Photography

Shot shortly after sunrise from Folly Island with Morris Island Lighthouse in the distance. The Charleston, SC 'low country' turned out to be a great setting for a LE workshop with the tremendous +Mountains To Sea Workshops team along with +Athena Carey as special instructor.

#FollyBeach   #Sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #lighthouse   #seascape   #seascapephotography   #rjwPhotos  

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
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Bodie Island Lighthouse 0004, 04/02/2016
Copyright 2016, RJ Wilner Photography

One more at Bodie Island Lighthouse from the early April trip. A couple hr earlier the sky was almost completely overcast. And as sunset approached the clouds started breaking up quickly and I grabbed this one just as the sun got low enough to provide a nice early evening warmth. By actual sunset, they were just scattered here & there.

#OuterBanks   #OBX   #Lighthouse   #Sunset   #rjwPhotos  

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail 022. 07/15/2015
Copyright 2015, RJ Wilner Photography

‎RoaringForkMotorNatureTrail‬ is always an enjoyable adventure when in ‎GreatSmokyMtnNatlPk‬. And when I can get out in the middle of the water to capture it seemingly coming right at the viewer, better yet. While getting the tootsies wet is sometimes a necessity to make that happen, I managed to rock hop my way out to this spot and stay mostly dry. This being my first trip to GSMNP in mid-July, I was pleasantly surprised to find as much water moving as there was, and to find the 'greens' as well, ....green as they were was a special treat.

Hope you enjoy!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak
 
#GSMNP   #GreatSmokyMountainNationalPark   #RoaringForkMotorNatureTrail   #rjwPhotos  
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Bodie Island Lighthouse 0038, 04/02/2016
Copyright 2016, RJ Wilner Photography

From a recent trip to the Outer Banks. My impatience to get out and at least do some scouting earlier in the day when it was g-l-o-o-m-y and raining off & on wound up getting me separated from the great group of shooters also on the trip as they wound up down at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse this same evening. Not more than an hr before this scene appeared, it was still pretty gloomy.....though the break in the clouds was just starting. And it cleared just in time to make sunset a great one. 

The group at Hatteras definitely caught more vivid colors, but I am more than happy with my take from Bodie that evening.

Hope you enjoy!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak

#OuterBanks   #OBX   #BodieIslandLighthouse   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #rjwPhotos  
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Tremont 073, 05/01/2015
Copyright 2015, RJ Wilner Photography

As springs grows ever closer, here is one from a great trip to the Smokies last spring with +Jerry Denham , +Jim Denham , +Travis Rhoads , & +Curt Fleenor . This was an early am hike up the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont area of the park......a 'target rich environment' for photographers if there ever was one. 

I had not tried processing this one as B&W previously, and have been toying around with some new techniques. No NIK s/w was harmed.....err, I mean....No NIK s/w was utilized in the making of this image.

Hope you enjoy!

#landscape   #landscapephoto   #water   #waterfalls   #waterfallphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #rjwPhotos  

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim

 #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional  +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional   by +jany viala

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Mohamed Hakem

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood 
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Luminosity masks are a great tool for manual blending. If you haven't tried them previously, check out Tony Kuyper's article!
New luminosity mask tutorial reviewing three concepts for these masks effectively.

There are many ways to use luminosity masks. This post reviews three basic principles to use them effectively.

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Reelfoot Lake 011, 10/24/2015
Copyright 2015, RJ Wilner Photography

She was overheard saying...."I don't care if the neighbors are watching, Kiss Me you old fool!"

Happy Valentines Day, all!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Mohamed Hakem

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#landscape   #landscapephoto   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #Tennessee   #ReelfootLake   #Tree   #trees   #treesphotography   #rjwPhotos  
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A good listen from what some would consider the 'Father of Environmental Portraiture'.....
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A Conversation With Photographer Arnold Newman – Video
Listen to the thoughts of "the father of environmental portraiture".
View it here.
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Plus quotes - bit.ly/1QeWXep
‪#‎portrait‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎historyofphotography‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬
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Clingmans Dome 024, 06/16/2014
Copyright 2014, RJ Wilner Photography

Another discovery from an archive dive as I sift through the catalog for images to add to the new web site.

If there's any single location I've shot numerous times that just totally embodies the concept of "Wait it out....", Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountain National Park is it. It seems more often than not when I've shot from here, the conditions are less than ideal upon initial arrival. And this sunset shoot is a great example. I had made my way up to the Dome well before sunset, and upon arrival, the sky was almost completely overcast. Not the drab monotonous gray kind of overcast, but just totally cloud covered. So I waited....and waited. And sure enough, just like on almost every other session where conditions started off similarly, I got lucky. And just before the sun should have been reaching the horizon (judging by the clock on my phone), a rather large hole opened up in the cloud cover and allowed the sun to find it's way through and presented me with this scene. Thank you, Mother Nature.

Hope you enjoy!

#MountainMonday  +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #GreatSmokyMountainNationalPark   #ClingmansDome   #rjwPhotos  

New Web Site: http://www.rjwilner.photography
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So honored to have this image voted 2nd place in the +Landscape Photography Community 'Best of 2015' contest. Made my day!


See all the winners & honorable mentions in this +Landscape Photography Community post   ...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106632923256517196664/posts/2wdimVTUi38
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