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Scott Smorra
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Fine Art Landscape Photography
Fine Art Landscape Photography

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New image up on 500px.

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New image titled, "Reflections" is now up at 500px.  Check it out if you have a chance!

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New image on 500px titled, "Autumn Mist"

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"Frigid"  Early morning light at Borax Hot Springs in the Alvord Desert of Oregon. The extremely cold air temperature helped create a thick layer of hoarfrost on the grasses surrounding the hot spring. The air temperature that morning was 5 degrees F and the hot spring water was 180 degrees F.

The quietness of this area was something that caught me by surprise. The only sounds I heard that morning were the occasional bubbles rising in the hot spring. This made for a very peaceful and relaxing morning.

Please enjoy and share.

#pacificnorthwest #oregon #oregonphotography #hotsprings #alvorddesert #sunrisephotography #winterphotography #mountainphotos #landscapephotography #landscapephoto #hqsplandscape #soothingphotography #naturephotography #stunningmoment #promotephotography #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional  
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"Last Light"  An intense sunset along a small stream in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.

I created this image on day 5 of a 40 mile backpacking trip through the Wind River Range of Wyoming in August of 2010. To this day, this sunset stands as one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. I was blown away by the light during this sunset and I had a hard time focusing on making an image! It's always a good feeling when everything comes together right and sunset/sunrise.

Technical Info:
Nikon D80, Nikkor 12-24mm, polarizer
4 sec at f/16, ISO 100
Single exposure, double processed raw file

See more at www.scottsmorraphotography.com  http://bit.ly/1sNjaq9
#mountainphotos #wyomingphotography #wyomingskies #landscapephotography #landscapephoto #sunsetphotography #backpacking #windriverrange  
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"Cascade Light"  Ice, snow and the first rays of sunrise light on Mt Jefferson, Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon.

This is another image from an early season backpacking trip to Jefferson Park several weeks ago with my buddy Jordan Ek. The overnight temp was in the mid 20s that night and the small pool near the lake completely froze over. I'm definitely happy that I had the chance to visit Jefferson Park during early season conditions. All of the snow and ice transforms this area into a completely different landscape.

Thanks in advance for any comments you have. I really appreciate it!  Please enjoy and share!

Technical Info
Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm, no filters
1/25 sec at f/9, ISO 100 x3 for DOF

#pacificnorthwest #oregonlandscapephotography #oregon #mountainphotos #landscapephotography #landscapephoto #cascademountains #backpacking  
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"Wandering Stars"  The Milky Way and millions of other stars above Mt Jefferson, Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon.

This is an image from an early season backpacking trip to Jefferson Park several weeks ago with my buddy Jordan Ek. It was a completely moonless night and the stars were absolutely amazing. There was no light pollution at this location, which is an added bonus for central/western Oregon.

Technical info
Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24 at 17mm
5 exposure blend for DOF and dyanmic range
2 sec at f/9, ISO 100 x4 for DOF in the foreground water/snow/mountain. These images were captured at ~9:20PM during twilight.
20 sec at f/2.8, ISO 3200 for the stars/star reflection. This image was captured 3 hours after sunset at ~12:20AM

#landscapephotography #landscapephoto #pacificnorthwest #oregonlandscapephotography #cascademountains #astrophotography #nightskyphotography #mountainphotos  
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"Limitless" The Milky Way and millions of other stars above Mt St. Helens and a field of summer wildflowers. Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, June 2013. I really enjoyed this particular evening in the mountains. Watching the stars and clouds move over the mountain while listening to the coyotes howling in the valley below was an incredible experience!

Please enjoy and share!  Thanks for any comments you have.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24 at 14mm
4 image blend for DOF and dynamic range
10 sec at f/2.8, ISO 3200 x3 for the flowers - at twilight
15 sec at f/2.8, ISO 3200 for the stars and mountain - 45 minutes later

#landscapephotography #landscapephoto #nightscapephotography #astrophotography #mtsthelens #pacificnorthwest #mountainphotography #mountainphotos #wildflowerphotography #nightskyphotography  
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"Rowena Sunrise II"  The first rays of sunlight shining down over a field of Arrowleaf Balsamroot at Rowena Crest in the Eastern Columbia River Gorge.

This image was recently featured in the Pushing Reality Photography Exhibition at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon. This gallery show featured an outstanding collection of images which were created in the Columbia River Gorge in 2013.  I sold a matted/framed 12x18" print of the image during the show, which makes this my first ever sale through a gallery!

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#landscapephotography #landscapephoto #springphotography #wildflowerphotography #columbiarivergorge #oregonlandscapephotography #traveloregon #oregonphotography #rowenacrest  
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If you are interested in purchasing a 12x18" signed/matted print of this image please check out -> MY BLOG http://bit.ly/1gXrHzM. I donated 2 prints to the Art for Oso Photography Auction on Facebook (the other print is "Celestial Existence" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ScottSmorra/posts if you are interested). All of the proceeds from the sale of the prints will be donated to the Cascade Valley Hospital Relief Fund. This fund has been set up to support those affected by the Oso, Washington Mudslide in March 2014. See the blog for more details. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.   Please enjoy and share!

Today (May 18th) marks the 34th Anniversary of the Mt St Helens eruption which forever changed the landscape around the mountain and claimed the lives of 57 people. The eruption shot ash 80,000 feet into the air and flattened 230 square miles of forest, but 34 years later, this area is undergoing a remarkable recovery. The wildflowers are now blooming every summer and small trees are starting to take root once again. All of the vegetation that is seen in this image is natural, since no replanting has occurred within the National Volcanic Monument. Experts believe that in 200-500 years, in the absence of another massive eruption, the area will return to the pre-1980 old growth forest. I doubt this view of the mountain will exist in a few hundred years, since an old growth forest would likely block the view of the mountain. When thinking about it in those terms, I guess this image is somewhat unique!

#Artforoso #landscapephotography #landscapephoto #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestphotography #washingtonstate #mtsthelens #wildflowerphotography  
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