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Stan Showalter
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Colorado Photographer - Street, Studio, Landscape, Nature
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Fall Colors - Owl Creek Pass

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An image from last year's fall trip. Fall foliage is starting to really kick into gear in the high country. Looking forward to this year tour in the next week or so.
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The Castles  - Colorado

The Castles formation overlooking Colorado ranch land.  Taken this past fall along Ohio Pass Road, between Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado.  

Photo Notes: Five bracketed frames processed in Lightroom 5 and Nik Collection HDR Efex Pro 2.  Original middle exposed frame was layered in Photoshop with the HDR version, and the HDR layer was reduced to 35% opacity.

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell
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With a Billion Stars All Around
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From Friday night near the campgrounds at Colorado's Eleven Mile State Park. Beautiful, dark night sky full of stars, looking south to the Milky Way over the reservoir.

Photo Notes: 30 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 3200, Rokinon 14mm lens. Processed and cropped in Adobe Lightroom.

#Nightscapes #NightPhotography #MilkyWay
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D 
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Denver City Lights & Moon

This is similar to a shot I took at Sloan Lake a year ago.  A day after the true full moon, this one only 97.5% full.  My prior attempt had all details from the moon blown out.  My goal here was to capture exposures that could be blended to provide both detail of the city and the moon.  Hopefully, we’ll have clear skies for the full moon (and eclipse) at the end of this month.

Photo Notes: Hand blended in Photoshop from three frames from within five-frame bracketed set.  The city building and trees in the mid-ground were taken from the brightest frame ( _f_9, 3.2 sec), the dark sky taken from the middle frame of the set (_f_9, 1.3 sec), and the darkest frame provided the moon and sharpness to light highlights (_f_9, 1/13 second).  ISO 1000, at 235mm with a 100-400mm lens.
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Mountain Goat View – Mt. Evans, Colorado

A few weeks back the road up Mt. Evans finally opened, its opening delayed a few months by rebuilding work to a stretch of road that collapsed down the mountainside.  Sunrise brought great views of the plains to east, and the mountain goats were out in force.

A short while after sunrise, I caught this guy taking in the view.  The adult goats still had pretty shaggy fur, as they had yet to complete shedding their winter coats.

Mt. Evans, one of Colorado’s fifty-three 'fourteeners', is located thirty-five miles directly west of Denver, and its summit tops out at 14,271-feet (4,350 m).  The road leading up to about 140 feet from the mountain's summit is the highest paved road in North America.

Photo Notes: Single frame processed in Lightroom CC, and cleaned up (removal of dust spots and jet contrails) in Photoshop CC.

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#mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay
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Slate River Sunset - Crested Butte, Colorado

An early summer evening, watching the sun set up the Slate River valley.  From just on the edge of town, in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Photo Notes: Five bracketed frames processed in Lightroom CC 2015.  Using Lightroom’s HDR merge for blending images.  Lightroom to adjust lighting and colors.  Spots and a couple of homes removed in Photoshop CC 2015.


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Sunrise on Turret Arch, through Windows Arch - Arches Ntl Park, Utah

From the trip at the start of this year.  Wonderful warm morning sunlight breaking through.  I can’t say that the composition is original, though.  When you visit this location, you can climb around to the side opposite of the window where there is a spot that pretty much only one tripod will fit.  I’m sure if the surface wasn’t rock, I’d be putting my tripod in the same post holes as many who have come before me.

Photo Notes: Five frame HDR set, blended back into original photo with HDR image opacity reduced to 60%.  Area through the window used a virtual copy of the original photo that was adjusted a little differently, and then also blended with the HDR image opacity at 30%.


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Canyon View - Canyonlands National Park - Utah

Taken from the trip at the beginning of the year. A cold, but luckily windless, morning at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. The morning initially started out pretty hazy, with the canyon filled with clouds. As the fog lifted, it revealed this scene. For those familiar with the area, the rock in the foreground on the left is the beginning of the right side of Mesa Arch.

Photo Notes: Two frames focus stacked in Photoshop. One, one for the distant view the other to bring the detail to the rocks in the foreground.


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Engineer Mountain - Colorado

12968 ft high (3953 m) Engineer Mountain from an area near Molas Pass, between Silverton and Durango, Colorado.  Taken this past October, taking in the full glory of the fall colors that Colorado has to offer.

Photo Notes: Five bracketed frames processed in Lightroom 5 and Nik Collection HDR Efex Pro 2.  Original middle exposed frame was layered in Photoshop with the HDR version, and the HDR layer was reduced to 40% opacity.


#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell
#mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay
#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron hosted on +Breakfast Club
#BTPLandscapePro+BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
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Eerie View - Canyonlands National Park - Utah

Another from the trip earlier this year. A chilly, hazy morning near Mesa Arch. The skies didn't cooperate much in providing a brilliant, glowing sunrise. However, the heavy haze, rising fog, and this bare tree made for a interestingly eerie scene.

Photo Notes: Single frame processed in Lightroom, converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex.


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