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Seattle Dreaming
The money-shot view from Kerry Park.

I received a little inspiration to sift through the photo albums this morning, and in advance of an upcoming trip back to the Seattle area, I realized that this version of the skyline from my last trip never made it to the web.

This was one of those rare days of clarity... a rare cloudless, hazeless evening in Seattle...  Truly a gift I'll never forget.

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Canon 5D Mk III
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4 lens at 120mm.
f/20, 2" at ISO 100

Albums managed in +digiKam on Linux, raw processed in +darktable , final processing in +GIMP.  100% open source workflow.

#seattle   #seattlephotography   #opensourcephotography   #gimp   #digikam   #darktable  
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Midnight Train
Given enough time and persistence, we may find light, even in the dark.

This is a long exposure (152 seconds) over Canyon Lake in the Four Peaks wilderness in Arizona... I remember this night vividly. We were just coming back from Dinner at Jason's Deli, December 26, 2012. Another great night with a great family and loved one I miss so much. The full moon had risen, and the clouds above promised to be playfully dancing in the sky for a few more hours.

I jumped out of the car, grabbed my camera gear and raced off into the wilderness for the night. I spent hours playing in the night air, watching as the clouds caressed the sky in passing... reveling in the knowledge that, as rough as the water before me may be... time averages out most things, leaving something to reflect upon.

I dug many years back to find this photo. It has always been one on my mind, I reflect on this photo and that night often, and I haven't shared it with many. This was a better time. A better place. A time where I had my feet on the ground, and I was passionate about... just about everything.

Time to stop repeating so many of the recent mistakes, and start walking down different roads. The sunrise is coming.

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Canon 5D Mk III
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24mm
F/5 for 152" at ISO 100
Raw processed in +digiKam on Linux, with final processing in +GIMP  with +G'MIC .

#opensource   #opensourcephotography   #arizonaphotography   #digikam   #gimp   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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Crystalline Hedgehog

Any time you find yourself in a new location be thankful you brought your macro lens and then raid the shelves for any interesting trinket you can find... play with the light... feel free to push the pixels hard in post processing... and enjoy the results...  This is, after all, supposed to be fun!

Canon 5D Mk III
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
1/5" exposure, ISO 100, F/11.0

Raw processed in Linux with +darktable and finish processing in +GIMP

#opensourcephotography   #canon   #macro   #gimp   #darktable  
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The Mexican
A face of angst among paper dolls.

This old, hand crafted Mexican paper doll truly caught my eye in a way that few other objects do... I'm simply amazed at the level of detail and craftsmanship in these dolls.  

Canon 5D Mk III
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
6" exposure, ISO 100, F/8.0

Raw processed in +darktable , finished off in +GIMP .   #opensourcephotography   #canon   #darktable   #gimp  
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Guiding Light
Direction in the Darkness

Ethereal seas and the moon-lit night, with the Makapu'u lighthouse shining in the distance. It has been a while since I've dug through my photos, so today I took the time to play with one from Hawaii (not from my most recent trip...). Through the course of this endeavor, I've have found that 1) I have another 20GB of photos that are corrupted (bad file transfer I didn't catch...), and that my laptop hard drive is finally full :)

I guess the next week will be spent recovering data, and cleaning up!

Canon 5D Mk III
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24mm
F/4 for 8" at ISO 800

#opensource #opensourcephotography   #darktable   #gimp  #gmic #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner +darktable +GIMP
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cool le Victor,  _"We are a growing group of photographers who joined creative forces to realise photography projects for charity organisations"_
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Shine Down
Embracing The Storm

Trudging through a crippled city, seeking elements of beauty amidst the cold. Finding the light...

Carrying around a Canon 5D Mk III... and here I am posting cell phone shots from my galaxy s5... strong edit, pixels pushed hard with snapseed and picsart.
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Thanks, +Janah Silva​!
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Midnight Train
Given enough time and persistence, we may find light, even in the dark.

This is a long exposure (152 seconds) over Canyon Lake in the Four Peaks wilderness in Arizona... I remember this night vividly. We were just coming back from Dinner at Jason's Deli, December 26, 2012. Another great night with a great family and loved one I miss so much. The full moon had risen, and the clouds above promised to be playfully dancing in the sky for a few more hours.

I jumped out of the car, grabbed my camera gear and raced off into the wilderness for the night. I spent hours playing in the night air, watching as the clouds caressed the sky in passing... reveling in the knowledge that, as rough as the water before me may be... time averages out most things, leaving something to reflect upon.

I dug many years back to find this photo. It has always been one on my mind, I reflect on this photo and that night often, and I haven't shared it with many. This was a better time. A better place. A time where I had my feet on the ground, and I was passionate about... just about everything.

Time to stop repeating so many of the recent mistakes, and start walking down different roads. The sunrise is coming.

Technical Details
Canon 5D Mk III
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24mm
F/5 for 152" at ISO 100
Raw processed in +digiKam on Linux, with final processing in +GIMP  with +G'MIC .

#opensource   #opensourcephotography   #arizonaphotography   #digikam   #gimp   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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Thanks for the kind words! Enjoyed taking this shot quite a bit. 
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Crystalline Hedgehog

Any time you find yourself in a new location be thankful you brought your macro lens and then raid the shelves for any interesting trinket you can find... play with the light... feel free to push the pixels hard in post processing... and enjoy the results...  This is, after all, supposed to be fun!

Canon 5D Mk III
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
1/5" exposure, ISO 100, F/11.0

Raw processed in Linux with +darktable and finish processing in +GIMP

#opensourcephotography   #canon   #macro   #gimp   #darktable  
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Crystalline Hedgehog

Any time you find yourself in a new location be thankful you brought your macro lens and then raid the shelves for any interesting trinket you can find... play with the light... feel free to push the pixels hard in post processing... and enjoy the results...  This is, after all, supposed to be fun!

Canon 5D Mk III
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
1/5" exposure, ISO 100, F/11.0

Raw processed in Linux with +darktable and finish processing in +GIMP

#opensourcephotography   #canon   #macro   #gimp   #darktable  
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Kaleidoscopically beautiful indeed!!!
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Getting it done, out on a long fully loaded run in the mountains with my future marine of a son. Miles out... dark dark wilderness sprint back. Not something I'd advise... but we did it. Pinnacles trail, lake arrowhead, ca. Galaxy S5 capturing my canon 5D Mk III.

Good times.
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We've all a road to travel. Some are paved in gold and graced by the loathing masses, while others are mired in the harshness of the seasons... solitary, desolate and isolated.

Whichever the case may be, there is no choice but to walk that road before you. Even when the landscape is barren and cold, when the earth underfoot is beaten, tainted, weak and infirm... there is no choice but forward.

Ever forward. Ever forward.

Without doubt the road will stain you. There is no traversing any of our paths with purity intact. With or without our consent we will collect indelible marks of travels past... a testament to perseverance with graceful scars of our every fall.

So carry on, walking the road before you, making each stretch merely the road behind you. For greatness lies ahead as it has been past. Trial awaits around the next bend, as it has been past. This is the road travelled and each step underfoot is as it has been past... a moment lived or wasted. A moment you alone shall own.

Enjoy the journey, mud, scars and all. These moments are yours and you own the road. But delay not... Tick, tock, tick, tock... the unstoppable heartbeat of time is your only nemesis.

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Just a galaxy s5 cell phone pic as the foot of snow quickly yielded to a 60 degree day
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Shine Down
Embracing The Storm

Trudging through a crippled city, seeking elements of beauty amidst the cold. Finding the light...

Carrying around a Canon 5D Mk III... and here I am posting cell phone shots from my galaxy s5... strong edit, pixels pushed hard with snapseed and picsart.
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Solutions Engineer, Strategist, Aspiring Transformation Executive, and Landscape Photography Aficionado
Introduction
I am a systems engineer specializing in solutions to complex organizational problems.  My experience ranges from developing rocket propulsion systems to operating and maintaining the US Navy's nuclear propulsion systems.  

I revel in technology of all sorts, and I am a fan of and contributor to open source software.  Additionally, I am becoming increasingly addicted to photography, especially landscape photography.  The blending of these interests represents both unique challenges and great opportunities.

Many days, my photography hobby has me trekking though the fields and woodlands of Southern Maryland, often along the Potomac River (convenience of location).  I am always looking for new inspiration in the region, and others who share the addiction.  When I can, I go hunting abroad for epic vistas... my current favorites being in southern Utah and in Wyoming... although, I am becoming increasingly enamored with the Superstition Wilderness and Four Peaks Wilderness in Arizona for its breathtaking beauty and marked lack of "tripod fences"!