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Isaiah Brookshire
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Love to connect with people interested in photography, travel, and humanitarian work.
Love to connect with people interested in photography, travel, and humanitarian work.

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There are few people I find as inspiring as +David duChemin, especially when it comes to talking about photography. He always seems to find the words I can't find to describe the way I feel about art, passion, and making photos. Watch his manifesto to see what I mean.

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I just wrapped up my first year in the Pacific Northwest and put together two portfolios of the images I've created here. Let me know if you have questions about the locations or how the photos were made, I'm happy to answer. Enjoy! 

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The New York Times is killing it with digital media lately. I love this story that combines awesome video, graphics, photography, and writing. 

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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington. Part of my series on Washington National Parks, view the rest here (http://wp.me/p1SiP3-S4). Hurricane Ridge is about a 45 minute drive from nearest town of Port Angeles on a road that climbs almost 6,000 feet into the mountains. This view looking northwest from the northern side of the ridged shows the low coastal clouds hanging in the valleys below. Even when it's gloomy in Port Angeles, as it was on this early August day, it can be bright and sunny on top of the ridge. 

This photo was captured with my 16-35mm f/2.8 lens at f/11 with an exposure of 1/800th of a second and an ISO of 400. I took the shot in the early afternoon so there was plenty of light to get a sharp picture hand-held. 
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Thunderstorm rolls in over Mt. Rainier. Park of my series on WA National Parks. View the rest here (http://wp.me/p1SiP3-S4). The weather can change quickly up in the mountains. Less than an hour before this I was photographing wildflowers in the sunshine. When lightning started striking a nearby mountain range, I knew it was time to get down!

Taken with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 at f/16. I sometimes forget what an awesome little landscape lens it truly is. Other settings include an ISO of 400 and shutter speed of 125 of a second. 

Always happy to answer questions. 
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Mt. Rainier wildflowers in bloom. Get a free high-rez version of my photo to use as wallpaper here (http://wp.me/p1SiP3-RZ). This shot comes from a trail near the Paradise visitors center in Mt. Rainier National Park. The flowers are only in bloom for a few months every year, but finding time to see them is well worth it. This photo was taken on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm lens at  35mm. My exposure time was 1/400 with an aperture of f13 and an ISO of 400. Lightroom edits included slight tweaks to the global settings, changes to the curves and color balance, as well as dodging and selective sharpening.
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I recently posted a photo of Ta Prohm Temple in this group (http://goo.gl/tghR2V) and got a lot of love. I've had questions about how I process images, and I thought I'd answer them in-depth. This post is a little bit longer than my average blog but I wanted to write something that gave an open and comprehensive picture of how I work. I hope it's useful to you! 

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Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. It's amazing to watch how quickly the forest can swallow buildings and even cities when they are abandoned. This photo was taken with a Canon 40D and 10-22mm lens at 10mm. The exposure was 1/50 sec at f/7.1 and an ISO 400. I originally edited this image in Lightroom 2 and have since gone back and reworked with it in Lightroom 4. I'm much happier with my results this time. Work in LR included black and white conversion, minor global adjustments, split toning, and tonal adjustments using curves. Dodging and burning were used along with selective sharpening to enhance the visual weight of the photo. Feel free to ask any questions you have on the photo, I'd be happy to answer them. 
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Washington Pass, WA. Just outside of North Cascades National Park. These mountains and the tiny road that winds through them are a long ways from civilization. In fact, the road is only open in the summer. Heavy snows in winter keep it closed and there's so little traffic on this route, they don't bother to clear it until late spring. A rest stop at the top of the pass has a short trail that takes you to the edge of a rocky outcropping with a dizzying drop and mountain views all around. This photo was taken at sunset using a Canon 16-35mm lens at 25mm. The exposure was 1/4 of a second at f/10 with an ISO of 100. I used a graduated ND filter to balance the exposure. Post production involved selected dodging and burning, along with slight changes to the color mix. Let me know if you have questions on the image, I'd love to answer them. 
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Looking across Ross Lake into Canada from the Ruby Arm. I was tired, it was late, and I thought I'd already captured my best photos that day. Then I came around a bend in the North Cascades Highway and knew I needed to make one more stop. The fading colors of sunset were almost gone but I managed to bring them back with the help of a graduated ND filter placed on the front of my 70-200mm lens. This photo was taken at 70mm with an exposure of 8 seconds at f/11 and ISO 320. In post production, I focused most of my attention of adding some detail back to the sky and shadows, and also bringing back some of the color to sunset. Let me know if you have any questions on this photo, I'd love to answer them. 
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