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#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell

Quick edit of Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake during Saturday evening's new moon (no moon). Photo taken with Sigma's 18-35 f1.8 Art lens.
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Very cool!  A bit more snow up there than I figured, since they only had 2' a month ago.  Maybe they had a dump last weekend like everyone else.  I was there in July one year and there was still ice on that lake.
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I highly recommend Sean's videos. Sean's a great communicator and for just $59, this package is a steal. (I purchased the set myself).
 
Finally I can announce that the complete update to my Developing for Extended Dynamic Range video series is available: www.outdoorexposurephoto.com/video-tutorials/developing-for-extended-dynamic-range

This update to my 2010 series is long over due. I had already been working on the update for a few weeks when I took this photo in early December on the Oregon coast with the PhotoCascadia crew. Two months further on and I have been glued to my computer almost continuously, so it is a relief to have it finished. I think I'm getting a little better at producing tutorials because I only broke down a cried and couple times.

The update covers the same core concepts as the original series, namely how I work with tonal balance in single exposures and exposure blending of multiple exposures to create images that encompass a wider range of light (like the light range contained in this image). The new 2nd edition of the series has more advanced examples and goes into depth on a variety of complex blending situations. It utilizes Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC and the current version of Tony Kuyper's TKActions Panel. The total instructional time is nearly six and a half hours broken into 36 chapters. You can find out more and see some sample chapters at the link above. 

Let me know if you have any questions.
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A new blog post and set of photos from a wintry trip to Deception Creek in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness last weekend..
The 2014/15 winter has had a rough start in the Pacific Northwest. Due to the presence of an El Nino, our area has experienced multiple "pineapple expresses"...
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Like every other photographer, I've finally pulled together my ten highlights from the past year-
2014 is nearly in the books and I, for one, say good riddance. It was a year largely full of other commitments and little photography. I photographed sunrise..
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Thank you, Alan!
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I've posted the complete series of photos from my sunset trip to Green Mountain.
After moving to Washington State in 1999, one of the first "new" hikes I was introduced to was the Green Mountain trail in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. After..
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This past weekend, I was finally able to return to a place that has been special to me for quite a while: Green Mountain in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Since 2006, this hike has been inaccessible due to road damage. Two weeks ago, the road repairs were finally completed so a return trip was desperately needed.

As luck would have it, we were treated to a fantastic sunset as this photo shows. I'll have more to share from this trip in the next couple days.
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Kaboom!!!!!
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I visited Boulder Ridge on Mount Baker this weekend. In a normal winter, this should be a very difficult outing but our lack of snow and snowpack have sadly made it possible this year. Hoping that this turns around but the climate outlooks don't support it.
This is Boulder Ridge on Mount Baker and this is what El Nino looks like in the Pacific Northwest. Our snowpack is only 60% of normal in this part of the Cascades. The trees in the foreground should be completely buried by snow but currently have only around 4 feet of snow. Very troubling for the end of January! Due to the gray skies, I converted the photo to black & white using Nik's Silver Efex 2 plugin.
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Thanks, Michael. The low snowpack left a lot more trees exposed and there's more "chaos" in the frame than I'd like. Not much I can do about it!
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This is why photographers are bad for the environment. We do stupid sh!t like dump gas into a fragile alpine environment and light it on fire. SMDH.
For his project "When I Am Laid in Earth," photographer Simon Norfolk traveled to Mount Kenya to photograph the melting away of the Lewis Glacier, the larg
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I guess we can blame the article author for this as they wrote:  "Norfolk used gasoline to create lines of fire that mark where the glacier lines once stood."  Without further explanation most would guess he put it directly on the ground. 
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A sea of clouds during my recent flight from Seattle to Orange County, CA provided a little opportunity..
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I hope they eventually charge this loser with a fine and restitution for each "art installment" she created. 
Artist graffitis National Park property, then posts photos and geotags on Instagram.
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After many failed attempts, I finally was rewarded with a spectacular sunrise from this location near Index, Washington. The color & intensity of the clouds were the stars show I really didn't attempt to bracket for more detail in the foreground. I just pushed the RAW files for just a touch of detail.
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I'm a firm believer in letting the shadows go sometimes. Beautiful image Steve!
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Landscape / Nature photographer based in Everett, Washington
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