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Steve Cole
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Landscape / Nature photographer based in Everett, Washington
Landscape / Nature photographer based in Everett, Washington

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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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Newly installed sod from Choice Turf.
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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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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.

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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..

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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.

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Like every other photographer, I've finally pulled together my ten highlights from the past year-

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#minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré

A sea of clouds during my recent flight from Seattle to Orange County, CA provided a little opportunity..
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I've posted the complete series of photos from my sunset trip to Green Mountain.

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#mountainmonday curated by +Michael Russell

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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