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Death Valley Dry Creek Falls... Oregon...
The sheer vertical walls that invert at the mouth of this waterfall were a site to behold... Definitely an awesome place... Mono Lake... Tufas...  24mm TS-E...  twenty minute exposure... subtle light painting...

I was hoping that the stars would show up in the reflection, but the water just wasn't still enough this night... (although, you can see some of the big dipper reflected near the center)



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-Mac Abalone Cove Shoreline, CA...

I went here for a quick unplanned shoot one Sunday afternoon when I had a few hours to spare... There's really so much to shoot and explore in the area...

I started doing these 1/4th to 1/2 second exposures for shots of chaotic waves while I was in Oregon this Autumn. I really like the feel you can capture at that speed, as opposed to freezing the action or trying to go extra long with the shutter speed.
I'm still a baby when it comes to seascapes, so hopefully with some more practice, i can get some great shots under similar conditions using this method...

Zeiss 18mm Distagon @ f/11 - 1Ds3 - 1/4th sec - ISO 200 - 2 stop reverse GND

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-Mac Southern California A little over 20 mins exposure... Canon 17mm TS-E. 
Lit entirely by moonlight...
It was nice to get out and do some star trails again. This place is amazing and hopefully I'll be able to return one day (or night)...
Elowah Falls, Oregon Keyhole arch, Cape Kiwanda, Oregon...

Out of all the places we stopped at to shoot along the Oregon coast, this was the one I was looking forward to the most... 
Unfortunately, if you've ever been to the Pacific Northwest, you know that great light and dramatic skies are not exactly a normal occurrence. - So with that in mind, the 3 hours we had to shoot at Cape Kiwanda were a lottery play and needless to say, we weren't blessed with the light or skies that we wanted...
Out of all the shots I took (getting myself and my camera plenty wet in the process) this one was the keeper... Timing the waves just right, and then attempting to shield the camera and lens from the onslaught of salt water immediately after the shutter clicked was a tough process, but definitely a good challenge.
Anyone who's been here on a windy day like this can attest to the immense power of the crashing waves as they barrel through the arch here, slamming off of different sides of the rocks randomly and spraying water everywhere. That is something that I found nearly impossible to capture with a photograph... All I'll say is that if I were to wander out about 30 feet in front of where I shot this photo, odds are I would have been gone forever...

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-Mac Death Valley, CA Mac Danzig on 500px