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    [–] A misty morning view of Yosemite Falls (CA) during sunrise (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 142 points ago in EarthPorn

    Bonus pic of Yosemite falls during a full moon

    While in Yosemite it’s hard to pull your attention away from the massive granite cliff faces and towering waterfalls, but when I was able to, I found myself fascinated by the types of bark around the park. There were times where every 20ft I'd have to stop and take an upclose picture of a different pattern of bark. This particular morning turned out amazing after finding these detailed trees to accompany the glowing mist floating around the valley floor being hit by the first sunlight of the day! It also doesn't hurt having the amazing Yosemite Falls in the background

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work or learn how I post process my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w/ Nikon 50 f/1.8

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    ISO100, 50mm, f/11, 0.4s

    [–] A misty morning view of Yosemite Falls (CA) during sunrise (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 11 points ago in EarthPorn

    I bet the crowds we're a lot more manageable back then! Did you do any of the hikes? Four mile trail was pretty incredible

    [–] 40 years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted (OC) [809x1200] @ross_schram debuggerfly 387 points ago in EarthPorn

    Bonus pic from about 15-20 minutes earlier

    Where were you on May 18th, 1980? On this date 40 years ago, Mt St Helens blew her top. Ash shot up 80,000 feet into the air. That’s over 15 miles into the air! Lava and blasted rock destroyed just about everything within a 20 mile radius. By the time the eruption ended, 57 people were killed and over $1 billion in damage was done to the landscape around the volcano. Up to 10 inches of ash fell on nearby cities and flecks reached areas as far away as Minnesota and New Mexico! Before the blast, Helens was the fifth highest peak in Washington state. After blowing, her status dropped to 30th highest peak. It would be interesting to see how different photos of Mt St Helens would be today if that explosion had never happened. There would be no Johnston Ridge, full of wildflowers every year and one of the easiest places to shoot. My guess is Spirit Lake would probably be the “iconic” shot of the peak as it used to be a great reflection spot.

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work or learn how I post process my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w/ Nikon 16-35 f/4

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    Foreground: ISO1000, 16mm, f/16, 1/10s (5 shot focus stack)

    Background: ISO100, 16mm, f/8, 1/6s

    Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

    [–] Watching an amazing sea of clouds drift below Mt Rainier (WA) during sunset! It was amazing! (OC) [2000x1333] @ross_schram debuggerfly 66 points ago in EarthPorn

    Bonus pic from about 10-15 minutes later

    One particularly amazing day last summer a fog bank rolled into the valley between the Tatoosh and Mt Rainier. I fully expected it to burn off during the day in the warm sunlight, but as the hours passed, the low clouds stuck around. I excitedly hiked up until I was above the clouds and was rewarded with one of the most amazing views I’ve seen to date. I sat and ate a few snacks while watching the sea of clouds flow below me. It will definitely go down as one of my favorite photography memories.

    Getting this shot was wayyyyy harder than it had to be. The low clouds were changing height constantly. They would rise 100ft then drop down 200, just to rise back up 300. While it created some of the best atmosphere I’ve ever been lucky enough to shoot, it also meant I was scrambling around trying to find comps. The composition here was my favorite spot and right as the color started getting good it was enveloped in fog and never returned for the remainder of the sunset. I just barely had time to grab this shot!

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work or learn how I post process my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w Nikon 16-35 f/4

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    ISO100, 16mm, f/11, 1/50s (focus stacked)

    Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

    [–] Picture lake (WA) sure lives up to its name! (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 58 points ago in EarthPorn

    Picture Lake will always be a special place for me. It was one of the first locations I visited specifically for photography. It was the first spot I revisited over and over again with the end goal of finally getting good light. I have visited this lake more than any other photographic spot by at least a factor of two. Most importantly, just over a year ago, I married my lovely wife no less than 100ft from where this shot was taken. I will probably never take another shot at this lake, but it will always be a special place full of amazing memories...and lots of mosquitos.

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work or learn how I post process my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w Nikon 16-35 f/4

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    Foreground: ISO100, 16mm, f/8, 1/10s (3 shot focus stack)

    Sky: ISO100, 16mm, f/8, 1/30s

    Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

    [–] Glacier National Park is basically cheating as a photographer. Every view is gorgeous! (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    Native ISO for most of the camera sensors I’m aware of is 100. ISO 50 is just a digitally reduced exposure (similar to reducing by 1.0 in lightroom). It won’t improve noise, and could even reduce dynamic range ever so slightly.

    Think of it like an optional 1 stop ND filter. That’s really the only time it would be useful.

    [–] Glacier National Park is basically cheating as a photographer. Every view is gorgeous! (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 2 points ago in EarthPorn

    Yeah 1 second is a pretty long time for moving water. Fast water in usually only use 1/15 to 1/2 second depending on the texture. ISO50 is mostly just useful to allow for a longer exposure by letting in less light vs ISO100 which allowed me to take a 1 second exposure without an ND filter. ISO100 is still the best image quality though (small difference) so for the rest of the image that didn't need a longer exposure I used ISO100.

    [–] Glacier National Park is basically cheating as a photographer. Every view is gorgeous! (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 11 points ago in EarthPorn

    I would say learning about weather and seasons are two of the biggest things for a landscape photographer. There are certain times of the year that different subjects are best to shoot. Like waterfalls and forests during fresh new spring greens/peak fall colors or mountains during peak wildflower season or with fresh snow. Every area is a little different and doing research before you go can change everything. Weather is very important for landscapes so the more you learn the better. Post processing definitely takes it to the next level, but everyone has different ideas around that so find styles/artists you like and try to learn from them.

    [–] Glacier National Park is basically cheating as a photographer. Every view is gorgeous! (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 107 points ago in EarthPorn

    Bonus pic from the same area during blue hour

    An amazing view looking out towards Reynolds Mountain and Mount Oberlin with the massive Bird Woman Falls in between their peaks! It’s an absolute stunner of a view and is even more impressive in person than can possibly be photographed. After exploring the area for a bit I found this fantastic little section of cascading water and sat back to watch as the sunset started. It isn’t the most dramatic light in the sky, but the light on the mountains is what really makes this shot work for me. I hope you enjoy and are staying safe!

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w Nikon 16-35 f/4

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    Water: ISO50, 16mm, f/16, 1s

    Everything else: ISO100, 16mm, f/11, 1/20s (focus stacked)

    Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

    [–] Glacier National Park always has the most insane light shows (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 6 points ago in EarthPorn

    We saw so many bears, it was amazing! Glacier really blew my mind and I spent most of my time running around in circles just like you. I would set up in one spot just to see another start getting good light. This would basically continue until I was out of breath haha!

    [–] [WTB] Men's medium soft-shell jacket, helmet compatible debuggerfly 2 points ago in ULgeartrade

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    [–] Glacier National Park always has the most insane light shows (OC) [1333x2000] @ross_schram debuggerfly 61 points ago in EarthPorn

    Pictured here is one of the crazier displays of light I have been lucky enough to photograph. While sitting up on this ridge getting rained on and doing my best to keep my lens dry, the first light of the day finally broke through thick clouds and lit up the falling rain creating more atmosphere than I thought possible! Mother nature really does do it best!

    The only compositions I have seen from up on this ridge always include one particular (admittedly awesome) tree and I wanted to try and find something a little different. After some scrambling around, I stumbled upon this gnarled and twisted tree with what seemed to be an endless supply of branches. It definitely isn’t quite as photogenic as the normal tree that is shot from this area, but I was also pretty excited to find one small patch of flowers struggling to bloom amongst a pile of boulders. Overall, it’s a pretty basic composition...stick flowers in foreground, find interesting tree for midground and get lucky with awesome sunlight bursting through the background

    As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my work please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website

    Shot Info:

    Nikon D610 w Nikon 16-35 f/4

    Feisol Tournament CT-3442 Rapid Tripod

    ISO100, 16mm, f/11, 1/5s (focus stacked)

    Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop