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In no particular order is a collection of my best work from the spring semester. I hope you enjoy and check out my slide show on flickr for more images.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617798905004/show/

Ice Crystal Sunrise by you.

Pierced Halo by you.

The Old Forest by you.

Climax by you.

As the Sun sets, the remaining light graces the prairie with a fantastic show of golden light. by you.

Farm Creek Bliss Pano by you.

Turmoil on the Horizon by you.

Cool Colors by you.

Loess Hills Barn by you.

Looking Up at the Future by you.

First night of star trails by you.

Goodbye Colorado by you.

Sky Jack by you.

No Contest by you.

On the Edge by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Missouri Trust Company: Sedalia, MO by you.

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Landscape photography with my Canon 5D has opened up new doors. Primarily I have a true 17mm wide angld field of view. This came in handy when photographing the Rockies. Secondly, the resolution and low noise is great for those times when you don’t have your tripod ready. I always try and use a tripod, but its good to know you can crank up the ISO a little and still have a great file. I am consistently looking for new gear to better my abilities of capturing the best landscapes presented to me. Inevitably it boils down to the photographer and the lighting. That is why I am always trying to be out in the woods, more than I am already.

slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617691856079/show/

 

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Farm Creek Bliss Pano by you.

In Remembrance by you.

IMG_5893c by you.

As the Sun sets, the remaining light graces the prairie with a fantastic show of golden light. by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

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Here is a quick selection from Colorado. Here is a link to the slideshow that shows the rest of my images. Enjoy.

 

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Dream Lake Panorama by you.

Unrelenting by you.

Specular Light by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

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This week for Creative Photography, we had to shoot panoramic images. I have been doing panos for awhile now and continue to love them. I sometimes think back and wish I had done more in a particular area. Not only do yo uget a wider field of view, but you also get a huge file with tons of detail. My Canon 5D has opened up my abilites even more in regards to quality.

My technique for panoramas varues depending on the situation. I try and shoot vertically which allows for higher resolution, but this is not always the case. I find that I line the images more level when hand holding than I do when using my tripod. There is an apparatus that is specifically used for making panos, but it is very specialized and expensive. I of course shoot RAW, and the lowest ISO that is acceptable.

The images below are a mixture of all the above mentioned techniques. Hope you enjoy!

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UCM Stadium

The Old Forest

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Having not posted in awhile, I figured it was time for some new stuff. Something maybe out of the ordinary. I have enclosed a collection of examples of my new favorite digital post processing technique: sepia.

The use of sepia has become more of a genre idea instead of the commonality it use to serve. Many say that sepia gives photos a sense of elegance or artistic quality. I found one website that regarded sepia as the tonality that makes everyday scenes into art. Well, I am all about taking ordinary scenes and turning them into art. I do go a step further and capture scenes that are common, but not ordinary. They are not ordinary because most people do not take the time to see them.

I hope you enjoy these images. I usually shy away from  extensive photo post processing, but I feel that I was not excessive. In order to enjoy some artwork, you must first put aside preconcieved ideas on how something should look.

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Lions Lake Wide Angle Panorama

Okay, so sometimes I get a little cocky. But seriously, isn’t that a spectacular sky? I had a wonderful time tonight, but now I must do the dirty work. Editing 270 images can become tiresome, so bear with me.

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The panorama may look kinda small, so here is a link to my flickr site where it is a little larger. http://flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/3098477991/sizes/l/

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I have a myriad of images I would love to share with you…unfortunately for you I am too busy. Lets see, I need to make some images, print some images, and sell some images. Oh, besides the fact that I am putting on my boots to go shoot some “waskly wittle wabbits”. Off I go, enjoying my life and nature at the same time.

I did have time to upload one exceptional image. Enjoy.

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Joplin Sky Pano

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Driving through Redgranite, WI I had this since of nostalgia. I am sure my parents did as well. We were back where my father had spent years of his childhood, where I had spent many weekend trips, and where much of my family is from. We passed by the ole quarry where Dad and I had fished numerous times back when I was a kid. It should be noted that this is the only time I have been hooked with a fly. I just had to put that in there.

My parents and I had just seen my great grandmother. She used to live just down the road to the left of the panorama image. I have played countless hours amongst the gofer holes and the old rustic buildings that are peppered around her old home. My grandmother unfortunately has Alzheimer’s. She will not remember our visit for more than minutes after. It is sad, but there is a bright side. She never has shown a sign of being angry or violent which often inflicts Alzheimer’s victims. She is jovial, has a sense of humor, and seems darn right happy. Obviously this is the best situation out of what could be the worst situation. She is truly a blast to be with. She made us all laugh, and almost cry when having to leave her. A lot can be learned from her. I have learned over the years that happiness only has to do with how much you want it. How you make the best out of a bad situation is crucial as well. I know there are victims of Alzheimer’s that cannot control their symptoms, but I believe Grandma’s personality has helped her with this disease. An optimistic attitude can get you through a lot. She has shown me the importance of this attitude. Things aren’t great, but they could be worse.

So I sit here reminiscing over the times I have had up north. The Mosiers store has been around for unknown years, but I know it has been there as long as my Dad has been around. That was the place to get your Mepp’s Spinners or any other item you could think of. I will continue to think about the times I have had, and I will continue to look over the images I have captured of the all the sites I remember. The power of photography is only as great as you make it.

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Redgranite pano

Mosiers

Ruth

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Take a look at these images! Is this not such an inviting place? My photography buddy William, and I definately found it pleasing to the eye and to all the senses for that matter. This spot is located at Knob Knoster State Park. I call it ‘Red Rock Corner”. For those who have my book, you have seen this place before. The shale like rock is consistently changing colors; I believe it has something to do with the seasons and correlating weather. Anyhow, it is a great subject for photographing, and the variations make it a spot to frequent periodically throughout the year. It should be noted that if you look the other way as in the black and white image, you will be greeted with a reflection pool bordered with lovely sycamores. How great! Awesome subjects both ways. I could go on and on about this spot. I do want to leave some mystery though; afterall the viewer must do more than nonchalantly stare at the images to fully appreciate them.

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Okay, so I am jumping out of my seat with the excitement my last batch of images has brought me. Not only did I get to be in the woods this weekend and witness magnifcent (and cunning) Whitetails, but I got to enjoy a float on the river. It was beautiful and I did all I could to cram the beauty in my small viewfinder. It would be comparable to if I was a painter, I would need a canvas that I could run along and paint every detail I saw. No image can bring the happiness of actually being there, but to those who weren’t experiencing God’s marvelous creation this weekend, here is a little of what you missed. Too busy admiring my work to write more. Enjoy.        Oh!!! One more thing. Go out and enjoy nature, it changes every day.

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