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Just 20 minutes from my new place in outdoor paradise Bend, Oregon sits one of the most majestic lake scenes in the world, Sparks Lake (I know a lot of you already know of it!). Going for something a little different I decided to blow the entire sunrise on just one 7 minute shot.

Processing was pretty straight forward. As always, I used my innovative "Blend if" techniques for the masking, to make tonal work a lot easier and more subtle.

Can also be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.metternich

Or here:

http://500px.com/photo/47587432

*Most accurately viewed on a well calibrated monitor and on Safari, Firefox or Chrome (color managed browsers).

Thanks for looking!






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Sep 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · 20 Minutes away


Sweet shot Mark. I don't know if I could keep the shutter open for 7 minutes wile I watched the light move like this. You have more patience than I do. Props for trying something different!


Sep 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · 20 Minutes away


Got anything from the Metolius in the Camp Sherman area, Mark?


Sep 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #4 · 20 Minutes away


Mark, this is a beautiful shot! Thank you for sharing.


Sep 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · 20 Minutes away


Mark, I love everything about this shot other than the clouds. Looking at the clouds really does hurt my eyes. Love to see this with a much shorter shutter as the composition and colours in the photo are really nice...but the movement in the clouds just does not do it for me.


Sep 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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chez wrote:
Mark, I love everything about this shot other than the clouds. Looking at the clouds really does hurt my eyes. Love to see this with a much shorter shutter as the composition and colours in the photo are really nice...but the movement in the clouds just does not do it for me.


I understand Chez and I do appreciate the feedback.

I admit it, I have a tendency to gravitate toward the surreal or even weird whenever I can. Maybe its partly due to having been at this full time for almost 10 years now. I like less "normal" images. I think I probably get bored a little easier these days and simply love to experiment! That is a word I teach my students and workshop attendees often. Experiment. To be honest the clouds are the only reason I picked this for processing. I know it wont be everyones cup of tea though and I respect that.



Sep 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #7 · 20 Minutes away


Hey Mark,

You are right, the shot looks great on Safari. I just realized that I have Safari on my Ipad Mini, so now I can see what I have been missing with IE all this time.

Jim



Sep 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #8 · 20 Minutes away


JimFox wrote:
Hey Mark,

You are right, the shot looks great on Safari. I just realized that I have Safari on my Ipad Mini, so now I can see what I have been missing with IE all this time.

Jim


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Sep 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #9 · 20 Minutes away


This is just great. It also looks the same on Safari and Chrome, is Chrome color managed now? I don't have IE so I can't compare.


Sep 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #10 · 20 Minutes away


Mark,

Man that is a beauty of a shot. I like the subtle sunset colors and the crazy cloud patterns. 20mins away sadly is work for me, concrete jungle

Jason



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p.1 #11 · 20 Minutes away


Beautiful cup of tea if you ask me. Good to hear about your penchance for the weird and surreal fueling your creativity - or perhaps it's the reverse.


Sep 28, 2013 at 05:19 AM
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p.1 #12 · 20 Minutes away


The clouds movements are awesome and give feelings of freedom, creative life energy, and your passion and enthusiasm for life.
Good day, always!
-Kee



Sep 28, 2013 at 01:35 PM
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p.1 #13 · 20 Minutes away


Love it Mark! I do really love the cloud motion myself. Some beautiful conditions around.

I'd really love to move to Bend. Visited there last year and stayed with this lovely elderly couple on the western edge of town with incredible views of the three sisters. Nothing between them and the mountains but trees. Swam in their pool looking out over the brilliant view. It was a great experience. Plenty to do outdoors within a small drive.. though it's very hard for us Aussies to get a VISA for the USA other than a travel VISA You don't happen to need to hire an Aussie photographer to put on your books and sweep the gallery floors do you?

Going to have to "settle" for Banff or Canmore I guess.. lol.



Sep 28, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #14 · 20 Minutes away


ben egbert wrote:
This is just great. It also looks the same on Safari and Chrome, is Chrome color managed now? I don't have IE so I can't compare.


Thank you. Yes Chrome is good!



Sep 30, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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p.1 #15 · 20 Minutes away


Very nice. I am also not a huge fan of the streaky clouds, but I like the shot anyway. Sparks lake has been on my hit list for quite some time now.


Sep 30, 2013 at 03:23 PM
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p.1 #16 · 20 Minutes away


I really like this a lot, Mark. Especially your use of a long exposure.

-Nick



Sep 30, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · 20 Minutes away


You are so lucky.
This is an exquisite image. thanks for showing.
Bob



Sep 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #18 · 20 Minutes away


Gorgeous image! I don't want to know what the rent is around there... Sigh....


Oct 01, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #19 · 20 Minutes away


nburwell wrote:
I really like this a lot, Mark. Especially your use of a long exposure.

-Nick



Thanks Nick! I know it is an acquired taste. Thank you for the feedback and success to your own work!



Oct 01, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #20 · 20 Minutes away


Spectacular shot. The design, lighting, color and technique are superb.

Kelly



Oct 01, 2013 at 06:55 PM
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