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"Sparks L o n g"

For 2 years I lived in Bend, Oregon, about 35 minutes from here and shot the area so often sometimes I would get bored. On this occasion I just felt like experimenting and decided to put my 10 stop nd filter on and wait for the very first hint of sunset color, then shoot a 7-10 minute exposure. What I did not count on was the explosion of color that lit up the whole sky with many incredible variations. The peak of the show lasted about 6-7 minutes. The forest fires in the area certainly had a contribution to the crazy colors and saturation witnessed. Now having said that, this image looks nothing like what I described (or saw) because it is the average of 7 minutes of the entire color show. That is one thing I LOVE about photography and keeps me interested after doing it for my sole profession for over 10 years now. Breaking the "rules" and experimenting! I think never stopping experimenting and thinking outside the box helps us keep things fun and sometimes even unique.

For the for techie type:

The image was processed on a Mac 27 inch Thunderbolt, calibrated with the i1Display to 2.2 gamma, 6500 White Point and 125cd (Candelas/Brightness/Luminance) with a canvas color of 82,82,82 (the same as the FredMiranda site). I also view on Chrome...

Sony A7R2
f/11
100 ISO
7 minute Exposure
Canon 16-35L2 @ 16mm
10 stop ND

Oh lastly, this month's issue of Landscape Photography Magazine did an interview with me if you are interested. They don't let us post links here, so, if interested, maybe do a Google search. The magazine is awesome IMO. It comes as a PDF download. Tons of truly inspiring work and articles in it.

Great light to you all!








Mar 08, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sparks L o n g


Great stuff as always Mark


Mar 09, 2017 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sparks L o n g


Very nice. Fantastic colors !



Mar 09, 2017 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sparks L o n g


Mark;

This is wonderful. Really like how the foreground contours with the reflection - helping create layers and depth. Also like the use of the long exposure covering sunset - but then again, I think you know that about me!

Todd



Mar 09, 2017 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sparks L o n g


Spectacular, love the color and mood!
Always dig photos from this location.



Mar 09, 2017 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sparks L o n g


stunning, great work.


Mar 09, 2017 at 03:28 PM
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If it is allowed and you are interested, here is a small clip of the interview. Thank you Tiffany Reed Briley and all the great folks at Landscape Photography Magazine for the awesome opportunity. Truly a great pleasure to get to know you.







Mar 09, 2017 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sparks L o n g


Mark, Fantastic image!
Chuck



Mar 09, 2017 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sparks L o n g


Beautiful capture Mark! That's some crazy color in the sky and reflection.


Mar 09, 2017 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sparks L o n g


It's a beautiful pitcher.

EDIT: I also want to point out that when using a 10-stop ND filter and for very long exposures such as this, UV light penetrates the filter and turns the image red, which may account for the extreme hue in your image. It can truly be problematic, particularly when using graduated filters, because just the sky might turn red.

There is an expensive ND filter that purports to prevent even UV light from penetrating but I can't remember which one.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sparks L o n g


Mark - Great capture of Sparks Lake with fear in the sky! And congrats on the Landscape Photography Magazine interview - it was a good read. Dave


Mar 10, 2017 at 05:58 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Sparks L o n g


Fantastic!


Mar 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sparks L o n g


Mark, awesome image and processing..The composition is so spot on for balance. The two peaks aligned with the foreground peak in the valley...


Mar 12, 2017 at 09:24 PM
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Great shot and congrats!


Mar 13, 2017 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Sparks L o n g


Just beautiful..!!


Mar 13, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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Magnificent, Mark!


Mar 15, 2017 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Sparks L o n g


Thank you very much. Sorry its taken so long to reply. I have traveling again...


Mar 21, 2017 at 03:59 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sparks L o n g


Beautiful photo!
Lonnie



Mar 24, 2017 at 03:00 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sparks L o n g


Just wonderful!


Mar 24, 2017 at 03:11 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sparks L o n g


Wow, that would look amazing printed on metal. Super shot.


Mar 24, 2017 at 02:50 PM
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