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Starry night skies over California hills.

Went out for a late night drive with Vee to catch the meteor shower. I didn’t see any meteors, but I managed to catch this night shot. The illumination of the lower clouds by the lights of the city contrast nicely with the stars above.

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The full moon over the ocean, near the Sutro Baths in San Francisco.

Although I’ve been to this location previously, this was the first time I’d ever attempted to catch the moonset. I spent a few hours here just taking it in through different perspectives and locations - this upload will be the first of many.

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Yosemite Falls

Massive multi-part HDR panorama of Yosemite and Half Dome

I’ve been sitting on this shot of Yosemite for a few years, never getting around to editing it. Honestly, I’m glad I waited. A few years ago, I would never have been able to do it justice. The processing techniques, as well as the artistic vision, were simply out of my reach.

I have improved as a photographer since then, but more importantly, I’ve improved as an artist. I can’t go back in time to retake my old photos, but I can use everything I’ve learned to turn them into something greater.

This one is a 6 part panorama with selective HDR data from 54 exposures.

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Moonrise Bridge

Wide-angle long exposure HDR

When I saw the moon shining this bright through the clouds, I couldn’t resist going out and trying to capture it.

This one was taken the same night that this recent upload was.

This one was a 5-exposure HDR panorama, with mostly RAW data manually composed. It was taken with the D800E using the 16-35 VR lens.

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Whiskers and Branches

Sleeping cat at the San Francisco Zoo

This is another shot from my day at the zoo with Vee. We both managed to get some good photos from this, and I intend on uploading quite a few more soon.

This type of photography is not my speciality by any means, but I do enjoy it, and I look forward to doing more of it in the future.

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