Photo Corkboard 2018

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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by TJ_T » June 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm

It's been a while since I've posted on this site.... so what better way to say hello than with some photos I took?

So.. hello!

Amargosa Mountains from Badwater Basin
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Prusik Peak from near Inspiration Lake
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Ibex Dunes
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Reflections at Sparks Lake
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Silver Falls State Park
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Elowah Falls
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Ponytail Falls
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You know that wetland forest on the other side of the HCRGH from Horsetail Falls? This is it in the middle of winter shot from the trail to Ponytail Falls
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Abstracts at Cape Kiwanda
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Bandon
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Wahclella Falls
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Lone Larch Tree basking in the light while enduring a snowy gust of wind in The Enchantments
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Outside of Capitol Reef National Park
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Wet autumn grass at McClellan Point
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Somewhere in Utah
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I take pictures sometimes. And sometimes I post them here:
http://www.tjthornephotography.com
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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by Webfoot » June 12th, 2018, 4:05 am

Wow! Some real art in there. :)

That zoom on Wahclella Falls is a nice composition of something I've only glimpsed. Was it taken from the debris slope?

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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by Limey » June 12th, 2018, 8:18 am

Really love your Prusik peak photo. I've missed seeing your pictures.

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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by retired jerry » June 12th, 2018, 8:57 am

and the death valley picture

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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by TJ_T » June 13th, 2018, 8:59 am

Webfoot wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 4:05 am
Wow! Some real art in there. :)

That zoom on Wahclella Falls is a nice composition of something I've only glimpsed. Was it taken from the debris slope?
Thank you for the kind words. :-)

It was actually taken from the 'basking' rock just in front of the falls once you cross over the bridge (if you are doing the loop counter-clockwise) and start heading uphill... on the lefthand side. I actually had no interest in shooting that day as for some reason Wahclella Falls doesn't do much for me photographically. I was just hanging out with some friends while they did some work and was entranced with that. It's those moments of lightplay that I've really been honed in on lately.
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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by TJ_T » June 13th, 2018, 9:02 am

Limey wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 8:18 am
Really love your Prusik peak photo. I've missed seeing your pictures.
I appreciate it. It was a really special moment for us. I didn't include it here but the majority of my photos have accompanying text that goes along with the photo explaining the situation, how I relate to the photo, or what I was going through at the time and how nature helps me through those times. Here's the text that went with that one:

"I can’t think of many scenes that entranced me as much as this one did. This was taken during a backpacking trip to The Enchantments of Washington with some great friends. As we spent some time sheltered in the tent hiding from the seventeen degree weather and recovering from the hike in, little did we know that we were missing a midday show of atmospheric conditions and light in one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. It wasn’t until I needed to leave the tent to use the restroom that I walked over to this cliffside viewpoint near our camp and marveled at what I was fortunate enough to be witnessing: clouds and light dancing across Prusik Peak with larch trees in their autumn dress catching the high elevation light while I stood alone feeling grateful for the opportunity to see such things. I was soon joined by my friends Michael and Eric and we stood there in quiet awe until we thought ‘Holy shit.. We should be photographing this!!’.

The three of us must’ve spent an hour or two photographing this scene, pushing the shutter button over and over as the light and clouds swirled, flowed, and danced across the landscape. This image encompasses so much of the trip for me: the cold, the quiet, the snow, the grueling hike in, the beauty, the friendship, the freedom, and the wonder. I must have walked away with more than 200 exposures of the same exact scene and composition, all with different clouds and light. I knew that I would only need one, but I also knew that every push of the shutter button needed to happen. Every exposure was intended, each one happening because of an overwhelming compulsion to capture what I was seeing. It’s not about the photo for me, it’s about the experience. And this is one that I’ll never forget."


You can always find my photos on my website. :-)
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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by TJ_T » June 13th, 2018, 9:03 am

retired jerry wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 8:57 am
and the death valley picture
Thanks Jerry! It's currently one of my favorites. :-)
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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by Limey » June 13th, 2018, 9:25 am

Thanks for the text. I always wonder about the story that goes with a picture. I will definitely be visiting your website.

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Re:Mt Hood Star Trails

Post by rainrunner » June 25th, 2018, 8:17 am

Mt Hood star trails
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The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir

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Re: Photo Corkboard 2018

Post by TJ_T » July 1st, 2018, 8:55 pm

Proxy Falls in direct light
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Oregon Coast
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I take pictures sometimes. And sometimes I post them here:
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http://500px.com/TjThorne
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