Spring is in the air

By | 2014-05-01T08:25:16+00:00 Apr 30th, 2014|
Yesterday after work, Nicole, Brian and I traveled out to Rowena Crest to photograph the wild flowers and sunset on what was a really mild day. What is funny (to me at least) is that this location marked my first shoot since returning back to Portland and it was also my last shoot before moving away to California a year ago.

I also finally had the opportunity to put my untouched +Formatt-Hitech Lucroit filters to use on my Canon TS-E 17mm lens. They worked like a champ and I can’t wait to hit some waterfalls to get even more long exposure action with them. This particular photo is a seven exposure tone-mapped HDR image that was stylized using Nik Analog Efex Pro and Lightroom 5. All I know is that it feels really good to be shooting and editing again in the Pacific NW!

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41 Comments

  1. Dennis Dubak April 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    it's not lookin quite like that here yet. but nice photo.

  2. Connie Dockrey Hetzel April 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    pretty pic

  3. Deepak Joshi April 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  4. Rod Clark April 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Radnessss.

  5. Susan LaDuke April 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Fantastic!

  6. Lori Cannon April 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    My imagination says fairies ring:)
    But isn't that Bush lupine?

  7. Joseph Linaschke April 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot +Brian Matiash. Did you do the HDR comp in Nik's HDR tool? I can't mange to get a "non-HDR" look out of it but you've succeeded brilliantly here.

  8. dene' miles April 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Sweetness cool comp!! Welcome home the pnw missed you guys

  9. Brian Matiash April 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, everyone.

    +Lori Cannon I hope it's lupine, that's what I was telling people it was. :)

    +Joseph Linaschke Nah, I only use Photomatix for tone mapping. I don't care for the results from HDR Efex Pro or others.

  10. Joseph Linaschke April 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks +Brian Matiash, I'll have to try it out

  11. Akráš T April 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    very nice picture
    Thank you for sharing
    Have a nice day!

  12. saranya nagarathinam April 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful

  13. Jc Kim April 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful …

  14. Bruce Goren April 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    That circle of Lupine looks like some sort of Floral Stonehenge. You may have chanced upon a mystical / magical location up there! <G>

  15. Jamie Saltmarsh April 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Hey Brian love your work. Keep it up

  16. Swalehe Kisandu April 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing

  17. Christine Martin May 1, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Spring is in the air and in a Circle

  18. John Balboni May 1, 2014 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos that you and Nicole have of Spring in the Northwest!

  19. Suma Sunil May 1, 2014 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Too good

  20. ANDY JOHNSON May 1, 2014 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  21. jayson bhuriya May 1, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    amehing

  22. Rachel Warren May 1, 2014 at 3:32 am - Reply

    So gorgeous and peaceful

  23. John VanRoekel May 1, 2014 at 5:25 am - Reply

    I love the implied off-center symmetry : )

  24. Shelly Gunderson May 1, 2014 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  25. shaik mehnaaz May 1, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    beautiful  flowers!

  26. Kim A May 1, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Just lovely!

  27. Wesly Smith May 1, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Good to have you back. (:

  28. Sunny Wu May 1, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Awesome Flower Shot 

  29. Maki Silberberg May 1, 2014 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Omg the BriMance is no longer long distance ❤️

    Beautiful image +Brian Matiash!

  30. Brian Matiash May 1, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    +Maki Silberberg Stronger than ever! :)

  31. rudolph clarke May 1, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Nice :)

  32. Pankaj Kumar May 1, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Lovely :)

  33. Maki Silberberg May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    That makes me happy to hear +Brian Matiash hehehe.

  34. Beth Young May 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  35. Peter Johnson May 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    It's so beautiful scenery.

  36. Tony Monaco May 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    nice

  37. sharazade sbaih May 2, 2014 at 7:26 am - Reply

    It s so beautiful I love spring

  38. George Fletcher May 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!

  39. Cassandra Lamour May 3, 2014 at 12:35 am - Reply

    wow

  40. sanjay mohanty May 3, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    so nice

  41. Adgeon Cohen May 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Natures beauty

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