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I wanted to start by saying that this image really does catch the viewers attention and presents some very strong subject matter than i...

La Falaise et l'Aiguille by JanPusdrowski

A wonderfully stunning scene. And now a critique based on the four categories dA deems necessary for a rating. Vision: 4.5 stars. I thi...

Edelweiss HDR by CharlieA-Photos

This is a very interesting shot with a lot of really wonderful texture scattered everywhere. To rate based on the categories... Vision:...

Genesis by catch---22

I really like the overall simplicity of this shot. The concept is great and it is quite well executed as well. In terms of composition,...



Patterns in the Sky by Mashuto
Patterns in the Sky
Don't really have too much to say. Another shot of the Aurora Borealis during the solar storm of March 17th-March 18th. Still can't believe I got lucky enough to see it during that storm.
Once by Mashuto
Visited Iceland in March hoping I might luck out and see the aurora. Well, luck was on my side. On the one clear night we had there, a very large solar storm happened to hit causing some unbelievably beautiful aurora.

For me, possibly a once in a lifetime experience.
Devouring by Mashuto
A bit of a more abstract piece from my trip to Iceland. Was on the beach near Vik trying to get a good look at the sea spires (along with maybe 50 other people... surprisingly crowded) and between getting my legs and nearly my camera soaked, I took my eye off the spires and looked down at the beach, and saw these amazing lines from the retreating surf.

I managed to get this shot with just the shutter speed I wanted to both freeze the motion of the waves while still show enough movement.

I am however kicking myself slightly for not spending more exploring the texture on the beach.

This is a pretty standard edit for me. Mostly done in ACR as a RAW conversion. But I did do a partial black and white conversion as well.
Glacier Lagoon by Mashuto
Glacier Lagoon
During my trip to Iceland I visited one of the most amazing places, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This is a little bit sad, but also quite a site. In part due to global warming, a glacier on the south coast of Iceland has been retreating. Behind it, a lagoon has been created that is just filled with pieces of the glacier. Apparently as little as 80 years ago, the lagoon did not exist.

The day we visited, the weather was, as it was for most of our trip, overcast. So this forced me to start looking for some of the smaller details. I found this great spot that was just absolutely filled with pieces of the glacier and pulled out my telephoto lens to really compress the scene as much as I could.

I was very pleased that I was able to capture some of the darker blue of the water, contrasted against the really vibrant blue of the larger glacier piece in the back. And that was really the challenge, capturing the amazing blues of these glaciers.

How does everyone feel about watermarks? I have been debating whether to start putting a watermark on my images.

Specifically as I feel my skill has improved, and I have begun trying to share my images to more places, I have started to notice my images popping up in a lot of random places, of which I get zero mention or any possible credit for them.

So, I think maybe its time to start watermarking my images in a hopefully tasteful way, that will hopefully allow at some information about my photography to get out there with the image.

What does everyone think?


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am a 27 year old living in Maryland. Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years. I enjoy mostly travel and landscape photography, but I dabble in paid event photography as well.

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Spikenye Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving your work Heart 
SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Happy birthday!
EverBloom15 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :airborne:
EmilieElijah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am completely in love with your gallery discovered with a DD. I'll keep watching!Heart 
Mashuto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I am glad you found my gallery and like my work! Unfortunately I have been quite busy and wont be able to get back into shooting picture for another month or so, but I have a trip to Iceland coming up, so hopefully there will be a few amazing shots showing up after I get back!
EmilieElijah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Iceland photos will be great and worth the wait I am sure! :happybounce: 
JR-Imagery Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
Meema Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like colours, too. ^_^
llamaquellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
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