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Chris Vanderlip. BA, Photography, 2006; BA, Spanish, 2008; BS, Geology, 2015, Grand Valley State University, Allendale/Grand Rapids MI. MS, Geology (in progress), University of Memphis (TN). Email chrisvanderlip[[at]]yahoo[[dot]]com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisVanderlipPhotography I consider myself essentially a photographic artist, landscapes and architecture being my primary modes. However, please note that my panoramio.com account images often reflect my other, non-fine-art, photographic interests such as geomorphological studies, and as such, may not represent the general public's expectation of fine-art. I began using an SLR in 1996 and developed my craft at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Grand Valley State University, culminating in a bachelor's degree in photography in 2006. I started creating HDR (high-dynamic-range) images early in 2010 and currently use Photomatix software for image generation and post-process in Photoshop. I generally operate under a "realistic HDR" modus operandi, which is to say that I tone map for global contrast and use a curve-and-mask approach to create and control local contrast, avoiding halos and other phenomena which are distracting in many HDR images. While certain effects may be appropriate at times, I feel that mine is a more mature approach to creating HDR images, making photographs that are about their subject or atmosphere, rather than representing an image making process or effect.

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On a night in july 97, several witnesses described a ball of fire or light crashing to the ground. The "impact" lit up the entire sky. The eye-witness accounts could pen an entire novel, but to sum it up I'll just say that there are reports of orbs or intelligent lights moving throughout the forest immediately following the impact. The following day unusual animal behavior and a "presence" was felt that could influence human emotion. Oh yeah, and then there was the "body" that was seen. Long story, not enough space.

Fantastic perspective! Like

Thanks again, ELMUNT!

Thank you! Muito obrigado.

Holy cow. You weren't kidding about the panoramic part. Nice shot.

Thank you Christian for your compliments. Your gallery is fantastic as well!

Very impressive composition, colors & scenery!!! LIKE Greetings from Germany, Christian

Very impressive composition, colors & scenery!!! LIKE Greetings from Germany, Christian

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