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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Winter Skies
The stars in Death Valley are mind blowing to say the least. The silence is deafening at night, and while looking up you actually feel like you are in outer space.
This shot is inspired from @bobbowmanphotography and @michaelryanphoto as they shot these mud cracks under moonlight a few years ago. @michaelryanphoto and I woke up extra early one morning, and I had a brief moment to capture the crescent moonrise with the Milky Way also rising just before dawn faded everything out. .
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#deathvalley #milkyway #mud #cracks #moonlight .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

The Scream
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I sent this image to my friend @felixalfarophotography and he told me it reminded him of a Edvard Munch painting “The Scream” It seemed appropriate to use that title because I was certainly screaming during this sunset!
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#deathvalley #sunset #burn #desert #nps .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

The Salt Puzzle
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Not sure what to call this image, but it looked like pieces of a puzzle while I was shooting it. A fun thing about shooting in DV is that the valley floor is always changing giving you a tons of different compositions. The next day a wind storm came and blew all the water out of this area. Here today gone tomorrow. .
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#deathvalley #sunsets #saltlife .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Desert Odyssey .
I’ve recently returned from a one week trip to the Death Valley region. It was a mind blowing trip with wonderful conditions every day. I was extremely fortunate to be invited by @jimpattersonphotography to do this trip, and if Jim invites you to go to Death Valley you clear your calendar to make it happen! I could never have taken the images I did without Jim’s decade long knowledge of the area.
I needed this trip more than I realized as it was a week of connecting with people and nature. I feel somewhat centered again.
This shot is inspired by @floris_van_breugel
Shot at 1200mm focal length
People tagged in this photo were the group I Camped and shot with. Check out there galleries, and show the love 😄
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#dunes #desert #telephoto #compression #firstlight #deathvalley .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Bayou Byways
The Bayou has hundreds of miles of canals and meandering tributaries. The locals use these byways to get around. You might see a post, or a branch with a letter in the alphabet sticking out of the water like P or T; those are their “street signs” A different world for sure!
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Happy Monday? 😩
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#bayou #byways #southernunitedstates #canals #cypress #swamp
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Angel Wing Over/Under
You haven't quite seen the last of this cloud 😄. While this lenticular beast was developing I also had a second camera inside a water-housing mounted to a tripod, and submerged it partially underwater. This was one of my first over/unders. It was extremely challenging to say the least as 95% of the water shots didn't come out, but I was pretty happy with this one. I posted a similar shot two years ago, but this is a re-edit.
Wishing everyone a great weekend!
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#oregonexplored #pnwonderland #sparkslake #pnw #pnwcollective #underwaterphotography
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Blood Moon Twilight
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Here is a shot taken at 200 mm. Such a surreal scene with the calm San Francisco Bay water reflecting the city during a lunar eclipse. The Sales Force Tower is growing on me!
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#bloodmoon #fullmoon #bluemoon #2018 #sanfrancisco #salesforcetower #abc7now .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Super Blue Blood Moon
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I’m loving everyone’s shots from last night and this morning! It got real hazy in the final minutes. 600mm single exposure
A big thanks to @timmcmanus for inviting me on this one! .
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#supermoon #bloodmoon #bluemoon #sanfrancisco #wildbayarea #ktvu2 #abc7now

Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

This was the scene at sunrise on Xmas eve.
@jimpattersonphotography and @joshuacrippsphotography are some of the first photographers that I know of to explore and photograph the coastline between Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. They have been a huge source of inspiration both artistically, and with the desire to explore! This little slab was one of their spots they shot back in 2010. I’ve been casually searching for it for several years.
Who inspires you?

Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Blue Hour Bliss
This was an exceptional sunrise 11 days ago on 1/17/18. The sky was glowing red a good 35 minutes before the sunrise. I just love it when there’s no doubt you are going to score as you hike to one of your spots!! The valley fog was a nice bonus too!
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#sunrise #fog #burn #santacruzmountains .
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

The Search
I’m spending a lot of time these days just scouting and looking around for different scenes that I find pleasing to the eye. This one works for me. 😄
Happy Friday!
#sanbonitocounty #california #explore

Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

The Anvil
I’ve been waiting a long time for conditions to line up for this spot. Yesterday morning delivered all the goods: perfect tide, huge waves, and a beautiful sunrise. There were some sketchy waves that pounded this ledge while I was shooting. This shot captured one of the big wave hits that produced a truly giant waterfall.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!
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#santacruzcounty #pacificocean #norcal

Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Bayou Bliss
Early autumn on a chilly morning in the Southern swamps is an experience I will never forget. I hope I can return here one day. It was a great trip with @imagesofdream , and I also finally got to meet 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇@davidthompsonphotography on this trip who is an exceptional landscape photographer. I highly recommend you check out and follow his work !
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#bayou #swamp #baldcypress #mist

Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

After the Rain
Yesterday’s sunrise in the SC Mountains. That’s the Monterey Bay glowing beyond the mountains. Check my story for more scenery from this image.
Happy Friday!
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#santacruzmountians #shootlocal #montereybay #clearingstorm #sunrise
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Matt Walker (@rootswalker)

Magical Moonrise
Well it’s officially winter in the northern hemisphere, and I thought I would re-share my personal favorite winter scene. I was fortunate enough to capture a clearing snow storm while a full moon was rising in Yosemite. Check my story for the full version.
Wishing everyone happy holidays! .
#yosemite #clearingstorm #fullmoon #snowstorm #fog #longexposure
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