mattpaynephoto Matt Payne

Colorado and Landscape Photography are my passions. I've climbed 92 of Colorado's highest 100 peaks. Host of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" Podcast.
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"The Dome of Silence" Using an astro-tracker and a very long exposure, I was able to capture the Milky Way in glorious detail within the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. These ancient hoodoos spoke to me deeply, and the dome of rock in the distance made for an inviting subject to center above the hoodoos below the Milky Way core. Full disclosure and nerd info - yes, this is a composite... a necessity when using an astro-tracker. I shot a very long exposure for the foreground elements after dusk at ISO 100 and then blended in the tracked Milky Way image which was shot at ISO 2500 for 123 seconds at f/2.8 on my Sony A7RII and the Zeiss Loxia 21 lens. Cheers. Just a quick reminder - I am still having a 15% off metal print sale through the end of the month! "15waterfall" at check-out ;) Hit me up if you have any questions! Tagging because. elite hunter _kings _night _dropping_shotz

103 4 Jan 18, 2018
mattpaynephoto: Mount Hood at sunset. A beautiful display of

Mount Hood at sunset. A beautiful display of color and light. The foreground here really spoke to me. So intricate and demanding. Been trying to sell a 30”x20” print I have of this ... mounted on a 1” standoff. Anyone interested? :)

332 21 Jan 17, 2018
mattpaynephoto: Clouds and stars dance above Wilson Peak near

Clouds and stars dance above Wilson Peak near Telluride, Colorado on a clear, cold autumn night. video colorado

285 8 Jan 12, 2018
mattpaynephoto: Reminiscing about being hip deep in the water

Reminiscing about being hip deep in the water with and at Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. What an amazing place! :) _oregon

291 6 Jan 10, 2018
mattpaynephoto: Another Mount Hood shot. Full moon! This was

Another Mount Hood shot. Full moon! This was from one of my favorite parks I Portland. _oregon

227 0 Jan 9, 2018
mattpaynephoto: I was revisiting some old photos today for

I was revisiting some old photos today for a client that lives in Oregon and came across this one which brought back good memories. I loved this spot. _oregon _dropping_shotz

346 10 Jan 9, 2018
mattpaynephoto: I decided to set my alarm for 1:

I decided to set my alarm for 1:30 AM to hunt for some night photos nearby after a gruelling backpack up to 12,400 ft. The moon was almost full, so I had to wait until 3:00 before the Milky Way became visible. I hiked around the area in the dark and stumbled upon this small shallow lake with a fantastic view of Fuller Peak, Vermillion Peak, U.S. Grant Peak, and Golden Horn. I knew that it would be a special composition with the Milky Way arching above those magnificent peaks all paired with a wonderful reflection from the lake. _mw

626 33 Jan 5, 2018
mattpaynephoto: Two sets of two of my #2017bestnine were

Two sets of two of my #2017bestnine were taken on the same day and 6/9 were from three total outings... I guess I should shoot more in 2018 😹

493 13 Dec 31, 2017
mattpaynephoto: This morning I got up at 4:30

This morning I got up at 4:30 AM to climb to the top of Smelter Mountain above Durango to photograph sunrise over the city. Let's just say that it was well worth the trip. I shot this with my new Contax/Yaschica 35-70 lens mounted to my Sony A7RII. The C/Y lens is quite old and is manual focus and aperture, but wow it has nice rendering and is quite sharp. I really like it so far! 360 7rii _dropping_shotz #500px

376 14 Dec 30, 2017
mattpaynephoto: Upon arriving at a high perch above Silver

Upon arriving at a high perch above Silver Jack Reservoir near Ridgway, Colorado, I witnessed one of the most interesting light displays of my life - this narrow but intense beam of sunlight lit up the entire horizon below the clouds and terminated at Chimney Rock, all above a wonderful display of changing aspen trees. What an amazing sight to behold. #500px #500pxambassador

328 9 Dec 22, 2017
mattpaynephoto: My second favorite Colorado Mountain, Pigeon Peak. Need

My second favorite Colorado Mountain, Pigeon Peak. Need to make a mental note to return in the autumn for a better foreground (or winter). loradotography #13ers 13ers _madness _colorado #500px

598 23 Dec 19, 2017
mattpaynephoto: The Geminid Meteor Shower. Hell yeah. “Life is

The Geminid Meteor Shower. Hell yeah. “Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day... make a wish and think of me.” - Robin Williams #500px #500pxambassador _rural

405 16 Dec 15, 2017