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Chris
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
My name is Chris Armistead, I began my voyage into the realm of photography as a hobby in late 2008. Since then its rapidly grown into a passion thats taken control of a significant portion of my life.

I am completely untrained in the art of photography, lighting, editing or art in general. Everything you see has been self taught through trial and error. In this way I think I have gained a greater appreciation for the art, and it has certainly been a journey of self discovery as well. It is my dream to work for an establishment like National Geographic but I havent decided if this is anything more than a full time hobby. Only time, work, and lots of shutter clicks will tell !

Current Residence: Bellingham, Washington, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Print preference: Black and white
Favourite photographer: Marcin Stawiarz
Favourite style of art: Photography
Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit
MP3 player of choice: Zune HD
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I have returned from Zion !

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 22, 2012, 9:04 PM
  • Listening to: Hanneke Cassel, Nightwish, Midori
  • Reading: Tumblr posts
  • Playing: Halo Reach
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper
Hey folks, its been awhile ! I want to start by apologizing to everyone who leaves comments, input and critique because I am terrible at replying. I maintain a very busy schedule working 50 hours a week while still finding time for this hobby and roadtrips. Just know that I TRULY appreciate the support and it means the world to me... im here even im silent and I see everything <3

Anyways, back to Zion ! I have spent the past 4 days in Zion national park, Utah, cramming in as much hiking and shenaniganry as possible. I have nearly 500 photos to go through (though that number is skewed as some are part of HDR triplets.) So im forewarning you now of the coming spam from my trip :P I didnt get to shoot near as much or take as much time to shoot what I wanted as I wanted to see as much as possible during my limited stay so I moved from hike to hike quickly. Hopefully a return trip will yield even better results as I have a very good idea of what I want to focus my time and effort on. Regardless, it was truly a unique and stunning landscape that is otherworldly in its scale and immensity. I could go on forever about the diversity and range of things to see and do but for the sake of not rambling ill just let the photos I upload do the talking.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my take on Zions landscapes and geological features and once again I am eternally grateful for all the support !

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Stuck In A Rut by CainPascoe

Just on its own this water/landscape is beautiful and serene. With that being said I love the creativity and striking contrast of throw...

can you hear it? by vonrubinstein

A truly striking and remarkable landscape shot ! The first word that came to mind when I opened the image was "serenity." This image ca...

Legends of the Dead Warriors by ChrisCold

I was very surprised to stumble upon this wonderful image realizing how very few people have actually seen it, and what a stunning piec...

trees by BelcyrPiotr

Wow, what a gorgeous shot. This is a fantastic example of black and white done correctly. The contrast and every detail is crisp and sh...

Which of these do you prefer ? The shot is the same, the only difference is the post processing. 

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luciferusss Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
cup o'love by Egil21 Happy B-Day!
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   General Artist
so you apply actions or do some edits to your photos somehow?
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SteelAtlas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mostly just tonal and contrast tweaks and other enhancements. I dont use filters though :)
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   General Artist
wow then you are a good photographer and a good minor editor :P Great photos !
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phoenix-nine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice HDR work bro. It's nice to see someone consistently produce good quality HDR. Keep up the great work and don't mind if I add you to my watch list :)
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dementeddiva23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Thank you so much for joining :iconabandoned-explorers:! :)
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Hi :iconcocowaveplz:

I'm Elsa, the founder of #TheFavouriteShowcase.
I'm here to invite you to take a little time to visit the group, since you are a member and I haven't seen you around much :) I'd like to see more of you!

We have a Poll Folder open to all members with the possibility to win a 3 months sub. Check it here [link]
And our Contest :iconthefavouritecontests::iconthefavouritecontest2: is also here during all Spring [link] with subs and points to win.

May this year bring you much exposure to your work, if we can help doing that we'd be very happy ;)


:iconthefavouriteshowcase: We love to :+fav: your work!
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JoeJoeBob Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav.
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philippvince Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the fav :)
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