Matt Meisenheimer Photography
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This is from last July in Glacier National Park. It was a really nice bloom before the weather got super dry and the fires set in. I was hoping to do an epic backpack in Glacier this August, but I didn't hit the lottery for a permit. If anyone is flexible and wants to try for a walk-in permit, let me know. @reallyrightstuff @breakthrough.photography @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #glaciernationalpark #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #landscape #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #findyourpark #national_park_photography #landscapephotography #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #usinterior @usinterior @nationalparklife @glaciernps

I spent almost a month in the Himalayas of Nepal this past April. It included lots of hiking, dal bhat, and expansive views of some of the tallest mountains on Earth. I actually found it to be a really tough area to photograph. I only came back with a few images, maybe 2-3. But, it was a great experience and it was pretty amazing to see Everest for the first time. I did get altitude sickness, only for a day, but wow it knocked me out. The Lukla airport was crazy too, I see why they call it the most dangerous in the world. As I was about to board my return flight to Kathmandu a plane went off the runway and collided with a helicopter killing 3 people. I felt lucky to safely make it back after that. Weather cut part of my trip off so I was able to spend about 5 nights in this area. I waited and waited for decent conditions and got a really awesome sunset. I was right next to where Max Rive took his famous shot with the icicles, those were pretty melted out when I was here. Ama Dablam has to be one of the most scenic peaks in the world. . EXIF: 6 shot panorama Nikon D810 14-24mm f/2.8 14mm, f/16, 1/5s, ISO 64 @reallyrightstuff @breakthrough.photography @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #landscape #magicpict #fantastic_earth #globalcapture #discoverglobe #earthfever #amazing_longexpo #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #marvelshots #himalayas #longexposure_shots #nepal #everestbasecamp #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #nikonnofilter

Today is the last day to enter our 'Perfect Moment' contest over at @ourworldinfocus.photo.contests. There's a great prize package and I'd recommend entering an image or two. I returned from my trip to Nepal. It was a pretty crazy experience. I saw some of the tallest mountains in the world, made it to 18,500 feet, and saw a plane crash with 3 deaths. For me the region was tough to photograph and I only probably came back with 2-3 shots. It was great experience though, I'm glad to be back. I'm headed back to Zion again this weekend with @backcountry_journeys so I thought that I would post this one while I begin to process some new stuff. In other news, bought a Z7 and 14-30mm. The bank account is hurting, but ultimately the size and weight is worth it to me. The 14-24mm is amazing, but I got really sick of dealing with the Fotodiox system and the sheer size. . @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #landscape #magicpict #fantastic_earth #globalcapture #discoverglobe #earthfever #amazing_longexpo #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #marvelshots #fstopgear #longexposure_shots #myrrs #usinterior #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #nikonnofilter

Here's an old shot from the Canadian Rockies. I am planning a trip back to Banff/Jasper for next winter. Excited to finally get back there in the dead of winter.Prepping to leave for Nepal in a few weeks here, can't wait. . In other news, @maxfosterphotography and I have started a dedicated photo contest platform called Our World In Focus @ourworldinfocus.photo.contests. Our inaugural contest is open for entries now. I know a lot of you out there have great shots and we'd love to see you submit. We are sponsored by Tamron, MetalPrints.com, Topaz Labs, and LensProToGo. . Also, I have been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Voting is open for Reader's Choice right now and I'd be very appreciative if you voted for my image. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #landscape #magicpict #fantastic_earth #globalcapture #discoverglobe #earthfever #amazing_longexpo #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #marvelshots #banff #longexposure_shots #explorecanada #explorebanff #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #nikonnofilter

@maxfosterphotography and I are proud to present Our World In Focus (OWIF). @ourworldinfocus.photo.contests is a photo contest platform, which offers premium and free contests. Our goal was to set up a system with great sponsors, elite judges, and an awesome prize package at a low entry fee. Our inaugural 'Perfect Moment' Photo Contest is now open for submissions. We're hoping to build a great community for photographers. The 'Perfect Moment' has $5,000 in total prizes! Judged by @maxrivephotography and @whereisweatherby. Sponsored by @tamronusa, @authenticmetalprints, @topazlabs, and @lensprotogo. Link to submit in bio. . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #nature #awesomeearth #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #alaska #travelawesome #earth_shotz #artofvisuals #shainblumff #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #landscapephotography @usinterior @travelalaska

Had a great week on the Big Island with @backcountryjourneys. No lava, as Kilauea is quiet for now, but did get some big surf and amazing skies. This is probably one of my favorite spots on the island because you're guaranteed to see big waves. This is 3-4 separate images, blended together in PS, all taken from the same exact spot...only one frame had a different exposure as I had to compensate for the direct sunlight. 2 frames were to combine some of the awesome wave action, 1 frame was my finger blocking the sun to reduce flare, and 1 was for the brightest highlight areas around the sun. I love seascapes, but always have a tough time shooting them, especially when shooting into direct light like this. A little salt on your lens and your images are toast. Couple weeks at home now before heading back to Yosemite for some winter action. Thanks for stopping by. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa _____ _____ Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm ISO: 64 Focal: 14mm Aperture: f/16 Shutter: 1/5s . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #longexposure_shots #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #marvelshots #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #hawaii #travelawesome #master_shots #lethawaiihappen #longexpoelite #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #landscapephotography #wonderful_places #amazing_longexpo @visit.hawaii @gohawaii @hawaiianairlines @hawaiistagram @theislandofhawaii

An old one from Olympic National Park. If I had to decide on a favorite park, it would probably be between Olympic and Glacier. I'm hopeful to return this spring to Olympic. Love this scene and love all the beaches scattered along the rugged coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Condensation started to form on my lens when I was in this little cave so it was difficult to piece the entire scene together since I had to use multiple shots. It ended up working out, kind of. Excited to be home for the holidays, but also excited to head to the Big Island a month from now...need Kīlauea to start erupting again. _____ _____ Camera: Nikon D800e Lens: Nikon 14-24mm ISO: 100 Focal: 14mm Aperture: f/11 Shutter: 1/5s . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #longexposure_shots #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #marvelshots #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #master_shots #pnwonderland #longexpoelite #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #landscapephotography #wonderful_places #amazing_longexpo @olympic_nps @usinterior @cascadiaexplored @washingtonexplored @hikeolympic

An old favorite from the Canadian Rockies, one of my favorite places in the world. I got caught in an early fall snowstorm last year that made for some sweet conditions. Some areas of the park had no snow, while others have 1-2 feet. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is in the holiday spirit. Definitely a great time to reflect on the trips and experiences you've had as a photographer. I feel very fortunate for the opportunities that I've had this year and I'm excited for the upcoming year. I'll be traveling to some new locations next year and I can't wait. . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #longexposure_shots #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #mybanff #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #landscapephotography #travelawesome #marvelshots #parkscanada #amazing_longexpo #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #theworldshotz #wonderful_places #longexpoelite @explorecanada @banff_lakelouise @travelalberta @parks.Canada @nikonusa

Back from two weeks in California and the southwest. Seems like super dry conditions everywhere out west right now, which meant lots of clear blue skies for my trip. That made things difficult, but we did get a few days of outstanding light. Started with a workshop in Yosemite National Park with @backcountry_journeys and @benblankphoto. Yosemite reminded me a lot of Zion actually, just different geology. Really enjoyed spending time in the park. I was hoping for some more fog and mist, but we were mainly greeted by beautiful weather...I'll be back in winter so fingers crossed for lots of snow. El Cap is pretty amazing, 3000 feet of granite rock, wow. I knew right away I wanted to shoot this scene after seeing the awesome big leaf maple leaves floating in the water. Moved on to Zion/Bryce after California and got to enjoy some Utah fall color before heading home. It was actually colder in Bryce on our last morning than it was back home in Wisconsin, classic. Ran into quite a few great photogs along the way too, including @kevinmcneal30, @j.snow_photo, and @whereisweatherby. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa _____ _____ Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm ISO: 100 Focal: 14mm Aperture: f/16 Shutter: 1/25s . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #yosemite #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #marvelshots #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #master_shots #usinterior #visitcalifornia #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #landscapephotography #wonderful_places #yosemitenationalpark @yosemitenps @usinterior @visitCalifornia @nationalparkgeek

Leaving tomorrow for 10 days in Yosemite and then driving straight from Yosemite to Zion for another week. Really looking forward to experiencing fall in both parks. I'm excited to get back to Zion, definitely one of my favorite national parks...tough to beat the amazing fall color there in November too. I recently downsized tripods and I'll be testing a new lightweight setup. I have a RRS TVC-24L and BH-55, which is awesome, but not great for hiking/backpacking...wanted something super light so went with RRS BH-30 and TFC-14. This was a great sunset from last year, memorable trip. Got engaged, lost my wallet for a few hours, and had some nice light along the way. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa _____ _____ Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm ISO: 100 Focal: 14mm Aperture: f/16 Shutter: 1/5s . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #longexposure_shots #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #marvelshots #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #master_shots #zion #longexpoelite #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #landscapephotography #wonderful_places #amazing_longexpo @zionnps @usinterior @visitUtah @utahdotcom @utahunique

Exactly one year ago today I took this shot in Glacier National Park. That day remains to be the best day I've ever had in the outdoors. Incredible conditions with a mix of fall color and snow. The park had pretty much been shut down for the winter, which left me and a few other photographers feeling like we had the entire place to ourselves. This is one of my own personal favorites, everything just came together from in the field to processing. Probably one of my only shots that I actually look back on and say, man I wish I could do that again. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #glaciernationalpark #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #usinterior #national_park_photography #sky_perfection #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #landscapephotography @usinterior @nationalparklife @glaciernps

The cliffs of the Nā Pali Coast rise over 4,000 feet from the shoreline below. It's a magnificent thing to see. The mountains of Kauai are some of the most unique out there. They give you the feeling that you're living in a perhistoric environment from millions of years ago. I can see why they filmed parts of Jurassic Park here, that's for sure. During my first night here, we did some hiking around the Kalalau Valley. Conditions were great, some rain showers moved in and rainbows were popping everywhere. I liked this composition along the trail with the lone tree catching the light. It was very windy and wet so the challenge was freezing motion in the vegetation and keeping my lens dry. I shot at a higher ISO to get a faster shutter speed and used a towel to dry my lens. I'd shoot a few frames, dry and cover my lens, take a few frames and repeat. I also used a polarizer to really bring out the rainbow. I haven't been happy with much of my work since Alaska earlier this summer, but this is a special image for me, as this trip also was my wife and I's honeymoon. This image sums up everything I look for in a shot - a simple composition, some incredible light, and even better atmosphere. Thanks for looking. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #kauai #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #mystateofadventure #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #landscapephotography #travelawesome #landscapelover #master_shots #ilovenature #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #theworldshotz #wonderful_places #landscape @usinterior @visit.hawaii @discoverkauai

The Going-to-Sun Road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. After ten years of construction, the road was completed in 1932 and was instantly recognized as an engineering marvel. The road spans 50 miles and connects the east and west entrances of Glacier National Park. Driving on the road is quite the experience. I spent a lot of time on it this summer and I can't wait to head back next summer. This was one of those mornings where the light didn't stop. This had to be a full two hours after sunrise...while heading back from Logan Pass we stopped along the road and shot for probably another hour at this spot. Really great morning. Fall is my favorite time in Glacier NP though. I was there last fall and it was the best trip that I've had in my life so far...great color and dramatic weather. If you can make it there in the next month or so, do it. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #glaciernationalpark #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #findyourpark #national_park_photography #ourwild #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #progradedigital @usinterior @nationalparklife @glaciernps

Last fall @marcadamus told me about an extremely remote area in the Canadian Rockies nestled between some of the tallest peaks in the region. He gave me some insight on getting there and exploring, which included landing a chopper on a small slab of rock in the middle of a glacier and then technically climbing down a steep mountainside. That was a little over my head so I continued to do research through the winter. I eventually came across an alternate route, which included 30 miles of bushwacking and 30 miles of packrafting. It was out of the way from where Marc suggested, but during the research process I found some other peaks that looked Himalayan-like almost, glaciated and super jagged. It seemed like a great adventure. I mentioned the trip to others and eventually convinced @maxfosterphotography and @bprom21 to join me this summer. We did the trip three weeks ago and it was more of an adventure than photo trip, as the light wasn't the greatest and it ended up being the toughest backcountry trip that I've ever done. I'll include more trip details in a future post. We camped 1/4 mile from this waterfall unknowingly and came across it the next day. We were supposed to have a full day of hiking, but decided to camp here because of the amazing alignment of elements. We never got the great light, but had to process something. The waterfall was awesome and we worked hard for it, very hard. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa @eizousa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #longexposure_shots #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #jaspernationalpark #travelawesome #moodygrams #cascadiaexplored #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #progradedigital #amazing_longexpo @travelalberta @parks.canada @Canada @tourismjasper

Seems like I took this photo forever ago....it's only been three weeks though. Since taking this I've been through two workshops and a 55 mile backpack/packraft in the Canadian Rockies. Now I'm finally back home in Wisconsin, but I leave again this Saturday for one final summer workshop in Glacier. This was Day 1 of the first of two @backcountry_journeys workshops and the best light I saw at Glacier for two weeks. Lake McDonald isn't my favorite place in the park, as it's one of the most shot locations...but you can't deny those colorful rocks and the crystal clear water. Hoping to run into a nice alpine bloom in Glacier next week, it was just starting when I left. I'm excited to work on some fresh stuff from some off the beaten path spots in the Canadian Rockies, went pretty deep into the backcountry and saw some amazing stuff. Best adventure of my life so far, but a little stressful too. More on that later. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #glaciernationalpark #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #findyourpark #national_park_photography #ourwild #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #sunrise_and_sunsets @usinterior @nationalparklife @glaciernps @glacier_national_park

First week of @backcountry_journeys Glacier in the books. @chrisgheenphoto and I were fortunate to lead a great group of photogs. Although forecasts called for clear skies all week, we caught some breaks. We spent a lot of the week chasing some of the wildflowers blooms in the lower meadows. The alpine bloom should be starting soon. Week two began today. This is a close up focus stack of some asters. Not great midground, but it was he nicest bloom I found all week. Hoping for some dramatic weather this week. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa @eizousa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #glaciernationalpark #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #nationalparkgeek #travelawesome #findyourpark #national_park_photography #ourwild #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #progradedigital @usinterior @nationalparklife @glaciernps

Had no intention of shooting on this particular evening. It had been 24 hours of overcast, cloudy conditions and I didn’t have high hopes. The spot I wanted to shoot was completely socked in and I was left unprepared. Of course, as I’m driving around at sunset the sky starts to clear and rainbows start shooting down in every direction. I had no choice, but to pull over and attempt to shoot something. Found a small lupine patch and put my 14-24 on the D500 that @borrowlenses hooked me up with to make the mountain look bigger. You know it’s dire when you’re throwing your wide angle on a crop body. It was so windy that I had to shoot at ISO 1600-3200 to have a chance at freezing the flowers. It’s definitely not a clean shot. Having fun in @glaciernps and meeting up with @maxfosterphotography soon. @reallyrightstuff @nikonusa @fstopgear @progradedigital @coalatree . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #awesomeearth #alaska #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #ig_shotz_jul18 #travelawesome #cascadiaexplored #earthoutdoors10k #greettheoutdoors #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #progradedigital @usinterior

I just returned from Alaska and had an awesome time. I helped out on a workshop at @lakeclarknps, which featured lots of brown bears. The weather was pretty abysmal, but we saw a TON of bears and CLOSE, lots of close encounters. Rented a 400mm f/2.8 from @borrowlenses and they shipped it to Alaska for me, awesome service and really enjoyed working with them. I've rented a few times with them and will continue to do so. I'll probably grab a D850 from them for a workshop next month. After Lake Clark, I explored some spots along the coast. I scouted this area on Google Earth and found an awesome scene when I arrived. I was really happy with this comp (IG crop hurts), but processing was a whole other story. I've had a tough time processing lately and it took me a week to even be okay with where this shot was at. I really enjoyed the comp though and had some sweet light, I wanted to do it a little justice. The area was absolutely amazing; jagged peaks, glaciers, waterfalls everywhere. I was right on the edge of a cliff so I had an amazing view down into the valley. Definitely one of best views of my life. I'm hoping to do a sea kayak in this area next summer, it's so amazing. For now, I'm about to head to @glaciernps for a few weeks of workshops. One of my favorite parks and I can't wait to get back. @reallyrightstuff @fstopgear @coalatree @progradedigital @nikonusa . . . . . #earthoffical #wow_planet #jaw_dropping_shots #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #ig_shotz_july18 #awesomeearth #magicpict #fantastic_earth #earthpix #discoverglobe #earthfever #nature_perfection #nakedplanet #awesome_earthpix #earthspirit #awesomedreamplaces #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #ig_bliss #alaska #travelawesome #earth_shotz #artofvisuals #cascadiaexplored #tourtheplanet #depthsofearth #worldshotz #wonderful_places #progradedigital @usinterior @u.s.forestservice @travelalaska