There's so much amazing out there

Setting up a photograph from the West side of Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017. (c) Chris Fabregas

 

Expansive, colorful, detailed scenery is my obsession. I love the adventure of finding bold blue skies, watching dynamic clouds slowly build and release their form, hearing and feeling powerful water etch a path around unyielding towering rock that climbs above a forest of uncountable trees.  At night, I can spend hours peering out into our galaxy and universe. My absolute passion is finding and photographing these scenes.

I'm a PNW native and call Seattle my home, though I grew up in over a dozen cities up and down the West Coast. I hold a few engineering degrees but photography became my life shortly after graduation and I haven't look back.  But, I'll confess that my technical education has definitely influenced the way I approach my photography.

I am a proud brand ambassador for Adorampix.

 
 
 
 Fun little hike up the Burroughs at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park. (c) Dylan Ely

Fun little hike up the Burroughs at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park. (c) Dylan Ely

 
 

The Panoramic Method

I spent a significant percentage of my life pursuing science and engineering before finding photography as life path. I am drawn to the technical aspects of photography and immediately embraced panoramic stitch photography where many images are combined into massive composite photograph. The scenes I’m able to capture with this technique are more expansive than normal and full of immense detail. If a photograph is worth one thousand words, a panoramic image is a novel.

 
 
 An 8-photo sequence of the Olympic Mountain Range seen past Seattle to the West taken from Newcastle, WA

An 8-photo sequence of the Olympic Mountain Range seen past Seattle to the West taken from Newcastle, WA

 
 

The wall print

The panoramic stitch technique lets me print at very large scales so that you can view the image close to see scenes within the scene but also take several steps back to see the full picture. At this scale, the prints become windows into nature: I want you to feel like you are there and feeling what I experienced.

All of the photography in my gallery is printed through two reputable companies, Adoramapix and Bumblejax. 

  • Bumblejax handles the premium "acrylic" wall print: My photograph is printed using HP high-dpi machines onto metallic photo paper and is faced with 1/8" glare-reduced and hardened acrylic glass on the front. This print is backed with two sheets of aluminum on the rear for structure.  A subframe is added to the dibond for easy hanging. The print floats about 1/2" off the wall and is about 1/4" thick side-on. 
  • Adoramapix (soon) handles the metallic print up to 60x40" sizes. These prints are similar to the acrylic print but do not have any facing. Instead, the dye is infused into a surface material that can be cleaned with normal cleaners. The surface is high-gloss and very colorful. The presentation is minimal from the side (1/16") and the print floats off the wall about 1/2" due to a rear subframe. These prints come with wall mounting hardware and leveler. [currently pricing out this print type and will have them ready in June 2018]
 
 The final expansive panoramic acrylic print of my favorite city in front of the Olympic National Park

The final expansive panoramic acrylic print of my favorite city in front of the Olympic National Park

 

The Acrylic Block

We spend a ton of time at desks. You can now easily add a nature scene and pop of color with my new Acrylic Blocks. These are 1" thick of premium acrylic that have to be seen to understand how they come to life. 

 A 8x6" photo acrylic block that's 1" thick. Shown here with protective shrink wrap before delivery to customer.  Logo is laser-engraved in reverse on the bottom to show up through the acrylic when the print is standing upright. 

A 8x6" photo acrylic block that's 1" thick. Shown here with protective shrink wrap before delivery to customer.  Logo is laser-engraved in reverse on the bottom to show up through the acrylic when the print is standing upright. 

 A side view of the photo block to show it standing upright ready for a desk or bookshelf. 

A side view of the photo block to show it standing upright ready for a desk or bookshelf.