Blown Out! (blog)

light exposes intermittent clarity…a blog (mostly about photography) by Mark Petko

Vacation Selects- Northern California/Southern Oregon

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Little River, CA- Heritage House

Little River, CA- Heritage House

Little River, CA- Heritage House

Little River, CA- Heritage House

coastline-somewheres

Annie finds a flower

Annie's Pickins' (cell phone image)

Ten Mile River, CA

sandgrowth- Ten Mile River, CA

Bridge over the river Ten Mile, CA

To which I referred to as: Dogshit Rock- Brookings, OR

Cloud mass over Brookings, OR coastline- Seastar Retreat

driftwood-somewheres

Battery Park Lighthouse- Crescent City, CA

Port-St.-George, CA

Boy Scout Tree Trail- Jedediah Smith State Park, CA

Snail on the Oregon Coastal Trail (cell phone image)

Hikers on a Redwood path

slug (cell phone image)

Rough and Ready Creek, OR

Emigrant Lake

Geese crossing Emigrant Lake, OR

Sunset on Grizzly Peak, Ashland, OR

that day when some idiot didn't bring his camera. (cell phone image) Ashland, OR

that same day (cell phone image) Ashland, OR

Crater Lake, OR

Cross country skiing, Crater Lake, OR

Crater Lake, OR

Written by Mark Petko

May 24th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Gyrotonic | Evolve Movement

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Charman Driver visits Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC for ‘Fit’ feature in June/July issue of Walter Magazine.

Photography by Raleigh Editorial Photographer, Mark Petko.

For this past month’s issue of Walter Magazine I was assigned to photograph fitness columnist Charman Driver as she participated in a personal ‘Gyrotonic’ lesson with Chelsea Jones at Evolve Movement near Cameron Village in Raleigh, NC.   Here are a couple out-takes from the shoot:

Charman Driver and Chelsea Jones on a Gyrotonic machine

Evolve Movement in Raleigh, Gyrotonic

Check out the full Walter Magazine article about Gyrotonic at Evolve Movement here.

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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July 10th, 2013 at 9:21 am

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Walter Magazine | Gerry O’Beirne

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Bett Padgett’s Open House Concerts, Raleigh NC

by Raleigh Editorial Photographer, Mark Petko

For the most recent issue of Raleigh’s Walter Magazine’s ‘Hear’ feature, I was assigned to capture Irish musician Gerry O’Beirne as he preformed at the home of Bett and Bill Padgett.  They regularly hold in-house concerts to showcase and share the musicians that they appreciate and admire.  Raleigh’s music loving patrons fill all of the nooks and crannies of the Padgett’s home, sharing food, bringing their own wine and enjoying a setting of intimate music.  Here are a few of the shots:

warming up for an intimate house concert

Irish musician Gerry O'Beirne warms up for the arriving guests.

house concert in Raleigh NC

guests mingle before the private show inside music lovers Bett and Bill Padgett's home

music and art raleigh nc

a small gathering of people enjoy an intimate concert with Gerry O'Beirne

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

read the full article from this shoot on Walter Magazine website here

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June 14th, 2013 at 9:29 am

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Raleigh Food Photographer | Capital Club 16 | Walter Magazine

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Food Photography of Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, NC for Advertising in Walter Magazine

by Raleigh Advertising Photographer, Mark Petko.

Last month I was hired by Capital Club 16 to capture imagery for an ad that they were creating to run in Walter Magazine.  We shot a couple images with beverages and food as well as an interior shot.  They actually ended up using one of my previous images of their Mac and Cheese as well to complete the ad.

Here are some detail shots:

Beverages at the Bar at Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, NC

Mac and Cheese from Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, NC

and a low fidelity version of the finished ad:

Walter Magazine Ad for Capital Club 16 Raleigh NC

Click through to see some more Raleigh Food Photography by Raleigh Food Photographer, Mark Petko here on The Spoon Feeds.

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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June 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Walter Magazine | Living With Art

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Family Portrait and Editorial Photography of the Awasthi’s for Walter Magazine Living With Art Feature

Raleigh Editorial Photography, Mark Petko

I was assigned to shoot some images of the Awasthi Family in their home to showcase their curated collection of Indian art for the May issue of Walter Magazine’s ‘Living with Art’ Feature.  Here are some out takes:

Monica and Dalip Awasthi

Indian children playing in their home

Awasthi Living Room

Indian child playing piano

Family Portrait of Awasthi Family, Raleigh NC

Monica and Dalip Awasthi

View online version of Walter Magazine ‘Living with Art’ Feature with more images here.

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 28th, 2013 at 9:51 am

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Walter Magazine | My Town

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Environmental Family Portrait of Ben Case and Family for Raleigh’s Walter Magazine’s ‘My Town’ Feature

Raleigh Editorial Photographer, Mark Petko

I was assigned to shoot an environmental portrait of the Case family for Walter Magazine’s May issue.  The family was featured in Walter’s ‘My Town’ column and shared with the readers the reasons they love living in the Raleigh area and some of the places around town that make it so special to them.  Ben Case owns the Raleigh based landscaping company Down to Earth Landscaping

Here are a few selects from the shoot:

Ben Case owner of Down to Earth Landscaping in Raleigh with Family

Ben Case and Family for Walter Magazine's My Town feature

the Case Family in Raleigh playing around in the front yard

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 20th, 2013 at 9:09 am

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Raleigh Portrait Photographer | Tom Rabon | New Kind | Walter Magazine

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Environmental portrait of Raleigh’s Tom Rabon of New Kind for ‘Givers’ Feature of Walter Magazine.

by Mark Petko, Raleigh Editorial Photographer

For the May issue of Walter Magazine I was assigned to capture some environmental portraits of Tom Rabon of New Kind in Raleigh, NC for the issue’s “Givers” Feature.  Tom, as one of the founders of New Kind attempts to apply open-source sharing to meet any clients’ needs.  His interview in the “Givers” feature stresses his views on education as the root on innovation.  Here are a few captures from the shoot:

Featured in May Walter Magazine Givers Column

photographed at New Kind office in Raleigh NC

from Red Hat, founder of New Kind in Raleigh NC

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 16th, 2013 at 9:50 am

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Walter Magazine | Band Together | Tammy Lynn Center

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Band Together founders, board and Tammy Lynn Center’s Board photographed for Walter Magazine.

Photography by Raleigh Editorial Photographer, Mark Petko.

For this month’s ‘Hear’ Feature in Walter Magazine I was assigned to photograph the participants that put together the recent charity driven concert with Lyle Lovett.  Band Together Founders Phil and Shellie Gruber, Tom Lyon, Skip Mangum and Danny Rosin with the help of Matt Strickland teamed up with the Board of Band Together and the Board of the Tammy Lynn Center to raise $852,000.00 during the weekend of the show.  For more information on Band Together check out their website. Luckily, with only about 10 minutes to capture the images before their meeting, the weather was nice, spring blooms were out and Danny Rosin was able to supply some Elvis style glasses from his company Brand Fuel to add some rock and roll flavor.  Here are some out-takes:

Check out the full “Hear” Feature at Walter Magazine

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 13th, 2013 at 10:04 am

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | Walter Magazine | Triangle Rock Club

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Charman Driver writes about Triangle Rock Club in Raleigh, NC for ‘Fit’ feature in May issue of Walter Magazine.

Photography by Raleigh Editorial Photographer, Mark Petko.

For this months ‘Fit’ Feature in Walter Magazine, I was assigned to photograph author Charman Driver as she experienced rock climbing and bouldering at Triangle Rock Club in Raleigh, NC.  Here are a couple of out-takes:

Charman Driver takes lesson at Triangle Rock Club

Charman Driver takes lesson at Triangle Rock Club

Charman Driver takes lesson at Triangle Rock Club

Check out Full ‘Fit’ Feature at Walter Magazine

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 6th, 2013 at 9:32 am

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Raleigh Editorial Photographer | MA Allen | Walter Magazine

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Portrait of Raleigh Designer, MA Allen, for Walter Magazine’s ‘Style’ Feature

by Raleigh Editorial- Portrait Photographer, Mark Petko

For the May issue of Walter Magazine I was assigned to capture some imagery of Raleigh Designer, MA Allen of MA Allen Interiors for the issue’s ‘Style’ feature.  I was asked to capture her in her personally designed and brand new closet from her newly renovated home in Raleigh.  Due to the tight space, angles were limited, I even had to step outside and shoot through a window for a few.  Here are a few captures from the shoot:

Raleigh Interior Designer, MA Allen

Raleigh Interior Designer, MA Allen

Raleigh Interior Designer, MA Allen

Mark Petko is a freelance photographer based in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.  To see more work visit markpetko.com or to inquire about assignments contact mark@markpetko.com

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May 2nd, 2013 at 7:52 am

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