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Rich Cruse

Published by Diana Tula · July 17th 2013

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their brilliant photos. Today we’d like to introduce you to Rich Cruse, South California based photographer and his colour bursting images. His silhouettes at sunset photos make for a beautiful series and perfect source of inspiration. You don’t need fancy equipment to try this technique, just grab a friend and shoot against the setting sun...

Want to add Rich to friends? Visit his 500px page. There you can see the rest of Rich’s portfolio and get in touch, don’t be shy and say hello.

We want to introduce you to new and up-and-coming photographers, whom you may have not discovered yet. If you’d like to be featured on our blog email blog@500px.com.

     

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andy 126 (inactive)  7 months ago
aravilhosamente encantadoras!
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Shotby Femo  about 1 year ago
Lovely work
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lee spencer  about 1 year ago
beautiful work
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Dawn Randall  about 1 year ago
Great work. I love the stories your photography captures!
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Eva Krejci  about 1 year ago
Wonderful photos!
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Ilona Tongel  about 1 year ago
Awesome photos...just beautifully done.
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Julio Carmo  about 1 year ago
fabulous warm tones
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Tony Fernando  about 1 year ago
Great shots..very awesome
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Frank Unger  about 1 year ago
Very nice work
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Romeo Kirillove  about 1 year ago
Magic!!!
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Hrvoje Margaretic  about 1 year ago
Brilliant !!!
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Saikat Sengupta  about 1 year ago
Superb Collection of beautiful pictures...Very well composed & framed...Just loved it...Brilliant!!
AnaMendes
Ana Mendes  about 1 year ago
Maravilhosamente encantadoras!
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Joaquín del Castello Gilbert  about 1 year ago
Very nice work and an interesting perspective.
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Jean Michel  about 1 year ago
very nice collection of pictures with superb composition and beautiful colors
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Mehmet Ali Papuçcuoğlu  about 1 year ago
Using ilght is very succesfull, good taken photos
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Conner John  about 1 year ago
Like
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NOSHEEN NOSHEEN  about 1 year ago
Just fantabulousand brilliant work
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Galen Ma  about 1 year ago
Beautiful images!
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Kevin Stewart  about 1 year ago
This was a wonderful display of a photographer or enthusiast ( I dont know the intent of the person responsible for the images) while perfect compositions I did not know if the text that proceeded the images: "grab some friends and ...." warned me that some of the persons were models. That does not take away from the technical proficiency of the final image, but if does rob them of thier photo-journalist quality. Still they warrant display.
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Rich Cruse  6 months ago
To be clear, none of these images are of professional models. They are all random people on the beach. This IS real life which is the point. There is beauty everywhere if you take the time to look and have a little patience.
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Karen Burns  about 1 year ago
Gorgeous imagery, each and every one!
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Robert Ball  about 1 year ago
Beautiful use of the setting sun and it's fiery colors! Love the silhouettes too!
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April Colon  about 1 year ago
Great photo's! You add a nice touch with people in the sunsets, gives it life but doesn't take away the colors and brilliance of the sunsets.

Regards,
April

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Alexey & Julia  about 1 year ago
Nice! :)
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Eric Larson  about 1 year ago
thumbs up, rich!
:)
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you Eric!
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Lilya Nevostrueva  about 1 year ago
Excellent work !
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Margitta Thomann  about 1 year ago
wonderful shots
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TAM HUU  about 1 year ago
Beautiful work!
AnnieSnel
Annie Snel  about 1 year ago
Very striking images. Beautiful work!
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julian john  about 1 year ago
A pleasure to view your work, Rich!
nicolasfleury
Nicolas Fleury (inactive)  about 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful work, Rich !
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Evgeny Buslaev  about 1 year ago
Диана, отличная заметка. Классные фотографии.
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Tony Pham  about 1 year ago
curious, how much post-processing went into these photos?
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Tony Pham  about 1 year ago
that's pretty awesome then. which lens did you use? the pictures look so crisp. i can never get that on my 18-55
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
There is very little post processing. I am very particular about how and when I shoot. The only image that required some work was the shot of the sun touching the pier. It was a very dark evening and the sun peeked out at the last minute. The ocean was dark so I needed to work with it to bring out some detail.
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Todd Beltz  about 1 year ago
Absolutely stunning work. Love the intensity of the colors. Miss these kind of beach scenes.
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Deborah Flowers  about 1 year ago
oops.. sorry my mistake... being a South Carolina native, transplanted to Cali, I misread that "South California" part. Never heard So Cal referred to as South California.
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Deborah Flowers  about 1 year ago
Beautiful work Rich! Hard to beat a great sunset with sweet silhouettes. What beach in SC?
That 6th photo looks very California like... looks like an offshore oil rig in the background.
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
That is Newport Beach. ;)
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Paul Garrett  about 1 year ago
Classic So Cal... great work, Rich!
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hannes cmarits  about 1 year ago
Wonderful images
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TIGER JEONG  about 1 year ago
beautiful
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Shane Walsh  about 1 year ago
Great set :)
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Javier Lobato  about 1 year ago
Stunning images my friend, love the colors and the silhouettes.
Can´t take only one as fav....
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you!
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Luis Lopes  about 1 year ago
Definitely a great job and beautiful colors. Congratulations for your work.
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you. I was so surprised when I got the email saying I was in the blog. It is an honor.
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Duduman Bogdan Vlad  about 1 year ago
Nice work!
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Lex Arias  about 1 year ago
Excellent works... i've been following Rich for a while and his work is trully inspiring...
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you! That is very kind!
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Martin Rosen  about 1 year ago
Wonderful sunsets Rich. All of them.
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you Martin!
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Liana Lehua  about 1 year ago
Beautiful! Nice work, Rich!
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you Liana!
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Fatemeh Za  about 1 year ago
great!
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Christie Landtroop  about 1 year ago
Happy Birthday, Rich!
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Vladimir Cherenkov  about 1 year ago
emanates warmth, handsomely
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you!
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Rich Cruse  about 1 year ago
Thank you for the opportunity! I love 500px!
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Diana Tula  about 1 year ago
500px loves you back <3

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