A half moon rose over my shoulder providing the soft foreground illumination about twenty minutes after the sun had set. This is 6 equal exposures blended for focus. Each frame was shot at 2.8 to preserve the fixed stars.
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This was one of the strangest displays of light. During the magic hour the mountains were completely shrouded in clouds and there was no chance of any color that evening, or so I thought. After I had taken some exposures and it had gotten very dark I packed up my camera and tripod and started to walk back to camp. All of a sudden I looked backed and noticed the clouds starting to lift and a really strange glow hitting the underside of the clouds. I quickly ran back to the creek and tried to recompose in almost complete darkness. Was able to capture this strange light which disappeared second after this was taken.
I wasn't even going to get up this morning after a long night of star trails, but, on 2 1/2 hours rest, I saw some epic clouds racing towards the sun. Apparently, a coyote saw them too and decided he would follow.
The name of this image comes from its place in my life. I rediscovered my love for nature and my passion for photography at this location. Then, during a 6-month period of living from a bed because of serious injury, this is the main place I would go in my mind to escape and look for hope.
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Another shot from the base of the Pinnacles in June this year when the weather was wild, swell was up - challenging conditions but a great reminder of nature's powers. You can access this area from a turn off to Cape Woolamai. From the farthest car park it was about 45 minutes pleasant walking (in the right conditions). Only the last part is tricky going down a slope in the muddy conditions.
Light bleeds around winding corners as the Tiger stalks. A growl, a roar, cascades over rocks and into my ears biting my curiosity. Danger be damned, I will follow. I will roar!
Over 4x normal flow in Zion's Narrows meant a full body dry suit. 4 times I was in water to my armpits. I had to balance my backpack on my head while I held the neck seal open to let air escape to keep from turning into a balloon and floating away.
Resubmission. I realized that I went way over board with the saturation the first go round.
Some places are difficult to photograph because they are uninspiring or lacking impact. Some are the opposite - hard to capture because awe explodes from every nook and cranny. This was one such place!
Except for the cloudy sky hiding the color blue, the full rainbow existed in smooth gradients from the ground cover to the canopy. I was almost nervous because it was too great. I just hope this does it some justice.
Photoventure Blog is forth coming.
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