The stunning Sun-Dial peak looming above Lake Blanche in the Wasatch back-country. I was pummeled by a furious summer lightning storm a matter of minutes after this was taken. To learn more check out this older pic:
This was taken a few years ago on the summer solstice. It seemed nature was celebrating her longest day of the year in her own fashion as the sky exploded with color. I can only wonder if the sailors aboard the boat were as impressed with the showing as I was.
Found this in some old images I was perusing through and thought it should be shared.
To have a world that's show the essence of beauty every day is to be rich. To what lengths are we willing to sacrifice ourselves for the natural freedom that once were? Take a good look because once you blink it might all be lost, forever.
I wish for my children, and for your children, that awareness is set and open minds are born. To leave a legacy is not hard. To leave a future, that's where the real challenge starts.
Help me help the future.
Photo information 5 shot panorama Soft grad ND Photograph taken: Sweden/Karlshamn
I climb these hills as if walking on air body too light to fall bamboo staff resting against a great stone torn cloak snapping in the wind a lone bird soars the azure depths far distant springs reflected in its eye carefree, singing a timeless song gone - on a journey without end. --Shih-Shu, 18th century CE
Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm @ f/11 + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
Location: Page, Arizona - Footsteps away from Horseshoe Bend. Equipment: Canon 1dS | 17-40 L | Singh Ray Vari-ND - set at 3 stops
Right as we arrived at Horseshoe Bend, the sun disappeared on the distant horizon. Clouds were evolving in color changing every minute with vibrant hues. Horseshoe Bend was covered in deep shadows and my long exposures were only creating blown-out highlights in the sky. These clouds displayed in the photo could not be seen on the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. I wanted to use these spectacular clouds, in a classic desert scene.
I like this frame, but something bothers me a bit. Honest feedback would be appreciated.