Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, NSW Australia.
Almost got stuck here overnight due to local flooding, i wouldn't have minded though, its an amazing place! Was a mission taking shots due to the moisture and constant rain, ~spacepig3000 will confirm this
Late last year there was a solid week with crazy atmopheric conditions where each evening presented similar colours as here... disappointed to miss out on the other days but damn excited to have seen and captured this
Coastline enveloped by sea spray during the golden hour, after an afternoon shower.
Golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. Typically the lighting is more diffused because the sun is near the horizon, so the sunlight travels through more of the atmosphere, reducing its intensity.
I decided to head out to the Never Never at Gleniffer this afternoon. The sky was looking promising as I was driving inland, then when I stopped at the spot it started to pour down with rain. I decided to wait for it stop, so I sat in my car playing on my phone. After about an hour the rain stopped so I put my shoes on and headed for this spot, not expecting a rainbow but to my surprise I was blessed with this magical colour. It is my first rainbow I've been lucky to capture. As most of you know they don't hang around for long so I was lucky to get this shot. I really loved how sunset light lit up the tops of the tree, gave it a somewhat magical feel. It feels good to witness something so beautiful and pure. In summer I swim in these swimming holes so this shot means a lot to me. Enjoy.
Not one of my most recent photos. To be honest I haven't shot any seascapes in months. I miss it so much!! Anyway, Choas on the Mid North Coast, NSW Australia, as an afternoon storm hits the beautiful Hungry Head, Urunga.
The waves were pounding the shoreline, so heavy and in huge sets. You can't even seen the distant horizon in this one, the spray from the waves quickly evaporating into humid summer air.
Had a really great afternoon at the beach, almost broke an ankle not watching where I was stepping but sometimes it's difficult to take your eyes off scenes like this in front of you! I've eyed this spot on a few occasions but never had the guts to get close enough for a decent shot. It is as dangerous as it looks and today was relatively calm compared to other days, thankfully. This is a real photograph and not a manip or painting. Large View [link]
This was one of the last shots of a beautiful evening just outside Grundarfjordur when the weather finally began to clear. The previous 2 days had been washed out with solid rain. I used manual blending of 4 exposures and a photomatix produced image in this one. In coming weeks, I hope to present a video on Iceland flicking through every picture I took there in 2010 case people were curious!
This shot was taken just before our penultimate weekend in Iceland in 2010. The whole night had been washed out with rain and most of the morning. But toward the end of the stormy weather, the sun peeked through the clouds giving rise to this rainbow which lasted for several hours as we made our way with Orvar to Jokulsarlon. This specific mountain is located in the south east of Iceland nearing the approach to Skaftafell National Park.
Kirkjufell is one of 'the' landmarks in Iceland that photographers rightfully flock to. It is a conical shaped mountain on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on the far west of the country. The nearest town of Grundarfjordur is a beautiful town set in a bay. A few kilometres away lies this mountain with a beautiful small waterfall nearby that tends to dominate compositions of images taken with this mountain. The weather was not kind to us on both of our visits to the area, however, on the last evening in the area, the skies cleared beautifully to provide us the opportunity for this image.
A few weeks back i decided to some morningshooting. I hate getting up early, but somehow i managed to get out according to plan. I had hoped for some early morning fog illuminated by the rising sun, but that didnt happen (it did happen a week or so later ) So instead i went into the woods to shoot a nice little waterfall. It was so damn cold this morning. The grass was frozen, the rocks were superslippery and everything was just uncomfortable. Theres a reason i hate getting up early...
When i got to this spot i saw these leaves. ok, i`ll admit that i moved one of them, but only a few inches. The one to the right is SOON (straight out of nature). The left one i moved slightly because it was almost in the water and it didnt seem right.
Looking back, it wasnt such a bad thing getting up early. Getting back home, grab a cup of coffee before the kids got out of bed... Not bad at all...
Have a great day!
Canon 5d & 17-40mmL w/polarizer
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Long exposure at dusk, over a small lake in the Cerces mountains, in French Alps. The clouds were moving in my direction pushed by a strong wind, creating this impression of movement with the long exposure.
Last colors of a magic sunset after a short thunderstorm over the Mount Aiguille, a well known summit of Vercors Natural Park in french Alps. I remember the contrast between the color of the sky and the freshness of theses big plants in the foreground called "verâtres" in french
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.
Thousand Island Lake at sunrise. Banner Peak in the background shrouded in storm clouds. This was the only unique light we got in a 3 day backpack into this area. Battling 50-80 mph wind gust we were finally lucky enough to get a break in the clouds at sunrise to let some colorful light hit Thousand Island and the base of Banner Peak.
Thousand Island Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra, Ca.
Zion National Park near the peak of fall is quite a spectacle. This classic view gives an idea of what a visitor to the park will experience. I remember well my first visit to the park 5 years ago, I had never been so taken back by a landscape.
The famous Watchman peak can be seen in distance on the left, as the Virgin river, the creator of the canyon, continues to sculpt the landscape.
Zion NP, Utah.
Canon 5D. 3HS and 2HS GND filters. Circ Polarizer.
The following morning and a little further upstream:
I had been hiking all day in dark, rainy skies. With this weather I expected either a dramatic, unique light show at sunset, or a gray colorless evening. Fortunately it was the former.
As far as finding this comp, I was driving through the Islands in the Sky District in Canyonlands NP basically following the light. After breaking a few speed limits, I saw this scene line up below the small patch of sky that looked promising for some nice light and color. I pulled over on the side of the road and scrambled to the cliff's edge for this spectacular view.
Island's in the Sky District, Canyonland's NP, Utah.
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: