Another shot from an evening on the western coast of Algarve last month.
The sky and light were lovely, the tide and light were receding from the long, flat beach of Castelejo, and to capture shots like this I was waiting for waves to come up the beach, then as they receded, running after them and setting up the tripod and camera before the next wave came in. As the waves rolled back up the beach, I tripped the shutter, waited for the exposure to finish and quickly lifted the camera and tripod up and out of the water before the waves came over it.
I got very wet. It was a lot of fun
A shot from later the same evening:
Taken at Praia do Castelejo, Costa Vicentina, Algarve, Portugal Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8 Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead Lee 0.6 (2 stop) hard NDG 1/3 sec | f22 | | ISO200 | 17mm
After I returned from Scotland I didn't spend enough time editing the shots, and this one in particular was rushed...I was never happy with, so I've gone back and done it again. This has a darker foreground..in the last one it was much brighter which reduced the contrast and drama in the shapes of the landscape and the light, and I've also cropped it a little on the right.
A shot looking east into the rising sun from the Quiraing, Isle of Skye It's a very very common location, but the place we stayed was 5 minutes driving from here...so what are you going to do? NOT shoot it?
I had wonderful conditions that morning, the sun was mostly obscured, but as the cloud wasn't too heavy, there was still plenty of colour in the sky and breaks in the cloud for sun beams.
From the exact same spot I captured my last submission about 15 minutes later with a telephoto lens.
Taken from the Quiraing, Northern Skye, Scotland Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead Hoya ND400 9 stop ND | Lee 0.9 3 stop hard grad | 30 secs | f11 | 17mm
Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3
Sun kissed cascades, Great Falls National Park, Virginia. I made this image last summer at sunrise. I had to climb out across a section of rocks and boulders to get the perspective I wanted for this composition. The water was raging and made the journey out pretty dangerous. I was blessed with magnificient light in return for the work.
This is another shot from my Iceland trip, the weather has been pretty bad around here for a while now so I havenít been able to get out to shoot and new stuff .. hopefully soon .. thanks a lot for looking and your comments.
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The classic scene associated with the Drakensberg - Cascades of the Tugela river with the Amphitheater in the background. If you don't have this shot, then you can't say you've photographed the Drakensberg!
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There's few experiences like the 45 degree heat of a Namibian Summer Day broken by isolated rain showers like these. This cloud built up in less than an hour and seemed to literally rain itself apart again in less than 20 minutes.
EsiKhaleni is the Xhosa name for the Hole in the Wall and means 'place of thunder'...a name which this place has earned from the thundering clap caused by waves breaking through the hole in rough swell. I spent a magical 5 days there despite having bad weather it is an absolutely amazing place!
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5D II Zeiss 18mm Lee filters
Wild Coast, South Africa
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Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau).
The Purakaunui Falls are a cascading multi-tiered waterfall on the Purakaunui River, located in the Catlins in the southern South Island of New Zealand. A highly distinctive cataract, it is an iconic image for southeastern New Zealand.
An image from my last trip to Isle of Skye in september 2009... Dark stormy clouds over the Cuillins hills from the coast of Elgol. Between magical light and showers, it does remind me the strength of scottish landscapes.
Here is my (a bit early) christmas present for you. DeviantArt is an inspiration to me every single day. From a photographic standpoint: I wouldn't be where i am without dA. I'm gonna be offline for the next few days and spend time with my family, really looking forward for that. I wish happy christmas to all of you.