A stunning red sky over the Saxon Switzerland in late autumn. The high location of the lookout point offers a wide view across innumerable mountain peaks of the Schrammsteine all the way to the River Elbe and the mountains Gorisch, Papenstein and Lilienstein.A stunning red sky over the Saxon Switzerland in late autumn. The high location of the lookout point offers a wide view across innumerable mountain peaks of the Schrammsteine all the way to the River Elbe and the mountains Gorisch, Papenstein and Lilienstein.
Before finally setting behind the peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama, the sun casts again its warm light on the mountain range of central Spain. However, temperatures in the Alpine Mountains are already at around zero degrees at the beginning of October.
A chase trying to photograph Mule Deer led me to this spot, I took some images looking to the East and captured great light there, turned around and saw the peak shrouded by the glow of clouds at dusk. I grabbed my gear and ran about 1/4 mile to this overlook before the light faded. This was a great evening spent hiking, exploring new locations, and taking pictures, one of those nights that everything falls into place and you realize you'll probably never stop chasing moments like these.
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The immensely beautiful Zion Canyon as seen from the Angel's Landing trail. I've been to this spot on a couple of different occasions but never with camera and tripod. I knew there would be weather on this evening and was hoping for light just like this. After a grueling pace, our group made it to the top of the 1500 ft tall monolith, just in time for me to capture this view and beat the storm to the top.
Angel's Landing hike is one of the more famous in the National Park system. In a few points during the hike, there are vertical drops thousands of feet to the valley floor on either side. About a quarter mile is done scrambling up a path while clinging to chains the park service has kindly drilled into the sandstone.
Check out this video I found on youtube of the hike... set to mildly over dramatic audio: [link] (not my video)
People with a fear of heights (Acrophobia apparently) should stay well away from the Letterewe Wilderness and particularly the view from Sgurr na Laocainn. The best viewpoint from the summit came with a spinning sense of vertigo. On a number of occasions I caught myself feeling dizzy and rapidly retreated from the edge. The views came with excitement, wonder and a healthy dose of caution, fortunately it wasn’t that windy! The view down to Carnmore, a small house at the bottom of Carn Mor from Sgurr na Laocainn is essentially an aerial one. Watching the occasional person walk the path below gives a real sense of scale. From the viewpoint you have a panoramic view to A' Mhaighdean over Dubh Loch and Fionn Loch and out to see. The scene here is a 180 degree panorama! Around sunset the light escaped beneath the cloud to give a glancing red light to the landscape below. Dramatic rainclouds hung overhead and I sat there watching the showers pass, fortunately none hit me.
These remarkable rock formations at the top of Sgurr Tuath formed a perfect foreground for the view of Stac Pollaidh. The gentle sunlight lasted less than a minute so it was good that I was already set up and actually managed to take a portait oriented image before the light diappeared for good. For me this was the peak of the whole trip, incredibly dramatic cloud and the kind of soft warm light photographers dream of, thrown together with and amazing view and a great foreground. I really could hope for more. The trip to Sgurr Tuath will stay with me for a long time, made all the better by the driving rain, severe gusts and hailstorm we had that afternoon!
This was one of the last images I took before heading home. The dramatic sky and landscape summed up the trip perfectly. As we headed down the mountain we were hit by a blizzard of horizontal snow caught by the gale force wind; an exciting way to end the trip!
A beautiful sunrise from november with some crackin' red light. It was taken from a natural hill with many bushes and some interesting ground : it was covered in green moss and the brown heather was red in the sun... with the fog down the valley, this scene made some strange effect, it was quite magical and a bit otherworldly.
Beautiful golden light piercing through some "heavy" november sky a bit before sunset. Still some autumn colors in the trees and relatively warm air, quite disturbing as we had huge snow falls at the same period last year.
Title because we came to this spot with a bit of late and a few seconds later the light disappeared. Just had the time to do the several exposures needed for this image.
The work of life and wind in the Patagonian pampa, near Torres del Paine. One thing that amazed me during my trip to Patagonia was these wide landscape with no or few human presence for miles... The evening when I took this picture was particularly quiet and peacefull. This image depict the idea I had of patagonia.
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chili.
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 16-35f2.8 L - Lee nd grad filter
A picture of the Mont Blanc, from Cheserys lake, by a cold morning of June... Calm and serenity for this well known place of French Alps. Loved the reflection of this pale morning light over the Mont Blanc, and the little "gold vein" on the rock in the foreground
Marianne and I have been travelling scotland for the last week or so. Our travels took us recently to the town of Ratagan which is a great area to explore the 5 sisters of kintail. This view was taken from the summit of Sgurr na Ciste-Diubhe. The view is of Ratagan at loch Duich below with the next 2 sisters along the ridge line in view. The clouds were flying in at our eye level which makes for a disorienting experience of motion.
This image is taken as deep as you can wander into the Annapurna Mountains without having to technically climb. It is located at the so called Annapurna Sanctuary which takes 5-7 days of hiking and plenty of climbing and descents. In the Sanctuary, you stand dwarfed by mountains at least 7000m surrounding you. Simply a humbling experience. There is a small village here simply called Annapurna Base Camp though nowadays, there aren't actually too many climbers. The ice wall is the Annapurna South Glacier. At the time, we had dramatic weather with mists blowing up the valley and across the mountain tops.
The walk up to Mount Roy from Lake Wanaka takes you more than 1km straight up along a 4WD track initially, then a steep and narrow ridgeline. The weather was very kind that evening for the walk down after dusk but well worth the view, the blisters and the takeout dinner afterward ! Lake Wanaka meanders off into the distance framed by the town of Wanaka on the right and Mount Aspiring National Park on the left. One of many memorable moments from our now distaant trip to New Zealand in May.