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The night before I had one of the best wild camps yet high up beneath a mountain in what was essentially an alpine meadow.

I started at 3 am to find a shot for sunrise but clouds on the horizon meant I had to wait a bit and I decided fairly late on to move to a view looking over Kirkjufell.

Kirkjufell is Iceland's most photographed mountain and I had intentionally avoided the shots that most landscape photographers tend to go for, it was nice to shoot it from a slightly different angle although I am sure this shot has been done before!
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Temperature inversions cause cloud and mist to form at lower altitudes. This was a spectacular sight and one that lasted all morning, but it was at its best in the twilight of predawn.
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Not far into our hike from Alftavatn to Emstrur in Iceland. Yes the moss is really that green!
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some pretty intense direct sunlight and a heavy sky this made for a challenging shot.
I shot frames with the foreground exposed at single exposure stops with my finger covering the sun and so reducing the chances of flare.
i used a lee three stop grad and a single stop soft grad reversed and shot exposures to cover the range in the sky.
edited in lightroom then blended in photoshop.

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This is a shot from corn du second highest mountain in the south of the UK, pen y fan is over to the right.

this was my main objective whilst in brecon, i'd heard a lot about 'pen y fan' (the highest mountain in southern uk) as this is where the sas train, part of their course is a 45 mile navigation which takes in these peaks.

I camped in the woods near the car park at the bottom, had 4 hours sleep and got up at 4am to pack and climb it, the board at the bottom said it took 2-3 hours to climb so i thought id do it in two. As it happens i got to the top of 'corn du' in 45 mins (dont know what the sas whinge about, its a bump!!).
Its a steep rise as you come up to the summit you are treated to a great view of the massive bowl that backs these two mountains. corn du is a little further up, and this shot is taken from the ledge that looks out down the valley back to brecon.
I had'nt realised it would be so cold (un-beknown to me my dog was not well and wasnt happy) i didnt have gloves and the wind that ripped up the front of this face froze my fingers whilst trying to take shots. I have some video that really chills the bones as the whispy cloud rushes up the valley. it was an exhilarating experience and to watch the sun gradually break the clouds and paint the land whilst cloud zipped by was magical...

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Thought it was high time i visited this stretch of coastline just above Newquay in Cornwall.
Its called bedruthan steps because of these large slate stacks that litter the beach not for the hundreds of steep steps you need to go down to get to the beach.
Unfortunately the gate is locked during the winter so theres no safe way to get to the beach in wet weather.
What struck me about this particular stack was its resemblance to a boot....
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Landmannalaugar
Iceland

This image was taken from the top of Blahnukur overlooking the beautiful barren hills of Landmannalaugar. During summer time, buses from Reykjavik visit the area on a daily schedule along with other travellers with access to 4X4 vehicles. Some people made it in with regular cars but would have had a hard time with the roads for sure. We visted the area twice and after September 1, when many of the bus services stop, the area seemed a ghost town compared to a mere 3 weeks previously. It is the start of the Laugavegur trek as well which is documented in the video below.

Laguavegur Hike August 2010

Iceland Photoreel part 2

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Kirkjufell
Iceland

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 is an example of the 'photoreel' videos I've been working on : from Nepal in this case
Nepal Photoreel 2200 images in 11 minutes

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Phillip Island
Victoria

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.


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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:



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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

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Title in PS

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One of the problems about going to places that I've seen photographed a hundred times before, is that I always have in my head an idea of exactly which shot I want to get from a location that I've never actually even stood in.

In my experience, it's rare that nature conspires to give you exactly what you want, and quite often the location itself isn't quite what you expected (case in point, the famous trees in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany are right next to a major road with heavy trucks screaming by) and it's harder to compose the shot I want than I thought it would be.
So with places that are far away from home and require a holiday to get there, I end up compromising, making do with the conditions I get for the few days I'm there, and promising myself that "I'll come back one day and do it better"

So this shot of the Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye is the exception. It's one of the very few times that everything has come together perfectly, and I've seen the shot I've been carrying around with me in my head for a couple of years, materialise right infront of the camera.
The light sweeping across the landscape only lasted for a few seconds...but it was enough :-)

Pity the same thing didn't happen when I made the trek up the Old Man of Storr and out to Elgol beach. Oh well, I'll go back there one day and do them better......

Same morning and location as:



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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 | f13 | 17mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3

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The Photo

One of the first photography books I ever bought, and one that had a huge influence on my landscape photography, was Joe Cornish's "First Light". It's still one of my favourite books, and one I regularly flick through for inspiration.

On the cover of that book is a magical beach, rocks in a raging sea with harsh mountain peaks rising out of the water across the bay. I've wanted to visit the place pretty much since I first bought the book.

So when I was in Skye for 3 days recently, making the long trip around the south east of the island to get to Elgol ("Ealaghol" in the local Gaelic) beach was pretty high up on the list of things I wanted to do. It's a long trek to get there (especially considering we were staying in the northern most part of the island) but the journey is beautiful, and Elgol, with it's views across the water of the Cuillin mountains, is absolutely stunning.

Of course, I'd hoped for a beautiful blast from the last rays of the sun to pick out the mountain sides before sunset. I'd hoped for colourful clouds...but in the end I got neither. Thick cloud cover obscured the sun and removed any chance of colourful skies....but the place still has an incredible atmosphere, and there was no way I was going to leave without getting one shot that I was happy with.

I took 7 exposures that evening (I take far fewer shots now than I used to), and this was the very first.
Elgol, like many places in Skye and the Highlands, is pretty high up on my "Really have to get back there one day and try and shoot it better" list.

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Taken at Elgol Beach, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Hoya ND400 9 stop ND | Lee 0.6 2 stop hard grad |
30 secs | f11 | 17mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.

Also from Skye:



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A large format shot from last October that I almost forgot to post. Shot at the Stellisee with the classic view of the Matterhorn. Please look at the larger version.

Shot with my 4x5" Tachihara Field Camera on Velvia 50.

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Twin Falls

This is in the center of the gorge where every corners bears a new surprise. Shot from a shaky bridge with the tripod twisted between the treads to stabilize the image for a few seconds.

As usual this is a manual blend of several exposures.


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Location: Bärenschützklamm, Mixnitz, Austria [link]
Date: April 24th, 2010
Light Conditions: Cloudy
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm f/3.4
Focal Length: 35 mm
Shutter Speed: 0.3 sec, 1 sec, 1.6 sec
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100

Tripod: Feisol CT-3402
Tripod Head: Acratech Ultimate Ballhead

Filters: Hoya HD Circular Polarizer

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Dolomite Sunset Clouds

Day one in the Dolomites - the most dramatic moment shortly before we reached our target.

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Location: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Italy [link]
Date: October 01st, 2009
Light Conditions: Sunset
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm f/3.4
Focal Length: 50 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: 11
ISO: 50

Tripod: Feisol CT-3402
Tripod Head: Acratech Ultimate Ballhead

Filters: Hoya HD Circular Polarizer

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[Ecrins - FRANCE]
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[Vallon de Léoncel - FRANCE]
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[Alps - FRANCE]
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Hello!

Here is a picture taken last week in the french alps from the summit of Saulire in the valley of Meribel.
I liked how the way the sweet light illuminated the snowy mountains, under the dark clouds...

Canon 5DmkII - EF 70-200f4L

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The last light of a warm sunset at the summit of Mount Thabor in french alps... A great moment looking at these growing shadows over the cliffs... The night was clear and quite cold at 3178m high...

Canon EOS 5DmkII - EF 70-200f4
Xavier Jamonet
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Autumn colors on the summit called "The Lambs", a well known mountain in Ecrins National Park, french Alps.

Ecrins National Park, Alps, France


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After shooting sunrise in Deadvlei on this morning, I arrived at a flooded Tsaucheb river crossing where everyone was impatiently waiting for the water to subside. After about two hours of waiting I decided to head back to the 4x2 parking lot, have lunch and wait for afternoon light to arrive. I had my lunch, a nap, some coffee and I got back in the car and headed back to the dune 45 area. There were heavy rains fast approaching from the East, so I decided to scout these pans just outside the 4x2 parking lot for a bit. The sun broke through the clouds and illuminated the scene in warm afternoon light for about two minutes. I folded out the tripod, put the camera on and attached the filter system as fast as I could with hands shaking from excitement. I got this shot and as I tried to compose one closer to the ground the light was gone...

Tsaucheb Valley Dunes, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
No filters

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I doubt there is a landscape in Southern African that has been photographed as much as the trees of Deadvlei and if something has been photographed that much then I have no desire to photograph it.
Despite that, I found myself heading for deadvlei in January of 2011. Gate times at Sesriem aren't exactly accommodating towards photographers. They open 45-60 minutes before sunrise and then you have a 60 minute drive and a 20 minute walk to get to the dead trees...if you adhere to the speed limit within the park that is. If you don't then you can make it in time for first light on the Western Dunes, as we did on this morning. My two travel companions immediately started shooting the iconic trees, while I wandered further into the pan and found these water drainage patterns along the Eastern boundary. There were many patterns that resembled different shapes, but I liked this tree the most for it's symbolism of photographing a tree at deadvlei that no one had photographed before...

Deadvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

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After outdriving and shooting a monster stormcell in the Tsaucheb valley all afternoon, the storm headed Southwards into the dune sea just a few km short of the Sossusvlei 4x2 parking lot and I headed into the cracked pans to get ready for sunset. The magical recipe of geographical circumstances at Sossus did what I knew it would and the sun dipped in below the cloud cover briefly illuminating the dunes in blood-red light and painting a partial rainbow in the storm. I've experienced a lot of amazing sunsets in my life, but the location of this was one was just too good to be true and I all I could utter was a few laughs of disbelief.

Tsaucheb Valley Dunes, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

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Epic conditions at Triple Falls in Glacier National Park, Montana. Back home for a few weeks from extended trips. Many more images to come!!!
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Infinite Journey, Left Fork of North Creek, Zion National Park, Utah. Life is good in Utah so far this fall! I hiked the famous Subway on Thursday with perfect color, light and water flow. It was a long and strenuous day, over 9 miles of tough canyon hiking, and then in the water for over 5 hours shooting. It was worth the exhaustion. Did the Narrows this afternoon with Ian and Alex and will be going up again tomorrow with a few clients.
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Moonscape of sea stack and the Pacific Ocean about 20 minutes post sunset at Split Rock on Olympic's wild coast. The mood of the image reflects what I was feeling on this cold and stormy evening.
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Dark Point Little Gibber Beach - Myall Lakes National Park - New South Wales, Australia.

Magical conditions make for stunning photos, simple as that! This shot was one of the most rewarding images from my trip to the North Coast. An impalpable sunset from one of the most mind blowing locations I have visited so far in my photography career. The surreality of this landscape is simply amazing and very diverse. Don't let the rolling dunes fool you into thinking this is an outback desert scene. Myall Lakes National Park is massive! This park includes one of the state's largest coastal lake systems, as well as over 40 kilometres of beaches, giant sand dunes and areas of forest catchment. I cannot wait for my next visit and the chance to spend more time exploring the place.

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I'm sure you've all seen the film Jaws, so I'm sure you see the resemblance in this image.

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Here's a shot I forgot to post from a recent trip away to Forster in the Great Lake of NSW, Australia.

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