The first snows had fallen in the mountains and the autumn colors down the valley were at their peak, creating a great color contrast with the blue sky... At the end of the valley stands proudly the mount Olan, with its 3500m. Despite the cloudless sky, the beautiful colors and the snow in mountains allowed me to realize some pictures that couldn't be done in another place in my country. It was a very good experience to be in such a place at this precious time of the year!
I finally had chance to get out for some proper Autumn photography in my local area. I had staked this patch of aspens previously and returned in the morning for what I hoped would be a memorable sunrise.
As often happens with nature photography great light is coupled with foul weather. This scene was a calm and relaxing prelude to the oncoming storm that blew up and over this exposed ridge. To hear more about that read the story with this photo: [link]
Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah.
Canon 5D. 17-40 L. CPL. 3SS and 2HS GND filter's stacked.
A big and dangerous-looking thunderstorm cell is approaching the Saxon Switzerland on a summer day. It has already started to rain at the horizon, while the Falkenstein Mountain in the foreground of the photo still bathes in warm setting sunlight.
An image from earlier this year on a wild winter morning where the tide was high and the clouds ominous. In the distance, the bottom of a crimson rainbow shone opposite the sunrise. One of the most spectacular dawns I've seen at one of my favourite coastal locations close to home. I hope once baby settles down, I'll be able to head out to the coast again as you never know what you're going to get even at a location you know like the back of your hand.
Another composition from the remarkable location of Elgol in the south of Skye. We visited this area for an evening and morning shoot and were blessed with good weather (though the previous three days were spent wandering around in murky fog and rain!). The Black Cuillins are a fantastic backdrop to a rugged coastline that provides opportunity for endless different compositions. Despite the popularity of this location, there isn't really a 'the shot' of this spot and that's a testament to the coast itself.
Oh, and I think this might be last post as before baby arrives
During the last days of our trip to Scotland last year, we based ourselves at Ullapool SYHA. After a day shooting around the Lochinver area (Old man of Stoer), we had planned to shoot sunset on Loch Assynt with Ardvreck Castle being the primary interest. As it turned out, the late afternoon rain turned into a golden sunset resulting in this amazing rainbow of which I have posted one previous image. ( I ended up snapping quite a few from this spot due to the duration and intensity of the rainbow). This one suffers from jpeg compression more so that the others for some reason but I like its composition more than the dead central one I think.
After a hard day of working on the trail up to Bishop Pass I decided to go up to the top of the pass for sunset.
This photo was taken at about 12,000 feet looking down into the Bishop Creek drainage. The lakes from closest to background are Bishop Lake, Saddlerock Lake, and Long Lake. On the right you can see Chocolate Peak and in the background is Mt. Humphreys and Mt. Tom and in the far background you can see the Glass Mountains.
A storm moving over the Sierra at North Lake during fall. Seconds after this photo was taken it started to snow on me. It continued to storm for the next two days and dropped about 8 inches of snow here in the beggining of October. Stay tuned for the sunrise photo two mornings later.
While the amount of flowers was exhilarating, the number of insects was highly disturbing
Location: Whistler Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW shot with AEB +1.5 EV, 0, -1.5 EV exposures.
The daisy is the great dissident amongst the throngs of ... does anyone know what these flowers are called? I almost wiped out getting to this spot from the impromptu trail because I was so excited. The amazing thing is that there are two more lakes just behind that forest, but they are not visible from this flowery spot. I'll post a photo from a spot where all three lakes line up perfectly into the distance
I'd be hiding just behind the tree line on the mountain visible from here -
Location: Upper Lake, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Processing: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.