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Photography allows to capture timeless pictures but such scenes only last a few minutes, and each one is very unique. The most interesting ones amongst infinite combination of lighting, clouds, perspective and composition, are definitely very precious moments.
Sunrise, vallée de l'Impradine, Cantal, France.
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Frosty path along the North shore. Crunch crunch crunch..
Location: Garibaldi Lake, 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 RAWs shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
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Location: Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-210mm. Technique: Pano stitch from 12 RAW photos. Then processed with Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
Sunrise illuminated the road, and warmed everything up. My photos are usually all about water, so I'm trying something new here.
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAWs shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
The cloud display was kind of perfect, the light was delicious and the landscape was very beautiful with those first autumn colors on the ground... A great moment spent on the edge of a sleeping volcano.
The best sunset I've seen during my trip in the french Alps. The land was in the shadow and the clouds had strong weird red colors, reflecting on the ground a strange light... I liked the silhouette of the mountains away, like dark giant figures... all that created a very strange and dark atmosphere.
Col du Noyer, France
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A picturesque sunrise above the Alps with view of the Grat Mountain between Diepen and Rophaien. The grass on the mountain slopes appears very soft in the morning light. The contrast between light and shadow accentuates the curved slopes of the Grat very nicely.
Picturesque mountain region at the edge of the ‘Picos de Europa’ National Park in northern Spain. The photograph shows the mountain stream ‘Rio Deva’ from above and below the water surface at one of its many rapids in the sunset light.
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
This is a picture of the night of the 5th march 2011... A night spent under the stars on the summit of the Brevent in the Chamonix valley in french Alps... We were front of the Mont Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps, an amazing scenery. The mountains remains enlighted by the lights of the town in the valley, giving a really particular athmosphere. The sky was amazingly clear, only the summit of the Mont Blanc was clouds covered.
A great remember
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40 - tripod - 30sec @ f4 and 1600iso - headlight for the tent lighting
This is a picture from my last trip in Patagonia... We were here in the deep valley of Rio Electrico, near the roofs of mount Fitz Roy. We were planning to reach the circo de Los Altares on the Hielo Continental icefield.
This morning we ad an amazing sunrise on this place called "La Playita", on the shore of Lago Electrico. The weather was amazingly quite, with no wind. Some really rare conditions in this area. These conditions offered us a great reflection of the Fitz Roy peak, in the morning glow...
These mountains are really different from what we know in France with the Alps... they're really impressive and I'll keep great remembers of this trip.
Fitz Roy area, Patagonia, Argentina
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 16-35f2.8 L - Lee nd grad filter
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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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We seldom get electric storms in the Western Cape, but usually on a few abnormally hot days in summer the big mushroom clouds form over the Cape mountains. On this day in January I decided to give chase and ended up somewhere between Touwsrivier and Calvinia. While there isn't a gallery for this specific area on my map, it's closest to the boland area.
5D II Zeiss 18mm Composite of 3x 30s exposures for more lightning
Somewhere between Touwsrivier and Calvinia, South Africa
I got a chance to visit Yosemite last weekends. The last light over El Capitan was great. I did some manipulation to add fog and Bridalveil Fall shots that I took back in 2010 in the evening in December to fulfill the scene.
P.S. I didn't get the firefall shot. There was almost no flow on the horsetail when I was there.
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.
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.
So much to see and name in this photo. The web version really doesnt do the details justice. Looking into my hometown of Bishop. You can also see from left to right Mt. Haeckle, Darwin, Emerson, Humphreys, Basin, Tom. You can also see the Owens River on the right.