In honor of the white blanket of snow outside my window, I thought I'd post one from a more tropical place and time. Taken a few springs ago on the Volcanic shoreline of Costa Rica. I was experimenting with my 8 stop ND filter at the time. The reason for the blurred look in the clouds and water is that this is a 30 second exposure.
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The cloud's stole the show, this is probably the best light show I've seen yet this year. The entire horizon was lit up w some intense light. This required a 4 shot stitch to get all the best light in the image. 
A brook carrying crystal-clear water runs through a mountain pasture that offers a panoramic view over the famous mountain peaks of the Bernese Oberland. Starting from left to right, the photo shows the last bit of daylight casting a fiery red glow on the mountain peaks Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Breath-taking sunset light above the Crozon Penisula on an unsettled day in April. The peninsula is constantly exposed to extreme weather conditions because of its geographical position at the west end of France. In the photo’s background: the Island Pointe de Penhir.
Spring 2012 Crozon, France
After spending 3 weeks shooting in northern france I released the results on my website. I'll upload them here on DA during the next days.
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Ever so slightly the morning sunlight caresses the famous Castle Mountain. Thousands of feet below the Bow River rushes by. Along its shores the ice is growing after 2 days of snow and -26C tempertures.
Taking a different way to the waters edge, my timing was perfect. I was able to get a few shots just when the colors were at their peak. The warm colors made the water look deceivingly warm, but I wasn't about to test it.
I focused on this rock under the water, allowing my nd grad to subdue the sky while maintaining the reflection.
On a side note, the colors were so vibrant, I actually reduced the saturation and vibrancy. Quite a bit might I add.
Just before work ends, I glance at the sky. I see if the clouds look like they are gonna show some light, and if I'll get lucky or not with a photo op.
Well, for the second night in a row, the sky looked like it was about to unleash a flurry of colors, however. After work ended, I needed to help my sister-in-law out for a bit with some moving. So, in a mad dash I did my chores with just enough time to go grab my gear.
Right when the early signs of color started to dance on the clouds, I was finding a new spot with all new sites along Horsetooth.
Just enough spare time to give me a chance to capture the beauty.
Another terrific sunset at the nearby Horsetooth Reservoir. On this visit, the water was at its highest point of the summer. So this time I tried a new location and noticed this spot along the waters edge. Wading into the water up to my waste, I positioned the camera for a nice sweeping panorama to capture everything. Then began the waiting game.
Once the sun began to spit out the evening colors, I began to shoot. Dragging out the exposure allowed for the water to smooth over into a nice foggy waterline. It also made the boaters invisible.
This is another image taken from Petrel Cove on a beautiful humid and sultry Christmas dawn. To welcome in the new year. I thought I'd post something vibrant Thank you to everyone here who has continued to support by viewing and commenting on my work. It has been a real pleasure and great to know that these morning trips on weekends have been providing a source of pleasure to someone other than myself !
This was a picture taken just before dawn on a memorable morning at Hanson Bay on the South coast of Kangaroo Island. The morning started off with thick fog which eventually lifted. The clouds were grey and gradually lit crimson while the sea spray and fog also lifted. All the while, shadows across the dunes were a striking feature of the foreground.
St Helens is the major centre nearest to the Bay of Fires Conservation area in Tasmania's Northeast. A few minutes out of town on the way to Binalong Bay (the southernmost part of the Bay of Fires), the waters of Moulting Bay were still for each of the dawns we were in the area. An old wonky jetty still stands there and is home to the many gulls in the area. It was a peaceful morning which started grey but suddenly lit for a glorious 5-10 minutes.
Another evening on the same beach at Crozon Island. To achieve this blending I have used 3 different exposures, assembled manually This day the tied was exactly like I expected.. perfect to capture the waves in those lines of rocks Phil
The story of this image. In fact it is the ark at the extreme headland of Dinan on the Crozon Island. If you want one day to get on the pebbles at the foot of this ark you will need to walk over the ark and get the little way which goes to the beach.. For sure you need to go at low tide cause it is not accessible. To get on the beach you will need to fall around 2 meters.. cause there is no step!