Our time spent around Lake Wakatipu was characterised by clear conditions which meant freezing mornings. This led to the marsh grasses freezing over and layers of mist over the water surfaces in the early morning. Charlotte was asleep on my back for the whole time we were out here but hopefully she took in some of the freshness of the whole experience from just being there Marianne was also out and about taking pictures which I will have to bug her to post here !
During our recent trip to New Zealand, I did one night of the Kepler Track and found myself at Shallow Bay on the shores of Lake Manapouri. Rising mists and light rained combined to give this rainbow over the lake itself. This seemed to last forever and was one of many great moments of our trip. This was an exposoure blend of three images done manually. I did take one with a big stopper but found the feel completely different without the ripples of water and sheen.
This shot was taken on an evening where the direct sunset was being obscured by smoke from bushfires. The result was a surreal glow for that evening. This rock shelf is home to a set of peculiar looking limestone rock formations and is a beautiful place for seascape photography providing the seas aren't too rough.
It's been almost two years! Two years since I posted here. I'm back!!!
This image was captured on the first evening of my recent trip exploring the desert landscape of the Colorado Plateau and Valley of Fire State Park. It's amazing to think that I woke up on the opposite side of the country on this morning and after a flight into Vegas and 400 miles of driving (the last 40 miles over extremely rough road) I was shooting amazing light in one of the most remote and wild landscapes in the southwest!
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The summer monsoon brings the most dramatic light and weather to the southwest. I climbed for over an hour deep into the dune field in order to find a pristine streach of sand with a view of the mountains and sky to the north. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colroado.
Alone watching one of the most incredible sunsets I've seen in years. This place became an instant favorite the moment I laid eyes on the tufa formations. I've seen so many images from here I knew I had to add it to my list of travels. I could spend weeks here photographing all there is around the lake and want to return for another few weeks. All within two days, I took some of my favorite images to date. I have heard that a sierra sunset is something to see once in your life, and I was lucky enough to get one within hours of my trip. This image was taken just a few yards from :thumb305033607: and shows a more traditional composition. My favorite part about this image, is that there is an active osprey nest on the tufa formation in the back and I was lucky enough to view them interacting with one another. Just wish I could have gotten a great shot of them over the tufas.
Mono lake, California.
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A lesson learned as to not leave when you think the light is over. It almost is never over. In this case, I waited out some boring light and saw the sky turn pink. I then saw the colors were reflected onto the surface of the water and shot the scene you see here. Using a polarizer really helped bring out the color, but also the rocks beneath the water.
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Crowfoot Mountain on Bow Lake at sunrise, Banff Canada
The sun is actually to my back in this view. This beautiful mountain is just over 10,000 ft and rises ~3700 ft above Bow Lake. You can't really see sunrise from this vantage point except for its effect on the surrounding mountains.
Wonder if the centered symmetry works here.
Canon 5DM2 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 20mm ISO100 1sec f/16 2-stop soft gradient
Thanks for having a look and for any comment or suggestions. Processed in LR4 and CS6 minimally.
This is a Velvia50 image of Durness Beach at sunrise in the northern highlands of Scotland. I like the lines of light here though it might be a bit bright for some. Just think of it as a light sandwich! This particular beach reminded me much of the beaches in Oregon especially around Ecola. This shot not in particular but I'll share others.
Pentax 67II Pentax 67 55-100mm 1.5 Stop HE Grad
Scanned with an Epson V750 with Silverfast software and Better Scanning height adjustable film holder with Anti-Newton ring glass.
Sunset glow on Ben Loyal as viewed from Lochan Hakel near Kyle of Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland
I just returned from an amazing two weeks in the Scottish Highlands. This image was taken a little before 10PM on a Transient Light Workshop with Ian Cameron in northern Scotland where we had six days of outstanding weather and light conditions.