Location: West marshes, Richmond, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Nikon 10-24mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.2 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 x RAW shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on:Facebook | Tumblr
Location: Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Nikon 10-24mm + Tiffen Polarizer Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.2 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 x RAW shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on:Facebook | Tumblr
The most "common" Garibaldi Lake view. I always get a photo of myself on the rock adjacent to the log
Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Nikon 10-24mm + Moose's Polarizer Processing: Photomatix Pro 4.2 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 RAW exposures. Follow me on Facebook:WestCoastScapes
This was taken during a wonderful sunrise in early january. The golden morning light was delicious and the wave forms in the landscape were pretty interesting, as well as the wave forms in the sea of mist away.
An image from a recent trip in the local woods. Autumn is approaching and we had a night of rain, followed by a heavy fog in the morning.. I love the atmosphere it gives, quite perfect to capture this old ruin in a mossy forest.
This shot was taken yesterday's morning in a magnificient valley.
We planned this trip just the day before as we knew there could be fog and cirrus clouds at sunrise time... indeed there was a sea of mist, and the cirrus clouds made a wonderful glowing light at dawn which tinted the mist, while the land was still dark. A magic moment spent in a preserved wild landscape.
Regardless of what a lot of photographers say, there is a great deal of "luck" involved with getting a photo. I am not really sure if there is any greater luck than the weather itself. I only have control over my camera, things like fstop, exposure, shutter speeds, lenses, filters, deciding when to click the shutter. Often times I am presented with skies which are completely cloudless when I wanted clouds for instance and every once in awhile mother nature gives me something to where I am literally screaming at the sky in excitement.
Fog in Colorado is a very uncommon thing and for this, I just happened to pick the right place to have as a meeting point for the first day of our annual "Fall In Colorado Photo Meetup" this past Friday; the shores of Lake Estes in Estes Park. We were presented with a scene that was almost unworldly at times with the rising sun backlighting the fog and creating an almost surreal glow about it. I just wish we had weather like this a great deal more often! The title of the piece...it's breast cancer awareness month and the colors seemed to fit that quite well. ---John.
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Sunset 9/1/2012 I just got word that Shutterbug magazine will be featuring this photo. It was also just featured in the "Caffeinated Photographers" facebook group top photos of August 27-September 2nd.
Autumn begins to approach on the first day of September at St. Vrain State Park in Lingmont Colorado as the trees start to slowly turn colors creating a gorgeous scene at sunset against the twin sister peaks of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. The light was utterly surreal against the storm clouds and Verga (rain which evaporates before hitting the ground) For this photograph I decided to use a Minolta 70-2100mm F4 lens backed up by a circular polarizer and Tobacco Grad ND to hold back the sky. It was also photographed using my Sony A550's ability to shoot HDR in camera to make sure I would get the subtle detail in the foreground with the highlights and darks. Fall is now officially in the air and I am loving it! ---John.
Featured on the 10 TOP Google+ Photos for December 9 on PhotoExtract.com at #1 [link]
This Fall, my meetup group was treated to a spectacular morning along the shores of Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado. As the sun started to rise, the clouds broke giving away to fresh snow covered peaks as they reflected the color. You add in the sounds of the Elk bugling and fog lifting and you have something which I think a lot of photographers would call “perfection” as far as conditions go. The famous Stanley Hotel (made famous by Stephen King’s “The Shining”) stands tall in the background. —-John.
This image was taken on the second morning of our trip down the Mid North Coast to Forster. Unfortunately the conditions for this trip weren't as I hoped, but I managed to capture this stunning burst of sunrise colour. This is a 200 second exposure just as the sun kissed the horizon and rose above the clouds. I think this is probably the best shot from the trip. Fingers crossed next visit will reward me with more surreal conditions like this.
1/1/2013 - My first seascape photo outing in forever, it's been well over 4 months since I took any coastal photos. It sure as hell felt great to get back out there doing what I first fell in love with when I picked up the camera. Emerald Beach - Mid North Coast - New South Wales, Australia.
The walk up to Mount Roy from Lake Wanaka takes you more than 1km straight up along a 4WD track initially, then a steep and narrow ridgeline. The weather was very kind that evening for the walk down after dusk but well worth the view, the blisters and the takeout dinner afterward ! Lake Wanaka meanders off into the distance framed by the town of Wanaka on the right and Mount Aspiring National Park on the left. One of many memorable moments from our now distaant trip to New Zealand in May.
This was one of my most favourite scenes from the trip to New Zealand earlier this year. Having woken up and done our morning routine with Charlotte, we packed her up tight and snug on my back where she soon fell asleep and missed this beautiful dawn which transitioned from pink to gold to misty frost beauty. Glenorchy Lagoon is a must see for any landscape photographer visiting New Zealand on a limited schedule.
Creepy noises in the dark, the occasional braying and scuttling of sheep, the sound of wind whistling across the fields and stars, stars as far I could see. For an hour, I had these haystacks alone to myself, my imagination and it was a question of how to record these senses into one image. This is the result of 14 vertical stitched images to encompass the very high milky way at the time of shooting. I hope you feel the sentiment! (ps. this is a redo from the facebook posted image which was done as a very small version on the fly where I completely overdid the stars)
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.