a fall that has been on my list for quite some time was finally crossed off as traveled to a couple weekends ago. the view from the final approach to the amazing Falls Creek Falls near Carson, WA in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest.
The Dark Hedges, Co Antrim, N. Ireland An interesting attraction is the Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees south of Ballycastle near Armoy. Ballypatrick Forest lies on the Ballycastle to Cushendall road and has a number of view points, walks, a scenic drive, and picnic areas
Last september in Iceland, we spent a night under a magical sky in a totally desertic area. Maybe the most amazing night I spent in a wild place, with these green lights always changing and falling over us in sweet movements. The show lasted well into the night, and we had many time to take some photographs. One of the dream of the nature photographer, and one of my dreams.
I have very few shots of Tunnels Beach and so I set out to capture sunrise over the next 3 days, timed for low tide. Of course I woke up to rain, as is typical on Kauai, but this was a bit more consistent for July. Heading out anyway I got to my location and waited...and waited. Sunrise came without any real fanfare but I knew it was rainbow conditions if the clouds broke. After standing in the on and off rain for over an hour the sky brightened and this brilliant rainbow arched across the landscape. Now to go back and try and get a full reflection! From this morning (7/29/12).
I took this shot just south of Kiama. I saw this rainbow in the car on the way to the beach. (I always seem to be in the car when a rainbow appears) It stayed for a little while then disappeared of course as soon as I pulled up. Luckily it gave me a second chance about 20 minutes later
We hoped to grab an evening shot of Cathedral Rock silhouetted by the sunset (which had been magnificent the past two days) but failed to do our research and ended up on the west side of the park with the sun blocked by clouds and quickly retreating to the horizon. As we hiked in and set up for a couple uninspired shots, the rain came.
Dashing back toward the cars, I kept an eye out for rainbows, common occurrences in Sedona, especially during the monsoon season. As luck would have it, the sun broke through the overcast haze and projected a giant double rainbow right over Cathedral Rock. ~raiyneofgailin dashed back to our previous location for some shots while I decided to wade across a knee deep river and set up shop on some dry rocks in the middle of its waters.
After slipping several times (with all my gear), I set up the tripod and fired off a few frames just before the rainbow faded. Shortly afterward, the rain turned into a downpour, soaking my equipment and myself. I managed to lose my 24-70 lens hood in the disorganized retreat, but I feel it was worth this beautiful image.
You wanna hear about the deal I'm makin'? And if I only could Make a deal with God And get him to swap our places Be running up that road Be running up that hill... Placebo - Running Up That Hill _________________________________________________________________ Respect copyright! None of my work may be reproduced, published, used as stock or used in any other way without my permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.
I've checked the NG page today and is all about Great Migrations. I remembered that I have some shots taken with my old camera... So I'm going to upload them in a short series... I. wildebeest on the African plains II. [link] III. [link] IV. [link] V. [link]
Winter - in the eleventh month Snow falls thick and fast. A thousand mountains, one color. Men of this world passing this way are few. Dense grass conceals the door. All night in silence, a few woodchips burn slowly As I read the poems of the ancients. -- Ryokan, 18th Century, C.E.
A warm sunset at a smelly pond. Cleaned it up a little, not the pond, only the photo.
Nikon D200 Sigma 10-20mm EX HSM lens Hitech Grad ND filter 5 exposures
I took this on a shorter two day tramp around Mount Somers in the Canterbury foothills. This was the sunrise the morning after Winter Blues and the fog from the night before was still hanging around at sunrise and lit up beautifully, especially as it hugged the native New Zealand bush.
 A stitch of 5 vertical shots with a very tough exposure shooting into direct sunlight. The lack of my panoramic tripod head meaning I had to deal with a lot of parallax errors, but Im happy with the end result, and I can assure you that the colours were just as amazing to the eye!
Landmannalaugar, Iceland Marianne and I can't wait until our next field trip to North Island with the kids in October this year. Hopefully we'll be able to combine family activity with some landscape photography in between. This picture reminds me of the places we won't be going with kids for some time. At the time, we had been trying to take pictures in the blowing gale and ended up having to strategically park the car so that we could take shelter from the wind in the lee of the car while shooting a few frames off at this rapidly shifting light (from left to right of image)[Prints and Tutorials][Facebook][500px][Flickr]
Some will remember the shots i took there in summer. I have been waiting for this time of the year to do photoshooting there again. Now the place got much more beautiful than it already was. Water level dropped like half a meter compared to springtime and many more rocks are showing covered with leafs
A summer sunrise over a field of poppies just beginning to catch the first rays of light of the day. Taken at 5am the same morning as my previous upload 'Glowing Poppies' (which was taken an hour and a quarter later in case you were wondering.)
This is one of those images that looked pretty good 'au naturel', and it was a bit of a dilemma whether to just leave it be or go with a more 'artistic' interpretation... weighing it up in the end I felt a darker approach really helped convey the mood of the moment and bring out the glow of the first light of the day. Thoughts welcome as always!
Rediscovering some acoustic Soulfly while processing this, soo chill! [link]
We set out early in the morning to make our way to the Olympic Peninsula for a day of waterfalls, Forks, and sunset at 2nd Beach.
I made *blyndspy pull over because the trees looked so pretty as we were driving through the morning fog. He pulled off and followed a dirt road for a bit until we came to this spot. We were both so intent on shooting the fog and trees that it didn't dawn on either of us that we were going to be treated to a beautiful sunrise over the distant Cascade Mountains. This is one of the later shots, after the sun rose and started beaming through the trees.
Those accidental or surprise sunrise/sunsets are always the best.
And you all know me well enough to know that sunbeams + fog = happy LeeAnne.
There are times when photographing that I get lucky and the light and the whole scene just comes together...lucky to be standing witnessing that most people either pay no attention to at all or are to busy inside their homes to notice. Such was this scene at the Sunflower fields here on Colorado. Photographed at sunset, there was some outflow going on from a storm over the mountains and as it flowed eastward it created what is known as "verga" (rain that dissipates before hitting the ground) setting up an incredible sunset with some crazy dynamic range. The dynamic range was so insane that I actually had to use my Sony a550s in camera HDR set to +2.5 combined with a 2 stop GND and CPL to get it all. I also decided to capture it using a panorama setting.
Yeah it was a productive year for Sunflowers! I hope you all enjoy it