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My experience with some EPIC light at Nugget Point.

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Water freezes to the edge of this northern lake. Then the water level falls, causing the ice to be suspended in air. The cycle repeats, leaving the icicles hanging and fragile.

I cannot touch the ice or my photo will fracture. Like a cat, I sneak out on all fours, balancing on needle rocks that puncture my jacket. Elbows cut, down feathers escape from my sleeves.

The aurora starts as a single jade beam in the north, hanging across the sky, immobile, alien.

The beam, as a conductor, commands stillness. Slowly, it separates into two - the conductor raises his arms. He taps the podium - a shudder, a ripple traces the beam and my spine.

Two more beams now. Texture forms as a constant undulation with the conductor’s building movements.

Then, abruptly, the Maestro throws his arms wide and the beam explodes, covering the sky. Greens writhe and coil; purple licks the edges. Whirlpools tumble overhead. The souls of the mountain gods flame on the horizon.

The aurora fractures as diamonds through breeze-blown tears. I am sad I cannot see the whole sky at once.

Technique: To shoot the foreground in this low light, I took eleven 30 second exposures @ 2.8 iso 1000, all focused at different points to achieve full depth. Then I shot the sky at 6 seconds at iso 4000. I shot the sky faster to retain texture in the aurora.
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Silhouette shot of a Giraffe in Mara
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A personal favorite of mine from many years ago. I captured this scene in 2008 on an amazing spring day along the False Bay coastline. I had just returned from a 3 day trip to the Cedarberg and I was absolutely exhausted. The clouds looked amazing over False Bay so I headed out to a spot I had scouted a few weeks earlier. The light played along and it turned out to be an amazing sunset.

Unluckily I was still shooting with a 40D and a Sigma 10-20mm so despite it being perfectly in focus, there's little detail for printing compared to a full frame image.

False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Icy winter mist shrouds the scenery of the Overberg in mystery as the rising sun paints a soft purple above the canola fields.

Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, Lee 0.9 soft grad, ISO100, f/14, 0.5s

Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

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Another one different angle
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Morning in the Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa
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Even if the sun is not present any more in the sky, his lights reflect on the distant high altitude clouds, providing this very particular and enchanting lighting for a few instants. To complete the scene, the sky displays an interesting variety of colors from blue to orange going through cyan, pink and yellow. This photo was taken in the " Monts-Dore " mountains, France.

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Arriving at night, the conditions that greeted us on our first morning in Inverpolly/Assynt certainly weren't welcoming but there was plenty of drama. The prevalent rock type of the area is Torridonian sandstone, it formed more than a billion years ago.
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Taken in the middle of the winter in the finnish lapland. I had sleeped outside with my tent to capture this shot (btw, these are trees covered by snow and ice!)
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Arthuan is the celtic word for the winter solstice, the time of change and renewal. The time of awakening.

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Myself and :iconshem-inja: just got back from a 5 day trip to the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. The weather was mostly overcast, but it produced some dramatic conditions. This is the world's 3rd largest canyon after the Grand Canyon in the U.S and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

I leave on Friday for the Kalahari and the plan was supposed to be Kalahari-Richtersveld-Namibia, but there has been an abnormal amount of rain in the Nam so I'm skipping the Richtersveld and going directly to Namibia!

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Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

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This lone rock looked a random tile taken out of the rock shelf. Some alternative processing

Dwesa Nature Reserve. Wild Coast, South Africa

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The Sentinel is the rock butress furthest in the frame and one of the prominent peaks of the Drakensberg, seen here in dawn light.

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Drakensberg, South Africa

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I took this on christmas eve right in front of the family house in Jeffreys Bay. Words can't describe how stuffed I was. I put the tripod in the water line and just stood in that one place, shooting the whole sunset and trying to figure out why I had 3 servings of trifle.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

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"Colossus" | Madeira Island, Ribeira da Janela

Against all odds, resisting through the passagem of time. Resilience in Nature...

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This is another fantastic place in Madeira Island, called Ribeira da Janela, where a water course descends from the mountains and ends right here. This has created a unique pebble beach, which is adorned by two gigantic rock formations that persistently resist the strength of the waves. I went to this place on my 2nd day in Madeira, but light conditions were far from good. As I couldn't let this one pass, I returned there two days later, and it payed up.

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Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f9.5
ISO: 100
Tripod, remote shutter
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7 stop ProStop IRND filter (Hitech), 4 stop soft ND Grad (Hitech)
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a beautiful view of the sunset in Santorini, Greece

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This is one of my favorite vantage points in all of Colorado. Even though this view is seen directly from the road leading into Great Sand Dunes National Park, it is a shot that has eluded me for many years. I've spent many sunsets at this exact spot, but have never come away with exactly what I wanted. What I love about this scene is the contrast between the jagged peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the soft lines and warm colors of the dunes below. On this particular spring evening, I wasn't even expecting to get a photo from this location because the mountains were completely socked in with clouds. As always, I decided to stick around and see what happened, because you never know when mother nature is going to give you a gift. After a bit of waiting, the weather started to move eastward past the dunes. The mountains were first to appear and I was delighted to see a fresh dusting of snow capping the high peaks. A heavy rain storm moved across the dunefield, and like a curtain, unveiled the entire scene. Finally I got the image I've wanted of one of my favorite views.


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Murphy's Haystacks
South Australia

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)

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By a cold winter day, we were walking at sunset on the "Géant" Glacier, in Mont-Blanc mountains, french alps...
The summit in the far, is the Dent du Géant (litteraly the Giant's Tooth ^^), a 4013m peak...


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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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Port Willunga
South Australia

Sometimes, when you drive out in hope of a good dawn in the darkness, you just get lucky. This morning was one of those days when grey skies lit up for a few minutes including a very truncated rainbow in the distance. On a cold wet winter morning, I had this place all to myself to appreciate and it reminded me that no matter how many times you visit the same spot , it is never the same! It probably takes some imagination to see a dragon churning the waters but I think I can see one :P

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Great Falls National Park, VA. This is a location along the Potomac I have been waiting to capture for many years. Finally got the right combination of water level, clouds and light to make it happen. Taken on Sunday morning at sunrise.
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I know this shot is very similar in composition to one of my other recent uploads, however slightly different processing on this one. I decided to upload both to get your opinions, to find out which would be most popular among the public.

I also forgot to mention the story behind this photo. I was shooting long exposures obviously when I felt this sudden burning feeling around my leg, I looked down and to my surprise were 7 bluebottle jellyfish stinging the hell out of my leg. I basically had two choices, either keep shooting and deal with the pain, or call it quits and miss the photos I have been wanting to get for a long time. I chose option A, and I'm very glad I stuck this one out. Anyway, that explains the title of this image. Hope you enjoy it, as much as I didn't enjoy taking it :giggle:

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Same location as 'Surreal Wonderland' [link] except this time a shorter exposure during twilight. The colours were too good not to post.

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Appearance of Light

First day of winter by the beach

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Location: Røsholmstranda, Norway
Date: November 11th, 2007
Light Conditions: Sunny
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
Focal Length: 17 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --

Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec, 1/30 sec
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 100

Panorama: --
Tonemapping: --

Tripod: Manfrotto 055PROB
Tripod Head: Manfrotto 488RC2

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- Cokin Z-Pro Z121S ND Grad (ND8)

Winter came today.

Driving in horrifyingly slippery conditions was a test, but I arrived at the beach and started looking around. I was really drawn to the early thin layer of ice which reflected the light beautifully. All those textures just lighting up.

I set up at this particular location and waited for the sun to get low. Thankfully, there was an open slit in the clouds that allowed the "sunstar" to appear.

Cloned out a flare in this one. Adjusted barrel distortion as best as possible. Selective curves adjustment. Vibrance and clarity increase. Saturation gain. Sharpened for web.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this is a two shot blend using this technique with a 1/10 second and a 1/30 second exposure (for the sky). EXIF info shows the slowest exposure.

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Spring is approaching. Shirt and short weather. Felt so good to be out shooting again, drenched and covered in sand. This was taken just after a spectacular sunset. Those shots yet to come.

Third Headland - Urunga - NSW, Australia.

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Taken in South Africa Arniston
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This was taken at Whale Beach on Sydneys north shore. Its a blend of 2 images - 1 for the Sky and 1 for the foreground. Its one of my favourite shots.

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This was captured a couple of years ago at the lovely Turimetta Beach. I got down nice and low against the side of the rock to the right in order to capture those fantastic sand patterns. I didnt mind the sky was slightly blown out as I felt it added something to the shot.

Single Exposure
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ISO200
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Cokin 'P' GND8
Canon 400d
Canon 10-22mm

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Re-Process and a whole hundred pixels bigger!




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Is it real?

Yes. 

There are two versions of this photo. One that is longer and this one. I THOUGHT they were the same photo but apparently they are not. Either only the long one is a stitch, or they both are (I usually do 2-3 sweeps, especially for night time panoramas) and I suspect different software parameters partly played a role in the difference (I may have stitched only 2-3 images for one and 3-5 for the other. Maybe when I dig deep enough into my photo backups I will uncover the exact truth, because the truth right now is I just don't know!

I used a tripod and cable release. The EXIF data is missing because I now tend to save in .PNG format for web. If you have any questions about the processing or shooting techniques used here, ask!

The other version is now posted. I will link it here eventually. The NR is a little strong on the other version which partly contributes to the difference but you can see big differences between the two especially in some of the aurora shapes. 

Where is this?

About 40km from a small town called Fort Smith near the Alberta/Northwest Territories border. The waterscape is a bend of the gargantuan Slave River (a mile across on average), which runs from mid Alberta all the way into the Great Slave Lake.

The water empties from the Slave Lake and becomes the Mackenzie River, feeding into more separate lakes and rivers and underground waterways than you might imagine. Most of Canada's water, and a large portion of the worlds fresh water, can be found in this region and Canada's north in general. The Mackenzie continues northward, where it empties out into the Arctic Ocean.

The waterscape is not an ocean =P A few have made the mistake of thinking the shapes near the shore are waves. If you look closely you can see cracks in the "waves." It is just irregular shapes created on the spring ice because our melt takes several months.

Are there really that many (viewable) stars where I live in the night sky?

Technically, for the most part, yes. This photo is by my estimate effectively one stop brighter than visible with the naked eye. In complete darkness (in the absence of light from the blue spectrum), a protien called rhodopsin begins to accumulate in the rods of your eye, put simply. After about 40 minutes it reaches its peak and could be compared to raising the ISO sensitivity of a camera. This process is called dark adapting your eyes.

Combined with fully dilated pupils, the swath of the milky way and thousands of stars are visible. It is absolutely, insanely beautiful. I have been fascinated with it since I was young. I can't wait to buy a deep sky telescope.
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Wind spiraled around this cirque while the lake froze, trapping waves at their crest.

The ice was only about 2 inches thick, but my friend assured me that it was enough to hold us. I wasn't so sure though when pings and other noises like sonar started echoing under us. Then my friend slipped and cracked the ice and his head. Luckily, the ice didn't give!

This is a composite of 7 f 2.8 exposures. Like my previous aurora image, this is one exposure for the aurora and mountains and 6 at different focal points for the foreground blended in post.

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