A crescent Moon and Venus framed by the Milky Way. 9th of October, 2013. Canon 5DMkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 1600, 30 seconds, 10 image panorama.
Apologies for the lack of new images from me in recent weeks. I have had a few minor health issues lately and I have been going backwards and forwards to the doctors three times a week. So unfortunately the locations and images I had planned to shoot have had to be postponed for a while. Good news is I am on the mend and weather permitting I will soon be back out showing you all the beauty of the night sky that surrounds us all.
After numerous arduous hikes during the last 4 weeks I'm proud to present a lot of new work. I traveled through the Eastern Alps: from Switzerland to South Tyrol and the Dolomites to Slovenia. I'll upload them here on DA during the next days. Part two of my Alp series 2012 contains the images from northern Italy. Where I shot the Stelvio National Park and the UNESCCO World Heritage Site Dolomites. At the middle of October the autumn was on it's peak and after some heavy snowfall till the valleys the landscape presents winterly. English descriptions and more shoots will follow soon!
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_______Tech Info Pentax K20D Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/5,6 Shutter Speed: 60s ISO-Value: 100 Focal Length: 14mm Filters: None Time: 4:30am
_____Random Info This is one of the many yet unprocessed shots from my trip to the Alps with SvenMueller last summer. I took quite a few different compositions of Lac de Chesery and still haven't gotten around to edit all of them. This is probably the earliest shot that I've done even before the Alpenglow set in and the mountain range was barely visible. Thanks to the 1 minute exposure though it looks very nice and tranquil even though it also resulted in some visible noise for I shot without noise reduction in order not to lose any time in between shots. It's also one of the rather dark exposures but I just like it that way because it still have some resemblance to the actual gloom which hung on the south side of the Aiguilles Rouge.
It was a blast standing there eating some chocolate cookies for breakfast while waiting for the different exposures to finish.
Most people around the world view the Canadian prairies as a vast, flat, uninteresting, windswept terrain. But this is far from the reality. The prairies hold a spirit within them that is not present in any other place in our world. Indeed many parts of the prairie are flat, and produce some very high yields. But that is not the only or entire picture of this land.
In the last few days, I have had the pleasure of traveling though the southern part of Saskatchewan along highway 18 (and I use the term "highway" very loosely because at times, this route is not for the faint of heart). The vistas were breathtaking. We had the joy of walking on a prairie that is virtually untouched (except for grazing) and we were able to feel the power of this place in the wind and weather. We watched a storm approach and overtake a prairie ghost town, and had to run for shelter as the hail beat the ground. We felt the heat and and the ever present wind.
This picture is presented to demonstrate the difference of what the prairie really is, from what it is assumed to be. it is not just fields of wheat, it as also a sacred land with deep folds and convolutions that hold deep meanings.
In the next while I will post some of the images from this excursion. many of them will be similar to the ones I have posted before, but there is and always will be a fundamental difference in the power and spirit that I felt while in these lands.
This panorama was taken on an evening where the milky way was very low in the sky. I ended up having to change position because of the cloud blowing in over the western horizon but managed to get a series of shots before the weather blew in . It's a panorama of 8 horizontals stitched together. Lake Bonney would be a superb place for further night photography particularly if the waters were dead still.
The day this photo was taken was the anniversary of when we spread my fathers ashes at this location. I wanted to go up and just be with him for a bit, taking my camera I thought it would be nice to share the evening with the rest of family.
The evening was perfect. I like to think that Dad wanted to share the beauty of his resting place with me.
This ones for you Dad
Taken with Canon 550D. I have also just got my hands on a Tamron 10-24mm lens. A lot to learn but I love it.
Here is my (a bit early) christmas present for you. DeviantArt is an inspiration to me every single day. From a photographic standpoint: I wouldn't be where i am without dA. I'm gonna be offline for the next few days and spend time with my family, really looking forward for that. I wish happy christmas to all of you.
Dylan and I recently came back from a 3-week trip to New Zealand's South Island. It was our first real holiday since Charlotte arrived and we were quite looking forward to it. I was a bit nervous about travelling with an 8-month old baby, but she turned out to be absolutely fantastic as we dragged her out for sunrise and sunset almost everyday.
On this night Dylan was not with us as he did an overnight trek on the Routeburn Track. It had been raining all day until suddenly at 4pm it ceased. The rain caused a multitude of small waterfalls to magically appear, cascading off the mountains around us. I was trying to feed Charlotte dinner in our accommodation and watching the sky very closely. As soon as she finished I rushed out with her and tried to capture what was left of the light - seems that I misjudged how long it takes to get a child fed, strapped into a carrier, covered with mesh (so sandflies don't bite her) and then lugging all the photographic gear to the right location.
Thankfully there was just enough interesting clouds catching the light to make my efforts worthwhile. Bowen Falls on the right hand side of the image is not normally so visible but there was so much water from the rain it was roaring.
Thanks to my hubby for helping me process the image!
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Since this storm was now basically overhead, I had to resort to panoramas in order to frame the entire structure. This is a composite of 5 10mm images. The distortion makes it look a lot rounder than it actually was, but hey, it was the only way to get a photo of the whole thing It had pretty much lost to its own outflow by this point, becoming a striated shelf instead of a rounded supercell with inflow. Nevertheless, it was quite a scene to behold So glad I got out of the house to shoot this thing, and I only had to drive a mile for it!
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This was probably one of the best skies and views we had in Lofoten. Emma was game for more hiking once we had set up our tent on the ridge (the tent is just visible in the full resolution version of this photograph). We scrambled our way up to a rarely visited peak below Mengelsdalstinden. Our hike the following day to the lake Stokkvikvatnet below and out to the coast was wonderful although once again the path left a lot to be desired. To the right you can see Agvatnet which I photographed many times during our stay on the ridge.