This road has been one of the places i definitely had to see for more than 3 years now, and i finally managed to visit it recently. I must conclude, Ireland (and Northern Ireland) are extremely beautiful, and even though I had lot's of bad luck (i killed a 10 day old Sony A99 for example, and that is just one small piece of the hole puzzle) i really enjoyed the rough but very peaceful and incredible landscapes. Some of the most beautiful places i've came along for sure.
The Dark Hedges are a beautiful old avenue of Beech Trees line the Bregagh Road near the village of Armoy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Hi everyone! Today I took this photograph in a beautiful garden in the Dandenongs (Cloudehill ), the gardens had a gorgeous pond with lotus flowers.. I couldn't resist taking a photo!
In Buddhism the pink lotus flower is the 'supreme' flower of Buddha.. (achievement of enlightenment) ..It has many different meanings in other cultures.. The lotus flower has a special symbolic meaning for me personally - as the lotus is seeded deep within muddy water, it begins to bloom above the water and flourishes into the most beautiful flower.. It has a deeper meaning to me.. I was once the seed that was beneath the murky water, struggling to see the light ahead .. Now, I have finally begun to grow as a person and flourish, overcoming inner battles and finding the beauty in life again... and no longer needing to look back to the past...
I work construction six months out of the year. When you work construction, you have to get up early and work late. Occasionally, you work before the sunrises and past when the sunsets.
For the past week I've been tormented with some of the most spectacular sunrises I have seen since living here in Colorado. And on a few days, nothing but lenticular clouds eerily floating across the sky, waiting for the light to hit.
I would be damned if I was gonna miss a wicked awesome sunset. So, every evening, like usual, I sit and stare towards the west to see how the clouds line up, what the sun is going to be doing, and then make my way to the reservoir if necessary. It is the easiest, closest, and most affordable place for me to shoot and I can react to lighting in a jiffy.
This evening I made the decision to head over to Horsetooth to stretch my legs since no one was home. Also, the possibility of good light was in the two thumbs up category. I found a great spot, unknowing it was the same spot shot this [link]
As the sun dipped behind the hills, a faint light began to grow. It was subtle at first, nothing much. But when this psychotic blast of color was being recorded onto my memory card, whistles, chants, war cries, laughter and every other noise my loud mouth and lungs could produce was in an all out roar.
All week long I was going crazy having to be at work and see light like this in the mornings. And all week long I was biting at the nail for something such as this to show itself.
Yes i just invented a word, or atleast one that returns few google results and can't be found in the english dictionary... which contains tele( sometimes used as shorthand for 'television') and levee(the structure the tele appears on). Quite ingenious huh?
I forgot my ND filter here so photoshop supplied the long exposure
When you find the golden way, look up, its everywhere !
Cypresses, green oaks, junipers, thymus, red heathers, rosemary bushes, lavenders, olive trees, Mediterranean pine trees, so here my trees and plants landscape all around my eyes when I arrive home Shot just before Bédarieux, my village, south of France, on the side of the road, before the golden sunset
I recently spent a few nights up on the North Rim of the grand canyon. It was a much needed getaway, and despite less than ideal conditions, I was able to come away with this single image from Point Imperial. There were lots of light shafts breaking through the clouds with a few brief sprinkles of rain, and even a rainbow emerged for a very brief moment.
After 8 days of almost consistent rain the sky broke open and the city of Reine got sun-drenched! Given my previous yield image-wise I was prettty happy to get at least the "classical" view in good conditions. The very famous view over Reine on the Lofoten in Norwegen. I really enjoyed my stay up there and I tried a little different panorama compared to the more "familiar" views. In this case I really liked the proportion of the lake with regards to Reine. The nicely situated sunstar and the early evening light are nice highlights as well.
Taken at an unnamed beach on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. This was during a tremendous windstorm where I took a chance the clouds would break up enough to display a nice sunset. What I got instead was a shrouded peek of what it looks like on the other side. The waves were pounding and the water was being picked up off the lake and spraying me. I spent the first half hour I was there wiping and defogging my lens. 450 second exposure 10 stop B+W neutral density filter at F11 and 100 iso, and composed with a prayer.
I named it "Hope" because despite the chaotic conditions that were present, you can a see break in the storm - sort of a "light at the end of the tunnel" - in this case, very colorful light, like seeing a rainbow at the end of a thunderstorm. It tells us that tomorrow is going to be a better day - that in all this chaos there is still Hope.
As night was falling on the glacier beach, I noticed an interesting flowing pattern going around this iceberg. A perfect, low-key ending to a wild day of shooting and evading waves.
If you'd like to experience and shoot these amazing locations under my dedicated guidance, please check out my upcoming 'Land of Ice' (south Iceland) and 'Winter Paradise' (northern Iceland) photography workshops next January. You can view the workshops teaser trailer here!
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Canon 5D3 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II Lee filters, Heliopan CPL Jökulsárlón, Iceland