I think someone spilled a lot of Gatorade over here. Tastes better, though
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
The classic view of Mt. Assiniboine seen from The Niblet.
Taken on my first evening back at this gorgeous dreamlike place. The area has received a fair amount of snow a few days before I visited. The snow combined with the golden larch trees made this view extra spectacular!
Tons upon tons of herring found their demise in this bay, smothered from lack of oxygen in its waters. It was a sad scene indeed, a good reminder of life's frailty. Needless to say, I couldn't bear the smell of fish for a month after this ordeal.
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Canon 5D3 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II Lee filters, Heliopan CPL Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland
The 400 years old beech trees called "l'Allée des Géants", caught in a thick fog after a rainy night. It was at early morning with an overcast sky, the light was weak and diffused by the fog. Such a fantastic mood here, I was so pleased.
I can´t remember thinking anything but being in awe of the moment, after 6 hours of waiting (which was worth every minute of it) the light of day started to slowly creep in while the aurora danced across the sky.
Captured in Sørkjosen, Troms, Northern Norway. Nikon D800E, 15mm.
Taken yesterday with my pocket-cam after the Texas rain went away. I didn't even know there was a hurricane, (or was it a tropical storm?) and to make matters worse, they named it Hermine...seriously how the hell do you pronounce that? is it like 'Hermin' or is it like 'Her-Mi-Ni' or even 'Her-Mine', or 'Her-mee-knee' ?? I don't know!
okay, that was really off-topic, but oh well, my post, my rant. lol
A starsky captured at Kvænangen in Troms during the late hours of January 15th. The different lights and shapes you see are ambient light from Oksfjord (a small village), the northern lights and the milky way stretching over the horizon. The colors are emphasized for artistic purposes.
This one was so much fun to do! Worked on it quite a while because I wanted to combine my fantasy style with some more urban stuff. Also the composition was quite a bit of work, adding the dogs really helped making the eye twirl around in the painting. Hope you guys like it!
"Above Him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another : 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.'"
Shot recently in Vila Nova de Milfontes, in one of my favourite spots. When the tide is low at sunset, you can witness this intricate and beautiful pattern of exposed rocks. This is just the second time I've been at this spot, as you need to shoot it under the right conditions. It's not easy to get the simultaneous presence of low tide, good sunset, clouds, sun orientation and available time. There were just two photographers shooting this place, including me, showing that Portugal must be one of the most under-rated photo destinations in the world...
Technical details: This was one of the first times where I had the opportunity to test the new Firecrest filters that Formatt Hitech sent me. Used a 7 stop full ND on this one, along with a 3 stop Soft ND Grad and a 3 stop Reverse Grad (prototype) for the sky.
Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm Exposure: 30 seconds Aperture: f9 ISO: 100 Formatt Hitech Firecrest filters: 7 stop Full ND; 3 stop soft ND Grad, 3 stop Reverse Grad Manfrotto Tripod Wireless remote shutter
"With the unique ability of being at the same time one of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland, as well as certainly the most elegant, Skogafoss is one of the best examples of natural sublimation, where the thunderous water is suprisingly transformed into a smooth flowing river. I felt I could witness this place for days on end, and never get tired of doing it."
This shot was made on the 6th day of the Iceland trip. I had been shooting a gorgeous mountain off the beaten path in the south on the day before, during sunset (I'm eager to submit those photos), and decided to head to Skogafoss during the night, to be able to have enough time to shoot both Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss the next day. Fortunately/Unfortunately it was raining a lot as soon as I woke up, so I opted to stay inside the car and sleep a bit more, as my body was starting to get exhausted. The rain kept pouring, although with less intensity, so I decided I just had to leave the car and try to shoot.
This is probably my favourite waterfall in Iceland, due to the simple fact that you can be right next to the area where that massive amount of water fall on the ground. You can feel the huge amount of water spray dozens of meters before reaching the waterfall, and when you finally get really near... well... it's absolute water hell! Imagine the heaviest rainfall you can... now imagine it coming from every single direction... now imagine the thunderous sound of the water crushing the rocky ground... now feel that unique and pervasive tingling sensation of being near something that just feels too big and powerful, making you feel tiny, microscopic, insignificant... well, that is Skogafoss, and it just feels great.
After shooting Godafoss, Detifoss and then Skogafoss, I could confirm that some kind of divine creature must have participated in sculpting this Island... There just too much unique beauty, to be able to imagine it as a byproduct of chaos and randomness. Then I went to Seljalandfoss, and this certainty just became even stronger.
As you can easily imagine, the weather wasn't at it's best during this day. Absolutely overcast sky and constant light rain. Once more the usual trouble to protect the camera and clean filters between every shot. From a certain distance, it was outright impossible to do even short exposures.
This waterfall has been photographed thousands of times by excellent photographers. Even though I already said I do not actually mind in repeating angles which have already been made, as every photo is unique and different, I wanted to use the river course and it's pebbles to create something partially new. This involved soaking my legs once more in frozen water, but I just had to try to capture the simmetry between the lower part and the top sky, to contain and enrich the waterfall area. Went for a darker post-processing, with strong contrast, avoiding too much saturation and concentrating on the contrast between the rock textures and the waterfall.