The Range of Light
Hike 2/Day 4: John Muir didn’t call the Sierra the „Range of Light“ for no reason. A few minutes before sunrise, the mountains start to glow like I‘ve never seen anywhere else, not even in the Alps. It’s one of many reasons that draw me back again and again to this spectacular mountains. Pictured are Mt Ritter and Banner Peak, reflected in Garnet Lake. (Those of you that follow me will have to suffer through a few more pics of this area in the next few days as my camera was running hot when I was there as you can imagine)
ZANZIBAR - The name alone exudes exoticism that's hard to resist. Leaving behind Serengeti and off to this amazing island of Zanzibar, it was epic to see the changing views and landscapes. When we touched down, the rain just stopped creating these perfect reflections #Tanzania#Zanzibar
Now that summer is over and the Milky Way season has come and gone it's time to start working on new things! I have always wanted to learn how to photograph deep space objects. So, I bought everything I needed and got after it. It is definitely a whole new challenge, and very frustrating at times. But, after 3 failed attempt I finally pulled it off and captured my first deep space image of Andromeda, also known as M-31 from my little campsite on Assateague Island.
So Ive been messing around with motion...or the feeling of within a still image. Its a tough thing to achieve but of late Ive been messing around with taking pics from my moving boat. If you use a slow'ish shutter speed and you can move the camera or lens (or the boat you're on) in time with the subject you get this kind of 'everything is motion blurred except the subject' kind of result. It rarely works and requires many things to align but from the moving boat, hundreds of shots, and a well behaved image stabilization system within the cam, luck and perseverance Ive been having the odd win, I did this time. As its been a while between Pelican pics I figured this one will be seen. #nature#motion#wildlife
Shane Turgeon at Joshua Tree
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From Shane about this image:
Exploring Joshua Tree National Park by night is an absolute thrill. There are so many amazing rock formations, like Arch Rock, just begging to be used as foreground for the pitch black, starry skies. We visited back in March and had scouted Arch Rock earlier in the day and lined things up with TPE to figure out the best time to return at night. After tiptoeing through the campground and clamouring into position we found the milky way rising at the same angle as the rock. It was perfect! I lit the scene using a low level lighting panel and took four shots for stacking. I'm over the moon with how this one turned out!
Canon 16-35mm 2.8
25 seconds x4
Edited in SLS and LR
“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life” -John Muir
Camera: Canon EOS 6D MK1
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Focal Length: 16mm