Counterintuitive to some, my favorite lens to use when photographing grand vistas or mountain peaks is often a telephoto lens. People can assume that the best way to capture the vast rugged landscape is to try to get it ALL in by using a wide angle lens. In certain situations I do agree, if it's done right. But my 100-400mm is a great tool for picking out pieces of the landscape. It provides opportunity for small patches of light to become the focal point on a more intimate scene that would be totally lost in a wide angle shot. It's nice to get the postcard shot too, don't get me wrong, but the photo ops don't stop there once you put that telephoto lens on.
The different tones of green in this shot are stunning · · · .
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As I explore I start to get a sense of propose in life. I see beauty in just the little things, as I explore the wonders of this world. It's crazy the rush you get from the initial walk up to the view of a life time!
PNW has one of the most gorgeous coast lines in the world. This spot though it's a tough on to get into. We have to 4x4 in due to flooding but after it all it sure was worth it!
Who has been to Meares Island? 🙋🏻♀️
Apart from its gigantic trees 🌲between 800-1,300 years old and the beautiful view from the Lone Cone hike (6.5km), Meares was the starting place for one of the largest acts of peaceful disobedience in Canadian history...
In the early 80s, Meares Island was in immediate danger of clear cut logging. Concerned Tofino residents, environmentalists, and the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations joined together to face off the big timber industry. This initial battle ground gave birth to BC’s “War of the Woods” which spread up along the coast up to Haida Gwaii.
Meares is also home to the Lone Cone hike (pictured here). The hike is 6.5 km return and is classified as steep and difficult. The elevation gain is approx. 730 m. This photo was taken on the hike in fall of this year by @ty_visual
Follow link in bio for water taxi and tour options to Meares Island and Lone Cone!
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A few weeks ago I teamed up with @sandgrousetravel and headed out to Finland to create a video 🇫🇮 >
This was to promote Finland, particularly the Lake Saimaa region as a new holiday destination.
It’s not on many people’s radar but I can safely say it’s a breathtaking place and definitely somewhere I’ll be heading back to.
Where’s somewhere you think would be a cool place to visit and create a video for - I’m interested so let me know?
Check out my bio for the full video.
Hope you enjoy 🙏🏼
1. The Sultanahmet Mosque is named after Sultan Ahmet I who wished to build an Islamic place of worship that would compete with the Hagia Sophia. The two places of worship now stand side by side for visitors to judge which is the more extraordinary of the architectural marvels.
2. Sultan Ahmet I initiated the construction of the mosque when he was only nineteen years old. In fact, he was so eager to finish building it that he often assisted to speed up the process. Unfortunately, he died one year after it was completed at the age of twenty seven.
3. Mosques traditionally have one, two or four minarets. That’s what makes the Blue Mosque unique as it boasts six minarets. It’s rumored that this was a misunderstanding as the Sultan had instructed his architect to make gold (altin) minarets which his architect understood as six (alti) minarets.
4. The Harem Mosque in Mecca which is the holiest in the world also has six minarets which caused controversy to the extent that Sultan Ahmet I had to send his architect to Mecca to add a seventh minaret to the Haram Mosque.
Life isn’t about letting the storm pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. 🌈
After our first adventure hike at Blyde River Canyon, it started to heavily rain when we finally made it out of the jungle. It felt so refreshing and was exactly what we needed. 💦
To make our day even better, suddenly a rainbow showed up. And for sure we couldn’t let that opportunity pass by ... 😜📸
Location: #japan 🇯🇵
Presented by Lana 🌺 @lanarados
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