I was looking through my catalog for a new panoramic shot from Colorado and remembered that I had taken this image last fall just down the road in Buena Vista. The stormy skies began to clear shortly after sunrise and I could see things were shaping up for some dramatic light on the mountains. (more…)
The Flat Top Mountains do not have many towering spiky peaks, but the sheer massive walls are a sight to see, especially covered in snow. We had visited this location a couple of times before this morning to shoot the impressive view with the fall colors at peak. But after an early snowstorm moved through and dropped over a foot of snow, we couldn’t wait to run out there again. (more…)
I couldn’t resist stepping out the back of my house last weekend to capture this gorgeous sunset. It was a typical summer day in the mountains. The morning started out with clear blue skies which soon gave way to the puffy clouds that build up over the Continental Divide. By afternoon the skies were fairly overcast with an occasional (more…)
This panoramic image was taken fifteen minutes after the image in my earlier Mangrove Morning post. In that amount of time, the sun rose through the fog and spread a warm glowing light over the slough. It was simply gorgeous. I moved around looking for some interesting compositions but what really caught my eye was how the sun appeared as a giant disk through the remaining fog. I decided what might capture the feeling of the morning best was to take a series of images and then combine them into a wide angle view of the entire slough. I look at the end result and feel like I am right back there standing in the water!
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I just returned from a very productive trip down to Zion National Park in southwest Utah. The colors were at there peak in the Narrows, so I spent three days hiking up there. The last day (more…)
The fall color in Zion National Park this year was simply amazing. I spent a week there and the colors just kept getting better everyday. Up around Big Bend at the base of Angels Landing is a magnificent collection of trees and foliage that turn a multitude of colors. Rene Pirolt and I stopped a couple of times to shoot there (along with hundreds of other photographers!). This panorama was taken late in the week when the oranges and reds really started to show.
A little technical information about this shot. It is made by stitching together 23 individual images in Photoshop. I took the images with my 500mm telephoto lens (which always garners a few odd looks from people, they are sure there must be some wildlife out there they don’t see!). That long of a lens was great for zooming in on all the detail of the forest. The image will make for one very large, very detailed print! I will be printing one out for the house that will be 12 feet wide by a little over 2 feet high.