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Alister Benn
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Kiss of the Dragon - Sichuan, China

There are days that stick in your memory, years and years after the event - so much so, I can still smell the air! Juanli and I were in Yading National Park in a very remote corner of Sichuan Province. At the time it was a two day drive to get there.

We had a very basic room in a very basic guest house and had hiked high into the surrounding mountains - up to around 5000m.

In the late afternoon we saw a huge storm bearing down on us and we ran down a slippy trail to get back to the 4x4. We made it and managed to get to our room before the mother of all storms broke. Rain! Like you wouldn't believe!

Just as suddenly it started to clear; rainbows, unicorns, you name it. From our room in the valley our view was partially obscured, so I ran up the hill (no mean feat at that height!) and managed to get to a good view point as the sun was setting.

Without a doubt, some of the best mountain light I have ever had anywhere.

Hope you like it...
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What a wonderful touch of light!
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Time on my Side - They say your first time is always special, as it was the first time I went to Kirkjufel on the west coast of Iceland. 

I'd been traveling on my own for 5 weeks, covering most of the island, sleeping in the back of a 4x4, or occasionally camping. I'd parked up at the waterfall and had a good sunset - I cooked myself a simple meal and hit the sleeping bag. 

I was woken just after midnight with the inside of the car green - the rest is history - a long, wonderful night in the embrace of the landscape - magical.
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GOOD MORNING ALISTER,
GORGEOUS PHOTOS 😯
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Sunrise over the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye.

Taken last week in a freakishly windy day! 15 shot pano.
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Brilliant work Alister! 
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Something new from the forests of Canada at the peak of the color in September. A glorious day exploring on my own in this wilderness.
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Really nice
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Mt Assiniboine in the Rockies - The Matterhorn of Canada...
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Thank you so much for sharing :)
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Shooting through the letterbox - How to bring a fresh perspective to your Landscape Photography.

A new article.
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fantastic work!
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Glencoe in Scotland by moonlight - The Shepherd of Etive.
#nightphotography  
#landscapephotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #Scotland   #availablelightimages  
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Memories of the 2011 Lunar Eclipse from our house in SW China... What a night!
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Very beautiful
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How to make sure that people who have liked your Facebook Page actually get your notifications.

(This is why we have G+!)
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+Tor Ivan Boine I'd agree with that too - I don't know what the 41,000+ followers means for me, but it seems not much :-)
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It's that time of year again - and nice to reflect on what has been a great, although very busy year.

Many super trips, workshops and tours in some stunning locations with many great people. 

Finally, many thanks to the 40,000+ people who have added me to their lists. 

Happy New Year for 2015.
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Thanks Mr. Benn ! Hope you will also share the adventurous trips n great moments with all friends/ fans during the ensuing year as before.
 Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2015.
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Nice to see this one being well-received over on 500px.
Our first trip to the Mt Assiniboine area of the Rockies this September was memorable. I had managed to avoid seeing any images of the location prior to going, which allowed me to approach the area with a small degree of objectivity. Great meeting up with some fine friends and meeting some new ones - Adam Gibb, Paul Ziska and Callum Snape to name a few. Tours & Workshops
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Stunning image +Alister Benn :)
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Find the right crop for the image...
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Awesome, love the pano layout!
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    Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1987 - 1989
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Available Light Images represents the Photography of Alister Benn & Juanli Sun. 
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    Director, 2011 - present
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    Director, 2005 - present