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On Saturday I made the long drive from the Grand Canyon to find clear skies in Nevada for the Geminids meteor shower. I picked a remote location called Little Finland but underestimated the time it would take to get there, thankfully on the way was this location called Whitney Pockets. After a fantastic sunset and rainbows from the clearing storm I set up for my long night of shooting. I setup both the Fuji XT-1 and the X-E1, I ended up catching a lot more meteors with the X-E1 facing East in the early evening. Fortunately it was a beautiful calm night and I was able to lay outside in my sleeping bag watching the meteors for several hours before I dozed off.

In all I captured 24 meteors, I composited them all into one shot and corrected their rotation to match the radiant of the background image. Taken with a Rokinon 12mm f/2 at f/2 ISO 6400, 25s when the moon was down, and 15s when the moon rose. For the forgeground I used one light painted exposure.
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Here's something a little different for you all! I decided to take the van out for a test run to White Pocket, which if you're familiar can only be accessed via a 4wd road that has very soft, deep sand with hills! I aired down my tires to maximize flotation and am happy to say that I made it no problem, which has to be the first 15 passenger van that's been out there! There were no clouds so I stuck around to do some night shooting. This was taken during astronomical twilight to get some light on the foreground and some blue in the sky.

I used a fog filter for the sky to make the bright stars pop and a long exposure for the foreground. I was forced to shoot with my backup camera since the X-T1 is in for repair (don't drop your camera kids), so this was taken with the Fuji X-E1, that's right the low end camera that I picked up for $275 used. Not freaking bad. Talk about a cheap way to get into nightscapes, combine this with the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 for $300 and you're good to go for sub $600!

I have also updated my recommended night photography gear page http://www.exploringexposure.com/night-photography/

If you would like to go to White Pocket I have a tour next year http://www.exploringexposure.com/2015-photography-workshops/paria-canyonwhite-pocket-photography-workshop-march-26-29-2015
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🌷Marcellast Thinks it is amazing, 🌷I'm so the sceptic. I've met or gabbed with a few people. And they are fake, we're hacking me. and I believe. You are a true artist.
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Yes, a Fuji can do that.

What you've all been waiting for, new blog post about my transition to Fuji...and yes this image was taken with the Fuji at Mt Cook in New Zealand

https://exploringexposure.squarespace.com/blog/2014/10/21/fuji-landscape-photography

Are you thinking of making the switch? #fujifilm
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I'm in disbelief
That any person can make such nice art .. in photography love it..
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Here's a little teaser of the night skies in New Zealand. On our last night the Southern Lights made a surprise visit for a brief time. This captures life of the traveler on the South Island quite well, a campervan under the stars in an awesome campground, I miss it!

Taken with a Fuji X-T1 and a Rokinon 12mm f/2 (ISO 6400, 30 secs, f/2) I'll be writing a lot more about the Fuji soon! I shot exclusively with it in New Zealand and absolutely love it.
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Interested in wildlife photography on the cheap? I just finished up a review of the new Tamron 150-600mm, I can't believe how sharp it is for the price!

http://www.exploringexposure.com/blog/2014/8/25/review-of-tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-63-di-vc-usd
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This is a testament to always waiting out for a sunset that doesn't look promising. Driving to Akaroa in New Zealand was a dreary day to say the least, grey uninteresting skies left us with zero hope for a sunset. I was cold, tired and wanting a warm meal. I pulled up my big boy pants and went out to at least do some long exposure black and white. After setting up the sky slowly started to take on color, and before we knew it the sky was on fire. We walked away with smiles and a bit more energy. I put my focus on the abundant shells all over this beach to give a sense of place. How many times have you been surprised by a sunset that looked like nothing?
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Towers of the Virgin in Zion a couple nights ago, most shoot this at sunrise behind the museum, I took a different approach with a composition across the street at sunset. Thankfully the sky lit up and I was treated with this scene for about 10 minutes. Brutal winds likely stripped most of the trees bare today, so I think fall is mostly done for the year! If you would like to join me next year visit my website http://www.exploringexposure.com/2015-photography-workshops/zion-fall-colors-photography-workshop-november-4-8-2015
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The fall colors in the main canyon of Zion National Park are finally approaching peak, this morning we had some fantastic clouds to complement the leaves. This massive rock is called Angel's Landing, which I plan to hike up tomorrow! Who else has done this hike?

This is one of the many locations we will be visiting during my Zion Fall Colors Tour next year http://www.exploringexposure.com/2015-photography-workshops/zion-fall-colors-photography-workshop-november-4-8-2015

Taken with a Fuji XT-1, Fuji 10-24 and a Singh Ray 10 stop ND filter to allow a slow enough shutter speed to smooth the water.
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' How ,is that possible '
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Last night I hiked to the best overlook in the San Juans, a short but steep off trail tramp that very few people have been to. The solidarity of this location is indescribable, I ran across some hunters on the way up (good thing I had my blaze orange vest on!), but they were quickly forgotten as I climbed higher and higher. I knew I was in for a treat as the clouds started changing color and magical warm light poured onto the Cimmarons.

I kept my load as light as possible, only a Fuji XT-1 with a 18-55 and a Sirui T-025X tripod, all packed into a Mindshift Trail, I could barely tell I was carrying gear! This is a 2 row pano of 25 images, single exposures! That's right, the Fuji has very good dynamic range, I pulled the shadows in Lightroom with no noticeable noise added, this camera is legit.
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Today I'm off to New Zealand! Incredibly excited for this adventure, I'll be posting updates on instagram http://instagram.com/davidkingham and my new site http://www.nomadicdestiny.com/ as I find wifi. I never thought this trip would happen, as hippy-dippy, new-agey, granola sounding as it is, when you put your intentions out to the universe and trust in it, amazing things happen. I am blessed and so thankful!

This shot was taken in the Tetons on a hazy night, the light on the wood is actually coming from a nearby bathroom which was very bright, I need to talk to the park service about getting IDA approved lights on this bathroom! Taken with a fuji X-T1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm (I now have the Rokinon 12mm f/2 instead) 25 secs @ f/2.8 ISO 6400. I'll be shooting exclusively fuji for this trip and will be writing a lot more about it when I get back.
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+David Kingham I hope you will understand my feeling and unblock me please thank you I will waiting for reply ... have a good day 
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The Tetons have been incredible this year, it's almost time to say farewell after one last workshop!

I'm very excited to announce my 2015 schedule and a new website www.exploringexposure.com

Next year I will be doing primarily photo tours along with a couple night photography workshops. These will be nearly all inclusive, transportation will be provided in my new 4x4 van and the hotel is included in the price so you just need to show up! Many of the tours are almost full already from previous clients who had first dibs, so get signed up quick!

We are going to have some exciting adventures next year, who's in?
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Another fantastic night in the Tetons! Last night we went up to Signal Mountain to see a stunning display of stars. I found it fitting to 'signal' the Andromeda universe, a satellite joined in for the fun too.

I'll be leaving the area soon, still undecided where to go. I have a few weeks to explore before my next workshop back in the Tetons (still some space left btw)

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