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The Moments Between || Beautiful Mt. Fuji

What could be better than shooting Mt. Fuji floating on full blooming cherry blossoms during a beautiful sunrise? How about getting to spend that time in good company with +Naomi Locardi and +Yuga Kurita

After a groggy 2:30AM wake up call, we made our way up to this beautiful location to enjoy the view. Armed with a half dozen cans of boss coffee, we watched the light reveal a lovely scene before us. That’s 1 morning down and 3 more to go as we wait for the cherry blossoms to reach their 100% peak. 

Wish us luck, and coffee, definitely lots of coffee! :D

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Nice picture
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Check out this beautiful time lapse film created by +Beno Saradzic. The scenes of rolling fog in Dubai are absolutely exquisite! 
 
2 years worth of shooting, 200,000 still photos, one 7 minute film. 
See Abu Dhabi and Dubai like you've never seen them before.
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Pulse || Kuala Lumpur

Once upon a time in vibrant Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the sunset sky transformed into a beautiful collection of interesting shapes and colors... 

I must’ve done something to please the weather gods during our visit to KL because every shooting location seemed to greet us with the perfect conditions for photography. I’ve been blessed with many epic skies over the last few years but I’ve never experienced so many in a row. Day after day, we were never disappointed. It was absolutely extraordinary. 

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beautiful night photo 
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The Moments Between || Shooting Tokyo

It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to shoot Tokyo again and I must say that this time, the experience is made even better with good friends and FujiFilm Cameras! 

Sunday, we spent the afternoon shooting the annual fertility festival and if you’re curious what exactly that is, it’s well worth googling. Let’s just say that Google+ might not be happy if I posted some of the resulting images publicly. ;)

It was also cool to get to test out the new +Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon XF 56mm 1.2 lens. We've been working with the X-T1 since Osaka last week and so far I’m very impressed with the extremely solid and intuitive design. Expect to hear more about that soon!

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Hi Elia,
Do you think XT1 is capable of keeping up with the type of work you do?(wich by the way is SUPERB!!) or is for a diffrent kind ok work?, thank you.
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"I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it."

#inspiration   #quote   #wisdom  
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whatever you own make belter use of it
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Lovely shot by +Mike Taylor
 
On The Edge Of Reality

This image is a composite of the foreground shot and 185 frames of the sky. These photos were taken with different cameras/lenses at different locations about a year apart. I stacked the frames of a Milky Way time lapse to make a standard star trails image and then masked in a single frame of the Milky Way using a blending method that I've been working on for a while.

On 500px: http://500px.com/photo/66840937
On Instagram: http://goo.gl/4l2qvp
On Flickr: http://goo.gl/s6PlPf 
Prints/Portfolio: http://goo.gl/IO6HdH

This image is surreal art. Can you see this with the naked eye? No. Can you see this in your mind's eye? Probably. Can you create images like this if you're interested? Yes! 2014 Night Photography Workshops Schedule: http://goo.gl/158Ntf

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Nikon D600 & Nikon 14-24 @ 24mm
f/2.8 - 185x30 secs - ISO 3200 – WB Kelvin 3570
04/04/14 – 2:56-4:46AM 
Photographed near Unity, Maine

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Nikon D7000 & Tokina 11-16 @ 11mm
f/2.8 - 20 secs - ISO 100 – WB Auto
04/22/13 – 5:28AM 
Photographed at Sand Beach in Acadia Nat'l Park, Maine

© Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography
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Stoked to spend another beautiful night shooting in Tokyo.

Life is good! :)


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Your pics would be better without the shots of the camera's .. just saying.
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I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be leading an Iceland Photo Tour this September with my good friends +Patrick Di Fruscia and +Ken Kaminesky

September is a beautiful month to be in Iceland and with long 15 hour days, there’s plenty of daylight to capture Iceland’s wild and diverse landscapes. If we’re lucky, we may also have the chance to see some amazing solar storm activity! Fingers crossed for the Northern Lights. :) 

Complete tour info: http://bit.ly/iceland-tour

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extraordinaire photo d'un des plus beaux spectacles au monde, merci !
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The Moments Between || Osaka - New and Old

We had such a lovely sunset while we were shooting in Osaka last night and as luck would have it, we were in the perfect place to capture the beautiful old castle against the modern city skyline. Thankfully, I also had 2 of my +Really Right Stuff Safari clamps with me because apparently tripods are not allowed in here. Without them, +Ken Kaminesky and I wouldn’t have been able to get a shot from this awesome location. 

With such a shallow edge to bite into, it took a bit of time to tweak the clamp but once I found the sweet spot, it was rock solid and ready to go. In addition—and not pictured here—I also used a Lens Skirt to cover the glass area around the lens and mitigate nearly all of the reflections. While the over all setup was definitely a bit tricky to manage, I’m extremely pleased with the result! 

Photo credit: +Naomi Locardi 

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That's one great clamp! Must look into it myself. Thanks for the tip!
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Life, The Universe, & Everything

I’m a lover of life, a creature born from experience, and a collection of short stories. I have a hunger for adventure and a strong thirst for caffeine. I take shelter in the world, traveling from place to place, going with the flow and always striving to move forward - to progress - to learn - and to understand.

I fall in love with each place I visit and with each photograph, I try to share my vision with others so they can see things the way I do, full of color and emotion, depth and texture. I want to inspire people to travel for themselves, visit these beautiful places, and to fall in love with the beauty of the world.

Find out where I am and drop me a line. If you see me somewhere in the world, I'm always up for a cup of coffee.


Philosophy & Technique

I have always favored the artist over the tools and I truly believe that no technique can be wrong if it produces beautiful results. Whether it’s a hammer and chisel, a keyboard and stylus - whether it’s chemicals in a darkroom or pixels in photoshop - whether it’s Tone Mapping or Digital Blending, we’re all just trying to create something beautiful.

My photography process is composed of many different techniques combined to create something I like to call Advanced Dynamic Blending. Dynamic Blending allows me to combine effective methods from multiple genres of photography ranging from the very traditional to the very digital. Each time I create a photograph, I use what I feel to be the most effective methods in order to produce the most visually compelling image possible. I think exploring many different techniques allows us to grow as individual artists and fully develop our own unique style and vision.

It’s my hope that as artists and photographers we can break out of the stigmas that dictate the rules of genre. We can become unbound by the proposed standards and freely explore our creative vision. So for all those that hate and/or judge a particular style to be wrong, I fling poo in your general direction. 

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