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
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
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
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
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It’s cold and rainy where I am right now so I thought a warm sunrise on the beach would be an appropriate choice. :)
From the top of Montparnasse Tower, the sky above Paris explodes with vivid color and light…
I often say that there are certain places in the world that have the power to take my breath away. On my first visit to Paris last fall, the city exceeded all of my expectations and left me with a strong desire for more. I would even go as far to say that the city of lights could quite possibly be the best city in the world for travel photography. I know that's high praise but from my perspective, with the wealth of possibilities for strong and beautiful compositions and the diversity of subject matter, it could definitely be true.
This was shot in August 2013 from the top of Montparnasse Tower on a very hazy and grey day. With less than favorable conditions, I wasn’t expecting much for sunset but when this sky appeared out of the grey, I was completely caught off guard. Within minutes, the viewing platform was flooded with a mob of excited spectators.
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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 and !
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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- blamethemonkey.comTravel Photographer & Writer, present
I’m a professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker, and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspiring destinations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, my wife and I live a 100% mobile (global nomadic) lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since I began traveling full-time in 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting more than 45 countries while flying well over one million miles.
Throughout this perpetual journey, I enjoy teaching the art of photography on my website www.blamethemonkey.com, while sharing my images and stories across various social media outlets. I also collaborate with many different sponsors, brands, and tourism boards, and lead Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide. Feel free to drop me a line anytime and if I happen to be in a town near you, I’m always up for a good conversation and coffee.
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You can also view my complete Photography Portfolio.
Recent Interviews, Publications, and Video Appearances:
- Featured in an 8 page article in Professional Photographer Magazine
- Wacom Cintiq Companion Feature Video
- Video Interview with CNET Australia
- “The Art of HDR Photography” Talk at Google Sydney HQ
- Featured Guest Post on Scott Kelby’s Blog
- Interviewed by Travel Longer Magazine
- 2013 Travel Photography Year in Review
2014 Photo Tours
- Italy Dream Tour - Spring (May 1st - 9th) *Registration Closed*
- The Beauty of Iceland (September 4th - 12th)
- Italy Dream Tour - Fall (September 25th - October 3rd)
- Incredible Jordan and Petra by Night (October TBA)
- Thailand Charity Tour (November TBA)
- Cambodia Charity Tour (December TBA)
2014 Post-processing Workshops
- ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Portland, Oregon - (May 24th)
- ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Cologne, Germany (August TBA)
2013 Photo Tours
2013 Post-processing Workshops
- “Digital Blending” Sydney, Australia (February 10th)
- “HDR and Manual Blending” San Diego, California (March 23rd)
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