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Gavin Hardcastle
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Outdoor Photographer and Blogger
Outdoor Photographer and Blogger

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'Ha Ling Peak'

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'Crystal Cavern' - Kooteny National Park, BC
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'Athabasca Moonlight' - 5 Reasons to Love Astrophotography

Oh man I love night photography. I love it so much I thought I'd write a blog post explaining why and how my productivity went through the roof after I accepted my addiction.

If you have a minute, pop over to my blog for a read https://www.fototripper.com/5-reasons-to-love-astrophotography/

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'Facing the Infinite'

There's a reason we look slightly uncomfortable sitting there on the ice of Abraham Lake. The wind was so fierce we had to use all of our strength and balance just to stay put.

Shooting 30" exposures on slick ice under heavy wind was a total mare. Luckily my Sony A7RII camera has 5 axis stabilization on the sensor which totally saved this shot from total failure.

I'd noticed that all of my images had squiggly star trails because the wind was so brutal it actually made the ice vibrate. Setting the sensor stabilization to 18mm to match my Zeiss Batis prime lens fixed the problem.

I thought it was a long shot and didn't really expect it to work but I was blown away with the results. #sonyalpha and #carlziesslenses save the day/night

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'The Thing' - Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park

They don't make horror movies like they used to.
 
As a boy, I grew up watching movies like The Thing, Alien, Poltergeist, The Fog and American Werewolf in London.
 
They were all made long before CGI became the norm and they all featured stunning cinematography.
 
I reckon that's where my love of photography began. The creative vision shared by the Storyboard creator, director and cinematographer is a thing of magic.
 
This selfie is my homage to those pure artists.
 
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'Storming the Citadel' - Haffner Creek, British Columbia

Lights, -20°C, whiskey and ice climbing.

Sounds like a dangerous combination, ''count me in'', said I.

The climber is photographer and ice beard wearer Brent Henderson

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'Hairline Fracture'

If you'd like to learn exactly how I shot and processed 'Hairline Fracture', I've put together a HD video tutorial showing you the entire process. This Photoshop Video Tutorial explains my exposure blending, colour filters, contrast adjustments, dodging, cropping and saving for web. Learn more at https://www.fototripper.com/store/fracture-photoshop-video-tutorial/

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'Moonglow' - Photoshop Video Tutorial

Want to know how I processed this image from start to finish? Watch a step by step HD video tutorial showing the entire process from opening the RAW files right through to cropping for Instagram and saving for the Web. Learn more at https://www.fototripper.com/store/moonglow-photoshop-video-tutorial/

A half moon on a super clear night at -26 °C allowed me to shoot at f/11 on the Sony A7RII and my beloved old Canon 24-105mm lens.

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'Beware the Facehuggers'

Don't get too close to those facehugger eggs, you know what happens.

Just some of the many wonders created by the freezing winters of Alberta.

Shot with the Sony A7RII and Zeiss Batis 18mm lens.

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'Fresh Powder'

If you'd like to join me and shoot some quintessential winter scenes, I'd love to have you on board.

There are two options available right now. My March 2017 workshop can be booked at https://www.fototripper.com/store/banff-photography-workshop/ and my February workshop can be booked at https://www.astralisphotography.com/downloads/jasper-photography-workshop-winter-edition/
Hope to see you there 😁

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