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Grant Collier
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I explain how to capture shots like this and many others in my book "Collier's Guide to Night Photography" at: http://www.collierpublishing.com/Night-Photography-Guide.htm

This is a shot from One Foot Island in Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands. There's one small house on the island, which I stayed at for two nights, as the island's sole inhabitant (well, except for chickens and two cats).

#hqsplandscape #landscapephoto #naturephotography #naturephotos #landscapephotography #landscapepicture #naturephotos #naturepics #naturepictures #lagoon #cookisland #aitutaki #starrynights #nightscapes #astrotogs #nightphotography #nightsky #starrysky #nightphotos #stars #night #starrysky #hqspnight
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Here's another under / over water shot of Aitutaki Lagoon in the Cook Islands, taken with my GoPro and dome. Taken a few hundred feet from where we were staying. :)

#hqsplandscape #landscapephoto #naturephotography #naturephotos #landscapephotography #landscapepicture #naturephotos #naturepics #naturepictures #lagoon #cookisland #aitutaki #underwater 
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This is an under/over water shot I took in the Cook Islands using a GoPro camera and a dome. I couldn't really see the image on the camera's LCD screen when the GoPro was half underwater. So my expert technique for capturing these shots was to take a ton of images and pray a few turned out. (Normally, I don't share advanced shooting tips like this for free :)

#hqsplandscape #landscapephoto #naturephotography #naturephotos #landscapephotography #landscapepicture #naturephotos #naturepics #naturepictures #lagoon #cookisland #aitutaki #underwater 
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I recently returned from a trip to the Cook Islands. I didn't even have to wait until the plane touched down to capture my first images. There was an impressive sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, so I shot several images out the plane window.

#hqsplandscape #landscapephoto #naturephotography #naturephotos #landscapephotography #landscapepicture #naturephotos #naturepics #naturepictures #pacific #pacificocean #ocean #sunrise #aerial #aerialphotography
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I'm looking for opinions on which image I should use for the cover of my 2018 Starry Nights Calendar. What are your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorites from: http://www.gcollier.com/cal18/ ?
Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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I captured this shot last month of the Big Dipper over Castle Valley, Utah. I used a fog filter to make the stars of the Big Dipper stand out more.

#starrynights #nightscapes #astrotogs #nightphotography #nightsky #starrysky #nightphotos #stars #night #starrysky #landscapephotography #hqspnight #hqsplandscape #utah #moab #bigdipper
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Here's a couple images from my new book "Colorado Then & Now." The historic shot by my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Collier, shows men camping between Garden of the Gods and Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs.

This image kept confusing me because the mountain ridge on the upper left didn't match in the two photos. Then, I found out that mining at the Queens Canyon Quarry had taken out a large chunk of the mountain (now called Scar Mountain).

Find out more about this book and get a free copy of "Colorado Yesterday & Today" with any purchase at: http://www.collierpublishing.com/Colorado-Then-And-Now.htm

#colorado #coloradosprings #gardenofthegods #gleneyrie #thenandnow #history #historic #pastandpresent
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For Black Friday / Cyber Monday, I've partnered with InFocus Deals to offer 86% Off 8 educational photography books and videos. You can get this deal now at: https://infocusdeals.com/product/if-nov16?ref=44

This deal includes my new night photography video called "Orion over Canyonlands - Start to Finish Workflow." It also has 7 other instructional books and videos by some of the best nature photographers out there, including Ian Plant, Chip Phillips, Mark Metternich. Sarah Marino, Jay and Varina Patel, and more.

#blackfriday #cybermonday #deals #photographydeals #photdeals #photographydiscounts #photodiscounts #infocusdeals #infocus #nightphotography #nightsky #nightphotos #stars #night #starrysky #landscapephotography #naturephotography

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The Big Dipper rises above Courthouse Towers in Arches National Park. To minimize noise and maximize detail, I combined separate exposures of the land and sky during twilight.

#starrynights #nightscapes #astrotogs #nightphotography #nightsky #starrysky #nightphotos #stars #night #starrysky #landscapephotography #hqspnight #hqsplandscape #startrailsl #utah #moab #nationalparks #bigdipper
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I've just released a large new coffee table book called "Colorado Then & Now." This book contains photos taken by me and my great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. As a special deal for this book's launch, if you purchase a copy of "Colorado Then & Now" by November 30, you will receive a free copy of my original book of then-and-now photos called "Colorado: Yesterday & Today." Both copies will be autographed. The free copy may have minor shelf wear, the other one is brand new. Find out more and get this deal at:

http://www.collierpublishing.com/Colorado-Then-And-Now.htm

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