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Michael Bolognesi
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Me and my buddy +Raico Rosenberg  had been talking for long that we wanted to bag a shot of a rising supermoon behind Mt Teide from this lesser known angle. We were standing on top of a smaller volcano to get this viewpoint.

This August the rising moon was taking place an hour after sunset so I could take advantage of the late twilight glow to get a clean shot of the landscape, rather than shooting it backlit by the harsh moonlight later on. Then I waited for the moon to rise to get the shots needed for the moon and stars.

The landscape and the sky were shot with my Canon 17-40 while the moon was shot with the Canon 70-300 L. I always prefer to shoot the moon with a slightly longer lens, in cases like this, as wide angle really tend to push the moon away and make it much smaller than it appears in reality.

Then three frames were blended together in edit.

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Ah, Tack för det. Gjorde ett tappert försök att förstå mig på det här idag, men... Näe det gick inge bra. +Michael Bolognesi​
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The Gorton Footbrigde

I stumbled upon this lovely looking footbridge late in the evening on our way out from Gorton Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. I really liked the subtle light coming through to highlight the lush spring greens.

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Gorgeous Mike !!
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Breaking the norm

High up on the Ucanca plain these enormous puddles only forms after heavy rains. The severe storm we had in November filled up the puddles just the way I wanted.

The startrails are made of various exposures of 3 mins each and later stacked in post. Separate exposures at very high iso were needed for the reflection and the mountains. Then everything were blended together in various layers in PS. I choose to do subtle comet like trails for an added sense of motion.

In the reflection I finally went for static stars as the image became way to busy for my liking with the reflecting star trails.

In the image you see the snow capped Mt Teide and the light behind the jagged ridge is the light pollution from a nearby village.

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This is amazing
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Whitman County Growers

A perfect evening in The Palouse with my good friend +Justin Reznick

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Beautiful shot!
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Diamonds in the Sky

One of the best things living on Tenerife is the incredibly clear skies we have up in Teide National Park. Being able to drive up at 2300m in less than 45 mins is pure luxury. When you stop the car and switch of the lights the spectacle slowly starts to appear in front of your eyes. I have been up here so many nights but I still get goosebumps every time. Being so high up, far away from light pollution and noise gives you a sense of closeness to the stars which is hard to describe.
Late spring the most spectacular part of the Milky Way slowly becomes visible high up in the sky. The area around the Scorpius constellation with the many nebulas, gases and space dust is truly remarkable too see with your own eyes.
This is Tenerifes most iconic landmark, Roque Cinchado.

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God Jul +Michael Bolognesi !! Vart du nu än befinner dig... :)
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The Mossy Rock

An image from my local sunrise haunt during very low tide. One of Tenerife Island most iconic beaches, Playa de la Tejita with Montaña Roja as a backdrop.

Hoya ND400 - Lee Soft 0.9 GND - Hitech Reverse 0.9 GND

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amazing landscapes!
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Let the Light Speak

An image from my local haunt a few weeks ago when I was trying out the new Lucroit Filter Holder with my buddy +Raico Rosenberg. The high tide had covered most of the usual compositional features on this beach so I simply had to go with getting some motion and textures in there.

Canon 5D MkIII with Lucroit 100mm Filter Holder and Lee 0.9 Soft GND + Hitech 0.9 Reverse GND filters.

I am really pleased over my recent sponsorship deal with Lucroit, where I will be leading their Instagram team. Check out their awesome filter holder system at


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the LucrOit system is really very good ! Perfect holder for the 14/24mm Nikkor !
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Hello +Olivier Du Tré

What really strikes me is that you jump on to +Lauren Bath without have zero clue about who she is nor about Instagram as a platform. Your rather aggressive rant is not only disrespectful to Lauren but to all your followers/fans that aren't personal friends with you. What you are saying is that your followers are worth  dog shit and you couldn't care less about the likes/comments you get. I find that really insulting as a long time admirer of your work.

Lauren is the most humble and down to earth person out there. She is very well aware of that her photography adventure have just started and have never bragged about being a world class shooter or any kind of celeb for that matter. While she probably has more traffic in a week than you and me together in a year, she has always treated her followers with utmost respect. Her very professional reply to your post is just a further evidence of who she is. If you would have done some research you would have seen that she's pioneered a new untapped market and subsequently opened many doors for other photographers, creating new business opportunities.

While I agree that we get flooded daily with mediocre and often repetitive work we do have the possibility to choose who we follow and where to find inspiration from.

We photographers are a rare breed as we often tend to gather on networks where mostly photographers hang out on. We seem to enjoy the tap on the back from a fellow shooter more than an opinion from non photo knowledgeable person. Google + is a prime example of that. If you ask the "Average Joe" out there you will most likely get the reply "Duuhh google what?", ask them about Instagram instead and see. Here is where the beauty and power of that platform comes into play.

Instagram is a HUGE network with millions of people that enjoys photography but aren't necessarely photographers themselves nor educated in how a good image should look like by general photography standards. Does that make them less valuable as a audience? I think not and I would say they are even more prone to buy a print from you or a private class than the typical hard core photo expert.

Bottom line is that there is no right or wrong in photography and being successful can have many different meanings. Some measure it in the quality of their work, some in awards, some in plain earnings, some in amount of followers. I think it's great think to see that a person like Lauren can make it with fairly short experience in an industry where many seem to struggle to even pay their bills. Weather you like her work or not, that's something that deserves respect.

As you pray "Stay humble, accessible and treat everybody with respect and dignity!" I think you should post a public apology to Lauren and try to live more by your own words. She thoroughly deserves it.

Kudos to +Brian Matiash for sticking his neck out with a great reply.

I am all Zen again.

Kind regards

Michael Bolognesi

I've been struggling with this for a while now. And I'm just going to say what I feel needs to be said. This morning a friend of mine forwarded me a few articles by a 'Professional Instagrammer' (ugh) that really grinded my g...
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Well said +Michael Bolognesi 
Lauren is a true professional. I'm blessed to have been on many shoots with her in her home town & state. I'm sure you can agree with that now you have had the opportunity to meet her too!! :)
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After the Storm

This was shot during a short break between the two storms that hit Tenerife just before Christmas.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New 2014 and thank everyone for the outstanding support last year!!

Hoya ND400 + Hitech 0.9 Reverse GND (3 brackets merged in Photomatix)

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Beautiful photography .+ +Michael Bolognesi Thank you for sharing this post with us on G+
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Holding up the Sky

Mount Teide can be seen from countless areas around the island as it's placed right in the middle of Tenerife. Few angles impress me as much as this one though. It's the only place where you can appreciate the full volcano in view, from its peak at 3,718 m (12,198 ft) to the base at sea level.

Here you can see the classic sea of clouds covering the Orotava Valley and Mount Teide with a recent dusting of snow

According to legend the aboriginal Guanches thought Teide was holding up the sky and housed evil forces.

Due the high dynamic range in this scene I opted to shoot 7 brackets and merge to HDR in Photomatix in combination of some manual blending.

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Dramatic Light on Steptoe

Me and my buddy Mahesh Thapa were strolling around the Steptoe Butte in search for new comps when this dramatic weather front rolled in fast over the hills. For a few minutes a great display of crepuscular rays and rain curtains were dancing all over the Palouse landscape. When you get dramatic weather like this, composition often becomes a secondary thought. What really matters is capturing the dramatic light, no matter what. Mahesh often say: "Light is king, composition is queen" and this image really fits his quote so well.

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Superbe éclairage et couleurs subtiles. Merci du partage
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Emerald City in Mono

I thought it was high time for myself to step out of my own comfort zone. I do enjoy B&W photography from other artists but have always considered myself as color guy. This image is a very long exposure of the great looking skyline of Seattle. The storm clouds were moving straight towards us and really screamed for a long exposure.

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Many thanks :-) +Darren Neupert
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Landscpae Photographer & Restaurant Entrepreneur
Speaks four languages. Swedish - English - Spanish - Italian
  • Self Employed
    Restaurant Entrepreneur, 1997 - present
  • Wärdshuset Godthem
    General Manager, 1986 - 1997
    Chief of operations for one of the largest and oldest restaurants in Stockholm.
  • Big Fish Tackle
    Partner, 1992 - 1997
    Fishing tackle distributor.
  • Music Photographer
    1982 - 1986
    Photographer for various rock magazines in Sweden and the UK.
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Passionate Landscape Photographer

I'm a Swedish landscape photographer based on Tenerife Island, Spain. I shoot a lot of my local landscapes and travel as much as possible. My ultimate goal with my photography is evoke an emotion or a connection through my images which I think is the highest reward for any photographer.

I have been shooting for 30 years, a few years as a pro music photographer. It wasn't until 2009 I found my final call as a photographer when I got severely bitten by the landscape bug. There is no genre within photography that is so challenging and rewarding but at the same time frustrating as shooting landscapes.

I'm a highly active member and contributor on Instagram ( which is also my main social network platform. I'm the Co-Founder of the Pro_IG hub ( where I write educational material focused on how to succeed on the Instagram platform. I also judge and moderate various feeds and competitions.

I have lived on this beautiful island since 1997 with my lovely wife and our two wild teenage daughters. My restaurant business keeps me pretty occupied when I'm not shooting.
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