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"Wedge" - Of all the places we photographed in the Canadian Rockies, Wedge Pond is not the most dramatic (still plenty spectacular though) or remote, but light conditions and camera choices helped make this image for me. The light was fading and the clouds were streaming overhead with the last light on them, a perfect opportunity for a long exposure with a 10 stop ND filter. You'd think four photographers who claim to know what's up would be completely equipped, but somehow we only had one 77mm diameter filter (mine) and one 77mm diameter wide angle lens (Chip's) among us. I bracketed two exposures (90 seconds and 200 seconds) and then handed the lens/filter combo over to Chip. As the light faded his exposures quickly went over four minutes and Adrian never got his turn (sorry dude). Zack shoots a Sony, so he was out of luck from the start.

Fortunately, the entire time we were at the pond there was a guy on the far shore doing a photo shoot for what appeared to be home made, tie dye yoga pants. Two women and a rotating array of technicolor stretchy pants posed in trees, did head stands and performed synchronized jetés while he did his best Austin Powers impression (yeah, baby, yeah). We were entertained.

Canon 5D III, 16-35mm F/4 L, 10 stop ND, 16mm focal length, f/18, ISO 100, 90 and 200 seconds.

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Above San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Phase One 645DF, IQ180 back, 55mm Schneider lens, and lots of sand.

Qantas flyers may think they have seen this photograph before and they'd be correct. It featured in a photo essay on Chile late last year for the inflight magazine. It is also one of the images I've been using as I prepare for a presentation next weekend on designing and printing photo books (it's on at the Digital Show courtesy of Momento).

Where do ideas like this location come from? Answer: other travel photographers.

Is it okay to copy other photographers' locations? I mean, I ranted about plagiarism a few weeks ago, what's the difference here?

Plagiarism is when you copy the work of one photographer, inspiration is when you copy one hundred other photographers! Taking the idea of this location and then heading out to investigate it yourself is not plagiarism. In fact, when you're working professionally, I'd call it essential research.

I was staying at the Explora Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and somewhere in their brochures I saw a photo taken looking out over this vista, with the Licancabur volcano in the distance.

It's also a popular vantage point for the horse riders (the hotel has its own stables), so when I mentioned the location to the guides at the hotel, getting me there wasn't a problem.

The biggest challenge on this particular afternoon was sand. Those beautiful foreground dunes didn't appear overnight, they are the result of hundreds, if not thousands of years of erosion, with the light sand from the plateau up above and behind me gradually accumulating into these massive sand dunes. Keeping the sand out of my cameras was challenging on a particularly windy afternoon.

Also challenging was the contrasty light. Perhaps a better time to shoot this location would be after sunset with just the skylight illuminating the landscape. I was kind of hoping this was going to happen, but cloud along the western horizon didn't permit the sky to light up as required. Still, I'm not complaining about the shot I have taken.

And there's always next time. In fact, I'm leading an exclusive trip there in August next year. If you're interested, check out my brochure by clicking the following link.
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Real Life Fantasy World

Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen, New York.

One of the most beautiful scenes I've seen is Watkins Glen in the rain. This place is as close to a fantasy land as I've witnessed. It could be Rivendell.

I went there twice in two days earlier this month with +Ron Clifford, and with +Shannon Kalahan the first day, but the second day it rained... and was magical. Sorry, Shannon!

I gave this an artistic edit as befit the surreal nature of the place. It's now one of my favourite images. I hope you like it. :-)

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Alien Ice Forms
A family of druid like ice forms created by icy mist off Lake huron encrusting the cedar trees
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Jiufen Old Town

Hey chaps, I'm currently in Taiwan. I took a day trip yesterday to an old gold mining town known as Jiufen, just under 2 hours out of Taipei. 
Today it exists as mainly a little tourist town, with it's narrow cobbled laneways and scores of cafes and tea houses. 
I'm told that part of the architecture here was the inspiration for Miyazaki's "Spirited Away", a fact I was reminded of whilst taking this shot. The soundtrack was playing on the streets below. 

18mm (Stitch) | ISO 100 | f/6.3 | HDR Bracketing
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Potato Rock
Narragansett, Rhode Island

A brief respite from foliage photos (I still have a few more to post). This is from Hazard Rocks, so named because it sits at the end of Hazard Avenue in Narragansett.

To get as much of the sky and foreground as possible, I used a very wide lens and crouched down low inside the rocky little cove (with tripod and rubber boots). Just before sunrise, the clouds lit up beautifully to complete the scene. The boulder in the foreground reminds me of a russet potato, hence the name of the image.

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Dusty Dawn || Dubai 

While I was in Dubai a few weeks ago, I had a very interesting morning shooting in extremely high humidity and low patchy spots of clouds. In fact, it was so hot and muggy outside that my camera was literally dripping water from all the accumulating moisture. Every few minutes, I had to soak it all up with a towel and wipe the fog off the front of my lens. Though I can’t say it was a fun experience, the complicated conditions resulted in a very interesting atmosphere to photograph. If you look closely in the background, you can barely see a small piece of the Burj Khalifa as the rest of the monstrous structure has been totally engulfed by the fog. 

Speaking of Dubai, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching 3 different Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus next February! 


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Praia da Ursa - I think awe inspiring is no overstatement when describing this beach. Walking down the steep track is already an experience by itself. But standing on this rocky shore beneath giant sea stacks is just awesome. The great light didn't happen that evening but I still had a lot of fun capturing the waves.

PS: if you are interested in my post processing techniques, I have a very detailed set of tutorials available:

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Praia da Adraga - On my second day in the Sintra area it cleared after some heavy rainfall, which didn't feel like Portugal at all. Just in time for sunset the sun burst through the clouds and I was ready to photograph it on one of my favourite beaches.
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Times Square Aerial
Out of all the cities I fly over, New York is definitely something else! Amazing flight tonight with my buddies Nick Cahill and Austin DeWees with Wings Air Helicopters

Taken with the +Ricoh Imaging Pentax 645z.
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Breiðamerkursandur, Iceland

It's so fantastic to reflect on my time in Iceland, it seems like a dream. I had wanted to shoot this location for a long time and it didn't disappoint. I mean there are icebergs on a beach! How crazy is that. In fact what is crazy is how quickly everything changes depending on the tides. I had spoted a fantastic iceberg to shoot, but when I returned it was gone...all however many tons of it.

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