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David Shield
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Landscape Photographer, published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and featured on Google Chromecast.
Landscape Photographer, published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and featured on Google Chromecast.

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This was taken during my first shoot of Cathedral Rock from Oak Creek. As I was based in Village of Oak Creek, I accessed the area from the less popular (or known) east side route, which requires driving a well maintained dirt road, followed by a short hike. Although most visitors to this area can safely cross Oak Creek during most of summer and fall, winter and spring run-off can make for a far greater challenge. In my opinion, this side of the creek is best for photographing Cathedral Rock reflected in calm pools of water. The sky was far from dramatic, but the sunset light was definitely nice enough to make it easy to enjoy this classic Sedona scene.
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I was able to take a break last week and go on a couple of sunset shoots on Oak Creek. On this second trip, I decided to cross the creek and photograph sunset at Red Rock Crossing. Even though there were wind gusts throughout the evening, I had already envisioned shooting long exposures during sunset, at this spot. I feel that long exposure photography in this area further enhances the feeling of peace and tranquility, which is something Sedona is very well known for.

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This may be my last image post for a while, as I will be taking care of some important business next month.

After capturing my “Tide Pools Sunset” shot, I literally ran over to this spot and attempted to shoot another composition featuring the colorful sunset. In theory, that was a good idea; however in this case the negative tide resulted in a far less interesting scene. Wanting so badly to get the shot, I decided to shoot the sunset, and then hang out until sunrise when the tide was forecast to be higher. The waves overwhelmed my position during the night, forcing me to retreat, but I was able to mark the exact location of my tripod legs, allowing me to photograph this foreground at sunrise. The two shots were blended together during post-processing.

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Sunset Portal and Ladder Rock

This arch and rock has been referred to by many names; however according to early maps this was originally identified as Hollow Rock, located on Cameo Shores. It is documented that this ocean feature was first officially named Ladder Rock after Captain Sheffield, manager of the Corona del Mar bathhouse, who had secured a ladder to the shore side of the rock.

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Yes, there is curvature of the horizon, but wanting to crop the image sparingly, I decided to keep that feature in the shot.

I found this area and scene by accident, and after completing a hike that was way more stupidity than bravery. The sea stacks, arches and natural formations located on this part of the California Coast would be a photographer’s dream. However, as I found out later, this particular area of the coast is sadly not accessible during sunset or sunrise. Even though I found this out the hard way, I am happy to have photographed here, after such effort.

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It took three trips to capture an acceptable image of the La Jolla Tide Pools. The negative tide was not the ideal situation for me; however my weather app indicated a good chance of an interesting sunset. The low tide revealed large areas of nice greenery throughout the area, but I decided early to claim this spot for my shoot, knowing that there is room for only two or three people at one time to photograph this particular composition.


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Our natural landscapes should forever remain as inspirations to us, and not reduced to becoming just a special memory. In this case, however, the once mighty kingdom of beautiful Poplar trees, is being taken from us. Most of these trees have now been cut down, and are being replaced with a different kind of resource. I was disappointed to find that delaying my trip here a week resulted in missing out on peak fall color. However, I would not trade the precious hours I spent here for anything. I know I did not capture anything like the many amazing images that have been photographed here, and I am OK with that part of this trip.

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After some research and a little scouting, I chose this spot for my sunset shoot, during a recent short trip to the Pacific Northwest. I liked all the elements of this scene, especially because it included some colorful fall foliage, which is one of the natural wonders that makes the Gorge such a popular place for photography. While sunset lacked color, I liked the clouds and diffused light, so I chose to shoot using a long exposure to enhance the colors and add interest to the sky.

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I have not thought about photographing waterfalls for a long time, but there is something about Spirit Falls that lured me to it. First, the falls were part of my shooting itinerary during my recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. While not super difficult to reach, Spirit Falls offers several challenges. I would not have even found the pathway down to the falls without first noticing a group of people a quarter of a mile from the original trailhead, which is now closed. That group decided not to go down the steep pathway to the falls. Once you reach the waterfall area, the next challenge is to find a composition where it is safe to set up and shoot, while avoiding spray from the powerful falls. All in all, not too crazy difficult, and I am left with a memory of my visit to a truly beautiful and mystical place.

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Located in Joshua Tree National Park, it could appear that the two main objects which make up this iconic scene have a natural magnetic attraction.

While my original plan was to photograph here through sunset, before moving on to a different location, I decided to stay and keep shooting during twilight, in an attempt to capture an image that conveys a different mood and feeling to this magical scene.

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