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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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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.


#seascape   #landscape   #sunsetphotography   #california  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +AJ Lim +Eric Drumm +Dorma Wiggin +HQSP Promotion +HQSP Landscape +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show 
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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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I prefer to post a new image every other week when possible, but chose to post this shot one week after the last, to promote a very important message.

A mammogram + early detection can help save a woman’s life. Be educated about fighting breast cancer, and please share the message.

I love long exposure photography. The effects intrigue me, and even though I plan to capture a specific look with each shot, the resulting image often surprises me.

What I attempt to convey using this technique, is the surreal, but not unreal. An image that represents light and color detail in almost every part of the recorded scene.

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This shot was taken at the end of summer in Joshua Tree National Park, when the milky way is enhanced by three stars, each of which is the brightest in its constellation. Vega, the brightest star, can be observed in the eastern sky after dusk. Rising below to complete the Summer Triangle is Altair (the Eagle) and Deneb (the Swan).

My first images taken of Joshua Tree National Park were used in my Really Right Stuff product review. It is an honor to work with the RRS company, and publish this review. If you are not yet familiar with RRS camera support products, and are looking for some of the best gear money can buy, I highly recommend checking out their website.

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This is one of my new favorite places for photographing seascapes. During my first trip here, I hiked to a few spots with great views, only to end up with a mostly disappointing sunset. Determined to get a shot from this trip, I returned again before sunrise and walked down to this spot. With a small amount of color in the sky, the tide was just right for a long exposure to create this wispy effect, and contrast with the stillness in the foreground. The soft horizon is a result of waves rising above the horizon line, frequently during the exposure.

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