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Where to Shoot Yosemite's Horsetail Fall
Horsetail Fall in Yosemite Valley is backlit by the setting sun for roughly two weeks each year. As the sun falls behind the vertical face of El Capitan...

#Yosemite #landscapephotography #workshops

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2017 Death Valley Photography Workshops
So far I'm planning two trips for spring wildflowers, two for fall:
Mar 1 - 5 - Death Valley Spring Landscapes & Night Photography
Mar 22 - 26 - Death Valley Spring Landscapes & Night Photography
Nov 16 - 19 - Death Valley Landscape & Night Photography - Leonid Meteor Shower
Dec 9 - 13 - Death Valley Landscape & Night Photography - Geminid Meteor Shower

Here's my Death Valley workshop overview page:

I'll get a blog post up shortly with info on the ones in March, and add that link here. I live 3 hours from the park, and I've been exploring Death Valley several times per year for eleven years! If you can't join me but want to explore the park, my 320-page guidebook “Photographing California Vol. 2 – South” includes 40+ locations in Death Valley.

#deathvalley   #photographyworkshops

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Joshua Trees at Sunset
I don't usually think of Joshua trees as a "cloud forest" species, but in the winter when they get most of their moisture, a lot of them live up where they are in the clouds of oncoming storms. Although they are clearly a desert species, it's high desert, and much of the moisture falls as snow. This lengthens the time when the moisture can soak into the soil.

Joshua trees are an indicator species for the Mojave Desert ecosystem. They have been declining in geographical extent for thousands of years. One contributing factor may be the extinction of the giant ground sloth, which spread Joshua tree seeds, but disappeared around the time that humans arrived on the continent. As climate change shortens winters and raises snow levels, that may accelerate their decline.
#joshuatrees   #landscapephotography   #DeathValley   #MojaveDesert  

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Blue Hour at Mono Lake
After the "super moon" rise at Mono Lake last month, I stayed to get a blue hour photo of these tufa rock formations, back-lit by the light of the full moon. I entered this and several other photos in the annual calendar contest conducted by the +Mono Lake Committee... fingers crossed! #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops #monolake #california #easternsierrs  

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
As I look towards possibly leading workshops in Grand Teton National Park in 2017, I've updated some of the edits on my photos from my past visits to the park.

#landscapephotography   #photographyworkshops   #grandteton   #nationalpark  
Grand Teton National Park
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Adam Ondra's Historic Free Climb of El Capitan
I was wondering who would be climbing El Capitan at night, but when you have a record to break, every minute is precious. I learned after my workshop last week that we had captured Adam Ondra on his record-breaking free climb of El Capitan on the night of November 15.

+Outside Magazine has the full story:
How Adam Ondra Pulled Off the Dawn Wall

#AdamOndra #climbing #Yosemite #ElCapitan #news #nightphotography #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography  

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Yosemite Fall Colors at Night
Can't wait to be in Yosemite Valley tomorrow for my workshop!

It'll run Nov 12 - 16, so I should be able to post a photo from time to time, or at least at the end:

#photographyworkshop   #yosemite   #fallcolors   #nightphotography  

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Fall Colors Still Going Strong in the Eastern Sierra
A light storm this weekend could add nice atmospheric effects to photos, or it could blow leaves down!
#easternsierra   #california   #monocounty   #outsideontheeastside  

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Bodie Researched for Alton Towers Theme Park
This was a fun video to shoot. U.K. theme park Alton Towers decided to research an authentic mining town for an attraction they're opening this week. We spent one day up in Bodie capturing video, time-lapse footage, stills, interviews and sounds, and this was the result.

I'd like to thank the California Film Commission for the quick turnaround on our film permit, Bodie State Historic Park / +California State Parks for supporting the research and production, and +Lori Hibbett for producing sunrise and night time-lapse footage of Bodie's iconic car on the shoot.

#filmmaking   #California   #BodieStateHistoricPark   #video  

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Sunset in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows
A short hike and a long lens yielded this stunning view in the High Sierra Saturday night. I hadn't visited this vantage point in a while, but it seemed like it might pay off for this sunset.
#yosemite   #nationalpark   #landscapephotography   #highsierra  
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