So many treasures, so little time...
Walking through a fog filled forest, feeling the dew on my face, the ferns at my feet and the smell of wet earth.
The delicate Rhododendrons stealing the show from the majestic Redwoods.
Happy Father’s Day to all you macho men out there. Kudos on getting in touch with your sensitive/caring side.
Hoh National Forest
Olympic National Park
( simply could not resist the caption
One of those moments when my dreams were surpassed by reality..
BTS video with my artistic philosophy here:
To get to this spot which is at the end of a long steep trail involved clinging to roots, slippping on wet branches, slithering in mud, butt sliding and a whole lot of grunting, while the rain pelted down the entire time. Felt pretty beat up by the time I arrived at the end of the trail and saw that the entire landscape was blanketed in heavy fog. Decided to just rest, eat and contemplate why I subject myself to these misdaventures. And that is when the answer revealed itself to me.
El Capitan, Yosemite.
(did not feel like using content aware fill. Felt the human element added to the winter magic.)
At the crossroads of where Sun meets Snow, and Autumn meets winter.
Just back from a wonderful trip to Glacier NP and the Canadian rockies. Wanted to capture some shots that are not necessarily iconic but celebrate those special moments when light favors us light chasers.
Cinque Torri, Dolomites, Italy
I am always enamored by flower filled meadows with a backdrop of mountains. The quintessential landscape photograph which we all aspire for. Having drooled over so many of the images shared on this platform, was finally able to generate one which makes me smile every time I look at it. This image is a blend of about 6-8 images for focus stacking as well as a perspective blend for the foreground. Stacked images were manually blended in PS.Please view in lightbox.
Redwood National forest. Mendocino coast. California.
(Published, Popular Photography, Landscape Photography Magazine, and Outdoor Photographer magazine)
For the past 5 years I have been visiting the Redwood national forest in the hope of capturing this scene again.
Having made my way to the forest at 5.30 am I was delighted to wander through the mystic fog for about 4 hours after which other priorities like hunger surfaced and the digestive juices overtook the creative ones. Realizing I have never created good pics on an empty stomach I made my way to the Requa Inn. After a hearty breakfast of their famous homemade granola/yogurt. toast with homemade blueberry jam, scrambled eggs with herbs and seasoning, green smoothie and two cups of coffee I was ready to return to the forest. I had hiked the entire Damnation creek trail the day before and knew where to expect the beams to show up if the sun emerged from the overcast sky. An hour or so after I returned for a very brief period the sun poked through..and when it did I was ready. Hope you like this rendition. It comes after 5 years of trying ...so when people ask how do you always manage to be at the right place at the right time..I smile and say..I guess someone up there loves me. And now you know the truth.
A few rays of sunshine reach out through a passing storm to bid adieu to the autumn leaves of Aspen subjects against the backdrop of the approaching blizzard.
Isn't it amazing how nature combines colors to create beauty and harmony? Makes me wonder why we as a human race have so much difficulty with being able to do the same. One of the many lessons we could learn from mother Nature.