Hidden by hillsee by hillsee

After a night walk to a gulch, stars, clouds, and the ocean.
This gulch is tucked away, out of sight, with no track leading to it.

“Hidden”

‘The world around us flashed and flared. The lost evening’s fading colours bled fast. Leaving silent nothingness to hold us. And between slashes of the dying gold, proud darkness swirled his magical cape. Where did the land hide when the night stole the evening light?’
~ Prabir C. Purkayastha

2 images blended for dynamic range, one for stars.
Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24mm @ 14mm
20 s and 30 s, f/8, ISO 64,
30 s, f/2.8, ISO 3200

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Arc de Triomphe by erezmarom by erezmarom

​It was hard not to think about the Parisian Arc de Triomphe when seeing this huge, arched iceberg!
If you’d like to experience and shoot this unbelievable place yourself, see my new ‘Tales of Arctic’ Nights Greenland photo workshop next summer for a week of immense icebergs, jagged mountains and playful whales. The wrokshop is already half full so hurry up to secure your spot.
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Canon 5D3
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC
Disko Bay, Greenland

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…bled XLIV… by roblfc1892 by roblfc1892

start of the day wasn’t promising, all locations i’ve planned to visit were in fog and in clouds, so i decided to go to bled to take some misty lake photos. there were no colours at all and visibility was no good, but suddenly something has changed. and here’s the result. winter sunsets at bled are amazing…

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Before The Grace Of God by TheNarratographer by TheNarratographer

I do not believe in God, but it is moments like this when I seriously start to doubt that disbelief.

The night started off at 2am, waking up and getting out of bed not long after I had gotten in. I looked out the window and the sky was coated with low hanging, thick cloud. I got back into bed, I lay there a moment. The weather forecast had been for clear, beautiful skies over Durdle Door – my eyes argued the opposite. Eventually, against my better judgement, I got out of bed and headed for the coast.

Half an hour later I arrived to find my friend Matt already there. Durdle Door is a pain in the arse sometimes, as they lock the gates to the dark park so that you cannot pay for parking and then fine you £90 when you park somewhere close. Still, we knew we would be gone before the place opened up so we left the cars there, put on as many layers as we could and then sauntered down towards Durdle Door.

When shooting the Milky Way (and I am no expert from a photography sense) you need to first let your eyes adapt to the darkness. Once you have been in complete darkness for a around 20 minutes, when you look in the direction of our galactic core, you can slowly start to see the dust and clouds that form the band you see in the image above. As for taking the image, I find that shooting with a large aperture lens, such as an F/1.4 is best and setting your ISO no higher than 3200.

Anyway, it was freezing at Durdle Door this morning, I mean really freezing. Matt and I lasted there until about 5.30am, when we realised it wasn’t going to be the best sunset and we packed up and headed for McDonalds. For once, he even paid!

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