False Kiva … located in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Please view on black. Ama Dablam, 22,493 ft. (6,856 m), as seen from Kala Patthar, 18,514' (5,643 m). This particular evening was the highlight of our 21 day trek through the Everest region of Nepal. We hiked up Kala Patthar for sunset to see the full moon rise over Mount Everest. It was a rare calm evening and the views were unlike anything I've ever seen. Fortunately turned my camera away from Everest for a moment to take some shots of Ama Dablam -- a lower, but much sexier peak when all is said and done. The aplenglow in the Himalayas is simply unreal, especially from a vantage point like Kala Patthar. I've been working obsessively on improving my workflow over the past month or so, and I finally feel like I'm beginning to get it dialed in. Video tutorials by Chip Phillips and Sean Bagshaw have been an instrumental part of my learning process, and a one-on-one session with Alex Noriega provided the much-needed breakthrough I've been looking for. Alex and I worked on a different image together earlier this week, and then I jumped right into this one with some of the techniques I learned during our session. The patterns upon patterns in the snow made this by far the most intricate and detailed image I've ever worked on. I hope you enjoy looking at it even a fraction as much as I enjoyed making it!
Stokksnes, Iceland 2014 My birthday began with a tasty little present from Stefan =) and a salty coffee, because we took some water from Jökulsarlon (Glacierlake) the day before and thought it would be fresh water...but it was NOT! But when we got out to take pictures everything went just perfect!! The sky cleared up more and more and some fog came in beneath the mountains. I took this one quite in the beginning, later the sky turned more purple. You will see ;-) Interesting Fact: At the end of the headland Stokksnes the Americans built a big radar-station in 1955 which is now used by the NATO. http://on.fb.me/1e5i1WM
Throwback to this past summer's hike up Evergreen Mountain Lookout in Washington. This short hike puts you up above the clouds at around 5500 feet. The sunset the night we hiked up there was one of the most colorful displays of light I have ever seen. The amazing sunset combined with the low clouds made for this unique image of Evergreen Mountain Lookout.
Monte santo Lussari is a holy pilgrimage, a place where the three major language groups meet in prayer and desire for peace. The Lussari Mount is situated in the center of the forest of Tarvisio, that also in this age of modernization and of realization of great public works has maintened its naturalistic beauties, also thanks to its rational exploitation of the resources that the forest produces. For this reason, in this habitat live a lot of animals (from the deers to the roebucks, chamoises, ibexes, who are been reintroduced successfully since 20 years), the golden eagle and other small predatories, the capercaillie (symbol of the forest of Tarvisio), the forcello cock, partridges and coturnici, foxes, hares and marmots, moreover occasionally are sight in forest the brown bear, the lynx and the wild boar. The natural contest is an example of are beauty as for the Lussari mount is surrounded by the highest tops of the chain of the Alps giulie, that stretched away also in the Slovenia; here can be admired the Mangart, The Cacciatore mount, the tops of Riofreddo, the group of the Jof Fuart and the Montasio(the highest top of the Italian Alps that is 2753 meters up below the sea level)). North, to the border with Austria it begins the chain of the Alps Carniche (Karnischen Alpen), here we can see the Oisternig Mount, and in distance can be admired, in the more limpid eyes, the chain of the hogh Tauri. until the Glossklochner (the highest Top of Austria that is 3700 meters up below the sea level). Thank you for visiting my gallery and I wish you a beautiful weekend .
"PAINT THE TOWN RED" Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland after a dull and an uneventful sunset, i decided to wait till it was dark enough so I can use the red glow of the lights from the tiny town of Bushmills and add drama to this capture.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Under stars crossing a clear sky, a tortuous road runs through the bealock and zigzag down. By this photo, I try to express my perception about passage of time and infinity of universe. At an altitude of 4400 meters on the Balang mountain situated in west China, this image is achieved with a long exposure of 1 hour.