A Photographers Perspective
This is my tripod set up on Dante's View, Death Valley. I had climbed out on the ridge as far as I could go with reasonable safety. The far tripod leg is only 6 inches from he edge. The area below is called Badwater Basin and is only 5,500 feet below me. I went to a lot of trouble to get to this point as I was only driving through Death Valley to get to Las Vegas and my flight home (ie last day of my holiday). I got up to this vantage point approx 2 hours before sunset and was looking forward to a spectactular photographic experience. The reality turned out to be a major disappointment. Once the sun falls below the mountain range on my left the valley falls into inky darkness and all that is left is a dull glow on a clear sky. This is a location worth going to, simply for the view and a road will bring you within a few hundered meteres from where this tripod is perched. If I was lucky enough to get back here I would investigate the potential of a dawn shoot.
First Light At Tunnel View
Yosemite, California, USA.
I suspect I may have shown a version of this before, but here I am continuing the road trip series. Long drive from LA to Yosemite, followed by a very early start and drive in the snow. Just arrived at dawn to catch this view.
Red Rock Canyon (only 40 mins from Las Vegas Strip)
The combination of snow and the warm glow of the setting sun adds a few more colours to the palette.
Grand Canyon First Light
We often get overpowered by the scale of the Grand Canyon.
This image is just a small detail of the dawn sun back lighting a line of trees along a ridge and gives a small insight into the true scale and grandeur of this place.
Lonsesome Tree (Grand Canyon)
This photo was taken with my face in the snow and the camera extended over my head. so I could get low enough to frame the tree against the canyon, yet see the far rim and the sky.
This image is a part of a USA road trip I presented to my local camera club. Pdf version available here.
Grand Canyon Classic View.
Early morning light creeps across the valley. Remember, the early bird gets the worm. I had to be at my chosen location ahead of the dawn crowd, to ensure I could place my tripod against the railings.
I will post a few images from my last night Offshoot slideshow, over the next few days.
A link to a pdf version of the slideshow can be found here...
Roots (Killiney Offshoot Outing)
Flowers (Offshoot Killiney Outing)
Dawn Outside The Walls Of Siena
My neice's 21st birthday party. MoB_00839_s009736
Sony A7 with Voightlander 40 mm f1.4, available light at iso 2500, manual focus at approx f2.8.
Last of the Guinness Storehouse Series.
Guinness Storehouse Question. ?
Am I looking up or looking down ??
So lucky to get blue skies and fluffy clouds in mid Jan. I would so love to shoot this with a tilt and shift lens.
A scene from the Guinness Storehouse.
Detail from the Guinness Storehouse
Thanks to Mike for organising a super trip.
I have some more images from the trip here....
Glenbarrow (another view)
While the valley was in deep shade, the low lying sun lit up the surrounding trees. This is 180 degree view relative to the earlier Glenbarrow river image.
Walk to Glenbarrow.
Black & White Version.
Walking towards Glenbarrow.
The low winter midday sun is filtered by the dense woodland.
An image from a walk to Glenbarrow (Co. Laois) on 26th December, 2016.
Grand Canyon at Christmas Time.
Possible Christmas Card
SWM 3 Rock
View from near Bolus Head, Co. Kerry.
Sun and Rain
Valencia Lighthouse (Ver 2)
Not really happy with the b&w conversion, will revisit in a few weeks time with a fresh pair of eyes.
This is a sister image of the previous Chill-Out. I was initially attracted to the lovely quality of the light. I realized that the missing fishermen were "Chilling Out" against the railings around the corner, which led in turn to the Chill Out image.