Today I was informed that my photo" Calla Lilies In Spring " is a Finalist in Digital Photo Pro Magazine's Emerging Pro Competition . Please, if you have the time, go to the link and vote for my picture, or at least the one you like best! Thank you so much!
2011 is almost over.. . It has been an amazing year to me. Even though I did not have much time this year to travel and photograph, I enjoyed every minutes I had in few trips to Palouse, Zion & Banff. I just wanted to say thank you to all of my contacts that have showed their support this past year. Happy New Years to you and your family! See you in 2012 :-)
Sorry I haven't been around much. The image is taken from a hike to Subway in Zion NP last week of October. There are many beautiful cascades along the hike. This is famous Arch Angel Falls. I tried to photograph it a little different. Thanks for looking and comments and critiques are always welcome!
Spectacular waves of sandstone illumination photographed from deep inside Antelope Canyon. Ever since I saw pictures of the canyon in Art Wolfe's book, I dreamed about exploring it. The rich colors and hues are completely natural. These are the result of how the camera records reflections of direct light and different color temperatures onto the already colorful sandstone. The best time or more popular time to photograph the canyon is in the summer from around 10 am to 2pm. However, the Navaho Indian tribe now allow you to visit the canyon only two hours per day. Believe it or not, exposures are not really tricky in the slot canyon to digital cameras. I bracketed 4 exposures for the scene but ended up to use only two (RAW files) to edit. I manually blend the two exposures in PS and leave the dark parts as they are. Thanks for looking and comments and critiques are always welcome! Best view LARGE!!!
Canon 5D Mark II 16-35 lens No filter Two exposures: iSO 400, f/16, 5'' & 0''6 s
This is Palouse last weekend with balsamroot blossom. Even though I did not get an epic sunset, I'm glad to have little rainbow in the stormy sky. The wind blew the wildflowers so I have to use ISO 800 to avoid the blurry flowers. To deal with depth of field issue, I blend 3 exposures ( manual focus in foreground, mid ground, background) by using software Helicon Focus. Any comments or critics are appreciated! Have a nice long weekend!
Canon 16-35 lens Polarizer+ 3 stop Grad ND 3 exposures for DoF
Here's another from my recent trip to lake Abraham, Canada. Finding nice foreground for sunrise was challenging. I went there an hour before sunrise and tried to search for nice ice patterns in the dark. So I'm not sure if this is really good foreground. Thanks for all the thoughtful critiques on my previous picture. As usual, your comments and critiques are greatly appreciated!
16-35 lens Polarizer+ 2 stop Grad filter f 18, 1/2 second