Hot Spring Curves by MAPhoto

High temperature springs steam through the cold early morning air. A few years now I’ve been coming here, looking for the right conditions. Snow on the peaks while the foreground is clear, sunrise light, a nice sky, below freezing temps that make the mist show up well, etc. This morning while with a group on my Eastern Sierra tour, it finally all came together.

The next morning there was an all-out blizzard…..

This is a SINGLE image file processed extensively from RAW and in PS. Exposure was 4 seconds at 45mm with a 4-stop ND on there. Thanks for looking.

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Owens River by dkproperties

“Owens River Alpenglow”
I took this image just after the leading edge of a thunderstorm had moved overhead from the East. The sun had just set and clouds were beginning to turn color, everything was building for a great shoot but the lightning and thunder began growing closer and intensifying, next the rain began to fall. I know many of you are familiar with Owens River area but for those who aren’t; it’s basically flat; very few trees, with foliage mainly around the river, in-other-words not a good place to be shooting with a tripod when rain and lightning are bearing down on you.
The color in the sky was incredible but even more spectacular was the alpenglow on the western mountains, but it was too dicey to remain, I took a handful of final images and ran like a Ninny, I mean Olympic sprinter back to my car.

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Geese over river delta, Southern Iceland by TonySpencer

I had the bad seat in the helicopter when I spotted these geese. I was the one shooting through the perspex window as opposed to the seats with no doors on. I didn’t know if this image would be sharp or even if it would work at the time, shooting from a helicopter is pretty frantic at times.
This has turned out to be my favourite image for a very long time! Hope you all like it too!

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