Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 – IV by MarselvanOosten

Four days ago I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 with two black and white portfolios – a landscape portfolio and a wildlife portfolio. Here’s the last image from the landscape portfolio.

All four images were shot from a kayak or while standing in the water, on a scouting trip last year in the swamps of Louisiana – off the beaten tracks, and far away from all the usual photographic hot spots. This is surely one of the most magical places on this planet.

You can read more about this series on my blog: http://ow.ly/3yzTBj

In short: two years ago we decided to check out the swamps in Louisiana and Texas to see if we could set up the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour there. Last month we returned from our second scouting trip to this amazing place, where we searched for additional locations, finalized the accommodation, and fine tuned the logistics.

We will officially announce the new trip somewhere next week. As usual, we will first contact our most frequent flyers to give them first choice, but after that we’ll open the tours for the rest of you as well.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.

Marsel

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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left: www.squiver.com

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Travel Photographer Of The Year – III by MarselvanOosten

Three days ago I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 with two black and white portfolios – a landscape portfolio and a wildlife portfolio. Yesterday I posted the second of four images from the landscape portfolio, today the third one.

All four images were shot on a scouting trip last year in the swamps of Louisiana – off the beaten tracks, and far away from all the usual photographic hot spots. This is surely one of the most magical places on this planet.

If you don’t want to wait for the rest of the series, you can also check out the entire story behind the images on my blog: http://ow.ly/3yzTBj

Two years ago we decided to check out the swamps in Louisiana and Texas to see if we could set up the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour there. Last month we returned from our second scouting trip to this amazing place, where we searched for additional locations, finalized the accommodation, and fine tuned the logistics.

Somewhere next week we will officially announce the new trip. As usual, we will first contact our most frequent flyers to give them first choice, but after that we’ll open the tours for the rest of you as well.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.

Marsel

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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left: www.squiver.com

©2015 Marsel van Oosten, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.

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Travel Photographer Of The Year – II by MarselvanOosten

Two days ago I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015, a great honour. Two of my portfolios were selected by the jury – a landscape portfolio and a wildlife portfolio. Yesterday I posted the first of four images from the landscape portfolio, today the second one.

If you don’t want to wait for the rest of the series, you can also check out the entire story behind the images on my blog: http://ow.ly/3yzTBj

All four images were shot on a scouting trip last year in the swamps of Louisiana – off the beaten tracks, and far away from all the usual photographic hot spots. This is surely one of the most magical places on this planet.

Two years ago we decided to check out the swamps in Louisiana and Texas to see if we could set up the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour there. Last month we returned from our second scouting trip to this amazing place, where we searched for additional locations, finalised the accommodation, and fine tuned the logistics. Somewhere next week we will officially announce the new trip. As usual, we will first contact our most frequent flyers to give them first choice, but after that we’ll open the tours for the rest of you as well.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.

Marsel

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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left: www.squiver.com

©2015 Marsel van Oosten, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.

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Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 by MarselvanOosten

I am very excited to share with you that I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015.

The jury selected two of my portfolio’s – one landscape/travel portfolio, and one wildlife portfolio. This makes it even more special for me, because I’m always trying to do both genres equally well, which is why I call myself a nature photographer and not a landscape or a wildlife photographer.

Over the next few days I will post all the winning images here, but if you don’t have the patience for that, you can also check out the entire story behind the images on my blog: http://ow.ly/3yzTBj

I will start with the images from the winning landscape series. They were all shot last year in the swamps of Louisiana and Texas on a scouting trip for the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour – more info on that somewhere next week.

All shots were taken on a misty morning just after sunrise, either from a kayak or standing in the cold water. It’s one of the most magical places on this planet.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.

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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left: www.squiver.com

Marsel

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Marsel

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Primordial by MarselvanOosten

Very pleased that my image ‘Primordial’ is one of the winners in this year’s European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The image was shot from a kayak on a misty morning on one of the many bayous of Louisiana last year, and I’m looking forward to our next visit there in just three days time.

We are currently setting up the world’s first Cypress Trees By Kayak photo tour in Louisiana and Texas, so if you would like to join us in October/November 2016 to photograph these amazing trees and swampscapes on a thrilling kayak adventure, drop us an email and we’ll put your name on the list. Frequent flyers on our tours (aka Squiverati) have priority. More details later!

Marsel

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Heavenly Path by CHoiberg

5 Creative Approaches to use Dehaze for Landscape Photography

Before leaving on my two week trip to the Southern States I was daydreaming about photographing a dirt road with Live Oak Trees and Spanish Moss. My plan was to photograph a couple of these, and this was the highlight of my trip.
However when I was on location, I never seemed to be able to take any decent shots of them. Either the light was to harsh, the road wasn’t too photogenic, or the image turned out rather boring.
Even tho I captured some pictures I really liked from other locations, it was bugging me that I hadn’t got any shot of these magical trees.
On my last sunrise before heading back home, I drove through this road from Botany Bay for the second time. To my satisfaction the light was just breaking through the trees, and due to the early hour the light was still soft enough to create a magical atmosphere.
The road is not long, and normally it takes maximum 5 minutes to drive through. Well, I spent over an hour! What a way to end the trip! Possible the best image of my trip, was the last one I took.

Check out the link above for some tips and tricks of how to use Lightrooms new Dehaze tool in a creative way. It works well with both Northern Lights and B&W too!

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