Shark’s Tooth by MAPhoto

On November 15 my new website will be released. Contained therein will be 300 images spanning my fifteen year career, all of which have been remastered to be on display at industry-leading high resolution. Included in this collection will be 15-20 images never seen before from my recent travels, including the Himalayas, and 50 other photographs from this past one year.

This photograph here is one of them. It was the absolute best Aurora show I have ever been fortunate enough to capture, and to do so I used several images, but with the main aurora shown in the middle here and its refection being captured at the same time.

It is extremely important to view this in a well-darkened environment. If you can’t see the fine details of the rocks on the bottom edge of the frame clearly then try again some other time, because there are a lot of subtle details I enjoyed in this landscape. In particular, the moonlight emerging onto the peaks.

Anyway, thanks for having a look and I’ll see you on the 15th.

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Temple of Night by MAPhoto

This year was a particularly special year for the Aurora shoot in the north of Canada’s Yukon. I explored a lot of new country, new perspectives and got some pretty amazing Aurora shows 5 nights in a row at one point. While this isn’t the best aurora I captured all trip (that still to come) this composition was one of my favorites ever, and the clouds passing by throughout the night were the icing on the cake. This shot is 3 exposures blended for various details ranging from 4 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 6400 for the sky to 1 minute at f/4.5 and ISO 6400 for the foreground. All exposures from the same place within a few moments of each other. And yes I was standing in the stream. Thanks for comments.

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Revival 2 by hillsee

Reprocessed this image ~ sometimes I struggle with colour.
ISO200 Two images focus stacked for DOF

The divisions of one into many are caused by light and shade,
and if we looked keenly into life,
both within and without,
we should realize clearly that it is one life,
one light,
which appears divided and made into many by different shades.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

A river is illuminated by the setting sun as it races towards the Ogilvie Mountains, in Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon, Canada

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