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A four day roadtrip in Scotland – Time Lapse Photography Article

A four day roadtrip in Scotland In May 2019 my girlfriend Amelia and I drove around Scotland for four days. I usually make pretty standard travel vlogs, however I didn’t feel like doing that on this trip. Instead I opted for an (at the time) new style of vlogging (for me), the cinematic travel vlog! Less of my face, more of the scene, more titles on screen. This video was mostly shot on a Canon 1DXMkII (for the slow motion…

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Green River Canyon | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Green River Canyon | G Dan Mitchell Photography A hazy evening overlooking the Green River Canyon as sunset.Green River Canyon. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A hazy evening overlooking the Green River Canyon at sunset.The story of this photograph — and this version of the image — is a bit involved for the usual two-paragraph post, but here goes. The first part concerns the fact that this is not a new photograph, but that I created and shared…

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Towers, Windows, Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Towers, Windows, Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography Arches National Park towers and windows, backed by distant mountains in morning haze.Towers, Windows, Mountains. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Arches National Park towers and windows, backed by distant mountains in morning haze.The first time I visited Arches National Park, I was intentionally almost completely ignorant of the place. I had sort of connected it with Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire,” but only as a sort of vague background…

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Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants | G Dan Mitchell Photography Plants grow in cracks in a sandstone cliff, Zion Naitonal Park.Fractured Sandstone Cliff, Plants. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Plants grow in cracks in a sandstone cliff, Zion Naitonal Park.One unanticipated result of the pandemic restrictions on travel has been that I’ve had plenty of time to start digging through my archive of photographs made over the years. In some cases I have “discovered” photograph files that…

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Three Sisters, Sheep Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Three Sisters, Sheep Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography The Three Sisters, Sheep Rock, and other red rock formations, Arches National Park.Three Sisters, Sheep Rock. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.The Three Sisters, Sheep Rock, and other red rock formations, Arches National Park.There are so many things bound up in photographs like this one that it would be possible to write a book about it. This was my first visit to this landscape and, as such,…

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Snag, Red Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Snag, Red Rock | G Dan Mitchell Photography An old snag stands in front of a freactured red rock cliff.Snag, Red Rock. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An old snag stands in front of a freactured red rock cliff.Let me repeat a slightly embarrassing story that I’ve told before. For many years I did not bother to photograph in the Southwest. There are several facets to the explanation. I was something of a Sierra “bigot” —…

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Storm Timelapse – Lessons Learned – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

Storm Timelapse – Lessons Learned – Timelapse Travels This past weekend there was an opportunity to try some storm photography I had been tracking the weather on the Storm Radar app and saw that NYC was going to have a thunderstorm later in the afternoon. The first location that came to mind was Fort Wadsworth which is near the Verrazano Bridge in Staten Island. The overlook is fairly far away from the city but you can still zoom in and…

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Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay – Fine Art Photography Article

Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bay Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.Late Winter Morning , Richardson Bayv. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds and fog about Richardson Bay and San Francisco Bay on a winter morning.This photograph comes from a late-winter visit to redwoods north of San Francisco — the time of year where the trillium flowers are in bloom and when the approach of spring is evident.…

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A Comprehensive List of Commercial Drone Use Cases (128+ And Growing) – Aerial Photography Article

A Comprehensive List of Commercial Drone Use Cases (128+ And Growing) By Josh PoznerJune 18th, 2020 128+ Commercial Use Cases for Drones  You just got home and forgot one thing at the market. A few clicks on your phone, and within the hour there is a box on your front porch, no traffic, no hassle. Weather in the city or country there are hundreds of cases where drones provide a viable alternative to the current business model. A closer look…

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A Brief History of the Vintage Coca-Cola Wall Ad in Vicksburg, Mississippi – Fine Art Photography Article

A Brief History of the Vintage Coca-Cola Wall Ad in Vicksburg, Mississippi The Coca-Cola character “Sprite Boy” helped me place a timeframe on the creation of this old wall ad I walk around a lot of small towns with old buildings that feature fading antique wall ads, and while I see all kinds of brands and products, of course Coca-Cola is the most ubiquitous. I recently spotted this old Coca-Cola wall ad at the intersection of Washington and Grove in Vicksburg,…

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Featured Photographer Henley Spiers | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Featured Photographer Henley Spiers | Waterdog Photography Every underwater photographer aspires to develop a style that sets them apart from everyone else. Some incorporate interesting techniques into their bag of tricks while others look for ways to shoot a subject that is unique. Henley Spiers is one of those forward-thinking individuals that is able to combine his skills to produce some truly breathtaking images. Hailing from London, England, this half-French half-Brit has spent years living abroad only to return recently…

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This too will pass. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

This too will pass. » Gale Photography I went for some exercise recently.  The lockdown rules in the UK allow the use of a vehicle to drive a “reasonable distance” to where a person will exercise.  I drove a few miles to the Ridgeway.  The car park I arrived at was empty, so I considered it reasonable to park there and walk.  It was a glorious day, and eventually I arrived at a place called “Wayland’s Smithy”.  It’s a Neolithic…

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Street is neat (again) » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Street is neat (again) » Gale Photography There are as many stories at our feet as there are at eye level or higher.  It’s definitely worth looking down at your feet for images.  If you are afraid of the journey I’ll take you there gradually… This image shows that one department, the pavement painting one, has not communicated well with the sign installing one.  Ignoring the oddly proportioned bicycle, the sign/painting combo might tend to confuse obedient walkers and cyclists. …

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Beach timelapses – The toughest timelapse to take? – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

Beach timelapses – The toughest timelapse to take? – Timelapse Travels Where is the toughest timelapse to take?  A beach…. Last weekend I went to Belmar NJ to take a timelapse of the beach at sunset.  I was also planning to take a drone timelapse but it was too windy.  The weather was a bit cold and very windy which meant pretty rough water.  I’ve always struggled to take timelapses of waves because they move so fast and are unpredictable.…

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A Visit to the Ancient Native American Mound Site at Etowah, Georgia – Fine Art Photography Article

A Visit to the Ancient Native American Mound Site at Etowah, Georgia Georgia mound site is spectacular, but the marble statues steal the show The magnificent mound site at Etowah, in NW Georgia at Cartersville, was occupied by prehistoric people from about 1,000 – 1,550 AD. It was occupied by potentially several thousand people of the Mississippian culture, which predated the ascendance of more modern Native American tribes like the Cherokee. The Etowahans were ancestors of the Muscogee Creek people (1).…

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Exploring Broad Street Cemetery, established 1655 in Salem, Massachusetts – Fine Art Photography Article

Exploring Broad Street Cemetery, established 1655 in Salem, Massachusetts In this video, we take a walk through a historic New England cemetery Detail photograph of the Thomas Robie tombstone. Close-up of the Thomas Robie grave stone text. Full text of the Thomas Robie headstone in Salem “Here lyes Inter’d ye Remains ofMr. Thomas Robie born at Boston.Educat’d in Harvard College of WhichFor Several years he was a FellowPracticed Physick in this TownWhere he Died on ye 28 of August1729 in…

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2019 in the Rearview – ptanphoto – Underwater Photography Article

2019 in the Rearview – ptanphoto Writing a look back on the past year hadn’t crossed my mind this time, not to mention my complete overlooking of the fact that another decade had just flashed by. I only realized this after the deluge of posts by friends online, listing their accomplishments, highlights and lowlights. Photographically speaking (since this is technically a photo blog), 2019 was a year I spent capturing my experiences, vs. actively seeking out sceneries to photograph. There’s…

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Best Sunrise Spot for Photography in Rome – Timelapse Travels – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Best Sunrise Spot for Photography in Rome – Timelapse Travels Rome is known as the Eternal city and the places to take photographs can be eternally overwhelming (in a good way). One of my favorite things to do as a photographer in major tourist cities is to wake up for sunrise. The city can be absolutely beautiful in the morning and you have the advantage of beating all the crowds! You can get some iconic shots without all the tourists…

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Chris Burkard: Say Yes to What You Want – Photography Article

Today’s guest is one many of you have been asking for oh-so-long. He’s one of the top travel, outdoor, and landscape photographers in the world, bringing us to some of the most untamed and powerful landscapes in the pursuit of powerful stories, hidden surf, and a good adventure. Of course in this episode we get into his new book, At Glacier’s End, but we also get into some meaty topics such as: the power of exploring personal projects and how…

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A week on a Raja Ampat diving liveaboard – ptanphoto – Underwater Photography Article

A week on a Raja Ampat diving liveaboard – ptanphoto What an incredible week we just spent living on the Blue Manta, a diving liveaboard that is currently sailing the waters of Raja Ampat, from the Dampier Strait to Misool and back. A pod of at least two dozen spinner dolphins accompanying our sail to Dampier Strait Life underwater there is so rich, teeming with enormous schools of fish that is heartening to see. Many dives, we were swarmed by…

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First (Street) among equals? » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

First (Street) among equals? » Gale Photography Last weekend I was up in Manchester for a social event.  I stayed in the First Street district, which is all shiny new office and entertainment buildings.  There’s a lot of glass, and a lot of rectangles.  I popped out one morning with my Lumix TZ-100 compact camera to try and capture the feel of the area. Some of the architecture is a bit disturbing, such as this, the INNSIDE hotel.  It’s a…

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Things are looking up, and down. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Things are looking up, and down. » Gale Photography A few days ago I was out for a walk in the glorious countryside near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury in Wiltshire.  There are various Bronze Age barrows/burial mounds in the area, (some as old as the Pyramids!), that are almost ignored due to the amazing Avebury stone circle and Silbury Hill nearby.  Quite a few of them have clumps of beech trees on them, and they are atmospheric…

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It was a moving experience » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

It was a moving experience » Gale Photography Last week I led my final 2019 photography holiday for HF Holidays.  It was up in the Lake District at their Monk Coniston house near Coniston Water.  (It’s a curious anomaly that only one body of water in the Lake District is called something Lake, or Lake something – Google it).  The holiday was all about capturing movement; that’s camera movement or subject movement (or both!).  Our first exercise was all about…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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First Northern Lights Timelapse – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

First Northern Lights Timelapse – Timelapse Travels I was in Jasper national park two weeks ago and got a surprising opportunity to photograph the northern lights! It was our last day in the park and we had to leave early to get to the airport. We decided to try some astrophotography from 2 AM to 5 AM and head out from there. For those that dont know – – Jasper national park in Canada is the world’s second largest dark…

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Top 3 Places to Photograph Vienna – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

Top 3 Places to Photograph Vienna – Timelapse Travels Earlier this summer I went to Vienna, Austria for a weekend and had a chance to explore the beautiful city.  I wanted to give my top 3 favorite places to take photographs! 1. Schönbrunn Palace This is the winter palace of Vienna which is just a short train ride away from the city centre.  This location is perfect because it’s perfect for architecture, landscape, and nature photography.  The palace grounds have…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Greenland has been on my radar for a while. I have a real affinity with the north of the planet, and the landscapes & cultures to be found there. Having previously visited Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finnish Lapland, in increasingly extreme environments, I really wanted to see the ice of Greenland. In particular, the enormous ice bergs of the west coast. To begin with it seemed too remote, and too problematic to get…

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A little travel, a few pitties, and lots of ooey gooey golden light | Westway Studio – Pet Photography Article

A little travel, a few pitties, and lots of ooey gooey golden light | Westway Studio Every summer, I make an annual trip home to the east coast. I would stay there all season if I could — because holy cow, northeast summers are the.best. — but alas, I usually have about two weeks to fit in all the family, friends, food, and adventures I can. One adventure I always take is a road trip to visit these two incredible…

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Photographing Heritage Railroads | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Trains, trains, trains. Heritage Railroads offer a lot of fun and a great photographic subject for those who like to travel. In this article I share my methods of capturing these magnificent vintage iron horses. As an adolescent, I became enthralled with model railroads. My father and I constructed an HO gauge railroad in our basement, complete with models of buildings, lichen trees, and gravel based railroad tracks. I spent hours creating small balsa wood structures from hobby kits. We…

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