The weird and interesting mono lake. Sadly water levels have gotten so low that it’s really not great to shoot anymore. Have a good weekend!
A setting sun casts long shadows from dry brush along a steep side of a sand dune. The sun is an amazing artist. I have space in my Eastern Sierra workshop this coming February, where we spend plenty of time exploring the amazing sand dunes of Death Valley. Get in touch if you are interested!
Cyber Monday Discount!! Get 30% off of my processing videos by using the code ‘CyberMonday’, available on my website. It’s linked in my profile! Also running a workshop in the eastern Sierra this coming February with a great photographer and friend @tjthorne_photography. If you’re interested head over to my website for all the details and get in touch with me! Happy Holidays!
Found myself in Lassen Volcano National park last summer while on a trip through California and Oregon. This particular area was just amazingly beautiful to me. Barren volcanic wasteland, showing contrasting colors of various rocks and soils, and somehow, a grove of pine trees made this place their home. As Dr. Ian Malcolm once said... 'Life... finds a way'. :D The way the morning light raked through the undulating mounds of earth and lit up the trees was really spectacular. Please check out my website for workshop offerings and processing videos if you are interested! Link is in my bio.
This is what happens when you fall asleep when waiting for the shot. I had arrived early for a sunrise shot at the famous Moraine Lake in Banff, only to be skunked by low clouds. Exhausted, I fell asleep in my car and woke up four hours later to the sunlight doing this, so I rushed over and grabbed a shot! Good lesson that not all good light only happens at the edge of the day! Please check my site for workshop opportunities and processing videos! Link is in my bio.
Here's a shot that is a bit out of the norm for me. I took a client to a popular waterfall in Oregon last summer, and mis-calculated the light. I was hoping to catch the waterfall while it was still in shade, but upon arriving, much of the falls was receiving direct light... not really an ideal situation for shooting the typical long exposure, smooth silky waterfall style photograph. To make the most of the situation I decided to try some out of the box thinking and aimed my lens at the water in the direct light and used a 10-stop filter to get a long exposure. The result was this naturally high contrast isolated portrait of the water, and I was really liking the results. This is practically no post processing... there really wasn't anything I could do to it aside from some adjustments to contrast, highlights and shadows. I'm curious to know if people like it! Thanks for looking! Please check out my website for available workshops and processing videos! A free processing video is available also. :) link is in my bio.
Cholla cactus and brittle brush blooms catch the morning sun peaking through the Kofa mountains of Arizona. The sky was captured using a long exposure of several minutes to get a streaking effect from the passing clouds. I have a workshop in February that will visit this area along with other amazing desert locations in Southern California. If you are interested check out the link in my bio!
'Inertia' I find myself reminiscing on Patagonia this time of year, one of the most incredible adventures I've been on in my life. Where was your most incredible adventure?
I have some great new workshop offerings to announce including Hawaii(Big Island and Kauai), The deserts of California, and Autumn in Oregon. Check the link in my bio! This is a shot from the well known Cinque Torri during maybe not so well known conditions. A huge snow snow storm the day before covered the otherwise sparse winter landscape, and made for perfect conditions the next morning for sunrise. Add to that some fantastic high winds, and you get some blowing snow sastrugi(the wind-swept lines in the snow) awesomeness. I visited the dolomites last winter for a week, and this was all I came back with! Sometimes that's how it goes, but I still think this shot was worth it. I actually shot this handheld believe it or not. I was busy running around trying to figure out a comp when I finally found this right when the light and wind were at it's best. My tripod was 50 yards away through thick snow and I had no time to go get it. Upping my ISO slightly helped me grab quick enough shutter speeds for the FG shots, and shooting the BG was no issue due to the strong light there. Ultimately it was about 5 shots, 3 for FG, mixing together different areas to clean it up, and then two shots for dynamic range in the BG. Hope you like it!
Want to go on a workshop of the wonders of Oregon in autumn? Join @tjthorne_photography and I this fall! Details are in the link in my description. The Keep of Vanoise This is an image from an area of the Vanoire National Park in the French Alps, taken during my visit there last summer with @erinbabnikphotography after she and I lead our workshop in the Italian Dolomites. We headed out for some personal shooting, and during some prior research of the area, the appearence of the fin-like peak of Vanoise really appealed to me. The valley below turned out to be quite picturesque with a waterfall plummeting right into the valley resulting in a curvy glacial stream cutting through green meadows. The valley is also home to many goats, their human like screams echoing agains the walls hugging the valley. I laughed everytime, reminded of the hilarious memes from a couple years ago of goats singing pop hits like Whitney Houstons 'I will always love you'. If you haven't seen it, seriously, go watch it now, and imagine me snapping away at this scene as the french goats serenaded us. Come find me at: www.tedgorecreative.com www.500px.com/tedgore www.facebook.com/tedgorephotographer #hot_shotz #hotshotz_ #global_hotshotz #igsunset #earthofficial #thebest_capture #peoplescreatives #thebest_capture #OurPlanetDaily #Discoverearth #igglobalclub #allnatureshots #awesome_earthpix #Colors_of_day #earthpix #awesomeearth #ExploringTheGlobeBucketList #theglobewanderer
It's magnificent the things you can find in nature when you stop and look a little closer. This is a macro view of salt crystals under water in small pools that formed along the ground of badwater in Death Valley. All the perfect little cubes, about 1/8 of an inch wide, really fascinate me. Order within chaos.
A quick iPhone snap of last nights outting to ibex dunes. Thanks to @petercoskunnaturephotography for the tip! Not many wildflowers this year in Death Valley, but the ibex area was booming!