While I may be spoiled in that this is the view that I'm greeted with when I walk out my front door, it shouldn't lessen the lesson of importance in visiting a location repeatedly in varying light or conditions. Even when you think you can do no better, you never really know.
Snow covered Oak branches, Ahwahnee, California 2010
1/8 sec at f/22, focal length: 131mm, ISO 100, Aperture Priority, +1EV, - 5 April 2010 7:58 am PDT. Photographed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/4L, tripod mounted.
We had some heavy snow just a couple of weeks ago here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Last Monday, we got even more though it didn't stick. And now, with May just around the corner, we're hearing talks of more snow from a storm coming in on Tuesday!
As much as I enjoy snow and all the exciting photographic opportunities that come along with it, like these Valley Oak branches in a grove about a half mile from my house, I'm ready for Spring. Dogwood, Lupine, Corn Lilies, Ferns, rushing rivers, vernal pools, and on and on. Let's have it already!
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Long time friends, Stomacher, have worked with photographer/cinematographer, Sean Stiegemeier to put together this absolutely amazing music video.
Stomacher's music is well worth checking out, but what makes this video of particular interest for most of us landscape photogs are the locales and how it was made. The video is pretty landscape-centric and most of the locations are probably pretty familiar. Like the one with that giant half of a dome.
Stiegemeier also has managed to capture some of the most incredible time-lapse sequences I have seen, which were captured with Canon 5d and 5d mark II bodies. He states in the comments at the Vimeo site, that he used an inexpensive telescope mount for the panning during the time-lapses. Worked pretty damn well. Another incredible technical feat, is the use of HDR. This guy must be extremely patient to have shot so many of those time-lapse shoots as brackets to later merge to HDR. That is a mind boggling amount of frames to deal with.