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My wife and I decided to take advantage of my cousin's visit to AZ and took her on a weekend tour of a small portion of Northern AZ. Thanks to the immense patience of and constructive input from both ladies, I was able to come away with quite a few pictures that I was very happy with. Here's a selection.
We woke up super early in the morning to try and get to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff before the sun rose. We did make it in time for my cousin to see nothing but darkness at the rim. When the sky started brightening and she could see just how vast a vista she was staring at, she couldn't contain her astonishment:
Grand Canyon Sunrise
From there, we visited a bunch of spots for her to take it all in. After getting some food in us, and a little rest, we headed out to the Desertview watchtower. I knew the nearly full moon was going to be rising that day and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. I found a dead tree that seemed to be pointing at the watchtower and the rising moon (upper right corner), so I had to quickly set up and take a shot:
Desertview Watchtower with Rising Moon
Then, as I was watching the beautiful light and evening unfold, I noticed another dead tree, standing this time, that seemed to frame the watchtower and the moon perfectly:
Desertview Watchtower and Moon
The ladies were getting tired, so we headed back to warm and get some more food in us. Once done, I had an idea to get some star trails using the nearly full moon to light up the canyon. Taken over 90 minutes from around 11pm to around half past midnight, the stars seemingly rotated around the North Star while the nearly full moon lit the...
There´s two events like this in sweden(summer and winter), when they collect some smaller sports and they all (around 50) have the swedish championship in the same city every year, this year I was there for two days and here´s some of my photos.
What's that? A National Park in Ohio? Yes indeedy. Worldwide residents can hardly expect to know about us, but you Americans should get to know our park. It's the 11th most visited in the entire National Park system. It covers a large green space along the length of the once flammable Cuyahoga River. It's now a flourishing ecosystem, thanks to the hard work of locals, and the National Park Service. Just 20 minutes from my home near the heart of Cleveland, lies a space that feels like you've stepped into a piece of genuine old school midwest wilderness. Here are a few sights, from one short morning hike in my favorite place in Ohio.
Had a weekend photo roadtrip with my CG buddies to a very remote province in Riyadh KSA tourists called "Edge of the World".
Armed with one camera, one lens, bunch of ND filters, a tripod and 3 batteries. my E-M1 and the ZD 12-60SWD will be put to a test and the result is awesome (as far as i can tell). i was amazed on how sharp this versatile lens can shoot at it's widest. I only wish i had 2 more lenses, a fisheye and a ultra wide lens for a more dramatic wide shots. we've waited til sunset knowing it will be a pain-sticking 2hrs downhill trail on a very unforgiving terrain with only the SUV's headlight as a guiding light. but unfortunately the sunset didn't show those spectacular light rays as other photographers captured.
the best sunset i've took as the sun went dull
there's my weapon of choice together with my friend's Nikons and Canons (taken with my Oneplus2's camera)
hope you guys like it
I was travelling with some folks so a lot of these were taken quickly on the fly. Managed to find the elusive but indigenous red squirrel too. Didn't have my Oly 40-150mm F/2.8 with me, so I shot it with the 60mm F/2.8 which is part of my light travel pack. Fortunately, it allowed me to get pretty close. Processed in LR and CS6 (watermarks and borders with the latter) to get my typical picture postcard look.
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