Landscape and Panoramic Photography

long exposure

Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road

Waves crash against cliffs and recede back to the ocean at the Bay of Islands along the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne, Australia.

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Waves and Cliffs, Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x18″)


London Bridge, Great Ocean Road

A spring storm blowing in off the Southern Ocean made long-exposure photography a challenge while I was visiting the Great Ocean Road in Australia. I ended up shooting about four replicates of each composition, using my body as a windbreak and hoping that everything wouldn’t turn out blurry.

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London Bridge and Waves, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x12″)


Princes Pier, Melbourne

On a trip to Australia in October, I had limited time for photography. I tried going to Princes Pier on a moody, foggy morning, but my GPS stopped working. I gave it another try a few days later, and the clouds parted as I arrived- beautiful weather, but bad for long-exposure photography. Here’s what I could do with the conditions.

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Princes Pier Pylons, Melbourne, Australia (12″x12″)

 

 


Fog and Falls along Talapus Lake Trail

The light took on a silver quality as the fog thickened on my hike down from Talapus Lake so I decided to stop and photograph the stream flowing out of the lake.

 

TalapusLakeTrail_Stream_Fog_Moss_Vertical_ColorFog, Falls, and Trees near Talapus Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 

TalapusLakeTrail_Stream_Fog_Moss_Panorama_Color.jpgFog, Falls, and Moss near Talapus Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (16″x36″)

 


Fog in Trees along Talapus Lake Trail, Part 2

A brief thinning of the fog/clouds allowed a few beams of light to penetrate the trees and shine on the moss along the Talapus Lake Trail.

TalapusLake_Fog_Moss_TreeTrunksFog, Tree Trunks, and Light on Moss, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 


Fog in Trees along Talapus Lake Trail

Autumn clouds blowing in from the Pacific push fingers of fog into the forest on the flanks of the Cascade Range. On this hike to Talapus Lake and Olallie Lake, the clouds were so low and thick that I could taste the water droplets in the air.

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Fog, Tree Trunks, and Light on Branches, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Fog and Tree Trunks, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)


Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon

Bridal Veil Falls on the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway near Portland, OR.

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Bridal Veil Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway, OR (12″x18″)

 

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Bridal Veil Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway, OR (18″x12″)

 

 


Friday Harbor Labs Golden Fog at Sunrise

Back in September, I attended a workshop at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. On our last morning in town, I got up early to take a few photographs before breakfast. Low clouds and fog were blocking most of the morning light, and I was regretting my decision to leave my warm bed. As I was about to pack up my tripod, the clouds on the horizon parted enough to allow the rising sun to cast a jaw-dropping golden glow that reflected off the fog, drenching the air in honey. This light lasted for maybe 2 minutes, then disappeared.

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Golden Light Behind Tree at Sunrise, Friday Harbor, WA (12″x18″)


Stan Sayres Boat Launch at Sunrise

Bulb exposures of passing clouds reflecting morning light at the Stan Sayres Boat Launch in late August.

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Stan Sayres Dock at Sunrise (Angle), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Stan Sayres Dock at Sunrise (Side), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Lake Washington Sunrise Bulb Exposure

Back in late August, I decided to head down to the Lake Washington shore to photograph a new subject before sunrise. Passing morning clouds provided a nice linear structure in the sky for these 3-5 minute exposures.

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Submerged Tree Branches in Lake Washington at Sunrise (BW),
Seattle, WA (12″x16″)

 

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Submerged Tree Branches in Lake Washington at Sunrise (Color),
Seattle, WA (12″x18″)