Another experiment. Trying HDR with landscape shots.
Undecided about the results, think this is just too unreal looking, something unbalanced about the image ? It is however an improvement on the flat drab photo that came out of the camera.
Taken on the Gray Mares Tail Walk - www.visitmoffat.co.uk/pages/content.asp?PageID=96 , Nr Moffat, Scotland
Landscape portrait photography: Such a cool ocean landscape, I love the green tones in this image. No thats not me haha Look at that another explore image awesome!
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I thought I’d try my hand at designing a section of my backyard.
Kodak Easyshare M883
Exposure compensation +1.0
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New Zealand Landscape - Matukituki Valley - Wanaka
Explored: Sep 2, 2009 #148
This is another one of my favourite places in the world. The Matukituki Valley, winds its way back from the western bays of Lake Wanaka. Here it follows the braided Matukituki River up the centre of the valley. This leads directly into the heart of Mt Aspiring national park. Tall mountain ranges tower in on all sides, leaving you the insignificant viewer humbled in the centre - I get the impression it would have been a spectacular sight to see the glacier that carved this hillside apart.
There are still a number of glaciers in the area. At the top of the valley you can hang a right, and walk for around two hours in dense bush to the Rob Roy glacier. From a safe vantage point you can watch one of NZs most active glaciers. Literally hanging off the side of the Mount Rob Roy.
Few years back we’d walked the track on a bright springs morning. After finishing lunch (and fending off Kea - the local bird guardians) at the foothills of the glacier, we started wandering back for beers, and steak. Suddenly over my shoulder i heard a peel of thunder. This stopped us dead in our tracks. After listening in awe to another set of ‘pings’ and groans we bore witness to half the glacier tearing itself apart and cascading down the hillside in a mass avalanche of snow and ice. A few minutes after this soft cloud of ice gently enveloped us as it rolled down the valley, dimming the sunlight.
Thats about as memorable as daying walking gets.
Nikkor 18-70 I D70 I Scattered Sunlight I PP Lightroom.
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I just love the simplistic beauty of these photos. Fall colors can bring more interest to an otherwise boring scene. The only thing it could have used is a deer. =D
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Verbier is a ski resort in the Swiss Alps, in the canton of Valais. It is part of the “Four Valleys” ski area, which includes the ski resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, and Thyon. Verbier is recognized as one of the premiere “off-piste” resorts worldwide. Many top skiers have settled in the resort in order to take advantage of the steep slopes, varied conditions and vibrant nightlife. Verbier is also a popular holiday destination for celebrities, including Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross, James Blunt and The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark: Frederik and Mary.
Verbier is located in the Val de Bagnes, in the Valais region of Switzerland. The resort lies on a south orientated terrace at around 1,500 metres facing the Grand Combin massif.
Verbier only has one access road, which starts in the town of Le Châble.
The Alps (French: Alpes; German: Alpen; Italian: Alpi; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe) is the name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. The word “Alps” was taken via French from Latin Alpes (meaning “the Alps”), which may be influenced by the Latin words albus (white) or altus (high) or more likely a Latin rendering of a Celtic or Ligurian original.
The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 4,808 metres (15,774 ft), on the Italian-French border. All the main peaks of the Alps can be found in the list of mountains of the Alps and list of Alpine peaks by prominence.
The Alps are generally divided into the Western Alps and the Eastern Alps. The division is along the line between Lake Constance and Lake Como, following the Rhine. The Western Alps are higher, but their central chain is shorter and curved; they are located in Italy, France and Switzerland. The Eastern Alps (main ridge system elongated and broad) belong to Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland.
The Alps are a classic example of what happens when a temperate area at lower altitude gives way to higher elevation terrain. Elevations around the world which have cold climates similar to those found in polar areas have been called alpine. A rise from sea level into the upper regions of the atmosphere causes the temperature to decrease. The effect of mountain chains on prevailing winds is to carry warm air belonging to the lower region into an upper zone, where it expands in volume at the cost of a proportionate loss of heat, often accompanied by the precipitation of moisture in the form of snow or rain.