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Michael Frye has been at 3 events

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Landscape Photography Show6,524Come join Yosemite Legend +Michael Frye and the +Landscape Photography Show Team on Tuesday March 11th.  One of the most popular Photographers on G+ will join us to talk about Creating a sense of depth in landscape photographs. Michael Frye is the author of several books including, The Photographer’s guide to Yosemite, Landscapes in Lightroom 5, Yosemite Meditations, and more. Michael loves to share his knowledge and help others with Landscape Photography and processing! Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite landscape photographs that show a sense of near to far depth to the event.  Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!!Join the fun on Tuesday March 11, 2014 PDT: 7 PM, MDT: 8 PM, CDT: 9 PM, EDT: 10 PM.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #28 With Michael Frye2014-03-12 03:00:002 
Landscape Photography Show6,524Come join the Landscape Photography Show Team on Tuesday February 25th, and hear the latest on Sony cameras from our special guest, Rob Shelley. A photo educator since 1998, Rob worked in product training for Canon and Nikon before joining Sony in 2011. He's now a Senior Product Trainer for Sony, and will be talking about mirrorless technology, including Sony's new A7 and A7R cameras!!Share your favorite landscape photographs to the event and tell us what camera you used to take the photograph.  Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!!Join the fun on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 7 pm MST.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #27 With Guest Rob Shelley2014-02-26 03:00:00158 
Michael Bonocore208,037* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now(http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate?Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the +SmugMug page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a +SmugMug hoodie and swag care package.To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to+Elia Locardi's amazing image, "The Future Is Now", taken in Dubai,UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of thiscover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we areconfident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter?*Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April event.*Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload yoursubmission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image*One Photo per person*Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment onthe photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"ShowPhoto View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery.*After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel ofjudges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the newcover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013.*Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor.*Sign up for the May event, which will also beopen for submissions on April 1st.*You do not need to be a +SmugMug customer to enter, so please sharewith your fellow photographers.That's it! So let's see it GooSmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00280 

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Margaret Tompkins120,531Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-21 14:34:419127542
John Wood14,205If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500545666
Margaret Tompkins119,029Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-15 00:18:036714722
Denyse Landry40,585Cercle de Partage V.1.Sharing Circle V.1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #photographer   #topphotosongoogle +   #topsharedcircle   #addcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle  2014-09-10 19:56:50418351545
Kevin R Eberle753This Circle Share is comprised of 100 Must Follow Photographers on Google+This group is extremely talented, and produces stunning breaktaking images. #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger  2014-09-06 14:29:57101333
Gailen Mapes67,400Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-04 10:21:561557012
Margaret Tompkins114,280Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!(A bit longer this time due to vacations)Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators a2014-08-17 01:25:576644736
Linda Motoiu57,984#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 32014-08-09 16:30:01378592077
Gailen Mapes66,759Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-04 10:49:57148309
Exposure Photographers Circle0Welcome to Exposure Photographer Circles – If you have received this notification you are invited to join the circle – To be included in this and future circles please add Exposure circles to your friends and a comment to this post.All G+ photographers are welcome to join Exposure, The Exposure Photographers Circle and  Community.You are also invited to add a photo to the current Exposure gallery and weekly competition : https://plus.google.com/b/100754431548807057066/events/crv7p56dge9ibtevmd2t42ctn38?authkey=CMHG9cHCyd2WIwAny shares and plusses are greatly appreciated!2014-07-31 21:05:072531102
Margaret Tompkins113,144Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-27 15:57:566641540
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429
Margaret Tompkins112,919Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-19 19:39:0184501750
Landscape Photography Show4,972The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share its circle of Recommended Photographers!!  These are the great folks that inspire us and we think they will inspire you too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography and +Landscape Photography Community for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!!   #CircleShare   #SharedCircles  2014-07-18 02:05:0712112621
Mason West2,575Hello. This is a circle of top-notch photographers and photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in photography and would like to be included in this circle in the future, please add your +1, share publicly, and let me know that you did so in the comment section.2014-07-17 14:27:214146710
Laura Angelina198The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*Share this circle everywhere...#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-10 08:13:15116104
Landscape Photography Show4,790The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-09 21:47:3811514922
Margaret Tompkins112,252Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-05 15:35:024629732
Gailen Mapes65,674Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-05 02:02:08155305
Photo Mania Global8,804Here is the +Photo Mania Global   Best of the Best Photographers circle for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages(+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Foto Manie Nederland , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania Russia , +Photo Mania Schweiz , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania USA and our new page +Photo Mania India .)Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+2014-07-04 20:13:24286211829
The Mast Farm Inn1,418Who's Who in TRAVEL on Google+ | SHARED CIRCLE | Number 6 of 7Very Important people, pages, and places on Google+ focused on TRAVEL. Circles by +The Mast Farm Inn, Updated 07/01/2014HASHTAGS#travel #traveling #tourism #tourists #tourist #destinations #vacation #holiday #adventure  #hotel #lodging #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #vip #vips2014-07-03 15:05:06227004
Photo Mania USA1,410Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of June. Each day, one of these photographs was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2014-07-02 09:23:17177649
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405241943
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724
Linda Motoiu55,516#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-06-20 18:41:243737029100
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938
Margaret Tompkins110,822Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony PhillipsDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be su2014-06-14 17:56:316240838
Gailen Mapes64,770Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-04 10:27:00163605
jany viala21,546Circle photographer+Artist , photographer , amateur or professional +A.P.A.P.Grand talent +A.P.A.P.Macro Architecture Bird & Info for sharing événemment contest +A.P.A.P. Cascade, montagne, paysage By +jany viala & +Krzysztof Felczak & +Petra Honecker The sea and the lakelong exposureMonday sharing takesphotos do its not mine ! to you!And for me it makes sense for videoThe name of the photographersounds camera for information on long exposure ! the place and countryVideo : No information is not a videoI can not realize a video, without information about youthank you  Jany. #circle   #circlecount   #circlecountauthpage   #googlecircleshare   #googlecircle   #googlephotographers   #googleplus   #google  2014-05-31 08:10:13464652944
dave lafontaine8,902 Here it is!  This is my handpicked circle of talented landscape and nature photographers from around the world.  PLEASE SHARE. #landscapephotography   #landscapephotogrraphers  2014-05-26 23:02:30169717
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:20:29366361643
Gailen Mapes63,456Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-04 10:42:42171131314
Photo Mania Global8,114Here is the +Photo Mania Global Best of the Best Photographers circle for April.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages (+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania Schweiz and +Photo Mania USA ). Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+Chandro Ji  , +Nicole Gruber  , +Sandra Deichmann  , +2014-05-01 16:42:35211182233
Shinta putri anggun201#indonesia   #circlesharing #circleshare   #circles #artist   #adult #facebook   #tourism #facebookmarketing  1.share 2.klik + 3.comment thank you2014-04-19 07:55:181670019
Shinta putri anggun189#circleshare   #circles #circlesharing  2014-04-17 09:57:411661021
Margaret Tompkins105,661Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David PilaskyDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +2014-04-05 19:49:135814629
Gailen Mapes61,862Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-04-04 10:48:191678212
Linda Motoiu52,190#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-03-31 07:51:26311412460
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121216
AyJay Schibig53,73421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  3.26.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-03-26 21:27:3935022942
Petra Honecker31,576Meine Lieben, in meinem letzten Kreis habe ich einige Personen vergessen. Es wäre lieb von euch, mir Personen zu benennen, die auch in den Kreis gehören. (nur Fotografen) Ganz liebe Grüße ....Petra, oder Drops.My dear friends , in my last circle I forgot some people. It would be nice of you to appoint me those who belong also in the circle. All the best and kind regards.. Petra, or Drops2014-03-17 21:43:03185401030
Robert Connor2,919The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#travelwriters   #sharedcircle   #photography   #circleshare   #travelbloggers   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #circle   #naturephotography   #travel  #CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#EngagersCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#Circles#SocialMedia#teamelitecircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TopEngagers#Blogging#SEO #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircles 2014-03-15 06:49:14360023
Weekly Wed Photo Word Assoc Curator +Jennifer Roche1,669Here is a circle of some of the landscape photographers found on G+ many of whom are entering the contest held by +Landscape Photography Show. If you wish to join this circle1. Plus the original post, add it and its members to your circles2. Reshare the original post3. Comment so I know you did so4. Add any photographers who are landscape photographers to it as well.5. Keep sharing this circle so it continues to grow in numbers!If you wish to join the +Landscape Photography Show entries are for depth near or far and must be entered on the +Landscape Photography Show site before March 11th! Start shooting!2014-03-03 21:23:3125811517
ShowYourBestWork4,030The All in One Circle for you from +ShowYourBestWork  :)Add all the great people and enjoy all the stunning photography.Have Fun and a Happy Sunday :)Your +Britta Rogge 2014-03-02 10:01:34457712962
Margaret Tompkins102,709Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Landscape Photography Show    +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +David PilaskyDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to th2014-03-01 22:56:5886601955
Photo Mania USA980Here is the +Photo Mania USA *Best of the Best Photographers for February*.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of February. Each day, one of these photographs was also highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you. #photomaniausa2014-02-28 12:49:0282315

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2014-09-09 22:24:13 (95 comments, 63 reshares, 699 +1s) 

Meadow Fire Panorama

Here's another photo of the Meadow Fire burning next to Half Dome Sunday night. This is a two-image stitched panorama, captured at about 10:30 p.m. from Washburn Point. The second of two rain showers that evening had just passed over the fire, and moonlight was breaking through the clouds to light Half Dome. You can still see rain falling behind Half Dome in this image.

This was a memorable evening. Standing at one of the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, watching the glow from the fire illuminate Half Dome, with moonlit clouds passing overhead and flashes of lightning in the distance, is something I won’t soon forget! You can read more about the story behind this image, and my thoughts about fires and fire management, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/09/half-dome-fire/

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2014-09-09 22:24:13 (95 comments, 63 reshares, 699 +1s) 

Meadow Fire Panorama

Here's another photo of the Meadow Fire burning next to Half Dome Sunday night. This is a two-image stitched panorama, captured at about 10:30 p.m. from Washburn Point. The second of two rain showers that evening had just passed over the fire, and moonlight was breaking through the clouds to light Half Dome. You can still see rain falling behind Half Dome in this image.

This was a memorable evening. Standing at one of the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, watching the glow from the fire illuminate Half Dome, with moonlit clouds passing overhead and flashes of lightning in the distance, is something I won’t soon forget! You can read more about the story behind this image, and my thoughts about fires and fire management, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/09/half-dome-fire/

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2014-09-09 22:24:13 (95 comments, 63 reshares, 699 +1s) 

Meadow Fire Panorama

Here's another photo of the Meadow Fire burning next to Half Dome Sunday night. This is a two-image stitched panorama, captured at about 10:30 p.m. from Washburn Point. The second of two rain showers that evening had just passed over the fire, and moonlight was breaking through the clouds to light Half Dome. You can still see rain falling behind Half Dome in this image.

This was a memorable evening. Standing at one of the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, watching the glow from the fire illuminate Half Dome, with moonlit clouds passing overhead and flashes of lightning in the distance, is something I won’t soon forget! You can read more about the story behind this image, and my thoughts about fires and fire management, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/09/half-dome-fire/

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2014-09-22 21:51:12 (21 comments, 16 reshares, 331 +1s) 

A Stormy Night

+Claudia Welsh and I were in Bishop this weekend for the Millpond Music Festival. Saturday night some storm cells moved through the area, canceling the music for the evening, but giving me an opportunity to photograph the approaching lightning from a bluff north of Bishop.

This photograph shows a number of lightning strikes captured over about a three-minute period.  I made a continuous series of 20-second exposures (at f/8, 800 ISO) during that time, and blended those images together to make the final photograph. 

You can read more about how this photograph was made, including our adventures with a blown-over tent and falling tree branch, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/22/stormy-night/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday  #long... more »

A Stormy Night

+Claudia Welsh and I were in Bishop this weekend for the Millpond Music Festival. Saturday night some storm cells moved through the area, canceling the music for the evening, but giving me an opportunity to photograph the approaching lightning from a bluff north of Bishop.

This photograph shows a number of lightning strikes captured over about a three-minute period.  I made a continuous series of 20-second exposures (at f/8, 800 ISO) during that time, and blended those images together to make the final photograph. 

You can read more about how this photograph was made, including our adventures with a blown-over tent and falling tree branch, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/22/stormy-night/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #longexposurethursday   #bishopcalifornia   #lightning   #lightningphotography   #lightningbolt   #lightningstrike   #nightphotographyfriday   #storm   #stormphotography   #stormchasing___

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2014-09-19 00:03:28 (10 comments, 27 reshares, 225 +1s) 

Airglow Over Mono Lake

During my Starry Skies Adventure workshop last month we found lots of airglow in our photographs. This image from Mono Lake is a good example, with a distinct band of green airglow near the horizon. 

My assistant for this workshop, +Robert Eckhardt, recently sent me a link to a great video by Randy Halverson showing rippled gravity waves in airglow, plus some sprites. Rather than explain what these are, I'll just give you the link to Phil Plait's post about this, which includes the video:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/09/18/red_sprites_and_green_airglow_randy_halverson_video_of_rare_sights.html

There are, apparently, lots of interesting things going on in our night skies that we don't normally see. I'd love to photograph such distinct ripples in airglow. Capturing a sprite would be even better! more »

Airglow Over Mono Lake

During my Starry Skies Adventure workshop last month we found lots of airglow in our photographs. This image from Mono Lake is a good example, with a distinct band of green airglow near the horizon. 

My assistant for this workshop, +Robert Eckhardt, recently sent me a link to a great video by Randy Halverson showing rippled gravity waves in airglow, plus some sprites. Rather than explain what these are, I'll just give you the link to Phil Plait's post about this, which includes the video:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/09/18/red_sprites_and_green_airglow_randy_halverson_video_of_rare_sights.html

There are, apparently, lots of interesting things going on in our night skies that we don't normally see. I'd love to photograph such distinct ripples in airglow. Capturing a sprite would be even better! 

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #monolake   #monolakephotography   #nightphotographyfriday  ___

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2014-09-17 17:27:41 (21 comments, 20 reshares, 393 +1s) 

Mt. Hoffman at Sunset

Last month +Claudia Welsh and I hiked up Mt. Hoffman for sunset. It was a steep climb, but it's such a great spot! I made this photograph as the sun was setting through a thin band of smoke from the Dark Hole Fire, with the summit of Mt. Hoffman on the left. You might be able to make out the small radio tower on the peak.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday  

Mt. Hoffman at Sunset

Last month +Claudia Welsh and I hiked up Mt. Hoffman for sunset. It was a steep climb, but it's such a great spot! I made this photograph as the sun was setting through a thin band of smoke from the Dark Hole Fire, with the summit of Mt. Hoffman on the left. You might be able to make out the small radio tower on the peak.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday  ___

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2014-09-14 21:13:37 (41 comments, 30 reshares, 620 +1s) 

Mule Deer Bucks, Late Summer

Autumn will be arriving soon, but before it does I thought I'd post one more summer photograph. This is an image from August 2010 that languished in my files for awhile until I recently finished processing it. We had gone to one of my favorite wildflower spots near the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite, and found these two bucks grazing amid late-summer wildflowers, with low-angle backlight highlighting antlers and corn lily leaves. These animals weren't completely tame, like Yosemite Valley deer, but they weren't too concerned about my presence.

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #summer   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nationalparksmonday   #wildlifewednesday  

Mule Deer Bucks, Late Summer

Autumn will be arriving soon, but before it does I thought I'd post one more summer photograph. This is an image from August 2010 that languished in my files for awhile until I recently finished processing it. We had gone to one of my favorite wildflower spots near the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite, and found these two bucks grazing amid late-summer wildflowers, with low-angle backlight highlighting antlers and corn lily leaves. These animals weren't completely tame, like Yosemite Valley deer, but they weren't too concerned about my presence.

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #summer   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nationalparksmonday   #wildlifewednesday  ___

2014-09-10 21:07:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Firefighters Deal With Bears

I got a chuckle out of this note from the InciWeb site in the latest update about the Meadow Fire in Yosemite:

"Bears continue to be a major issue with fire crew safety in spike camps and along the fire line. Extensive measures are being taken not to attract bears to the food and other supplies. Trash is being backhauled daily."

I never thought about it, but of course, the firefighters have to deal with bears attracted to their camps. Welcome to the Yosemite backcountry!

For what it's worth, I don't think the bears pose a big risk to the firefighter's safety. As Yosemite backpackers know, the bears are interested in the food, not the people. I've never heard of a person being injured by a bear in 30 years here. Not that it couldn't happen, but it would be highly unusual.

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Firefighters Deal With Bears

I got a chuckle out of this note from the InciWeb site in the latest update about the Meadow Fire in Yosemite:

"Bears continue to be a major issue with fire crew safety in spike camps and along the fire line. Extensive measures are being taken not to attract bears to the food and other supplies. Trash is being backhauled daily."

I never thought about it, but of course, the firefighters have to deal with bears attracted to their camps. Welcome to the Yosemite backcountry!

For what it's worth, I don't think the bears pose a big risk to the firefighter's safety. As Yosemite backpackers know, the bears are interested in the food, not the people. I've never heard of a person being injured by a bear in 30 years here. Not that it couldn't happen, but it would be highly unusual.

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #meadowfire   #yosemitefire  ___

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2014-09-10 20:46:28 (31 comments, 61 reshares, 295 +1s) 

Death Valley Dunes at Night

Here's another photograph from our recent trip to Trona and Death Valley. On our second night, +Claudia Welsh and I braved the heat and hiked out to the Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley to make some night photos. I used a flashlight to light this dune from the left, with the Big Dipper above. My trusty assistant Claudia opened the shutter when I was in position to light the dune.

In case you missed it, here's a link to my blog post about our trip into the desert heat, with several other photographs, and more details about how this and the other images were made:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/07/heat-night/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalleyphotography   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday

Death Valley Dunes at Night

Here's another photograph from our recent trip to Trona and Death Valley. On our second night, +Claudia Welsh and I braved the heat and hiked out to the Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley to make some night photos. I used a flashlight to light this dune from the left, with the Big Dipper above. My trusty assistant Claudia opened the shutter when I was in position to light the dune.

In case you missed it, here's a link to my blog post about our trip into the desert heat, with several other photographs, and more details about how this and the other images were made:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/07/heat-night/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalleyphotography   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday___

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2014-09-09 22:24:13 (95 comments, 63 reshares, 699 +1s) 

Meadow Fire Panorama

Here's another photo of the Meadow Fire burning next to Half Dome Sunday night. This is a two-image stitched panorama, captured at about 10:30 p.m. from Washburn Point. The second of two rain showers that evening had just passed over the fire, and moonlight was breaking through the clouds to light Half Dome. You can still see rain falling behind Half Dome in this image.

This was a memorable evening. Standing at one of the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, watching the glow from the fire illuminate Half Dome, with moonlit clouds passing overhead and flashes of lightning in the distance, is something I won’t soon forget! You can read more about the story behind this image, and my thoughts about fires and fire management, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/09/half-dome-fire/

#la... more »

Meadow Fire Panorama

Here's another photo of the Meadow Fire burning next to Half Dome Sunday night. This is a two-image stitched panorama, captured at about 10:30 p.m. from Washburn Point. The second of two rain showers that evening had just passed over the fire, and moonlight was breaking through the clouds to light Half Dome. You can still see rain falling behind Half Dome in this image.

This was a memorable evening. Standing at one of the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, watching the glow from the fire illuminate Half Dome, with moonlit clouds passing overhead and flashes of lightning in the distance, is something I won’t soon forget! You can read more about the story behind this image, and my thoughts about fires and fire management, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/09/half-dome-fire/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #yosemitefire   #halfdome   #halfdomefire   #meadowfire   #nationalparksmonday   #mountainmonday   #nightphotographyfriday  ___

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2014-09-08 21:42:27 (62 comments, 52 reshares, 588 +1s) 

Fire Burning Near Half Dome

I made this photo of the Meadow Fire in Yosemite last night at about 8:45 p.m. from Washburn Point. The park service has been letting the lightning-caused Meadow Fire burn for awhile, but yesterday either a new fire started nearby, or embers from the Meadow Fire created a spot fire (probably the latter, but officially the cause is under investigation). In either case, this fire blew up suddenly yesterday, forcing them to evacuate hikers from the top of Half Dome by helicopter! A big news story, as you can imagine.

The fire was a spectacular sight by moonlight last night from Washburn Point. Clouds kept streaming in from the south, and several times we saw lightning in the distance. Two separate rain showers just missed us, but passed directly over the fire. The first shower seemed to noticeably dim the flames. After the second, heavier shower, a large... more »

Fire Burning Near Half Dome

I made this photo of the Meadow Fire in Yosemite last night at about 8:45 p.m. from Washburn Point. The park service has been letting the lightning-caused Meadow Fire burn for awhile, but yesterday either a new fire started nearby, or embers from the Meadow Fire created a spot fire (probably the latter, but officially the cause is under investigation). In either case, this fire blew up suddenly yesterday, forcing them to evacuate hikers from the top of Half Dome by helicopter! A big news story, as you can imagine.

The fire was a spectacular sight by moonlight last night from Washburn Point. Clouds kept streaming in from the south, and several times we saw lightning in the distance. Two separate rain showers just missed us, but passed directly over the fire. The first shower seemed to noticeably dim the flames. After the second, heavier shower, a large bank of fog rose up, obscuring the fire and Half Dome. I doubt these brief showers put the fire out, but they probably slowed it down. The fog may have been steam created by water hitting the fire.

After staying up most of the night photographing the fire, I was trying to sleep in this morning when I was rudely awakened by loud claps of thunder. It's been an interesting day, with some off-and-on showers - very unusual for this time of year.

Judging by the webcam, more rain has fallen on the fire today. The fire is about 2800 acres, and they're using helicopters, air tankers, and ground crews to try and contain it.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #MeadowFire   #HalfDomeFire   #yosemite   #halfdome   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday  ___

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2014-09-08 00:29:37 (22 comments, 26 reshares, 263 +1s) 

In the Heat of the Night

Over Labor Day weekend, +Claudia Welsh and I went to the Trona Pinnacles and Death Valley for some night photography. We figured those were good places to avoid the holiday-weekend crowds, since the forecast temperature for Death Valley was 112 degrees!

First we went to the Trona Pinnacles on Friday, where I made this image of two towers, with star trails above, and the glow from the town of Trona on the horizon. This is a blend of 44 separate exposures: four to light the pinnacles, and 40 four-minute exposures to record the star trails.

Actually, the real reason for braving the heat was to use a particular configuration of the moon and Milky Way to make a photograph of the dunes in Death Valley - a configuration that won't occur again until April or May. You can see the photograph I envisioned, and hear the story of our epic,... more »

In the Heat of the Night

Over Labor Day weekend, +Claudia Welsh and I went to the Trona Pinnacles and Death Valley for some night photography. We figured those were good places to avoid the holiday-weekend crowds, since the forecast temperature for Death Valley was 112 degrees!

First we went to the Trona Pinnacles on Friday, where I made this image of two towers, with star trails above, and the glow from the town of Trona on the horizon. This is a blend of 44 separate exposures: four to light the pinnacles, and 40 four-minute exposures to record the star trails.

Actually, the real reason for braving the heat was to use a particular configuration of the moon and Milky Way to make a photograph of the dunes in Death Valley - a configuration that won't occur again until April or May. You can see the photograph I envisioned, and hear the story of our epic, death-defying journey into the heat, in my latest blog post. (Okay, the journey wasn't really that epic, and hardly death-defying. It involved taking a nap in an air-conditioned motel room with a cat. But anyway, here's the post. It includes a bunch of other images from the weekend as well:)

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/07/heat-night/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #startrailssunday   #longexposurethursday   #nightphotographyfriday   #trona   #tronapinnacles   #startrails  ___

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2014-09-04 22:34:57 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 150 +1s) 

Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

The Yosemite Conservancy has released the new Tenth Anniversary Edition of my second book, Yosemite Meditations.

This new edition includes favorite photographs and quotes from the first edition, but also features many new ones. Thanks once again to +Claudia Welsh for doing such a great job of finding wonderful, inspirational quotes and pairing them with my photographs!

You can find out more, see some spreads from the book, and order a signed copy here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/04/yosemite-meditations-tenth-anniversary-edition/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography

Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

The Yosemite Conservancy has released the new Tenth Anniversary Edition of my second book, Yosemite Meditations.

This new edition includes favorite photographs and quotes from the first edition, but also features many new ones. Thanks once again to +Claudia Welsh for doing such a great job of finding wonderful, inspirational quotes and pairing them with my photographs!

You can find out more, see some spreads from the book, and order a signed copy here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/04/yosemite-meditations-tenth-anniversary-edition/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography___

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2014-09-02 23:25:28 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 221 +1s) 

Photographing Bodie

I've had a couple of opportunities recently to photograph Bodie at night. Here's one image of the "Swayback" building from our recent Starry Skies Adventure workshop. While helping some members of our group photograph this building I set up my own camera as well. I put tissue paper over a flashlight to act as a diffuser, then stuck my hand through a gap in one of the walls to light the interior of the building during the 20-second exposure for the stars.

Bodie offers so much potential for creative lighting of interiors and exteriors. I can't wait to go back! Here's a link to some more images of Bodie:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/02/photographing-bodie/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nightphotographyfriday   #longexposurethursday   #Bodie   #bodieghosttown  #ni... more »

Photographing Bodie

I've had a couple of opportunities recently to photograph Bodie at night. Here's one image of the "Swayback" building from our recent Starry Skies Adventure workshop. While helping some members of our group photograph this building I set up my own camera as well. I put tissue paper over a flashlight to act as a diffuser, then stuck my hand through a gap in one of the walls to light the interior of the building during the 20-second exposure for the stars.

Bodie offers so much potential for creative lighting of interiors and exteriors. I can't wait to go back! Here's a link to some more images of Bodie:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/02/photographing-bodie/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nightphotographyfriday   #longexposurethursday   #Bodie   #bodieghosttown   #nightphotography___

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2014-08-28 23:50:18 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 259 +1s) 

Star Trails Over an Alpine Lake, Yosemite

I made this photograph last Saturday night during our Starry Skies Adventure workshop. We deliberately chose this location and angle, looking due west, in order to get the star trails bending in two different directions. The ones on the right are rotating around the north star, while the ones on the left are curving around the south pole.

The workshop was a lot of fun, with a great group, and beautiful, clear night skies. We photographed the Milky Way, star trails, plus the dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon that I posted here the other day. You can see some other photographs from the workshop in my latest blog post, where I also discuss tools for finding the location of the moon, Milky Way, and planets in relation to the landscape:
... more »

Star Trails Over an Alpine Lake, Yosemite

I made this photograph last Saturday night during our Starry Skies Adventure workshop. We deliberately chose this location and angle, looking due west, in order to get the star trails bending in two different directions. The ones on the right are rotating around the north star, while the ones on the left are curving around the south pole.

The workshop was a lot of fun, with a great group, and beautiful, clear night skies. We photographed the Milky Way, star trails, plus the dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon that I posted here the other day. You can see some other photographs from the workshop in my latest blog post, where I also discuss tools for finding the location of the moon, Milky Way, and planets in relation to the landscape:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/08/28/starry-skies-adventure-workshop/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #skysunday   #startrailssunday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #longexposurethursday   #nightphotographyfriday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nightphotography   #startrails  ___

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2014-08-26 22:28:36 (54 comments, 48 reshares, 450 +1s) 

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon Rising, Mono Lake

I just got home after teaching our Starry Skies Adventure workshop. Early Saturday morning some of us got up at 4 a.m. to photograph the dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent moon over Mono Lake - an incredibly beautiful sight.

Jupiter is a little above the moon to the left, with Venus a bit further to the left and just above the horizon. The moon doesn't look much like a crescent here because the sky was still quite dark, which made it easy to see the earthshine - the reflected glow of the earth illuminating the dark part of the moon.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #moodymonday   #moonrisemonday   #moonmonday   #thirstythusday   #sunrisesaturday   #monolake   #california  

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon Rising, Mono Lake

I just got home after teaching our Starry Skies Adventure workshop. Early Saturday morning some of us got up at 4 a.m. to photograph the dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent moon over Mono Lake - an incredibly beautiful sight.

Jupiter is a little above the moon to the left, with Venus a bit further to the left and just above the horizon. The moon doesn't look much like a crescent here because the sky was still quite dark, which made it easy to see the earthshine - the reflected glow of the earth illuminating the dark part of the moon.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #moodymonday   #moonrisemonday   #moonmonday   #thirstythusday   #sunrisesaturday   #monolake   #california  ___

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2014-08-19 01:19:18 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 185 +1s) 

Bodie Interior

I made this photograph on a recent trip to Bodie (a ghost town, now state park, near Mono Lake). At Bodie you can spend a lot of time peeking through windows into the old houses. At one point I found this composition, where, with the camera pressed up against the glass, I could look through two doorways to a bed and another window, with beautiful, soft sidelight coming in from the left (through yet another window) and highlighting the faded, peeling wallpaper.

#bodieghosttown   #ghosttown   #california   #californiaphotography  

Bodie Interior

I made this photograph on a recent trip to Bodie (a ghost town, now state park, near Mono Lake). At Bodie you can spend a lot of time peeking through windows into the old houses. At one point I found this composition, where, with the camera pressed up against the glass, I could look through two doorways to a bed and another window, with beautiful, soft sidelight coming in from the left (through yet another window) and highlighting the faded, peeling wallpaper.

#bodieghosttown   #ghosttown   #california   #californiaphotography  ___

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2014-08-15 00:04:59 (13 comments, 25 reshares, 236 +1s) 

Stars Over Three Brothers

I made this photograph on Tuesday evening, just before the nearly-full moon started to rise. The pink color of the clouds, and hint of light on Yosemite Point in the distance, are the lunar equivalent of a predawn glow, with the moon still below the horizon, but already adding some light and color to the scene. My eyes couldn't see the color, but the camera could.

I tell the whole story behind this photo, and show another image from that evening, after the moon rose, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/08/14/stars-three-brothers/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nightphotography   #mountainmonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday  

Stars Over Three Brothers

I made this photograph on Tuesday evening, just before the nearly-full moon started to rise. The pink color of the clouds, and hint of light on Yosemite Point in the distance, are the lunar equivalent of a predawn glow, with the moon still below the horizon, but already adding some light and color to the scene. My eyes couldn't see the color, but the camera could.

I tell the whole story behind this photo, and show another image from that evening, after the moon rose, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/08/14/stars-three-brothers/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nightphotography   #mountainmonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday  ___

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2014-08-14 01:08:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Sunset, Tunnel View

Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I headed up to Yosemite Valley. At Tunnel View we found some interesting clouds, as well as the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. Just at sunset, after the crowds had thinned, the sky turned pink as this beautiful array of tufted clouds drifted overhead.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #moodymonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Sunset, Tunnel View

Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I headed up to Yosemite Valley. At Tunnel View we found some interesting clouds, as well as the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. Just at sunset, after the crowds had thinned, the sky turned pink as this beautiful array of tufted clouds drifted overhead.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #moodymonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-08-14 00:49:09 (15 comments, 17 reshares, 349 +1s) 

Sunset, Tunnel View

Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I headed up to Yosemite Valley. At Tunnel View we found some interesting clouds, as well as the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. Just at sunset, after the crowds had thinned, the sky turned pink as this beautiful array of tufted clouds drifted overhead.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #moodymonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Sunset, Tunnel View

Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I headed up to Yosemite Valley. At Tunnel View we found some interesting clouds, as well as the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. Just at sunset, after the crowds had thinned, the sky turned pink as this beautiful array of tufted clouds drifted overhead.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #moodymonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-08-10 23:48:25 (17 comments, 22 reshares, 330 +1s) 

Stormy Skies Above Cathedral Peak

While Claudia and I were hiking up Mt. Hoffman in Yosemite yesterday we saw some very dark clouds to the east over the highest peaks. As we stopped to catch our breath at one point, the sun broke through the clouds and created some dramatic light on Cathedral Peak.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday  

Stormy Skies Above Cathedral Peak

While Claudia and I were hiking up Mt. Hoffman in Yosemite yesterday we saw some very dark clouds to the east over the highest peaks. As we stopped to catch our breath at one point, the sun broke through the clouds and created some dramatic light on Cathedral Peak.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday  ___

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2014-08-06 23:31:00 (18 comments, 20 reshares, 198 +1s) 

Getting Down to the Essentials

On Sunday I posted a different view of this same eastern-Sierra cascade and wildflowers. Both of these compositions were hard to find. The most obvious flower-and-water juxtaposition at this location included some distracting logs, so I had to explore other angles. I talk about this whole process, and show some of the "outtakes," in this article:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/08/06/essentials/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday     #waterfallwednesday     #wildflowerwednesday     #thirstythusday   #sierranevada     #wildflowers   #flowers  

Getting Down to the Essentials

On Sunday I posted a different view of this same eastern-Sierra cascade and wildflowers. Both of these compositions were hard to find. The most obvious flower-and-water juxtaposition at this location included some distracting logs, so I had to explore other angles. I talk about this whole process, and show some of the "outtakes," in this article:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/08/06/essentials/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday     #waterfallwednesday     #wildflowerwednesday     #thirstythusday   #sierranevada     #wildflowers   #flowers  ___

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2014-08-03 21:47:19 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 202 +1s) 

Late-Summer Wildflowers

It's August, after an exceptionally dry winter, but summer showers and thunderstorms have kept the wildflowers blooming longer than I expected. Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I found this island of flowers amid a waterfall in one of the eastern-Sierra canyons.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #waterfallwednesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #thirstythusday   #sierranevada   #wildflowers   #flowers  

Late-Summer Wildflowers

It's August, after an exceptionally dry winter, but summer showers and thunderstorms have kept the wildflowers blooming longer than I expected. Yesterday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I found this island of flowers amid a waterfall in one of the eastern-Sierra canyons.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #waterfallwednesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #thirstythusday   #sierranevada   #wildflowers   #flowers  ___

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2014-07-31 22:33:49 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 158 +1s) 

El Portal Fire, Monday Evening

Another photograph of the El Portal Fire from Monday evening, about 45 minutes after sunset. If you look closely you can see lights from fire vehicles just below the fire line.

As of this morning, all the roads in Yosemite are now open. Let's hope they stay that way!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #fire   #elportalfire  

El Portal Fire, Monday Evening

Another photograph of the El Portal Fire from Monday evening, about 45 minutes after sunset. If you look closely you can see lights from fire vehicles just below the fire line.

As of this morning, all the roads in Yosemite are now open. Let's hope they stay that way!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #fire   #elportalfire  ___

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2014-07-30 23:49:28 (21 comments, 14 reshares, 250 +1s) 

Smoky Beauty

Early Monday morning I drove up to Yosemite Valley, hoping that smoke from the El Portal and Dark Hole fires might create some interesting atmospheric effects. Yes, I went looking for smoke, something that photographers usually avoid. But smoke can impart a wonderful, ethereal quality to photographs – like fog, but with more color.

At Tunnel View the smoke was thick enough to give the scene a misty, painterly look, but not so thick that you couldn’t see anything. Eventually the orange ball of the sun appeared through the smoke, accompanied by the patterned cloud formation you see in this photo.

Later, along the Merced River, the smoke lent a similar painterly mood to scenes of El Capitan and Three Brothers. And much later, near sunset, the sun turned into an orange ball again as it sunk into the smoke to the west. You can see some of those otherpho... more »

Smoky Beauty

Early Monday morning I drove up to Yosemite Valley, hoping that smoke from the El Portal and Dark Hole fires might create some interesting atmospheric effects. Yes, I went looking for smoke, something that photographers usually avoid. But smoke can impart a wonderful, ethereal quality to photographs – like fog, but with more color.

At Tunnel View the smoke was thick enough to give the scene a misty, painterly look, but not so thick that you couldn’t see anything. Eventually the orange ball of the sun appeared through the smoke, accompanied by the patterned cloud formation you see in this photo.

Later, along the Merced River, the smoke lent a similar painterly mood to scenes of El Capitan and Three Brothers. And much later, near sunset, the sun turned into an orange ball again as it sunk into the smoke to the west. You can see some of those other photos on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/30/smoky-beauty/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #sunsunday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #fire   #elportalfire  ___

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2014-07-28 01:06:59 (22 comments, 16 reshares, 285 +1s) 

A Surreal Night

Yesterday afternoon my wife Claudia and I drove up to the Yosemite high country to go hiking, and returned a few hours later to find thousands of acres burning around Foresta and El Portal.

We ended up on the Glacier Point Road, where I found this view of the fire to the west. The dead snag right of center was burned by the 1990 Steamboat Fire, while the other, living trees in the foreground have grown up since then, so they’re 23 or 24 years old.

You can read all about our adventures last night in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/27/surreal-night/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #ElPortalFire   #fire   #wildfire   #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #forestfriday   #nightphotographyfriday  

A Surreal Night

Yesterday afternoon my wife Claudia and I drove up to the Yosemite high country to go hiking, and returned a few hours later to find thousands of acres burning around Foresta and El Portal.

We ended up on the Glacier Point Road, where I found this view of the fire to the west. The dead snag right of center was burned by the 1990 Steamboat Fire, while the other, living trees in the foreground have grown up since then, so they’re 23 or 24 years old.

You can read all about our adventures last night in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/27/surreal-night/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #ElPortalFire   #fire   #wildfire   #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #forestfriday   #nightphotographyfriday  ___

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2014-07-20 21:20:41 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 183 +1s) 

Regeneration After a Fire

Even in this dry year, there are many flowers blooming in the Yosemite high country. Claudia and I found this carpet of lupine and coneflowers near Crane Flat recently, in an area burned by the Big Meadow Fire in 2009.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #wildflowerwednesday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #flowers   #wildflowers  

Regeneration After a Fire

Even in this dry year, there are many flowers blooming in the Yosemite high country. Claudia and I found this carpet of lupine and coneflowers near Crane Flat recently, in an area burned by the Big Meadow Fire in 2009.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #wildflowerwednesday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #flowers   #wildflowers  ___

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2014-07-18 00:08:17 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 141 +1s) 

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Last Saturday morning, on the last day of my Hidden Yosemite workshop, we photographed fleeting mist in Tuolumne Meadows. At one point a herd of deer appeared through the fog, so we quickly put on long lenses and were able to capture a few frames as they grazed past us.

You can see some more photographs from that morning on my blog, and I also talk about that dilemma that landscape photographers often face: is it better to stay and wait for the light, or move?

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/17/stay-go/

#zensunday   #minimalmonday   #ministractmonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Last Saturday morning, on the last day of my Hidden Yosemite workshop, we photographed fleeting mist in Tuolumne Meadows. At one point a herd of deer appeared through the fog, so we quickly put on long lenses and were able to capture a few frames as they grazed past us.

You can see some more photographs from that morning on my blog, and I also talk about that dilemma that landscape photographers often face: is it better to stay and wait for the light, or move?

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/17/stay-go/

#zensunday   #minimalmonday   #ministractmonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-07-16 22:05:00 (24 comments, 29 reshares, 533 +1s) 

Sunset, Tuolumne Meadows

We had a wonderful group and interesting weather during my Hidden Yosemite workshop last week; it was a really fun time! Here's a photograph from our first evening, when we made back to a pond in Tuolumne Meadows for sunset, with beautiful clouds reflected in the water.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #thristythursday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Sunset, Tuolumne Meadows

We had a wonderful group and interesting weather during my Hidden Yosemite workshop last week; it was a really fun time! Here's a photograph from our first evening, when we made back to a pond in Tuolumne Meadows for sunset, with beautiful clouds reflected in the water.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #thristythursday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-07-08 19:10:22 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 190 +1s) 

 
Rainbow and Sunbeam over Mono Lake

This might be the most unusual rainbow I've ever seen. Claudia, Kirk Keeler, and I were walking out of the Whoa Nellie Deli after dinner last night when we spotted a rainbow. We drove quickly toward the lake, where we found a short, vivid section of the rainbow over a zigzag shoreline. The rainbow was formed by the sun poking through a small hole in the clouds and hitting a rain squall, which made it look like the rainbow was suspended in space and creating a sunbeam. 

Follow this link to my blog post Moody Weather at Mono Lake and more images from the past few days.
http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/08/moody-weather-mono-lake/

#monolake   #Easternsierra  +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +BTP Landscape Pro +BTP Daily Highlight +BTPEditor&#... more »

 
Rainbow and Sunbeam over Mono Lake

This might be the most unusual rainbow I've ever seen. Claudia, Kirk Keeler, and I were walking out of the Whoa Nellie Deli after dinner last night when we spotted a rainbow. We drove quickly toward the lake, where we found a short, vivid section of the rainbow over a zigzag shoreline. The rainbow was formed by the sun poking through a small hole in the clouds and hitting a rain squall, which made it look like the rainbow was suspended in space and creating a sunbeam. 

Follow this link to my blog post Moody Weather at Mono Lake and more images from the past few days.
http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/08/moody-weather-mono-lake/

#monolake   #Easternsierra  +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +BTP Landscape Pro +BTP Daily Highlight +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) +HQSP Landscape  #rainbow   #naturephotography  ___

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2014-07-06 17:16:37 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 150 +1s) 

Sunset Over Mono Lake

We're in Lee Vining, getting ready for my Hidden Yosemite workshop. Last night some clouds and showers moved in from the southeast, leading to a beautiful sunset.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moodymonday   #thirstythursday  

Sunset Over Mono Lake

We're in Lee Vining, getting ready for my Hidden Yosemite workshop. Last night some clouds and showers moved in from the southeast, leading to a beautiful sunset.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moodymonday   #thirstythursday  ___

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2014-07-03 19:21:37 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 97 +1s) 

Photo Critique Series: A Spectacular Cloud Formation in the Yosemite High Country

No, this is not my photo! I've just posted another installment of my Photo Critique Series on my blog, where I look at this panorama from the Yosemite high country by David Silva. It's a beautiful photograph overall, but I think some small changes could increase its impact:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/03/photo-critique-series-spectacular-cloud-formation-yosemite-high-country/

Photo Critique Series: A Spectacular Cloud Formation in the Yosemite High Country

No, this is not my photo! I've just posted another installment of my Photo Critique Series on my blog, where I look at this panorama from the Yosemite high country by David Silva. It's a beautiful photograph overall, but I think some small changes could increase its impact:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/07/03/photo-critique-series-spectacular-cloud-formation-yosemite-high-country/___

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2014-07-03 00:35:28 (23 comments, 17 reshares, 378 +1s) 

Melting Ice on a High-Country Lake, Yosemite

It's a hot day here in the Sierra foothills, which makes me think of escaping to cooler territory in the Yosemite high country. We'll be headed up there on Friday to start scouting for my Hidden Yosemite workshop – can't wait!

This image was made on July 15th, 2011. After a very snowy winter there was still lots of snow above 10,000 feet, and the lakes were mostly frozen. In this dry year all the snow and ice has already melted, but it will still be cool and beautiful up there.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #mirrorsandreflections   #nationalparksmonday   #wetwednesday   #thirstythusday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Melting Ice on a High-Country Lake, Yosemite

It's a hot day here in the Sierra foothills, which makes me think of escaping to cooler territory in the Yosemite high country. We'll be headed up there on Friday to start scouting for my Hidden Yosemite workshop – can't wait!

This image was made on July 15th, 2011. After a very snowy winter there was still lots of snow above 10,000 feet, and the lakes were mostly frozen. In this dry year all the snow and ice has already melted, but it will still be cool and beautiful up there.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #mirrorsandreflections   #nationalparksmonday   #wetwednesday   #thirstythusday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-06-30 21:21:13 (23 comments, 25 reshares, 373 +1s) 

150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

Within National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.
— Enos A. Mills

Exactly 150 years ago, on June 30th, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant, giving Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California to be preserved. This is the first instance of park land being set aside specifically for preservation and public use by action of the U.S. federal government, and set a precedent for the 1872 creation of Yellowstone as the first national park. (Yosemite National Park was created in 1890 to protect the lands surrounding Yosemite Valley, and in 1906 the valley and Mariposa Grove were returned to the federal government and incorporated into the national park.)

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150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

Within National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.
— Enos A. Mills

Exactly 150 years ago, on June 30th, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant, giving Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California to be preserved. This is the first instance of park land being set aside specifically for preservation and public use by action of the U.S. federal government, and set a precedent for the 1872 creation of Yellowstone as the first national park. (Yosemite National Park was created in 1890 to protect the lands surrounding Yosemite Valley, and in 1906 the valley and Mariposa Grove were returned to the federal government and incorporated into the national park.)

Photography played a vital role in the creation and passing of the Yosemite Grant legislation. The public thought that the early stories about Yosemite Valley were exaggerated, and drawings and paintings could be manipulated, so people only began to appreciate the magnificence of the valley when they saw proof in the form of photographs by Charles Weed and Carleton Watkins. Watkins’ photographs of Yosemite were displayed in the halls of Congress, and may also have been shown to president Lincoln by Senator John Conness. (You can see an exhibit of Watkins’ photographs at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area through August 17th.)

We are so fortunate that some far-sighted people worked to preserve this magnificent place for all of us to enjoy today. There have been many battles to preserve wild, beautiful places like Yosemite over the last century-and-a-half, and there will be many more, but preserving these places became part of our nation’s official policy 150 years ago today. Happy anniversary to the Yosemite Grant, the creation of the park, and the national park idea!

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitegrant   #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #monochromemonday   #mountainmonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #chiaroscurotuesday  ___

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2014-06-26 20:02:17 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 142 +1s) 

Clouds Over Greenstone Lake, Eastern Sierra 

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

As beautiful, dappled clouds drifted overhead, I decided to try a slow shutter speed - 15 seconds - to blur the movement of the clouds and add a more ethereal look to this mountain scene.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +LongExposure Thursday  #plusphotoextract   #sierranevada  +Mountain Monday +Mountain Photos 

Clouds Over Greenstone Lake, Eastern Sierra 

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

As beautiful, dappled clouds drifted overhead, I decided to try a slow shutter speed - 15 seconds - to blur the movement of the clouds and add a more ethereal look to this mountain scene.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +LongExposure Thursday  #plusphotoextract   #sierranevada  +Mountain Monday +Mountain Photos ___

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2014-06-24 23:24:46 (25 comments, 29 reshares, 357 +1s) 

Sunbeams at the Mouth of Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
— Aaron Rose

During my last workshop we were heading out of Fern Canyon and saw these sunbeams slanting across the canyon entrance. There was no fog, but mist coming off the ocean gave the atmosphere enough substance to create the sunbeams. This scene would probably look pretty ordinary most of the time, but it seemed pretty extraordinary at that moment.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday  

Sunbeams at the Mouth of Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
— Aaron Rose

During my last workshop we were heading out of Fern Canyon and saw these sunbeams slanting across the canyon entrance. There was no fog, but mist coming off the ocean gave the atmosphere enough substance to create the sunbeams. This scene would probably look pretty ordinary most of the time, but it seemed pretty extraordinary at that moment.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday  ___

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2014-06-20 16:58:52 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 195 +1s) 

When a Scene Composes Itself

After our redwoods workshop, Claudia and I drove north and spent a couple of days along the Oregon coast. On our first evening, while scouting for locations north of Brookings, we stumbled upon this scene. It practically composed itself, with all the elements nicely balanced and arranged: two stands of silhouetted trees on a ridgeline, with an offshore rock placed perfectly in the gap between the trees, and another rock spaced neatly out to the left. There was even a scalloped line of waves in the foreground to lead the eye toward that gap and the distant rock.

My first thought was to wait until the sun set, which would reduce the contrast, make the exposure easier, add some color, and avoid problems with lens flare. But as I stood there, I was drawn to the light at that moment, and decided to try it. Getting this final image involved bracketing,... more »

When a Scene Composes Itself

After our redwoods workshop, Claudia and I drove north and spent a couple of days along the Oregon coast. On our first evening, while scouting for locations north of Brookings, we stumbled upon this scene. It practically composed itself, with all the elements nicely balanced and arranged: two stands of silhouetted trees on a ridgeline, with an offshore rock placed perfectly in the gap between the trees, and another rock spaced neatly out to the left. There was even a scalloped line of waves in the foreground to lead the eye toward that gap and the distant rock.

My first thought was to wait until the sun set, which would reduce the contrast, make the exposure easier, add some color, and avoid problems with lens flare. But as I stood there, I was drawn to the light at that moment, and decided to try it. Getting this final image involved bracketing, sticking my thumb into the frame to block flare, and blending three exposure together in Photoshop. You can read the full story about how this photograph was made, and see the three original images, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/20/composing-itself/

#landscape   #landscapephotography   #sunset   #sunsetsaturday   #seascape   #seascapephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #oregoncoast   #Oregon   #pacificcoasthighway  +HQSP Landscape  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Adobe Photoshop  #adobephotoshop  ___

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2014-06-18 18:48:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s) 

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers is Now Available!

Yosemite has long attracted adventurous people who come to climb, hang glide, ski, or hike through its rugged, wild terrain. Our latest book, Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers, celebrates this spirit of adventure with 45 of my photographs, paired with inspirational quotes about adventure and wild places from people like Galen Rowell, Bill Bryson, Terry Tempest Williams, Yvon Chouinard, Edward Abbey, John Muir, Cheryl Strayed, Lynn Hill, Ron Kauk, and many others, plus a forward by Royal Robbins.

You can order a copy and find out more about the book here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/18/yosemite-meditations-adventurers-now-available/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers is Now Available!

Yosemite has long attracted adventurous people who come to climb, hang glide, ski, or hike through its rugged, wild terrain. Our latest book, Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers, celebrates this spirit of adventure with 45 of my photographs, paired with inspirational quotes about adventure and wild places from people like Galen Rowell, Bill Bryson, Terry Tempest Williams, Yvon Chouinard, Edward Abbey, John Muir, Cheryl Strayed, Lynn Hill, Ron Kauk, and many others, plus a forward by Royal Robbins.

You can order a copy and find out more about the book here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/18/yosemite-meditations-adventurers-now-available/

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  ___

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2014-06-15 23:09:43 (26 comments, 25 reshares, 322 +1s) 

Chasing the Light and Weather

It should be obvious that weather and light are important aspects of landscape photography. No matter where you are, it pays to keep an eye on the weather, and to learn local weather patterns.

In my latest blog post I talk about following the weather during our time in the redwood country, and how to use forecasts, apps, and your knowledge of local weather patterns to put yourself in the right place at the right time:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/15/chasing-light-weather/

I made this photograph on the first day of our workshop, as the sun was breaking through the fog in the redwood forest. There's actually a faint fog rainbow, or "fogbow," in this image; you can see a hint of color just to the right of center.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography #... more »

Chasing the Light and Weather

It should be obvious that weather and light are important aspects of landscape photography. No matter where you are, it pays to keep an eye on the weather, and to learn local weather patterns.

In my latest blog post I talk about following the weather during our time in the redwood country, and how to use forecasts, apps, and your knowledge of local weather patterns to put yourself in the right place at the right time:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/15/chasing-light-weather/

I made this photograph on the first day of our workshop, as the sun was breaking through the fog in the redwood forest. There's actually a faint fog rainbow, or "fogbow," in this image; you can see a hint of color just to the right of center.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #redwoodnationalpark   #nationalparksmonday   #redwoods   #treetuesday   #foggyfriday   #forestfriday  ___

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2014-06-12 00:24:06 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 158 +1s) 

Waves and Slow Shutter Speeds

During my recent redwoods workshop we spent a lot of time photographing the beautiful, wild, northern California coast. These kind of scenes often lend themselves to using slow shutter speeds to blur the motion of the waves. For this photograph I used a really long exposure - 30 seconds - to blur the water as well as the fog flowing from the mouth of the Klamath River.

You can see more of my recent slow-shutter-speed ocean photos in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/11/waves-slow-shutter-speeds/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #ocean   #oceanphotography   #pacificocean   #thirstythursday   #nationalparksmonday   #nationalpark   #moodymonday   #foggyfriday  

Waves and Slow Shutter Speeds

During my recent redwoods workshop we spent a lot of time photographing the beautiful, wild, northern California coast. These kind of scenes often lend themselves to using slow shutter speeds to blur the motion of the waves. For this photograph I used a really long exposure - 30 seconds - to blur the water as well as the fog flowing from the mouth of the Klamath River.

You can see more of my recent slow-shutter-speed ocean photos in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/06/11/waves-slow-shutter-speeds/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #ocean   #oceanphotography   #pacificocean   #thirstythursday   #nationalparksmonday   #nationalpark   #moodymonday   #foggyfriday  ___

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2014-06-08 23:18:28 (43 comments, 61 reshares, 348 +1s) 

+Claudia Welsh and I have been up in the redwood country, in far northern California, for the past two weeks. We had such a great time during my Mystic Forest workshop. Like last year, we stayed at the Requa Inn, with its great food, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful views. We had a wonderful group of people, and I already miss the energy of learning and photographing together. And we had great weather, with lots of fog! Here’s one image from our first morning, with the sun breaking through the fog and creating a spectacular triple corona. I’ll post more photographs soon as I get time to process them...

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #redwoods   #redwoodnationalpark   #california   #mistymonday   #treetuesday   #weatherwednesday  

+Claudia Welsh and I have been up in the redwood country, in far northern California, for the past two weeks. We had such a great time during my Mystic Forest workshop. Like last year, we stayed at the Requa Inn, with its great food, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful views. We had a wonderful group of people, and I already miss the energy of learning and photographing together. And we had great weather, with lots of fog! Here’s one image from our first morning, with the sun breaking through the fog and creating a spectacular triple corona. I’ll post more photographs soon as I get time to process them...

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #redwoods   #redwoodnationalpark   #california   #mistymonday   #treetuesday   #weatherwednesday  ___

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2014-05-30 23:43:15 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 211 +1s) 

Alders and Sunbeams

This is an early-morning photograph from a couple of days ago. It rained a little, then cleared, so when the sun hit these alders some of the new moisture started evaporating, creating some mist and sunbeams. Beautiful, moss-covered alders are common here around Redwood National Park, but not easy to photograph for some reason, so it was nice to find this little scene.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #nationalparksmonday   #nationalpark   #redwoodnationalpark  

Alders and Sunbeams

This is an early-morning photograph from a couple of days ago. It rained a little, then cleared, so when the sun hit these alders some of the new moisture started evaporating, creating some mist and sunbeams. Beautiful, moss-covered alders are common here around Redwood National Park, but not easy to photograph for some reason, so it was nice to find this little scene.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #nationalparksmonday   #nationalpark   #redwoodnationalpark  ___

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2014-05-28 22:37:02 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 203 +1s) 

Rainbow, Crescent Beach

+Claudia Welsh and I are up in the redwood country, scouting for my workshop next week. It's good to be back - it's such a beautiful area.

At sunrise this morning some showers were moving through, so we were taking our time getting going, when I looked out the window of our hotel room in Crescent City and saw a rainbow! So we hurried out to the car and down along Crescent Beach.

Luckily this rainbow lasted a long time. The tide was low, so there were some great reflections in the wet sand.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #thirstythusday   #justanotherrainbow  

Rainbow, Crescent Beach

+Claudia Welsh and I are up in the redwood country, scouting for my workshop next week. It's good to be back - it's such a beautiful area.

At sunrise this morning some showers were moving through, so we were taking our time getting going, when I looked out the window of our hotel room in Crescent City and saw a rainbow! So we hurried out to the car and down along Crescent Beach.

Luckily this rainbow lasted a long time. The tide was low, so there were some great reflections in the wet sand.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #thirstythusday   #justanotherrainbow  ___

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2014-05-26 16:39:05 (11 comments, 16 reshares, 268 +1s) 

Déjà Vu in the High Country

Last Thursday, on my trip to the Yosemite high country with +Claudia Welsh, I saw the sun dipping below the clouds to the west, and moved around this pond to catch the clouds reflected in the water, and position the sun behind a tree. And I realized that I'd photographed the sun setting behind the same tree over ten years ago!

This image is quite different than the older one, but this little bit of déjà vu reminded me of how valuable it is to know an area well. In my latest blog post I talk about how the experience gained by photographing one place repeatedly can help you make better images when you travel to more exotic locations. I've also included more photographs from Thursday afternoon, and that older image made from this same spot:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/26/deja-vu/

#la... more »

Déjà Vu in the High Country

Last Thursday, on my trip to the Yosemite high country with +Claudia Welsh, I saw the sun dipping below the clouds to the west, and moved around this pond to catch the clouds reflected in the water, and position the sun behind a tree. And I realized that I'd photographed the sun setting behind the same tree over ten years ago!

This image is quite different than the older one, but this little bit of déjà vu reminded me of how valuable it is to know an area well. In my latest blog post I talk about how the experience gained by photographing one place repeatedly can help you make better images when you travel to more exotic locations. I've also included more photographs from Thursday afternoon, and that older image made from this same spot:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/26/deja-vu/

#landscapephotogoraphy  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitephotography   #tuolumnemeadows   #sunsunday   #nationalparksmonday   #mountainmonday   #thirstythursday   ___

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2014-05-23 21:16:45 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 175 +1s) 

Clouds and Reflections, Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite

As I mentioned in my last post, +Claudia Welsh and I went searching for interesting weather and clouds in the Yosemite high country yesterday afternoon, and we sure found what we were looking for. I'll post some more colorful sunset scenes later, but I like this black-and-white view looking west from Tuolumne Meadows. At this point a snow squall was moving in from the east, but looking west I could still see the sun poking through the clouds, with that dynamic sky reflected in the foreground pond.

The reverse S-curve in the middle distance might make you think that you're looking at a river, and you'd be partially right. The Tuolumne River is actually out of the frame to the right, and not connected to the body of water shown here, but this meadow is full of old river channels, which is what you're seeing in this... more »

Clouds and Reflections, Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite

As I mentioned in my last post, +Claudia Welsh and I went searching for interesting weather and clouds in the Yosemite high country yesterday afternoon, and we sure found what we were looking for. I'll post some more colorful sunset scenes later, but I like this black-and-white view looking west from Tuolumne Meadows. At this point a snow squall was moving in from the east, but looking west I could still see the sun poking through the clouds, with that dynamic sky reflected in the foreground pond.

The reverse S-curve in the middle distance might make you think that you're looking at a river, and you'd be partially right. The Tuolumne River is actually out of the frame to the right, and not connected to the body of water shown here, but this meadow is full of old river channels, which is what you're seeing in this image. These old oxbows fill up with snowmelt in the spring and create nice reflecting ponds.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #tuolumnemeadows   #mountainmonday   #thirstythursday   #nationalparksmonday   #monochromemonday  ___

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2014-05-22 21:04:12 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 195 +1s) 

Tioga Pass Reopens

Some snow showers closed Tioga Pass over the last couple of days, but the road just reopened. +Claudia Welsh and I are going to head up there this afternoon in search of interesting weather and clouds.

We encountered some particularly interesting weather up along that road a few years ago in Tuolumne Meadows, during my Hidden Yosemite workshop. A bank of fog lingered over the meadow, and I made this photo as the mist cleared and the sun broke through.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #thirstythursday   #dawnonsunday   #nationalparksmonday   #weatherwednesday  

Tioga Pass Reopens

Some snow showers closed Tioga Pass over the last couple of days, but the road just reopened. +Claudia Welsh and I are going to head up there this afternoon in search of interesting weather and clouds.

We encountered some particularly interesting weather up along that road a few years ago in Tuolumne Meadows, during my Hidden Yosemite workshop. A bank of fog lingered over the meadow, and I made this photo as the mist cleared and the sun broke through.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #yosemite   #yosemitephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #thirstythursday   #dawnonsunday   #nationalparksmonday   #weatherwednesday  ___

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2014-05-19 01:14:23 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 144 +1s) 

Appalachian Waterfalls

Waterfalls are abundant in the southern Appalachians. It seems like you can hardly throw a stick without hitting one. And while Yosemite waterfalls are big and dramatic, the Appalachian waterfalls are more complex and intricate, and, in many ways, more interesting to photograph. In my latest blog post I talk about photographing these cascades, including how to choose the right shutter speed, using polarizing filters, and looking for patterns -- along with a variety of examples:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/18/appalachian-waterfalls/

This image was captured at Brasstown Veil in South Carolina. While most of the falls in this area are really less-than-vertical cascades, Brasstown Veill pours straight down a 35-foot cliff, generating lots of spray. Spray can create rainbows in the right light, and we were lucky... more »

Appalachian Waterfalls

Waterfalls are abundant in the southern Appalachians. It seems like you can hardly throw a stick without hitting one. And while Yosemite waterfalls are big and dramatic, the Appalachian waterfalls are more complex and intricate, and, in many ways, more interesting to photograph. In my latest blog post I talk about photographing these cascades, including how to choose the right shutter speed, using polarizing filters, and looking for patterns -- along with a variety of examples:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/18/appalachian-waterfalls/

This image was captured at Brasstown Veil in South Carolina. While most of the falls in this area are really less-than-vertical cascades, Brasstown Veill pours straight down a 35-foot cliff, generating lots of spray. Spray can create rainbows in the right light, and we were lucky enough to find a rainbow there late in the afternoon, along with the sunbeams slanting across the water.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #waterfallwednesday   #waterfall   #southcarolina   #southcarolinaphotography   #thristythursday  ___

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2014-05-12 01:00:13 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 105 +1s) 

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

On our recent trip to the Carolinas +Claudia Welsh and I visited the southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and what a treat that was. We photographed sarvis (or serviceberry) in bloom, a rainbow in front of Looking Glass Rock, sunrise and sunset vistas, and much more. You can read the story and see a bunch of photos on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/11/along-blue-ridge-parkway/

During our first day along the parkway, while scouting for our workshop, it was raining off and on, and at higher elevations the road climbed into the clouds, where we encountered thick fog - perfect for photographing the blooming sarvis trees, like these near Graveyard Fields.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #northcarolina   #northcarolinaphotography   #blueridgeparkway   #flowers  #wildf... more »

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

On our recent trip to the Carolinas +Claudia Welsh and I visited the southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and what a treat that was. We photographed sarvis (or serviceberry) in bloom, a rainbow in front of Looking Glass Rock, sunrise and sunset vistas, and much more. You can read the story and see a bunch of photos on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/05/11/along-blue-ridge-parkway/

During our first day along the parkway, while scouting for our workshop, it was raining off and on, and at higher elevations the road climbed into the clouds, where we encountered thick fog - perfect for photographing the blooming sarvis trees, like these near Graveyard Fields.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #northcarolina   #northcarolinaphotography   #blueridgeparkway   #flowers   #wildflowers   #wildflowerwednesday   #wildflowerphotography   #mistymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #floralfriday  ___

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2014-05-10 20:44:04 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 105 +1s) 

Sunset Over Lake Jocassee

Here's another photograph from our trip to the Carolinas. During our workshop we made the long dirt-road drive to Jumping Off Rock, overlooking Lake Jocassee in South Carolina, and were rewarded with a beautiful sunset as the sun broke underneath a layer of clouds.

This was a very contrasty scene, but I didn't use HDR or any kind of exposure blending. This is just one frame, processed entirely in Lightroom using mostly the Exposure, Highlights, and Shadows sliders, along with the Adjustment Brush to lighten the lake and foreground.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #southcarolina   #lightroom   #sunsetsaturday  

Sunset Over Lake Jocassee

Here's another photograph from our trip to the Carolinas. During our workshop we made the long dirt-road drive to Jumping Off Rock, overlooking Lake Jocassee in South Carolina, and were rewarded with a beautiful sunset as the sun broke underneath a layer of clouds.

This was a very contrasty scene, but I didn't use HDR or any kind of exposure blending. This is just one frame, processed entirely in Lightroom using mostly the Exposure, Highlights, and Shadows sliders, along with the Adjustment Brush to lighten the lake and foreground.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #southcarolina   #lightroom   #sunsetsaturday  ___

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2014-05-09 00:13:23 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 170 +1s) 

Back From the Southern Appalachians

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind, with back-to-back workshops and two cross-country flights. But +Claudia Welsh and I had a great time during our visit to the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We got to see some beautiful country, and experience lots of that famous southern hospitality.

Now I’m back home, catching up on sleep and processing photographs. I made this dogwood image near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We just caught the tail end of the dogwood bloom, and it was nice to photograph eastern dogwoods in their native habitat.

While the dogwood bloom was almost over, the sarvis were just getting started. I had never heard of these trees until just before our trip, I found them to be highly photogenic. I’ll post more images of sarvis, waterfalls, andmany... more »

Back From the Southern Appalachians

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind, with back-to-back workshops and two cross-country flights. But +Claudia Welsh and I had a great time during our visit to the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We got to see some beautiful country, and experience lots of that famous southern hospitality.

Now I’m back home, catching up on sleep and processing photographs. I made this dogwood image near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We just caught the tail end of the dogwood bloom, and it was nice to photograph eastern dogwoods in their native habitat.

While the dogwood bloom was almost over, the sarvis were just getting started. I had never heard of these trees until just before our trip, I found them to be highly photogenic. I’ll post more images of sarvis, waterfalls, and many other things soon.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dogwood   #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #floralfriday  ___

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2014-04-28 02:07:20 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 279 +1s) 

Spring in Yosemite

We had great conditions during my Yosemite workshop for The Ansel Adams Gallery this past week. The dogwoods were blooming, there were lots of fresh, green leaves everywhere, and we had some interesting weather. It rained all day Friday, but Saturday morning we found clearing skies and an inch of new snow. This photograph of Tenaya Creek was made Monday afternoon as I was scouting for the workshop; I liked the curving tongue of water with the texture of the maple leaves behind it.

The dogwoods are still in good shape, and should be photogenic for at least another week or so. And the dogwoods at higher elevations (along highways 41 and 120, and in the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias) are just getting started, and should last for two to three weeks.

I’m off to North and South Carolina tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to photographing easterndog... more »

Spring in Yosemite

We had great conditions during my Yosemite workshop for The Ansel Adams Gallery this past week. The dogwoods were blooming, there were lots of fresh, green leaves everywhere, and we had some interesting weather. It rained all day Friday, but Saturday morning we found clearing skies and an inch of new snow. This photograph of Tenaya Creek was made Monday afternoon as I was scouting for the workshop; I liked the curving tongue of water with the texture of the maple leaves behind it.

The dogwoods are still in good shape, and should be photogenic for at least another week or so. And the dogwoods at higher elevations (along highways 41 and 120, and in the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias) are just getting started, and should last for two to three weeks.

I’m off to North and South Carolina tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to photographing eastern dogwoods, waterfalls, and whatever else we find!

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2014-04-22 17:36:34 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 171 +1s) 

Dogwood Have Arrived in Yosemite Valley

The last time I was in Yosemite Valley was just over a week ago, and only a few dogwood blossoms had appeared by then. I returned to the valley yesterday, and found that the dogwoods had fully emerged already. This is one of the earliest blooms I can remember, but that’s not terribly surprising with the warm and dry spring we’ve had.
Although the flowers will last a couple of weeks, they’re most photogenic when new and fresh, so they’re near peak now. The valley is quite beautiful, with lots of fresh, bright-green leaves everywhere, the waterfalls flowing – and of course the dogwoods. The waterfalls will peak early this year, probably by early May, if not sooner, but for the moment it seems like a pretty normal spring. 

Meanwhile, there are still some nice poppy displays in the eastern end of the Merced River Canyon, nearEl Portal,... more »

Dogwood Have Arrived in Yosemite Valley

The last time I was in Yosemite Valley was just over a week ago, and only a few dogwood blossoms had appeared by then. I returned to the valley yesterday, and found that the dogwoods had fully emerged already. This is one of the earliest blooms I can remember, but that’s not terribly surprising with the warm and dry spring we’ve had.
Although the flowers will last a couple of weeks, they’re most photogenic when new and fresh, so they’re near peak now. The valley is quite beautiful, with lots of fresh, bright-green leaves everywhere, the waterfalls flowing – and of course the dogwoods. The waterfalls will peak early this year, probably by early May, if not sooner, but for the moment it seems like a pretty normal spring. 

Meanwhile, there are still some nice poppy displays in the eastern end of the Merced River Canyon, near El Portal, but they’re fading fast and will probably be mostly gone by next weekend. It’s been a great year for poppies though – one of the best I’ve seen. There will be a variety of other flowers blooming in the canyon for awhile, but these typically aren’t found in big patches, so they’re more suited to closeups rather than broader views.

I start a five-day workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery today, and then will be heading to North and South Carolina right after that, but I wanted to give you a quick update first. I’ll post further updates and photos when I can! This is one of my favorite dogwood images from last spring.

— Michael Frye

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2014-04-20 18:19:48 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 146 +1s) 

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!

Today is also the 28th anniversary of the day I married +Claudia Welsh. Best thing I ever did! I'm a very luck man. Thanks for all the wonderful times together sweetheart!

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!

Today is also the 28th anniversary of the day I married +Claudia Welsh. Best thing I ever did! I'm a very luck man. Thanks for all the wonderful times together sweetheart!___

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