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Michael Frye has been at 3 events

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Landscape Photography Show11,307*Come join Yosemite Legend @108901599657368504920 and the @114888971165518552849 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 @114888971165518552849 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 03:00:00682  
Landscape Photography Show11,307Come 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 03:00:00151  
Michael Bonocore304,311_* 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 @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident 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 your submission. 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 on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover 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 be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00278  

Michael Frye has been shared in 292 public circles

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Ryan Johnson30,894This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf 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 post#topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer2015-04-25 11:56:05491023
Gailen Mapes85,850Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 21 of 27Note: 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 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-22 11:40:28197002
Margaret Tompkins140,583Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-18 13:22:26213335
#sharedcircle s0Here is my TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle!These recommended people inside this circle help and support me to boost my G+ network in just one year!If you like to enlarge your G+ network too,add these great Google+  friends to your circles!They are recommended and top active G+ engagers.I want to say thank you  to all these great Google+ friends inside this circle for sharing, commenting and plussing all my circles and postings for one year.To be part of my next TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle,only make this:1. Add me (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ValeriaSatravasandra/posts) to your circles ,if you haven’t done already2. Plus & share this circle in public3. Leave a comment ! Please act with the original link!As you  know ,usually my circles have fairytale & historic themes,if you want to be included in my next historic circle (coming next week),please plus and share my last historic circle:Sphinx Circle:https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ValeriaSatravasandra/postsJoin my Amazing pictures & circles community to have a better chance to be included in the next circle! https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ValeriaSatravasandra/postsReferences from my last circles:Nikica Beograd:Great Share@+ValeriaSatravasandra, thanks a lot...!!!Heather Koroll:Thank You  so very much +ValeriaSatravasandra  for your truly exceptional circle! You're most excellent! Plussed, shared with utmost pleasure, immense gratitude, and absolute pride. The inclusion is incredibly appreciated. Have a really wonderful Ash Wednesday! : )David Runyon:Good to see your choice of themes and especially an all time favorite in Huckleberry Finn! I always loved and enjoyed the storyteller style of Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens! Thanks for another circle of great content +ValeriaSatravasandraTrever McGhee:Awesome circle of amazing people  *:-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-))   (。◕‿◕。)   :-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-  Sylvia Brooks:Thank you +ValeriaSatravasandra, for your inclusion. You do a Superb job with your circles. I appreciate all of your efforts and time invested in making G+ a wonderful place for friends....around the world!:-) Robert Woodman:+ValeriaSatravasandra has just released his Beauty and the Beast Circle. This circle contains the best Google+ thinkers, commenters, and sharers.Michael Sonntag:Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people you definitely want to have in your circlessippi singh:Thank you so much +ValeriaSatravasandra for sharing wonderful circle of professional...Josef Mack:Here is a great circle by +ValeriaSatravasandra, to be included and get more engaged G+ followers just follow the simple instructions below.Phil Starybrat:First time going with a #circleshare  from +ValeriaSatravasandra . So let's see how it goes! :)Miroslav Pelikan:Thank you +ValeriaSatravasandra:-) I have plussed and reshared this post with your circle. Please include me also in the next one.*Dr Tammy Cashion: *+ValeriaSatravasandra spinning the circles!Jody Lynch:Thank you to +ValeriaSatravasandra for sharing this great circle! Come check it out!Kim-Sebastian Tirri:Enormous thanks +ValeriaSatravasandra ! Im really honored that you included me in this great circle! Shared and plussed ofcourse!Aheste Beste:+ValeriaSatravasandra, hi, My Friend, many thanks for having my two profiles, very nice of you. Have a beautiful evening! Thinker Vibrant:Thanks for the honor of incl2015-04-08 16:02:13501000
Tourej Ansari44,306In this circle are people included, who has already shared an own public #circle with interesting profiles.Please add me to your circles and share this circle! #Phoenix   #Arizona  2015-04-08 06:01:54191011
Valeria Satrava0This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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 postHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare   #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle 2015-04-07 17:03:52501001
Margaret Tompkins139,591Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-04 13:14:46186002
Photo Mania USA2,123Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for March 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of March. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted 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. If you are interested in possibly 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 Wiggin2015-04-01 11:47:4196000
Photo Mania Global13,953Welcome to the +Photo Mania Global  Best of the Best Photographers circle for March 2015.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 +Photo Mania India +Foto Mania Italia +Photo Mania Japan +Photo Manie Nederland +Photo Mania Poland +Photo Mania Portugal +Photo Mania Russia +Photo Mania Scandinavia +Photo Mania Schweiz +Photo Mania South Asia +Photo Mania USA and brand new +Photo Mania UK and in cooporation +AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS & Photo Mania Global - coop. Then from those dail2015-04-01 05:44:05323235244
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
Ryan Johnson29,098This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf 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 post#between #Western #and #Eastern #civilizations #on #the #Eurasian #continent #Ogura #Kazuo #and #Tenshin #Okakura #are #two #outspoken #Japanese #figures #on #the #subject§Historyain #article: #History #of #Asiahe #Mongol #Empire #ca #The #gray #area #is #the #later #Timurid #empire #map #of 2015-03-26 10:42:51411010
Gailen Mapes84,567Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 21 of 27Note: 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-22 12:34:52207000
Margaret Tompkins138,669Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-22 00:26:53168134
Exposure Photographers Circle0Hi thereYou are invited to post a photo in this weeks +Exposure  gallery and competition. One photo per photographer -  Original works only please This weeks edition is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckpju66m8hi8rehtenme1b9tlkk?authkey=CPXK--Ksm9TCzgE2015-03-16 20:55:05490203
Margaret Tompkins137,968Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 18:20:09170213
Margaret Tompkins137,965Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 17:40:20170034
Jayant Khoshiya18,343 +Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2015-03-13 11:18:13231000
Margaret Tompkins137,500Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-07 14:37:13153501976
love Art905Here are some great people to add. Please respect them!2015-03-06 10:51:512484511
Photo Mania Global13,333This is the +Photo Mania Global  Best of the Best Photographers circle for February 2015.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 ,+Photo Mania India ,+Foto Mania Italia ,+Photo Mania Japan ,+Photo Manie Nederland ,+Photo Mania Poland ,+Photo Mania Portugal ,+Photo Mania Russia ,+Photo Mania Scandinavia ,+Photo Mania Schweiz ,+Photo Mania South Asia ,+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 ha2015-03-06 07:38:47230247
Allan watson22,056Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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 post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein #dur2015-03-04 06:00:51490181430
Photo Mania USA2,032Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for February 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of February. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted 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. If you are interested in possibly 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 Wiggin2015-03-02 13:28:4691001
Landscape Photography Show10,107If you want to be the best, then learn from the best!!  These are the Recommended Photographers from the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!!There is still time to share your best Reflections photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Reflections!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c6l9kdsgg30bc3jgvmlbrn26sb0Circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!! +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2015-02-27 00:07:42139101
Gailen Mapes79,007Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 24 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 February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-24 11:52:152048210
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)60,051A new circle....#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-02-23 07:00:20131113
Margaret Tompkins135,550Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-21 15:21:141621032087
Circle Followers0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-17 14:59:45155214
jany viala23,297Circle +A.P.A.P.Grand talent The first circlesI will share photographer with a great talent he can be a very experienced photographer, or amateur photographer.I would look in my circle page +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  and  +A.P.A.P.Noir et Blanc, Black and White Monochrome the small circle over large circle  Circle A.PA.P EmptyIt starts from the beginningSincerely Janythank youCercle +A.P.A.P.Grand talent Le premier cercles Je vais partager des photographe avec un grand talent il peux être un photographe bien expérimenté , comme un photographe amateur .Je rechercherais dans mes cercle dans la page +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  et +A.P.A.P.Noir et Blanc, Black and White Monochrome des petit cercle, plus de grand cercle  Cercle A.PA.P VideOn reprend au début Cordialement JanyMerci 2015-02-17 09:46:0648011
Margaret Tompkins135,068Dear Friends,  I'm sharing our Best of the Week circle again because we inadvertently included someone who had shared non-original work to the theme and didn't give credit to the original photographer.  Of course, we ONLY want to see original work at the +Landscape Photography theme.  I know many of your save these circles as these are the people that inspire us all.  The person is +Adriana Sanchez .  I urge you to remove her from your circles.  Thanks very much.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle? 2015-02-15 14:12:06153331056
Margaret Tompkins135,020Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photograph2015-02-14 14:06:07154342393
Photo Mania USA2,002Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for January 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of January. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted 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. If you are interested in possibly 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 Wiggin2015-02-02 13:57:24107001
Margaret Tompkins134,243Landscape 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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do 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 sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!2015-01-31 14:17:47137322155
Colin Wilson16,853This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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 post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #Em. #United #Kingdom #United #States #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #Venezuela #Viet #Nam #Virgin #Islands #Wallis #& #Futuna #I. #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe #zealand #auckland #australia #brisbane # #new_zealand #christchurch #algeria #algeria #algiers #angola #angola #luanda2015-01-31 06:28:1337127854
Gailen Mapes75,675Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 25 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-25 11:59:29201001
Margaret Tompkins133,746Landscape 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 Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-24 14:29:2895292866
Margaret Tompkins133,456Landscape 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 Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-17 14:38:48132345
Allan watson17,849Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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 post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein #dur2015-01-14 07:17:56375201330
Margaret Tompkins132,975Landscape 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 Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-10 14:25:38145942070
John Cleese9,872Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:18494292444
Margaret Tompkins132,355Landscape 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 Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-03 15:46:55144216
Photo Mania USA1,926Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for December 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of December. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted 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. If you are interested in possibly 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 +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-01-03 12:20:5392001
ShowYourBestWork5,305The Happy New Year CircleI would like to say thank you for all your great work. It's always my pleasure and a great honor to share your amazing work.________________________I'll invite you to the extra Event ShowYourCity during the New Year's Eve Party 2015https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116251675481754618997/events/c5s5s6h251983pvuftluduoi8dg__________________________Have fun!! Keep happy!! Happy New Year!!2014-12-31 14:27:1350020724
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #3: Photography TwoThe second part of my "big" Photographers circle. I had to split it to be able to share it because of the 500 user limit. This one has already grown almost up to the limit and there will be a Photography Three circle in the future. 2014-12-30 16:51:52490011
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #1: Photography EssentialsLike at the end of last year, I want to say thanks to all the amazing people here on Google+ by sharing a few of my circles, which is easier said than done because my own circle collection is pretty chaotic. This first one is my "small" Photography circle of people I mainly found in the beginning over two years ago, although the size of this circle has doubled in the last twelve months. These are people whose posts I don't want to miss even when I don't have time to look at all the other circles. Don't be disappointed if you're not in there - there are two much bigger photo circles coming up next!2014-12-30 16:36:31269816
Margaret Tompkins132,180Landscape 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 Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2014-12-27 14:32:57111372158
John Hannah8,729Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing #wisata #WisataIndonesia #Travel #IndonesiaOnly #Liburan #TOUR #Indonesia #Bali #WisataBandung #Paket #Pulau #FotoKita #PROMO #Pantai #Jogja #Bandung #Yogyakarta #WisataLombok #BOGOR #Jakarta 2014-12-26 10:57:45494241839
Gailen Mapes74,319Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 25 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-25 12:49:04201000
Jayant Khoshiya15,988+Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2014-12-25 12:44:35484000
John Cleese8,561Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou #Salvador #Equatorial #Guinea #Eritrea #Estonia 2014-12-25 11:58:15483281740
Charles W. Stutts2,379Wonderful landscape photographs.  The circle is a great help in making my landscape photograph better.  Thank you all.2014-12-23 23:59:3759000

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2014-12-02 23:30:41 (151 comments, 200 reshares, 1828 +1s)Open 

Moonbeams Over Yosemite Valley

I didn't plan this photo. I made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Yosemite Valley on Sunday night, thinking I'd go to Tunnel View, but instead wound up in El Cap Meadow photographing the moon setting through the mist, with Close-Encounters-like moonbeams.

You can read the whole story behind this photograph by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/02/moonbeams/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #forestfriday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nightphotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #moonlight  

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2015-02-16 01:56:07 (146 comments, 265 reshares, 2626 +1s)Open 

Subject, Meet Light

It should come as no surprise to any photographer that the interaction between subject and light is important. In fact, I’d say that this interaction is the essence of the whole thing; it’s what photography is all about.

On this evening in the San Joaquin Valley I tried to create an interesting interplay between subject and light by putting a flock of Ross's geese between me and the setting sun, hoping to capture birds flying in front of that beautiful sky. I got more than I could have hoped for, as the entire flock took off just before sunset.

You can see +Claudia Welsh's video of this event, and get the full story behind this photograph, by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/15/subject-meet-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography #wildl... more »

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2015-02-16 01:56:07 (146 comments, 265 reshares, 2626 +1s)Open 

Subject, Meet Light

It should come as no surprise to any photographer that the interaction between subject and light is important. In fact, I’d say that this interaction is the essence of the whole thing; it’s what photography is all about.

On this evening in the San Joaquin Valley I tried to create an interesting interplay between subject and light by putting a flock of Ross's geese between me and the setting sun, hoping to capture birds flying in front of that beautiful sky. I got more than I could have hoped for, as the entire flock took off just before sunset.

You can see +Claudia Welsh's video of this event, and get the full story behind this photograph, by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/15/subject-meet-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography #wildl... more »

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2015-04-26 20:33:08 (20 comments, 30 reshares, 511 +1s)Open 

A Good Year for Dogwoods

The dogwoods in Yosemite Valley bloomed early this year, but they've lasted. It's turned into an exceptionally good year for them; you can read a detailed report on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/04/26/good-year-dogwoods/

I made this photograph yesterday afternoon near The Ahwahnee Hotel. It had snowed earlier in the day, and patches of snow on the ground cooled the moist air and created low-lying mist. I had visited this spot earlier in the day, but as sunset approached the mist increased, so I went back. This was made with the very last light, so the exposure was 20 seconds at f/13, 400 ISO.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #forestfriday   #nationalpark   #yosemite  #yosemite... more »

A Good Year for Dogwoods

The dogwoods in Yosemite Valley bloomed early this year, but they've lasted. It's turned into an exceptionally good year for them; you can read a detailed report on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/04/26/good-year-dogwoods/

I made this photograph yesterday afternoon near The Ahwahnee Hotel. It had snowed earlier in the day, and patches of snow on the ground cooled the moist air and created low-lying mist. I had visited this spot earlier in the day, but as sunset approached the mist increased, so I went back. This was made with the very last light, so the exposure was 20 seconds at f/13, 400 ISO.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #forestfriday   #nationalpark   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #dogwood   #spring   #wildflowers   #flowers  ___

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2015-04-24 19:53:43 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Nice Curves

I love abstracts, so the sand dunes in Death Valley are just heaven, with a seemingly infinite supply of beautiful patterns, shapes, lines, and curves. I found this design on an early-morning trip to the dunes last week, after a windstorm had swept the sand free of footprints.

I was hard to pick out just one image from the two mornings we spent in the dunes, so here's a link to some more photos:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/?p=7641

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #nationalpark   #desert   #sanddunes   #nationalparksmonday  

Nice Curves

I love abstracts, so the sand dunes in Death Valley are just heaven, with a seemingly infinite supply of beautiful patterns, shapes, lines, and curves. I found this design on an early-morning trip to the dunes last week, after a windstorm had swept the sand free of footprints.

I was hard to pick out just one image from the two mornings we spent in the dunes, so here's a link to some more photos:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/?p=7641

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #nationalpark   #desert   #sanddunes   #nationalparksmonday  ___

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2015-04-16 23:04:21 (72 comments, 172 reshares, 1792 +1s)Open 

Knowing Where to Stand

Ansel Adams was quoted as saying, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” I’m sure he said this with tongue slightly in cheek – he knew full well that the art of photography was more complex than that. But he was trying to emphasize the importance of putting the camera in the right spot. Not just in the general vicinity, like “F/8 and be there,” but in exactly the right spot, and not an inch to the left, right, forward, back, up, or down.

Choosing where to place the camera is the first – and maybe most important – decision you make when composing a photograph. In this photograph of Half Dome in Yosemite, for example, the camera position was chosen to fit the reflection of the cloud into the little semicircle of leaves in the foreground.

I wrote an in depth article called "Knowing Where to Stand" for the latestissue of Photog... more »

Knowing Where to Stand

Ansel Adams was quoted as saying, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” I’m sure he said this with tongue slightly in cheek – he knew full well that the art of photography was more complex than that. But he was trying to emphasize the importance of putting the camera in the right spot. Not just in the general vicinity, like “F/8 and be there,” but in exactly the right spot, and not an inch to the left, right, forward, back, up, or down.

Choosing where to place the camera is the first – and maybe most important – decision you make when composing a photograph. In this photograph of Half Dome in Yosemite, for example, the camera position was chosen to fit the reflection of the cloud into the little semicircle of leaves in the foreground.

I wrote an in depth article called "Knowing Where to Stand" for the latest issue of Photograph Magazine. It's normally $8.00 (Canadian), but since it's just been launched you can get a 20% discount until midnight Pacific Time on April 22nd. There’s no code to enter – that’s just the price until that time. Here's the link:

http://bit.ly/1G11hOA

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

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2015-04-09 20:08:17 (62 comments, 152 reshares, 1580 +1s)Open 

Snow?!

Some strange white stuff fell in Yosemite Valley Tuesday night.

Skies started to clear late Tuesday evening, and it looked like there was a decent chance of seeing an interesting sunrise Wednesday morning, so I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. (it hurts to even write that number), and made the drive up from Mariposa to the valley.

I found only an inch or two of new snow, but that was enough, and it turned out to be a really beautiful morning. We had to wait a long time for snow, but it was worth the wait. I made this photograph from Tunnel View shortly after sunrise, and you can see more of my images from the morning on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/04/09/snow-2/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday  #sunri... more »

Snow?!

Some strange white stuff fell in Yosemite Valley Tuesday night.

Skies started to clear late Tuesday evening, and it looked like there was a decent chance of seeing an interesting sunrise Wednesday morning, so I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. (it hurts to even write that number), and made the drive up from Mariposa to the valley.

I found only an inch or two of new snow, but that was enough, and it turned out to be a really beautiful morning. We had to wait a long time for snow, but it was worth the wait. I made this photograph from Tunnel View shortly after sunrise, and you can see more of my images from the morning on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/04/09/snow-2/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunrisesaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nationalpark___

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2015-04-08 17:22:30 (34 comments, 36 reshares, 661 +1s)Open 

Early Dogwoods

I’ve been helping my mom recover from eye surgery and move into assisted living, so life has been hectic, and I haven’t had much time for photography. But yesterday a rare and much-needed storm came through, and there were signs of clearing in the afternoon, so I took the time to go up to Yosemite Valley.

It didn’t clear after all. In fact it rained most of the time I was there, with the rain turning to snow in heavier showers. But rumors of dogwoods blooming turned out to be true. I found one particularly full dogwood along the Merced River, and was able to photograph it during a break between rain squalls and make the image you see here.

Most of the dogwood blossoms in the west end of the valley around Pohono Bridge, Fern Spring, and Valley View were still in that green stage, but there were a few trees in full bloom, with white blossoms. Ididn’... more »

Early Dogwoods

I’ve been helping my mom recover from eye surgery and move into assisted living, so life has been hectic, and I haven’t had much time for photography. But yesterday a rare and much-needed storm came through, and there were signs of clearing in the afternoon, so I took the time to go up to Yosemite Valley.

It didn’t clear after all. In fact it rained most of the time I was there, with the rain turning to snow in heavier showers. But rumors of dogwoods blooming turned out to be true. I found one particularly full dogwood along the Merced River, and was able to photograph it during a break between rain squalls and make the image you see here.

Most of the dogwood blossoms in the west end of the valley around Pohono Bridge, Fern Spring, and Valley View were still in that green stage, but there were a few trees in full bloom, with white blossoms. I didn’t make it to the eastern end of the valley, so it’s possible that some dogwoods there are further along, especially in sunnier areas like near the Ahwahnee Hotel. This dogwood bloom is about two to three weeks earlier than usual. But, like the redbuds, which also bloomed early this year, the dogwoods seem to be progressing slowly, so they may last awhile.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #wildflowerwednesday   #flower   #wildflower   #spring   #dogwood   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2015-03-31 18:18:47 (58 comments, 77 reshares, 662 +1s)Open 

Oak Tree and Lunar Eclipse Sequence, December 2011

I captured this lunar eclipse sequence in the Sierra Nevada foothills during December of 2011. But another total lunar eclipse will be visible in western North America this Saturday morning, April 4th. To find out more about this upcoming eclipse and how to photograph it, see my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/31/photographing-lunar-eclipse/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #treetuesday   #nightphotographyfriday   #eclipse   #lunareclipse  

Oak Tree and Lunar Eclipse Sequence, December 2011

I captured this lunar eclipse sequence in the Sierra Nevada foothills during December of 2011. But another total lunar eclipse will be visible in western North America this Saturday morning, April 4th. To find out more about this upcoming eclipse and how to photograph it, see my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/31/photographing-lunar-eclipse/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #treetuesday   #nightphotographyfriday   #eclipse   #lunareclipse  ___

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2015-03-29 23:42:06 (45 comments, 58 reshares, 473 +1s)Open 

Painted Hills in the Temblor Range, 2010

This was the most spectacular wildflower display I've even seen. The flowers often grew in pure stands, devoid of grass—a splash of yellow here, purple there. It looked like someone had dripped paint on the hills.

In this photograph, the two ridges cutting across the bottom part of the frame are actually separated from the top half of the picture by a deep canyon at least a quarter-mile wide. But you’d never know it, because the long focal length (120mm) flattened the perspective and brought in the distant hillsides, making them appear bigger and closer to the foreground ridges. This helped create a unified, rhythmic pattern of zigzags and diagonals from elements that were physically distant from each other.

In my latest blog post I describe how to use wide-angle lenses to expand space and create a sense of depth, oruse ... more »

Painted Hills in the Temblor Range, 2010

This was the most spectacular wildflower display I've even seen. The flowers often grew in pure stands, devoid of grass—a splash of yellow here, purple there. It looked like someone had dripped paint on the hills.

In this photograph, the two ridges cutting across the bottom part of the frame are actually separated from the top half of the picture by a deep canyon at least a quarter-mile wide. But you’d never know it, because the long focal length (120mm) flattened the perspective and brought in the distant hillsides, making them appear bigger and closer to the foreground ridges. This helped create a unified, rhythmic pattern of zigzags and diagonals from elements that were physically distant from each other.

In my latest blog post I describe how to use wide-angle lenses to expand space and create a sense of depth, or use telephoto lenses to compress space and emphasize patterns:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/29/lenses-perspective/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildflowerwednesday   #wildflowers   #spring   #california   #californiaphotography  ___

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2015-03-22 23:35:17 (28 comments, 26 reshares, 363 +1s)Open 

Happy Spring!

Although spring officially began two days ago, here in California we’ve had springlike conditions since February, while in the northeast spring is just a rumor. But flowers will bloom everywhere, eventually, and it’s a great season for photography.

Though I usually prefer to photograph flowers as part of a landscape, sometimes I enjoy doing closeups as well. This image was made in the Yosemite high country a few years ago, with part of a paintbrush in focus, and out-of-focus lupines in the foreground. This technique of using out-of-focus flowers to create a wash of color, and an impressionistic look, is fun to try, but tricky. It requires a densely-packed group of flowers, and a lot of experimentation. You'll find some tips on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/22/happy-spring/

#wildflowerwednesday  #... more »

Happy Spring!

Although spring officially began two days ago, here in California we’ve had springlike conditions since February, while in the northeast spring is just a rumor. But flowers will bloom everywhere, eventually, and it’s a great season for photography.

Though I usually prefer to photograph flowers as part of a landscape, sometimes I enjoy doing closeups as well. This image was made in the Yosemite high country a few years ago, with part of a paintbrush in focus, and out-of-focus lupines in the foreground. This technique of using out-of-focus flowers to create a wash of color, and an impressionistic look, is fun to try, but tricky. It requires a densely-packed group of flowers, and a lot of experimentation. You'll find some tips on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/22/happy-spring/

#wildflowerwednesday   #wildflowers   #spring  ___

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2015-03-21 19:09:23 (24 comments, 55 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

Special Print Sale: One Day Left

Just a reminder that the special Ansel Adams Gallery print sale ends tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. So until then you can get a 16×20 or 20×24 print of this image, Moon Rising Above Yosemite Valley, or Orchard and Sunbeams With Fog, for 25% off. Click this link to see all the details, and read the stories behind the photographs:

https://shop.anseladams.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=98

Special Print Sale: One Day Left

Just a reminder that the special Ansel Adams Gallery print sale ends tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. So until then you can get a 16×20 or 20×24 print of this image, Moon Rising Above Yosemite Valley, or Orchard and Sunbeams With Fog, for 25% off. Click this link to see all the details, and read the stories behind the photographs:

https://shop.anseladams.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=98___

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2015-03-16 18:19:34 (33 comments, 55 reshares, 644 +1s)Open 

Special Ansel Adams Gallery Print Sale

I’m pleased to announce that once again The Ansel Adams Gallery is sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, at 25% off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California (shown here), and Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park. These two photographs have never been exhibited at a gallery or sold before, although, as many of you know, both of these images were voted by my readers to be included in my best images of 2014, and the Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog photograph was the top vote-getter.

See my latest blog post to find out more about this print offer:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/16/special-ansel-adams-gallery-print-sale-3/

Special Ansel Adams Gallery Print Sale

I’m pleased to announce that once again The Ansel Adams Gallery is sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, at 25% off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California (shown here), and Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park. These two photographs have never been exhibited at a gallery or sold before, although, as many of you know, both of these images were voted by my readers to be included in my best images of 2014, and the Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog photograph was the top vote-getter.

See my latest blog post to find out more about this print offer:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/16/special-ansel-adams-gallery-print-sale-3/___

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2015-03-15 21:14:07 (25 comments, 23 reshares, 409 +1s)Open 

Spring Runoff, Merced River

I made this photograph several years ago when high spring runoff filled the Merced River west of Yosemite. My friend Mike and I were attracted to this spot by the gold reflections in the water, from high clouds catching the late-afternoon sun. The lone, partially-submerged willow provided a great focal point, something for viewer's eyes to latch onto before traveling around the circular pattern in the waves. The shutter speed was two seconds, smoothing the water, creating a contrast in textures, and helping the willow to stand out against a less distracting background. It was one of those fortunate moments when everything came together, and the photograph seemed to compose itself.

It's been such a dry winter here that I'm wondering if we'll see runoff like this over the next couple of months. I hope so, but we need more snow!
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Spring Runoff, Merced River

I made this photograph several years ago when high spring runoff filled the Merced River west of Yosemite. My friend Mike and I were attracted to this spot by the gold reflections in the water, from high clouds catching the late-afternoon sun. The lone, partially-submerged willow provided a great focal point, something for viewer's eyes to latch onto before traveling around the circular pattern in the waves. The shutter speed was two seconds, smoothing the water, creating a contrast in textures, and helping the willow to stand out against a less distracting background. It was one of those fortunate moments when everything came together, and the photograph seemed to compose itself.

It's been such a dry winter here that I'm wondering if we'll see runoff like this over the next couple of months. I hope so, but we need more snow!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #minimalmonday   #ministractmonday   #zensunday   #thistythursday   #inmotionthursday   #spring   #mercedriver  ___

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2015-03-14 20:01:37 (70 comments, 121 reshares, 1717 +1s)Open 

A Good Year for Redbuds

This photograph is from 2002, but the redbuds along the Merced River Canyon (west of Yosemite along Highway 140) are looking great this year too. They're near their peak, or just before peak, right now. You can read a full report on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/14/good-year-redbuds/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildflowerwednesday   #wildlflower   #redbud  

A Good Year for Redbuds

This photograph is from 2002, but the redbuds along the Merced River Canyon (west of Yosemite along Highway 140) are looking great this year too. They're near their peak, or just before peak, right now. You can read a full report on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/14/good-year-redbuds/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildflowerwednesday   #wildlflower   #redbud  ___

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2015-03-12 20:44:34 (45 comments, 113 reshares, 1239 +1s)Open 

When Should You Include a Foreground?

In this photograph, made a number of years ago in White Sands National Monument, I liked the shapes of the dunes, but thought the lone yucca was even more compelling. So in this case, the foreground was essential; it's really the subject and focal point of the image.

But that's not always the case. Many great landscape photographs have no foreground whatsoever (Ansel Adams' Moon and Half Dome comes to mind). In my latest blog post I discuss when you need a foreground, when you don't, and why some foregrounds work better than others:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/12/include-foreground-landscape-photograph/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #whitesands   #whitesandsnationalmonument   #dune   #sanddunes   #desert  #desert... more »

When Should You Include a Foreground?

In this photograph, made a number of years ago in White Sands National Monument, I liked the shapes of the dunes, but thought the lone yucca was even more compelling. So in this case, the foreground was essential; it's really the subject and focal point of the image.

But that's not always the case. Many great landscape photographs have no foreground whatsoever (Ansel Adams' Moon and Half Dome comes to mind). In my latest blog post I discuss when you need a foreground, when you don't, and why some foregrounds work better than others:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/12/include-foreground-landscape-photograph/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #whitesands   #whitesandsnationalmonument   #dune   #sanddunes   #desert   #desertphotography  ___

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2015-03-05 23:02:22 (26 comments, 43 reshares, 586 +1s)Open 

March Light

It’s the time of year when both El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall get late-afternoon sunlight when seen from the west end of Yosemite Valley. Knowing this, I watched the weather closely on Monday. Some showers moved through, and it seemed like the last chance of seeing interesting clouds for awhile, so I decided to hike up above Tunnel View to a spot near Old Inspiration Point. I got there in time to catch one moment with beautiful cloud shadows. I especially like the shadow near the bottom of El Capitan.

I describe the March light in Yosemite in more detail, with a few examples, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/05/march-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #nationalparks   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography ... more »

March Light

It’s the time of year when both El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall get late-afternoon sunlight when seen from the west end of Yosemite Valley. Knowing this, I watched the weather closely on Monday. Some showers moved through, and it seemed like the last chance of seeing interesting clouds for awhile, so I decided to hike up above Tunnel View to a spot near Old Inspiration Point. I got there in time to catch one moment with beautiful cloud shadows. I especially like the shadow near the bottom of El Capitan.

I describe the March light in Yosemite in more detail, with a few examples, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/03/05/march-light/

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

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2015-03-01 23:14:46 (23 comments, 36 reshares, 532 +1s)Open 

Rocks and Clouds

“Time, geologic time, looks out at us from the rocks as from no other objects in the landscape… Even if we do not know our geology, there is something in the face of a cliff and in the look of a granite boulder that gives us pause.” — John Burroughs

Photography has a great ability to showcase contrasting textures, which is perhaps why hard rocks and soft clouds fit together so well. In Yosemite the rocks are a given; they’re always there. It’s the clouds that are more elusive, especially during these dry years.

A few showers reached Yosemite on Friday night and Saturday, bringing only a tenth of an inch of rain, but creating a welcome opportunity to photograph some weather. The Yosemite webcams looked interesting yesterday afternoon, so I headed up to the valley and ended up at Tunnel View. While no light ever struck El Capitan orBridalveil ... more »

Rocks and Clouds

“Time, geologic time, looks out at us from the rocks as from no other objects in the landscape… Even if we do not know our geology, there is something in the face of a cliff and in the look of a granite boulder that gives us pause.” — John Burroughs

Photography has a great ability to showcase contrasting textures, which is perhaps why hard rocks and soft clouds fit together so well. In Yosemite the rocks are a given; they’re always there. It’s the clouds that are more elusive, especially during these dry years.

A few showers reached Yosemite on Friday night and Saturday, bringing only a tenth of an inch of rain, but creating a welcome opportunity to photograph some weather. The Yosemite webcams looked interesting yesterday afternoon, so I headed up to the valley and ended up at Tunnel View. While no light ever struck El Capitan or Bridalveil Fall, I found some beautiful dappled light and swirling clouds around Half Dome, creating that wonderful close juxtaposition between rocks and clouds that occurs in Yosemite perhaps more often than anywhere else.

I was also in the valley Friday evening for the +Yosemite Renaissance exhibit reception, and there were some nice clouds and moments of light that evening as well. The Renaissance reception is always a really fun event, and it was great to see a lot of friends there. Congratulations to everyone who has work in the show, including +David Hoffman, +Penny Otwell, +G Dan Mitchell, +Charlotte Gibb, +Franka M. Gabler, and others!

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

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2015-02-24 22:02:19 (26 comments, 26 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Signs of Spring

This is a photograph from late March of 2013, but apparently the redbuds are already starting to bloom in the Merced River Canyon, west of Yosemite. +Claudia Welsh drove up to the park on Saturday, and reported seeing a couple of redbuds in full bloom, with many more just getting started. That's about a month early, which shows how warm it's been this February!

I talk about the prospects for redbuds, poppies, and Horsetail Fall in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/24/signs-spring/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildflowerwednesday   #wildflowers   #redbud   #spring  

Signs of Spring

This is a photograph from late March of 2013, but apparently the redbuds are already starting to bloom in the Merced River Canyon, west of Yosemite. +Claudia Welsh drove up to the park on Saturday, and reported seeing a couple of redbuds in full bloom, with many more just getting started. That's about a month early, which shows how warm it's been this February!

I talk about the prospects for redbuds, poppies, and Horsetail Fall in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/24/signs-spring/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildflowerwednesday   #wildflowers   #redbud   #spring  ___

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2015-02-22 22:20:04 (31 comments, 56 reshares, 756 +1s)Open 

Moon, Venus, and Ross's Geese

I’ve been working on a book deadline, so haven’t been able to get to Yosemite Valley and check on Horsetail Fall recently. But I did break away from the desk on Friday to go down to the Central Valley and photograph birds.

At first the light was rather uninspiring, because the fog I was hoping for had lifted into a low overcast. But it turned out to be a great day. I photographed one of the biggest goose takeoffs I’ve ever seen, with perhaps 30,000 birds lifting off at once. Later, the sun broke through the stratus deck to create some beautiful sunbeams, and at dusk Venus and the crescent moon appeared. Geese were coming in to roost in one of the ponds, so I tried to catch small groups of birds flying in front of these celestial objects.

You can see a few more photographs from that day, and also read my report about the waterlevel... more »

Moon, Venus, and Ross's Geese

I’ve been working on a book deadline, so haven’t been able to get to Yosemite Valley and check on Horsetail Fall recently. But I did break away from the desk on Friday to go down to the Central Valley and photograph birds.

At first the light was rather uninspiring, because the fog I was hoping for had lifted into a low overcast. But it turned out to be a great day. I photographed one of the biggest goose takeoffs I’ve ever seen, with perhaps 30,000 birds lifting off at once. Later, the sun broke through the stratus deck to create some beautiful sunbeams, and at dusk Venus and the crescent moon appeared. Geese were coming in to roost in one of the ponds, so I tried to catch small groups of birds flying in front of these celestial objects.

You can see a few more photographs from that day, and also read my report about the water level in Horsetail Fall, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/22/birds-light-horsetail-update/

#birdphotographymonday   #birdphotography   #moonmonday   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #birdsinfocus   #sunsetsaturday   #sanjoaquinvalley   #geese   #moon   #venus  ___

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2015-02-16 01:56:07 (146 comments, 265 reshares, 2626 +1s)Open 

Subject, Meet Light

It should come as no surprise to any photographer that the interaction between subject and light is important. In fact, I’d say that this interaction is the essence of the whole thing; it’s what photography is all about.

On this evening in the San Joaquin Valley I tried to create an interesting interplay between subject and light by putting a flock of Ross's geese between me and the setting sun, hoping to capture birds flying in front of that beautiful sky. I got more than I could have hoped for, as the entire flock took off just before sunset.

You can see +Claudia Welsh's video of this event, and get the full story behind this photograph, by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/15/subject-meet-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography #wildl... more »

Subject, Meet Light

It should come as no surprise to any photographer that the interaction between subject and light is important. In fact, I’d say that this interaction is the essence of the whole thing; it’s what photography is all about.

On this evening in the San Joaquin Valley I tried to create an interesting interplay between subject and light by putting a flock of Ross's geese between me and the setting sun, hoping to capture birds flying in front of that beautiful sky. I got more than I could have hoped for, as the entire flock took off just before sunset.

You can see +Claudia Welsh's video of this event, and get the full story behind this photograph, by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/15/subject-meet-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sunsunday   #wildlifewednesday   #birdsinfocus   #sunsetsaturday   #sunsetphotography   #sanjoaquinvalley   #birds   #wildlife  ___

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2015-02-13 01:36:55 (52 comments, 84 reshares, 842 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Falls by Moonlight

I was in Yosemite Valley on Monday evening photographing the suddenly-full waterfalls, when it occurred to me that it might be the perfect night to make a photograph I had been thinking about for a long time, with Upper Yosemite Fall backlit by the rising moon.

As it turned out, conditions couldn't have been better. The long hike in the dark made it a rather epic journey, but it was a magical night. You can read the whole story behind this photograph on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/12/yosemite-falls-moonlight/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #waterfallwednesday   #longexposurethursday   #thirstythursday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nationalparksphotography   #waterfallphotography   #nighttimephotography   #yosemite  #yosemite... more »

Yosemite Falls by Moonlight

I was in Yosemite Valley on Monday evening photographing the suddenly-full waterfalls, when it occurred to me that it might be the perfect night to make a photograph I had been thinking about for a long time, with Upper Yosemite Fall backlit by the rising moon.

As it turned out, conditions couldn't have been better. The long hike in the dark made it a rather epic journey, but it was a magical night. You can read the whole story behind this photograph on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/12/yosemite-falls-moonlight/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #waterfallwednesday   #longexposurethursday   #thirstythursday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nationalparksphotography   #waterfallphotography   #nighttimephotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2015-02-10 19:30:56 (32 comments, 36 reshares, 557 +1s)Open 

After the Storm

Yosemite Valley got about three inches of rain from the storms over the weekend. That’s not a drought-busting amount, but it helps, and I’m grateful for every drop.

This photograph was made in between storms. Early Sunday morning I looked at the satellite and radar images online, and saw thin, high clouds moving in ahead of the next system. Thinking that those clouds might light up at sunrise, I made the trip up to Tunnel View. Soon after I got there a bit of color appeared behind Half Dome, and then within minutes the whole sky caught on fire. It turned into the most colorful sunrise I’ve ever seen from that spot.

We got more rain Sunday night, and when I went up to Yosemite Valley yesterday afternoon the waterfalls were roaring. This high flow in February provides some unusual photographic opportunities, and gives hope that Horsetail Fall willbe fl... more »

After the Storm

Yosemite Valley got about three inches of rain from the storms over the weekend. That’s not a drought-busting amount, but it helps, and I’m grateful for every drop.

This photograph was made in between storms. Early Sunday morning I looked at the satellite and radar images online, and saw thin, high clouds moving in ahead of the next system. Thinking that those clouds might light up at sunrise, I made the trip up to Tunnel View. Soon after I got there a bit of color appeared behind Half Dome, and then within minutes the whole sky caught on fire. It turned into the most colorful sunrise I’ve ever seen from that spot.

We got more rain Sunday night, and when I went up to Yosemite Valley yesterday afternoon the waterfalls were roaring. This high flow in February provides some unusual photographic opportunities, and gives hope that Horsetail Fall will be flowing during the window of best light next week. You can read more about the water and prospects for Horsetail in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/10/after-the-storm/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #wideanglewednesday   #sunrisesaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #horsetailfalls   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2015-02-08 23:35:48 (76 comments, 140 reshares, 1658 +1s)Open 

Another Beautiful Moonrise

During my workshop in Yosemite last week we photographed a spectacular moonrise on Monday evening from Tunnel View. A band of lenticular clouds hung in the sky in the distance, and just before the moon rose the sun broke through the clouds behind us and lit up El Capitan and Half Dome with vivid shades of orange.

In a recent interview I did for +David Johnston and his Photography Roundtable podcast, we talked about using telephoto lenses for landscapes, and how using a longer lens is one way to simplify a composition. I use whatever lens seems appropriate for the situation – the lens that allows me to include all the essentials, but only the essentials.

In this photograph, that meant using my 70-200mm zoom at 183mm in order to fill the frame with the moon, Half Dome, that lenticular cloud, and the v-shaped notch below and to the left ofHa... more »

Another Beautiful Moonrise

During my workshop in Yosemite last week we photographed a spectacular moonrise on Monday evening from Tunnel View. A band of lenticular clouds hung in the sky in the distance, and just before the moon rose the sun broke through the clouds behind us and lit up El Capitan and Half Dome with vivid shades of orange.

In a recent interview I did for +David Johnston and his Photography Roundtable podcast, we talked about using telephoto lenses for landscapes, and how using a longer lens is one way to simplify a composition. I use whatever lens seems appropriate for the situation – the lens that allows me to include all the essentials, but only the essentials.

In this photograph, that meant using my 70-200mm zoom at 183mm in order to fill the frame with the moon, Half Dome, that lenticular cloud, and the v-shaped notch below and to the left of Half Dome. A wide-angle lens for this scene, at that moment, would have turned El Cap, Half Dome, and the moon into tiny objects, and filled most of the frame with the not-so-interesting sky above, or the dark foreground, diluting the impact of the photograph.

You can find the podcast on iTunes, or listen to the entire interview on the Photography Roundtable website (it's free of course):

http://photographyroundtable.com/2624/figuring-shoot-better-composition-michael-frye-episode-64/

And while you're there, check out the interviews with +Ian Plant, +Joshua Cripps, +Colby Brown, +David duChemin, +Richard Bernabe, and many others.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moodymonday   #moonmonday   #moonrisemonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #halfdome   #moon   #moonrise  ___

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2015-02-06 19:58:45 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

Will the Approaching Storm Revive Horsetail Fall?

Horsetail Fall is essentially dry right now, but a large, wet, warm storm is on the way. If the snow levels are lower than predicted, Horsetail's watershed could get some snow, which could keep it flowing during the window of best light around the third week of February. Here's a link to my latest blog post, with my thoughts about the prospects for Horsetail Fall this month:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/06/will-approaching-storm-revive-horsetail-fall/

Even in an "average" year, Horsetail Fall is hard to predict. It needs enough water, but also clear skies to the west at sunset at the right time of year. This photograph from the mid-90s shows exceptional conditions, with a flow high enough two separate strands of falling water, along with that backlit, sunset glow that... more »

Will the Approaching Storm Revive Horsetail Fall?

Horsetail Fall is essentially dry right now, but a large, wet, warm storm is on the way. If the snow levels are lower than predicted, Horsetail's watershed could get some snow, which could keep it flowing during the window of best light around the third week of February. Here's a link to my latest blog post, with my thoughts about the prospects for Horsetail Fall this month:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/02/06/will-approaching-storm-revive-horsetail-fall/

Even in an "average" year, Horsetail Fall is hard to predict. It needs enough water, but also clear skies to the west at sunset at the right time of year. This photograph from the mid-90s shows exceptional conditions, with a flow high enough two separate strands of falling water, along with that backlit, sunset glow that Horsetail is famous for.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #waterfallwednesday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #horsetailfall   #firefall   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #waterfall   #waterfallphotography  ___

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2015-02-02 03:44:11 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

Geese and the Setting Sun

This is an image from last weekend, when the fog layer in the San Joaquin Valley was breaking up late in the afternoon. The light and clouds were beautiful, so I found a place where lots of Ross's geese were flying back and forth, and tried to capture formations of birds against the sun.

#birds   #birdphotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #sanjoaquinvalley   #sunsunday   #skysunday   #birdphotographymondays   #wildlifewednesday   #birdsinfocus  

Geese and the Setting Sun

This is an image from last weekend, when the fog layer in the San Joaquin Valley was breaking up late in the afternoon. The light and clouds were beautiful, so I found a place where lots of Ross's geese were flying back and forth, and tried to capture formations of birds against the sun.

#birds   #birdphotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #sanjoaquinvalley   #sunsunday   #skysunday   #birdphotographymondays   #wildlifewednesday   #birdsinfocus  ___

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2015-01-29 19:13:38 (44 comments, 64 reshares, 753 +1s)Open 

How to Shade Your Lens

While natural light comes in an infinite variety of beautiful flavors, backlight might be my favorite. In this photograph of oaks in Yosemite Valley from last November, backlight made the autumn leaves glow, and highlighted the sunbeams slanting through the mist.

But while backlight can be beautiful, it’s difficult to work with because you have to deal with lens flare. Here's a little tutorial showing how to shade your lens to eliminate flare:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/29/shade-lens/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #forestfriday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitephotography   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #fallcolors  

How to Shade Your Lens

While natural light comes in an infinite variety of beautiful flavors, backlight might be my favorite. In this photograph of oaks in Yosemite Valley from last November, backlight made the autumn leaves glow, and highlighted the sunbeams slanting through the mist.

But while backlight can be beautiful, it’s difficult to work with because you have to deal with lens flare. Here's a little tutorial showing how to shade your lens to eliminate flare:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/29/shade-lens/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #forestfriday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitephotography   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #fallcolors  ___

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2015-01-27 23:36:48 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Sunrise Over a Sea of Fog

I featured this image on my blog yesterday, but thought I would share it directly here on G+ as well. This is another photograph from last Thursday morning from the Sierra foothills. I found a spot just above the fog layer with a view to the southeast, including that double-topped hill poking up out of the fog, and caught the sunrise coloring the clouds above.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #mistymonday   #mountainmonday   #sunrisesaturday   #sierranevada   #sierranevadaphotography   #fog  

Sunrise Over a Sea of Fog

I featured this image on my blog yesterday, but thought I would share it directly here on G+ as well. This is another photograph from last Thursday morning from the Sierra foothills. I found a spot just above the fog layer with a view to the southeast, including that double-topped hill poking up out of the fog, and caught the sunrise coloring the clouds above.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #mistymonday   #mountainmonday   #sunrisesaturday   #sierranevada   #sierranevadaphotography   #fog  ___

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2015-01-26 21:46:30 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

Oceans of Fog: Part Two

Yesterday I posted a photograph of fog from last Wednesday morning, but the fog show on Thursday morning might have been even better. It didn’t look very promising at first, as there was no fog near my home town of Mariposa. But driving down into the lower foothills we found a spot just above the fog layer, and were treated to a beautiful sunrise.

I made this photograph just after the sun came up. Soft backlight filtered through some high clouds, bringing out beautiful textures in the fog. I used a telephoto lens (169mm) to compress the space, which helped create layered patterns out of ridges and bands of fog, and made the distant peaks of the southern Sierra look big enough to become part of the composition and the story.

You can see two more images from the same morning on my blog:
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Oceans of Fog: Part Two

Yesterday I posted a photograph of fog from last Wednesday morning, but the fog show on Thursday morning might have been even better. It didn’t look very promising at first, as there was no fog near my home town of Mariposa. But driving down into the lower foothills we found a spot just above the fog layer, and were treated to a beautiful sunrise.

I made this photograph just after the sun came up. Soft backlight filtered through some high clouds, bringing out beautiful textures in the fog. I used a telephoto lens (169mm) to compress the space, which helped create layered patterns out of ridges and bands of fog, and made the distant peaks of the southern Sierra look big enough to become part of the composition and the story.

You can see two more images from the same morning on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/26/oceans-fog-part-two/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #mistymonday   #mountainmonday   #sunrisesaturday   #sierranevada   #sierranevadaphotography   #fog  ___

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2015-01-25 21:38:07 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

Oceans of Fog

Last Wednesday morning I drove up a hill near my home town of Mariposa to try get above the deep fog layer. I found this spectacular view, with the dawn coloring the sky above distant peaks of the southern Sierra, and a sea of fog below. A 30-second shutter speed blurred the motion of the clouds and helped create the pillowy texture.

You can see more photographs from that morning in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/25/oceans-fog/

#landscapephotography   #sierranevada   #fog   #fogscape   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #dawnonsunday   #zensunday   #minimalmonday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #sunrisesaturday  +Landscape Photography 

Oceans of Fog

Last Wednesday morning I drove up a hill near my home town of Mariposa to try get above the deep fog layer. I found this spectacular view, with the dawn coloring the sky above distant peaks of the southern Sierra, and a sea of fog below. A 30-second shutter speed blurred the motion of the clouds and helped create the pillowy texture.

You can see more photographs from that morning in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/25/oceans-fog/

#landscapephotography   #sierranevada   #fog   #fogscape   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #dawnonsunday   #zensunday   #minimalmonday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #sunrisesaturday  +Landscape Photography ___

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2015-01-22 21:33:21 (40 comments, 77 reshares, 1210 +1s)Open 

Oak Tree, Sun, and Fog

Last week the fog was very dense in the Central Valley, and sometimes spilled up into the Sierra Nevada foothills. We made an early-morning trip down to the lower foothills where I photographed this beautifully-shaped oak with the orange ball of the sun rising through the mist.

You can see several more images from that morning in my latest blog post, and I also talk about the advantages of high viewpoints for creating separation and a sense of depth in landscape photographs:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/22/oaks-mist/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #sunsunday   #zensunday   #minimalmonday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #treetuesday   #sunrisesaturday   #oaktree   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sierranevada   #sierranevadafoothills  

Oak Tree, Sun, and Fog

Last week the fog was very dense in the Central Valley, and sometimes spilled up into the Sierra Nevada foothills. We made an early-morning trip down to the lower foothills where I photographed this beautifully-shaped oak with the orange ball of the sun rising through the mist.

You can see several more images from that morning in my latest blog post, and I also talk about the advantages of high viewpoints for creating separation and a sense of depth in landscape photographs:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/22/oaks-mist/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #sunsunday   #zensunday   #minimalmonday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #treetuesday   #sunrisesaturday   #oaktree   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sierranevada   #sierranevadafoothills  ___

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2015-01-18 22:13:42 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

A Few Geese

+Claudia Welsh and I have made several trips down to California's Central Valley recently to photograph birds and foggy landscapes. After the fog cleared one afternoon we visited one of the wildlife refuges down there, and I was able to capture this mass takeoff of Ross's geese and snow geese. Watching - and hearing - a chaotic-yet-synchronized bird explosion like this is an incredible experience, one I never get tired of.

#birdphotographymondays   #birdphotography   #wildlifewednesday   #inmotionthursdays   #birdsinfocus   #wildlifephotography   #sanjoaquinvalley  

A Few Geese

+Claudia Welsh and I have made several trips down to California's Central Valley recently to photograph birds and foggy landscapes. After the fog cleared one afternoon we visited one of the wildlife refuges down there, and I was able to capture this mass takeoff of Ross's geese and snow geese. Watching - and hearing - a chaotic-yet-synchronized bird explosion like this is an incredible experience, one I never get tired of.

#birdphotographymondays   #birdphotography   #wildlifewednesday   #inmotionthursdays   #birdsinfocus   #wildlifephotography   #sanjoaquinvalley  ___

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2015-01-15 00:39:19 (42 comments, 83 reshares, 1142 +1s)Open 

Waiting For Snow

I'm working on writing projects this week, but hoping that we'll get some snow in Yosemite Valley soon. This photograph is from my film archives - a beautiful sunset many winters ago when the sun broke through clouds to light Half Dome. Everything else in the valley was dark, so I used a 300mm lens to zoom in on the area with the most interesting light.

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

Waiting For Snow

I'm working on writing projects this week, but hoping that we'll get some snow in Yosemite Valley soon. This photograph is from my film archives - a beautiful sunset many winters ago when the sun broke through clouds to light Half Dome. Everything else in the valley was dark, so I used a 300mm lens to zoom in on the area with the most interesting light.

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

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2015-01-12 01:21:46 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Sandhill Cranes, Fog, and the Setting Moon

Last Tuesday morning Claudia and I made another trip down to one of the wildlife refuges in California's Central Valley. As usual, I hoped for fog, but knew that if the fog didn’t materialize there would be a nearly-full moon setting to the west, which also might help to add some mood to the photographs.

As it turned out, we got both. We found some low-lying mist, but it wasn’t thick enough to obscure the moon. I just needed some birds to add to the mix, and fortunately we found a flock of sandhill cranes roosting in a pond with the moon behind them.

Street photographers will sometimes find an interesting scene, then wait for people to walk into it. I often do something similar with birds: compose a scene, then wait for birds to fly into it. In most wildlife refuges you’re required to stay in your car along the tourroute... more »

Sandhill Cranes, Fog, and the Setting Moon

Last Tuesday morning Claudia and I made another trip down to one of the wildlife refuges in California's Central Valley. As usual, I hoped for fog, but knew that if the fog didn’t materialize there would be a nearly-full moon setting to the west, which also might help to add some mood to the photographs.

As it turned out, we got both. We found some low-lying mist, but it wasn’t thick enough to obscure the moon. I just needed some birds to add to the mix, and fortunately we found a flock of sandhill cranes roosting in a pond with the moon behind them.

Street photographers will sometimes find an interesting scene, then wait for people to walk into it. I often do something similar with birds: compose a scene, then wait for birds to fly into it. In most wildlife refuges you’re required to stay in your car along the tour route, so you don’t disturb the animals (they’re used to cars, but get spooked by people on foot). Here I positioned the car so that the moon fit into the gap between the bushes, with the cranes lined up underneath. Then I just waited until some birds flew by, took off, or landed. Sometimes I zoomed in or out a bit; if some cranes flew by above the moon, for example, then I needed to zoom out to include them. But the basic composition stayed the same. I captured birds in many different positions, but liked the simplicity and balance of this image.

This isn't so much a wildlife photograph as a landscape with birds. You can see a couple more wildlife landscapes in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/11/wildlife-landscapes/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #zensunday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #moonmonday   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotography   #sanjoaquinvalley   #centralvalleycalifornia   #sandhillcrane  ___

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2015-01-08 21:25:08 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 258 +1s)Open 

Ordinary Landscapes

I’m grateful to live near Yosemite Valley, one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. But in photography, light is more important than subject. My most popular image of 2014 featured an orchard in the Sacramento Valley – with exceptional light. I’d rather photograph an “ordinary” scene in great light than an extraordinary scene in dull light.

My latest blog post features photographs from the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills, two places that will never be national parks, but have their own unique beauty - especially in the right light:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/08/ordinary-landscapes/

I made this image Monday morning in the lower Sierra foothills of Mariposa County. I had actually planned to photograph the moon setting to the west, but found the view toward the sunrise inthe east mo... more »

Ordinary Landscapes

I’m grateful to live near Yosemite Valley, one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. But in photography, light is more important than subject. My most popular image of 2014 featured an orchard in the Sacramento Valley – with exceptional light. I’d rather photograph an “ordinary” scene in great light than an extraordinary scene in dull light.

My latest blog post features photographs from the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills, two places that will never be national parks, but have their own unique beauty - especially in the right light:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/08/ordinary-landscapes/

I made this image Monday morning in the lower Sierra foothills of Mariposa County. I had actually planned to photograph the moon setting to the west, but found the view toward the sunrise in the east more interesting. The pre-dawn clouds were lighting up orange and red, and this beautifully-shaped oak made a nice foreground.

#landsacapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #moodymonday   #treetuesday   #sunrisesaturday   #sierranevada   #sierranevadaphotography  ___

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2015-01-04 20:57:30 (34 comments, 70 reshares, 666 +1s)Open 

My Top Photographs of 2014

The votes are in, and here are my top photographs of 2014!

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/03/top-photographs-2014/

This photograph got the second-most votes. I made this back in late August in Death Valley, using a flashlight to light the dunes, and including the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy above.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday   #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalleyphotography   #nightphotography   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography  

My Top Photographs of 2014

The votes are in, and here are my top photographs of 2014!

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/03/top-photographs-2014/

This photograph got the second-most votes. I made this back in late August in Death Valley, using a flashlight to light the dunes, and including the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy above.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday   #deathvalley   #deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalleyphotography   #nightphotography   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography  ___

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2015-01-01 18:36:22 (6 comments, 12 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Picking My Best Images of 2014

Like champagne, Auld Land Syne, and the Rose Parade, it’s become a New Year’s tradition to invite my readers to pick my best images from 2014. The link below will take you to my blog, where I've posted 40 of my best images from last year. After you look through these, please post a comment, either here or on the blog, listing your ten favorites. The voting deadline is 6:00 p.m. Pacific time this Saturday, January 3rd.

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/01/picking-best-images-2014/

Thanks for your help, and Happy New Year!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #nightphotographyfriday   #eclipse   #lunareclipse  

Picking My Best Images of 2014

Like champagne, Auld Land Syne, and the Rose Parade, it’s become a New Year’s tradition to invite my readers to pick my best images from 2014. The link below will take you to my blog, where I've posted 40 of my best images from last year. After you look through these, please post a comment, either here or on the blog, listing your ten favorites. The voting deadline is 6:00 p.m. Pacific time this Saturday, January 3rd.

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2015/01/01/picking-best-images-2014/

Thanks for your help, and Happy New Year!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #nightphotographyfriday   #eclipse   #lunareclipse  ___

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2014-12-31 16:10:08 (39 comments, 61 reshares, 848 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and lots of beautiful light during the coming year.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the nominees for my best photos of 2014, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favorites and help me pick the top ten. Keep an eye out for the post! You can see last year’s nominees here...

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/01/01/2013-picking-best-images/

... and the winners here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/01/04/2013-top-ten-images/

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

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and lots of beautiful light during the coming year.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the nominees for my best photos of 2014, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favorites and help me pick the top ten. Keep an eye out for the post! You can see last year’s nominees here...

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/01/01/2013-picking-best-images/

... and the winners here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/01/04/2013-top-ten-images/

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

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2014-12-30 20:07:00 (12 comments, 26 reshares, 319 +1s)Open 

My Most Popular Posts of 2014

With the new year approaching, it seems like a good time to look back at my most popular posts from 2014:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/30/popular-posts-2014/

Topping this list is my review of the Sony A7r. With the mirrorless revolution, and with landscape photographers becoming frustrated by Canon's sensor slow sensor development, this camera has sparked a lot of interest. One of the things I like about the A7r is the ability to lighten shadows without bringing out noise, as I did in this photograph of alders in Redwood National Park.

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

My Most Popular Posts of 2014

With the new year approaching, it seems like a good time to look back at my most popular posts from 2014:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/30/popular-posts-2014/

Topping this list is my review of the Sony A7r. With the mirrorless revolution, and with landscape photographers becoming frustrated by Canon's sensor slow sensor development, this camera has sparked a lot of interest. One of the things I like about the A7r is the ability to lighten shadows without bringing out noise, as I did in this photograph of alders in Redwood National Park.

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

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2014-12-28 20:51:36 (18 comments, 27 reshares, 813 +1s)Open 

Crystalline Patterns

The holidays have kept me busy, so I haven’t been up to Yosemite Valley recently, but we’re having a cold snap, and there should be a lot of ice along the Merced River and Bridalveil Creek. I love photographing ice, because you can find so many great patterns and designs in it, as well as beautiful reflections. Here’s an ice photograph from Yosemite, but if you live anywhere with a cold climate you’re bound to find interesting ice nearby.

#ice   #winter   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #zensunday   #ministractmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #winterwednesday  

Crystalline Patterns

The holidays have kept me busy, so I haven’t been up to Yosemite Valley recently, but we’re having a cold snap, and there should be a lot of ice along the Merced River and Bridalveil Creek. I love photographing ice, because you can find so many great patterns and designs in it, as well as beautiful reflections. Here’s an ice photograph from Yosemite, but if you live anywhere with a cold climate you’re bound to find interesting ice nearby.

#ice   #winter   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #zensunday   #ministractmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #winterwednesday  ___

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2014-12-25 02:31:22 (30 comments, 30 reshares, 342 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas!

To all of you who celebrate the day, +Claudia Welsh and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of peace, joy, and the love of family and friends.

Merry Christmas!

To all of you who celebrate the day, +Claudia Welsh and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of peace, joy, and the love of family and friends.___

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2014-12-21 23:14:14 (23 comments, 31 reshares, 311 +1s)Open 

Happy Winter Solstice!

I hope you're all enjoying the season. This is a photograph from a few years ago of a quintessential Yosemite winter scene, with snow falling out of the trees as it's warmed by the sun.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #snowysaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #winter   #wintersolstice  

Happy Winter Solstice!

I hope you're all enjoying the season. This is a photograph from a few years ago of a quintessential Yosemite winter scene, with snow falling out of the trees as it's warmed by the sun.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #nationalparksmonday   #snowysaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #winter   #wintersolstice  ___

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2014-12-18 22:11:59 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 259 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in a San Joaquin Valley Marsh

+Claudia Welsh and I caught a beautiful sunrise this morning in the San Joaquin Valley. It didn't look promising at first, but then the sky started to light up just before the sun poked over the horizon.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #sunsunday   #mirrorsandreflections   #sunrisesaturday   #california   #sanjoaquinvalley   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography  

Sunrise in a San Joaquin Valley Marsh

+Claudia Welsh and I caught a beautiful sunrise this morning in the San Joaquin Valley. It didn't look promising at first, but then the sky started to light up just before the sun poked over the horizon.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #dawnonsunday   #sunsunday   #mirrorsandreflections   #sunrisesaturday   #california   #sanjoaquinvalley   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2014-12-14 23:37:59 (29 comments, 17 reshares, 287 +1s)Open 

Cloud Sculptures

I found these cloud patterns outside my house last Thursday, as the big storm was approaching. The clouds overhead were dark, but I could see clear skies to the southwest. The light from that clear patch created a beautiful golden glow on the underside of the clouds, as if it were sunset, even though it was just past noon. The wind probably helped create the sculptured patterns.

There was no compelling foreground to put under the clouds, and besides, the most interesting patterns were rather small and distant, so I used my 70-200 zoom to pick out sections of clouds with interesting designs.

You can see more photographs from Thursday, and from Saturday morning in Yosemite Valley, here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/14/cloud-sculptures/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #skysunday  #st... more »

Cloud Sculptures

I found these cloud patterns outside my house last Thursday, as the big storm was approaching. The clouds overhead were dark, but I could see clear skies to the southwest. The light from that clear patch created a beautiful golden glow on the underside of the clouds, as if it were sunset, even though it was just past noon. The wind probably helped create the sculptured patterns.

There was no compelling foreground to put under the clouds, and besides, the most interesting patterns were rather small and distant, so I used my 70-200 zoom to pick out sections of clouds with interesting designs.

You can see more photographs from Thursday, and from Saturday morning in Yosemite Valley, here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/14/cloud-sculptures/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #skysunday   #stormyfriday   #clouds   #cloudscapephotography  ___

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2014-12-11 22:25:46 (17 comments, 16 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

Finding Rhythm

We all know that music has rhythm. Speech has rhythm too: the cadence of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs gives language its order and structure, and makes it easier to understand.

We don’t usually think of photographs as having rhythm, but they do – or, at least, good ones do. Most effective photographs have some kind of repetition, a pattern that helps give the image cohesion and rhythm.

The tenth issue of Photograph digital magazine just came out, and it includes an article of mine called “Finding Rhythm.” I’ve been thinking a lot about visual rhythm lately, so I was happy to have this opportunity to write about it for the magazine.

This issue also includes articles by Guy Tal, John Paul Caponigro, David duChemin, Martin Bailey, and others, as well as several intriguing portfolios. In this era, when coffee-tablephotograp... more »

Finding Rhythm

We all know that music has rhythm. Speech has rhythm too: the cadence of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs gives language its order and structure, and makes it easier to understand.

We don’t usually think of photographs as having rhythm, but they do – or, at least, good ones do. Most effective photographs have some kind of repetition, a pattern that helps give the image cohesion and rhythm.

The tenth issue of Photograph digital magazine just came out, and it includes an article of mine called “Finding Rhythm.” I’ve been thinking a lot about visual rhythm lately, so I was happy to have this opportunity to write about it for the magazine.

This issue also includes articles by Guy Tal, John Paul Caponigro, David duChemin, Martin Bailey, and others, as well as several intriguing portfolios. In this era, when coffee-table photography books have become scarce, and print magazine are struggling, it’s nice to see a high-quality publication like this devoted to the art and craft of photography. Photograph 10 is normally $8.00, but you can get it for $6.40 until next Tuesday (no code required). Here's a link:

http://bit.ly/1wEFW9w

I made this photograph last June at the mouth of the Klamath River in northern California. The intriguing part of this scene, to me, was how the curve of the beach was echoed by the curve of the waves - a nice bit of repetition and rhythm. A ten-second exposure smoothed the water and gave this a softer look.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moodymonday   #longexposurethursday   #ocean   #pacificocean   #oceanphotography   #KlamathRiver   #california   #californiaphotography  ___

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2014-12-10 22:33:05 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 246 +1s)Open 

Another Storm on the Way

A powerful storm is forecast to reach California soon. It could be the strongest storm here since 2008, with lots of rain, high-elevation snow, and potentially damaging winds. Yosemite could get two to three inches of rain, with a couple feet of snow above 8,000 feet. Areas further north could get even more. Meteorologists are talking about potential flooding in some places, and mudslides in burned areas.

Is this the start of a wet winter? It’s too early to tell, but we’re certainly due for one. There are two more storms forecast for next week, and although they’re not expected to be as strong, it seems like we’re in a wet pattern right now – and when was the last time we could say that? Although no one wants to see serious flooding, we really, really need the rain.

Of course interesting weather can create interesting photoopportuni... more »

Another Storm on the Way

A powerful storm is forecast to reach California soon. It could be the strongest storm here since 2008, with lots of rain, high-elevation snow, and potentially damaging winds. Yosemite could get two to three inches of rain, with a couple feet of snow above 8,000 feet. Areas further north could get even more. Meteorologists are talking about potential flooding in some places, and mudslides in burned areas.

Is this the start of a wet winter? It’s too early to tell, but we’re certainly due for one. There are two more storms forecast for next week, and although they’re not expected to be as strong, it seems like we’re in a wet pattern right now – and when was the last time we could say that? Although no one wants to see serious flooding, we really, really need the rain.

Of course interesting weather can create interesting photo opportunities. Snow levels with this oncoming storm are expected to start at around 8,000 feet, lower quickly to 6,000 feet, and possibly get down to 4,500 feet at the tail end of the storm. That’s a little too high to reach Yosemite Valley (at 4,000 feet), but if the snow-level prediction is a little bit off the valley could get a dusting of snow just before skies clear.

But even without snow, any clearing storm can be photogenic. It looks the storm will clear either late Friday or early Saturday in Yosemite. The valley might look a little like the photograph here, with bare trees on the valley floor, but fresh snow on the rim. And if we’re really lucky the storm will clear just before sunset, or just before sunrise, with low-angle sunlight and lots of mist.

Let’s hope we get many more opportunities to photograph clearing storms this winter in California – and, more importantly, get lots of rain and snow to fill up the creeks, rivers, and reservoirs.

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

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2014-12-07 22:56:39 (70 comments, 229 reshares, 1641 +1s)Open 

Moon Over Half Dome

Last Thursday evening the moon was due to rise in an interesting spot - right above Half Dome from Tunnel View. I thought clouds might block the moon, but just at the right moment the clouds parted. That made a bunch of photographers happy, and it was pretty quiet for the next ten minutes - except for the sound of shutters clicking. The moon was in a great position, and the clouds and foggy valley floor added an extra dimension to the scene.

The whole day was really beautiful, from sunrise until after dark. I've posted some more images from the day on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/07/moon-half-dome/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #moonmondays   #moonrisemonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite  #yosemite... more »

Moon Over Half Dome

Last Thursday evening the moon was due to rise in an interesting spot - right above Half Dome from Tunnel View. I thought clouds might block the moon, but just at the right moment the clouds parted. That made a bunch of photographers happy, and it was pretty quiet for the next ten minutes - except for the sound of shutters clicking. The moon was in a great position, and the clouds and foggy valley floor added an extra dimension to the scene.

The whole day was really beautiful, from sunrise until after dark. I've posted some more images from the day on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/07/moon-half-dome/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #moonmondays   #moonrisemonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #sunsetsaturday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #halfdome   #moon   #moonrise  ___

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2014-12-05 19:51:14 (15 comments, 16 reshares, 285 +1s)Open 

*Colorado Autumn *

Since I've been posting a lot of nighttime images lately I thought a little change of scenery might be in order. And maybe I'm still not ready to say goodbye of autumn...

Overcast skies aren't usually compatible with big, sweeping landscapes. But soft light can work for these scenes if you can put some color in the foreground, and there was certainly no shortage of color near Telluride in early October. I climbed up a steep hillside toward these red-orange trees, and found a great vantage point with the San Miguel Range in the background.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

#landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #treetuesday   #mountainmonday   #colorado   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #fall   #fallcolors  

*Colorado Autumn *

Since I've been posting a lot of nighttime images lately I thought a little change of scenery might be in order. And maybe I'm still not ready to say goodbye of autumn...

Overcast skies aren't usually compatible with big, sweeping landscapes. But soft light can work for these scenes if you can put some color in the foreground, and there was certainly no shortage of color near Telluride in early October. I climbed up a steep hillside toward these red-orange trees, and found a great vantage point with the San Miguel Range in the background.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

#landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #treetuesday   #mountainmonday   #colorado   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #fall   #fallcolors  ___

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2014-12-02 23:30:41 (151 comments, 200 reshares, 1828 +1s)Open 

Moonbeams Over Yosemite Valley

I didn't plan this photo. I made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Yosemite Valley on Sunday night, thinking I'd go to Tunnel View, but instead wound up in El Cap Meadow photographing the moon setting through the mist, with Close-Encounters-like moonbeams.

You can read the whole story behind this photograph by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/02/moonbeams/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #forestfriday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nightphotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #moonlight  

Moonbeams Over Yosemite Valley

I didn't plan this photo. I made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Yosemite Valley on Sunday night, thinking I'd go to Tunnel View, but instead wound up in El Cap Meadow photographing the moon setting through the mist, with Close-Encounters-like moonbeams.

You can read the whole story behind this photograph by following this link:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/12/02/moonbeams/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #forestfriday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nightphotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #moonlight  ___

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2014-12-01 00:02:46 (88 comments, 230 reshares, 2256 +1s)Open 

El Capitan at Night, Yosemite

This is another photograph from my nighttime session in Yosemite Valley last weekend. Although I had been to this spot many times before, I'd never photographed it under these conditions, as a storm was clearing underneath a starlit sky. The bright star next to El Cap is Vega, surrounded by the Lyra constellation.

In case you missed it, here's a link to my blog post describing my adventures that night, including technical information about exposure and blending images:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/25/much-fun/

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

El Capitan at Night, Yosemite

This is another photograph from my nighttime session in Yosemite Valley last weekend. Although I had been to this spot many times before, I'd never photographed it under these conditions, as a storm was clearing underneath a starlit sky. The bright star next to El Cap is Vega, surrounded by the Lyra constellation.

In case you missed it, here's a link to my blog post describing my adventures that night, including technical information about exposure and blending images:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/25/much-fun/

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

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2014-11-28 20:50:41 (18 comments, 32 reshares, 581 +1s)Open 

PhotoPills on Sale Today

PhotoPills has become my favorite app for figuring out the position of the sun, moon, and Milky Way. Today ONLY, it's 50% off:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id596026805?mt=8

This is a photograph from I made last August, with the Milky Way over some granite rock formations near Mono Lake, using a flashlight to illuminate the rocks.

PhotoPills on Sale Today

PhotoPills has become my favorite app for figuring out the position of the sun, moon, and Milky Way. Today ONLY, it's 50% off:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id596026805?mt=8

This is a photograph from I made last August, with the Milky Way over some granite rock formations near Mono Lake, using a flashlight to illuminate the rocks.___

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2014-11-27 18:07:59 (23 comments, 30 reshares, 344 +1s)Open 

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a great day, with lots to be thankful for. I'm grateful for the wonderful, thoughtful photographic community here on G+!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #thanksgiving   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a great day, with lots to be thankful for. I'm grateful for the wonderful, thoughtful photographic community here on G+!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #thanksgiving   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography  ___

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2014-11-25 23:41:22 (72 comments, 170 reshares, 1559 +1s)Open 

Too Much Fun

I had so much fun photographing Yosemite Valley Saturday night as a storm was clearing under a starlit sky.

Sometimes I looked for locations where car lights might illuminate the fog, like this scene with Half Dome and the Merced River. A steady stream of traffic on Northside Drive made the mist on the left side of the frame glow. Then during one exposure a car pulled into the parking lot behind me, lighting the riverbank and trees on the right side of the frame. I can’t explain why the light beams seem to radiate upward off the sandbar. Something about the way the light reflected off the water? I don’t know, but it was cool.

I show more photos from the night, tell the story behind them, and describe the technical details in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/25/much-fun/

#la... more »

Too Much Fun

I had so much fun photographing Yosemite Valley Saturday night as a storm was clearing under a starlit sky.

Sometimes I looked for locations where car lights might illuminate the fog, like this scene with Half Dome and the Merced River. A steady stream of traffic on Northside Drive made the mist on the left side of the frame glow. Then during one exposure a car pulled into the parking lot behind me, lighting the riverbank and trees on the right side of the frame. I can’t explain why the light beams seem to radiate upward off the sandbar. Something about the way the light reflected off the water? I don’t know, but it was cool.

I show more photos from the night, tell the story behind them, and describe the technical details in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/25/much-fun/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #1000photographersaroundtheworld   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #nightphotographyfriday   #nightphotography   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #halfdome  ___

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