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Michael Frye has been at 3 events

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Landscape Photography Show8,140Come join Yosemite Legend +Michael Frye and the +Landscape Photography Show Team on Tuesday March 11th.  One of the most popular Photographers on G+ will join us to talk about Creating a sense of depth in landscape photographs. Michael Frye is the author of several books including, The Photographer’s guide to Yosemite, Landscapes in Lightroom 5, Yosemite Meditations, and more. Michael loves to share his knowledge and help others with Landscape Photography and processing! Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite landscape photographs that show a sense of near to far depth to the event.  Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!!Join the fun on Tuesday March 11, 2014 PDT: 7 PM, MDT: 8 PM, CDT: 9 PM, EDT: 10 PM.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #28 With Michael Frye2014-03-12 03:00:002 
Landscape Photography Show8,140Come join the Landscape Photography Show Team on Tuesday February 25th, and hear the latest on Sony cameras from our special guest, Rob Shelley. A photo educator since 1998, Rob worked in product training for Canon and Nikon before joining Sony in 2011. He's now a Senior Product Trainer for Sony, and will be talking about mirrorless technology, including Sony's new A7 and A7R cameras!!Share your favorite landscape photographs to the event and tell us what camera you used to take the photograph.  Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!!Join the fun on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 7 pm MST.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #27 With Guest Rob Shelley2014-02-26 03:00:00158 
Michael Bonocore227,258* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now(http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate?Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the +SmugMug page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a +SmugMug hoodie and swag care package.To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to+Elia Locardi's amazing image, "The Future Is Now", taken in Dubai,UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of thiscover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we areconfident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter?*Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April event.*Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload yoursubmission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image*One Photo per person*Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment onthe photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"ShowPhoto View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery.*After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel ofjudges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the newcover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013.*Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor.*Sign up for the May event, which will also beopen for submissions on April 1st.*You do not need to be a +SmugMug customer to enter, so please sharewith your fellow photographers.That's it! So let's see it GooSmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00280 

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Harry Day11,209*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-21 13:21:02485527
Margaret Tompkins130,211Landscape 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 2014-11-15 14:58:07125261230
Becky Collins18,732Super Engagers and Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-11-11 08:59:18491003
Margaret Tompkins128,736Landscape 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 2014-11-08 15:05:231568415
Ankit Gajjar1,967Awesome Photography Circle Share - Add yourself and pass it on...Note this circle share post will be deleted with in 24hrs.2014-11-08 13:35:50461001
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:13:15430001
Margaret Tompkins127,375Landscape 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 2014-11-01 13:48:18133291036
Margaret Tompkins126,275Landscape 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 BeddowWe have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  Please share the circle with your friends!!2014-10-25 12:57:101685514
Gailen Mapes69,907Hand 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-25 11:06:00204001
Linda Motoiu60,126#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 42014-10-19 08:25:4738315421
Margaret Tompkins125,330Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-10-18 21:43:1911522523
Margaret Tompkins121,393Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-27 23:29:006933943
Landscape Photography Show6,498If 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 Waterfall photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Waterfalls!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c9d2ikrfj14ge83gfqcdld2p0nkCircle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the best in Lanscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!!    +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-09-27 22:39:50135281223
Margaret Tompkins120,531Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-21 14:34:419135649
John Wood14,205If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500535665
Margaret Tompkins119,029Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-15 00:18:036714723
Denyse Landry40,585Cercle de Partage V.1.Sharing Circle V.1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #photographer   #topphotosongoogle +   #topsharedcircle   #addcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle  2014-09-10 19:56:50418361547
Kevin R Eberle753This Circle Share is comprised of 100 Must Follow Photographers on Google+This group is extremely talented, and produces stunning breaktaking images. #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger  2014-09-06 14:29:57101333
Gailen Mapes67,400Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-04 10:21:561557012
Margaret Tompkins114,280Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!(A bit longer this time due to vacations)Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators a2014-08-17 01:25:576644737
Linda Motoiu57,984#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 32014-08-09 16:30:01378592077
Gailen Mapes66,759Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-04 10:49:57148309
Exposure Photographers Circle0Welcome to Exposure Photographer Circles – If you have received this notification you are invited to join the circle – To be included in this and future circles please add Exposure circles to your friends and a comment to this post.All G+ photographers are welcome to join Exposure, The Exposure Photographers Circle and  Community.You are also invited to add a photo to the current Exposure gallery and weekly competition : https://plus.google.com/b/100754431548807057066/events/crv7p56dge9ibtevmd2t42ctn38?authkey=CMHG9cHCyd2WIwAny shares and plusses are greatly appreciated!2014-07-31 21:05:072531102
Margaret Tompkins113,144Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-27 15:57:566641540
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429
Margaret Tompkins112,919Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-19 19:39:0184501750
Landscape Photography Show4,972The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share its circle of Recommended Photographers!!  These are the great folks that inspire us and we think they will inspire you too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography and +Landscape Photography Community for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!!   #CircleShare   #SharedCircles  2014-07-18 02:05:0712112621
Mason West2,575Hello. This is a circle of top-notch photographers and photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in photography and would like to be included in this circle in the future, please add your +1, share publicly, and let me know that you did so in the comment section.2014-07-17 14:27:214146710
Laura Angelina198The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*Share this circle everywhere...#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-10 08:13:15116104
Landscape Photography Show4,790The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-09 21:47:3811514922
Margaret Tompkins112,252Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-07-05 15:35:024629732
Gailen Mapes65,674Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-05 02:02:08155305
Photo Mania Global8,804Here is the +Photo Mania Global   Best of the Best Photographers circle for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages(+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Foto Manie Nederland , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania Russia , +Photo Mania Schweiz , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania USA and our new page +Photo Mania India .)Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+2014-07-04 20:13:24286211829
The Mast Farm Inn1,418Who's Who in TRAVEL on Google+ | SHARED CIRCLE | Number 6 of 7Very Important people, pages, and places on Google+ focused on TRAVEL. Circles by +The Mast Farm Inn, Updated 07/01/2014HASHTAGS#travel #traveling #tourism #tourists #tourist #destinations #vacation #holiday #adventure  #hotel #lodging #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #vip #vips2014-07-03 15:05:06227004
Photo Mania USA1,410Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of June. Each day, one of these photographs was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2014-07-02 09:23:17177649
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405241843
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724
Linda Motoiu55,516#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 22014-06-20 18:41:243737029100
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938
Margaret Tompkins110,822Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony PhillipsDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be su2014-06-14 17:56:316240838
Gailen Mapes64,770Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-04 10:27:00163605
jany viala21,546Circle photographer+Artist , photographer , amateur or professional +A.P.A.P.Grand talent +A.P.A.P.Macro Architecture Bird & Info for sharing événemment contest +A.P.A.P. Cascade, montagne, paysage By +jany viala & +Krzysztof Felczak & +Petra Honecker The sea and the lakelong exposureMonday sharing takesphotos do its not mine ! to you!And for me it makes sense for videoThe name of the photographersounds camera for information on long exposure ! the place and countryVideo : No information is not a videoI can not realize a video, without information about youthank you  Jany. #circle   #circlecount   #circlecountauthpage   #googlecircleshare   #googlecircle   #googlephotographers   #googleplus   #google  2014-05-31 08:10:13464652944
dave lafontaine8,902 Here it is!  This is my handpicked circle of talented landscape and nature photographers from around the world.  PLEASE SHARE. #landscapephotography   #landscapephotogrraphers  2014-05-26 23:02:30169717
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:20:29366361643
Gailen Mapes63,456Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-04 10:42:42171131214
Photo Mania Global8,114Here is the +Photo Mania Global Best of the Best Photographers circle for April.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages (+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania Schweiz and +Photo Mania USA ). Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+Chandro Ji  , +Nicole Gruber  , +Sandra Deichmann  , +2014-05-01 16:42:35211182233

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2014-11-02 22:17:41 (126 comments, 122 reshares, 1618 +1s)Open 

First Storm

It rained Friday - the first significant storm of the winter rainy season here in California. Saturday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I drove up to Yosemite Valley, and found this beautiful scene along the Merced River. I included the leaves in the foreground to add a touch of autumn color.

The fall color in Yosemite Valley is looking good. Not quite at peak yet, but close. You can read my detailed report on the valley color in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/02/first-storm/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mirrorsandreflections   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #thirstythursday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #halfdome  

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2014-11-09 23:00:46 (117 comments, 304 reshares, 3916 +1s)Open 

Trees and Mist Beneath Bridalveil Fall

This image is from December 2012. There had been a big rainstorm the day before, so the waterfalls were full, and there was lots of mist around the valley, along with some lingering fall color. I found this beautifully backlit scene late in the morning.

I didn't get a chance to get up to the valley last week, but I'm looking forward to going there tomorrow and seeing the fall color!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #waterfallwednesday   #fallfriday   #Yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  

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2014-11-09 23:00:46 (117 comments, 304 reshares, 3916 +1s)Open 

Trees and Mist Beneath Bridalveil Fall

This image is from December 2012. There had been a big rainstorm the day before, so the waterfalls were full, and there was lots of mist around the valley, along with some lingering fall color. I found this beautifully backlit scene late in the morning.

I didn't get a chance to get up to the valley last week, but I'm looking forward to going there tomorrow and seeing the fall color!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #waterfallwednesday   #fallfriday   #Yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  

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2014-11-16 22:27:36 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 240 +1s)Open 

Aspens Hillside near Telluride

This is another photograph from our trip to Colorado last month. On our last day we had great clouds and beautiful dappled sunlight. Since we'd been in this area for a few days I had a better sense of where to go, and thought this location outside of Telluride would work.

In situations like this it often takes some patience to wait for the light to hit the right spots. I wanted the light to draw the viewer’s eyes to the color in the center, not toward the edges of the frame. Luckily I didn't have to wait too long. :)

In case you missed it, you can see more photographs from Colorado, and read my thoughts about how to photograph an unfamiliar area, in this blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/13/knowing-what-to-look-for/

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

Aspens Hillside near Telluride

This is another photograph from our trip to Colorado last month. On our last day we had great clouds and beautiful dappled sunlight. Since we'd been in this area for a few days I had a better sense of where to go, and thought this location outside of Telluride would work.

In situations like this it often takes some patience to wait for the light to hit the right spots. I wanted the light to draw the viewer’s eyes to the color in the center, not toward the edges of the frame. Luckily I didn't have to wait too long. :)

In case you missed it, you can see more photographs from Colorado, and read my thoughts about how to photograph an unfamiliar area, in this blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/13/knowing-what-to-look-for/

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

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2014-11-15 22:39:35 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Exposure eBook on Sale!

I know many of you have already purchased my ebook Exposure for Outdoor Photography, which I greatly appreciate – thank you so much!

If you don’t own this ebook yet, now is your chance to get a copy at a great price, because Craft & Vision has just put it on sale. Until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th, the book is half price – only $2.50! No discount code is required. Just follow this link to order:

https://craftandvision.refersion.com/l/5f8.1573

In this ebook I start with a comprehensive discussion of exposure fundamentals like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and reading histograms, then go deeper by taking you through ten practical, real-life examples where I’ve used these basic principles to control the exposure, the sharpness, and the photograph’s message.

The examples go from easy to complex, andinclude u... more »

Exposure eBook on Sale!

I know many of you have already purchased my ebook Exposure for Outdoor Photography, which I greatly appreciate – thank you so much!

If you don’t own this ebook yet, now is your chance to get a copy at a great price, because Craft & Vision has just put it on sale. Until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th, the book is half price – only $2.50! No discount code is required. Just follow this link to order:

https://craftandvision.refersion.com/l/5f8.1573

In this ebook I start with a comprehensive discussion of exposure fundamentals like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and reading histograms, then go deeper by taking you through ten practical, real-life examples where I’ve used these basic principles to control the exposure, the sharpness, and the photograph’s message.

The examples go from easy to complex, and include using a histogram to find the right exposure, controlling depth of field, freezing and blurring motion, when to push the ISO, spot metering and the Zone System, and HDR and exposure blending. I also include several exercises to help improve your technique. It’s a concise, easy to understand, yet comprehensive course in mastering the most important skill in photography.

Again, no discount code is required – you just have to place your order before midnight on Tuesday.___

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2014-11-13 23:33:35 (21 comments, 28 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Knowing What to Look For

+Claudia Welsh and I had a great time in Colorado last month. The problem was that I didn't know the area well, which made it difficult to know where to go - and when - to find the best photo opportunities.

I think this is a common issue. Most photographers like to travel - it's fun to visit new places, and it can be invigorating to photograph new subjects. But you can also feel a little bit lost, and unsure of where to go.

It helps to do some research, but I think it's even more important to know what you're looking for, photographically - what combinations of subjects and light might work for your eye and vision. In my latest blog post I explore this topic in depth, and explain what I was looking for in a dozen of my Colorado photographs:
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Knowing What to Look For

+Claudia Welsh and I had a great time in Colorado last month. The problem was that I didn't know the area well, which made it difficult to know where to go - and when - to find the best photo opportunities.

I think this is a common issue. Most photographers like to travel - it's fun to visit new places, and it can be invigorating to photograph new subjects. But you can also feel a little bit lost, and unsure of where to go.

It helps to do some research, but I think it's even more important to know what you're looking for, photographically - what combinations of subjects and light might work for your eye and vision. In my latest blog post I explore this topic in depth, and explain what I was looking for in a dozen of my Colorado photographs:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/13/knowing-what-to-look-for/

This photograph might be my favorite from the trip. On our last morning in Colorado we found some fog at higher elevations, which was exciting, as I had wanted to photograph aspens in the fog for a long time. We found this scene along a dirt road, and I loved the foggy atmosphere, the color, the multiple patterns, and the sense of depth in a smaller-scale landscape.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #treetuesday   #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #forestfriday   #fall   #fallcolors   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #aspens  ___

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2014-11-11 21:06:48 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Valley Fall Color

There's still some great autumn color in Yosemite Valley. I photographed these oaks in El Cap Meadow yesterday as the late-afternoon sun was slanting through the trees and casting beautiful, long shadows.

You can read my Yosemite fall-color report, and see a few more images I made yesterday, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/11/yosemite-valley-fall-color-3/

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

Yosemite Valley Fall Color

There's still some great autumn color in Yosemite Valley. I photographed these oaks in El Cap Meadow yesterday as the late-afternoon sun was slanting through the trees and casting beautiful, long shadows.

You can read my Yosemite fall-color report, and see a few more images I made yesterday, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/11/yosemite-valley-fall-color-3/

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

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2014-11-09 23:00:46 (117 comments, 304 reshares, 3916 +1s)Open 

Trees and Mist Beneath Bridalveil Fall

This image is from December 2012. There had been a big rainstorm the day before, so the waterfalls were full, and there was lots of mist around the valley, along with some lingering fall color. I found this beautifully backlit scene late in the morning.

I didn't get a chance to get up to the valley last week, but I'm looking forward to going there tomorrow and seeing the fall color!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #waterfallwednesday   #fallfriday   #Yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  

Trees and Mist Beneath Bridalveil Fall

This image is from December 2012. There had been a big rainstorm the day before, so the waterfalls were full, and there was lots of mist around the valley, along with some lingering fall color. I found this beautifully backlit scene late in the morning.

I didn't get a chance to get up to the valley last week, but I'm looking forward to going there tomorrow and seeing the fall color!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mistymonday   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #waterfallwednesday   #fallfriday   #Yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark  ___

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2014-11-02 22:17:41 (126 comments, 122 reshares, 1618 +1s)Open 

First Storm

It rained Friday - the first significant storm of the winter rainy season here in California. Saturday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I drove up to Yosemite Valley, and found this beautiful scene along the Merced River. I included the leaves in the foreground to add a touch of autumn color.

The fall color in Yosemite Valley is looking good. Not quite at peak yet, but close. You can read my detailed report on the valley color in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/02/first-storm/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mirrorsandreflections   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #thirstythursday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #halfdome  

First Storm

It rained Friday - the first significant storm of the winter rainy season here in California. Saturday afternoon +Claudia Welsh and I drove up to Yosemite Valley, and found this beautiful scene along the Merced River. I included the leaves in the foreground to add a touch of autumn color.

The fall color in Yosemite Valley is looking good. Not quite at peak yet, but close. You can read my detailed report on the valley color in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/11/02/first-storm/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mirrorsandreflections   #moodymonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #thirstythursday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #halfdome  ___

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2014-10-31 17:41:34 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Happy Halloween!

I thought the color palette and twisted trunks fit the mood of the day. Hope you all get more treats than tricks. :)

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #halloween  

Happy Halloween!

I thought the color palette and twisted trunks fit the mood of the day. Hope you all get more treats than tricks. :)

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #halloween  ___

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2014-10-29 22:44:08 (25 comments, 40 reshares, 459 +1s)Open 

Autumn Light

This was beautiful light for this scene near Conway Summit, in the eastern Sierra. The sun had set beyond a ridge behind these trees, making the translucent aspen leaves glow, but without the harsh look you sometimes get with direct backlight.

Soft backlight like this is my favorite light for fall color, but other kinds of light can work as well. I talk about light for fall color, and show several more examples, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/29/autumn-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #forestfriday   #easternsierra   #fall   #autumn   #autumncolors  

Autumn Light

This was beautiful light for this scene near Conway Summit, in the eastern Sierra. The sun had set beyond a ridge behind these trees, making the translucent aspen leaves glow, but without the harsh look you sometimes get with direct backlight.

Soft backlight like this is my favorite light for fall color, but other kinds of light can work as well. I talk about light for fall color, and show several more examples, in my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/29/autumn-light/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #treetuesday   #fallfriday   #forestfriday   #easternsierra   #fall   #autumn   #autumncolors  ___

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2014-10-27 22:50:05 (21 comments, 65 reshares, 314 +1s)Open 

Outdoor Photographer Excerpts My Landscapes in Lightroom 5 eBook

It’s not often that Outdoor Photographer magazine excerpts an ebook, so I was pleased when they asked to run an excerpt from my Landscapes in Lightroom 5 ebook in their December issue. You can already find the online version here:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/harness-high-contrast.html

The excerpt is from the fourth example in the book, showing step-by-step how I processed this high-contrast image of El Capitan in Lightroom. Of course the ebook has much more: five more step-by-step examples, in-depth discussions of the tools and workflow in Lightroom’s Develop Module, eight accompanying video tutorials (including one about using the Graduated Filter tool that goes with the excerpted chapter), and links to download the original Raw files for hands-on learning as you follow alongwith... more »

Outdoor Photographer Excerpts My Landscapes in Lightroom 5 eBook

It’s not often that Outdoor Photographer magazine excerpts an ebook, so I was pleased when they asked to run an excerpt from my Landscapes in Lightroom 5 ebook in their December issue. You can already find the online version here:

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/harness-high-contrast.html

The excerpt is from the fourth example in the book, showing step-by-step how I processed this high-contrast image of El Capitan in Lightroom. Of course the ebook has much more: five more step-by-step examples, in-depth discussions of the tools and workflow in Lightroom’s Develop Module, eight accompanying video tutorials (including one about using the Graduated Filter tool that goes with the excerpted chapter), and links to download the original Raw files for hands-on learning as you follow along with the examples.

You can purchase the ebook or find out more here:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/landscapes-in-lightroom-5/

And to everyone who has already purchased the ebook, thank you so much! I really appreciate your support, and all the kind words many of you have sent to me about the book.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #lightroom   #lightroom5   #lightroomtutorials   #digitaldarkroom   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #moodymonday   #winterwednesday   #snowysaturday  ___

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2014-10-26 21:57:37 (26 comments, 47 reshares, 693 +1s)Open 

Surreal Cloud Over Mono Lake

Tuesday afternoon we were photographing the fall color around the June Lake Loop, but some interesting clouds were passing overhead that could potentially light up at sunset, so I dragged my workshop group down to Mono Lake just in case.

We got there just in time. It was hard to choose which direction to look, because for about 20 minutes the sky was on fire in every direction. I decided to focus on this unusual cloud to the west, with the lake in the foreground. A strong breeze had sprung up, so I used a neutral-density filter to slow down the shutter speed to 15 seconds and smooth out the water.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #skysunday   #mountainmonday   #thirstythursday   #sunsetsaturday   #sunset   #monolake  

Surreal Cloud Over Mono Lake

Tuesday afternoon we were photographing the fall color around the June Lake Loop, but some interesting clouds were passing overhead that could potentially light up at sunset, so I dragged my workshop group down to Mono Lake just in case.

We got there just in time. It was hard to choose which direction to look, because for about 20 minutes the sky was on fire in every direction. I decided to focus on this unusual cloud to the west, with the lake in the foreground. A strong breeze had sprung up, so I used a neutral-density filter to slow down the shutter speed to 15 seconds and smooth out the water.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #skysunday   #mountainmonday   #thirstythursday   #sunsetsaturday   #sunset   #monolake  ___

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2014-10-24 20:27:47 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

East Side and West Side Color

+Claudia Welsh and I got home last night after our two Eastern Sierra Fall Color workshops. We had a great time, as always. Both groups were really nice, the color was great, and some clouds added interest to sunrises and sunsets.

I made this photograph Sunday afternoon at a gorgeous grove of aspens near Lee Vining. There were lots of oranges and reds in this grove, and a convenient hillside allowed me to gain some elevation and look down at the tops of the trees.

The color on the east side of the Sierra probably won't last long, while the color in Yosemite Valley is just getting started. My latest blog post includes a report on the autumn progression in both areas:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/24/east-side-west-side-color/

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

East Side and West Side Color

+Claudia Welsh and I got home last night after our two Eastern Sierra Fall Color workshops. We had a great time, as always. Both groups were really nice, the color was great, and some clouds added interest to sunrises and sunsets.

I made this photograph Sunday afternoon at a gorgeous grove of aspens near Lee Vining. There were lots of oranges and reds in this grove, and a convenient hillside allowed me to gain some elevation and look down at the tops of the trees.

The color on the east side of the Sierra probably won't last long, while the color in Yosemite Valley is just getting started. My latest blog post includes a report on the autumn progression in both areas:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/24/east-side-west-side-color/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #treetuesday   #forestfriday   #autumn   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #sierranevada  ___

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2014-10-14 22:45:58 (15 comments, 28 reshares, 229 +1s)Open 

Back in the Sierra

I’m back on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, my home mountains, getting ready for our upcoming workshops. There’s some great color over here. I made this photograph yesterday afternoon up near Bridgeport, and especially liked the mix of colors on this hillside, with yellow, gold, orange, and green.

Overall, the color looks pretty typical for mid-October. The higher elevation aspens are mostly bare, but the lower-elevation trees are a mix of green, yellow, and orange. The color progression might be a little earlier than average, but not much. If there’s anything unusual, it’s that some typically early-changing groves are still mostly green, while other groves that usually turn later have progressed further.

I didn’t go to Lundy Canyon, or down to Bishop Creek or Rock Creek, but Convict Lake, June Lake Loop (from Silver to GrantLakes), a... more »

Back in the Sierra

I’m back on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, my home mountains, getting ready for our upcoming workshops. There’s some great color over here. I made this photograph yesterday afternoon up near Bridgeport, and especially liked the mix of colors on this hillside, with yellow, gold, orange, and green.

Overall, the color looks pretty typical for mid-October. The higher elevation aspens are mostly bare, but the lower-elevation trees are a mix of green, yellow, and orange. The color progression might be a little earlier than average, but not much. If there’s anything unusual, it’s that some typically early-changing groves are still mostly green, while other groves that usually turn later have progressed further.

I didn’t go to Lundy Canyon, or down to Bishop Creek or Rock Creek, but Convict Lake, June Lake Loop (from Silver to Grant Lakes), and Lee Vining Canyon are all mixtures of green and yellow, with some orange. I’d say those spots are a bit before peak, but should get there soon. Higher spots like Conway Summit, lower Virginia Lakes Road, and Dunderberg all have some bare trees, but mixed with patches of color.

Forecasters predicted wind today, but so far it hasn’t been as breezy as advertised. Beyond today it’s supposed to be sunny and relatively warm into next week, so if the leaves survive today they should last awhile. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the winds will continue to be relatively light; if so we should have some great color for awhile.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #easternsierra   #fallcolors  ___

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2014-10-07 19:57:06 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Colorado Color

I love photographing aspens. Their autumn color is wonderful, but it’s also those tall, straight, white trunks that make them so compelling.

It’s been a long-time dream of mine to photograph aspens in Colorado in the fall, but various obligations and commitments kept me from going. This year, however, Claudia and I found a brief time slot and decided to go. And we’re so glad we did, as it’s just beautiful here. Some high-elevation areas, like Crested Butte, are past peak, and others seem to be turning late, but we’ve found some wonderful color in several places, and an endless supply of great photo subjects.

I found this spot along one of the innumerable dirt roads in the Colorado mountains. I liked the colors of course, but also the depth, with aspens filling the frame in the foreground and background. The sun had just set, and the colorsglowed in... more »

Colorado Color

I love photographing aspens. Their autumn color is wonderful, but it’s also those tall, straight, white trunks that make them so compelling.

It’s been a long-time dream of mine to photograph aspens in Colorado in the fall, but various obligations and commitments kept me from going. This year, however, Claudia and I found a brief time slot and decided to go. And we’re so glad we did, as it’s just beautiful here. Some high-elevation areas, like Crested Butte, are past peak, and others seem to be turning late, but we’ve found some wonderful color in several places, and an endless supply of great photo subjects.

I found this spot along one of the innumerable dirt roads in the Colorado mountains. I liked the colors of course, but also the depth, with aspens filling the frame in the foreground and background. The sun had just set, and the colors glowed in the dusky light.

I'll post more photos when I get a chance, but in the meantime you can also see a couple more images from Colorado on my blog:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/07/aspen-pilgrimage/

Clouds are streaming up into Colorado from the remnants of tropical storm Simon, so we might not see the lunar eclipse tonight. But skies look clear in many other parts of the country, so I wish all of you eclipse photographers good luck.

We’ll be heading back to California in a few days. I’m looking forward to photographing more aspens in my favorite eastern Sierra locations when we get back!

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #aspens   #autumn   #fall   #autumnphotography   #colorado   #coloradophotography  ___

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2014-10-05 19:20:05 (10 comments, 19 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Morning

A total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America early Wednesday morning, giving photographers a great opportunity to capture a sequence like this, or closeup images of the eclipsed moon.

To find out where the moon will be in the sky, when the eclipse starts and ends, and how to photograph the eclipse, visit my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/05/lunar-eclipse-early-wednesday-morning/

This photograph was made on August 28th, 2007 in Yosemite. I captured a frame of the moon every ten minutes, and lit the juniper trees using flash. The separate images were then blended together in Photoshop.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #nightphotographyfriday   #yosemite  #yosemi... more »

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Morning

A total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America early Wednesday morning, giving photographers a great opportunity to capture a sequence like this, or closeup images of the eclipsed moon.

To find out where the moon will be in the sky, when the eclipse starts and ends, and how to photograph the eclipse, visit my latest blog post:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/10/05/lunar-eclipse-early-wednesday-morning/

This photograph was made on August 28th, 2007 in Yosemite. I captured a frame of the moon every ten minutes, and lit the juniper trees using flash. The separate images were then blended together in Photoshop.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moonmonday   #mountainmonday   #nationalparksmonday   #treetuesday   #nightphotographyfriday   #yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography   #eclipse   #lunareclipse  ___

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2014-10-02 17:43:39 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Eastern Sierra Aspens, October 19th, 2011

A few autumns ago +Claudia Welsh and I were driving one of the backroads along the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada when we spotted this colorful hillside. We had to make a steep climb up a sagebrush-covered slope to get this vantage point, but the view was worth it.

Many of the Eastern Sierra's best aspen locations, like this spot, typically turn color around the third week of October. Of course the timing can vary, and there are signs that things will be early this year, but it's hard to say exactly what will happen at this point. The higher-elevation aspens are already turning, and the color will move down the mountainsides over the next couple of weeks.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #easternsierra  

Eastern Sierra Aspens, October 19th, 2011

A few autumns ago +Claudia Welsh and I were driving one of the backroads along the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada when we spotted this colorful hillside. We had to make a steep climb up a sagebrush-covered slope to get this vantage point, but the view was worth it.

Many of the Eastern Sierra's best aspen locations, like this spot, typically turn color around the third week of October. Of course the timing can vary, and there are signs that things will be early this year, but it's hard to say exactly what will happen at this point. The higher-elevation aspens are already turning, and the color will move down the mountainsides over the next couple of weeks.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #fallfriday   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #easternsierra  ___

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2014-09-28 23:20:51 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 254 +1s)Open 

Zion Colors

Before you ask, no, this wasn't taken this year! When our son Kevin was going to school in Yosemite Valley, he used to get a week off near the end of October each year. Many park employees couldn't get time off during the summer, so the school scheduled that week in October to give families a chance to take a non-summer vacation.

That worked perfectly for us, since the timing often corresponded with good fall color. We went to Zion on several of these fall trips, where we could usually find the bigtooth maples turning in the canyons east of the tunnel. 

I found this juxtaposition of a maple with a Gambel oak along one of the washes in this area. For some reason it took me a long time to find a composition I liked, but I finally ended up perched on a sloping sandstone slab to get this angle.

+Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography ... more »

Zion Colors

Before you ask, no, this wasn't taken this year! When our son Kevin was going to school in Yosemite Valley, he used to get a week off near the end of October each year. Many park employees couldn't get time off during the summer, so the school scheduled that week in October to give families a chance to take a non-summer vacation.

That worked perfectly for us, since the timing often corresponded with good fall color. We went to Zion on several of these fall trips, where we could usually find the bigtooth maples turning in the canyons east of the tunnel. 

I found this juxtaposition of a maple with a Gambel oak along one of the washes in this area. For some reason it took me a long time to find a composition I liked, but I finally ended up perched on a sloping sandstone slab to get this angle.

+Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography   #nationalparksmonday   #fallfriday   #zionnationalpark   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #fall   #fallcolors  ___

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2014-09-25 21:29:26 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Aspen-Leaf Kaleidoscope

The aspens in the very highest reaches of Rock Creek Canyon (eastern Sierra) were near their peak color when we visited on Monday. The problem with these high-elevation aspens is that they're rather scrubby, and lack the tall, white trunks that can give aspen photos so much structure and beauty. 

But the aspens were quite colorful, and I was able to find a couple of compositions I liked by focusing on the patterns of leaves. This photo shows a particularly colorful patch of leaves along the edge of one small grove.

In case you missed it, my last blog post includes a report on the fall color progression on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, and photos of a spectacular stormy sunrise last Sunday morning:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/23/north-lake-sunrise/

+Landscape Photography #... more »

Aspen-Leaf Kaleidoscope

The aspens in the very highest reaches of Rock Creek Canyon (eastern Sierra) were near their peak color when we visited on Monday. The problem with these high-elevation aspens is that they're rather scrubby, and lack the tall, white trunks that can give aspen photos so much structure and beauty. 

But the aspens were quite colorful, and I was able to find a couple of compositions I liked by focusing on the patterns of leaves. This photo shows a particularly colorful patch of leaves along the edge of one small grove.

In case you missed it, my last blog post includes a report on the fall color progression on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, and photos of a spectacular stormy sunrise last Sunday morning:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/23/north-lake-sunrise/

+Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography   #easternsierraphotography   #autumn   #fall   #autumnphotography    #fallfriday   #forestfriday  ___

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2014-09-24 00:05:28 (19 comments, 26 reshares, 316 +1s)Open 

North Lake Sunrise

After photographing lightning near Bishop (eastern California) on Saturday night, I thought there might be some interesting clouds still hanging around on Sunday morning, so I woke early and drove up to North Lake, near the upper end of Bishop Creek Canyon.

It turns out there were some interesting clouds. In fact a rain squall was approaching, and the early-morning sunlight illuminating the rain clouds created some nice sunrise drama.

My latest blog post includes another photograph from that morning, plus some autumn aspen images from Rock Creek Canyon, and a report on the early fall color progress:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/23/north-lake-sunrise/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #moodymonday   #thirstythusday   #fallfriday   #stormyfriday  #sunri... more »

North Lake Sunrise

After photographing lightning near Bishop (eastern California) on Saturday night, I thought there might be some interesting clouds still hanging around on Sunday morning, so I woke early and drove up to North Lake, near the upper end of Bishop Creek Canyon.

It turns out there were some interesting clouds. In fact a rain squall was approaching, and the early-morning sunlight illuminating the rain clouds created some nice sunrise drama.

My latest blog post includes another photograph from that morning, plus some autumn aspen images from Rock Creek Canyon, and a report on the early fall color progress:

http://www.michaelfrye.com/landscape-photography-blog/2014/09/23/north-lake-sunrise/

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #mountainmonday   #moodymonday   #thirstythusday   #fallfriday   #stormyfriday   #sunrisesaturday   #sunrise   #easternsierraphotography  ___

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2014-09-22 21:51:12 (32 comments, 36 reshares, 644 +1s)Open 

A Stormy Night

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

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

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

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

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

A Stormy Night

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-19 00:03:28 (10 comments, 25 reshares, 243 +1s)Open 

Airglow Over Mono Lake

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

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

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

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

Airglow Over Mono Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-17 17:27:41 (20 comments, 20 reshares, 406 +1s)Open 

Mt. Hoffman at Sunset

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

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

Mt. Hoffman at Sunset

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

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

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2014-09-14 21:13:37 (41 comments, 32 reshares, 627 +1s)Open 

Mule Deer Bucks, Late Summer

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

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

Mule Deer Bucks, Late Summer

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

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

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

Firefighters Deal With Bears

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

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

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

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

#yosemite  ... more »

Firefighters Deal With Bears

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

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

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

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

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #meadowfire   #yosemitefire  ___

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2014-09-10 20:46:28 (40 comments, 60 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Dunes at Night

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

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

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

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

Death Valley Dunes at Night

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-09 22:24:13 (97 comments, 59 reshares, 703 +1s)Open 

Meadow Fire Panorama

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

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

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

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Meadow Fire Panorama

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-08 21:42:27 (62 comments, 52 reshares, 598 +1s)Open 

Fire Burning Near Half Dome

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

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

Fire Burning Near Half Dome

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-08 00:29:37 (22 comments, 23 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

In the Heat of the Night

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

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

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

In the Heat of the Night

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-04 22:34:57 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography

Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemitephotography___

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2014-09-02 23:25:28 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 232 +1s)Open 

Photographing Bodie

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

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

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

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

Photographing Bodie

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-28 23:50:18 (10 comments, 14 reshares, 264 +1s)Open 

Star Trails Over an Alpine Lake, Yosemite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-26 22:28:36 (55 comments, 44 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon Rising, Mono Lake

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

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

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

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon Rising, Mono Lake

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

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

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

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2014-08-19 01:19:18 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

Bodie Interior

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

#bodieghosttown   #ghosttown   #california   #californiaphotography  

Bodie Interior

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

#bodieghosttown   #ghosttown   #california   #californiaphotography  ___

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2014-08-15 00:04:59 (13 comments, 27 reshares, 242 +1s)Open 

Stars Over Three Brothers

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

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

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

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

Stars Over Three Brothers

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-14 01:08:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Sunset, Tunnel View

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

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

Sunset, Tunnel View

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

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

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2014-08-14 00:49:09 (15 comments, 16 reshares, 345 +1s)Open 

Sunset, Tunnel View

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

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

Sunset, Tunnel View

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

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

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2014-08-10 23:48:25 (16 comments, 20 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Stormy Skies Above Cathedral Peak

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

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

Stormy Skies Above Cathedral Peak

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

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

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2014-08-06 23:31:00 (18 comments, 22 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

Getting Down to the Essentials

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

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

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

Getting Down to the Essentials

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

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

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

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2014-08-03 21:47:19 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Late-Summer Wildflowers

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

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

Late-Summer Wildflowers

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

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

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2014-07-31 22:33:49 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

El Portal Fire, Monday Evening

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

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

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

El Portal Fire, Monday Evening

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

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

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

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2014-07-30 23:49:28 (21 comments, 13 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Smoky Beauty

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

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

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

Smoky Beauty

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-07-28 01:06:59 (22 comments, 16 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

A Surreal Night

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

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

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

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

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

A Surreal Night

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-07-20 21:20:41 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

Regeneration After a Fire

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

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

Regeneration After a Fire

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

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

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2014-07-18 00:08:17 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

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

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

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

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

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

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

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

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

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

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2014-07-16 22:05:00 (24 comments, 29 reshares, 530 +1s)Open 

Sunset, Tuolumne Meadows

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

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Sunset, Tuolumne Meadows

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

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

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2014-07-08 19:10:22 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

 
Rainbow and Sunbeam over Mono Lake

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

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

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

 
Rainbow and Sunbeam over Mono Lake

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

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

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

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2014-07-06 17:16:37 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Sunset Over Mono Lake

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

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Sunset Over Mono Lake

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

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  #moodymonday   #thirstythursday  ___

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2014-07-03 19:21:37 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-07-03 00:35:28 (23 comments, 17 reshares, 379 +1s)Open 

Melting Ice on a High-Country Lake, Yosemite

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

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

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

Melting Ice on a High-Country Lake, Yosemite

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

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

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

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2014-06-30 21:21:13 (19 comments, 25 reshares, 368 +1s)Open 

150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

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

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

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150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-06-26 20:02:17 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Clouds Over Greenstone Lake, Eastern Sierra 

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

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

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

Clouds Over Greenstone Lake, Eastern Sierra 

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

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

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

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