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Jeff Sullivan

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Landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, filmmaker

Occupation: Photographer, author, workshop instructor. (Jeff Sullivan Photography)

Location: Gardnerville, Nevada

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Lotus Carroll1,777,636This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00119  
Margaret Tompkins149,750*Landscape Photography Community:  In the Still of the Night* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a night time element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 26, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night2014-05-19 22:00:00416  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397*Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring +Thomas Hawk  +Don MacAskill  +Chris MacAskill +Karen Hutton  +Karen Hutton  (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)* New SmugMug? Whatwhatwhat???  When it is announced (same day!), I'll have to update my old, tired SmugMug Review at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/smugmug-review/  !  We all WONDER what the Newness will look like, so why not get together a great group of people to talk about it??  In fact, I moved the normal show one day forward so that everyone could see the big announcement before the show.  And yes, we'll be taking LIVE QUESTIONS during the show using the new Hangouts-on-Air questions interface.Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring Thomas Hawk, The MacAskills, Karen Hutton++ (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-07-31 04:00:00275  
Jeff Sullivan1,996,210+Lori Hibbett and I and I will try to be shooting on the rocks by around 6:30 to capture golden hour light. Sunset is at 7:18, so the best sky color will be from then until 7:40 or so. Then we'll have some "blue hour" twilight for another 20-30 minutes, the light painting can start by 8, and stars will be gradually strengthening from then through 8:30 for night shots. If we're getting some good light and reflections off the beach making light orbs and so on, we can shoot to 9 or whenever we get thirsty. No problem if you're late given work, school and weekday traffic, we should be able to stay entertained shooting in the changing light for at least 2-2.5 hours.  We'll go to a bar or restaurant for another hour or two after that. This free social event is open to all; you're welcome to bring your photographer friends (on Flickr, Meetup, 500px, from your local photography club, etc.) We're looking forward to seeing those of you we've met out shooting in recent years, and meeting those of you we haven't shot with yet! We'd like to explore the area known as Hospitals Reef or Draper Villas, the rocks adjacent to Coast Boulevard Park 0.7 miles south of La Jolla Cove (see map).  We'll also shoot El Matador State Beach in Malibu April 11 and Little Corona Beach April 14.Sunset Photowalk La Jolla Monday April 152013-04-15 18:30:0030  
Jeff Sullivan1,996,210@116318044389289937577 and I and I will try to be shooting on the beach by around 6:30 to capture golden hour light. Sunset is at 7:18, so the best sky color will be from then until 7:40 or so. Then we'll have some "blue hour" twilight for another 20-30 minutes, the light painting can start by 8, and stars will be gradually strengthening from then through 8:30 for night shots.  If we're getting some good light and reflections off the beach, perhaps making light orbs in the arches, we can shoot to 9 or whenever we get kicked out (or thirsty). No problem if you're late given work, school and weekday traffic, we should be able to stay entertained shooting in the changing light for at least 2-2.5 hours.  We'll go to a bar or restaurant for another hour or two after that. This free social event is open to all; you're welcome to bring your photographer friends (on Flickr, Meetup, 500px, from your local photography club, etc.) We're looking forward to seeing those of you we've met out shooting in recent years, and meeting those of you we haven't shot with yet! We'll also be meeting photographers to shoot Little Corona Beach April 14 and La Jolla April 15!Malibu Sunset Photowalk: Thursday April 11, 6:30 - 9 pm2013-04-11 18:30:0043  

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2016-01-28 18:23:12 (27 comments; 31 reshares; 580 +1s)Open 

Sun Worshippers
Stone monoliths bask in the first light of the rising sun.

I'm having a great time looking at some old folders of images, this one from 2007. I hope to lead photographers in Southern Utah in 2016. My workshop schedule should be ready in February!

#photographyworkshops #Utah #landscapephotography #GSENM

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2016-02-18 14:44:40 (13 comments; 38 reshares; 462 +1s)Open 

Yosemite's Horsetail Fall This Week
A couple of days ago, as sunset approached.

www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#landscapephotography #Yosemite #nationalpark #findyourpark

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2016-01-21 01:26:01 (23 comments; 29 reshares; 642 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in Bodie
In the summer the park is open 9 am - 6 pm, but we schedule several workshops each year with special access to the park for night or building interior access. We hope to have our 2016 Bodie workshop dates confirmed and announced in early February!

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#landscapephotography    #travelphotography #easternsierra #California

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2016-04-29 15:37:00 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

Mercury Transit Coming May 9!
This is an image of the Venus transit of the sun, June 5, 2012.  The planet Mercury will cross in front of the sun as seen from earth on May 9, 2016.  A solar filter can be used to photograph this event safely.  I've added notes on capturing this sort of event on my blog: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2014/04/07/venus-transit-across-the-face-of-the-sun-june-5-2012/

#astrophotography   #teamcanon   #solar   #transit   #Mercury  

Mercury Transit Coming May 9!
This is an image of the Venus transit of the sun, June 5, 2012.  The planet Mercury will cross in front of the sun as seen from earth on May 9, 2016.  A solar filter can be used to photograph this event safely.  I've added notes on capturing this sort of event on my blog: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2014/04/07/venus-transit-across-the-face-of-the-sun-june-5-2012/

#astrophotography   #teamcanon   #solar   #transit   #Mercury  ___

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2016-04-20 18:30:56 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

Photograph Jets Up Close in Death Valley
In addition to getting cool photos of jets up close, you might also catch the formation of water condensing on the wings and trailing off of the wingtips:
"Condensation of water vapor in wing tip vortices is most common on aircraft flying at high angles of attack, such as fighter aircraft in high g maneuvers, or airliners taking off and landing on humid days." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingtip_vortices

Full post: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/04/20/photograph-jets-up-close-in-death-valley/

#aviationphotography   #ANG   #144FW   #NationalGuard   #AirForce  
+Air National Guard

Photograph Jets Up Close in Death Valley
In addition to getting cool photos of jets up close, you might also catch the formation of water condensing on the wings and trailing off of the wingtips:
"Condensation of water vapor in wing tip vortices is most common on aircraft flying at high angles of attack, such as fighter aircraft in high g maneuvers, or airliners taking off and landing on humid days." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingtip_vortices

Full post: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/04/20/photograph-jets-up-close-in-death-valley/

#aviationphotography   #ANG   #144FW   #NationalGuard   #AirForce  
+Air National Guard___

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2016-04-12 20:59:28 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 144 +1s)Open 

Sunset Dust Storm Over Mesquite Flat Dunes
Sunday evening in Death Valley National Park, California. It was interesting trying to cook dinner over a fire in that wind!

#deathvalley #nationalpark #landscapephotography
+Death Valley Workshops

Sunset Dust Storm Over Mesquite Flat Dunes
Sunday evening in Death Valley National Park, California. It was interesting trying to cook dinner over a fire in that wind!

#deathvalley #nationalpark #landscapephotography
+Death Valley Workshops___

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2016-04-05 20:34:09 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Shell Creek Road Wildflowers
Shell Creek Road is another place worth checking on a Southern California wildflower tour in April. It's southeast of the town of Paso Robles. It's covered on page 177 of my guidebook, "Photographing California Vol 2- South":
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/photographing-california-travel-guidebook/
#california   #landscapephotography   #pasorobles

Shell Creek Road Wildflowers
Shell Creek Road is another place worth checking on a Southern California wildflower tour in April. It's southeast of the town of Paso Robles. It's covered on page 177 of my guidebook, "Photographing California Vol 2- South":
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/photographing-california-travel-guidebook/
#california   #landscapephotography   #pasorobles___

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2016-04-05 18:44:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

International Chardonnay Symposium May 12-14, Pismo Beach
I've always found wine tastings to be a great way to find great wines. I've attended ones focused on zinfandal, pinot noir, Rhone varietal wines, but somehow I missed until now +The Chardonnay Symposium: http://thechardonnaysymposium.com/ They're having a drawing for a $5000 getaway including the event, so if you like wine, click on the image below to enter.

#winetasting   #chardonnay   #VisitCA   #VisitSLO  +Visit Avila Beach +California Highway 1 Discovery Route 

International Chardonnay Symposium May 12-14, Pismo Beach
I've always found wine tastings to be a great way to find great wines. I've attended ones focused on zinfandal, pinot noir, Rhone varietal wines, but somehow I missed until now +The Chardonnay Symposium: http://thechardonnaysymposium.com/ They're having a drawing for a $5000 getaway including the event, so if you like wine, click on the image below to enter.

#winetasting   #chardonnay   #VisitCA   #VisitSLO  +Visit Avila Beach +California Highway 1 Discovery Route ___

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2016-04-05 14:36:06 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

When Picasa is dropped in favor of Google Photos, will the URLs for existing photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums remain the same? The easiest way to add photos to blog posts on +Blogger is to select photos on Picasa Web Albums.  I have hundreds of blog posts going back many years which rely on URLs referencing photos in Picasa Web Albums.

Moving on from Picasa
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM
http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html
"Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos"

When Picasa is dropped in favor of Google Photos, will the URLs for existing photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums remain the same? The easiest way to add photos to blog posts on +Blogger is to select photos on Picasa Web Albums.  I have hundreds of blog posts going back many years which rely on URLs referencing photos in Picasa Web Albums.

Moving on from Picasa
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM
http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html
"Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos"___

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2016-04-04 01:48:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Hospice du Rhone Event in Paso Robles, April 14 - 16
The Hospice du Rhone wine testing event coming up in 11 days will be held in Paso Robles, convenient to wine lovers in both Northern and Southern California.  I've attended multiple Rhone Rangers and Hospice du Rhone wine tasting events in the past, so I can help you decide where to start among the 239 wineries from around the world that will be pouring wines made from syrah, grenache, viognier, and other Rhone varietal grapes:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/wines-to-taste-at-hospice-du-rhone.html

On your way to and from the event, consider checking out the wildflowers blooming profusely now at Carrizo Plain National Monument and in the Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area!

#wine   #winetasting   #pasorobles   #california   #visitca  +Visit San Luis Obispo County +Visit California 

Hospice du Rhone Event in Paso Robles, April 14 - 16
The Hospice du Rhone wine testing event coming up in 11 days will be held in Paso Robles, convenient to wine lovers in both Northern and Southern California.  I've attended multiple Rhone Rangers and Hospice du Rhone wine tasting events in the past, so I can help you decide where to start among the 239 wineries from around the world that will be pouring wines made from syrah, grenache, viognier, and other Rhone varietal grapes:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/wines-to-taste-at-hospice-du-rhone.html

On your way to and from the event, consider checking out the wildflowers blooming profusely now at Carrizo Plain National Monument and in the Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area!

#wine   #winetasting   #pasorobles   #california   #visitca  +Visit San Luis Obispo County +Visit California ___

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2016-04-03 23:57:49 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

April California Wildflower Road Trip
One of my favorite road trips ever was a tour of California Wildflowers sites in the spring, five years ago today: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/california-spring-wildflower-sites-April.html
I looked up some photos from that trip to decide whether I should follow the same route again this week. On my blog I display a few of those newly post-processed photos, and discuss yesterday's wildflower report from the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve.

#california   #wildflowers   #landscapephotography   #visitca  

April California Wildflower Road Trip
One of my favorite road trips ever was a tour of California Wildflowers sites in the spring, five years ago today: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/california-spring-wildflower-sites-April.html
I looked up some photos from that trip to decide whether I should follow the same route again this week. On my blog I display a few of those newly post-processed photos, and discuss yesterday's wildflower report from the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve.

#california   #wildflowers   #landscapephotography   #visitca  ___

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2016-04-03 09:32:38 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Report
This week Helen Tarbet of +Los Padres National Forest will be releasing a new wildflower report for Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area. Figueroa Mountain sits above the town of Los Olivos on California's Central Coast. I've included photos of some of the wildflowers you might see in an expanded blog post on my Web site, illustrating the latest wildflower report with some of my photos from past visits to Figueroa Mountain: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/04/01/figueroa-mountain-wildflowers-are-blooming-now/

#landscapephotography   #southerncalifornia   #californiacoast   #seeSB  +Visit Santa Barbara +Visit the Santa Ynez Valley +Visit California  #wildflowers   #california  

Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Report
This week Helen Tarbet of +Los Padres National Forest will be releasing a new wildflower report for Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area. Figueroa Mountain sits above the town of Los Olivos on California's Central Coast. I've included photos of some of the wildflowers you might see in an expanded blog post on my Web site, illustrating the latest wildflower report with some of my photos from past visits to Figueroa Mountain: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/04/01/figueroa-mountain-wildflowers-are-blooming-now/

#landscapephotography   #southerncalifornia   #californiacoast   #seeSB  +Visit Santa Barbara +Visit the Santa Ynez Valley +Visit California  #wildflowers   #california  ___

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2016-04-01 14:40:20 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers Are Blooming Now
If you missed the Death Valley "super bloom", don't worry, many other areas in the state are starting to bloom now. The Los Padres National Forest recently recommended Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, located north of Santa Barbara, above the Santa Ynez Valley and the town of Los Olivos. Here are some photos from the mountain, along with directions on how to get there: 
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/california-wildflowers-in-april.html  
#santabarbara   #santaynezvalley   #losolivos   #wildflowers   #california  +Visit Santa Barbara  #landscapephotography  

Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers Are Blooming Now
If you missed the Death Valley "super bloom", don't worry, many other areas in the state are starting to bloom now. The Los Padres National Forest recently recommended Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, located north of Santa Barbara, above the Santa Ynez Valley and the town of Los Olivos. Here are some photos from the mountain, along with directions on how to get there: 
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/04/california-wildflowers-in-april.html  
#santabarbara   #santaynezvalley   #losolivos   #wildflowers   #california  +Visit Santa Barbara  #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-04-01 01:27:07 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

Fall Visit to a Heli-Skiing Paradise: Revelstoke
I was too early for the skiing when I passed through Revelstoke, British Columbia this fall.  But with the U.S. Dollar recently at 1.4 Canadian dollars, my brother couldn't resist going with some friends recently.  I included his ski video in a new blog post:  http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/revelstoke-heli-ski-capital-of-world.html

#Revelstoke   #britishcolumbia   #canada #travelphotography   +Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing 

Fall Visit to a Heli-Skiing Paradise: Revelstoke
I was too early for the skiing when I passed through Revelstoke, British Columbia this fall.  But with the U.S. Dollar recently at 1.4 Canadian dollars, my brother couldn't resist going with some friends recently.  I included his ski video in a new blog post:  http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/revelstoke-heli-ski-capital-of-world.html

#Revelstoke   #britishcolumbia   #canada #travelphotography   +Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing ___

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2016-03-31 23:26:06 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 124 +1s)Open 

Lenticular Clouds at Sunset
Here are some photos of the lenticular cloud formation at sunset the other day.  The time-lapse video is up in a new blog post as well: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/weather-timelapse-lenticular-clouds-eastern-sierra.html

#landscapephotography   #easternsierra   #California   #weather  

Lenticular Clouds at Sunset
Here are some photos of the lenticular cloud formation at sunset the other day.  The time-lapse video is up in a new blog post as well: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/weather-timelapse-lenticular-clouds-eastern-sierra.html

#landscapephotography   #easternsierra   #California   #weather  ___

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2016-03-31 19:16:56 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Weather Time-lapse: Lenticular Clouds Forming in the Eastern Sierra
Lenticular clouds are my favorite weather phenomenon, and my favorite to photograph and produce movies of. Fortunately we get them several times each year.  

Here's the complete story of some we had earlier this week through sunset, in photos and video on my blog:  
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/weather-timelapse-lenticular-clouds-eastern-sierra.html

#landscapephotography   #weather   #timelapse   #photography  
+Instagram

Weather Time-lapse: Lenticular Clouds Forming in the Eastern Sierra
Lenticular clouds are my favorite weather phenomenon, and my favorite to photograph and produce movies of. Fortunately we get them several times each year.  

Here's the complete story of some we had earlier this week through sunset, in photos and video on my blog:  
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2016/03/weather-timelapse-lenticular-clouds-eastern-sierra.html

#landscapephotography   #weather   #timelapse   #photography  
+Instagram___

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2016-03-27 19:54:53 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 88 +1s)Open 

The Nik Collection is Now Free
+Nik Collection by Google has announced that its entire suite of photo editing tools is now free.  When I evaluated the suite in 2013 I found the tools to be interesting and useful, but I wasn't ready to pay the premium to augment my existing workflow.  On the tests i performed from this Summer 2013 trip, I found Nik Color Efex particularly effective on the orange bark of giant sequoia trees.  I'll definitely try it again to see if there have been further improvements since then!

#niksoftware   #nikcollection   #google   #photography   #landscapephotography  

Images from Sequoia National Park
"You cannot learn the message that these trees have for you in merely passing by. A day in their presence passes quickly, and with each moment you will be better able to appreciate their singular beauty and the miracle of their existence. To be in harmony with them, cast aside your worldly cares. In our battle for wealth we are prone to forget the real things of life, the things that cannot play us false."  
- Herbert Earl Wilson, "The lore and the lure of the Yosemite" (1925)

I post-processed these in a trial copy of +Nik Software plug-ins for +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  I used the Color Efex Pro 4 to further adjust a few images I had already take a pass at in Lightroom.  So far it seems that the images can exhibit a little more color without taking on an over-saturated look.  Some of the filters like Polarization can adjust complex areas of the photos much like dodging and burning in a darkroom, without a lot of tedious selection and masking work in Photoshop.  So far, so good.  I hope that I can find more time to play with this module and the others before my trial runs out in a couple of weeks!___The Nik Collection is Now Free
+Nik Collection by Google has announced that its entire suite of photo editing tools is now free.  When I evaluated the suite in 2013 I found the tools to be interesting and useful, but I wasn't ready to pay the premium to augment my existing workflow.  On the tests i performed from this Summer 2013 trip, I found Nik Color Efex particularly effective on the orange bark of giant sequoia trees.  I'll definitely try it again to see if there have been further improvements since then!

#niksoftware   #nikcollection   #google   #photography   #landscapephotography  

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2016-03-22 18:51:40 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

Light Painting
During one of our night sessions in Bodie back in 2014 I tried whipping "El wire" around for a few frames to see if I could make a "smoke" effect.  The technique needs some adjustment on the exposure and post-processing sides, but it was a fun experiment.

Our Bodie night photography workshops are more than 3/4 full for 2016; registration for three of our five dates has been closed.  The main remaining dates are July 29 and August 28: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
Those two dates were chosen to be adjacent to nights when the park will let visitors stay in the park until 10 pm, so although those nights will of course be more crowded, at least you can get some extra sunset and twilight time in the park.

When they're gone, they're gone, but we practice night photography in ouro... more »

Light Painting
During one of our night sessions in Bodie back in 2014 I tried whipping "El wire" around for a few frames to see if I could make a "smoke" effect.  The technique needs some adjustment on the exposure and post-processing sides, but it was a fun experiment.

Our Bodie night photography workshops are more than 3/4 full for 2016; registration for three of our five dates has been closed.  The main remaining dates are July 29 and August 28: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
Those two dates were chosen to be adjacent to nights when the park will let visitors stay in the park until 10 pm, so although those nights will of course be more crowded, at least you can get some extra sunset and twilight time in the park.

When they're gone, they're gone, but we practice night photography in our other workshops as well: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com.

#nightphotography   #lightpainting   #photographyworkshops   #california  ___

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2016-03-21 21:25:17 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Wildflower Updates Mid-March
A few photos from last week to compare with early March conditions shown here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-sullivan/death-valley-wildflower-s_b_9465318.html

#deathvalley   #superbloom   #california   #landscapephotography  

Death Valley Wildflower Updates Mid-March
A few photos from last week to compare with early March conditions shown here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-sullivan/death-valley-wildflower-s_b_9465318.html

#deathvalley   #superbloom   #california   #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-03-19 22:36:02 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 167 +1s)Open 

Death Valley's Other Superbloom: Insects
The "super bloom" of flowers in Death Valley has created a corresponding rise in insect life as well! I've added a few insect macro photos to the front of my iPhone 6S+ album.

#macrophotography #iphone6splus #iphoneography #deathvalley #olloclip 

Death Valley's Other Superbloom: Insects
The "super bloom" of flowers in Death Valley has created a corresponding rise in insect life as well! I've added a few insect macro photos to the front of my iPhone 6S+ album.

#macrophotography #iphone6splus #iphoneography #deathvalley #olloclip ___

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2016-03-14 16:56:56 (8 comments; 15 reshares; 283 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Death Valley Wildflower Super Bloom Sites
Matching recent photos to the recommended places:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/03/12/death-valley-wildflower-super-bloom-sites-2016/

#deathvalley   #wildflowers #superbloom2016   #landscapephotography   #visitcalifornia

Top 10 Death Valley Wildflower Super Bloom Sites
Matching recent photos to the recommended places:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/03/12/death-valley-wildflower-super-bloom-sites-2016/

#deathvalley   #wildflowers #superbloom2016   #landscapephotography   #visitcalifornia___

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2016-03-12 23:07:30 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Wildflower "Super Bloom" Sites 2016
How accurate did the Park's reports turn out to be upon arrival?  Pretty darned good.  Here are my photos to go with their reports: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/03/12/death-valley-wildflower-super-bloom-sites-2016/

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #landscapephotography   #wildflowers  

Death Valley Wildflower "Super Bloom" Sites 2016
How accurate did the Park's reports turn out to be upon arrival?  Pretty darned good.  Here are my photos to go with their reports: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/03/12/death-valley-wildflower-super-bloom-sites-2016/

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #landscapephotography   #wildflowers  ___

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2016-03-12 20:44:18 (9 comments; 13 reshares; 257 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Last Week
Had a great workshop during the "super bloom" in Death Valley last week!  I've started a new Death Valley album for 2016 photos, over on my +Death Valley Workshops page.  The album is up to 55 photos so far, heavily weighted towards the current wildflower conditions of course, and I'll add more as I get them processed. I'll also get a trip report up on my blog, to discuss specific locations.

#deathvalley   #superbloom2016   #landscapephotography   #California  

New Death Valley 2016 Album
I'll start this album off with a few photos captured from my landscape photography workshop during Death Valley's "super bloom" last week, then add photos from my February wildflower preview trip as well.

www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
#deathvalley   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop   #superbloom2016  ___Death Valley Last Week
Had a great workshop during the "super bloom" in Death Valley last week!  I've started a new Death Valley album for 2016 photos, over on my +Death Valley Workshops page.  The album is up to 55 photos so far, heavily weighted towards the current wildflower conditions of course, and I'll add more as I get them processed. I'll also get a trip report up on my blog, to discuss specific locations.

#deathvalley   #superbloom2016   #landscapephotography   #California  

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2016-03-12 20:00:46 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 128 +1s)Open 

Why Are Meteors More Frequent After midnight?
This article in Bay Nature Magazine, featuring one of my meteor shower photos, tells you why:
Ask the Naturalist: What’s the Best Time and Place to See Meteors?
https://baynature.org/articles/ask-the-naturalist-whats-the-best-time-and-place-to-see-meteors/

I've met other photographers who seem confused about why I show up until 11 pm to start shooting at midnight, so I've also updated one of my tutorial blog posts to include that suggestion:
How to Create a Time-lapse Video of a Meteor Shower
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html

Thank you to +BayNatureInstitute for licensing my photo for your article!
#astrophotography   #meteorshower   #nightphotography   #timelapsephotography  

Why Are Meteors More Frequent After midnight?
This article in Bay Nature Magazine, featuring one of my meteor shower photos, tells you why:
Ask the Naturalist: What’s the Best Time and Place to See Meteors?
https://baynature.org/articles/ask-the-naturalist-whats-the-best-time-and-place-to-see-meteors/

I've met other photographers who seem confused about why I show up until 11 pm to start shooting at midnight, so I've also updated one of my tutorial blog posts to include that suggestion:
How to Create a Time-lapse Video of a Meteor Shower
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html

Thank you to +BayNatureInstitute for licensing my photo for your article!
#astrophotography   #meteorshower   #nightphotography   #timelapsephotography  ___

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2016-03-12 12:17:34 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

Death Valley "Super Bloom" Last week
The wildflower bloom was still going strong in Death Valley last week, in both density and variety.  In the last shot for example, you can see Desert Gold (Geraea canescens) and Caltha-leaf Phacelia (Phacelia calthifolia) , with Brown-Eyed Evening Primrose (Camissonia claviformis) and white Gravel Ghost (Atrichoseris platyphylla).  You can see some pink Purple Mat (Nama demissum) in there as well.

I'm gradually adding to my album of Death Valley spring shots: https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5831194499079947137

#deathvalley   #superbloom   #landscapephotography  

Death Valley "Super Bloom" Last week
The wildflower bloom was still going strong in Death Valley last week, in both density and variety.  In the last shot for example, you can see Desert Gold (Geraea canescens) and Caltha-leaf Phacelia (Phacelia calthifolia) , with Brown-Eyed Evening Primrose (Camissonia claviformis) and white Gravel Ghost (Atrichoseris platyphylla).  You can see some pink Purple Mat (Nama demissum) in there as well.

I'm gradually adding to my album of Death Valley spring shots: https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5831194499079947137

#deathvalley   #superbloom   #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-03-10 22:12:10 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

iPhone 6S+ Samples: Added 20+ from Death Valley
Sometimes grabbing a mobile phone is more convenient than changing lenses in a dusty, pollen-filled environment. I can also use accessory lenses without the complications of getting dust on my sensor. I've added a couple of dozen new photos to my iPhone 6S+ album on Google Photos so you can see some of the shots I've tried it on lately.

#iphoneography   #deathvalley #superbloom #landscapephotography #macro #photography #photographyworkshops

iPhone 6S+ Samples: Added 20+ from Death Valley
Sometimes grabbing a mobile phone is more convenient than changing lenses in a dusty, pollen-filled environment. I can also use accessory lenses without the complications of getting dust on my sensor. I've added a couple of dozen new photos to my iPhone 6S+ album on Google Photos so you can see some of the shots I've tried it on lately.

#iphoneography   #deathvalley #superbloom #landscapephotography #macro #photography #photographyworkshops___

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2016-03-10 20:38:14 (13 comments; 17 reshares; 336 +1s)Open 

Desert Gold Sunrise
Sunrise along lower Warm Spring Canyon Road during my Death Valley Superbloom 2016 photography workshop last week.

#deathvalley #superbloom2016 #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography

Desert Gold Sunrise
Sunrise along lower Warm Spring Canyon Road during my Death Valley Superbloom 2016 photography workshop last week.

#deathvalley #superbloom2016 #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography___

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2016-03-10 10:19:28 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 231 +1s)Open 

Desert Gold
Captured during my Death Valley workshop last week. People said that the bloom was on decline here.  Maybe so, but it's still hundreds of times better than a normal year, so a week earlier's "better" conditions are irrelevant!

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #photographyworkshop   #landscapephotography  

Desert Gold
Captured during my Death Valley workshop last week. People said that the bloom was on decline here.  Maybe so, but it's still hundreds of times better than a normal year, so a week earlier's "better" conditions are irrelevant!

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #photographyworkshop   #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-03-09 13:13:39 (3 comments; 28 reshares; 176 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Super Bloom Sunrise
Sunrise during my Death Valley workshop March 2.

#deathvalley   #superbloom #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography

Death Valley Super Bloom Sunrise
Sunrise during my Death Valley workshop March 2.

#deathvalley   #superbloom #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography___

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2016-03-01 00:19:56 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

Eastern Sierra Wildflowers, Landscapes and Milky Way, June 2-4
Join me  in one of my favorite places on the planet!  (That's why I live here.)  Only a few spaces left:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/eastern-sierra-fall-colors-photo-workshops/

Take this session with or without the adjacent June 4-5 Bodie workshop.

#easternsierra   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshops  
+Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops  +Jeff Sullivan Photography 

Eastern Sierra Wildflowers, Landscapes and Milky Way, June 2-4
Join me  in one of my favorite places on the planet!  (That's why I live here.)  Only a few spaces left:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/eastern-sierra-fall-colors-photo-workshops/

Take this session with or without the adjacent June 4-5 Bodie workshop.

#easternsierra   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshops  
+Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops  +Jeff Sullivan Photography ___

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2016-02-28 19:36:27 (3 comments; 9 reshares; 213 +1s)Open 

Bodie at Night
The Milky Way, seen though broken clouds over Bodie.  
For 2016, my June 27 workshop in Bodie is full!  Here are the remaining  Bodie workshop dates this year, filling fast:

Saturday June 4 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 
Sunday June 5 - morning / interior access 

Friday, July 29 - night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

Sunday August 28 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

Saturday October 1 – morning / interior access 
Saturday October 1 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

For more information and registration:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/28/bodie-night-photography-workshops-2016/
Many wor... more »

Bodie at Night
The Milky Way, seen though broken clouds over Bodie.  
For 2016, my June 27 workshop in Bodie is full!  Here are the remaining  Bodie workshop dates this year, filling fast:

Saturday June 4 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 
Sunday June 5 - morning / interior access 

Friday, July 29 - night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

Sunday August 28 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

Saturday October 1 – morning / interior access 
Saturday October 1 – night photography workshop: Milky Way, star trails, light painting, 6 pm - 1 am 

For more information and registration:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/28/bodie-night-photography-workshops-2016/

Many workshop dates offer extensions for shooting in the Eastern Sierra and/or Yosemite as well:

Yosemite: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
Eastern Sierra: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/eastern-sierra-fall-colors-photo-workshops/
Death Valley: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/

#landscapephotography   #photographyworkshops   #nightphotography   #bodiestatehistoricpark  ___

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2016-02-28 17:21:01 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

Bodie Night Photography Workshops 2016
A group grabbed one of my five night workshops, so there are four left: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/28/bodie-night-photography-workshops-2016/
Many workshop dates offer extensions for shooting in the Eastern Sierra and/or Yosemite.
#landscapephotography   #nightphotography   #photographyworkshops   #bodiestatehistoricpark   #california  +Bodie Photo Workshops +Yosemite National Park Workshops +Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops 

Bodie Night Photography Workshops 2016
A group grabbed one of my five night workshops, so there are four left: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/28/bodie-night-photography-workshops-2016/
Many workshop dates offer extensions for shooting in the Eastern Sierra and/or Yosemite.
#landscapephotography   #nightphotography   #photographyworkshops   #bodiestatehistoricpark   #california  +Bodie Photo Workshops +Yosemite National Park Workshops +Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops ___

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2016-02-27 17:07:06 (8 comments; 18 reshares; 315 +1s)Open 

I retried this lunar rainbow post as a fresh upload to my G+ Page, and that worked a lot better:


Yosemite Moonbow Season Starts Next Month!
After catching the setting sun's light on Horsetail Fall this month, I can't wait for the next big annual astronomical event in Yosemite: moonbows in the mist of Yosemite's waterfalls. These night rainbows happen at certain times on certain nights based on the position of the moon in the sky relative to your viewing position. The moon moves a lot from night to night, so the time you'll catch them in a given waterfall changes every night.

This year the moonbows should be the strongest they've been in recent years, due to the El Nino weather pattern bringing us a healthy snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. The main months to capture the moonbows are April and May, although they can continue in June in many waterfalls if their flow stays healthy. IF you'd like to try for them with me in April, I'll be showing photographers around the park's amazing landscape, capturing wildflowers and practicing night photography to take advantage of this rare opportunity in this particularly strong year: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/

At the end of April we should catch the end of the season for California poppies, perhaps the start of the season for dogwood trees blooming, and we may get a late spring storm to enhance sunset and sunrise, and decorate the park with a light dusting of snow. It's one of my favorite times of the year to explore Yosemite, and you can see why in this album:
https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5831194499079947137

#landscapephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #photographyworkshop   #jeffsullivanphotography   #nightphotography   #astrophotography   +Yosemite National Park Workshops ___I retried this lunar rainbow post as a fresh upload to my G+ Page, and that worked a lot better:

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2016-02-27 16:20:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Moonbow Season Starts Next Month!
After catching the setting sun's light on Horsetail Fall this month, I can't wait for the next big annual astronomical event in Yosemite: moonbows in the mist of Yosemite's waterfalls. These night rainbows happen at certain times on certain nights based on the position of the moon in the sky relative to your viewing position. The moon moves a lot from night to night, so the time you'll catch them in a given waterfall changes every night.

This year the moonbows should be the strongest they've been in recent years, due to the El Nino weather pattern bringing us a healthy snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. The main months to capture the moonbows are April and May, although they can continue in June in many waterfalls if their flow stays healthy. IF you'd like to try for them with me in April, I'll be showing photographers... more »

Yosemite Moonbow Season Starts Next Month!
After catching the setting sun's light on Horsetail Fall this month, I can't wait for the next big annual astronomical event in Yosemite: moonbows in the mist of Yosemite's waterfalls. These night rainbows happen at certain times on certain nights based on the position of the moon in the sky relative to your viewing position. The moon moves a lot from night to night, so the time you'll catch them in a given waterfall changes every night.

This year the moonbows should be the strongest they've been in recent years, due to the El Nino weather pattern bringing us a healthy snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. The main months to capture the moonbows are April and May, although they can continue in June in many waterfalls if their flow stays healthy. IF you'd like to try for them with me in April, I'll be showing photographers around the park's amazing landscape, capturing wildflowers and practicing night photography to take advantage of this rare opportunity in this particularly strong year: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/

At the end of April we should catch the end of the season for California poppies, perhaps the start of the season for dogwood trees blooming, and we may get a late spring storm to enhance sunset and sunrise, and decorate the park with a light dusting of snow. It's one of my favorite times of the year to explore Yosemite, and you can see why in this album:
https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5831194499079947137

  +Yosemite National Park Workshops 

  #yosemitenationalpark #photographyworkshops #moonbows #fullmoon #astrophotography  ___

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2016-02-26 22:25:51 (15 comments; 12 reshares; 283 +1s)Open 

Available in Death Valley National Park Now
I've updated my Spring in Death Valley album to show my workshop customers next week what they can expect.  We'll downplay some of the sights that they can see any year, and focus on finding both the massive wildflower blooms and more obscure sights that few people visit.  We have a small group, so we decided to do a fair amount of camping to be close to the best sites, given current conditions.  The first 50-60 photos are more relevant, up to the photos of the fire truck and the red Fiat.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ +Death Valley Workshops 

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #photographyworkshops  

Available in Death Valley National Park Now
I've updated my Spring in Death Valley album to show my workshop customers next week what they can expect.  We'll downplay some of the sights that they can see any year, and focus on finding both the massive wildflower blooms and more obscure sights that few people visit.  We have a small group, so we decided to do a fair amount of camping to be close to the best sites, given current conditions.  The first 50-60 photos are more relevant, up to the photos of the fire truck and the red Fiat.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ +Death Valley Workshops 

#superbloom2016   #deathvalley   #photographyworkshops  ___

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2016-02-26 01:58:37 (3 comments; 20 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

Star Trails Over Yosemite Falls Reflection
Star trails over Yosemite Falls and reflection. I've just announced my Yosemite workshops for the year, including one to pursue full moon landscapes and lunar rainbow "moonbows" in April.  Get 'em while they're hot (before the workshops fill up)! http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/  
#landscapephotography   #yosemite #nightphotography #moonbows #startrails   #astrophotography  

Star Trails Over Yosemite Falls Reflection
Star trails over Yosemite Falls and reflection. I've just announced my Yosemite workshops for the year, including one to pursue full moon landscapes and lunar rainbow "moonbows" in April.  Get 'em while they're hot (before the workshops fill up)! http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/  
#landscapephotography   #yosemite #nightphotography #moonbows #startrails   #astrophotography  ___

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2016-02-24 18:59:43 (6 comments; 11 reshares; 189 +1s)Open 

Death Valley's Strong Wildflower Bloom
I've uploaded 24 more photos from the strong wildflower bloom in Death Valley this month to G+, and I've placed many in a new blog post as well: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/24/more-photos-and-notes-from-death-valley-feb-2016/

I can't wait for my workshop in the park coming up March 1 - 6!
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/

#landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop   #deathvalley   #march2016  

Death Valley's Strong Wildflower Bloom
I've uploaded 24 more photos from the strong wildflower bloom in Death Valley this month to G+, and I've placed many in a new blog post as well: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/24/more-photos-and-notes-from-death-valley-feb-2016/

I can't wait for my workshop in the park coming up March 1 - 6!
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/

#landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop   #deathvalley   #march2016  ___

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2016-02-24 18:36:03 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

More Photos and Notes from Death Valley, Feb 2016
The park still doesn't quite call it a "super bloom", but it's at least above normal, as I discuss in a new blog post:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/24/more-photos-and-notes-from-death-valley-feb-2016/

#desert   #wildflowers   #deathvalley   #february2016   #landscapephotography   #travelblogger   #Canon  

More Photos and Notes from Death Valley, Feb 2016
The park still doesn't quite call it a "super bloom", but it's at least above normal, as I discuss in a new blog post:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/24/more-photos-and-notes-from-death-valley-feb-2016/

#desert   #wildflowers   #deathvalley   #february2016   #landscapephotography   #travelblogger   #Canon  ___

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2016-02-19 10:33:52 (9 comments; 24 reshares; 145 +1s)Open 

Vandenberg Launch Coming This Saturday Night
This launch may be visible from much of Southern California:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

MINUTEMAN III LAUNCH SCHEDULED

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - - An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled between 11:00 p.m. PST Saturday, Feb. 20 and 5:00 a.m. PST Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.

Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.

"This mission continues a long string of vital ICBM... more »

Vandenberg Launch Coming This Saturday Night
This launch may be visible from much of Southern California:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

MINUTEMAN III LAUNCH SCHEDULED

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - - An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled between 11:00 p.m. PST Saturday, Feb. 20 and 5:00 a.m. PST Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.

Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.

"This mission continues a long string of vital ICBM flight tests from
Vandenberg Air Force Base," said Moss. "The launch not only demonstrates the capability of the Minuteman III weapon system, but also the tremendous capabilities of Airmen who maintain and operate it. The men and women of the 30th Space Wing are proud to partner with the Air Force Global Strike Command team to conduct this important launch."

The launch team, under the direction of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, includes aircrew members from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, and crew members and maintainers from the 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota.

The 576th FLTS is responsible for installed tracking, telemetry and command destruct systems on the missile, which collect data and ensure safety requirements, are met.
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#space   #astrophotography   #southerncalifornia  ___

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2016-02-18 14:44:40 (13 comments; 38 reshares; 462 +1s)Open 

Yosemite's Horsetail Fall This Week
A couple of days ago, as sunset approached.

www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#landscapephotography #Yosemite #nationalpark #findyourpark

Yosemite's Horsetail Fall This Week
A couple of days ago, as sunset approached.

www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#landscapephotography #Yosemite #nationalpark #findyourpark___

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2016-02-15 17:53:14 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

Death Valley Wildflower Report, February 2016
I just passed through the Death Valley area last week, and explored wildflower conditions in the park from south to north:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/15/death-valley-wildflower-report-february-2016/

I'll be returning to the park to lead a workshop March 1 - 6, to show other photographers what I've found: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/
#landscapephotography   #deathvalley   #wildflower   #report   #visitca  

Death Valley Wildflower Report, February 2016
I just passed through the Death Valley area last week, and explored wildflower conditions in the park from south to north:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/02/15/death-valley-wildflower-report-february-2016/

I'll be returning to the park to lead a workshop March 1 - 6, to show other photographers what I've found: 
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/
#landscapephotography   #deathvalley   #wildflower   #report   #visitca  ___

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2016-02-13 16:36:05 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Early Bloom in Death Valley
There are early wildflowers with above average density in some portions of Death Valley this week. Heat may cause the current flowers to wither a bit, but some areas that received water haven't really started showing much yet, so there could be another bloom coming in many areas with more "normal" timing in a few weeks. In a normal season however wildflower blooms can be scattered and weak, so unless we get more rain from this El Nino weather pattern, the current dense areas could well turn out to be the peak for the park in 2016.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ #deathvalley #landscapephotography #iphoneography

Early Bloom in Death Valley
There are early wildflowers with above average density in some portions of Death Valley this week. Heat may cause the current flowers to wither a bit, but some areas that received water haven't really started showing much yet, so there could be another bloom coming in many areas with more "normal" timing in a few weeks. In a normal season however wildflower blooms can be scattered and weak, so unless we get more rain from this El Nino weather pattern, the current dense areas could well turn out to be the peak for the park in 2016.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ #deathvalley #landscapephotography #iphoneography___

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2016-02-13 11:41:31 (10 comments; 31 reshares; 196 +1s)Open 

Desert Golden Hour
Last light on Desert Gold wildflowers in California's Death Valley National Park this week.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ 
#DeathValley #nationalpark   #landscapephotography  

Desert Golden Hour
Last light on Desert Gold wildflowers in California's Death Valley National Park this week.

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photography-workshop-2013/ 
#DeathValley #nationalpark   #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-02-03 13:03:48 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Congress
Thought you had issues with Congress or Obama before? Wait 'til you hear what they have in store for you on Thursday. It's mind-blowing. World-changing.
The most incredible parts are described at least 2 to 4 or more minutes into this, so be patient.

Congress
Thought you had issues with Congress or Obama before? Wait 'til you hear what they have in store for you on Thursday. It's mind-blowing. World-changing.
The most incredible parts are described at least 2 to 4 or more minutes into this, so be patient.___

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2016-01-28 18:23:12 (27 comments; 31 reshares; 580 +1s)Open 

Sun Worshippers
Stone monoliths bask in the first light of the rising sun.

I'm having a great time looking at some old folders of images, this one from 2007. I hope to lead photographers in Southern Utah in 2016. My workshop schedule should be ready in February!

#photographyworkshops #Utah #landscapephotography #GSENM

Sun Worshippers
Stone monoliths bask in the first light of the rising sun.

I'm having a great time looking at some old folders of images, this one from 2007. I hope to lead photographers in Southern Utah in 2016. My workshop schedule should be ready in February!

#photographyworkshops #Utah #landscapephotography #GSENM___

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2016-01-21 01:26:01 (23 comments; 29 reshares; 642 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in Bodie
In the summer the park is open 9 am - 6 pm, but we schedule several workshops each year with special access to the park for night or building interior access. We hope to have our 2016 Bodie workshop dates confirmed and announced in early February!

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#landscapephotography    #travelphotography #easternsierra #California

Sunrise in Bodie
In the summer the park is open 9 am - 6 pm, but we schedule several workshops each year with special access to the park for night or building interior access. We hope to have our 2016 Bodie workshop dates confirmed and announced in early February!

http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#landscapephotography    #travelphotography #easternsierra #California___

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2016-01-14 18:49:35 (8 comments; 19 reshares; 364 +1s)Open 

New Death Valley Images from 2015 Visits
I'm working on a detailed guide to photography locations in Death Valley, so I'm finding a lot of nice photos from there from the past 10 years that I've been exploring the park. I found quite a few nice locations and compositions in Death Valley in 2015. You can see many of my photos in a 2015 album on my Death Valley Workshops page on G+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116469806647181209109/116469806647181209109/posts

In most years I've been too busy to collect my Top 10 photos for the prior year, but this year I started off the year sick, so I caught up on ten years of Top 10 collections in my down time.

Here are my new "Top 10 From The Last 10" blog posts:

2015 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/02/top-10-travel-photos-2015/
... more »

New Death Valley Images from 2015 Visits
I'm working on a detailed guide to photography locations in Death Valley, so I'm finding a lot of nice photos from there from the past 10 years that I've been exploring the park. I found quite a few nice locations and compositions in Death Valley in 2015. You can see many of my photos in a 2015 album on my Death Valley Workshops page on G+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116469806647181209109/116469806647181209109/posts

In most years I've been too busy to collect my Top 10 photos for the prior year, but this year I started off the year sick, so I caught up on ten years of Top 10 collections in my down time.

Here are my new "Top 10 From The Last 10" blog posts:

2015 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/02/top-10-travel-photos-2015/

2014 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/09/top-10-travel-photos-2014/

2013 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/07/top-10-travel-photos-2013/

2012 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/04/top-10-travel-photos-2012/

2011 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/02/top-10-travel-photos-2011/

2010 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/01/top-10-travel-photos-2010/

2009 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/31/top-10-travel-photos-2009/

2008 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2008/

2007 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2007/

2006 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2006/

#landscapephotography #deathvalley #travelphotography #Canon ___

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2016-01-14 17:43:03 (10 comments; 31 reshares; 370 +1s)Open 

*Comet Catalina Nears Its Closest Point to Earth This Week^
A photo of Comet Catalina at 12:34 am this morning.

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina This Morning
Comet Catalina was easy to find this morning as it passed near the bright star Alkaid, at the far end of the Big Dipper's handle.

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#Comet #Catalina #astrophotography #astronomy #news___*Comet Catalina Nears Its Closest Point to Earth This Week^
A photo of Comet Catalina at 12:34 am this morning.

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2016-01-12 01:20:47 (20 comments; 33 reshares; 533 +1s)Open 

"The stars look very different today"
- David Bowie 1947 - 2016

#DavidBowie #RIP

"The stars look very different today"
- David Bowie 1947 - 2016

#DavidBowie #RIP___

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2016-01-11 09:48:06 (7 comments; 12 reshares; 128 +1s)Open 

So sorry to hear of the loss of David Bowie to cancer. I set my 2013 Perseid meteor shower footage to the InFiction String remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" because I had positive associations between his music and portions of my life.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 - Time-lapse Astrophotography
Over six minutes of footage from recent nights, set to the InFiction remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance", as featured in the recent Kia commercial. 

For best results and to see the most meteors, be sure and watch it on YouTube and use the option at the bottom to watch it in HD, either 720P or 1080P HD resolution.  

I've given this a few hours head start on G+... +87 so far... now I'll try it on another site and let's see which results in the most response.___So sorry to hear of the loss of David Bowie to cancer. I set my 2013 Perseid meteor shower footage to the InFiction String remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" because I had positive associations between his music and portions of my life.

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2016-01-09 14:46:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 100 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2014
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here are some of my favorites from 2014:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/09/top-10-travel-photos-2014/

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2014
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here are some of my favorites from 2014:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/09/top-10-travel-photos-2014/

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 ___

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2016-01-07 13:23:52 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 126 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2013
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here are some of my favorites from 2013:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/07/top-10-travel-photos-2013/ ‎

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2013
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here are some of my favorites from 2013:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/07/top-10-travel-photos-2013/ ‎

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 ___

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2016-01-04 19:18:06 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2012
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here's 2012:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/04/top-10-travel-photos-2012/‎

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2012
Continuing my look back at the last decade of my travel and landscape photography.  Here's 2012:
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/04/top-10-travel-photos-2012/‎

 #landscapephotography   #travelphotography   #photography   #top10 ___

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