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New on 500px : RED LIGHT MOMENTS by EdwinMartinez by EdwinMartinez

Canmore, Alberta Canada | March 2014

Another shot from Canmore, Alberta. The mountains on the photo is made up of three peaks namely; Ship’s Prow, Ehegay Nakoda and Haling Peak. This is a shot I made when the sun was beginning to rise and it’s first light showering the peaks a phenomena often called Alpen Glow.

As per wikipedia –

ALPEN GLOW is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal red glowing band is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. This effect occurs when the Sun is just below the horizon. Alpenglow is easiest to observe when mountains are illuminated but can also be observed when the sky is illuminated through backscattering.

Since the Sun is below the horizon, there is no direct path for the light to reach the mountain. Instead, light reflects off airborne snow, water, or ice particles low in the atmosphere. These conditions differentiate between a normal sunrise or sunset and alpenglow.

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New on 500px : Mount Shasta by KenjiYamamura by KenjiYamamura

If you are visiting to Mount Shasta, should visit to this spot. Location info and details click this link. Only available on website.


Taken by Nikon D800E

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New on 500px : Glow Valley by PatrickMarsonOng by PatrickMarsonOng

A track that supposed to be a 1.5 hours(one way) hike, our group of 11 photographers made it under 55minutes. Brisk walking, Amazing!  Must be because of the clear weather, plus snow capped mountains, plus eagerness to shoot, plus thrill & adventure, equals to 100% Jacked up adrenaline. LOL

I will never grow tired of visiting this place. 4.5 kms of one way hike is nothing once you reach the glacier valley lake. This is my fourth time and it was a sunset. A totally different scene from the usual sunrise that I have taken. Alpen glow of Mt. Cook on a cold and calm late autumn day. Cheers!

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New on 500px : Highlighting Dynamism by EdwinMartinez by EdwinMartinez

Highlighting Dynamism

What makes a landscape photo dynamic? In today’s visually laden media, you will find so many photos uploaded but there will be a few that catches your attention. Photos that “engages” you, or makes you look longer than usual. There are many visual cues that make these photos stand out. In my opinion these photos usually contains the following;

*Light and Color. The possession of inviting colors makes the viewer more attractive to it. Studies have been proven that colors play a part in a photo’s success in the social media and photo sites. Warm and vivid colors in my experience are almost magnets to more views and hits.

*Engaging Design. The use of lines and elements that employs a visual path. That makes the viewer see the entire image from point A to point B. Diagonal lines and curves are dynamic lines that provides displacement or movement.

*Elements of Motion or absence of it. The appearance an element moving or the absence of the movement creates intrigue to the viewer. It defies the common logic and makes the viewer look longer. You have to make sure that these elements are used together with an effective visual design.

These are the basic foundation that I believe makes the photo dynamic. There is no magic or mystery involved. No complicated mathematical configurations or degrees. Often most, being out there and practicing makes your chances of capturing dynamic landscapes better.

Photo was taken in Canmore, Alberta

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