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New on 500px : Last Light on Clouds Rest by Darvin by Darvin

The last bit of light lands atop Clouds Rest in the distance with Half Dome still illuminated by the sunlight reflecting off the clouds above. Distant peaks on the horizon glow in the last bit of sunlight complementing the colors of the deep blue green forest. It’s hard to convey the wonder of this sight. Half Dome is massive and rises vertically above the canyon below. This view is taken from the cliffs of Glacier Point looking eastward. Just to the left off camera a 3000 foot straight drop to Yosemite Valley below. I have to say resting against a rock down in the trees gives a bit more feeling of security than does standing on the cliffs and offers some foreground that nicely frames the stunning High Sierra Nevada in the distance.

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New on 500px : I wish you a nice day!!!!!!!!!!! :) by sschimera by sschimera

I wish you a nice day 🙂 I cordially greet 🙂 🙂 🙂
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New on 500px : walk in the woods :) :) by sschimera by sschimera

I cordially greet 🙂 I wish you a pleasant evening 🙂 🙂

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New on 500px : kirby le soken sunset by 1936Matt by 1936Matt

View of start of tonights sunset over Kirby Le Soken in Essex, England

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New on 500px : Views From Balsareny Castle (Catalonia) by marcgc by marcgc

I took this photo while visiting Balsareny Castle, like other medieval buildings it was constructed at the top of a hill, and the views from there are excellent.

It was early in the morning, and when I look to the northeast, I saw all the mist rising up from the Llobregat River. At that moment, I totally forgot about the castle and I setup my tripod to capture this amazing sunrise.

In the photo you can see how farms and fields are spread along the landscape, but is important to notice the white building called “La colonia Rabeia”, one of the textile colonies that was constructed on the river at the end of the XVIII century to use the water to produce energy.

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New on 500px : Fields of Joy – Leegkerk, The Netherlands by basmeelker by basmeelker

It’s 04:00 am. Time to get ready for an early morning landscape shoot. I’m not alone this time. Ron, a lifetime friend and fellow landscape shooter is joining me today. As we set of at 04:30 am, we can already see the early morning start will pay off. A dense ground fog is hanging over the fields as we drive northeast. I’ve got a location in mind, which under these conditions could be just the right place. We’ve got 45 minutes before sunrise and it’s just a 20 minute drive away. But as soon as we drive into the countryside east of Groningen city, the ground fog is nowhere to be seen. That’s a problem. Because it’s all we have to play with. The sky is cloudless and this time of year, as soon as the sun tips over the horizon, it’s a big and bright ball that ruins everything. After a quick assessment of the situation, we decide to turn back to where we started. With a bit of luck, the ground fog is still there and our efforts will not have been in vain. But as always, time is running out. Just as we arrive in the fields west of Groningen city, the sun says hello and a new day has started. It’s in these situations that you realize how important it is to have as many potential ’landscape-ready and approved’ locations in your landscape arsenal as possible. As the sun gains height, we quickly drive to a location where we can use the fog and back lighting for some scenic shots.

As we get out of the car and grab our gear, the sun is already bright enough to shoot handheld with a long focal length. I quickly mount my 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II, set the aperture on f/7.1 (don’t ask me why..), the iso on 200 and start exposing. With shutter speeds in access of 1/800 sec., it’s more than enough to forget about setting up the tripod. Speed and making the most out of this quickly changing situation is all that matters now. As I look next to me, Ron is shooting just as franticly. With the light evolving and the sheep constantly changing position, we need to be as flexible as possible. It looks chaotic but big smiles tell it all. We have a ball. And best of all, we’ve eventually ended up less then a mile from my home. So a fresh cup of coffee and breakfast is almost within our reach. Have a great weekend!

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