I have been lucky enough to visit Paris many times in my life, but I never had the opportunity to capture the Eiffel Tower at sunset. The sky on that day was strangely amazing and definitely not a typical sunset.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/25, ISO 200.
The monkeys would come down from the trees every morning to feed on the lush greenery on the ground. On this particular day they were much less shy, which allowed me to approach them. The wisdom in their eyes is astonishing.
Shot with Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100 mm f/2: f/2.8, 1/160, ISO 360.
At 1:21am on May 6, 2016, SpaceX continued its run of aerospace brilliance with a night launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Japanese communication satellite payload to geostationary orbit. The most spectacular portion of this event was the first successful night landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage onboard their floating platform called “Of Course I Still Love You.” While this was not the first successful landing for SpaceX, it was the first one at sea at night and also one that they predicted to have a high probability of failure due to the dynamics involved with the much higher energy needed to send the satellite to a higher orbit than previous launches.
What does that have to do with me? Well, at the time, I was on Hunting Island in the southern portion of South Carolina doing what I love to do, shooting the Milky Way…. and I captured the moment!
I love a good story and this one is as good as they come – make sure to read it from beginning to end. And there’s a tutorial thrown in for those who want to learn a bit more about astrophotography.
Please check out Zach’s prints too — some wonderful images there.
We drove down to Bielawa today, which is more or less south of Wrocław in Poland, for the Balloon Festival. I did not expect to get the shots that I did, despite the weather not playing nice. The sunset, some two hours after the above photo was taken, was close to perfect.
Shot with DJI Phantom 4 @ f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100.
I haven’t been posting much lately for a number of reasons, but the major one is that I now have a drone in my life, which means I’ve been spending a lot of time learning the ropes. And there are a lot of things to learn…
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I travelled to Las Vegas in 2009 for NAB. The trip there took close to 24 hours from Europe, and I went straight to bed when I got to my hotel room in the evening. I woke up around 5:00 in the morning, surprisingly fresh after the long journey, and looked out of the window — the sky was already showing a hint of blue, and things to come. The first rays hit the Encore hotel at 5:47, and I got the shot above four minutes later. I’m partial to it because of the missing three windows, creating an anomaly in the otherwise serene mirror of the Encore façade.
Shot with Canon 50D + Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS — f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 1250, ~168 mm.
We went to Rome last year to a concert by Ludovico Einaudi. Naturally, I couldn’t resist going out and shooting one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The sun was starting to go down as we arrived at our hotel, so we quickly went out not to miss the evening magic hour.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/120, ISO 200.
We arrived in Paharganj in New Delhi on 11 November 2014 and spent the day sightseeing the district. We were walking down Qutab Road and suddenly came upon these public urinals. Not something we expected.
Shot with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35 mm f/2D: f/4, 1/160, ISO 1250.
I’m still deciding between the X-Pro2 and upcoming X-T2, but I’m planning to get the XF 23 mm f/1.4, XF 56 mm f/1.2 and XF 10-24 f/4. Not sure about the XF 90 mm f/2, but it will probably end up in my bag sooner or later.
Josh Raab & Olivier Laurent:
Following last year’s Shot on iPhone 6 campaign, Apple is bringing back the concept for the iPhone 6s. The new ad campaign features 53 images from 41 amateurs and professional photographers from around the world.
This is such a great campaign! Time has a few photos published in their article, and Mashable has a few more.
I was a Nikon D700 user until recently, having made the switch from Canon in 2009. There were multiple reasons for this. At the time, the D700 was a much better full frame camera than the 5D. The former was basically a smaller pro body with a few features cut to lower the price, while the latter was a Canon 20D with a large sensor. Everything about the D700 was better, including the glass that I was lusting for. My main reason for making the switch was the Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8G — a zoom lens sharper than many primes. I sold (still selling the lenses) my whole kit recently and switched to my Fuji X100T, which my wife got us a few months ago.
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My safari guides thought I was nuts taking thousands of photos each day so hopefully now they will understand…
This was my first trip to anywhere in the continent and it was eye opening. There are few things more thrilling than being woken up at 5:30am to the sounds of lions outside your tent.
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