I spent the last 2 months on this project, with the intent of sharing both new and familiar places in Wyoming under dynamic light and weather events. This state is huge, so this video is only the beginning of what I have planned. Please check out my website for tons of Wyoming landscape photography. lightalivephotography.com
Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn Range (80 lb pack with all the motion control gear, 20 miles round trip...fun!)
Grand Teton National Park
Shirley and Wind River Basins
Casper, Chalk, Ferris, Muddy, and Pedro Mountains
Others i probably forgot...but which are no less beautiful
Tools and software used:
Canon 5d II and 1ds3
Canon 16-35 II and 70-200L (f4)
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This short video is comprised of all the video footage I shot while in Iceland while my cameras were not being used for timelapse and still photography. This video was shot entirely on the Canon 5DII. I also created a timelapse video from the trip titled "Midnight Sun | Iceland" which can be viewed here vimeo.com/30581015
This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011. Locations include Jokusarlon, Budir, Landmannalaugar, Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, Vik, Dyrholaey, and many more.
For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting in Iceland I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers/cinematographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
Of the six states in Australia, Western Australia covers the greatest area, occupying 33% of the continent. It covers in excess of 2.5 million square km, with a coastline length of 20,871km. It is a place of extraordinary beauty.
First, we visited the South West - Mandurah, Busselton, Margaret River, Pemberton, Albany, Esperance, Norseman, Kalgoorlie and Merredin.
Second, the Coral Coast north of Perth including Cervantes, Geraldton and Kalbarri.
Third, Broome and the Kimberleys. We went on the ‘9 day Wild Kimberley Loop’ tour with KIMBERLEY WILD EXPEDITIONS visiting Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Mt Barnett Station, El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles, Fitzroy Crossing and Geikie Gorge.
We stayed at many wonderful hotels, motels and resorts, all generously donated. I urge you to support them if you travel their way. They are:
Pinctada Cable Beach Resort and Spa, BROOME
Margarets Beach Resort, MARGARET RIVER
Pinnacles Edge Resort, CERVANTES
Treenbrook Cottages, PEMBERTON
Geraldton’s Ocean West, GERALDTON
Bayview Geographe Resort, BUSSELTON
Kalbarri Murchison View Apartments, KALBARRI
Merredin Olympic Motel, MERREDIN
Atrium Resort, MANDURAH
Ace Motor Inn, ALBANY
Norseman Great Western, Motel & Travel Village, NORSEMAN
Port Hotel, HOPETOUN
Special thanks to other WA supporters of the project including
Kimberley Wild Expeditions
Slingair Heliwork W.A.
Lake Argyle Tours
Captain Cook Cruises Western Australia
Maureen Toyn and Jonathan Smith
To the supporters of the project I offer my sincere thanks.
I'd also like to thank Western Digital for donating 21 TB of storage.
Special thanks to Lensbaby for some wonderful lenses, Lexar Professional for memory cards, Lowepro for an extraordinary camera bag that accommodates all my gear, Rode Microphones, Velbon and Joby
A huge thank you to my amazing assistant, Sarah.
Lensbaby Composer Pro - Edge 80 Optic, Sweet 35 Optic
Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon 70-200mm f/4 L
Music by Olive Musique
1. Blue skies and fluffy clouds, everywhere in WA!
2. Nature’s Window, Kalbarri National Park
3. The Pinnacles, Cervantes
5. Bell Gorge, Kimberleys
6. Mt Barnett Station, Kimberleys
7. Tunnel Creek, Kimberleys
8. Windjana Gorge, Kimberleys
9. Boab tree, Kimberleys
10 - 12. Lake Argyle, Kimberleys
13. Bell Gorge, Kimberleys
14. El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberleys
15. Margaret River
16 -17. El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberleys
18. Salt lake, between Kalgoorlie & Merredin
19. Wheat belt, Merredin
20. Lake Thetis, Cervantes
21. Karri forests, Pemberton
22. Leaning tree, Geraldton
23 & 24. Nature’s Window, Kalbarri National Park
25. Cathedral Gorge, Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park, Kimberleys
26 & 27. Pinnacles, Cervantes
28. Bell Gorge, Kimberleys
29. Waterhole, Kimberleys
31. Elephant Cove, William Bay National Park
33. Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
34 – 36. HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton
37 – 39. Super Pit, KCGM, Kalgoorlie
40 – 41. Busselton Jetty, Busselton
42 – 44. Sugarloaf Rock, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
45. Pinnacles, Cervantes at sunset
46. Windjana Gorge, Kimberleys
47. Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park, Kimberleys
48 – 49. Lake Argyle, Kimberleys
50. Esperance sunset
51. Night sky, Kimberleys
52. Camel ride, Cable Beach, Broome