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Posts Tagged ‘desert’

May 3rd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Kris Walkowski

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Kris Walkowski
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Valley Of The Rocks” by Kris Walkowski. Location: Monument Valley, Arizona. “The world-famous Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Park located at Arizona/Utah boarder,” describes Walkowski. “This phenomenal landscape overwhelms me not only by its beauty, but also by the size and majestic colors. This is an HDR image.” Photo of …
 
May 23rd, 2015

Argentina’s Puna de Atacama

Posted By Ian Plant
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(© Ian Plant) I recently had the pleasure of scouting the Puna de Atacama, a high desert plateau located in a remote corner of northern Argentina, which contains some of the most incredible desert scenery in the world. This remote desert will take your breathe away—and not just because of the elevation! Surreal rock formations, …
 
March 12th, 2015

Without Expectations, Desert Wanderings (Part 1)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Expectations are a dangerous thing. They can lead us to great disappointment often and utter satisfaction only rarely. I often hear  and read other photographers whine and wallow over the lack of great light or weather at that location they have been chasing an image or idea for years. I often wonder how many images …
 
March 31st, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Paul Phillips

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Coral Pink Sand Dunes by Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips submitted today’s Photo Of The Day to the Leading Lines Assignment. “This picture was taken at sunrise in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah,” he writes, “I scoped the area out…
 
March 21st, 2014

Gearing Up for Joshua Tree… and 3 quick tips for making star trails

Posted By Jason Bradley
The silhouette of a Joshua tree after sundown.  Shot at 1.3 seconds, f18, ISO 200 and with a 14-24 Nikon f2.8 lens.
This year, next month really, we are returning to Joshua Tree National Park for another workshop.  Yes, I am known mostly as an ocean dude, but if the truth be known, I do all sorts of photography and have been venturing inland more and more over the last several years to explore California’s well-photographed landscapes.  …
 
March 12th, 2014

Dry Assignment Winner Lara Matthews

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Veins of Sand by Lara Matthews
    Congrats to Lara Matthews for winning the Dry Assignment with her monochromatic image of Death Valley. “I had been thinking about this photograph for a while and planned the trip to Death Valley (which coincided with my 29th birthday) with my fiancé Greg and my daughter Charlotte to see if I could capture …
 
January 30th, 2014

Back from Moab

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey When I …
 
November 30th, 2013

Namibia, surreal beauty

Posted By Rafael Rojas
A lonely tree stands against the sand dunes in the Namib Naukluft NP, Namibia
This text belongs to the introduction of the e-book “A photographer’s vision: Namibia”, from Rafael Rojas. As a special Xmas gift for all Outdoor Photographer readers, this E-BOOK  can be downloaded FOR FREE during a period of 30 days by using the promo-code “opgift” at the checkout of Rafael Rojas’ website. Get your free e-book …
 
February 28th, 2013

Brain Rocking It At White Pocket

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Just last week I had another chance to visit the remote and wild country of the Paria/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of extreme northern Arizona. After catching an early morning flight out of Baltimore, I arrived in Sin City at 9:30am and quickly got straight the hell out of there. I can’t stand Las Vegas!! After driving …
 
February 16th, 2013

Going Extreme

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Saguaro Embrace
As photographers, our view of the world is often shaped by the lenses we choose to put on our camera. That’s why, every once in a while, I try to move outside my comfort zone and slap on a lens I rarely use, if only to stretch my way of looking at a subject. That’s …