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March 2nd, 2013

Chased by the Light

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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On the first evening of my recent Valley of Fire Workshop, we hiked out to Fire Wave in hopes of capturing dramatic landscape images. The skies had some amazing clouds to the south hanging over Fire Wave when we first arrived and we set up for the more or less traditional shot. I encouraged my …
 
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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On the very last evening of my trip to the southwest, I spent the night in Valley of Fire State Park. I knew the full moon would be rising 10 ¬†minutes after sunset, and I planned to catch it coming up through Elephant Rock just after sunset. I was up on White Domes shooting sunset …
 
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 4th, 2013

Ibis Coming Into Roost

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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I just returned home from a week shooting wildlife and landscapes in South Florida. The trip went really well and I spent the entire week driving from one bid hotspot to the other, often only sleeping a few hours each night. I spent 90% of my time and energy shooting birds and only a couple …
 
December 31st, 2012

After the Storm

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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This our latest release, After the Storm, Great Falls National Park, VA I took a quick trip to Great Falls National Park the other day in hopes of catching some dramatic light as a winter storm that produced snow, ice and rain moved out at sunset. It was a gamble but it paid off nicely …
 
October 28th, 2012

The Beauty of Backlight

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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(¬© Joseph Rossbach) Back Light is one of my favorite lighting conditions to work under. Over the past couple of months I have been chasing the fall colors from the Tetons to West Virginia, leading several workshops along the way. The color this year was excellent and I was given the opportunity to work with …
 
October 1st, 2012

Not All Who Wander Are Lost (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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While leading my Grand Teton Autumn Tour, we found ourselves down near Shcwabacher Landing on the last morning of the trip. The clouds and light seemed very promising and I wanted to get my clients some amazing images to end the tour. Shwabacher Landing is an iconic location and a beautiful one at that. As …
 
August 31st, 2012

Iceland Image Roundup

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Last month I spent an amazing three weeks in Iceland leading a Photo Tour with good friend and fellow photographer Richard Bernabe as well as spending some personal time exploring the island. This was my first trip to Iceland and I was completely blown away by not only the wild and rugged beauty of the …
 
July 10th, 2012

5 Tips for Better Landscape Photography in the Mountains

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
With out the late afternoon thunderstorm that pummeled the high country of Glacier National Park and sent me seeking shelter under a rock ledge, I would not have had such an amazing display of clouds and light at sunset.
There is no place I would rather be shooting on any given day then in the mountains. Any mountains will do! From the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the rounded ridges of the Appalachians, being in the mountains is more than just about photography, it’s about a state of mind. I am often …
 
March 15th, 2012

Taming the Light: The art and technique of exposure blending

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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I am often asked about my post processing and the one question that always comes up is, “Did it really look like that”, asked with a good deal of skepticism. And rightly so! In the age of digital capture, and Photoshop it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between what is a photograph and …