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July 25th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Homo Borealis” by Mark Alberhasky – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long exposure of man in Jökulsárlón, Iceland against backdrop of northern lights and aurora
I became interested in photographing the northern lights during December of 2013 after reading an article and seeing some wonderful images. I began doing research and found the prospect of seeing the aurora was both location and season dependent. While many U.S. photographers choose Alaska as their destination, I discovered that Iceland was a viable … 
June 25th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Milky Way Over Screw Auger Falls” by Adam Woodworth – Grafton Notch State Park, Maine

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long night exposure of the Milky Way over Screw Auger Falls gorge in Grafton Notch State Park Maine
Ever since I returned to landscape photography in 2008, I have been amazed by the places I’ve visited in my journeys through my original home state of Maine, and my current home state of New Hampshire. Screw Auger Falls in Maine’s Grafton Notch State Park, almost straddling the border of the two states, is a … 
January 13th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Ice Dreams’ by Paul Zizka – Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Ice climbing mountaineering in the Haffner Creek in Kootenay National Park Canada headlamp night time ISO
This image is the latest result from a series of nighttime climbing photographs I have taken here in the Canadian Rockies. With its extensive ice curtains, ghostly trees and rock overhangs, the Haffner Creek canyon in Kootenay National Park is a truly magical place. It is a location that quickly came to mind when winter … 
September 30th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Grand Canyon Light Show’ by Rolf Maeder – Moran Point, Arizona

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long extended exposure of Moran Point overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arizona with multiple lightning strikes over the rim of the valleys in the distance
On August 30th, my friends Scott Stulberg, Holly Kehrt (both wonderful photographers) and I were driving from Sedona to the Grand Canyon to get some sunset shots. After a short time being there, we noticed that we couldn’t get what we wanted because of the very hazy light. So we decided to return to Sedona, … 
June 26th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Star Trails, Windmill and Tulips’ by William Lee – Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, Oregon

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long exposure nighttime startrails windmill tulips Oregon wooden shoe tulip farm
If you work with 135mm film cameras, you probably know an important function named “multi-exposure”, which allows a photographer to do multiple open-close actions for shutter on one single frame of film. With a film camera, you have no choice but to use the “multi-exposure” function to shoot a star-trail photo with blue sky. For … 
June 12th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘A Night To Remember’ by Arild Heitmann – Skånland, Norway

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Aurora borealis long exposure capture Skånland, Norway
November 14th 2010… I was heading deep into the woods for another nightly adventure… I came down to a river running out of a small frozen lake. My headlamp was living its own life, turning on and off every other second. I must have looked like a walking disco… I managed to get out in … 
May 29th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Portal to the Stars’ by Marsel van Oosten – Double Arch in Arches National Park, Utah

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Double long Exposure Nighttime scenic stars rocks arches light painting
Of all the National Parks that I have ever visited in the US, Arches National Park is without a doubt the most iconic. Many millions of photographs have been shot here, and to come up with something different is not easy. That does not mean one shouldn’t try though, and I personally greatly enjoy the creative … 
June 7th, 2011

Thunderbird Mesa

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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While out in northern Arizona this past July, on assignment leading a private tour for three of my East Coast clients, we spent an evening up at Stud Horse Point outside of Page. The rocks over to the right away from the main group of Hoodoos have always fascinated me, but I have never had …