Jeff Sullivan2014-05-30 17:55:59
Wild Mustangs
Wild horses earlier this week in a remote part of California.
#wildlifephotography   #wildlife  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-05-30 17:55:59
    Wild Mustangs
    Wild horses earlier this week in a remote part of California.
    #wildlifephotography   #wildlife  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-05-30 17:55:59
    Wild Mustangs
    Wild horses earlier this week in a remote part of California.
    #wildlifephotography   #wildlife  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-05-30 17:55:59
    Wild Mustangs
    Wild horses earlier this week in a remote part of California.
    #wildlifephotography   #wildlife  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-07 13:36:45
    Steel Wool Spinning Under the Stars
    Insert steel wool into a metal wisk attached to a short length of light metal chain, light the steel wool on fire and spin it around, and this is what you get!  Be careful: anything within 50 or 60 feet may catch on fire!  This was done on the clay surface of a dry lake bed, where nothing could catch on fire.

    [Edit] To see fire spinning reflected on a frozen lake, the Fire and Ice image +Lori Hibbett posted is also  very nice: 
    https://plus.google.com/116318044389289937577/posts/PrvTHntyoSz
    #StarryNights   #PlusPhotoExtract
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-07 13:36:45
    Steel Wool Spinning Under the Stars
    Insert steel wool into a metal wisk attached to a short length of light metal chain, light the steel wool on fire and spin it around, and this is what you get!  Be careful: anything within 50 or 60 feet may catch on fire!  This was done on the clay surface of a dry lake bed, where nothing could catch on fire.

    [Edit] To see fire spinning reflected on a frozen lake, the Fire and Ice image +Lori Hibbett posted is also  very nice: 
    https://plus.google.com/116318044389289937577/posts/PrvTHntyoSz
    #StarryNights   #PlusPhotoExtract
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-07 13:36:45
    Steel Wool Spinning Under the Stars
    Insert steel wool into a metal wisk attached to a short length of light metal chain, light the steel wool on fire and spin it around, and this is what you get!  Be careful: anything within 50 or 60 feet may catch on fire!  This was done on the clay surface of a dry lake bed, where nothing could catch on fire.

    [Edit] To see fire spinning reflected on a frozen lake, the Fire and Ice image +Lori Hibbett posted is also  very nice: 
    https://plus.google.com/116318044389289937577/posts/PrvTHntyoSz
    #StarryNights   #PlusPhotoExtract
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-07 13:36:45
    Steel Wool Spinning Under the Stars
    Insert steel wool into a metal wisk attached to a short length of light metal chain, light the steel wool on fire and spin it around, and this is what you get!  Be careful: anything within 50 or 60 feet may catch on fire!  This was done on the clay surface of a dry lake bed, where nothing could catch on fire.

    [Edit] To see fire spinning reflected on a frozen lake, the Fire and Ice image +Lori Hibbett posted is also  very nice: 
    https://plus.google.com/116318044389289937577/posts/PrvTHntyoSz
    #StarryNights   #PlusPhotoExtract
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-26 13:21:49
    Last Light at Valley View
    Captured along the Merced River In Yosemite National Park, California during my visit there last week.
    #landscapephotography   #yosemite   #yosemite150   #YOSE  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-26 13:21:49
    Last Light at Valley View
    Captured along the Merced River In Yosemite National Park, California during my visit there last week.
    #landscapephotography   #yosemite   #yosemite150   #YOSE  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-26 13:21:49
    Last Light at Valley View
    Captured along the Merced River In Yosemite National Park, California during my visit there last week.
    #landscapephotography   #yosemite   #yosemite150   #YOSE  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-26 13:21:49
    Last Light at Valley View
    Captured along the Merced River In Yosemite National Park, California during my visit there last week.
    #landscapephotography   #yosemite   #yosemite150   #YOSE  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-16 06:17:10
    Mid-May Snow Storm in Yosemite Valley
    I love Yosemite Valley with a dusting of snow after a storm in May, when you get elements of Winter and Spring mixed, as well as clouds and mist from a breaking storm. The composition isn't exactly what I'd want: while I like the branch in the sky echoing the grass int eh foreground, I don't like the pine needles hanging in front of Cathedral Rock, and the branch moved a bit, so while I prefer the HDR processing for the rest of the photo, trying to substitute in the branch from a single exposure is probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
    There was a small issue when I exposed it... it was raining lightly, and a couple of drops of water landed on the lens, creating a couple of spots of rainbow-colored diffracted light on the trees on the right side. Again, it could be dealt with, but a simple spot removal cursor doesn't quite cut it, so for the moment it would take more trouble than it's worth. So while the shot looks pretty good at low resolution, remains an outtake at higher resolution until it gets more work. Perhaps some future post-processing software will automate the required edits.

    My Yosemite set on G+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
    #landscapephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemite150  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-16 06:17:10
    Mid-May Snow Storm in Yosemite Valley
    I love Yosemite Valley with a dusting of snow after a storm in May, when you get elements of Winter and Spring mixed, as well as clouds and mist from a breaking storm. The composition isn't exactly what I'd want: while I like the branch in the sky echoing the grass int eh foreground, I don't like the pine needles hanging in front of Cathedral Rock, and the branch moved a bit, so while I prefer the HDR processing for the rest of the photo, trying to substitute in the branch from a single exposure is probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
    There was a small issue when I exposed it... it was raining lightly, and a couple of drops of water landed on the lens, creating a couple of spots of rainbow-colored diffracted light on the trees on the right side. Again, it could be dealt with, but a simple spot removal cursor doesn't quite cut it, so for the moment it would take more trouble than it's worth. So while the shot looks pretty good at low resolution, remains an outtake at higher resolution until it gets more work. Perhaps some future post-processing software will automate the required edits.

    My Yosemite set on G+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
    #landscapephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemite150  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-16 06:17:10
    Mid-May Snow Storm in Yosemite Valley
    I love Yosemite Valley with a dusting of snow after a storm in May, when you get elements of Winter and Spring mixed, as well as clouds and mist from a breaking storm. The composition isn't exactly what I'd want: while I like the branch in the sky echoing the grass int eh foreground, I don't like the pine needles hanging in front of Cathedral Rock, and the branch moved a bit, so while I prefer the HDR processing for the rest of the photo, trying to substitute in the branch from a single exposure is probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
    There was a small issue when I exposed it... it was raining lightly, and a couple of drops of water landed on the lens, creating a couple of spots of rainbow-colored diffracted light on the trees on the right side. Again, it could be dealt with, but a simple spot removal cursor doesn't quite cut it, so for the moment it would take more trouble than it's worth. So while the shot looks pretty good at low resolution, remains an outtake at higher resolution until it gets more work. Perhaps some future post-processing software will automate the required edits.

    My Yosemite set on G+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
    #landscapephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemite150  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-16 06:17:10
    Mid-May Snow Storm in Yosemite Valley
    I love Yosemite Valley with a dusting of snow after a storm in May, when you get elements of Winter and Spring mixed, as well as clouds and mist from a breaking storm. The composition isn't exactly what I'd want: while I like the branch in the sky echoing the grass int eh foreground, I don't like the pine needles hanging in front of Cathedral Rock, and the branch moved a bit, so while I prefer the HDR processing for the rest of the photo, trying to substitute in the branch from a single exposure is probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
    There was a small issue when I exposed it... it was raining lightly, and a couple of drops of water landed on the lens, creating a couple of spots of rainbow-colored diffracted light on the trees on the right side. Again, it could be dealt with, but a simple spot removal cursor doesn't quite cut it, so for the moment it would take more trouble than it's worth. So while the shot looks pretty good at low resolution, remains an outtake at higher resolution until it gets more work. Perhaps some future post-processing software will automate the required edits.

    My Yosemite set on G+: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
    #landscapephotography   #yosemitenationalpark   #yosemite150  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-11-08 05:47:15
    While On My Way to Sunset
    Sometimes in landscape photography you're almost to your intended destination when you realize that the sunset may be better where you already are. In this case I was headed to Mono Lake when I saw great clouds over the entire basin as I approached. Knowing that the light of the setting sun would catch the Western (right) edge of the clouds but might not get much further, I decided to hang back on a ridge overlooking the basin and catch as much as I could in an ultra-wide lens. You can see the result.

    If the color looks a little unreal to you here, then the image is a success... it looked completely unreal in person as well!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-11-08 05:47:15
    While On My Way to Sunset
    Sometimes in landscape photography you're almost to your intended destination when you realize that the sunset may be better where you already are. In this case I was headed to Mono Lake when I saw great clouds over the entire basin as I approached. Knowing that the light of the setting sun would catch the Western (right) edge of the clouds but might not get much further, I decided to hang back on a ridge overlooking the basin and catch as much as I could in an ultra-wide lens. You can see the result.

    If the color looks a little unreal to you here, then the image is a success... it looked completely unreal in person as well!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-11-08 05:47:15
    While On My Way to Sunset
    Sometimes in landscape photography you're almost to your intended destination when you realize that the sunset may be better where you already are. In this case I was headed to Mono Lake when I saw great clouds over the entire basin as I approached. Knowing that the light of the setting sun would catch the Western (right) edge of the clouds but might not get much further, I decided to hang back on a ridge overlooking the basin and catch as much as I could in an ultra-wide lens. You can see the result.

    If the color looks a little unreal to you here, then the image is a success... it looked completely unreal in person as well!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-11-08 05:47:15
    While On My Way to Sunset
    Sometimes in landscape photography you're almost to your intended destination when you realize that the sunset may be better where you already are. In this case I was headed to Mono Lake when I saw great clouds over the entire basin as I approached. Knowing that the light of the setting sun would catch the Western (right) edge of the clouds but might not get much further, I decided to hang back on a ridge overlooking the basin and catch as much as I could in an ultra-wide lens. You can see the result.

    If the color looks a little unreal to you here, then the image is a success... it looked completely unreal in person as well!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-30 13:15:57
    Belt of Venus
    The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below.  The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it's often referred to as the "Belt of Venus".

    These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.

    If you make it up to Mono Lake this year and peek into their latest brochure, you'll see this photo in it: https://plus.google.com/b/104896696773020847048/photos/104896696773020847048/albums/5769059759239438513/5769065493947583490

    #NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-30 13:15:57
    Belt of Venus
    The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below.  The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it's often referred to as the "Belt of Venus".

    These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.

    If you make it up to Mono Lake this year and peek into their latest brochure, you'll see this photo in it: https://plus.google.com/b/104896696773020847048/photos/104896696773020847048/albums/5769059759239438513/5769065493947583490

    #NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-30 13:15:57
    Belt of Venus
    The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below.  The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it's often referred to as the "Belt of Venus".

    These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.

    If you make it up to Mono Lake this year and peek into their latest brochure, you'll see this photo in it: https://plus.google.com/b/104896696773020847048/photos/104896696773020847048/albums/5769059759239438513/5769065493947583490

    #NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-07-30 13:15:57
    Belt of Venus
    The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below.  The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it's often referred to as the "Belt of Venus".

    These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.

    If you make it up to Mono Lake this year and peek into their latest brochure, you'll see this photo in it: https://plus.google.com/b/104896696773020847048/photos/104896696773020847048/albums/5769059759239438513/5769065493947583490

    #NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-30 18:41:43
    Lupine and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
    Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy for naming this their Photo of the Week on Friday!  This photo was taken in May 2011, and I showed this location to dozens of G+ users who attended my G+ / +Panoramio Photowalk in May 2012:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5975845903477587441

    Lupine love the growing conditions for a few years after a fire, so they are declining in this location but should be strong in more recently burned areas of Yosemite this coming May through June .

    You can see more of my Yosemite photos in my Yosemite National Park album here on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985

    I'm currently working on my 2014 schedule for photography workshops in Yosemite National Park: 
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #landscapephotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-30 18:41:43
    Lupine and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
    Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy for naming this their Photo of the Week on Friday!  This photo was taken in May 2011, and I showed this location to dozens of G+ users who attended my G+ / +Panoramio Photowalk in May 2012:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5975845903477587441

    Lupine love the growing conditions for a few years after a fire, so they are declining in this location but should be strong in more recently burned areas of Yosemite this coming May through June .

    You can see more of my Yosemite photos in my Yosemite National Park album here on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985

    I'm currently working on my 2014 schedule for photography workshops in Yosemite National Park: 
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #landscapephotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-30 18:41:43
    Lupine and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
    Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy for naming this their Photo of the Week on Friday!  This photo was taken in May 2011, and I showed this location to dozens of G+ users who attended my G+ / +Panoramio Photowalk in May 2012:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5975845903477587441

    Lupine love the growing conditions for a few years after a fire, so they are declining in this location but should be strong in more recently burned areas of Yosemite this coming May through June .

    You can see more of my Yosemite photos in my Yosemite National Park album here on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985

    I'm currently working on my 2014 schedule for photography workshops in Yosemite National Park: 
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #landscapephotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-30 18:41:43
    Lupine and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
    Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy for naming this their Photo of the Week on Friday!  This photo was taken in May 2011, and I showed this location to dozens of G+ users who attended my G+ / +Panoramio Photowalk in May 2012:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5975845903477587441

    Lupine love the growing conditions for a few years after a fire, so they are declining in this location but should be strong in more recently burned areas of Yosemite this coming May through June .

    You can see more of my Yosemite photos in my Yosemite National Park album here on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5691946088756069985

    I'm currently working on my 2014 schedule for photography workshops in Yosemite National Park: 
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #landscapephotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-06-29 16:55:50
    Best Northern Hemisphere Milky Way Viewing in 2013: Next 2 Weeks
    Since our solar system is way out in a spiral arm of the Milky Way, the brightest part from our vantage point is towards the more dense galactic center.  Due to the tilt of the earth's axis as we rotate around the sun, not only is the sun higher in the sky in the Summer for Northern Hemisphere viewers, but also our view towards this much brighter portion of the Milky Way gets much better in the weeks before and after the June 21 Summer solstice.

    In the Spring it can take the galactic center of the Milky Way a little time to rise above the horizon so you may not see it until early morning, but the rise time gets earlier every month.  Sunset varies with your position on the earth, but in general by July it's coming up by the time stars are visible in the sky after sunset.  (Of course if you're near or above the Arctic Circle, you don't have night this time of year, so your'e out of luck.)

    The brightness of the moon interferes with visibility of the Milky Way, so the best viewing is within a few days before or after the new moon, when the moon is not visible or a slim crescent, and it appears close to the sun in our sky so it is not visible in the night sky.  

    The new moon this July will be July 8, so the best Milky Way viewing dates in 2013 (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere south of the Arctic Circle) arguably would be July 4 - 12.  In the July 6-9 time frame the moon won't be in the night sky at all.  When it's visible at all, it'll only be visible as a slim crescent during twilight hours.

    Blog: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com/blog
    Prints: www.JeffSullivan.smugmug.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-06-29 16:55:50
    Best Northern Hemisphere Milky Way Viewing in 2013: Next 2 Weeks
    Since our solar system is way out in a spiral arm of the Milky Way, the brightest part from our vantage point is towards the more dense galactic center.  Due to the tilt of the earth's axis as we rotate around the sun, not only is the sun higher in the sky in the Summer for Northern Hemisphere viewers, but also our view towards this much brighter portion of the Milky Way gets much better in the weeks before and after the June 21 Summer solstice.

    In the Spring it can take the galactic center of the Milky Way a little time to rise above the horizon so you may not see it until early morning, but the rise time gets earlier every month.  Sunset varies with your position on the earth, but in general by July it's coming up by the time stars are visible in the sky after sunset.  (Of course if you're near or above the Arctic Circle, you don't have night this time of year, so your'e out of luck.)

    The brightness of the moon interferes with visibility of the Milky Way, so the best viewing is within a few days before or after the new moon, when the moon is not visible or a slim crescent, and it appears close to the sun in our sky so it is not visible in the night sky.  

    The new moon this July will be July 8, so the best Milky Way viewing dates in 2013 (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere south of the Arctic Circle) arguably would be July 4 - 12.  In the July 6-9 time frame the moon won't be in the night sky at all.  When it's visible at all, it'll only be visible as a slim crescent during twilight hours.

    Blog: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com/blog
    Prints: www.JeffSullivan.smugmug.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-06-29 16:55:50
    Best Northern Hemisphere Milky Way Viewing in 2013: Next 2 Weeks
    Since our solar system is way out in a spiral arm of the Milky Way, the brightest part from our vantage point is towards the more dense galactic center.  Due to the tilt of the earth's axis as we rotate around the sun, not only is the sun higher in the sky in the Summer for Northern Hemisphere viewers, but also our view towards this much brighter portion of the Milky Way gets much better in the weeks before and after the June 21 Summer solstice.

    In the Spring it can take the galactic center of the Milky Way a little time to rise above the horizon so you may not see it until early morning, but the rise time gets earlier every month.  Sunset varies with your position on the earth, but in general by July it's coming up by the time stars are visible in the sky after sunset.  (Of course if you're near or above the Arctic Circle, you don't have night this time of year, so your'e out of luck.)

    The brightness of the moon interferes with visibility of the Milky Way, so the best viewing is within a few days before or after the new moon, when the moon is not visible or a slim crescent, and it appears close to the sun in our sky so it is not visible in the night sky.  

    The new moon this July will be July 8, so the best Milky Way viewing dates in 2013 (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere south of the Arctic Circle) arguably would be July 4 - 12.  In the July 6-9 time frame the moon won't be in the night sky at all.  When it's visible at all, it'll only be visible as a slim crescent during twilight hours.

    Blog: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com/blog
    Prints: www.JeffSullivan.smugmug.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-06-29 16:55:50
    Best Northern Hemisphere Milky Way Viewing in 2013: Next 2 Weeks
    Since our solar system is way out in a spiral arm of the Milky Way, the brightest part from our vantage point is towards the more dense galactic center.  Due to the tilt of the earth's axis as we rotate around the sun, not only is the sun higher in the sky in the Summer for Northern Hemisphere viewers, but also our view towards this much brighter portion of the Milky Way gets much better in the weeks before and after the June 21 Summer solstice.

    In the Spring it can take the galactic center of the Milky Way a little time to rise above the horizon so you may not see it until early morning, but the rise time gets earlier every month.  Sunset varies with your position on the earth, but in general by July it's coming up by the time stars are visible in the sky after sunset.  (Of course if you're near or above the Arctic Circle, you don't have night this time of year, so your'e out of luck.)

    The brightness of the moon interferes with visibility of the Milky Way, so the best viewing is within a few days before or after the new moon, when the moon is not visible or a slim crescent, and it appears close to the sun in our sky so it is not visible in the night sky.  

    The new moon this July will be July 8, so the best Milky Way viewing dates in 2013 (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere south of the Arctic Circle) arguably would be July 4 - 12.  In the July 6-9 time frame the moon won't be in the night sky at all.  When it's visible at all, it'll only be visible as a slim crescent during twilight hours.

    Blog: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com/blog
    Prints: www.JeffSullivan.smugmug.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-26 18:24:45
    Lenticular Cloud over Mono Lake at Sunset
    I enjoyed this exotic lenticular cloud with +Nicole Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett at Mono Lake last night.  
    To see the cloud in motion, here's a video of the time-lapse sequence I shot of this sunset on +YouTube: http://youtu.be/reoWKwLhlsY

    #weather      #MonoLake #landscapephotography  
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-26 18:24:45
    Lenticular Cloud over Mono Lake at Sunset
    I enjoyed this exotic lenticular cloud with +Nicole Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett at Mono Lake last night.  
    To see the cloud in motion, here's a video of the time-lapse sequence I shot of this sunset on +YouTube: http://youtu.be/reoWKwLhlsY

    #weather      #MonoLake #landscapephotography  
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-26 18:24:45
    Lenticular Cloud over Mono Lake at Sunset
    I enjoyed this exotic lenticular cloud with +Nicole Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett at Mono Lake last night.  
    To see the cloud in motion, here's a video of the time-lapse sequence I shot of this sunset on +YouTube: http://youtu.be/reoWKwLhlsY

    #weather      #MonoLake #landscapephotography  
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-26 18:24:45
    Lenticular Cloud over Mono Lake at Sunset
    I enjoyed this exotic lenticular cloud with +Nicole Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett at Mono Lake last night.  
    To see the cloud in motion, here's a video of the time-lapse sequence I shot of this sunset on +YouTube: http://youtu.be/reoWKwLhlsY

    #weather      #MonoLake #landscapephotography  
    www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-10-26 17:52:27
    Meteor Reflection!
    When I was catching star trails around Polaris, the North Star, and playing with their reflections during the Orionid meteor shower last weekend, I also caught a meteor and its reflection.  This was taken at an ultra-wide 14mm focal length, and the reflection is at best about 1/8th as bright as the direct view of the meteor, so that's one very long, bright meteor to show up!

    #nightphotography  +Mark Hammon +Night Photography Friday 
    #AstroFriday +Dawn Peterson  +Nimesh Patel  +AstroFriday 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-10-26 17:52:27
    Meteor Reflection!
    When I was catching star trails around Polaris, the North Star, and playing with their reflections during the Orionid meteor shower last weekend, I also caught a meteor and its reflection.  This was taken at an ultra-wide 14mm focal length, and the reflection is at best about 1/8th as bright as the direct view of the meteor, so that's one very long, bright meteor to show up!

    #nightphotography  +Mark Hammon +Night Photography Friday 
    #AstroFriday +Dawn Peterson  +Nimesh Patel  +AstroFriday 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-10-26 17:52:27
    Meteor Reflection!
    When I was catching star trails around Polaris, the North Star, and playing with their reflections during the Orionid meteor shower last weekend, I also caught a meteor and its reflection.  This was taken at an ultra-wide 14mm focal length, and the reflection is at best about 1/8th as bright as the direct view of the meteor, so that's one very long, bright meteor to show up!

    #nightphotography  +Mark Hammon +Night Photography Friday 
    #AstroFriday +Dawn Peterson  +Nimesh Patel  +AstroFriday 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-10-26 17:52:27
    Meteor Reflection!
    When I was catching star trails around Polaris, the North Star, and playing with their reflections during the Orionid meteor shower last weekend, I also caught a meteor and its reflection.  This was taken at an ultra-wide 14mm focal length, and the reflection is at best about 1/8th as bright as the direct view of the meteor, so that's one very long, bright meteor to show up!

    #nightphotography  +Mark Hammon +Night Photography Friday 
    #AstroFriday +Dawn Peterson  +Nimesh Patel  +AstroFriday 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-04 09:54:33
    Look for the Geminid Meteor Shower  Dec 13 & 14
    One of the most active meteor showers of the year, the Geminid meteor shower has a broad peak, so you can catch the peak action in the early morning hours of December 13 and 14, and the nights on either side of those dates may have a decent quantity of meteors as well.  I'm going to catch it from the warmest, driest, darkest, clearest place I can find: Death Valley!

    Create a Timelapse Video of the Geminid Meteor Shower
    http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-04 09:54:33
    Look for the Geminid Meteor Shower  Dec 13 & 14
    One of the most active meteor showers of the year, the Geminid meteor shower has a broad peak, so you can catch the peak action in the early morning hours of December 13 and 14, and the nights on either side of those dates may have a decent quantity of meteors as well.  I'm going to catch it from the warmest, driest, darkest, clearest place I can find: Death Valley!

    Create a Timelapse Video of the Geminid Meteor Shower
    http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-04 09:54:33
    Look for the Geminid Meteor Shower  Dec 13 & 14
    One of the most active meteor showers of the year, the Geminid meteor shower has a broad peak, so you can catch the peak action in the early morning hours of December 13 and 14, and the nights on either side of those dates may have a decent quantity of meteors as well.  I'm going to catch it from the warmest, driest, darkest, clearest place I can find: Death Valley!

    Create a Timelapse Video of the Geminid Meteor Shower
    http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-04 09:54:33
    Look for the Geminid Meteor Shower  Dec 13 & 14
    One of the most active meteor showers of the year, the Geminid meteor shower has a broad peak, so you can catch the peak action in the early morning hours of December 13 and 14, and the nights on either side of those dates may have a decent quantity of meteors as well.  I'm going to catch it from the warmest, driest, darkest, clearest place I can find: Death Valley!

    Create a Timelapse Video of the Geminid Meteor Shower
    http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-06 03:56:43
    Golden Hour During the Storm
    Here's another shot from last night.  The clouds were forming just a few miles west, so as the sun set, it shot golden light under and through the clouds for a few minutes.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-06 03:56:43
    Golden Hour During the Storm
    Here's another shot from last night.  The clouds were forming just a few miles west, so as the sun set, it shot golden light under and through the clouds for a few minutes.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-06 03:56:43
    Golden Hour During the Storm
    Here's another shot from last night.  The clouds were forming just a few miles west, so as the sun set, it shot golden light under and through the clouds for a few minutes.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-06 03:56:43
    Golden Hour During the Storm
    Here's another shot from last night.  The clouds were forming just a few miles west, so as the sun set, it shot golden light under and through the clouds for a few minutes.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-22 14:27:53
    Yosemite Valley View Sunset
    One of my last pictures in the park, as my kids and I visited last week.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-22 14:27:53
    Yosemite Valley View Sunset
    One of my last pictures in the park, as my kids and I visited last week.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-22 14:27:53
    Yosemite Valley View Sunset
    One of my last pictures in the park, as my kids and I visited last week.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-22 14:27:53
    Yosemite Valley View Sunset
    One of my last pictures in the park, as my kids and I visited last week.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-06-27 23:03:45
    Twilight Storm Under Starry Sky
    I originally shot this sunset to twilight storm to produce this time-lapse video I've uploaded to +YouTube: http://youtu.be/I8OEEhKlKzE?hd=1

    I revisited the images this morning to produce a star trails shot as well.  I like how the last orange light from the setting sun appears under the emerging stars.

    I've posted tutorials on both time-lapse sequences and star trails images over on my +Blogger blog... just search to find the one you want: http://www.myphotoguides.com/

    #weatherphotography   #timelapsephotography   #nevadaphotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-06-27 23:03:45
    Twilight Storm Under Starry Sky
    I originally shot this sunset to twilight storm to produce this time-lapse video I've uploaded to +YouTube: http://youtu.be/I8OEEhKlKzE?hd=1

    I revisited the images this morning to produce a star trails shot as well.  I like how the last orange light from the setting sun appears under the emerging stars.

    I've posted tutorials on both time-lapse sequences and star trails images over on my +Blogger blog... just search to find the one you want: http://www.myphotoguides.com/

    #weatherphotography   #timelapsephotography   #nevadaphotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-06-27 23:03:45
    Twilight Storm Under Starry Sky
    I originally shot this sunset to twilight storm to produce this time-lapse video I've uploaded to +YouTube: http://youtu.be/I8OEEhKlKzE?hd=1

    I revisited the images this morning to produce a star trails shot as well.  I like how the last orange light from the setting sun appears under the emerging stars.

    I've posted tutorials on both time-lapse sequences and star trails images over on my +Blogger blog... just search to find the one you want: http://www.myphotoguides.com/

    #weatherphotography   #timelapsephotography   #nevadaphotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-19 00:59:31
    Storm Building in Yosemite Valley
    I don't even recall what prompted +Lori Hibbett and I to head over Tioga Pass on this late September afternoon, but we found stunning conditions in Yosemite Valley when we arrived.

    Completing my guide book to landscape photography in California from Yosemite south is keeping me pretty busy these days, but when I have a moment I'll get my Yosemite Fall workshop schedule up on my Web site: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-19 00:59:31
    Storm Building in Yosemite Valley
    I don't even recall what prompted +Lori Hibbett and I to head over Tioga Pass on this late September afternoon, but we found stunning conditions in Yosemite Valley when we arrived.

    Completing my guide book to landscape photography in California from Yosemite south is keeping me pretty busy these days, but when I have a moment I'll get my Yosemite Fall workshop schedule up on my Web site: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-19 00:59:31
    Storm Building in Yosemite Valley
    I don't even recall what prompted +Lori Hibbett and I to head over Tioga Pass on this late September afternoon, but we found stunning conditions in Yosemite Valley when we arrived.

    Completing my guide book to landscape photography in California from Yosemite south is keeping me pretty busy these days, but when I have a moment I'll get my Yosemite Fall workshop schedule up on my Web site: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-19 00:59:31
    Storm Building in Yosemite Valley
    I don't even recall what prompted +Lori Hibbett and I to head over Tioga Pass on this late September afternoon, but we found stunning conditions in Yosemite Valley when we arrived.

    Completing my guide book to landscape photography in California from Yosemite south is keeping me pretty busy these days, but when I have a moment I'll get my Yosemite Fall workshop schedule up on my Web site: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #yosemitephotography   #landscapephotography   #photographyworkshop  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-28 14:49:25
    Sunset Moon Rise at Mono Lake Last Night
    Here's the result of my quick trip to Mono Lake last night.  When I arrived there were 4-5 carloads of photographers capturing the sunset, but none of them were there for the moon rise.  Having planned the shto in advance using +The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE), I told them to stick around for another 10 minutes. 

    I captured about 400 images, enough for about 13 seconds of time-lapse video.  I'll get that conversion started while I go check out this morning's sunrise.

    As I mentioned last night, here's my blog post on planning to shoot sunset moon rise events using TPE:

    Put Sunset Full Moon Rise Dates on your Calendar
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2010/12/09/put-sunset-full-moon-rise-dates-on-your-2011-calendar/

    Here's one of my blog posts on creating time-lapse videos:

    Create a Timelapse Video on Your Digital Camera
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-a-timelapse-video-on-your-digital-camera/

    Wow, 150+ shares!  Thanks everyone so much for your great response to this post!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-28 14:49:25
    Sunset Moon Rise at Mono Lake Last Night
    Here's the result of my quick trip to Mono Lake last night.  When I arrived there were 4-5 carloads of photographers capturing the sunset, but none of them were there for the moon rise.  Having planned the shto in advance using +The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE), I told them to stick around for another 10 minutes. 

    I captured about 400 images, enough for about 13 seconds of time-lapse video.  I'll get that conversion started while I go check out this morning's sunrise.

    As I mentioned last night, here's my blog post on planning to shoot sunset moon rise events using TPE:

    Put Sunset Full Moon Rise Dates on your Calendar
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2010/12/09/put-sunset-full-moon-rise-dates-on-your-2011-calendar/

    Here's one of my blog posts on creating time-lapse videos:

    Create a Timelapse Video on Your Digital Camera
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-a-timelapse-video-on-your-digital-camera/

    Wow, 150+ shares!  Thanks everyone so much for your great response to this post!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-28 14:49:25
    Sunset Moon Rise at Mono Lake Last Night
    Here's the result of my quick trip to Mono Lake last night.  When I arrived there were 4-5 carloads of photographers capturing the sunset, but none of them were there for the moon rise.  Having planned the shto in advance using +The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE), I told them to stick around for another 10 minutes. 

    I captured about 400 images, enough for about 13 seconds of time-lapse video.  I'll get that conversion started while I go check out this morning's sunrise.

    As I mentioned last night, here's my blog post on planning to shoot sunset moon rise events using TPE:

    Put Sunset Full Moon Rise Dates on your Calendar
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2010/12/09/put-sunset-full-moon-rise-dates-on-your-2011-calendar/

    Here's one of my blog posts on creating time-lapse videos:

    Create a Timelapse Video on Your Digital Camera
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-a-timelapse-video-on-your-digital-camera/

    Wow, 150+ shares!  Thanks everyone so much for your great response to this post!
  • 1256 plusses - 244 comments - 126 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2012-12-28 14:49:25
    Sunset Moon Rise at Mono Lake Last Night
    Here's the result of my quick trip to Mono Lake last night.  When I arrived there were 4-5 carloads of photographers capturing the sunset, but none of them were there for the moon rise.  Having planned the shto in advance using +The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE), I told them to stick around for another 10 minutes. 

    I captured about 400 images, enough for about 13 seconds of time-lapse video.  I'll get that conversion started while I go check out this morning's sunrise.

    As I mentioned last night, here's my blog post on planning to shoot sunset moon rise events using TPE:

    Put Sunset Full Moon Rise Dates on your Calendar
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2010/12/09/put-sunset-full-moon-rise-dates-on-your-2011-calendar/

    Here's one of my blog posts on creating time-lapse videos:

    Create a Timelapse Video on Your Digital Camera
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-a-timelapse-video-on-your-digital-camera/

    Wow, 150+ shares!  Thanks everyone so much for your great response to this post!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-18 16:00:35
    Goldfields
    Captured April 2011 in Antelope Valley near Lancaster, California.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-18 16:00:35
    Goldfields
    Captured April 2011 in Antelope Valley near Lancaster, California.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-18 16:00:35
    Goldfields
    Captured April 2011 in Antelope Valley near Lancaster, California.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-05-18 16:00:35
    Goldfields
    Captured April 2011 in Antelope Valley near Lancaster, California.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-01-31 15:02:51
    We Have Snow!
    The sun was shining brightly on 9" of fresh snow during a brief break in the storm yesterday afternoon.  We're down at close to 5000 feet in elevation, but about 40 miles south up at 8400 feet in Bodie, they apparently received about 2 feet.  

    You can see slush floating on the surface of the water.  We had the lake freeze for nearly three weeks last year, and if temperatures drop we may see a repeat of that this year.

    Unfortunately it would take 9 more storms like this one to simply catch up to the normal amount of precipitation we normally have by this date, so our drought is far from over.  I was determined to do a little fishing before that happened, so I went to the shore, but the slush was too thick to get a lure through.  So I tried wading around to create enough of an opening to take a few casts.  It didn't really work, so I guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather.

    For more photos from Topaz Lake on the Nevada/California border you can click on this photo and use the arrow keys to go to the next photo.  

    For more pictures of the rest of the State of Nevada, here's my Nevada album on G+: 
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5712642035357745425
    #Nevada   #nevadaphotography   #winter   #snow   #landscapephotography     #nvmaglove  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-01-31 15:02:51
    We Have Snow!
    The sun was shining brightly on 9" of fresh snow during a brief break in the storm yesterday afternoon.  We're down at close to 5000 feet in elevation, but about 40 miles south up at 8400 feet in Bodie, they apparently received about 2 feet.  

    You can see slush floating on the surface of the water.  We had the lake freeze for nearly three weeks last year, and if temperatures drop we may see a repeat of that this year.

    Unfortunately it would take 9 more storms like this one to simply catch up to the normal amount of precipitation we normally have by this date, so our drought is far from over.  I was determined to do a little fishing before that happened, so I went to the shore, but the slush was too thick to get a lure through.  So I tried wading around to create enough of an opening to take a few casts.  It didn't really work, so I guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather.

    For more photos from Topaz Lake on the Nevada/California border you can click on this photo and use the arrow keys to go to the next photo.  

    For more pictures of the rest of the State of Nevada, here's my Nevada album on G+: 
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5712642035357745425
    #Nevada   #nevadaphotography   #winter   #snow   #landscapephotography     #nvmaglove  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-01-31 15:02:51
    We Have Snow!
    The sun was shining brightly on 9" of fresh snow during a brief break in the storm yesterday afternoon.  We're down at close to 5000 feet in elevation, but about 40 miles south up at 8400 feet in Bodie, they apparently received about 2 feet.  

    You can see slush floating on the surface of the water.  We had the lake freeze for nearly three weeks last year, and if temperatures drop we may see a repeat of that this year.

    Unfortunately it would take 9 more storms like this one to simply catch up to the normal amount of precipitation we normally have by this date, so our drought is far from over.  I was determined to do a little fishing before that happened, so I went to the shore, but the slush was too thick to get a lure through.  So I tried wading around to create enough of an opening to take a few casts.  It didn't really work, so I guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather.

    For more photos from Topaz Lake on the Nevada/California border you can click on this photo and use the arrow keys to go to the next photo.  

    For more pictures of the rest of the State of Nevada, here's my Nevada album on G+: 
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5712642035357745425
    #Nevada   #nevadaphotography   #winter   #snow   #landscapephotography     #nvmaglove  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-01-31 15:02:51
    We Have Snow!
    The sun was shining brightly on 9" of fresh snow during a brief break in the storm yesterday afternoon.  We're down at close to 5000 feet in elevation, but about 40 miles south up at 8400 feet in Bodie, they apparently received about 2 feet.  

    You can see slush floating on the surface of the water.  We had the lake freeze for nearly three weeks last year, and if temperatures drop we may see a repeat of that this year.

    Unfortunately it would take 9 more storms like this one to simply catch up to the normal amount of precipitation we normally have by this date, so our drought is far from over.  I was determined to do a little fishing before that happened, so I went to the shore, but the slush was too thick to get a lure through.  So I tried wading around to create enough of an opening to take a few casts.  It didn't really work, so I guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather.

    For more photos from Topaz Lake on the Nevada/California border you can click on this photo and use the arrow keys to go to the next photo.  

    For more pictures of the rest of the State of Nevada, here's my Nevada album on G+: 
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5712642035357745425
    #Nevada   #nevadaphotography   #winter   #snow   #landscapephotography     #nvmaglove  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-04-03 15:04:36
    An incredibly important message for today's kids... forward this to one!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-04-03 15:04:36
    An incredibly important message for today's kids... forward this to one!
  • 793 plusses - 89 comments - 453 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2013-04-03 15:04:36
    An incredibly important message for today's kids... forward this to one!
  • 793 plusses - 89 comments - 453 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2013-04-03 15:04:36
    An incredibly important message for today's kids... forward this to one!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-20 17:04:51
    Summer Milky Way
    The Milky Way rises high over rocks in California's Mojave Desert.  The Milky Way rises highest in the sky around the time of the summer solstice, but you also need minimal moon interference.  Here's a blog post describing the most convenient times for you to pursue the Milky Way this summer:

    How to Capture Milky Way Images
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/

    If you'd like to join me for some night shooting, I still have some space in my workshops in the ghost town of Bodie:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

    Mojave Desert album on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5972287416282035041
    #nightphotography   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-20 17:04:51
    Summer Milky Way
    The Milky Way rises high over rocks in California's Mojave Desert.  The Milky Way rises highest in the sky around the time of the summer solstice, but you also need minimal moon interference.  Here's a blog post describing the most convenient times for you to pursue the Milky Way this summer:

    How to Capture Milky Way Images
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/

    If you'd like to join me for some night shooting, I still have some space in my workshops in the ghost town of Bodie:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

    Mojave Desert album on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5972287416282035041
    #nightphotography   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-20 17:04:51
    Summer Milky Way
    The Milky Way rises high over rocks in California's Mojave Desert.  The Milky Way rises highest in the sky around the time of the summer solstice, but you also need minimal moon interference.  Here's a blog post describing the most convenient times for you to pursue the Milky Way this summer:

    How to Capture Milky Way Images
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/

    If you'd like to join me for some night shooting, I still have some space in my workshops in the ghost town of Bodie:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

    Mojave Desert album on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5972287416282035041
    #nightphotography   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-03-20 17:04:51
    Summer Milky Way
    The Milky Way rises high over rocks in California's Mojave Desert.  The Milky Way rises highest in the sky around the time of the summer solstice, but you also need minimal moon interference.  Here's a blog post describing the most convenient times for you to pursue the Milky Way this summer:

    How to Capture Milky Way Images
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/

    If you'd like to join me for some night shooting, I still have some space in my workshops in the ghost town of Bodie:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

    Mojave Desert album on G+:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5972287416282035041
    #nightphotography   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-08-10 12:40:13
    Sierra Nevada Fall Colors
    Fall colors arrive in California's Sierra Nevada at different times at different elevations.  The timing also varies from year to year with weather.  Conditions even vary from valley to valley given local microclimates and the passage of smaller storms.  But over the course of chasing Fall colors here for weeks each year across many years, you can get a good feel for which distributed areas tend to turn color at the same time, and you can follow the progression of color from day to day and week to week and remain productive, with more time shooting and less time driving.

    This was taken during a workshop in 2010.  I'll offer two workshops this year; September 29/30 and October 13/14.  I'll announce more details as soon as the permit approval comes through from the Inyo National Forest. 

    #fallfriday +Karin Nelson  +Alexander S. Kunz 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-08-10 12:40:13
    Sierra Nevada Fall Colors
    Fall colors arrive in California's Sierra Nevada at different times at different elevations.  The timing also varies from year to year with weather.  Conditions even vary from valley to valley given local microclimates and the passage of smaller storms.  But over the course of chasing Fall colors here for weeks each year across many years, you can get a good feel for which distributed areas tend to turn color at the same time, and you can follow the progression of color from day to day and week to week and remain productive, with more time shooting and less time driving.

    This was taken during a workshop in 2010.  I'll offer two workshops this year; September 29/30 and October 13/14.  I'll announce more details as soon as the permit approval comes through from the Inyo National Forest. 

    #fallfriday +Karin Nelson  +Alexander S. Kunz 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-08-10 12:40:13
    Sierra Nevada Fall Colors
    Fall colors arrive in California's Sierra Nevada at different times at different elevations.  The timing also varies from year to year with weather.  Conditions even vary from valley to valley given local microclimates and the passage of smaller storms.  But over the course of chasing Fall colors here for weeks each year across many years, you can get a good feel for which distributed areas tend to turn color at the same time, and you can follow the progression of color from day to day and week to week and remain productive, with more time shooting and less time driving.

    This was taken during a workshop in 2010.  I'll offer two workshops this year; September 29/30 and October 13/14.  I'll announce more details as soon as the permit approval comes through from the Inyo National Forest. 

    #fallfriday +Karin Nelson  +Alexander S. Kunz 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2012-08-10 12:40:13
    Sierra Nevada Fall Colors
    Fall colors arrive in California's Sierra Nevada at different times at different elevations.  The timing also varies from year to year with weather.  Conditions even vary from valley to valley given local microclimates and the passage of smaller storms.  But over the course of chasing Fall colors here for weeks each year across many years, you can get a good feel for which distributed areas tend to turn color at the same time, and you can follow the progression of color from day to day and week to week and remain productive, with more time shooting and less time driving.

    This was taken during a workshop in 2010.  I'll offer two workshops this year; September 29/30 and October 13/14.  I'll announce more details as soon as the permit approval comes through from the Inyo National Forest. 

    #fallfriday +Karin Nelson  +Alexander S. Kunz 
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-01-13 15:30:08
    Another Image Rescued by Lightroom 4
    Here's another image from early 2011 which never quite grabbed me until I went back to the folder yesterday and applied some quick Lightroom 4 settings to it.  

    I can't wait to bring more folders into Lightroom 4, but it's bogging down pretty badly on my new Windows laptop running Windows 8.  I may have to downgrade to Windows 7 or build a desktop with far more than the current 8GB RAM (unfortunately the laptop came maxed out in RAM and can't expand).

    Edits: For something interesting, take a look at this time-lapse video capturing about an hour of the exact same sunset event from a different angle: https://vimeo.com/18626912 and stop it right when it first reaches 17 seconds.  There are actually 30 photos used to make every second of video so you'll probably stop on a different one, but I think I happened to find the same moment and splash... blue sky, orange sun and sunlight, blue sky light illuminating waves and white foam in the shade.  What I find really interesting is that like in the image above, the splash has a mixture of direct faint orange light from the last bit of the sun, and the blue light from the sky, and the result is a more pink-magenta shade of orange.

    This is a fairly unique case where nearly all of the sun's evolving influence is shooting through the narrow cave.  A previous splash I caught just two photos earlier is much more orange.  It's amazing how lighting from all different directions can affect parts of an image, and for how short I time some of these effects can be!

    Here's a quick "before vs. after" edit comparison as well:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2013/01/13/pfeiffer-beach-sunset/
    Digital cameras are simply too primitive to produce reasonable results in difficult lighting situations... good thing we have post-processing software to restore realism!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-01-13 15:30:08
    Another Image Rescued by Lightroom 4
    Here's another image from early 2011 which never quite grabbed me until I went back to the folder yesterday and applied some quick Lightroom 4 settings to it.  

    I can't wait to bring more folders into Lightroom 4, but it's bogging down pretty badly on my new Windows laptop running Windows 8.  I may have to downgrade to Windows 7 or build a desktop with far more than the current 8GB RAM (unfortunately the laptop came maxed out in RAM and can't expand).

    Edits: For something interesting, take a look at this time-lapse video capturing about an hour of the exact same sunset event from a different angle: https://vimeo.com/18626912 and stop it right when it first reaches 17 seconds.  There are actually 30 photos used to make every second of video so you'll probably stop on a different one, but I think I happened to find the same moment and splash... blue sky, orange sun and sunlight, blue sky light illuminating waves and white foam in the shade.  What I find really interesting is that like in the image above, the splash has a mixture of direct faint orange light from the last bit of the sun, and the blue light from the sky, and the result is a more pink-magenta shade of orange.

    This is a fairly unique case where nearly all of the sun's evolving influence is shooting through the narrow cave.  A previous splash I caught just two photos earlier is much more orange.  It's amazing how lighting from all different directions can affect parts of an image, and for how short I time some of these effects can be!

    Here's a quick "before vs. after" edit comparison as well:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2013/01/13/pfeiffer-beach-sunset/
    Digital cameras are simply too primitive to produce reasonable results in difficult lighting situations... good thing we have post-processing software to restore realism!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-01-13 15:30:08
    Another Image Rescued by Lightroom 4
    Here's another image from early 2011 which never quite grabbed me until I went back to the folder yesterday and applied some quick Lightroom 4 settings to it.  

    I can't wait to bring more folders into Lightroom 4, but it's bogging down pretty badly on my new Windows laptop running Windows 8.  I may have to downgrade to Windows 7 or build a desktop with far more than the current 8GB RAM (unfortunately the laptop came maxed out in RAM and can't expand).

    Edits: For something interesting, take a look at this time-lapse video capturing about an hour of the exact same sunset event from a different angle: https://vimeo.com/18626912 and stop it right when it first reaches 17 seconds.  There are actually 30 photos used to make every second of video so you'll probably stop on a different one, but I think I happened to find the same moment and splash... blue sky, orange sun and sunlight, blue sky light illuminating waves and white foam in the shade.  What I find really interesting is that like in the image above, the splash has a mixture of direct faint orange light from the last bit of the sun, and the blue light from the sky, and the result is a more pink-magenta shade of orange.

    This is a fairly unique case where nearly all of the sun's evolving influence is shooting through the narrow cave.  A previous splash I caught just two photos earlier is much more orange.  It's amazing how lighting from all different directions can affect parts of an image, and for how short I time some of these effects can be!

    Here's a quick "before vs. after" edit comparison as well:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2013/01/13/pfeiffer-beach-sunset/
    Digital cameras are simply too primitive to produce reasonable results in difficult lighting situations... good thing we have post-processing software to restore realism!
  • 1218 plusses - 110 comments - 116 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2013-01-13 15:30:08
    Another Image Rescued by Lightroom 4
    Here's another image from early 2011 which never quite grabbed me until I went back to the folder yesterday and applied some quick Lightroom 4 settings to it.  

    I can't wait to bring more folders into Lightroom 4, but it's bogging down pretty badly on my new Windows laptop running Windows 8.  I may have to downgrade to Windows 7 or build a desktop with far more than the current 8GB RAM (unfortunately the laptop came maxed out in RAM and can't expand).

    Edits: For something interesting, take a look at this time-lapse video capturing about an hour of the exact same sunset event from a different angle: https://vimeo.com/18626912 and stop it right when it first reaches 17 seconds.  There are actually 30 photos used to make every second of video so you'll probably stop on a different one, but I think I happened to find the same moment and splash... blue sky, orange sun and sunlight, blue sky light illuminating waves and white foam in the shade.  What I find really interesting is that like in the image above, the splash has a mixture of direct faint orange light from the last bit of the sun, and the blue light from the sky, and the result is a more pink-magenta shade of orange.

    This is a fairly unique case where nearly all of the sun's evolving influence is shooting through the narrow cave.  A previous splash I caught just two photos earlier is much more orange.  It's amazing how lighting from all different directions can affect parts of an image, and for how short I time some of these effects can be!

    Here's a quick "before vs. after" edit comparison as well:
    http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2013/01/13/pfeiffer-beach-sunset/
    Digital cameras are simply too primitive to produce reasonable results in difficult lighting situations... good thing we have post-processing software to restore realism!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-04 21:43:24
    Joshua Tree National Park, California
    I'm working through photos I need for my guidebook to California landscape photography locations, so I'm looking at some of my photos from past trips.  This morning I'm enjoying some photos form Joshua Tree National Park, so I've added over 40 photos to my Joshua Tree album here on G+.  Enjoy!  

    Thanks in advance for +1s and shares!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-04 21:43:24
    Joshua Tree National Park, California
    I'm working through photos I need for my guidebook to California landscape photography locations, so I'm looking at some of my photos from past trips.  This morning I'm enjoying some photos form Joshua Tree National Park, so I've added over 40 photos to my Joshua Tree album here on G+.  Enjoy!  

    Thanks in advance for +1s and shares!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-04 21:43:24
    Joshua Tree National Park, California
    I'm working through photos I need for my guidebook to California landscape photography locations, so I'm looking at some of my photos from past trips.  This morning I'm enjoying some photos form Joshua Tree National Park, so I've added over 40 photos to my Joshua Tree album here on G+.  Enjoy!  

    Thanks in advance for +1s and shares!
  • 1105 plusses - 125 comments - 175 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-04 21:43:24
    Joshua Tree National Park, California
    I'm working through photos I need for my guidebook to California landscape photography locations, so I'm looking at some of my photos from past trips.  This morning I'm enjoying some photos form Joshua Tree National Park, so I've added over 40 photos to my Joshua Tree album here on G+.  Enjoy!  

    Thanks in advance for +1s and shares!
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-25 18:55:56
    Great Photography Weather in Yosemite Last Weekend
    It's hard to have a bad day for photography in Yosemite National Park, but some days are better than others. Saturday featured broken clouds to decorate the sky and reflections, as in this image of El Capitan reflecting in the Merced River.

    My next workshop in Yosemite will be April 24 - 27 to catch Spring wildflowers, waterfalls at peak Spring flow, moonbows (lunar rainbows) and more. Contact me for details.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-25 18:55:56
    Great Photography Weather in Yosemite Last Weekend
    It's hard to have a bad day for photography in Yosemite National Park, but some days are better than others. Saturday featured broken clouds to decorate the sky and reflections, as in this image of El Capitan reflecting in the Merced River.

    My next workshop in Yosemite will be April 24 - 27 to catch Spring wildflowers, waterfalls at peak Spring flow, moonbows (lunar rainbows) and more. Contact me for details.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-25 18:55:56
    Great Photography Weather in Yosemite Last Weekend
    It's hard to have a bad day for photography in Yosemite National Park, but some days are better than others. Saturday featured broken clouds to decorate the sky and reflections, as in this image of El Capitan reflecting in the Merced River.

    My next workshop in Yosemite will be April 24 - 27 to catch Spring wildflowers, waterfalls at peak Spring flow, moonbows (lunar rainbows) and more. Contact me for details.
  • 1108 plusses - 124 comments - 151 shares | Read in G+
  • Jeff Sullivan2013-02-25 18:55:56
    Great Photography Weather in Yosemite Last Weekend
    It's hard to have a bad day for photography in Yosemite National Park, but some days are better than others. Saturday featured broken clouds to decorate the sky and reflections, as in this image of El Capitan reflecting in the Merced River.

    My next workshop in Yosemite will be April 24 - 27 to catch Spring wildflowers, waterfalls at peak Spring flow, moonbows (lunar rainbows) and more. Contact me for details.
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-19 16:26:49
    Lunar Eclipse Over Yosemite Valley South Rim
    I caught the lunar eclipse behind trees high on the cliffs  of Yosemite Valley Monday night.  There are so many similar pictures of eclipses of the moon alone... I like to add something extra when I can. I chased the edge of the shadow of this ridge line for 15-20 minutes as the moon entered eclipse and turned red, moving, shooting, and moving again to place the moon by or behind the trees on the ridge.

    This is a single exposure captured for 0.5 seconds at f/8, ISO 3200, but I also have brighter, bracketed exposures in case I have time to better recover the ridge line detail in +Adobe Photoshop at some future date.
    Captured on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2x Teleconverter II.

    Yosemite photography workshops: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #lunareclipse   #lunareclipse15thapril   #astronomy   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-19 16:26:49
    Lunar Eclipse Over Yosemite Valley South Rim
    I caught the lunar eclipse behind trees high on the cliffs  of Yosemite Valley Monday night.  There are so many similar pictures of eclipses of the moon alone... I like to add something extra when I can. I chased the edge of the shadow of this ridge line for 15-20 minutes as the moon entered eclipse and turned red, moving, shooting, and moving again to place the moon by or behind the trees on the ridge.

    This is a single exposure captured for 0.5 seconds at f/8, ISO 3200, but I also have brighter, bracketed exposures in case I have time to better recover the ridge line detail in +Adobe Photoshop at some future date.
    Captured on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2x Teleconverter II.

    Yosemite photography workshops: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #lunareclipse   #lunareclipse15thapril   #astronomy   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-19 16:26:49
    Lunar Eclipse Over Yosemite Valley South Rim
    I caught the lunar eclipse behind trees high on the cliffs  of Yosemite Valley Monday night.  There are so many similar pictures of eclipses of the moon alone... I like to add something extra when I can. I chased the edge of the shadow of this ridge line for 15-20 minutes as the moon entered eclipse and turned red, moving, shooting, and moving again to place the moon by or behind the trees on the ridge.

    This is a single exposure captured for 0.5 seconds at f/8, ISO 3200, but I also have brighter, bracketed exposures in case I have time to better recover the ridge line detail in +Adobe Photoshop at some future date.
    Captured on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2x Teleconverter II.

    Yosemite photography workshops: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #lunareclipse   #lunareclipse15thapril   #astronomy   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-04-19 16:26:49
    Lunar Eclipse Over Yosemite Valley South Rim
    I caught the lunar eclipse behind trees high on the cliffs  of Yosemite Valley Monday night.  There are so many similar pictures of eclipses of the moon alone... I like to add something extra when I can. I chased the edge of the shadow of this ridge line for 15-20 minutes as the moon entered eclipse and turned red, moving, shooting, and moving again to place the moon by or behind the trees on the ridge.

    This is a single exposure captured for 0.5 seconds at f/8, ISO 3200, but I also have brighter, bracketed exposures in case I have time to better recover the ridge line detail in +Adobe Photoshop at some future date.
    Captured on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2x Teleconverter II.

    Yosemite photography workshops: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-photography-workshops/
    #lunareclipse   #lunareclipse15thapril   #astronomy   #astrophotography  
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  • Jeff Sullivan2014-06-15 00:22:48
    Sunset Meets Blue Hour on the California Coast
    From the same sunset as the "warmer" one I posted recently,: November 30, 2010.
    Prints: www.JeffSullivan.biz
    #seascape #landscapephotography #CaliforniaCoast
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