Beautiful Image: January White

Link: Earth Shots » January White by Philippe Sainte-Laudy

January White by Philippe Sainte-Laudy

January White by Philippe Sainte-Laudy

When nature dressed in white!
Equipment: Nikon D300 with 18/200mm
Philippe Sainte-Laudy
The beauty of nature is all around us at all times, but there are brief moments when a combination of elements present themselves
in a truly spectacular way. Anybody who is fortunate enough to witnesses one of these events will look back fondly upon the memory.
And they are even more fortunate if they happen to have a camera ready to record the event. In order to be in the right place at the right time, it is necessary to understand the complex interactions between light, weather, landscape, the tides, plants, and animals. And it is important to have a deep respect for this planet and its inhabitants. I hope that photography can bring people closer to nature and encourage them to preserve it for future generations.

Beautiful Image: Window to the World

Link: Earth Shots » Window to the World by Stephen Oachs

Window to the World by Stephen Oachs
 
Window To The World by Stephen Oachs
 
The beaches of Big Sur are often cloaked in a blanket of fog, with uneven terrain and miscellaneous flotsam and jetsam decorating the coastline. Such imperfections make Big Sur’s beaches uniquely beautiful, and often less traveled. Pfeiffer Beach is a favorite place in Big Sur, and as this photograph shows, it has an amazing rock formation. The setting sun casts a glow, illuminating the “window” as though showing an opening to another world.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds Mark III

Beautiful Image: Contrast

On this last calendar day of autumn, here’s a great photo of aspens in Colorado.

San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Link: Earth Shots » Contrast by Tad Bowman.

Photographer Tad Bowman says:

This photograph was taken in the San Juans of Colorado. I was drawn to the lines of this scence (aspen boles and the rocks in the ridge) as well as the brilliant fall color of the aspens. I took about 70 shots of this scene over an hour and a half timespan to try to capture the light the way I wanted on the aspen strand and the light being muted on the ridge in the background.

Equipment: Canon EOS 1dsMII, 70-200 mm lens, tripod

Beautiful Image: Ayers Rock

Link: Earth Shots » Ayers Rock by Juan Iglesias.

Ayers

Juan Iglesias says:

One of the most important and impressive sacred places in the aboriginal culture.

I was born in Oviedo (Spain), in 1971. I studied Biology at the Oviedo University. I worked during many years in brown bears (Ursus arctos), wolf (Canis lupus signatus) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes) research projects. Now I’m freelance wildlife photographer since 1994, especialized in wildlife and landscapes, but also travel and other reports. www.photowild.net

Equipment: Canon EOS 1 D + Canon EF 16-35 f:2.8L