Beautiful Images: Two Views of Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls by Stephen Oachs
Palouse Falls by by Stephen Oachs
 
Palouse
Palouse Falls Sunset by Kevin McNeal
 
Stephen Oachs
This amazing waterfall is extremely remote, located in the middle of Eastern Washington State. This time of year the flow is very strong and with a longer exposure I was able to capture the swirl of the water below.
Equipment: Canon 1D Mark III
Stephen W. Oachs is an award-winning photographer, successful entrepreneur and technology veteran, who began his journey in photography the moment he picked up his first SLR camera. Ever since, his lenses have focused on the inspiring majesty of mother earth and the unflinching beauty of the animal kingdom.
Completely self-taught, Stephen’s unique and distinctive style has earned him recognition as one of today’s finest nature photographers. He was recognized in 2007 as wildlife photographer of the year by the National Wildlife Federation and was awarded best nature photographer in 2008 by National Geographic Magazine for his work photographing the endangered snow leopard.
Stephen has received many other awards and his work has graced the pages of on and offline publications worldwide, such as National Geographic, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife Magazine and many others.
Whether trekking through the wilds of Alaska, enduring the raw challenges of nature or experiencing the thrill of life on the edge, Stephen captures rare and breathtaking moments of light and time. His exceptional eye is filtered only by his passion for life, deep affinity with nature and love of adventure.
 
 
Kevin McNeal
This was taken near the Palouse. I had been here several times but never got any luck when it came to weather. I have been wanting to combine the longer exposure with the sunset colors. I finally got some luck here.
Equipment: Canon 5D
Kevin McNeal is a Washington St. photographer focusing on grand colorful landscapes that reflect the most unique places on earth. Capturing moments of magic light and transferring this on print, images behold a combination of perseverance, patience, and dedication to capture the images in ways unseen before. The stories of how these images are rendered come across in the feelings the images convey. Traveling all over North America with his wife by his side, shooting diverse landscapes and finding remote places to bring the message to the public that this Earth is worth saving.

Beautiful Image: Yosemite Valley Sunset In Winter

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Valley View Sunset In Winter - Yosemite National Park

Photo by Kevin McNeal

Kevin McNeal says:

In the process of trying to get a better composition I slipped on the ice and nearly knocked over the photographer’s camera next to me which was a 40,000 dollar Hasselblad H3D. Lucky for me it managed to say up and I was counting my blessings – can you imagine breaking a 40,000 camera? I mean what do you do after it happens – say your sorry and give him your business card and hope to see you again one day; Not likely to happen.  So after begging for forgiveness from the photographer I come across the fact he is the one and only Peter Lik. Now if you do not know who he is, he is unquestionably one of the most successful landscape photographers in the world with galleries all over. He is an Australian photographer who now resides in Las Vegasand now travels in a custom designed F550 made to live in and at the same time get around absolutely anywhere. THIS IS MY IDOL!!! I am not sure how many landscape photographers actually make money but here is one that is great at it and he loves what he does. After speaking with him in great length I came to realize this man has some great wisdom about him. Not only was he the funniest guy around but also most important thing was he did not take himself too seriously.

Beautiful Image: Fall Season In Alaska

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Fall Season In Alaska by Kevin McNeal

Fall Season In Alaska,Wednesday, 24th September 2008, by Kevin McNeal

Kevin McNeal says: I just got back from a couple of weeks in Alaska to shoot the tundra. I got lucky and timed it right as the reds were illuminating everywhere. I was also lucky visiting Denali to see the mountain the whole time I was there. Up to now the mountain had only been visible four times this year. Anyways, I realize this is an iconic image but it means something personally has I have dreamed of seeing this mountain and to see the tundra in red as well. Three Bracketed Raw images/Singh-Ray Color Combo.