My first processed photo from My recent trip to the Dolomites in Italy. More to come.
- Aperture: ƒ/11
- Camera: NIKON D800
- Taken: 7 May, 2013
- Focal length: 22mm
- ISO: 100
- Location: 46° 33.4713′ 0″ N 11° 34.2957′ 0″ E
- Shutter speed: 1/100s
The day before I attended the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork, Utah. I was on a whole day photo walk with a bunch of awesome photographers, some of us ended up on Antelope Island, just as the sun was setting. And we were given an utter most epic sunset.
I made a lot of photos that day, but those I’ll post later on.
I walked a little further ahead, right past that tree you can see in the middle of the frame, when all of a sudden a thunder-storm came rolling in over the mountains, and a few seconds later it started pouring down.
I started running back to My car, where I thought I would find My girlfriend sitting nice and dry. When I got back there I was totally soaked, and so was she, course she had been out looking for me right when the rain started. We dumped our wet clothes in the trunk of the car, and drove all the way back to our hotel in our underwear.
My car got stuck in the gutter, when I pulled over to make this photo, I mean they have the biggest and deepest gutters in the country side in Japan, at first I couldn’t really deal with the problem at hand, I had a photo to make.
Afterwards I tried to get the car free, but it was really stuck, so I had to get some help. I started walking further down the road and ended up at a little house, about 10 min. later. I knocked on the front door, and got to talk to a really old lady (later I found out that it was the grandma), who didn’t understand anything I said, luckily there where some younger people in the house as well, who did. After I had explained my situation, we jump into their car a drove back to mine.
They had a look, and saw that there was nothing they could do, so they called the Japanese triple A, who would be there in a couple of hours. These lovely people then invited me to join them for dinner while I was waiting. I gladly accepted and had a wonderful couple of hours in their company.
When the triple A guy called, we drove back to My car, got it pulled out. I thanked them for their kindness, we said goodbye and I drove on.
This was the main reason for my trip to United Arab Emirates, I wanted to see a real desert, there is something amazing and mesmerizing about them if you ask me.
This photo was made in the Liwa Sand Dunes in the southern part of the country, not far from the Saudi Arabian border.
My friend Brian convinced me that we should hike up this mountain on the other side of the fjord from where they live. He said we could do it in an hour, but I wasn’t so sure, I mean it was pretty high and steep.
We started to hike out around an hour before sunset, and he was right we did it in an hour, but I was almost dying of exhaustion and had a bad taste of blood in My mouth, when we got to the top, course it was a damn hard trip, I must admit I’m in no shape at all for hiking mountains, and on top of that I had to carry all My photo gear.
But man was it well worth it, I mean the view we had where just amazing.
Thanks for making me believe that I could make the hike, Buddy.
I had never seen Horseshoe Bend before, and My first visit there was an early morning right before sunrise, and I must say what a sight.
I was the only one there, and that place with almost no sounds around and standing on the edge looking down – it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it – was one of the greatest things I have experienced.
Don’t miss out of this one if you’re in the area, and get out there early, you might get luck and there is no one else around.
Here’s a photo I made yesterday, while I was out testing my new Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 lens.
I finally bought me a tele lens, I have had the Nikkor 70-300mm for a while now, but never really been happy with it, it’s not sharp or at least my isn’t. And I wanted one of the old lens course I bought the Tamron 2.0 tele converter and that one doesn’t fit on the new lenses, or do fit but autofocus doesn’t work, and then as an extra bonus the old ones are a heck of a lot cheaper.