Sunset from the south rim of the Chisos Mountains. Still one of the cooler places I’ve backpacked to, the view from here is endless as you gaze across the border into the mountains of Mexico.

Big Bend National Park - April 2014

Shot notes:

Velvia 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens
8 second at f32, 2 stop soft GND filter

This was one of the highlights from my travels this autumn.  I found this spot a couple hours before sunset and figured I’d set up and wait for light.  I had the place all to myself, but It was mostly cloudy out so I didn’t know what to expect.  After a while of waiting the sky started dumping rain on me, but I put on the rain gear and enjoyed the solitude.  Right as the rain was getting to its strongest, I noticed the sky brightening up so I had a glimmer of hope that something would happen.  Then suddenly a double rainbow appeared and stayed incredibly brilliant for almost 5 minutes!  I watched the light come and go on the aspens and found this to be the perfect time to take the shot.

Shot Notes:
Velvia 50 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon
2 seconds at f22, polarizing filter and 2 stop soft GND filter

“Poudre Moonset”

Fog and a setting full moon over a small lake near Greeley, Colorado.  The Poudre Trail has several public open spaces where one can enjoy the crisp morning air and watch a sunrise.  As this is not far from where I live, I’ve enjoyed countless mornings with this peaceful view.

Near Greeley, CO - November 2010

Shot Notes:

Velvia 50 4x5, 90mm Super Angulon.

4 seconds at f32, 2 stop soft GND filter


Carvoeiro, Portugal by Krystian Krawczyk
Via Flickr:
Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm 2.8 CF, Hasselblad linear Polfilter, Fuji Velvia 50