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Here’s a photo I made today in the White River National Forest, Colorado.

Grand Teton: String Lake and Teewinot Peak

Last weekend Bret Edge and I led a photo workshop in Jackson Hole, mainly within the Grand Teton National Park.

Prior to the workshop, I had a chance to do a bit of photography on my own. Here’s one of the resulting photos, of String Lake and Teewinot Peak.

Click to see the large image.

Feel free to provide comments and critiques! Thanks for looking.

New image from Cape Cod

Here’s one shot from my recent journey through Cape Cod. This is Nobska Point Lighthouse, in Falmouth Mass.

This is the first photo on which I’ve used Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and the new and improved “HDR Pro”.

The HDR Pro script in PS CS5 did a pretty good job of making the blend, which I then finished processing in Lightroom as a TIF. In Lightroom, I also used the Lens Correction feature, which works great.

What do you think? Comments and critiques always welcome!

Surfer at Indian Beach

I just returned from a week-long trip to Oregon coast and northern California redwoods. I traveled with my good buddies Jim Talaric , Monte Trumbull and Jim Barber… and we all had a great time.

This was my first time shooting in the area; even after doing a lot of online research, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.

As is the case with most nature/landscape photography, weather is everything in coastal areas like this. Fog, clouds, sunrise/sunset times, chance of rain etc.  will totally dictate what shots you can get, and where. Plan to get wet, and plan to keep shooting.

As usual I traveled with my laptop, using a temporary working Lightroom catalog for the trip. (More about this in my Lightroom book …) Everything worked great.

I came home with nearly 1,000 captures; from which (mostly during the trip) I have edited down to around 50 “keepers”.

Here’s one shot, from the first night in Oregon. This is sunset at Ecola State Park, looking south toward Indian beach. A really beautiful place. We had varying light, people coming and going, and a tide that was not perfectly suited to our work. However I came away with a couple fo shots I’m happy with; this is one of them.

This image was processed [minimally] entirely in Lightroom. CLick for a larger preview.

Comments and critiques always appreciated!

Surfer at Indian Beach

Fern Canyon

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Back from New Zealand

Castlepoint Lighthouse

Last week my buddy Monte Trumbull and I returned from our month-long photo journey through New Zealand. We had a great time, covered 5,500 miles, and I came home with around 4,400 new images. While on the road I did as much editing as I could so most of the selects have already been identified. Now onto processing…

I am considering doing a book of the trip, probably on Blurb. Monte and I will also release a comprehensive Trip Report as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Last post from this NZ trip

Cheers mates – we’re in Waipu Cove tonight, flying back to the States tomorrow (through Auckland). Hard to believe we’ve been here for a month.

Our flight leaves at 7:15 pm local time, and we will get home at around 7 pm Denver time. Considering the approx 17 hours flight time, we’re really losing about a day, and I hear the jetlag is a killer. We’ll see…

This photo is the from the last sunset shoot of the trip (as with all the others, just a quick grab with very minor processing); we will do sunrise tomorrow down the road before we leave.

See you all soon! 01_ncoalson_waipu_cove_090505_286

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