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New Travel Photograph: Roses Inside and Out

A rosebush in bloom overarches a leaded glass window of an old, stone cottage in Broadway, England, while inside, a vase of roses adorns the windowsill.A rosebush in bloom overarches a leaded glass window of an old, stone cottage in Broadway, England, while inside, a vase of roses adorns the windowsill. Prints available, Click for a larger preview

New Travel Photograph: Gable Cottage

An old cottage is covered by a large wisteria vine in the small village of Longborough in the historic and picturesque region of the Cotswolds, England.

An old cottage is covered by a large wisteria vine in the small village of Longborough in the historic and picturesque region of the Cotswolds, England. Prints available. Click for a larger preview

New Colorado Photograph: Days Gone By

A boarded up window shows the ravages of time in Silverton, Colorado. Prints available in any size; please contact us for details.A boarded up window shows the ravages of time in Silverton, Colorado. This also looks great in black and white! Prints available in any size; please contact us for details. Click for a larger image.

New Nature Photography: Sunflowers at Sunset

A field of sunflowers in full bloom near the end of the summer on the Front Range in Colorado. Prints available; please contact us for details.I made this photo a few years ago during a lovely summer afternoon in Colorado. The sun had just gone behind the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver, so the clear sky overhead created a very soft, diffused light over the field of sunflowers. I made two exposures: one for the flowers, and one for the colorful clouds. I processed the raw files in Lightroom and then merged them together using Photomatix. A bit of final cleanup and retouching was done in Photoshop. Prints available and comments always appreciated!

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Colorado Nature Photography: Red Mountain No. 1

High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, displaying bright red stone, the San Juan Mountains stand tall under a summer sky filled with bright white, puffy clouds. Prints available; please contact us for details.High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, displaying bright red stone, the San Juan Mountains stand tall under a summer sky filled with bright white, puffy clouds. Prints available; please contact us for details. Click for a larger image

New travel photograph: Paddling in Liquid Gold

High in the mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, a kayaker floats across the surface of a lake reflecting the bright yellow hues of aspen trees at the peak of autumn colour.High in the mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, a kayaker floats across the surface of a lake reflecting the bright yellow hues of aspen trees at the peak of autumn colour. I made this image a few years ago, but I’m just now getting to editing photos from that trip! I shot this handheld, using a 70-200mm lens and a 1.4 converter. Prints available; contact me for details. Click to see a larger version.

New nature photograph: Summer in Crested Butte

A field of bright yellow wildflowers looks over the meandering waters of the East River below Gothic Road near Crested Butte, Colorado. Prints available; please contact us to order.A field of bright yellow wildflowers looks over the meandering waters of the East River below Gothic Road near Crested Butte, Colorado. This is one of my favorite places to photograph; I usually visit several times every year! Prints available; please contact us to order. (Click for a larger preview)

New Travel Photograph: View Over Haga, Gothenburg, Sweden

Haga, Gothenburg, Sweden Photograph by Nat CoalsonHaga is Gothenburg, Sweden’s oldest neighborhood, known for its picturesque wooden houses. It was once the poorest section of the city but underwent major renovations in the 1980s and is now a favourite area for tourists and Gothenburgers alike. To make this image I climbed to the top of a large hill in the center of the city. I worked up the composition using the “frame-in-frame” technique with the tree over the top of the main part of the photo. I used a polarizer to remove reflections from the roofs and deepen the color saturation in the sky and throughout the image. Great depth of field was needed to get the tree and the distant buildings in focus; I used f/16 at 1/50 second. Click the image for a larger version.

New Travel Photograph: Waterfalls Below Galovac Jezero

Waterfalls Below Galovac Jezero in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Multiple streams flow over a sharp drop between two of the myriad lakes within Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park. (Click for larger image) I made this image during a day trip to the park with my wife Ruth. We explored a significant portion of the park, but serious photography was extremely difficult due to the crowds of people everywhere as well as the very sunny weather! Waterfalls very often look their best under cloudy skies, so to make this image I had to wait for a lull in the crowds as well as a cloud over the sun. This national park is absolutely amazing; I’ve never seen any landscape quite like it. It’s got many, many lakes, each formed in a plateau made by seismic activity and erosion. In between each of the lakes is a waterfall. You can see a lot more photos and learn about the park here and here.

New travel photo: Broadway Tower

Over the past two weeks I led a small group on an in-depth, personalized photo tour through the heart of England. Our first few days were spent in the Cotswolds area, in the southwest of England. We stayed in the picturesque little village of Broadway, which is near a country park and tower of the same name. Broadway Tower is a folly (basically, a fake castle) built in the late 1700s. We scouted this location over a couple of very gray, cold and windy days, hoping we’d get a nice sunrise before we had to move on in our itinerary. On the last day in Broadway, we were treated to a wonderful sunrise. This is one of the photos from the several dozen I made before, during and after sunrise; I’ll post more on my web site over the coming weeks. Click the image to view the larger version. You can learn more about Broadway Tower here.

Knaresborough bridge sunset

Beautiful sunset last night viewed from the castle in Knaresborough, England during our 2013 Photo Tour of England. iPhone HDR made with Pro HDR … great app!

 

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Hello from the Peak District!

We’ve kicked off our private photo tour of England! We’re having a great time on our UK Photo Tour. Weather has been hit and miss but we’ve made the most of some amazing conditions.

Here a few iPhone pics; lots more to come!

 

Scouting the Peak District 2013

Before every tour we ensure we know the area thoroughly and map out our shooting location routes and times. Today I drove around the Peak District of Derbyshire and experienced really wonderful conditions for shooting.

Here’s to seeing new places in their best light!

 

New travel photograph: Due Amici

Due AmiciI made this image in Gallipoli, southern Italy, while traveling in Puglia during February 2013. The sun had already gone down and the light was very dim within the narrow streets and alleyways. Using a tripod and a relatively long exposure (1.3 seconds) I was able to make the picture. I love how this photo expresses the personality and character of a typical southern Italian town without including people. In Italian, “Due Amici” means “Two Friends”. Click the image for the full size version. Comments always appreciated!

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