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The Sound

First sundays over the Milford Sound, New Zealand, the day after finishing the famous 4 days hike, the Milford track. Such a weather in this place is absolutely not common, as it rains approximatively 7 meters a year at Milford Sound, one of the wettest places on earth. I woke up just before the sunrise, and immediately looked at the sky through the window, even if the forecast was, as usual, rain. Eyes still half-closed, I thought it was totally overcast, as the sky seemed like all grey. After a shower to wake me up, I finally realized that the sky was actually all blue without any cloud. I got dressed in a few seconds, and ten minutes later, I was on the shore, tripod in place to start shooting the first rays over the sound. 2 hours later, the rain was back, but I left the place happy, I got what I was looking for. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @17mm, f/11, iso 50, 1/6 Manual blending from 5 raws

Aoraki/Mt Cook at sunset

Sunset over the Mount Cook, aka Aoraki (its Maori name), the New Zealand Highest summit, along the Lake Pukaki and the road heading to the amazing Hooker Valley and its glacier. I stayed almost 2 hours enjoying the moment and the colors change over the valley, a perfect place to have a beer until the dusk and finish another great day in NZ. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @155mm, f/11, ISO100, 1/13 Blending of several shots taken before and after the sunset

Reflection

I spot this amazing place weeks ago before leaving to NZ, but I finally had only 1 free day to hike here, so only one chance to get perfect conditions. I started the hike around 2pm, but all the mountains were completely surrounded by the clouds with no visibility. I met a few hikers on their way back down, same reply: summit is invisible and hidden behind the clouds. No way ! I crossed the fingers and followed the hike, as weather may change very quickly over there. When I finally reached the spot around 4.30pm, the summit was half covered by clouds, but at least visible. Tripod in position, camera ready, I made a few shots. I was really excited, seeing clouds moving until having an absolutely clear overview. I finally decided to wait until the sunset, despite the long way back to return. This has been very rewarding, some high clouds appeared, and the light became absolutely stunning. I did not see anybody of the whole afternoon, without any sounds than my camera. Just a really magic moment I will probably keep in my mind for a while. The way back down was a bit less exciting, with no torch (forgot in the car) nor phone (no more battery¬タᆭ) to light the path. I ran as fast as I can during 30 minutes until the dust, but an additional hour in a total dark (no moon) through a very dense forest has been necessary. I finally used my camera's LCD screen as a torch to finish the hike around 10pm¬タᆭ Really, I won't forget this day. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @21mm, f/10, ISO 100, 0,5s (DRI from 5 raws at -2/+2IL) #Photography #NewZealand #Sunset #Lanscape #Reflection #DRI #Mountain #Lake

First ray over the Sound

Sunrise on my last day at Milford Sound, NZ, the day after finishing the famous 4 days hike, the Milford track. Such a weather in this place is absolutely not common, as it rains approximatively 7 meters a year at Milford Sound, one of the wettest places on earth. I woke up just before the sunrise, and immediately looked at the sky through the window, even if the forecast was, as usual, rain. Eyes still half-closed, I thought it was totally overcast, as the sky seemed like all grey. After a shower to wake me up, I finally realized that the sky was actually all blue without any cloud. I got dressed in a few seconds, and ten minutes later, I was on the shore, tripod in place to start shooting the first rays over the sound. 2 hours later, the rain was back, but I left the place happy, I got what I was looking for. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @16mm, f/6.3, ISO 50, 1/20 Blending of 2 series (foreground / background) of 5 raws (-2/+2 IL)

Spaghetti Junction

Shot on the very last evening before leaving Auckland and NZ, this place called "Spaghetti Junction" (no need further explanation I guess) is a junction of several Highways near the city center. I arrived the day before from the South Island around 11pm, and I immediately walked several kilometres the to find this incredible spot to be completely ready for my only chance. I began to shoot at the sunrise and finish 1 hour and a half later at dusk. Due to public holiday for Easter in NZ, there wasn't so much traffic, and I had to wait to get enough cars. Last shot of an amazing trip, I already miss NZ. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @17mm, f/22, ISO50, 20s (Manual blending of 8 shots)

End of day

Facebook page First day at Grand Teton National Park, on my way back from Solitude lake after hiking more than 10 hours, half of the time on a fully snowy trail. The sun was setting down on a tiny lake along the path. We stopped just a few minutes in this absolutely quiet place, as we still had a long way to come back to the campground. I wished I could stay longer to enjoy the sunset, but I was still 4 hours away from the camp. I had to finish the trail hiking by night in the bear territory, but it was worth every step. Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, f/10, 1/30, ISO200 DRI from 3 raws (-1/+1IL + a f/22 exposure to get the rays)

Out of the fog

First rays of sun on the Machu Picchu, the fog disappears slowly to discover the entire site. A magic moment Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @28mm, ISO100, 1/200, f/9 - DRI from 5 Raws (-1,3/+1,3IL)

Rum at sunset

During an overnight trip in the Wadi Rum desert in the south of Jordan, our bedouin guide bring us on the best spot he knows, far away from anything, to enjoy the sunset while he was starting up a fire to prepare the tea

Sunset on Taranaki

I spot this amazing place weeks ago before leaving to NZ, but I finally had only 1 free day to hike here, so only one chance to get perfect conditions. I started the hike around 2pm, but all the mountains were completely surrounded by the clouds with no visibility. I met a few hikers on their way back down, same reply: summit is invisible and hidden behind the clouds. No way ! I crossed the fingers and followed the hike, as weather may change very quickly over there. When I finally reached the spot around 4.30pm, the summit was half covered by clouds, but at least visible. Tripod in position, camera ready, I made a few shots. I was really excited, seeing clouds moving until having an absolutely clear overview. I finally decided to wait until the sunset, despite the long way back to return. This has been very rewarding, some high clouds appeared, and the light became absolutely stunning. I did not see anybody of the whole afternoon, without any sounds than my camera. Just a really magic moment I will probably keep in my mind for a while. The way back down was a bit less exciting, with no torch (forgot in the car) nor phone (no more battery¬タᆭ) to light the path. I ran as fast as I can during 30 minutes until the dust, but an additional hour in a total dark (no moon) through a very dense forest has been necessary. I finally used my camera's LCD screen as a torch to finish the hike around 10pm¬タᆭ Really, I won't forget this day. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @21mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/4 (DRI from 5 raws at -2/+2IL)

Shadows of Vik

The famous rocks of Vik, Iceland in June. I've never seen Vik under the sun, but the last time I came, the weather offered me an amazing storm scene for the blue hour from Reynisfjara beach. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @60mm, f/6.3, iso400, 103 sec (Lee Filter Big stopper)

Sisters shadows

Located on Tongaporutu beach, the 3 sisters are a couple of rock (formerly 4, only 2 remains) formations. I left Tongariro National Park around 4.30pm after Hiking the Alpine crossing, and a 3 hours drive was necessary to reach Tongaporutu beach and the 3 sisters site. I drove as fast as I was allowed to, but I finally arrived 5 minutes too late, the sun already disappeared. Unfortunately, the car park was not nearby the site, and a 10 minutes walk was necessary to reach this amazing place for sunset. I ran as fast as I could in the black sand and slippery rocks (I even lost one part of my right shoe during the sprint), the fishermen already there probably made fun of me¬タᆭ A few seconds to discover the site, find a framing (could have been much better¬タᆭ), prepare the tripod and manage the camera settings to catch the very last lights of the day. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @19mm, iso 100, f/9, 0.4s (bracket of 5 raws -2/+2IL)

Winter Sunset

Winter sunset over the estuary of the river Rance from the shore of Saint-Malo, near the Solidor Tower. One of my first shot using my new 16-35 f/4 bought recently, edge sharpening is significantly improved compared to the 17-40. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @18mm, f/9, iso100. DRI from 5 raws + f/22 exposure to get the sunrays

The North Face

Last evening before hiking the Stampede trail to the "Magic Bus", and for the very first time since we arrived in Alaska, a quite good weather. As I felt like I've missed too much things due to the climate, this was my last chance to discover Denali mountains and glacier with offering me a trip over Denali in an aircraft. An amazing 1 hour flight, a few meters from the ridges. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @58mm, f/6.3, iso200, 1/640

a Night in Wadi Rum

During an overnight trip in a bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, far away from any light pollution, an amazing place to enjoy the skyscape after the moonset. Located in southern Jordan, Wadi Rum is a 720 square km valley cut into the sandstone, and background of the famous movie "Lawrence of Arabia". --- This picture is actually a combination of 2 different shots merged, both taken in Wadi Rum on the same day Foreground: Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, 30s, f/4, ISO6400 Background: Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS @24mm, f/9, 1/30, ISO 250

Parinacota

A few minutes before crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia, on my way to the altiplano. Natural border of Chile and Bolivia, the Parinacota (6,348 m/20,827 ft) is a potentially active volcano Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @40mm, ISO200, 1/1000, f/5.6

The three of night

An amazing three, along the road to Lough Ennell lake, Ireland. I wish I was here for the sunset, but I only got the blue hourCanon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @40mm, f/7.1, 1.6s, ISO 400 (tripoded)

Destination Calais

A few seconds after the beginning of the 10th edition of la route du Rhum, a transatlantic single-handed yacht race. An apocalyptic mood, with a last ray of sun before the storm, producing an absolutely stunning light. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM @110mm, f/5, 1/6400, ISO800

Into the fog

Despite of my expectation, the weather was quite bad when I arrived to the famous Jokulsarlon in Iceland. Low clouds, iceberg entirely surrounded by the fog, rain and poor visibility (Basic icelandic weather so¬タᆭ). After waiting 2 hours, the visibility improved a little bit, with sometimes a very shy sunray to warm the place and create a foggy atmosphere at the surface around the floating iceberg --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105MM, 1/320, ISO50, f/6.3

Jokulsarlon bridge

Despite of my expectation, the weather was quite bad when I arrived to the famous Jokulsarlon in Iceland. Low clouds, rain and poor visibility (Basic icelandic weather so¬タᆭ). After waiting 2 hours, the visibility improved a little bit, with sometimes a very shy sunray to warm the place and create a foggy atmosphere at the surface around the floating iceberg. Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @84mm, f/9 iso 50, 19s (Lee Big stopper) on June 2014

Milky Rum

During an overnight trip in a tiny bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert, an usually amazing photospot for crazies skyscapes. It was unfortunately a full-moon night. Alarm set at 4.00am, ouch, just after the moonset, barely 30 minutes before the first lights of the sunrise. I rubbed my eyes, put a jacket and took my tripod. Temperature is fine, sky is great, but to be honest not as much as I imagined, but this is anyway a great moment. A few minutes to find an appropriate foreground, and the milky way began to disappear slowly, a new day began over Jordan --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, 30s, f/4, ISO6400 (+a second shot 30 minutes later to get a better-exposed foreground)

Treasury in the night

On our way back to the city of Petra at the end of the day, the treasury place full of light candles and dim lighting, ready for the "Petra by night" event. If the so-called 'show' is a real joke imao, the moment before the tourists arrive definitely worth the 12 dinars --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, f/5.6, 5S, ISO 1250

Atlantic Road

The famous national road 64 section, in Norway, also known as "The Atlantic Road", before sunset. An 8km road which runs through small islands, spanned by eight bridges and several landfills along the Atlantic. Drove it 3 times in a row, a very nice moment on a such uncommon road. --- Canon EOS 60D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105mm, f/8, 1/30, iso 200

Turn off the light

Financial District and Brooklyn bridge from Manhattan bridge (thanks to the hole) Canon EOS60D + EF 24-105 f/4L IS @ 24mm, iso400, f/5,6, 1s

Behind the fall

Before coming to iceland, I imagined being at Seljalandsfoss for an amazing sunset, and get a terrific shot of this wonderful place. That was unfortunately just a dream, I tried 2 different days, but the only thing I got was a heavy rain on a windy day. Any long exposure shot had finished with a dozen of water drops on the lens, but that's part of Icelandic magic. I finally left the fall with this one (DRI with 2 shots), wet but happy anyway --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, f/9, ISO50, 1/13

Chilean night

On a very clear chilean night, a 34 minutes exposure, near the small town of Putre, at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft)

Cliffs of Aran

From the cliffs of the main Island of Aran, Inishmore.Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105mm, f/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 100

The dark side of the nut

The dark side of the nut One of my first strobist shot in 2010, processed with new skills. A nut is dropped in a spoon filled of milk.430EXII (50mm, 1/32) + aluminum sheet as reflector

Poulnabrone

Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in Ireland, dating back to the Neolithic period. A quick stop in a windy place, i've been lucky to have a good light between two rainshower...

Sun is rising

Sunset in La Mauricie National PArk, QC, Canada -- Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @12mm, f/11, ISO100, 4s DRI from 3 raws (2s, 4s & 8s)

Rush Hour

Grand Central, rush hour. Canon EOS 60D + Samyang 8mm f/3.5 @8mm, f/16, ISO 100, 2s

86th

NYC Subway arrival at 86th street station Canon EOS 60D + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @70mm, f/2.8, 1/50, ISO 800

The falls

Long exposure of the falls, last day in Canada before crossing the border on the way to NYC. Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM@12mm, ISO100, 40s, f/7.1

Leavin' Manhattan

The financial district skyline, the Brooklyn bridge and a yellow cab. Just NYC… Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @13mm, f/11, 1/50, ISO 100

Kilimanjaro shadow

The 3rd and last day before the summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Same weather each day, blue sky on the morning over a cloud sea, then the clouds rose slowly in the early afternoon till fully covering the summit. A wonderful point of view which truly deserves his nickname of "Roof of Africa", I'll never forget the sunrise at the summit after climbing all night long. Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @21mm, f/11, 1/100, iso 100

Into the clouds

Cloudy and rainy day in Jacques Cartier National Park Canon EOS 60D + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @100mm, iso400, f/4.5, 1/50

Golden rays

Sunrise thought the forest down the Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, a few minutes after starting to climb. Snowboard fixed to my backpack, ready for a 5 hours climb till the crater and his smokes. After saying a few minutes at the summit (due to toxical smokes), time to climb down in snowboard, one of the coolest memories in my life. Follow me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/bgspix

Altiplano

The altiplano between Chile and western Bolivia

Elevation

Funicular of Lisbon Canon EOS 60D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @35mm, f/5, 1/15, iso 800

Milky way

Canon EOS 550D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105mm, f/13, sio 100, 1/200e Strobist info: 430EXII on the right (50mm, 1/32) and an aluminium sheet as reflector on the left

Watch me, I'm famous

An alternative view of the Statue of Liberty, NYC Canon EOS 60D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @24mm, f/4, 1/1000, iso100

Tram Trails

Trams trails in Budapest, Hungary. I had to wait almost 1 hour to get the shot I wanted, as there was only 1 tram every 10 minutes. I used my pop-up flash (2nd curtain) to freeze the tram at the end of the exposure. Canon EOS 60D + EF 25-105 f/4L IS @ 24mm, f/11, iso200, 2s + pop-up flash (2nd curtain), tripoded

Cycling to work

Morning on the Brooklyn bridge, New York Canon 60D + EF 25-105 f/4L IS@ 24mm, f/18, iso100, 1/25s

Good Morning Africa

During a night in a camp site located very close to Manyara Lake National Park in Tanzania, an amazing point of view over the park and the rift Valley a few minutes before the sunrise, with amazing pastel tones in the sky. Alone to enjoy this moment, a really nice feeling of freedom.

A foggy day

A viewpoint not so far from the N71 (Ring of Kerry) on a cloudy and foggy day, a few kilometers before Kilarney National Park, Ireland.Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Before the storm

Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France A few minutes before a storm, and not enough time to go back to the car, completely wet in a few seconds...

Last light

Sunset in la Mauricie National Park. DRI from 3 raws Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @10mm, f/11, ISO 100, 0,4s

Quiet morning on Brooklyn bridge

An incredible place for photographers, so much lines, perspectives and different textures.

United Colors of Yellowstone

Overview on Grand Prismatic Spring, probably the most amazing treasury of Yellowstone National Park, and one of the largest hot spring in the world. The most frustrating thing in this incredible place is probably the lack of any high point surrounding the spring to get a better perspective, might be a perfect place for drone photography¬タᆭ --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105mm, f/6.3, 1/125, iso 50 (Polar filter)

39' in Jokulsarlon

Despite of my expectation, the weather was quite bad when I arrived to the famous Jokulsarlon in Iceland. Low clouds, iceberg entirely surrounded by the fog, rain and poor visibility (Basic icelandic weather so¬タᆭ). After waiting 2 hours, the visibility improved a little bit, with sometimes a very shy sunray to warm the place and create a foggy atmosphere at the surface around the floating iceberg --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @28mm, 39s, ISO50, f/13 (Lee filter Bigstopper)

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