Hey, wondering if anyone else likes this one? Please hit me up if you do. This shot from a recent adventure to the desert country of Utah and Arizona. It’s kinda growing on me. I guess it reminds me of what I find appealing about desert landscapes. At first, the desert can feel barren and empty, but the more time I spend wandering in the desert — the more I start to really see it. Desert beauty is subtle and it sorta sneaks up on you visually (or at least does so for me). Anyway, I love the vast tonal qualities and abundance of life that you can see with a closer look. Curious what you think? #desert#desertvibes#utah#1percentftp
The past couple of days we’ve explored the Iranian desert, and internet has been virtually nonexistent. As a result, I only found out yesterday that I have won two awards in this years Travel Photographer of the Year competition. One for my series of golden snub-nosed monkey images from China, and one for this image featuring a climber in the tsingys in Madagascar. I shot this image earlier this year while on assignment for Nikon, shooting with the new Z7 mirrorless camera.
The image was shot on a very early morning, and to get it I first had to overcome my fear of heights. I needed a high vantage point, so I had to climb the highest pinnacle in the area. Note to self: climbing razor sharp pinnacles in the dark is not a good idea.
To create something truly original of this already unique location, I decided to use a climber to add a sense of scale and adventure. As soon as he appeared in the spot I had selected, I was struck by the immense impact his presence had for the shot. So much more powerful.
Pre-sunrise shoots can be pretty stressful as the light changes so quickly, and in this case I really needed that twilight moment where there’s enough light to see the landscape, while it’s still dark enough to see the effect of the headlight.
On this assignment I got hooked on the Z7, and I’ve been using it ever since - it’s the camera I have used most on my recent Antarctica trip for instance. Being super compact and light, it was also the perfect camera for climbing these steep and sharp tsingys- not the easiest terrain to move in!
With over 20.000 images entered this year, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, and it’s a great honor to be amongst the winners again. Congratulations to all the other winners - great work!
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Graduation shoot at a oasis in a desert anyone? 🎓| 妈爸, It’s time for you to relax and retire le 😏 #belvelogue
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Another super cool spot I saw during the flight back from the Galapagos. Amazing underwater sand banks all around! Awesome. I was headed to Washington DC from Quito. This was somewhere in the Caribbean. I gathered this was a bit before getting to the Bahamas. Retracing the plane route on Google Earth, I think the pictures were taken around these coordinates: 23°20'57.79"N 76°40'13.38"W. Check it out on the satellite images, it's super pretty!
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