Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch Windows of Heaven The Mesa Arch is located in the Canyonlands National Park. The closest town is Moab, Utah. Follow Google map  Below is a full view nearly fish eyes view of the arch, right at the edge of the mesa, next to a drop of almost a thousand feet straight down, it frames a vast expense of canyons. The Mesa Arch is a very popular destination for tourists and photographers. I have seen that morning 50 tourists and photographers at the arch at sunrise. The arch is only about 25ft. across and there are only about few premium spots. Even I was there 3 hours before sunrise, a group of more than 15 photographers had been there with tripods.  Don’t be too worry, the red glow under the arch lasts for about an hour after sunrise, believe me, after sunrise about 30 minutes,  you can still get a great shot. I shot this one alone after all people left, 7 shots merged with tripod on the very edge of the cliff.  Below is a shot of a view of most people been there, only the arch. But if you use normal lens, some interested angle view could […]

False Kiva

Read English Version False Kiva  Khi thiên nhiên và cấu trúc của con người tạo ra gặp nhau trong sự hài hòa   Một ảnh tương tự khác nhưng vòng đá được thấy gần trung tâm của bức ảnh, dẫn thị giác đi về phía ngọn núi nhỏ có hình dáng ngọn nến ở xa xa . Dân săn ảnh đến đây thích dùng ống kính góc thật rộng cở như 10mm để gom hết toàn cảnh cửa hốc núi. Riêng ảnh nầy tôi ghép lại với 7 tấm ảnh chụp máy đứng với ống kính 20mm, khi chụp với thiết bị đặc biệt Manfrotto Spherical Head , và mổi tấm ảnh được chụp 5 lần theo kỹ thuật HDR. Tấm ảnh thì công phu và phức tạp, nhưng không ấn tượng lắm vì sự rối ren và lộn xộn của nhiều vòng tròn. False Kiva là gì, và ở đâu? Xin giới thiệu cùng các bạn ảnh đó là một vòng tròn nhân tạo bởi những hòn đá chồng lên nhau mà không rõ nguồn gốc chính xác nó hình thành khi nào. Cái tên False Kiva hiểu theo nghĩa là “nhà nguyện ảo” ai đó đặt ra ngụ ý nói không chắc nó […]

The False Kiva

Đọc phiên bản tiếng Việt False Kiva A view of paradise when nature and man made structures meet together in harmony Another similar shot, but the Kiva is approximately in center, leading to the Candlestick in distance. Most people like to take full view of the alcove with extremely wide angle like 10mm, this shot I made a set of a stitch panoramic 7 frames vertically 20mm lens using Manfrotto Spherical Head , each frame contains 5 HDR images. It’s complicate 35 shots but I found it is not very concentrate since the top alcove competes major interest with the circle of Kiva. What is False Kiva, where it’s located? False Kiva is a man-made stacked stones circle of unknown origin in an alcove, a remote area of the Canyonlands National Park, located in state of Utah USA. It first popularized by the photographer Tom Till more than 10 years ago, now has become an iconic photo spot of the Southwest America. This photo location isn’t listed on any park maps, it’s a class II archeological site and park rangers will provide directions to the site if asked. The trail is not too difficult, but requires some health and careful hike on loose rocky […]
Apr 09

Blue Ocean waterfalls

Hang Rái (Otter Caves) named in the old days, otters live here, but now they do not exist anymore. Located at Vĩnh Hy, Ninh Thuận, Việt Nam,  Google Map It is the beautiful place with stunning scenes at sunrise for most landscape photographers. Exactly, photographers call this scene “Bàn Thạch” because it looks like a stone table. Best time of the year to capture it is from end of November to early February.

The Golden Waves

The Golden Waves You’ve probably seen beautiful photos of the sensuously sculpted frozen sand hills. These formations called “The Waves” “The Sands of Time” or North Coyote Buttes. It is actually located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness area, Utah-Arizona border. The golden waves or the Wave 2 is a sandstone rock formation, the formation is situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes is well–known among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the difficult hike required to reach it. Due to the fragile nature of the formation and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily lottery system is used to dispense only ten next–day permits in person at the Kanab visitor center. Additionally, ten online permits for each date are available four months in advance of a planned trip. The number of people allowed into the area is strictly limited. Details on how to apply for the permit are given at Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes If you are just photographers, not experienced hikers, I do not recommend you to solo hiking in this area, especially hiking at late evening or dark night. You should be accompanied in a group with an experienced leader.
Mar 19

Past Resplendence

    Past Resplendence Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of 10,000 people. The town was founded by Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1877, the Standard Company struck pay dirt and a gold rush transformed Bodie from a town of 20 people to a boomtown.

Furious Waves

Furious Waves Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves are features that make Sonoma Coast State Beach one of California’s most scenic attractions.

Devil’s Golf Course

  Devil’s Golf Course The Devil’s Golf Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert within Death Valley National Park is an area of salty mud that forms upturned sharp-edged crags, minerals dissolved in the lake became increasingly concentrated as water evaporated.

Salton Sea Lake

The Salton Sea Lake is an inland saline lake located in the Sonoran Desert of southeastern California, near the Mexico-U.S. border. It is one of the most arid regions in North America, was formed in 1905 when the Colorado River burst out of its man-made irrigation canal and flooded the dry alkaline basin of the Imperial Valley. The lake is approximately 35 miles by 15 miles with an average depth of about 30 feet, the water flowed for two years before the flooding could be shut off. Agricultural drainage and runoff from the surrounding mountains continue to pour water into the lake, so the lake level continues to rise.

Waves of Sandstone

Waves of Sandstone Lower Antelope Canyon is the most photographed with abstract shapes, structures and colors seen in other parts of the canyon. Located in the American Southwest, east of Page, Arizona USA

Sun Beam

Sun Beam Upper Antelope Canyon is the most frequently visited and photographed with light beams or shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings at the top of the canyon. Located in page, Arizona, USA.

Moving Rocks

   Moving Rocks The Mysterious Moving Rocks at the famous Racetrack of Death Valley in California are reputed to move. Although no one has ever witnessed the event, the tracks leave room for no other plausible explanation. It is hypothesized that when the surface of the playa is wet or frosted, strong winds cause the rocks to slide and leave their trails behind them on the mud as they make their way. There are many rocks that appear to break off from cliffs at the south end of the playa, some weighing as much as 3/4 ton, and move as much as two miles. Trails created by the rocks vary in length and direction, most trails are parallel to others, some show gradual curving or sharp turns or even make complete loops. These two particular rocks had moved from a far distance and traveled close together, the small one possibly had made a “U turn” twice (by looking at its trail), waiting for the large one, and lovely merged just behind. These two rocks and trails forming a “V” shape like a necklace over a mountain in the background.

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