Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate

Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate

Snow Makes the Image | Fence Gate  This homemade gate opens into fields of grass and wind blown snow.  It stands just east of the Bridger Mountains in Montana ranch country.  It looks like it was made or repaired recently.  It’s just a simple gate made with a post and some barbed wire.  Without the snow, the subject would just blend into the background.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Snow Makes the Image | a 7 Image Story.

Big Island Sunsets | Blue Hour

Big Island Sunsets | Blue Hour

Big Island Sunsets | Blue Hour  Well, in reality, blue hour usually only lasts about 20 minutes.  During the blue hour the sky has a deep blue hue with saturated colors.  It’s the time after sunset (just after golden hour) before total darkness when lighted colors really stand out, yet the background is still visible.  The different shades of the sky and color saturation make it a great for landscape and seascape photography.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Big Island Sunsets | a 7 Image Story.

Big Island Sunsets | Distant Maui

Big Island Sunsets | Distant Maui

Big Island Sunsets | Distant Maui  This image looks toward Maui taken from the northwestern shore of the Big Island.  Look closely and you’ll see Maui’s volcano, Haleakalā, (“house of the sun”) rising above the clouds at 10,023 feet.  It’s a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of Maui.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Big Island Sunsets | a 7 Image Story.

Big Island Sunsets | Rocky Tree

Big Island Sunsets | Rocky Tree

Big Island Sunsets | Rocky Tree  Walking along the shoreline path just before sunset, it’s easy to see the rugged nature of the shore.  After dark without any moonlight, the walk gets more difficult.  A red miner’s light would be helpful.  Time to think about long exposures.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Big Island Sunsets | a 7 Image Story.

Big Island Sunsets | Seascape Sunset

Big Island Sunsets | Seascape Sunset

Big Island Sunsets | Seascape Sunset  Seascapes present a bit of a challenge for a Midwesterner.  We just don’t get many chances to photograph them.  Although the Nikon 1 V1 works well in all modes , bracketing would be nice.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Big Island Sunsets | a 7 Image Story.