Jun 27, 2011

Panorama of Nancy Greene Provincial Park

Nancy Green Provincial Park Panorama - 7099 x 2649 pix
Nancy Green Provincial Park Panorama Photograph

 7099 x 2649 pixel panorama art 

This beautiful lake can be found close to the turn off to Rossland via Strawberry Pass

Please contact kris@crowsnestphotography if you would like to license this image.

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Jun 18, 2011

A Kick off to the Summer and the Beauty of its Night Sky

Randy Halverson shot and produced an amazing time lapse and had a man named Simon Wilkinson compose music for it. Unbelievably beautiful! National Geographic brought it to my attention and I had to share it. Ask me how many goosebumps I had while view it?!

During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph +. That made it hard to get the shots I wanted. I kept most of the shots low to the ground, so the wind wouldn't catch the setup and cause camera shake, or blow it over. I used a Stage Zero Dolly on the dolly shots and a "Milapse" mount on the panning ones.

Canon 60D and T2i

Tokina 11-16

Sigma 20mm F1.8

Tamron 17-50

Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com

Shot in RAW format, the Milky Way shots were 30 seconds exposure F2.8 or F1.8 with 2 second interval between shots, for 3-4 hours run time. ISO 1600

Ten seconds of the video is about 2 hours 20 minutes in real time.

Simon Wilkinson from http://www.thebluemask.com created the soundtrack "Exodus" for the video

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Jun 8, 2011

Early Summer Storms in the Kettle Valley

*** If the slideshow doesn't display a start button then simply click on the photo or this link and it should take you to Crow's Nest website were it is hosted. 

The slideshow has ambient sound so adjust your speakers for the thunder, rain, and meadow lark's song.

Click on still image to play

I wasn't planning on photographing this afternoon. I heard the storm out my office window and the Meadow Lark call so I grabbed my jacket and camera. Perhaps storms are a reminder that even during dangerous, tumultuous, challenging periods if you open your eyes to the possibility ... something, often quietly, reveals itself to remind us of a larger message.

This slideshow is dedicated to my friend Colleen who is on a challenging journey and facing her own storm.

If you'd rather view on You Tube here is the link  http://youtu.be/_dFUx2txGVk