On a week's holiday to north Cornwall, my wife and I spent plenty of time photographing the scenery, including a number of bays. Holywell Bay, just south of Newquay was perhaps my favourite, and we were lucky enough to see some great sunsets.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC, B&W ND110 filter, Manfrotto 410 head and 190 tripod. Processed in Canon DPP and Paint Shop Pro.
This is the Milford Highway in New Zealand on a cold morning. It was taken while travelling out of Fiordland. After many days of perfect whether, when we finished exploring the natural attractions, the biggest snow storm in 50 years hit the southern island. This was the day before, and the first weather we had that was not clear blue skies. We drove into this area with a long straight road in the middle of a flat glacial valley, and I had to stop immediately. The lighting, the mist, the frost, everything worked out for a really nice photo.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, CPL, Adobe Lightroom.
I was staying in Bodega Bay when I took this photo; and you just never know when the fog will lift, but sometimes when it does it's beautiful! It was pretty windy and cold but nonetheless beautiful! It's a little dark to the right in my opinion but the dark contrasts well with the vibrant sunset colors.
An evening twilight shot from the Mont Agel, near the Nice Air Base Station located at the top of the mountain (1,148m). Weather conditions were superb, clear, clean air, almost no humidity or wind. View is up to 80km to the terrains of Saint Tropez. 3-exposure HDR with a 14mm wide angle lens.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.
This shot was taken on an incredibly windy evening in Bodega Bay! It's taken from a pull out off of Highway 1, and overlooks Salmon Creek running into the Pacific Ocean at North Salmon Creek Beach. It's two shots, 1 exposed for the sky and 1 exposed for the foreground. I used masked layers in Photoshop to blend the two together. I'm pretty happy with it, wish it was a tad more in focus but I feel the wind contributed to that a lot as well!
This shot was taken in Bensingersiel at the North Sea a few minutes before sunrise. Except for graduation curves, I didn't have to add any saturation. The colors were amazingly strong. The sky and foreground were taken from two separate shots, because I didn't have an ND-Grad filter with me and the difference in brightness was even too strong for RAW-editing.
Foreground: 11mm, f/11, 26 seconds, ISO 1600.
Sky: 11mm, f/11, 49 seconds, ISO 100.
Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, polarization filter, tripod. Edited with Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.