Here's a shot of the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas. I took this after midnight under a full moon on a warm Friday night late last summer. I had to wait a while to claim a good spot amongst all the young couples having a late-night "picnic." I shot this at f/8, ISO 200 for 30 seconds on a sturdy Manfrotto tripod. The wind was blowing harder than the photo suggests, so I had to hold down the tripod for the duration of the exposure to keep it steady, and it's a fairly heavy tripod. I wasn't planning on working out the old guns that night! I think by the time I took this particular shot my arms were shaking from all the work, so I do notice a bit more softness than I'd like in the image. Hopefully someone out there enjoys it...
Nikon D90, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8 shot at 16mm, f/8, ISO 200 for 30 seconds. DXO Optics Pro 6, Adobe Photoshop CS3.
This was taken at the Indian Run Falls in Dublin, Ohio. I did not know that waterfalls existed in the metro area of Columbus considering how flatness of the area. When I found this jewel of a park I had to grab a picture. I wanted to try and capture the movement so I used a long exposure.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS, exposure 1/2 sec., ISO 100, focal length f/18.
To get to this beach you have to walk down cliffs for about 20 minutes. When I started the descent the weather was fairly clear. However, when I reached the beach, a storm was starting to form resulting in this sunset. Taken in Hovs Hallar, Sweden.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS5
I stayed over the night on the Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang, Bavaria, Germany. At midnight when I arrived but the sky was full of clouds. However, at the moment I woke up (at 3 a.m.) it was completely clear. It was cold so I couldn't sleep. Finally it was absolutely worth it to stay there :) I want to dedicate this to my friend Melli :) I hope you like it!
Canon EOS 550D, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8.
Taken at Aci Trezza, a town in Sicily, southern Italy. Located on the coast of the Ionian Sea, this village has a long history of maritime activity. Aci Trezza is a popular spot for Italian vacationers during the Summer.
Off the coast of Aci Trezza are three tall, column-shaped islands. According to local legend, these great stones are the ones thrown at Odysseus in The Odyssey. Not far from the coast (about 400m) is the "Island Lachea", identified as the Homeric "island of goats". Today it houses the University of Catania's biology station.
Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake on the South Island of New Zealand. It is famous for its scenic beauty, so it surely doesn't hurt getting out of your car and taking a quick photo to remember the beauty of this unique scenery.