Samstag, 27. November 2010

Yosemite Nationalpark / The Valley

Yosemite National Park embraces a spectacular expanse of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada. A nature photographer's dream, the park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Among the many well-known and spectacular features of Yosemite Valley are two granite monoliths, Half Dome and El Capitain. Without any doubt Yosemite has truly been a magical experience, i can't wait to go there again.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0

Dienstag, 23. November 2010

Tuolumne Meadows / Cathedral Peak

After staying in the Yosemite Valley for two days, we decided to spend more time in the less crowed Tuolumne Meadows. This place has been one of the highlights on our trip, i have rarely seen such beauty and asthetic in alpine areas. The peak lends its name from its cathedral-shaped peak, which was formed by glacial activity. When hiking in such high altitudes over 10000 feet (3000m) you slightly start to feel the "thin" air, but when we arrived to Upper Cathedral Lake it was really worth all the effort.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0

Dante's View / Death Valley

Dante's View provides an amazing panoramic view of the southern Death Valley basin at 5,500 feet (1700 m) on the north side of Coffin Peak, along the crest of the Black Mountains. A great place to escape from the incredible hot temperatures of the valley.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2 Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0


Coney Island / New York

During our trip around the states we spent a week in New york and went to Coney Island. The area was a major resort and site of amusement parks that reached its peak in the early 20th century. It declined in popularity after World War 2 and endured years of neglect. I've been there in summer and spring time, to me this place has alot more charm when everything is closed and seems to be abandoned.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0



Driftwood / Dungeness Bay, Washington

Dungeness Bay is located in Clallam County, Washington and is one of world's longest natural sand spits that softens the rough sea waves to form a quiet bay and harbor, sand and gravel beaches, and tideflats. A half-mile hike through a sweet-smelling forest with scenic overlooks leads to a rocky beach scattered with driftwood.
Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8 / Canon 24-105mm 4.0

Montag, 4. Oktober 2010

Ruby Beach / Washington

Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in the coastal section of Olympic National Park. It has a tremendous amount of driftwood and some amazing sea stacks. It's like a photographers dream, a rocky, log-strewn shore to enjoy gazing at dramatic rock formations and bald eagles that soar overhead or rest in the treetops on the cliffs. Defenitly one of the most scenically distinctive beaches in this 10-mile stretch of Kalaloc. 

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2
Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Sonntag, 3. Oktober 2010

Death Valley / Bad Water Basin

Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, California, noted as the lowest point in north america, with an elevation of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. It's an unforgetable experience to wander a little way out onto the salt flats, and just stand for a while in the stifling heat. 

Temperature 120°F / 48°C

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2 / Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Samstag, 2. Oktober 2010

Sandscapes / Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

On our way down south from washington to california we made a stop in Dunes city, Oregon where you find wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level. The Oregon Dunes National Recreaion Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. It’s an amazing photo location and was defenitly one of my highlights on our trip!

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2 / Lens: Canon 16-35mm 2.8