Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “landscape

Aurora And The Travelling Clouds

Aurora And The Travelling Clouds

We decided to go out again chasing the Aurora. This time it was about 16 miles out of town. The forecast looked good and the prediction seemed favorable. When we arrived we were a little disappointed. I could barely see any colour with my naked eye. The nearly full moon may have contributed to the faintness of the hoped for aurora. This image is a composite of 2 frames both were 90 second exposures, that managed to capture some of the color in the sky.With the wind moving the clouds, they turned streaky in a minute and a half.

In the best light…


Sky On Fire

Sky On Fire

 

As I might have said before, you don’t have to go far to get great pictures. There are plenty near you. This image was made less than 10 minutes from my house. I had previously scouted the location online and was waiting for a good opportunity to photograph the Aurora. I was worried about the cloud cover when we arrived but soon found it was thin enough for the light to partially pass. The smoke in the air gave the night lights a reddish glow.

In the best light…


US 163

US 163

One of the more famous spots in movie lore, Forrest Gump Point is in the bottom of the valley at this end of the straightaway. This is where Forrest Gump gives up his cross-country running and wants to go home.

From this vantage point, in the far distance on the extreme left, the Big Indian, to the left and center, the multi-spired Stagecoach, and Brigham’s Tomb on the right.

In the best light…

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The Stones Themselves

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In Monument Valley, the red coloured rocks are quite prominent and the vivid hues are in your face. I thought that removing the colour and presenting the scene in black and white would show the grain and structure of the giant boulders and cliff face. Hopefully the tuft of grasses included at the bottom of the frame gives the image a sense of scale.

In the best light…


Chimney Rock

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This week’s posts are of the American Southwest; from the Four Corners area and Monument Valley. This image is from the side of US Highway 163 just south of the Ute Mountain Reservation in Colorado. This was the one of the first monolith of this type that we had seen on the trip.

In the best light…


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