Yosemite Valley at Dusk.

You do realize that every professional photographer that has ever lived edited their photos, right? A camera isn’t some magical thing that captures a perfect image of reality — it’s a mechanism that relies on light being focused through several pieces of glass and

Star trails. Shiprock, New Mexico.

Absolutely. Put your camera on a tripod and pick a lens that is wide enough to capture a LOT of stars and some foreground. Many people will tell you to pick a place with no light pollution on a night with no moon, however

Rarly seen parts of the California mountains

The State Water Project and the Canals heading to Southern California have changed the way water in the North is being doled out to consumers. The Delta (where I live) is the next target for pulling water and the State wants to put further

The Appalachian Mountains from way up in the sky

It’s funny that you’re joking about isolation. Alot of my family used to live right on the edge of the grid and some just a little beyond. It was in the tri-state area…Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. They had electricity but were on their own

Grand Canyon, Arizona

two ways. The first is to do a long exposure. A long exposure like this would probably be between 15 seconds to several minutes long in order to capture each individual lightning strike. to put that into perspective the average cellphone/point-and-shoot camera usually exposes

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

The vastness was more or less what I suspected. The travel time was not. I was aware that you can only drive 65 in the US, But I was not aware that often the speed limit is way lower and some americans manage to

The moss-covered forests of Dartmoor, England

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Mirror Reflection in Lake in the Sierras

The Spanish word sierra means “range of mountains,” and is usually found in combination with other words, such as Sierra Blanca (White Range), Sierra Madre (Mother Range, or Central Range), and Nevada (Snowy Range). Occasionally las sierras is used to designate a group of

Cho La Pass Nepal

It’s an excellent photograph, really stunning colours and the scenery is spectacular. I do feel that this could benefit from a tighter crop. Looking at the image, its main focus is the mountain range and the valley – the top left of the image

Iceberg Grounded in Torbay, Newfoundland

Well, obviously the song is kind of taking the piss of the accent, but my grandparents sound exactly like that and they’re from Bonavista. People from the Avalon probably won’t because there’s a lot of Irish accent there. A lot of the tropes are

Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China

It’s difficult for landscape photographers to refrain from taking the saturation to 11 on everything they photograph. This is because they are excited about the photo they took, and adjusting the saturation is extremely easy. Furthermore, all photographs require post-processing (even if you want

As a photographer, this is my favorite capture ever. Pap of Glencoe, Scotland

I said it was rendered naturally, not unprocssed. It’s not straight from the camera (and that’s not desirable, anyway, as the in-camera image is only halfway to print), but it’s [not](http://www.wallcoo.net/nature/photo-manipulation-landscape/images/Photo-manipulated-landscape-widescreen-4006.jpg) highly [processed](http://www.brianpasko.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mount-Rainier-Sunset-Clouds-Field-Green-Portland-Nature-Landscape-Photographer-Portrait.jpg) compared to [a lot](https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3082/2779861092_e88530939c.jpg) of [landscape photographs](http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/u/TvyamNb-BivtNwcoxtkc5xGBuGkIMh_nj4UJHQKuorlZ4yGc6F9s0-GsCgepQwBpsjCmNSiW0Ja1JQ/) out there, [either](http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ebf463380/images/_MG_5326a-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://philhawkinsphoto.com/contents/Landscape/Yosemite%2520National%2520Park/image-_MG_5326a/&h=997&w=1500&tbnid=PqZeFpr_KfDSvM:&zoom=1&docid=W5V9ve-AFsDeaM&ei=gzrYVOr8J4fZoASU6YCwBQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CE0QMygnMCc).

The Claws of the Dragon, Senja, Norway

Mønti Pythøn ik den Hølie Gräilen Røtern nik Akten Di Wik Alsø wik Alsø alsø wik Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals The characters and incidents portrayed and

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

You cannot swim inside the park, BUT you can swim in river Korana which is formed directly from Plitvice Lakes. Most of tourists do not know this. If anyone is interested in pictures of river Korana, I’ll edit this post when I get on

Yosemite Under Moonlight

The focal length itself won’t really help the stars to be more visible – but it will help you get a larger field of view and therefore can get a bigger piece of the sky in the frame while still showing some earth. Really