25 TOP G+ Photos for Sep 30

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25 awesome TOP photographs published by G+ photographers on September 30.

+Josiah Wells at New Zealand's Cardrona Ski Resort in 2008 doing a switch double something, with a something grab..!
shot with a Canon 1dmk3 set to 8 frames/second

This was used as a double page spread in a 2009 +NZ Skier Magazine
  • Photographer MILES HOLDEN
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Hey G+,

An awesome Cloud shelf i managed to capture last year. Once in a life time capture. Hope you guys enjoy....Cheers Giu


Cape Kiwanda after Rain


First off, WOW! I noticed a huge increase in users of Google+ in the past week since my last post. Thank you to all the people who have added me to their circles. I do appreciate it.

Secondly, WHEW! It's been a busy week with little time for anything but teaching. This past weekend my partner +Joshua Cripps and I led a group around Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties for two full days of coastal landscape photography. Monday night, I picked up a client from Toronto at SFO airport and I showed him the sights for 2.5 days. I had a great time doing both, despite the weather being all over the place and the lack of sleep.

The Image:
Back in spring, I was photographing the large areas of yellow lupine bushes around Pescadero State Beach. After an early sunrise, I was driving home when I saw a couple small dirt pull-outs off Highway 1. Having never been there before, I stopped to check it out. What I discovered were these amazing rock formations with great lines and textures.

I vowed to return despite the season for great skies almost over.

My first time here the foggy marine layer was moving fast enough and was breaking up. After the sun had set, I was able to do some long exposures with simply a graduated neutral density filter on the sky. Since it was my first time here, I tried a few variations on compositions and ultimately, the cloud movement and balance of elements felt best in this one.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm
68 sec, f9, ISO 100
Lee .9 Soft GND Filter


Another Photograph Tip:

Do NOT light your entire subject because it's the shadows that make a great portrait - not the light.


Covilha, Portugal

I went to a wedding in Portugal last year in a small town called Covilha, up in the mountains. After the wedding I had time to explore the town a little. I was looking for interesting examples of ceramic tiles on walls. It was a Sunday afternoon and the streets were quite deserted. I found a church with lovely blue ceramic tiling on the outside, but these walls were competing with their graffiti-stained neighbors for attention

_Nikon D700, 20mm f2.8, five exposures+


Mt Drum - Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska
  • Photographer Dan Ransom
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180mm tripod flash wireless Canon 7D
  • Photographer Antonio De Santis
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A hunting cheetah in the early morning backlight, Part 1
all photos in this blog post http://uweskrzypczak.blogspot.com/2011/09/hunting-cheetah-in-early-morning.html
  • Photographer Uwe Skrzypczak
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The Wall | Glencoe, Scotland 2011
  • Photographer Xavier Rey
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We also shot "Joan of Arc" on white... I enjoyed the variation we got on it vs the dark. I wanted to capture her reflection above her in the water... almost like a 'split personality'.
  • Photographer Brenda Stumpf
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liquid gold
  • Photographer piet Flour
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Hey to the G+!

Since you are all showing me love, I will try to give some back by making a print giveaway next week. More info coming then.. If you are on my facebook you have a chance to win one from there aswell. :)

Have a great weekend!

For this post I want to re-share one of my favorite photos:




Drooping Tulips
I'm no really a floral shooter but here's one for #FloralFriday
Window light cam left and a reflector cam right shot on Agfa APX 100 b&w film developed in rodinal a few years back.


One Way to Interact More on Google+

Many people have trouble getting started on Google+, but photographers and photography lovers at least have a growing list of daily themes to interact around.

For example, one of today's theme is Floral Friday, so post a flower shot, include the tag #FloralFriday, and use the new search capability at the top of the Google+ page to find #FloralFriday to discover other contributors and their shots as well.. A list of several themes per day to choose from can be found here on +Eric Leslie's blog: http://ericleslie.com/guides/daily-photography-themes-googleplus/

Join me this weekend for "Selfless Sunday", where people can take the opportunity to present someone else's excellent work at least once a week.


Sunset and the RainGods of California
Location: Calaveras Hills, Milpitas, California... almost my backyard :)

Storms in California have a very transient nature. The sky can be very dark at one moment and get clear moments after; but somewhere in between these stages exist those rare magical moments that are great fun to photograph.

Here is one of those moments at sunset. As I got off from work that day, I saw some great light over Calaveras hills which are just a few minutes away from where I live. The sunlight was reaching the storm clouds at a low angle and illuminating just the low lying layers of the clouds giving this fiery effect.

The show of light was gone a few moments afterwards, but I was glad to have preserved it in this image... hope you like it!

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @ 93mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 4sec at f/10 and ISO 50
Filters: B+W Circular Polarizer, LEE ND Grads 0.6 and 0.75 soft edge stacked together
Single exposure with no HDR treatment, all processing in Adobe Lightroom.


The City in the Water

There are two very different storm seasons in Phoenix. In the summer, it’s all monsoons and thunderstorms. The rest of the year, it’s just random winter-ish storms that roll through. The summers bring lightning, the winters bring rain.
So in the summers, I go outside of the Phoenix area to chase the weather. In the winters, I head downtown.

One thing I really ended up finding amazingly fun and rewarding was pointing my camera downwards at these giant puddles of water after a winter storm. And I like my images to be of the darker, stormier variety, so I try to do this when it’s dusk and the sun is going down.

It’s not easy…the chance of rain anytime here is usually slim, and then to hope the puddles last until sunset…well, it all makes it a rare occurrence. But I’ve been able to find the opportunity twice now and each time I’ve fallen in love with this kind of composition.

The above photo is the surface of a random parking garage. Tire tracks fly across the image. Two large buildings rise against the dark, angry evening clouds. In fact, it was in the midst of raining off and on at this point, I just happened to catch a break in the action.

This is an HDR image, so you may notice the bit of motion on the surface of the water. That was just some bubbles from a passing car, which I decided to leave alone and not fix.


The edge of the calving glacier Breidamerkurjokull, searching from Vatnajokull Ice Cap into Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. The Ice is possible 1000 years old when calving into the lagoon. Under most of the glacier tongues that come from Vatnajökull are large valleys. the lagoon is up to 290 meters deep under sea level.
The edge there is possible 200 meters high.
  • Photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson
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Join me in Rocky Mountain National Park Sept 30- Oct 4, 2012
Details here: http://www.meetup.com/jason-odell-photo/


Early morning at two-jacks lake in banff, B.C. this last spring, with my best of friends, Jeff Clow of " DirtCheapPhototours.com " and Hans and Donna Wobbe and of course my wife Donna of shrecksimages.com. We all got together in Banff this last spring, really getting inspired with the spring colors and beauty of Banff.


All The Sadness That You Haven't Left Behind




When I'm in the mood to shoot, the weather rarely stops me. It's great to shoot in the rain unless there are heavy winds or downpour. And umbrellas are a favorite to shoot.


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