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Luminous Warmth - Carmel River Beach

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 15 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural.


3rd Annual Magic Light, Moonlight, and Pfeiffer Beach Arch Big Sur Winter Workshop - January 8-11, 2012 (3 spots left)
5th Annual Springtime and Moonlight in Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula - March 7-10, 2012 (9 spots left)
4th Annual Northern Arizona Workshop: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Sedona - April 23-27, 2012 (4 spots left)
3rd Annual Kauai Workshop - Garden Isle and Tropical Paradise - June 22-26, 2012 (6 spots left)
4th Annual Summer Big Sur Workshop - Mystical Fog and Colorful Headlands - August 21-24, 2012 (space available)
1st Annual Fall in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park - Fall Color, Mountain Grandeur, and Volcanic Forces - Deluxe Photo Workshop - September 24-28, 2012 (Workshop Sold Out)
4th Annual Arches/Canyonlands Photo Workshop - Moon Over Red Rock, Arches, and Canyons - October 27-31 2012 (Just Added).
2nd Annual Bryce/Zion Photo Workshop - Bryce Canyon Hoodoos and Zion Fall Color - - November 1-5, 2012 (Just Added).

Note: This is a continuation of a 10-part series where I explore visual concepts that can help you while in the field. These concepts are not intended to be a how-to guide; rather, they are ways of helping one think about the visual craft of landscape photography.

Welcome to Part 5 of Exploring Visual Concepts. Luminosity in nature is not always easy to find. I consider this type of light almost magical. It's the type of light that can stop even the non-photographer/artist in their tracks. It appears as if the landscape glows, as if the earth emanates with an inner vibrancy. I tend to find this special light just minutes prior to or just after sunset/sunrise and in canyons where the tall walls serve as giant reflectors. To learn more, please read my latest blog post Exploring Visual Concepts - Luminosity

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/30 second F/16.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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