Shadowness - dSnider http://shadowness.com Passionate about all photography out there. Hoping to grow and learn and maybe help anyone else out if I can along the way. I live in the Southeastern... en Contours http://shadowness.com/dSnider/contours <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/contours"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/439566/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Hiya everyone! Hope all has been well over here in the world of the Shadows. Haven't had the time for much social networking but thought I would pop on real quick since I have a few minutes. This is a 12 shot pano I took on a recent trip to the Southwest. This is Island in the Sky at Canyonlands National Park. Never dreamed Mother Nature would give us a show like this but I was glad I was there and setup for it. I wasn't setup for the double rainbow happening behind me at the same time but I squeaked out a few shots of it to before it faded with the light. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:14:04 -0400 Ray http://shadowness.com/dSnider/ray <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/ray"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/408068/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />One single, bright ray from the sun decided to burst out of the cloud cover right before disappearing over the horizon. The super cold winter has done a good job of killing off the weed beds on Lake Neely Henry to....but they'll be back in spring. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:09:12 -0500 Grande Morning http://shadowness.com/dSnider/grande-morning <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/grande-morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/407414/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The Rio Grande Gorge just outside of Taos, New Mexico is truly a remarkable site even in poor light. But combine it with a great sunrise and it really come alive. :) Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:06:58 -0500 Early Morning Tide http://shadowness.com/dSnider/early-morning-tide <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/early-morning-tide"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/406863/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Wonderful sunrise I was treated to over East Bay in Florida back at the first of the month. Got a ton of fun compositions from this scene but also had to step back and get all the good light in a pano. 15 vertical shots stitched. Little bit of post done in LR. Hope all of you have been doing well out there! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:19:14 -0500 Sideways http://shadowness.com/dSnider/sideways <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/sideways"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/389235/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here's a recent one from one morning I decided to go "creek stomping". Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:01:03 -0500 Saguaro Skies http://shadowness.com/dSnider/saguaro-skies <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/saguaro-skies"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/388761/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ladies and gents.....the best display of light I have ever seen. It was a constant changing show for over and hour. Taken among the amazing and mighty Saguaro Cactus in Lake Pleasant State Park, AZ. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:26:30 -0500 The Colors http://shadowness.com/dSnider/the-colors <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/the-colors"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/388516/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Wanted to give a huge thank you to all Veteran's out there on this day. I truly appreciate each one of you and your families efforts and sacrifices for my rights and way of life. Having to upload and run for now but I will be catching up with comments and others work tonight when I get in. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:49:17 -0500 Still Standing Tall http://shadowness.com/dSnider/still-standing-tall <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/still-standing-tall"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/387762/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I tried shooting a "star shot" of this exact tree a few years back (fail). It's always fun to go back and try out new things you have learned and see how you approach a situation differently. This is a very old, topped oak tree located on my buddies farm that probably isn't to many storms away from not being there anymore. Glad I got a trail in there before it is gone for good. just under 400 stacked shots over a 3 hour period. Probably a bit to much but I like it anyway. LOL! Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:21:16 -0500 Whale's Head Rock http://shadowness.com/dSnider/whale--s-head-rock <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/whale--s-head-rock"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/385981/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Can you make out the whale's head in the rock formation? Such a great scene I found myself in front of at my fav little local lake. I was actually there to scout for a shoot I have tomorrow but couldn't resist taking a few frames as I walked around. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:59:20 -0400 Just a Moment http://shadowness.com/dSnider/just-a-moment <a href="http://shadowness.com/dSnider/just-a-moment"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/385180/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />So there I was, unable to make it into the South Rim gates and deciding to make the best out of it. I learned very quickly there are some remarkably beautiful areas in the Kaibab National Forest. Many that have just been driven past by who knows how many. A major storm system was on the move in that evening and I was very happy and content with the idea of shooting long exposures of the brooding clouds. I jokingly looked back behind me to the west and saw what I thought was an impenetrable wall of storm moving in. (A storm that had dropped 8 inches of snow less than 10 hours after this shot was taken.) I chuckled and said..."wouldn't it be a site if I got a piece of sun to pop through for a second and light those clouds up." Not even 3 minutes later, I got barely a minute of this light and it was gone as quick as it had appeared. I had the time to take 2 shots. Very much hope you enjoy this one...I sure enjoyed the moment. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:34:44 -0400