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229 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of peaceful water; panorama photograph created by Phil Crawshay in Turks and Caicos Islands

Blue Velvet

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Turks and Caicos Islands

A beautiful day at Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. This beach has been repeatedly voted the best beach in the world due to its incredible turquoise color, soft sand and intense clarity. The shot was taken with a relatively long exposure to enhance the silky smooth water.

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A beautiful day at Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. This beach has been repeatedly voted the best beach in the world due to its incredible turquoise color, soft sand and intense clarity. The shot was taken with a relatively long exposure to enhance the silky smooth water.

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491 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of flowers and bees; nature macro photograph created by Anja Axelsson

The Appleblossom

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Apples are part of the much larger Rosacea family and cousin to the Rose.
It is an open pollinating plant that relies heavily on bees for pollination. It is one of the earliest trees that was cultivated with references dating back to pre Roman times. Seeds have been found in Anatolia which carbon date to 6500 BC and a fossilised apple seed from the Neolithic period found in England.

Intoxicating by their very nature, apple blossoms are symbolic of heady love and both Apple blossoms and trees were honoured by the ancient Celts as a symbol of love, and they would decorate their bed-chambers with these blossoms to entice amorous nights. In Scandinavian legends, the North-European gods and goddesses were fed an apple every evening by Iduna: She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth.

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Apples are part of the much larger Rosacea family and cousin to the Rose.
It is an open pollinating plant that relies heavily on bees for pollination. It is one of the earliest trees that was cultivated with references dating back to pre Roman times. Seeds have been found in Anatolia which carbon date to 6500 BC and a fossilised apple seed from the Neolithic period found in England.

Intoxicating by their very nature, apple blossoms are symbolic of heady love and both Apple blossoms and trees were honoured by the ancient Celts as a symbol of love, and they would decorate their bed-chambers with these blossoms to entice amorous nights. In Scandinavian legends, the North-European gods and goddesses were fed an apple every evening by Iduna: She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth.

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395 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of flower blossoms and a moth; macro nature photograph created by Anja Axelsson

The Moth and The Appleblossom

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A multilayered botanical portrait of a singular moth fluttering above apple-blossom, at night.

In this timeless composition, Anja seeks to explore the rich complexity that hides within this imagery. Moths hold a significant position in the Native American culture. Many tribes like the Hopi used these insects, their dance, and forms on their pottery. For the Blackfoot people, these winged insects represent sleep, dreams, and souls of the dead.
Native Americans believe that both butterflies and moths teach us there must always be death for rebirth and growth to occur. These winged creatures encourage us to release singular ego attachments and make room for the rich complexity of our authentic nature.
Since moths are nocturnal and come out at night, they are the teachers and guides of the dreamtime, of the repressed shadow aspects of ourselves, and our disowned wilder nature.

The Druids regarded the apple tree as charmed because of its ability to transform. They marvelled at the awe-inspiring blossoms that changed into an equally magnificent fruit, which also had the power of longevity since it remained fresh when stored. The Druids believed that eating an apple could transport them to a paradisal nether-world. Then through fermentation and pressing, it became hard cider which when drunk transformed the drinker!

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A multilayered botanical portrait of a singular moth fluttering above apple-blossom, at night.

In this timeless composition, Anja seeks to explore the rich complexity that hides within this imagery. Moths hold a significant position in the Native American culture. Many tribes like the Hopi used these insects, their dance, and forms on their pottery. For the Blackfoot people, these winged insects represent sleep, dreams, and souls of the dead.
Native Americans believe that both butterflies and moths teach us there must always be death for rebirth and growth to occur. These winged creatures encourage us to release singular ego attachments and make room for the rich complexity of our authentic nature.
Since moths are nocturnal and come out at night, they are the teachers and guides of the dreamtime, of the repressed shadow aspects of ourselves, and our disowned wilder nature.

The Druids regarded the apple tree as charmed because of its ability to transform. They marvelled at the awe-inspiring blossoms that changed into an equally magnificent fruit, which also had the power of longevity since it remained fresh when stored. The Druids believed that eating an apple could transport them to a paradisal nether-world. Then through fermentation and pressing, it became hard cider which when drunk transformed the drinker!

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279 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a vertical flower artwork; macro nature photograph created by Anja Axelsson

The Silver Stars

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A portrait of Ornithogalum nutans -The Drooping Star of Bethlehem. A fragrant-shade lover, blooming in a pale greenish-white with silvery grey petal margins.

“ I spotted this flower by the side of the road when I was out walking. It totally stopped me in my tracks….It’s colour palette mesmerised me, it shone like the mid-day moon. These silvery grey blooms, seemed completely out of place in the Scandinavian hedgerow. Where I live is regarded as one of the best preserved towns from the the 17th-1800s sailing ship era. The town exported ice and timber. (Yes, like Arendelle, from Disneys - Frozen) The tall ships needed ballast to weigh them down when empty, in-order to lay correctly in the water. It was made of soil and grit, and ‘stowaway’ seeds and roots from far away countries. This has given Brevik a rich and unique flora.” - Anja

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A portrait of Ornithogalum nutans -The Drooping Star of Bethlehem. A fragrant-shade lover, blooming in a pale greenish-white with silvery grey petal margins.

“ I spotted this flower by the side of the road when I was out walking. It totally stopped me in my tracks….It’s colour palette mesmerised me, it shone like the mid-day moon. These silvery grey blooms, seemed completely out of place in the Scandinavian hedgerow. Where I live is regarded as one of the best preserved towns from the the 17th-1800s sailing ship era. The town exported ice and timber. (Yes, like Arendelle, from Disneys - Frozen) The tall ships needed ballast to weigh them down when empty, in-order to lay correctly in the water. It was made of soil and grit, and ‘stowaway’ seeds and roots from far away countries. This has given Brevik a rich and unique flora.” - Anja

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239 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of beach chairs on the sand; photograph created by Phil Crawshay in Vilano Beach, St Augustine, Florida

Ocean Breeze

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Vilano Beach, St Augustine, Florida

Vilano beach is a small beach community in St Augustine near Jacksonville, Florida. The Atlantic is generally quite rugged, however, this day the sea was calm with a gentle ocean breeze blowing through. The shot was taken with a long exposure which gives the ocean a smooth and silky look. The chairs featured in the shot were set up by a family who just wanted to soak in the sea air and contemplate life whilst looking at the vast ocean. After they had left, I felt compelled to capture the atmosphere that they had enjoyed so much.

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Vilano beach is a small beach community in St Augustine near Jacksonville, Florida. The Atlantic is generally quite rugged, however, this day the sea was calm with a gentle ocean breeze blowing through. The shot was taken with a long exposure which gives the ocean a smooth and silky look. The chairs featured in the shot were set up by a family who just wanted to soak in the sea air and contemplate life whilst looking at the vast ocean. After they had left, I felt compelled to capture the atmosphere that they had enjoyed so much.

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336 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Cirque de Mourèze; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Cirque de Mourèze, Mourèze, Hérault, Occitanie, France

Moonset Over Mourèze

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Cirque de Mourèze, Mourèze, Hérault, Occitanie, France

The Cirque de Mourèze is an astounding geological phenomenon, resembling a huge amphitheater covering 340 hectares (840 acres) of a dolomite rock forest, each one with its own unique appearance. This has earned it a protected status and together with its neighbor across the Mount Liausson ridge, Lake Salagou, the title of “Grand Site de France.”

I arrived in Mourèze in the twilight hours before the crack of dawn. I picked up my backpack of gear and headed into the maze of dolomites in the dark, working my way toward the lookout point I had previously scouted out. Perched on a rocky spur atop a large dolomite, I set up my gear and adjusted the tilt, shift, non-parallax point, and precise focus settings of my medium format technical camera, using my headlamp to assist with the process. After getting the adjustments set, I began calculating the exposures I would need to capture the scene of the area surrounding the village of Mourèze as the sun began to illuminate it and the moon still in position.

The light during this period of twilight in the morning, just before the sun rises, contrasts with the green trees and the rock formations. The soft sunlight refracts and diffuses through the atmosphere, taking on a predominantly blue hue and at the same time casting a wonderful luminosity onto the rocks, making them radiate. With the full moon still in the sky, yet about to set, the first rays of light began to hit the hills in the distance, and I found myself in awe of the scene before me. At my feet lay a golden sand contrasting with the grayish color of the rocks, and the dolomites, draped with dense vegetation, seemed to release a delightful pine and rosemary scent.

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The Cirque de Mourèze is an astounding geological phenomenon, resembling a huge amphitheater covering 340 hectares (840 acres) of a dolomite rock forest, each one with its own unique appearance. This has earned it a protected status and together with its neighbor across the Mount Liausson ridge, Lake Salagou, the title of “Grand Site de France.”

I arrived in Mourèze in the twilight hours before the crack of dawn. I picked up my backpack of gear and headed into the maze of dolomites in the dark, working my way toward the lookout point I had previously scouted out. Perched on a rocky spur atop a large dolomite, I set up my gear and adjusted the tilt, shift, non-parallax point, and precise focus settings of my medium format technical camera, using my headlamp to assist with the process. After getting the adjustments set, I began calculating the exposures I would need to capture the scene of the area surrounding the village of Mourèze as the sun began to illuminate it and the moon still in position.

The light during this period of twilight in the morning, just before the sun rises, contrasts with the green trees and the rock formations. The soft sunlight refracts and diffuses through the atmosphere, taking on a predominantly blue hue and at the same time casting a wonderful luminosity onto the rocks, making them radiate. With the full moon still in the sky, yet about to set, the first rays of light began to hit the hills in the distance, and I found myself in awe of the scene before me. At my feet lay a golden sand contrasting with the grayish color of the rocks, and the dolomites, draped with dense vegetation, seemed to release a delightful pine and rosemary scent.

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209 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a peaceful waterfall in a forest; nature photograph created by David Meaux in Cascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France

Misty Falls

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Cascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France

Located in the small village of Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, the Cascade de la Vis is a popular swimming hole during warmer weather. It’s a beautiful area in the Occitanie region of southern France where people go to soak up the sun, play in the cool water of the Vis river, and spend time with family and friends. This spot is farther downriver from the Cirque de Navacelles, a “Grand Site de France,” and while crowded with a lot of people during high tourist season, is a calm and relaxing place to visit off-season.

The water makes its way from its source in the Cévennes National Park to where it goes underground in the village of Larcy. It reappears later shooting out of the ground in roaring fashion at the Foux de la Vis. It continues flowing over the falls in Navacelles, over the falls here, and finally to where it joins the Hérault river, which takes it to the Mediterranean Sea.

I wanted to capture the serenity that can be found at this location and the beauty of this site at the edge of a village that once held a significant paper mill during the rule of the monarchy. Arriving earlier during the day when the sun was much higher, I decided to return later as the sun set over the river valley with its rays shining through the mist kicked up by the falls. To create this VAST image, I time-blended short and long exposures to freeze some of the movement in the trees, show the light shining through the foliage and mist, and recording the flowing beauty of the water. The final result is a panorama showing a full 180 degrees of the water as it flows across the falls and downriver.

This image was published in Our Magnificent Planet 2020 by LensWork Publishing and selected for exhibit at the Hanging Gardens in Le Havre for the Spot-Nature Festival.

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Located in the small village of Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, the Cascade de la Vis is a popular swimming hole during warmer weather. It’s a beautiful area in the Occitanie region of southern France where people go to soak up the sun, play in the cool water of the Vis river, and spend time with family and friends. This spot is farther downriver from the Cirque de Navacelles, a “Grand Site de France,” and while crowded with a lot of people during high tourist season, is a calm and relaxing place to visit off-season.

The water makes its way from its source in the Cévennes National Park to where it goes underground in the village of Larcy. It reappears later shooting out of the ground in roaring fashion at the Foux de la Vis. It continues flowing over the falls in Navacelles, over the falls here, and finally to where it joins the Hérault river, which takes it to the Mediterranean Sea.

I wanted to capture the serenity that can be found at this location and the beauty of this site at the edge of a village that once held a significant paper mill during the rule of the monarchy. Arriving earlier during the day when the sun was much higher, I decided to return later as the sun set over the river valley with its rays shining through the mist kicked up by the falls. To create this VAST image, I time-blended short and long exposures to freeze some of the movement in the trees, show the light shining through the foliage and mist, and recording the flowing beauty of the water. The final result is a panorama showing a full 180 degrees of the water as it flows across the falls and downriver.

This image was published in Our Magnificent Planet 2020 by LensWork Publishing and selected for exhibit at the Hanging Gardens in Le Havre for the Spot-Nature Festival.

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1,545 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a river, trees, valley, and mountains; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Valley View, Yosemite National Park, California

Fall Sunset at Valley View

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Valley View, Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite's Valley View point in the late afternoon, rays of sunlight light the walls of the canyon and the Merced River reflects the scene. A few fall colors are showing and Bridalveil Falls is just a wisp whipped by the breeze with the low flow rate of Bridalveil Creek in mid Oct. The waterfall is 617 ft. (188 meters) in height and flows year round.

El Capitan looms high on the left is reflected in the water of the Merced River. El Capitan (Spanish: El Capitán; The Captain or The Chief), also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is about 3,000 feet (914 m) from base to summit along its tallest face, and is a popular objective for rock climbers.

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Yosemite's Valley View point in the late afternoon, rays of sunlight light the walls of the canyon and the Merced River reflects the scene. A few fall colors are showing and Bridalveil Falls is just a wisp whipped by the breeze with the low flow rate of Bridalveil Creek in mid Oct. The waterfall is 617 ft. (188 meters) in height and flows year round.

El Capitan looms high on the left is reflected in the water of the Merced River. El Capitan (Spanish: El Capitán; The Captain or The Chief), also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is about 3,000 feet (914 m) from base to summit along its tallest face, and is a popular objective for rock climbers.

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3,722 megapixels! A very high resolution panorama photo of Canyonlands National Park; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Murphy Hogsback, White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Cool of the Morning in Canyonlands Back Country

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Murphy Hogsback, White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Sunrise in the Canyonlands...the first thing that you notice is silence. Utter and seemingly total silence. Then, you notice it, a tiny rustle in a bush. A faint sound of movement and then a tiny desert wren appears and makes a nearly silent call, probably to its mate. With silence this silent, his call doesn't need to be loud. He silently flits from bush to bush searching for his morning meal as his mate joins him in a nearby bush.

The White Rim Trail a rugged 4X4 trail that snakes for 100 miles looping around and below the Island in the Sky mesa top and provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Parts of the trail are featured in this photo, visible at the lower left, one can follow the trail in the photo for miles towards Candlestick Rock. The Green River meanders it way through the canyons around 4478 ft. Turks Butte.

White Rim Trail gets its name because it basically follows the white formation of rock seen along the Colorado and Green Rivers. The 5354 ft. Candelstick Rock, seen just right of center in the image seems to sit on top of the white layer.

This image is taken at Murphy Hogsback, campground "A" about 45 miles into the Canyonlands on the White Rim Trail from our start point at the Shafer Trail switchbacks. It took us over 8 hours to travel this 45 miles in our Jeep Rubicon. We camped the night and I shot this image shortly after the sun rose in the morning.

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Sunrise in the Canyonlands...the first thing that you notice is silence. Utter and seemingly total silence. Then, you notice it, a tiny rustle in a bush. A faint sound of movement and then a tiny desert wren appears and makes a nearly silent call, probably to its mate. With silence this silent, his call doesn't need to be loud. He silently flits from bush to bush searching for his morning meal as his mate joins him in a nearby bush.

The White Rim Trail a rugged 4X4 trail that snakes for 100 miles looping around and below the Island in the Sky mesa top and provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Parts of the trail are featured in this photo, visible at the lower left, one can follow the trail in the photo for miles towards Candlestick Rock. The Green River meanders it way through the canyons around 4478 ft. Turks Butte.

White Rim Trail gets its name because it basically follows the white formation of rock seen along the Colorado and Green Rivers. The 5354 ft. Candelstick Rock, seen just right of center in the image seems to sit on top of the white layer.

This image is taken at Murphy Hogsback, campground "A" about 45 miles into the Canyonlands on the White Rim Trail from our start point at the Shafer Trail switchbacks. It took us over 8 hours to travel this 45 miles in our Jeep Rubicon. We camped the night and I shot this image shortly after the sun rose in the morning.

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262 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco Bay Bridge at sunset; cityscape photograph created by Chris Blake in Treasure Island, San Francisco

Bay Bridge Sunset

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Treasure Island, San Francisco

The iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge took just over three years and $77 million dollars to complete in the mid 1930’s. Providing passage from San Francisco to Oakland to over 94 million vehicles per year it is one of the longest spans in the United States. The eastern section of the bridge was just rebuilt in 2013. Designed by Charles H Purcell it has long stood as a magnificent example of suspension bridges.

Treasure Island in San Francisco affords a unique view of the always impressive Bay Bridge. Finding the right spot to be able to get this view was not easy, the island was mostly derelict years ago and today is now being built up with office and apartment buildings thanks to remediation efforts to remove dirt and topsoil contaminated with radiation due to the years of use by the US Navy.

This view of the bridge leading into San Francisco features some of the most notable landmarks. The Hills Brothers Coffee company has called their iconic brick building location home for just shy of 100 years. The beautifully lit Salesforce building is currently the largest building in San Francisco. You can see the Transamerica pyramid piercing the early evening sky. I love the way the Port of San Francisco lights up the waters of the Bay along with the exquisite backdrop provided by the sky’s magnificent blue hour.

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The iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge took just over three years and $77 million dollars to complete in the mid 1930’s. Providing passage from San Francisco to Oakland to over 94 million vehicles per year it is one of the longest spans in the United States. The eastern section of the bridge was just rebuilt in 2013. Designed by Charles H Purcell it has long stood as a magnificent example of suspension bridges.

Treasure Island in San Francisco affords a unique view of the always impressive Bay Bridge. Finding the right spot to be able to get this view was not easy, the island was mostly derelict years ago and today is now being built up with office and apartment buildings thanks to remediation efforts to remove dirt and topsoil contaminated with radiation due to the years of use by the US Navy.

This view of the bridge leading into San Francisco features some of the most notable landmarks. The Hills Brothers Coffee company has called their iconic brick building location home for just shy of 100 years. The beautifully lit Salesforce building is currently the largest building in San Francisco. You can see the Transamerica pyramid piercing the early evening sky. I love the way the Port of San Francisco lights up the waters of the Bay along with the exquisite backdrop provided by the sky’s magnificent blue hour.

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549 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of hills and a mountain ridgeline at sunrise; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Polychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska

Early Light on the Polychrome Hills of Denali

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Polychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska

The early morning light on the Polychrome Hills provides justification for their name. Known for the many colors of the hills, there is a multitude of colors that reflect off of these hills.

Polychrome Mountain is a prominent 5,900+ ft (1,798+ m) elevation summit located in Denali National Park and Preserve, in the Alaska Range, in Alaska. It is a landmark in the Toklat River valley visible to tourists as the park road traverses the southern slope of the mountain.

My Professional Photographers Pass allowed us to be at this location at sunrise, long before the tour buses started their daily runs. This rare day of nearly blue skies allowed the rising sun to paint the hills in dazzling light. A herd of grazing caribou are visible center left.

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The early morning light on the Polychrome Hills provides justification for their name. Known for the many colors of the hills, there is a multitude of colors that reflect off of these hills.

Polychrome Mountain is a prominent 5,900+ ft (1,798+ m) elevation summit located in Denali National Park and Preserve, in the Alaska Range, in Alaska. It is a landmark in the Toklat River valley visible to tourists as the park road traverses the southern slope of the mountain.

My Professional Photographers Pass allowed us to be at this location at sunrise, long before the tour buses started their daily runs. This rare day of nearly blue skies allowed the rising sun to paint the hills in dazzling light. A herd of grazing caribou are visible center left.

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367 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the 9/11 Tribute in Light memorial and the downtown Manhattan skyline at night; cityscape photograph created by Beyti Barbaros in Downtown Manhattan, New York City, New York

Tribute in Light view from Jersey

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Downtown Manhattan, New York City, New York

Although I was not here in the US when September 11 attacks happened, it gives me all kinds of feelings when I go out and take this Tribute in Light photos every year. Unlike any other NYC skyline photos, you have only 1 day, 1 chance in the whole year to take photos of this amazing view. If you can`t go out and take photos on September 11, you have to wait a whole year.

There are some challenges when you take skyline photos at night. You can`t take photos too late in the night coz you will need to use a longer shutter speed and if you have strong wind that will mess up your sharpness. If you`re taking NYC skyline photos by the water, you will always have wind. Also the later you take photos the longer shutter speed you will need to catch the details in the buildings which will make city light lights too right. I normally prefer night skyline photos in an hour or two starting from sunset when you can catch enough details and proper light. Also, the sky presents a way better view after sunset compared to the black sky of the night.

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Although I was not here in the US when September 11 attacks happened, it gives me all kinds of feelings when I go out and take this Tribute in Light photos every year. Unlike any other NYC skyline photos, you have only 1 day, 1 chance in the whole year to take photos of this amazing view. If you can`t go out and take photos on September 11, you have to wait a whole year.

There are some challenges when you take skyline photos at night. You can`t take photos too late in the night coz you will need to use a longer shutter speed and if you have strong wind that will mess up your sharpness. If you`re taking NYC skyline photos by the water, you will always have wind. Also the later you take photos the longer shutter speed you will need to catch the details in the buildings which will make city light lights too right. I normally prefer night skyline photos in an hour or two starting from sunset when you can catch enough details and proper light. Also, the sky presents a way better view after sunset compared to the black sky of the night.

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323 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Lower Manhattan skyline at sunset with a dark blue sky; cityscape photograph created by Beyti Barbaros in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York

Lower Manhattan in blues

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Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York

I always loved the Lower Manhattan view just a little bit more than the Midtown skyline. Compared to Midtown skyline`s vast variety of skyscrapers, Lower Manhattan presents itself to us like a mountain rushing to the top at the spire of 1 World Trade Center. 1 World Trade Center stands tall in the middle of the skyline like a giant who is determined to not let us forget one of the worst memories of humankind.

There are 3 cities by the Hudson River across NYC that have the best views of the Manhattan skyline. Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken. This view is from Jersey City where I had my lunch breaks every day for 6 months.

If you want to catch the amazing beauty of the Manhattan skyline, blue hours is your best chance. You have enough light to capture all the details of the skyscrapers and amazing light show mixed with blue of the coming night and yellow of the leaving sun. Another challenge with this view is you have too much water and sky that are basically empty spaces so while you are creating your panorama, you have to be careful not to miss any frame between moves.

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I always loved the Lower Manhattan view just a little bit more than the Midtown skyline. Compared to Midtown skyline`s vast variety of skyscrapers, Lower Manhattan presents itself to us like a mountain rushing to the top at the spire of 1 World Trade Center. 1 World Trade Center stands tall in the middle of the skyline like a giant who is determined to not let us forget one of the worst memories of humankind.

There are 3 cities by the Hudson River across NYC that have the best views of the Manhattan skyline. Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken. This view is from Jersey City where I had my lunch breaks every day for 6 months.

If you want to catch the amazing beauty of the Manhattan skyline, blue hours is your best chance. You have enough light to capture all the details of the skyscrapers and amazing light show mixed with blue of the coming night and yellow of the leaving sun. Another challenge with this view is you have too much water and sky that are basically empty spaces so while you are creating your panorama, you have to be careful not to miss any frame between moves.

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704 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Oculus building in downtown Manhattan; photograph created by Beyti Barbaros in New York City, New York

Oculus

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The Oculus, New York City, New York

The Oculus you see in the photo is just the top of a complex that is underneath those big giant wings. Many retail stores and transportation hub that is the intersection of many subway lines.

Everyone visiting the 9/11 memorial site walks around mesmerized by the sheer beauty and immense size of the Freedom Tower (although its official name is 1 World Trade Center, I still call it Freedom Tower) my eyes always get stuck on the elegant beauty of The Oculus with its giant white wings. Did you know those huge white steel ribs move?

When I was walking around and trying to find the best way to represent this amazing structure, there were several options but I found the best spot when I walked across the street. From there, its beauty among other skyscrapers very clear. From this vantage point, it looks like a Dove that is about to take off and fly away. But the challenge of taking photos from that point was the traffic. I was able to take photos only when the light turns red and the cars stop. At least for the first row of the panorama which made the process a little longer than usual.

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The Oculus you see in the photo is just the top of a complex that is underneath those big giant wings. Many retail stores and transportation hub that is the intersection of many subway lines.

Everyone visiting the 9/11 memorial site walks around mesmerized by the sheer beauty and immense size of the Freedom Tower (although its official name is 1 World Trade Center, I still call it Freedom Tower) my eyes always get stuck on the elegant beauty of The Oculus with its giant white wings. Did you know those huge white steel ribs move?

When I was walking around and trying to find the best way to represent this amazing structure, there were several options but I found the best spot when I walked across the street. From there, its beauty among other skyscrapers very clear. From this vantage point, it looks like a Dove that is about to take off and fly away. But the challenge of taking photos from that point was the traffic. I was able to take photos only when the light turns red and the cars stop. At least for the first row of the panorama which made the process a little longer than usual.

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202 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a sunset landscape with mountains, a river, and trees; photograph created by John Freeman in Oxbow Bend, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming

Oxbow Sunset

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Oxbow Bend, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming

Oxbow Bend in Grand Tetons National Park is an iconic location for most all photographers, one that I always visit when in the Tetons. Located about 2 miles below the dam for Jackson Lake the location is known for reflections of Mount Moran.

We had spent the afternoon and early evening in Jackson shopping and having dinner. When we arrived back at our campground near Moran shortly before sunset, I could see that the conditions were good for a sunset photo. I rushed over to Oxbow Bend and barely made it with enough time to setup my gear.

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Oxbow Bend in Grand Tetons National Park is an iconic location for most all photographers, one that I always visit when in the Tetons. Located about 2 miles below the dam for Jackson Lake the location is known for reflections of Mount Moran.

We had spent the afternoon and early evening in Jackson shopping and having dinner. When we arrived back at our campground near Moran shortly before sunset, I could see that the conditions were good for a sunset photo. I rushed over to Oxbow Bend and barely made it with enough time to setup my gear.

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