Russ Bishop Photography | Nature Photo Blog http://russbishop.com/blog Landscape and Travel Photography by Russ Bishop Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:09:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.2 http://russbishop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/rbphoto_avatar_240px-150x150.png Russ Bishop Photography | Nature Photo Blog http://russbishop.com/blog 32 32 Tuolumne Meadows http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/10/20/tuolumne-meadows/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/10/20/tuolumne-meadows/#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=3204 John Muir referred to the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the Range of Light, and it’s hard to imagine a more fitting moniker. The play of light amid the high peaks, the unique cloud formations along the eastern escarpment, and the painterly sunsets combine in a luminous landscape to stimulate the senses. And though I have …

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The Art of Seeing http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/10/07/art-of-seeing/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/10/07/art-of-seeing/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:20:06 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=1078 The digital age has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities for the landscape photographer from HDR (High Dynamic Range) and stitched panoramas to focus stacking and exposure blending – and filters have always been invaluable in controlling and shaping the light just as much in the digital realm as in the days …

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Canyon de Chelly http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/29/canyon-de-chelly/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/29/canyon-de-chelly/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=2764 Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona is one of the classic destinations in the American southwest. Rich in Native American culture and dramatic geology, it rivals the other more well-known parks in the region, yet it sees much fewer visitors. Although it is managed by the National Park Service, this unique monument is located within the Navajo Indian Reservation, …

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Fall Color Tip – Where’s The Light? http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/11/fall-color-tip-wheres-the-light/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/11/fall-color-tip-wheres-the-light/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=1718 Making great images of fall color obviously starts with the seasonal changing of the leaves. Where and how this happens is dependent upon elevation and temperature and no two years are ever the same. The higher mountains of the west begin in mid-September, eastern hardwoods in October, and the lower red-rock country of the southwest in …

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The Wilderness Act http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/03/the-wilderness-act/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/03/the-wilderness-act/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:30:51 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=4930 Fifty-six years ago on September 3rd, 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law preserving over 9 million acres of wilderness – a place where people could experience nature with minimal impact on the environment and wildlife. Since then Congress has added more than 100 million acres of wilderness area creating a natural legacy …

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Watermark http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/02/watermark/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/09/02/watermark/#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:30:47 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=1536 Venice is a city afloat and as the title of Joseph Brodsky’s classic essay alludes, it is this watery foundation that is the heart of the city and leaves its mark on your soul. Around every corner your eyes are met with a rich palette of colors, and wandering through the maze of narrow stone passageways and arched bridges the …

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America’s Best Idea http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/08/24/americas-best-idea/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/08/24/americas-best-idea/#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:55:45 +0000 http://russbishop.com/blog/?p=5775 August 25th is the 104th birthday of the National Park Service, and all entrance fees are waived as part of the celebration. Established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson, the National Park Service was created to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein…for the enjoyment of future generations.” …

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The Trouble with Bad Light http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/08/11/the-trouble-with-bad-light/ http://russbishop.com/blog/2020/08/11/the-trouble-with-bad-light/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.russbishop.com/blog/?p=4200 How many times have you arrived at a scene, anxious and ready for the show to begin only to find that Mother Nature had other plans. The light is far from spectacular, and your perfect image just faded before your eyes (or sensor) ever had a chance to capture it. Typical? Yes, but there’s just …

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