These are some of the images I made during my recent road trip across the Southwest, the West Coast and a bit of the Midwest.Read More
Hello from Vancouver, Washington.
I'm back in the PNW and it feels amazing. This place was home for more than 5 years, it was here where I fell in love with nature and photography, and I couldn't be more excited about getting to spend the next few weeks in this very special place.
This means that the road trip across the Southwest is over, though. These are some of the numbers:
- 23 days on the road
- more than 4,000 miles
- 7 states
- 4 hotel, 3 AirBnBs, 1 car
- ~2,500 photos
- dozens of hours of footage
You never know how things will turn out when you are on the road for so long. We had everything booked ahead of time which could mean that a problem with one of the hotels or AirBnBs, or even worse, a mechanical issue with the car, could ruin the whole trip. A chain reaction of sorts.
Luckily, everything was near perfect and I couldn't ask for more. I had an amazing time and I believe I made some of my best images on this trip.
Now it's time to rest for a few days before starting to photograph the amazing places of the PNW. I will be using this time to reflect on the work produced in the last few weeks, and of course to share it. Not only images and videos but also some thoughts I've had and lessons learned in the field.
The Image of the Month for November is Alpine Garden. Buy it before November 30th to get a reduced price, it will never be this cheap again!
Watch the video where I made this image: "Mt Rainier National Park, shooting film: HP5, Pancro 400 and Arista".
Mt Rainier National Park is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the PNW. It feels like paradise, straight out of a fairy tale in every corner.
On this trip, though, the park looked and felt a bit different. The numerous wildfires in the region covered the beautiful landscapes in a thick layer of smoke.
While terrible in many ways, fires (the naturally occurring ones) are good for the forest, and they can be good for photography as well.
This is how I made this image. I saw those beautiful peaks in the distance, with a background that was free of any noise thanks to the smoke. I just needed to find a good composition, and those two trees gave me the framing I was looking for.
One of my favorite images, at one of my favorite places.
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Camera and Lens: Sony A7ii, Sony 16-35mm f/4
Settings: 16mm, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/80sec
Mt Rainier National Park is one of those places that you have to see in person to believe they are real.
The star of the park is, obviously, Mt Rainier. But every corner looks like a fairy tale.
Camera and Lens: Sony A7II, 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
Settings: 28mm, ISO 400, 1/40sec, f/4.5 (handheld)
Rain -a lot of rain- welcomed us on the first day of our first visit to the North Cascades National Park. This was one of the many images I made in this beautiful place during 4 amazing days.
Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, hikes to the top of the world, lakes straight out of a fairy tale and, of course, the stunning landscapes covered by thousands of golden larch trees.
Camera and lens: Sony a6000, 55-210mm 4.5-6.3
Exposure: 152-second exposure using welding glass as ND filter