Hazel Hay

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Simple Springtime Dishes

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

Landscape Photography

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Photography

Earth and Sky Photo Gallery

See earth and sky images from expansive clouds to beautiful mountains, and buy prints from National Geographic.

4 Sky Events This Week: Summer Superstars, Milky Way Rising

<b>As the waning moon moves across late night skies through the faint constellations of Capricornus and Pisces, some of the new season’s brightest stars take center stage.</b><p><b>Vega and Arcturus.</b> On Monday, June 24 two of the brightest stars of the northern summer will bracket the skies after nightfall. …

Peaceful Evening in Wanaka

Communities and New Badges<p>Want to join the community and share your photos? Here’s some links for you! 🙂 Google+ turned 2 years old, and they …

Christchurch: badly shaken but far from deterred

My notebook was stuffed. There was breathless recollection of being chased by a seal across a rocky South Pacific beach at Kaikoura (I’d been trying too hard for that close-up shot), of being thrilled by a haka war dance amid piping-hot geysers and bubbling geothermal pools in the Maori heartland …

5 Sky Events This Week: Venus Buzzes Beehive, Morning Return of Mars

Changing Planet<p>The Beehive Cluster in the constellation Cancer will host Venus as it appears to glide through the 600 light year distant group of stars. Credit: Tom Bash and John Fox/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Early evening and mornings this first week of July offer up some celestial close encounters</b> …

The Towering Night Temple

The Pink Sunset in Milford<p>You might remember one of my favorite photos of Milford. Man, I never know if people just assume I dramatically color these …

Back to Basics: Panorama Photography Tips for Nature Photographers

Photo by Mike Cavaroc<p>Panoramic images have long been used to capture a wide angle view that the human eye cannot naturally take in all at once. In …