Solar Eclipse 2017 – Totality and Diamond Ring Effect

Solar Eclipse 2017 – Totality and Diamond Ring Effect

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 On Monday, August 21st, 2017, as you likely know, there was a Total Solar Eclipse, that crossed the entire United States! It was my desire, with this Solar Eclipse happening within driving distance, to find a place where the entire family could view it. When I was a boy, I remember my father using his high-powered binoculars to show us Haley’s Comet and that memory is

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Impossible Lift of Fog – Flame Azalea Sunset on Roan Mountain

Impossible Lift of Fog – Flame Azalea Sunset on Roan Mountain

A Little Background For the last three years, we’ve made the trek to Roan Mountain during the Rhododendron and Flame Azalea peak bloom season, the first couple weeks of June. It is one of the true highlights of the year and a time not-to-be-missed! Three weeks ago, we made our 4th drive out to Roan Mountain for this 2017 Rhododendrons/Flame Azaleas season. It was the second time this season, where

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Roan Mountain Rhododendrons – Mountain Vista Pano

Roan Mountain Rhododendrons – Mountain Vista Pano

The Royalty of Roan Mountain – Rhododendrons in mid June There is always “ideal light”, at Sunrise and Sunset, but do not discount cloudy days and timing your shots as the cloud’s border creates a perfect mix of diffusion and Sunlight! Shot on my Canon 5D Mark IV and 17mm Tilt-shift Lens, with Lee Filters 0.9 Grad ND and Landscape Circular Polarizer, Friday afternoon, June 9th, 2017. Focus Stacking was utilized

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Macquarie Lighthouse – Sydney, Australia

Macquarie Lighthouse – Sydney, Australia

From Wikipedia: “The Macquarie Lighthouse, also known as South Head Upper Light, was the first, and is the longest serving, lighthouse site in Australia. It is located on Dunbar Head, Vaucluse, about 2 kilometres (1 mi) south of South Head) near the entrance to Sydney Harbour. There has been a navigational aid in this vicinity since 1791 and a lighthouse near the present site since 1818. The current lighthouse was

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Sunset Afterglow Fireworks from Hanging Rock

Sunset Afterglow Fireworks from Hanging Rock

After a very difficult hike (carrying heavy gear), albeit relatively short hike, I was delighted to have the pleasure of experiencing an amazing Sunset. This was shot using exposure bracketing and merged – as a high dynamic range photo – using my Canon 5D Mark III, 17mm Tilt-shift lens at f8 and Lee Filters 0.6 soft-edge ND filter and the 105mm Landscape Circular Polarizer. If you enjoy this image, be

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Bumble Bee – Pollinating Dahlia Flower – Macro

Bumble Bee – Pollinating Dahlia Flower – Macro

There is absolutely zero crop on this photo. It will make a gorgeous print or canvas! Shot on my Canon 5D Mark III with 100mm Macro f2.8 lens at f16. Enjoy! Share with friends, family, colleagues! This photo was originally captured in July of 2016, under J Farley Photography and is being re-released now under our new brand Advanced Fine Art.