Outdoor Photographer October 2020

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11 期号



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Photographer: Marc Muench Location: Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland Equipment: Nikon D810, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Situation: It’s said that fairies bathe in the streams of Scotland, and if I were a fairy, I’d bathe here, too. Up in the Glenbrittle region of Isle of Skye, Scotland, is a very intriguing valley. The mountain-fed stream with crystal-clear pools and waterfalls makes for fantastic swimming—and photography. On the day we visited during one of our photography workshops, it was raining, so I didn’t spend much time considering a swim. With all the wet rocks and subtle colors created by the overcast light, the photography was compelling. The location is a 20-minute walk across the rural countryside, and the trail is well maintained. Like other great spots, it can become crowded. I highly recommend…

in this issue

Visualization” isn’t a new concept in photography, but it’s one often suggested to photographers. Ansel Adams popularized the idea, and you can watch Adams describe it himself in a video at The Ansel Adams Gallery’s website (anseladams.com/the-key-to-a-photograph-from-ansel-adams). “As we talk about photography,” Adams said, “we speak of the external event, which is, we’ll call it ‘scenery,’ it’s everything that happens outside in time and space…Contrasting with that, in the creative work, is the internal event, it happens inside your mind when you see the photograph.” He continued, “The whole key lies very specifically in seeing into the mind’s eye, which we call visualization.” Traditionally, visualization in photography referred to not only the process of “seeing” the photograph in a scene but also understanding of how that scene would be translated when…


Storm Clouds In The Alabama Hills By Ross Stone “Alabama Hills in California during the late fall and early winter is magical. The summer crowds are gone. The oppressive desert heat has faded. The hustle and bustle of tourists on vacation have left, and the only thing remaining is the beauty and peacefulness. I’ve lived in the Eastern Sierra for most of my life, and I never get tired of sights like the winter storm clouds clearing to reveal Mt. Whitney. Any composition with the Sierra Nevada and the Alabama Hills is sure to be a winner.” Rise By Danielle Austen “I knew there would be fog this particular morning on Monksville Reservoir in West Milford, New Jersey, located about an hour from where I live. All the elements were lining up: the cold 45-degree…

new gear & tech

NIKON Z 5, NEW LENS & TELECONVERTERS Nikon introduced the Z 5, an attractively priced ($1,399, body only) full frame mirrorless camera, along with a compact zoom lens and two teleconverters for the Z system. The 24.3-megapixel Nikon Z 5 is similar in form and size to the Z 6 and Z 7, with the main physical difference being the omission of a top-panel LCD information display, replaced by the exposure mode dial. One of the key performance differences between the Z 5 and the Z 6 and Z 7 is the continuous shooting speed, which on the Z 5 maxes out at 4.5 frames per second. That’s slow compared to most newer camera models; if you shoot fast-moving subjects like wildlife or sports, it’s a limitation to consider. The Z 5’s in-body…

north shore

Location Lake Superior is incredibly vast, and with its distinction as the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area—31,700 square miles—this inland sea lives up to its name. Superior’s coastline borders on three U.S. states and the Canadian province of Ontario, and its characteristics are as varied as its size. The lake’s North Shore, stretching more than 150 miles from the port city of Duluth, Minnesota, to the U.S.-Canada border and beyond, lays claim to some of the most stunning and accessible scenery in the American Midwest. Minnesota State Highway 61 parallels the North Shore and provides access to seven state parks, all of which boast raging rivers and streams, cascading waterfalls and miles of hiking trails. Most parks also contain an abundance of rugged Lake Superior shoreline, varying from sandy and…