Friday, January 21, 2011

Ipanema Sunset

Ipanema Sunset, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

A simple photo of the one decent sunset I saw in Rio over the course of a week.

This is a blend of two exposures since I was traveling light - no tripod, no filters (too flashy for South America).

Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 24-70L, f/3.5 @ 1/100 & 1/20, ISO 125.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunrise Over Devil's Throat, Iguazu Falls

Here is another view of sunrise over Iguazu Falls. The platform in the shot looks out onto Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long cataract on the Brazil side of the falls.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/6.3 @ 1/80, ISO 200

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vultures in the Mist: Sunrise at Iguazu Falls

If you look closely, you can see dozens of vultures waking up in the trees.

Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400L @ 350mm, f/20 @ 1/5, ISO 50. No filters.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sunrise Over Iguazu Falls

Hola from Argentina! I just arrived in Buenos Aires after two days spent visiting Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. It's a truly stunning place.

I took this photo right at sunrise from the rooftop of my hotel, the Sheraton, which is in Iguazu National Park. Unfortunately the park is closed to visitors until 8am, so shooting the falls up close at sunrise was out of the question. I do like this wide view, with the mist plume catching the pink/orange glow of the rising sun.

This is a blend of two exposures. The rainforest was just too dark otherwise.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/11 @ .6, ISO 50. I didn't bring a tripod with me on this trip, so instead I balanced the camera on the rooftop using a small towel and used mirror lockup.