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I woke up at 3am to secure a spot to get this shot from the top of 相公mountain, Guilin, China. [oc] 2048*970

I woke up at 3am to secure a spot to get this shot from the top of 相公mountain, Guilin, China. [oc] 2048*970

Are there loads of other people taking pictures that you had to 'secure a spot' early? Or did you just mean you needed to be there early to get the sunrise?

I also made a poster out of this - http://imgur.com/gallery/tW38J

Yep. For the majority of my trip at Guilin, I had to race against other photographers for photography spots. Sometimes people even yell at each other for a spot. Being young and fit gives you the most advantage here coz the elderly cannot sprint all the way up the mountain.

Thank you very much!! //shows off poster to my friends

People are getting tired of the overly dramatic and utterly pointless titles of otherwise great photos.

I've seen this before and it culminated with users taking a day to post low effort photos paired with extravagant titles.

Good times.

OP title used the exact words in this starter pack meme. http://imgur.com/44dcUgM

OP title used the exact words in this starter pack meme.

Split-Apple Rock, NZ (OC)[4928x3264]

Split-Apple Rock, NZ (OC)[4928x3264]

how about dem apples

Dem apples apparently split by two Maori gods who were fighting over the rock. They channeled the wisdom of King Solomon and split it in half.

*Not sure about the Maori god vs King Solomon timeline

;)

Maui says You’re Welcome

The cleft to produce two sides of the 'apple' was a natural occurrence. It is unknown when this happened and therefore the cleaving of the rock has attracted mythological explanations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_Apple_Rock

The night sky above Mt. Rainier on a clear night [OC] [1600x2000] @rosssvhphoto

The night sky above Mt. Rainier on a clear night [OC] [1600x2000] @rosssvhphoto
Just to get this out of the way first: "Is that what the Milky Way really looks like with your naked eye? Can you really see that many stars in the night sky?" The answer is, "Yes and no." You really can see it quite clearly with your naked eye (if you are in an area with very little light pollution and no moon light), it's just not as bright as I can see with my camera. Here is a photo by Royce Bair showing what the sky will look like to just your eyes. 

I wanted to beat the crowds as this week is a new moon and marks the first time this year the alignment is possible for the countless photographers that flock for it. I grabbed this shot yesterday morning around 2am and was just barely able to get the alignment this far before the moon started rising. As a result, you can see the slightest bit of moonlight starting to hit the top of the mountain. If you look closely you can also see climbers lights as they start their ascent. I still want to get the stars more aligned with the peak of Mt Rainier, but now I have another reason to head back!

As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website www.rosssvhphoto.com

Shot Info:

Nikon D610 w Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Foreground: ISO2000, 24mm, f/4, 180s

Stars: ISO800, 14mm, f/4.5, 274s (tracked on a star tracker)

Shots were cropped and aligned to match correct placement and size of milky way despite different focal lengths.

Just to get this out of the way first: "Is that what the Milky Way really looks like with your naked eye? Can you really see that many stars in the night sky?" The answer is, "Yes and no." You really can see it quite clearly with your naked eye (if you are in an area with very little light pollution and no moon light), it's just not as bright as I can see with my camera. is a photo by Royce Bair showing what the sky will look like to just your eyes.

I wanted to beat the crowds as this week is a new moon and marks the first time this year the alignment is possible for the countless photographers that flock for it. I grabbed this shot yesterday morning around 2am and was just barely able to get the alignment this far before the moon started rising. As a result, you can see the slightest bit of moonlight starting to hit the top of the mountain. If you look closely you can also see climbers lights as they start their ascent. I still want to get the stars more aligned with the peak of Mt Rainier, but now I have another reason to head back!

As always, thanks for viewing! If you would like to see more of my photos please feel free to follow me on Instagram or check out my website www.rosssvhphoto.com

Shot Info:

Nikon D610 w Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Foreground: ISO2000, 24mm, f/4, 180s

Stars: ISO800, 14mm, f/4.5, 274s (tracked on a star tracker)

Shots were cropped and aligned to match correct placement and size of milky way despite different focal lengths.

Thanks for my new background

You don't see such a view with a naked eye though, that's a professional camera at work

When I say this at /sub/gonewild it’s never welcomed

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I walked 10 feet on a treacherously well maintained trail to photograph this area which isn't Mt. Hood or Moraine Lake: Boulder Beach, Acadia National Park. [OC][6016 × 4016]

I walked 10 feet on a treacherously well maintained trail to photograph this area which isn't Mt. Hood or Moraine Lake: Boulder Beach, Acadia National Park. [OC][6016 × 4016]

treacherously well-maintained

My brain is having trouble reconciling this

Its hard to take a good picture of an easy to access place, IMO. Everyone has already taken the same picture, so its hard to get something both original and aesthetically pleasing. Great work, OP.

Yes I had to wait for the pack of grizzlies to clear out and WWII to end before I could parasail down the 4 foot cliff to this beach to get this shot.

I don't understand. Did you have to sleep in a tent and get up before sunrise and walk the entire ten feet for a full week until on the last day of you trip the fog cleared out for just enough time for you to get this shot?

[3036x3618] Bridal Veil Falls -- Telluride, CO [OC]

[3036x3618] Bridal Veil Falls -- Telluride, CO [OC]

Secret to a good /sub/earthporn photo. Go to Telluride, face any direction, point your camera, and shoot.

Ok how many Bridal Veil falls are there? There's one in Colorado supposedly, there's one in New Zealand, one in Oregon, one in Canada, one in California... wtf!

it's true. Telluride is my favorite town in America simply for its location, it's unbelievable. Last time I went we did the hike up to Bridal Veil Falls, it's beautiful. I love the view from up there looking towards the town, too

Edit: grammar

One in Utah!

Grinnell Lake during wildflower season [OC] [3036x4048]

Grinnell Lake during wildflower season [OC] [3036x4048]

This is in Glacier National Park, in northern Montana for anyone wondering. Truly one of the best parks in America.

Just did grinell glacier two days ago. Biblical.

No. This is in glacier, in Montana.

I had the fortune to spend two months in Glacier doing bird surveys 15 years ago. Saw so many parts of this park that I never would have as a tourist.

Wildflowers growing on the way down from San Antonio pass, Peru [OC] [5472x3648

Wildflowers growing on the way down from San Antonio pass, Peru [OC] [5472x3648

Winds howling...

Those flowers are Lupins.

How do you like that silver?!

You gotta pick that wolfsbane and make a werewolf decoction, that way you can sprint through Novigrad without ever stopping

Waimea Waterfall [OC][2690x3458]

Waimea Waterfall [OC][2690x3458]
Waimea Waterfall [OC][2690x3458]

More like a waterstep.

Seems like your white balance may be off? A bit to cold imo. Cool shot though!! (pun intended)

Yeah the grass on the side made me think that waterfall is like 8 inches tall.

China is a truly underrated country in terms of natural beauty. This was taken in Yangshou, China [OC] [5300 × 4000]

China is a truly underrated country in terms of natural beauty. This was taken in Yangshou, China [OC] [5300 × 4000]

rural china has some of the most beautiful geography in the world

Yeah, I hate titles like this. Just because you weren't aware of it before, it doesn't mean it's underrated on a global scale. Just put the location and let it be beautiful in its own right.

No one underrates China. Its well established to be gorgeous

In my experience, when I tell people I lived in China, they immediately just kind of take a step back and ask why? They see communism, pollution, and massive dirty cities. I see incredible landscapes, cheap amazing food, and welcoming people. Maybe in this sub no one underrates China in terms of natural beauty, but in my opinion the vast majority of the general population in the United States have no idea what they are missing out on.

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland [OC] [7018x4681]

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland [OC] [7018x4681]
You're lucky you had such great weather! I just camped there and this was my view the whole time...I couldn't even tell when I got to the end. Drove another 90 minutes to Neist Point...same thing.

edit: here are the rest from The Quiraing if anyone is interested

You're lucky you had such great weather! I just camped there and was my view the whole time...I couldn't even tell when I got to the end. Drove another 90 minutes to Neist Point...same thing.

edit: here are the rest from The Quiraing if anyone is interested

Holy shit Scotland is gorgeous

I dunno mate, that looks pretty awesome as well. Not the same view i know, but still.

Aye, went and saw a junkie pissin in the street. Fucking Gorgeous.

Try one of these subthreads