Mt. Fuji by Takashi

Mt. Fuji by Takashi
“I’m an amateur photographer specialized in Mt Fuji…”

Flow of clouds (Blue ink version)
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Moonlit Night
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Spot light
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Colorful ngiht view
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Boats at dawn (Blue ink version)
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Over the lake
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Cloud veil
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Mt. Fuji by Takashi
more at 35photo

Weather Watch Photography Competition | Winners Announced

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP)

weatherwatch02a1st Place
Congratulations to Hamish Scott-Brown with this image entitled ‘Sunrise over Flecknoe’
Hamish says’ I was scouting locations in and around my homeland of Warwickshire for some ‘Journeys’ related to my other business. (Photographic Journeys) It was shot at Flecknoe at dawn’
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weatherwatch02b2nd Place
Congratulations to Antony Zacharias with this image entitled ‘Storms at Penmon Lighthouse’
‘This image was taken of Penmon Point Lighthouse in Anglesey, North Wales as a stormy sky brewed late in the day in the distance.’
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weatherwatch02c3rd Place
Congratulations to Peter Jones LSINWP with this image entitled ‘Northern Lights’
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weatherwatch02dHighly Commended

view more at The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP)

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year

The USA Landscape Photographer of the Year reveals the country’s vast and sublime geography.

usalpoty12aSunrise Illuminates Mount Rainier by Alex Noriega
Overall Winner, Adult
Nikon D600, 35mm, f/11, ISO 100. ‘Mount Rainier in Washington dominates the landscape,’ says Alex. ‘I knew I wanted something with a mid ground, and not a simple mirrored reflection from the shore of a lake. I found that spot here, high above Upper Tipsoo Lake, where the trees seemed to perfectly cradle the distant mountain and display the autumn foliage.’
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usalpoty12bHalema’uma’u Crater by Raiatea Arcuri
Youth Winner, My USA
Sony Alpha 7S, 24mm, 20secs at f/2.8, ISO 500. ‘This was captured along the Kilauea Iki trail in Volcanoes National Park,’ says Raiatea. ‘I hiked down into the crater to capture some timelapse shots. However, my lenses fogged up and, disappointed, I hiked back to the top. When I got there, I was greeted by an amazing spectacle. The smoke plume coming out of the active crater looked twisted like a hurricane.’
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usalpoty12cMammatus Makers by Terry Koyama
Winner, Environmental Value
Sony Alpha 7R II, 16-35mm, 1/4sec at f/4, ISO 100. ‘On this day there was storm activity in Kansas,’ says Terry. ‘Mammatus clouds could be seen for miles. The view from the wind turbines was surreal. As the sun set, the sky had an otherworldly red-orange glow.’
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usalpoty12dWaimea Bay Beast, Oahu, Hawaii by Terry Koyama
Winner, Black & White
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 200-400mm, 1/640sec at f/5.6, ISO 800. ‘Although Waimea Bay was breaking, it was not an epic day compared to its big wave standards,’ says Terry. ‘But as the swells rolled into the inside there was more than enough energy to bring the shore break alive. The conditions were ideal as these enormous waves crashed on the shore producing huge explosions of white water.’
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usalpoty12eMain Strike by James Menzies
Winner, Classic View
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 17-40mm, 20secs at f/10, ISO 320. ‘For many years I have been travelling to Arizona for monsoon storm chasing for two weeks in the season,’ says James. ‘Until my birthday this year, I had failed to obtain any real lightning at the Grand Canyon. On this day an approaching storm started dropping a few bolts, so I got into position at Lipan Point on the South Rim just in case it lasted a bit longer. As the storm approached the canyon around sunset, the lightning increased. As it started rolling over the North Rim, it let loose with one of the most prolific lightning displays I have ever seen. I could feel the heat of the lightning as it was only striking one or two miles away.’
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usalpoty12fCoastal lava tubes by Raiatea Arcuri
Overall Youth Winner
Sony Alpha 6000, 12mm, 0.4sec at f/11, ISO 100. This was captured along the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii,’ says Raiatea. ‘What makes the Big Island special is the presence of lava tubes. Some of these tubes at the coast cause amazing water motion as the waves push water in and out. It can be an epic experience capturing it! The water can surge up to your waist and recede into the tube, creating a nice waterfall.’
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usalpoty12gA Mysterious Lone Figure by Az Jackson
Winner, My USA
Canon EOS 5D, 24mm, 1/40sec at f/5.6, ISO 800. In this image taken in Brooklyn, New York, we find the lone figure of a man holding an umbrella while walking from the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge. As you can see, the mist surrounds him and helps to create an image of atmosphere. It’s further assisted by the fact that Az has chosen to convert his image to black & white, emphasising the graphic scene.
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usalpoty12hPolytechnic University of Florida by Souvik Dutta
Urban adult – Winner
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usalpoty12iThe Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fort Point in San Francisco by Kyle Wolfe
Urban youth – Winner
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USA Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at Amateur Photographer

Stormchaser: Shooting into the eye of the storm

Meteorologist and extreme weather photographer Marko Korošec documents the weather in his job and chases storms in the USA’s notorious ‘Tornado Alley’ in his spare time with two EOS 6D DSLRs. In an exclusive interview he spoke to CPN writer Steve Fairclough to explain his passion for skies and storms…

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Stormchaser: Shooting into the eye of the storm
by Marko Korošec

more at Canon

Heading Camera-First Into the Storm

Heading Camera-First Into the Storm
Chasing supercells is all in a day’s work when this landscape photographer goes where the weather takes him.

MitchDobrowner09a MitchDobrowner09b MitchDobrowner09c MitchDobrowner09d MitchDobrowner09eMitch Dobrowner has a vivid imagination. When he listens to music, he can see colors. And before he goes out to photograph, his mind’s eye already sees an image of what he wants.

more by Alexa Keefe
Photographs by Mitch Dobrowner
at National Geographic

The RMetS / The RPS Weather Photographer of the Year

The RMetS / The RPS Weather Photographer of the Year

weather-photo08aFreezing Fog and Hoar Frost
by Andrew Bailey
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weather-photo08bClash of the Storms
by Camelia Czuchnicki
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weather-photo08cStorms Cumbria
by Paul Kingston
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weather-photo08dJack Frost
by Paula Davies FRPS
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weather-photo08eIce Sculpture on Plynlimon
by Allan Macdougall
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weather-photo08fMatterhorn banner cloud – Stephen Burt – 1508z 26 May 2014
by Stephen Burt
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The RMetS/RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 judges have made their selection and the winners will be announced at  the RMetS conference in September. You can see all the finalists and take part in the public vote by clicking ‘shortlist’ above. Voting is open until midnight on 28 August.

via weather-photo