New group banner photo - Submit your image

Hey group, I think we should get a new group banner photo. So how about in the comments of this post you submit one of your images and based on the up votes we can decide what one gets picked.

*** As you can see if you're browsing on a computer, the banner is stretched quite wide and not very tall. Not all images are going to look good...

Aurora Over Ruokosaari

Would love some CC. The community has always been so kind in terms of telling what they loved and what they love to see improved. Expecting the same on this one too.

Just before the sun washed out the scene

Had a chance to do this hike with Michael Hellen and started the loop just after sunrise. This was the last waterfall we saw before the sun peaked over the mountains and washed out the scene. Was able to grab some light beams casting through the mist as we were both perched precariously on a slick muddy slope above the creek.


Balanced Rock Arches National Part

Decided to take a different view of Balanced Rock in Arches NP. Most pictures you see show the rock from the road/parking lot, so I decided to try something different. Didn't get there until it was almost dark, but the sky worked out.

Good Morning Leman

This is a sunrise view over one of the biggest european lake, the Leman Lake in switzerland.

In october the sunrises next to the lake are so peaceful especially on a sunday morning.

in summer this place is totally crowed by people searching some refreshment.

One other advantage of sunrise in winter, you don't have to wake...

The dark forest

Just found this picture in the archives. Taken in the deep forest, sometime in the spring. Taken as infared, and converted to black white. Hope you like it, and hope to heard some feedback

Implied Sunset

I shot this a couple days ago at Haystack Rock in Oregon. Dealing with the incoming tide to give me some line streaks was an interesting challenge. With that being said, I love the look of this image and the almost flaring on the left hand side. My question is that since it's obviously a sunset and it being implied, would I have been better off...

Tahquamenon Falls

Upper Tahquamenon Falls, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, from a visit a couple of years ago.

I took several different exposures to see the effect on the water movement, with times ranging from 2 sec to 15 sec. This was the 15 second exposure, and my favorite.

Horseshoe Bend

I took this photo at sunset in Horseshoe Bend. I changed the lens to a 14mm to capture the entire river bend with some rocks just below me in the edge of the cliff. A little help of the tripod (inclined ahead) was needed too to do the shot. :)

Ship Wreck

Shot this at Fort Stevens state park in Oregon. Used a 4 minute long exposure to get the cloud streaks. Also shot an earlier one with the sunset. CC is welcome.

6000 Feet

Would love some critiquing on this image I crafted whilst on a bus tour out west with my family. Any and all advice is welcomed!

Thank you
Cody Schultz

Sunrise at Sprague Lake

I took this on my recent trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park. I normally shoot Automotive and this is something different for me. I thought I would share.

Instagram Pod

I posted about creating an instagram pod in the business group but figured i would post in here as well. If anyone is interested in either starting up or adding me to a pod strictly for landscape photography, please let me know! Looking to get 10 to 15 people before starting one up...

New landscape captures

I have 3 new shots from a recent trip to Germany, Austria and Italy. Would love to hear what you guys think.

The water stream was shot at the Gollinger Waterfall in Austria. The town is the famous Hallstatt, also Austria and the Autumn lake is at Hintersee in Germany.

Ijen lake

When the clouds meets the steam of the hot lake you will see this beautiful scene.
If you like my post processing and would like to edit like me, feel free and join my post processing course. The link is here:

Columbia River Gorge in Trouble :(

Its tough to see the images this week of the Gorge completely engulfed in flames after a careless teenager set off fireworks on the Eagle Creek Trail, sparking the blaze. I hope the damage won't completely ruin this gem in the PNW, and that any destruction will quickly re-grow. Here is a shot of Fairy Falls on the Multnomah-Wahkeena hike taken...

Mt. Bromo

Mt. Bromo is one of the most popular spots for astrophotography. This photo is blending of 113 images to create the star trails.

Fall Is Upon Us

People everyday walk through life and never see some of the finer things in life. In photography we learn to see beauty in things nobody else would ever notice. I shot this walking around the Zoo while the sun was beginning to set. The light was beginning to sneak through the leaves and branches and made for the perfect shot of this leaf before...

"Sunset on the sea" is very dark?

I shoot raw my photos. I'm editing photos with adobe lightroom desktop version on my notebook. Changing curves, tones.
Is this photo very dark edited?
Please comment my mistakes.

Best Regards.

Comments or suggestions for improvement?

I'm a fairly new member at Fstoppers, and this is one of my first posts. I suppose you would say I'm a serious amateur photographer.

This is Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, near the tip of Mount Desert Island in Maine USA. There were about 60 photographers waiting for the sunset, and several photobombers who darted in front of us frequently...

Mosquito sand dunes

I took this pic couple month ago, during our trip to California. Mosquito sand dunes in Death valley. This place definitely deserve its name, when I shoot this photo, temperature was around 109 degree.