A parasail is pulled behind a motorboat on Commencement Bay, just offshore Tacoma, Washington. Average water temperatures here can drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7°C) in January and February, and often do not rise above 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7°C) in summer months. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @nearmap
🌟 TÜRCHEN 11 🌟 → schwarzer Hintergrund ←
Egal ob natürlich, oder bearbeitet: ein schwarzer Hintergrund macht immer etwas her 😏 kommt natürlich auf das Thema an (ein Indianerpferd oder sowas wäre jetzt nich soo das, an was ich bei einem schwarzem Hintergrund denke 😅) aber generell passt es zu jedem Pferd/Tier - einfach schlichte (vielleicht sogar edle) Fotos 🤷🏼♀️😌 dieses hier 👆🏻 ist übrigens bearbeitet ☺️ wenn man auf natürlichem Wege, also direkt beim Fotografieren einen solchen Hintergrund haben möchte, liegt die Lösung häufig näher, als man denkt 👀 ein dunkler Stalleingang oder sowas wie eine halb geöffnete Scheune reichen schon 😌 ansonsten kann man zum Beispiel auch ein schwarzes Laken/Tuch/Leinwand nehmen 💪🏻 was für das menschliche Auge manchmal nicht so dunkel aussieht, kann auf der Kamera bzw auf den Fotos dann viel dunkler wirken 🤗 ich hoffe der Adventskalender gefällt euch - ich gebe mir Mühe 🙏🏼 [Werbung, da Markierung]
There it lies, Lac de Moiry… as if trapped between the peaks of the #Sasseneire in the west and the Garde de Bordon in the east. The lake is a reservoir, but it still exudes natural beauty, and is located in the municipality of #Anniviers in the canton of @valaiswallis at 2,249 metres above sea level. It is fed by several mountain streams such as the Gourge, which in turn comes from the Lac de Châteaupré and not only flows into the reservoir, but also out again. Even though you can only see part of it in this great photo taken by @thomas.luisier , rest assured that the entire reservoir, including the dam, is impressive. Driving from #Grimentz, the mighty dam wall is sure to amaze you, though maybe not as much as the stunning panorama from the top itself. Thanks for the photo!
Sika deer - As this sika deer female stepped out from the shadows and in to the sunlight there are a few different approaches to how one might go about exposing correctly for her. Some photographers might opt to use aperture priority and adjust their level of compensation as she emerges into the light but I’ve always found this to be a very arbitrary and random way of shooting. Not least because as she first emerges into the light, perhaps with just her head in the sunlight, I’d need to be exposing in the region of -2EV but then as she started to emerge more fully, illuminating more of her body and increasing the amount of light in the image, I’d probably end up shooting at about -1EV. In order to expose correctly for all of those varying images I’d have had to continually adjust my compensation whilst shooting at the same time. This makes no sense to me and as well as being potentially very inaccurate by shooting in this way you’d be needlessly cluttering your own mind with guesstimations that need not be there in the first place. Whilst I’m acutely aware that I bang on about manual exposure a great deal I’ll only ever mention it in situations where it is the logical choice and this is one of those occasions. By simply deciding in advance of what aperture I want to shoot at, and then setting my exposure manually for a deer in sunlight it frees me completely to concentrate solely on composition and focus, knowing that as long as some part of the deer is sunlit then my exposure for that deer will be correct. Photography can be incredibly straightforward but it can also be a source of enormous frustration and this is something that I see time and time again on photographic trips that I lead. I would always encourage aspiring photographers to choose very carefully from whom they receive advice. There are an increasing number of charlatans out there, peddling myths, misinformation and frequent ineptitude so please do choose carefully. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated and those that make it so should probably be ignored 😀 @andyparkinsonphoto@thephotosociety
Top Shot: Highway to Hail | Photograph by Ryan Wunsch (@ryanwunsch77)
“This photo was taken during a storm chase in the corner of Saskatchewan where I have spent my whole life,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Ryan Wunsch. “The storm was moving very quickly and had just dropped a tornado that hit a farmyard minutes earlier (no one was home, no injuries occurred). Each year I travel 10,000 miles in search of photographic storms but this year my favorite photos came from close to home. My mother joined me on this ‘backyard chase’ and she saw her first tornado ever.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 11, 2018.
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.