Friday, July 27, 2012

Hallett Reflection

Majestic Hallett reflects in Emerald Lake on a rainy and cloudy evening in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the same evening hike as the previous picture was taken.

Hallett reflection
Hallett Reflection. Buy a print. See on flickr. Google+. Facebook.
Assembled high resolution image from 9 shots using Nikon D300 at 22mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/4s

Monday, July 23, 2012

Emerald Lake reprise

I went up to Emerald Lake in RMNP yesterday evening with my daughter. Even though this place is a traditional sunrise setting, I know from the geography of this place that in midsummer, it should work as a sunset too. Hallett peak and the ridge to the left should be lit by the setting sun and could create a nice band of light especially when it is cloudy at the same time. This evening looked promising but unfortunately, as happened many times before, the clouds were just too thick for any color. On top of that it started pouring right at sunset and didn't let up the whole time walking down to the car. Still had a great time. I did create the below panorama that I still liked.

Rainy emerald evening
Rainy Emerald Evening. Buy a print. See on flickr. See on G+. Large on smugmug.
Stitched from 7 images. Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at f/16, 1/10s, ISO 400 (forgot to change it ;-) ).

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Portal. Buy a print. See on flickr. See large.
Assembled high resolution composite from 10 images. Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm at 34mm, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/30s.

This is the same puddle as seen in an image I posted before about but looking towards the East instead of the West. The mountains lit by the last sunrays are the La Sal mountains.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Canyonlands images

I have been going through my Canyonlands images recently as I have Gigabytes of images I created over the years that I have never put online yet mostly due to lack of time. There are some really nice images in there and I am only scratching the surface yet.

Sunrise at the White Crack - panorama
Sunrise at White Crack. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
Assembled from 5 images. Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16mm at 14mm, f/8.0, 1/125s, ISO 200

White Crack is the southernmost tip of the white rim. There is a small campsite here that you have to reserve almost a year in advance with the park service to get on. There is also a trail that goes from here all the way down to the confluence of the Green and the Colorado river. I hiked most of it with one of my companions on this trip (the rest of the group spent the day drinking cocktails at the campsite or with their legs dangling over the rim ;-) ) as we were at White Crack for two nights.

White Crack sunset
White Crack sunset. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
Assembled from 8 images. Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm at 18mm, f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 200

This panorama looks towards the Green river and shows the area where the White Crack trail (you won't find it on any map) goes down from White Rim.

The tree
The tree. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
High resolution image assembled from 12 images. Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm at 34mm, f/16, 1/30s, ISO 200.

This tree is one I photographed years before and that is hidden in the area just south of the campground. I photographed it at sunset.

Dusk falls over the La Sals
Dusk falls over the La Sals. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
High resolution image assembled from 9 shots. Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm at 48mm, f/8, 1/13s, ISO 200.
This is at dusk looking towards the La Sal mountains that still have a small amount of snow on them. I love the deep colors in the canyon.

Moses and Zeus at dawn
Moses and Zeus at dawn. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
Single shot Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm at 18mm, f/8.0, 1/160s.

This is am image I took in 2007 that I never shared. I interpreted this in Lightroom 4 which allowed me to pull the drama out of it that I experienced at the moment that I was there but that I never was able to shine through in the image before. Moses and Zeus are two popular climbing destinations in Taylor Canyon at the west side of Canyonlands.

Tortured. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.

Tortured in B&W. Buy a print. See it large.
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16mm at 11mm, f/11, 1/125s.

This is a tree I found along the Gooseberry trail that leads from the Gooeseberry campground up to the Island in the Sky. I like both the color and black and white interpretations, so I left them both up. I remember I spent considerable time around this tree to get a nice composition.

Last rays
Last Rays. Buy a print. See large. See on flickr.
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 mm at 11.5 mm, f/11, 1/30s, graduated ND filter

This was taken at White crack again looking towards the sunset.

Ticklish. Buy a print. See it large. See it on flickr.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm at 24 mm, f/11, 1/160s

This is along Gooseberry trail. One of many dead Junipers.

Much more to follow.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Timelapse of clouds floating over windmill

Earlier in the year I was back in the Netherlands for work and in the process (I visited my family over the weekend) came by the area where I grew up. It's an extraordinary area with reclaimed "polders" that were once milled dry using windpower. Here is a virtually unknown one that is close to where I was born. It sits in the middle of a large agricultural area in between historical villages somewhere midway between Utrecht and Rotterdam. I created a simple little timelapse of clouds floating over the mill using Lightroom's slideshow and assembled them using iMovie together with a few stills. I am not a videographer clearly, but this is still fun. It's in 720p HD in the vimeo link and it should work fine on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Molen Timelapses from Jao van de Lagemaat on Vimeo.

If the vimeo link overloads (yeah right ;-) ), here it is on my smugmug site:

Google+ post. Flickr link.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Normal in line image:
False Kiva

Retina quality (2x resolution). Will look no different than the above on normal displays but will look much more detailed on a high res display. The slight size difference comes from my smugmug site not having the image at every size.
False Kiva

I was reading a little on how to start supporting high resolution displays (i.e. retina displays in Apple parlance). Not easy as all solutions involve some server-side scripting that doesn't work if you use blogging services such as this site. Of course you can simply throw up high res images for everybody as I do above but that increases bandwidth for everybody.