Originally uploaded by Joseph Rossbach(www.josephrossbach.com)
Sunset along the Atlantic Ocean, Cape May, New Jersey. After the storms rolled through, I was rewarded with an amazing display of light along the beach just north of Cape May. I used a 3 stop graduated (hard) ND filter to hold back the exposure in the sky. I waited until after a wave came up and washed back which created a mirror reflection in the wet sand. Nature simply is mazing!
I just returned form co-leading (with Ian Plant) a photography workshop based out of Cape May, New Jersey. We had a great weekend of shooting coastal scenes, lighthouses, Victorian homes, shore birds and the spawning of the Horseshoe Crabs! On Friday and Saturday nights we were greeted with a peak spanning event and beautiful clouds and light which made it an amazing event.
These were the conditions on Friday Night with thousands of Horseshoe Crabs hitting the beach at high tide for as far as the eye could see. Amazing!
A Laughing Gull takes to flight amongst the flurry of hundreds of Sanderling all lining the beaches in hopes of stealing the eggs from the spawning crabs!.
The pink glow of dusk illuminates the sky and paints a soft light on the thousands of crabs all competing for a mate along Kimball Beach at high tide.
A laughing Gull gets caught up in the commotion of hundreds of sanderlings taking to flight of the beach.
Early morning light and clouds greet the Cape May Lighthouse. I used the steel fence as a framing element to make a more dynamic composition of this often photographed icon.
An old bike and Victorian houses rendered as art using HDR and tonemapped in Photomatix.
Our nest workshop coming this June is the Shenandoah Experience. We will have the chance to photograph new born fawns in Big Meadows, spectacular sunrises and sunsets from Skyline Drive and waterfalls/streams and wildflowers. http://www.mountaintrailphoto.com/workshops_23.htm
For info on more amazing wildlife events, hikes and paddles in the Mid Atlantic illustrated with stunning images and great maps, pick up my new book 50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater DC Area
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Cape May Atmospherics from that great sunset this past week. What inspired me was the way the sky seemed to melt into the wet beach sand. This dictated my shooting and processing style. Hope you enjoy, Joe.
Just checking in real fast to post some images from a private workshop I lead this past week at Cape May, NJ. The weather and light were awesome! We spent 3 hours at sunrise and sunset shooting images and the middle of the day going over post processing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom. Here are the images I managed to capture. Enjoy, Joe!