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19
Aug

Maple Decay

Maple Decay

 

While exploring the banks of the Ammonoosuc River below Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I noticed a bunch of fallen leaves in a small pool of water. Upon closer inspection I was delighted to find a single maple leaf that had fallen from the canopy above mixed in with the oily decay of organic matter. As i moved around the pool of water, the oily sheen began to pick up and reflect the blue sky above. The color contrast was too wonderful to pass up. I used my Nikon 70-200mm with a 1.4 tele-convertor to frame the leaf. I choose a daylight balance to retail the cool blue reflection and used LIVE VIEW for critical focusing to make sure the entire image was sharp from edge to edge. 

 

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3
Nov

Great Falls Autumn Workshop 2009 & End of the Fall Workshop Season

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This past weekend marked the end of our fall workshop season with our Great Falls Autumn Workshop. The weather was challenging with lots of clouds and rain. No breaks in the sun at all for 3 days! We made the best of it and all came away with some really nice images. The color was pretty sweet especially along Scotts Run. Here is a small gallery of images. Enjoy!

To order prints, sign up for nature photography workshops and classes as well as browse a large selection of images from across the United States, please visit my website at www.josephrossbach.com

Our Next event is at Meadowlark, VA:

Mini-Workshop at Meadowlark Nature Center

In this four-hour mini-workshop, we will describe the techniques of abstract photography, of line and shape, as well as multiple exposure, panning, macro techniques, and software manipulation. Two hours will be devoted to outdoor experience. Please dress appropriately.

Register here 

28
Oct

Autumn Meditations

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To order prints, sign up for nature photography workshops and classes as well as browse a large selection of images from across the United States, please visit my website at www.josephrossbach.com

Our Next event is at Meadowlark, VA:

Mini-Workshop at Meadowlark Nature Center

In this four-hour mini-workshop, we will describe the techniques of abstract photography, of line and shape, as well as multiple exposure, panning, macro techniques, and software manipulation. Two hours will be devoted to outdoor experience. Please dress appropriately.

Register here

24
Oct

Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia

While on my last trip to the Blue Ridge in Virginia, I got the sudden urge to drive the  extra 130 miles over to Babcock State Park near New River Gorge. I left Crabtree Falls area after the light went harsh and made it over to the mill around 3pm. The light was harsh, so I drove over to Cathedral Falls (an extra 23 miles west) and shot the falls for a bit before heading back to the grist mill at sunset.

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To order prints, sign up for nature photography workshops and classes as well as browse a large selection of images from across the United States, please visit my website at www.josephrossbach.com

23
Oct

Fall color on the Tye River below Crabtree Falls, George Washington National Forest, Virginia

I took a quick two-day trip this past week to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virgina to shoot Crabtree Meadow Falls in the George Washington National Forest and to skip on over the Babcock State Park in West Virginia to photograph the iconic Grist Mill with fall color. The image below was made on the morning of the second day of the trip after spending a little time hiking the falls trail. I had shot this scene before in the spring, but made a note to return here in the fall to get a shot with fallen leaves and some nice color in the background. In order to get the right perspective for this image, i climbed into the water almost falling a few times on the slick rocks. The perspective from the banks just didn’t line up the cascades and fall color in the distance, so it was necessary to get my feet wet to make this image. Enjoy and stop back later this week for some more images from the trip, Joe.

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To order prints, sign up for nature photography workshops and classes as well as browse a large selection of images from across the United States, please visit my website at www.josephrossbach.com

13
Oct

Waterfalls and color along the Mad River at sunset in Vermont.

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I made this image on the very first outing of this years Vermont Photo Workshop. It was a gloomy and rainy day and after we had finished up shooting at Moss Glen Falls I took the group a bit up Rt. 100 to this great little section of falls. The light levels were very low and many in  the group probably thought what the hell is this guy doing trying to shoot this image in such low light. We arrived 10 minutes after official sunset. I got into the stream and encouraged some other to follow. We set up a tight composition of the falls with a nice bit of color in the background. I metered out 30 seconds at f11. I knew I needed a bit more DOF, so I moved the aperture up to f16 and increased the exposure to 1 minute. I also manually set my white balances color temperature to 7600K to warm up the scene and remove the majority of the strong blue color cast from shooting at this time of day and light. I am quite happy with the end result and it just goes to show that with the right knowledge and craft you can create stunning images in less than optimal shooting conditions!

1
Oct

Vermont Autumn Color Part 2

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Ok, just checking in from Vermont and I have some new images to share! It’s been down right cold for the past few nights with temps in the mid to low thirties. The color in the Green Mountains between Killington and Granville is at about 70% right now and it is vibrant. My workshop starts tomorrow at noon, so I am just putting together the last items of the schedule right now and catching up on emails.

Also, my online Abstract Photography course in now live! check it out: http://www.naturephotographers.net/onlinecourses/jr09-1.html

Enjoy! Joe

29
Sep

Vermont Autumn Color Update and New Images

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Vermont is amazing so far and I have been working my ass off from 4am until well after dark for the past 2 days. Here are a few images from the scouting trip so far!  I visited old haunts as well as a few new areas in search of fall color and locations for this weeks workshop which starts on Friday.

Enjoy! Joe

23
Sep

Great Falls Autumn Photography Workshop, October 30 – November 1, 2009

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Joseph Rossbach Photography presents Great Falls Autumn Workshop

Friday, October 30, 2009 | Sunday, November 01, 2009 — Great Falls, VA

Only $250.00 for 3 days of amazing photography and instruction during the peak of fall color in Great Falls National Park, Virginia. Register now before this workshop fills up!
18
Sep

Endless Mountains and Fall Color

Sunrise on Loyalsock Creek

Sunrise on Loyalsock Creek

Just checking in from the road! I am currently in northeast PA shooting in the Endless Mountains region. Fall color is just beginning with some nice color displays in the high meadows, swamps and ponds. Here are a few images from the first 2 days of s…hooting. I will be up here untill Saturday night and then back home. Clear blue skies right now, so I am hunkered down doing some work until I head out for sunset.

Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple

 

Aspen, Rock and Ferns

Aspen, Rock and Ferns

 

Fall Ferns

Fall Ferns