On this foggy rainy day in northern California, I am reminded of the same conditions from a day we spent in Triglav National Park, Slovenia. Fog is such a wonderful element for nature photography because it can isolate your subject and simplify backgrounds that would otherwise be so cluttered! I used my Sony a7R II camera and 16-35mm lens to look down on this steep hillside. Continue reading
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Late June, I attended a tour to the Dolomites so that I could get to great spots for sunrise and sunset without having to do all the research, as I was crunched for time working on my new book. I hadn’t take someone else’s tour in a long time, and it was fun not to be working! We had unsettled weather most of the tour, which in fact produced some of the more exciting images. I darn near killed myself, Continue reading »
Finally, we had some days without rain – but seriously, some of the most beautiful images we made on this tour were during the rain and during the breaks in between when clouds rose up the hillsides and added mood to the autumn day. It challenged us to work out a system of holding umbrellas while composing and setting our exposures, and watching our front elements Continue reading »
When it comes to outdoor photography, timing is everything. So it was great to finally get it ‘right’ for winter snow in Yosemite! I have attempted winter scenes there for a few years, but either we had no snow when I was around, or when the snows were predicted to be good (rare in these drought years we’ve had) I was in Cuba or somewhere out of town! So this time, Continue reading »
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Photographer Brenda Tharp is an award-winning landscape and travel and fine art photographer, international photo tour leader, workshop instructor, inspirational keynote speaker, and writer. Her collection of color and black and white photographs includes landscapes, nature details, people, portraits, travel, cultural scenes, cities, travel landscapes, from around the world, including the American west, Alaska, Africa, Italy, Provence, Bhutan, Myanmar, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, and Ireland. All of her photographs on this website and in her archive are available for stock licensing and as fine art prints. Brenda is also an author of several photography books, and presents seminars and leads photo workshops and tours within the USA and internationally.