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Celestial Maelstrom by alexandre-deschaumes

Celestial Maelstrom has it. This well executed fisheye shot sucks you in and plays tricks on your mind, before telling you that the wor...




The Anthropocentric Orrery by Laanscapes
The Anthropocentric Orrery
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..:: The Anthropocentric Orrery ::..
For man to be convinced he is the at centre of the universe, is a profoundly shallow view of the part we all play in the grand scheme of things. The living and breathing universe is as much part of us as we are of it.

Sat against the backdrop of the constellation of Orion (left), the Pleiades star cluster (centre) and the Andromeda galaxy (right), I triggered the camera to capture myself pondering the impact of human activity on the landscape that we are so very fond of.
The light pollution and passing ships on the horizon that, together with less than ideal weather conditions, make it very difficult to capture the night sky like this.

Let's keep the lights off at night, so that we together can enjoy the night sky again.

The Anthropocentric Orrery was captured in Den Helder (Netherlands) with the D600 at 14mm.
f2.8, 30s, ISO6400.

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A Time for Introspection by Laanscapes
A Time for Introspection

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There's such beauty in the darkness. Imagine a place where that darkness is not a void, but a gentle carress.

'A Time for Introspection' was captured near Vassfaret, in Hedalen, Norway with the 550D at 140mm.

20 shot panorama, 1/400s | f/8 | ISO400

When the Last Wave Broke by Laanscapes
When the Last Wave Broke

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It's the most compelling thing, being out there, right after a storm passed. And should you be in the lucky position that it coincides with a majestic setting sun, that dips just below the heavy blanket of clouds, then you are just well.... lucky to have a camera with you!

That evening I was just struck with how many different shades of purple the sky was adorned with. There's magenta and violet, sure. But aside from indigo, I'm running out of names for colours.

I quickly shut off the analytical mind coming up with names for everything and just went for it. Got my feet wet, broke my tripod and remembered how to capture such a scene. And it's all well worth watching the last wave of that day break as the sun dips below the horizon.

'When the Last Wave Brokes' was captured right before the end of the day at the North Sea coast near Huisduinen, the Netherlands with the D600 at 14mm.

Focus stacked, hand blended foreground ( 2s | f/7.1 | ISO100 ) and background ( 1/8s | f/8 | ISO100 )

Engulfed by Laanscapes
Trying not to be torn asunder. Latest b&w work: Engulfed
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While I'm not a fan of the slanted horizon in landscape photography, this concept needed it. I imagined the flow of the water going against the eye of the viewer; from right to left. I hope you're feeling you need to stay above the water.

'Engulfed' was captured at Hedalen, Norway with the 550D at 10mm.

Circular polarizer, 0,8s | f/8 | ISO200
Voices by Laanscapes
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The wind picks up. It's about 9.30 PM and the sun's about to set. Another warm day of summer for the books. But here, on the isle of Texel, things are about to change...

The sun has disappeared, but it did not set just yet. There's about 15 minutes left. The sky darkens as quickly as we can make for the highest dune in the area. There's probably not going to be a visual confirmation that the night is about to begin, but it couldn't hurt to take a look north-west.

As we approach the top of the dune, the wind, now a moderate gale, hits us in the face. Sandblasted, we hastily close our eyes and a coldfront sweeps overhead. Voices seem to whisper in the dunes around us. A haunting sound... Carefully we peer through our eyelashes and are welcomed by a golden glow of the setting sun.

'Voices' was captured at Dunes of Texel National Park, near Den Hoorn, the Netherlands with the D600 at 14mm.

Focus stacked, hand blended foreground ( 1/200s | f/4 | ISO2500 ).  - and background  ( 1/40s | f/8 | ISO100)


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JBTphoto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful pictures you got there.. your way to capture landscapes and sunsets is simply amazing! Your gallery really reminds me how beautiful our world is.. I can't wait to see more!
Ornacis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Amazing photgraphy, you've a beautiful gallery.
Laanscapes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! Lot of old stuff there as well. :) Should clean it up some time. hehe
Ornacis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Haha, I always think that myself, but it's a great selection you have, I wouldn't remove a thing! :D
Laanscapes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words. :)
scketer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Congratulations! Your photos are superb! Keep the good work :) (Smile) 
Laanscapes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Will do! :) Check out my facebook as well, lots of new work on there, as it's much easier for me to post there.

scketer Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015
I already like your page on Facebook and I do appreciate a lot all the works you post there :D (Big Grin) 
Laanscapes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks! That means a lot, scketer!


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