Midnight sun by snowyturner

On a trip to Iceland last June, we experienced about 23 hours of daylight and one hour of twilight each day. This image of the village of Laugaras and the distinctive mountain of Vordufell was captured around midnight in some very unusual light. I tweaked the temperature in Lightroom in an attempt to provide a faithful match of the colours on display, and then increased contrast by about 15%, increased foreground exposure by two stops and cloned a few rogue elements. Thanks for looking.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/qMFuVL by snowyturner

small camp by weavingmajor

I had the privilege of being a photographer for the month-long leadership school just winding up this week at the camp Daniel works at. The director wanted something a little different for this year’s photo.

Since the wind didn’t cooperate for a kite aerial shot, I borrowed an idea from Good Molecules .

Several other examples of this sort of thing have been done by folks in the Polar Pano group; there’s also a link to a tutorial or two in their discussions and in the Amazing Circle group discussions as well.

best viewed large.

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UPDATE: People keep asking me how to make their own Small Planets: Here are two good tutorials online. Please check those out first before emailing me – if they don’t help you, I’d be happy to answer your questions.

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via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/iVFVk by weavingmajor