Haida Picture Appreciation | June
View of Manarola Village at Sunset
Manarola is one of the famous villages of the Cinque Terre - a beautiful coastal area in the north of Italy. To visit the atmospheric north of Italy, to dive into the magical world of the Cinque Terre and get finally deprived of a beautiful sunset – it's almost all about me. Autumn in Liguria is mild, the sun shines brightly but does not really fry, and you can spend the whole day out looking for the best view. And when you finally choose the best of the five colorful villages of the Cinque Terre, find a spectacular view and wait impatiently for the stunning sunset – the sun says ‘goodbye’ and hides in the thunderclouds that appear out of nowhere. Though, Italians seem to anticipate this and painted their houses with bright colors that delight the eye even on a gloomy day. However, at the very last minute of a fading day, random sun rays broke through the clouds and illuminated the scene, drawing a fascinating view in memory of Manarola.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L III
Haida M10 Filter Holder System
Haida Red-Diamond Medium ND 0.9 Filter
16mm | f7.1 | 15s | ISO 200
This is an image taken in Lofoten in February 2019. That year, my usual Lofoten tour was very windy, rainy, stormy and snowy but not without moody scenes that were really interesting! It was a really cloudy sunset so the sky was not so colorful, but there was a little, soft glow that illuminated the mountain on the left of the image and the cloud above it. I really loved the three-dimensionality created by the snow on the rocks.
Hasselblad X1D, XCD 45 (Panorama)
Haida Red-Diamond Soft GND 0.9 Filter
f16 | 3s | ISO 200
Ama Dablam (6812m) Taken from The Chukung Valley (South Everest)
I took his ama Dablam portrait during the start of an altitude snowstorm. I was over 5000m stand at Pheriche peak to capture this moment. The descent was a bit tricky considering the small littles spike of ice starting to come into my face because of the storm. It's always a risk management to capture an atmosphere like this one, deciding when it's the best moment to take the pose, and when it's a necessity to get back to base camp to be safe. I love sneaking between the edge of security and danger, it always give me terrific and gorgeous Himalayan sceneries.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Haida M10 Filter Holder + Drop-in CPL
Haida NanoPro Soft GND 0.9 Filter
f16 | 1/320s | ISO 200
There are dozens of large and small waterfalls on this stream and they are all beautiful but of course, it is not easy to reach all of them. My goal is to photograph all the waterfalls on this stream in the near future. This region is about 150 km from Bursa city center. In addition, those who live in this region say there are about 800 waterfalls, large and small.
Canon 6D & Samyang 14mm f2.8
Haida M15 Filter Holder + Drop-in Magnetic CPL
Haida Red-Diamond ND 1.2 Filter
14mm | f7.1 | 126s | ISO 50
Apocalypto | Slovenia
In Slovenia, you can enjoy this view from one of the highest mountains in the Julian Alps. That day, a heavy thunderstorm suddenly started with rain and hail. Fortunately, I was able to wait for the storm under a ledge. Then the cloud cover opened and the apocalyptic lighting mood was created for a few moments by the falling sun.
Haida M10 Filter Holder + Drop-In CPL
Haida Red-Diamond Medium 0.9 Filter
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
24mm | f13 | 1/5s | ISO 100
Sunset was coming soon, I knew I still had a long way to go to the location we had visited before. The last visit made us think of a much more attractive and risky photo for another opportunity, the sun should be falling on the stone on which the arch was located. I made all the necessary calculations to know the days and times when I could find the image that we had thought about so much. After the walk to that point, I arrived with enough time to prepare my equipment and frame, the sun was already on the arch, I calculated the parameters and placed my filter Haida Reverse GND 0.9. I was shooting as the sun kept level with the edge of the top of the arch.
Haida Red-Diamond ND 1.8 Filter
Haida Red-Diamond Reverse GND 0.9 Filter
15mm | f8 | 6s | ISO 100