Depending on where you live – the month of November is full of beautiful warm colors. You can find reds, yellows and orange just about everywhere you look. This month we challenged the Lowepro Storytellers to show us what “orange” looks like to them.
Nothing feels more orange than an African sunset. I always try to shoot past sunset, but these young girls have to travel so far to get home, so working quickly is key. I look at this photo though and only feel the peace of the African sun and the glow it gave us this evening.
I have always wanted to drive to Yellowstone National Park, rent a helicopter and photograph Grand Prismatic Spring from above. I never would have imagined that someday I would fly myself down to Wyoming from British Columbia and capture the spring from the plane that I was piloting. From the air, it was smaller than I expected but the fiery orange “flames” licking outward from the turquoise spring were an incredible sight.
As photographers, we all know the anticipation of capturing those moments during golden hour. As the sun set on this evening, the sky quickly turned from a soft pink hue to deep blood orange. It was particularly special because this beach, just 30 mins from where I live in Portugal, is nothing short of magical at any time of the day. The playful energy of friends amongst the vibrant orange colored sky will never be forgotten.
Canon 5D Mark II
An elder monk and his novices, draped in saffron robes, sit peacefully surrounded by paintings depicting the life of Buddha following their prayers at Wat Chotynieng in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Also known as Wat Leu (or ‘upper wat’), this Buddhist temple sits atop Sihanoukville Mountain and overlooks the town below. I created this photograph by lying on the floor in front of the monks and pointing my camera lens up towards my subjects. Because of the low light in the pagoda, I had to make this image with an extremely slow shutter speed of just 1/6 second. And to do this, I needed to rest my lens on some extra clothing I had in my camera bag in order to keep the camera steady. The man and boys were patient with me, and the effort was clearly worth it.
The Great Woodini Astonishes Once Again!
ORANGE you glad I created this image? Do you find it aPEELing?
When I created this image I had a couple goals in mind – Surprise and entertain the viewer, and challenge myself technically. Creating this image using practical effects definitely made it challenging.
The paint job on this Lamborghini Aventador is what I would call hot “Orange.” The color contrast of the blue background makes the orange really stand out. I had a lot of fun shooting and getting to drive in this beautiful car on shoot day!!
I think that everyone looks forward to Fall. The heat of the summer is finally making way to cooler days and nights and the leaves on the trees begin to change every shade of earthy rich yellows, reds and oranges. It’s a heaven to any photographer who seeks images in the outdoors. That narrow window when the whole earth seems magical and colorful. The image you see here is from a road trip I did to Alberta chasing the fall colors. Literally, overnight the landscape exploded and this was the result. It doesn’t last very long but when you catch it just right, its quite the treat.
Canon 5D MKIII
24-105mm L Series shot at 50mm
1/800 sec @ f/4
The color of orange signifies a mix of energy and happiness. Joy, warmth, enthusiasm, creativity, encouragement, balance and freedom. Whenever you see the color orange its hard not to feel good while it’s reminding us of the natural vibrant beauty which shows up all over the earth in many forms including landscapes and sunsets.