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.

Photo by Tara Shupe

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.

Camera Settings:
Nikon D850
ISO 200

Tara Shupe

Photo by Shawn Talbot

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.

Canon 5DSR
1/1250 sec
ISO 400
120mm lens

Shawn Talbot

Photo by Willow McDonough

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
ISO 400

Willow McDonough

Photo by Emily Polar

Orange sherbet sunrise illuminates Machapuchare in the southern Annapurna range of Nepal.

Emily Polar

Photo by Scott A Woodward

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.

Camera = Nikon D3
Lens = Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70MM F/2.8E ED VR
Shutter = 1/6 sec
Aperture = f/2.8
ISO = 1000

Scott A Woodward

Photo by Mitchel Wu

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.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 135mm f/2L at f2
ISO 800
1/800 sec

Mitchel Wu

Photo by Mic-anthony Hay

I am in love with the first week of fall. The forest’s greens change to orange like a paintbrush dipped in paint.

Sony A7riii
1/250 sec
ISO 125

Mic-anthony Hay

Photo by Laura Barisonzi

A cool fall night at a vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island. The only lighting was from the fire.

35mm f1/.4G
f1.4 1/125th
iso 16000

Laura Barisonzi

Photo by Kristian Bogner

Hot Orange

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!!

Kristian Bogner

Photo by Jeff Hinman

As I just finished my sandwich which was delicious by the way, I sat on the grass watching the sky transform and show off its golden hour. It made me hungry for orange sorbet for dessert.

Canon 5d iv
16-35. F8
ISO 100
Shutter 1/40

Jeff Hinman

Photo by Karl Zoltan

In the Santa Barbara Mountains.

Sony A7RII
Sony 85mm Lens

Karl Zoltan

Photo by Luke Pearsall

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

Luke Pearsall

Photo by Guy Fattal

Skiing at night in Japan is a very unique experience. The massive lighting system in the ski resort paints the snow with a warm orange tone.

Nikon D750
Nikon 70-200mm F2.8
ISO 2000

Guy Fattal

Photo by Arthur Ward

Forest fires in the Rocky Mountains give sunsets a very gloomy feel.

Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
ISO: 400
Aperture: 13
Shutter: 1/1250

Arthur Ward

Photo by Glenn Bartley

The brightly coloured orange plumage of a male Andean Cock of the Rock makes it an easy target to spot in the jungles of Peru.

Glenn Bartley

Photo by Gregg Jaden

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.

Gregg Jaden

Aurora Lampson

About Aurora Lampson

Aurora is the Social Media and Community Manager at Lowepro. When not in the office Aurora is a professional commercial and portrait photographer.

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