Alex Mody Photography

Virginia

Whew!

05.10.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

It’s been a whole week since I last posted on here. Wow. I’ve been ridiculously busy photographing springtime scenes throughout Virginia over the past seven days. I photographed many different things in Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, some waterfalls down by Covington and Blacksburg, VA, and lots more. Over the next few days I’ll be sharing some recent shots from all over Virginia’s mountains.

I’ll start with yesterday morning. I photographed sunrise atop Shenandoah National Park’s Blackrock Summit. There were two main layers of clouds; very thick, puffy, rain clouds at approximately my elevation, and a lighter, thinner cloud base a few thousand feet above. I figured my odds were pretty slim on getting a good sunrise, but I stuck with it anyways. I hit the trail in the pouring rain, with the full expectation of returning to my car with nothing more than waterlogged shoes. Just as I had hoped, the lower level of rain clouds broke for about ten minutes right at sunrise! It’s hard to say this when you have 20 duds in a row, but sometimes it’s really worth it to brave harsh or uncomfortable conditions on the off chance of some amazing light!

Here are two images I made within a few minutes of each other. Not long after the second was taken the clouds came back and drenched me yet again, so as to say “you had your chance, now get the hell out of here!” I complied.

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Virginia

Spring is here!

05.03.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

..and I’m loving it. We’re in the middle of an entire week of rainy days, and I’ve been shooting as much as possible! Shenandoah National Park is an excellent spot for me, since it’s filled with beautiful mountain streams and is under two hours away from home. I’ve made it out there twice this week with friends, hiking and photographing.

Here are two shots I took yesterday up in White Oak Canyon.

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Wyoming

Frigid Moose Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

04.30.09 | Permalink | Post a Comment

Continuing with my theme of photos taken on that ridiculously long trip of mine, here is a shot I’d like to share with you all. Moose Falls is a fantastic waterfall located in the interior of Yellowstone National Park. I was lucky to have been visiting with family, for this part of the trip. My cousin, Luke, and I took a commercial snowmobile tour on the park’s snowpacked roads. We stopped at a few waterfalls, geothermal pools, and geysers along the way, and this was by far the most photogenic subject. Due to a few 40 degree days, the waterfalls were flowing quite a bit. In the ten [boooo] minutes I spent photographing here, I probably had to wipe my lens dry two dozen times due to spray from the falls and a light snowfall. Anyhow… Here it is.

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Colorado

Colorado National Monument sunset

04.29.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

Hi folks,

Yet another one from my lengthy trip. I’m almost done catching up with the processing! Here’s one I shot from the Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, CO. I got up there just as a snowstorm was moving out, and was treated to this wonderful view at sunset.

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Utah

Snaux above Faux Falls

04.26.09 | Permalink | 2 Comments

This image was taken upstream of Faux Falls, easily my favorite place inside the Moab Valley. It had snowed a few inches, so I figured it’d make for some interesting photographs. This image is a double processed and blended RAW file. I’ve been feeling like my processing hasn’t been very good lately, so I’m trying to step that up a bit.

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Utah

Frosted Aspens

04.25.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Taken high up in the Manti-La Sal National Forest back in December.

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Utah

Delicate Arch, re-processed, AGAIN!

04.24.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Hey everybody,

Yet another from Moab, Utah in Arches National Park. Delicate Arch is quite the iconic image, but I’m happy because I feel like I got something a little different. I think this is the third or fourth time I processed this, but I’m happy with it now. Gotta love it when light peeks through dark storm clouds!

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Utah

Canyonlands Dreamscape

04.21.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment

From Canyonlands National Park this past December. I was lucky to find the Island in the Sky district like this; seeming as if it truly was an island in the sky! Bret and I had a heck of a time shooting for a few hours while these conditions stuck around.

On a different note… Spring is finally beginning to hit my home area and I can’t be more excited. I’m heading out this week for a few days of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail without the camera gear, and hope to hit it hard when I get back!

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California

Back home from FL

04.17.09 | Permalink | Post a Comment

Well,

I’ve been back home now for a few days, and I have a couple thousand more images to go through now! I’m going to be doing it in a loosely chronological order. For that reason, I’m still working through this past December!

Here are two more from the amazing Death Valley.

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This one was from Zabriskie Point, and was taken about twenty minutes before sunrise. I just loved the thousands of compositional options with using a longer lens here.

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This second one is from Zabriskie as well, but on my last day in the park. I thought the clouds were interesting that afternoon, so I shot from a few overlooks. I’m not very proficient with black and white, and I have no problem admitting it. If you have any feedback regarding this one I’d love it.
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Florida

Barred Owl staring me down

04.13.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

Here’s another from my great time with the Barred Owls!

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