Friday, January 1st, 2016

Favorite Images of the Year… 5 of 2015

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After 2015 has reached its inevitable end, it’s this time of the year when you reflect on your work as a photographer and browse through the images of the 365 days gone by. If my photographic New Year’s resolution this past year was to shoot less, I would certainly have accomplished this goal, but all kidding aside, here are my 5 favorite images released this year, not particularly taken in 2015.

Nightfall Neret

Nightfall Neret - Purchase Print or License Neret (the Catalan word for the rusty-leaved alpenrose – ‘rhododendron ferrugineum’) blooming above Gran Estany d’Amitges during one of the best sunset displays I was fortunate to witness in the mountains.Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Light Bath

Light Bath - Purchase Print or License The emerging leaves of maples, beeches and alders are glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and offer a great backdrop for trunks such as this Oregon pine/Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the immediate foreground.Ore Mountains, Germany

Higher Calling

Higher Calling - Purchase Print or License Much more than just pixels. Read WHY.Lago di Landro, Dolomites, Italy

Dazzling Dancers

Dazzling Dancers - Purchase Print or License Colorful grasses appear to dancing in the wind high up on a ridge in the Czech part of the Ore Mountains, surrounded by old birches who have seen a fair share of precipitation, wind and ice.Ore Mountains, Czech Republic

Congealed

Buy Prints or License Congealed An intimate view of the impressive basaltic columns that make up the Devils Postpile National Monument in the Sierra Nevada of California. The polygonal structure, which is said to be some odd 100,000 years old, formed when a huge pool of lava cooled evenly and slowly. Similar structures can be found around the globe in areas with high volcanic activity in the past.Devil’s Postpile National Monument, Ca, USA

As usual a few days late, but here’s to a great, stress-free, healthy and prosperous 2016! Cheers.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

More Pyrenean Goodies

It’s two years already since I’ve last visited the beautiful rugged peaks of the Pyrenees; a mountain range on the border of Spain and France, covering 305 miles (491km) from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Proud (tongue-in-cheek) to announce that today, I am able to publish two new images of the Gran d’Amitges area of the Aigüestortes National Park.

Kiss Goodnight

Buy Prints or License Kiss GoodnightAigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Both images catch the magical light show after the daily hailstorm accompanied by lightning and heavy gusts and boast some integral elements I always wanted to capture. Ice melting on a high alpine lake and wildflowers blooming on the mountain slopes. In this case, ‘Neret’, the Catalan word for the rusty-leaved alpenrose – ‘rhododendron ferrugineum’.

Nightfall Neret

Nightfall Neret - Purchase Print or LicenseAigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

There’s just something magical about mountain peaks reflecting in a pool of water, don’t you think?

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

It’s that time of the year again… Best of 2013

Whew, that year flew by, didn’t it? It seems like yesterday that I have written a blog post, but it’s exactly one year today since my last post. I hope I can keep up that pace over the course of the next 12 months – kidding. I will hopefully post at least a quarterly update with some new images, but until then, follow me on Facebook to never miss the release of new images, some background info and updates on where I am traveling. To keep a long story short, I hope you enjoy the following ten images- They are my personal favorites of 2013 — made in the Pyrenees, Dolomites and Ore Mountains.

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As It Begins

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Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Backcountry Bliss

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Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Mountain Summer

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Passo Falzarego, Dolomites, Italy

Emerald Waters

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Lago di Landro, Dolomites, Italy

Highcountry Pools

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Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

The Portal

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Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Blooming Spires

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Aigüestortes NP, Pyrenees, Spain

Autumnal Flow

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Ore Mountains, Germany

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Lago di Landro, Dolomites, Italy

Peaches and Cream

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Lago di Landro, Dolomites, Italy

Thank you for all the patience in the first half of the year when this blog got neglected, for the continued support and the wonderful emails I receive. Here’s to a wonderful Holiday Season to you all out there!

David

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Have You Seen The Sun?

I don’t know about you, but where I live, I haven’t seen the sun in days. In those dark and rainy days of winter, I like to look at other things that inspire me.

Sleeping Beauty, Karwendel, Bavaria, Garmisch
Geroldsee near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

Everybody who knows me at least one bit, might have realized that I’m a design nut. I love icon design, user interfaces, conceptual navigation and generally lust after some perfectly crafted pixels. So this post will be dedicated to one of my favorite web apps that just recently received a major update and boasts one of the most stunning implementations of Adam Whitcroft’s (@adamwhitcroft) Climacons.

Welcome, SUN.

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Sun is a beautiful weather app designed by Jakob Henner. The previous version was powered by Google’s weather API, which since has been retired. The new Sun rises (mind the pun!) through weather data provided by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and offers a brand new forecast view, some easy-to-learn gestures, several color themes, sounds and animations.

What I probably love the most about the app, besides the beautiful, hand-crafted pixels, is the fact that depending on the color theme you’ve chosen, the app icon on the homescreen changes its colors too. Loading the new colors takes a little but on those dull, drizzly days, I enjoy those 3 extra seconds to switch from a stunning blue with hints of orange to a bright and sunny egg-yolk.

Sun Web App 2

The forecast view, like the rest of the app, is drop-dead gorgeous. Very subtle gradients, a beautiful grid pattern and a detailed forecast with temperatures and wind speeds for the next couple of days, all revealed with a simple tap.

To install the app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, simply browse to: pattern.dk/sun/ on your iDevice and add it to your homescreen. You won’t regret it.

What is your favorite web app?
Where do you find inspiration?
Let me know in the comments.

David

P.S. Don’t forget the #blackjanuarysale on prints, framed prints and gallery wraps!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Black January Sale – Up to 25% Off

First off, happy New Year everyone.

May it be filled with nothing but the best!

To celebrate the beginning of the new year, I’ll have a #blackjanuarysale on prints, canvas gallery wraps and framed prints, running from today till January 31st, 2013. (Wow, that was hard to type.)

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The best part is, while the name — a play on the Black Friday sales event before Thanksgiving — might suggest otherwise, this sale is not limited to black and white images. The full range of color prints is at least 20% off, framed 15% off.

But wait, didn’t you say up to 25% off? Yes, that’s right. Share the following text via Twitter or share my posts on Facebook and/or Google+, send me a link to your share or a screenshot in an email and you’ll get an additional 5% off.

Text to tweet:

Save up to 25% on prints from David Richter Photography. Infos here: http://davidrichterphotography.com/blog/black-january-print-sale/ #blackjanuarysale via richter_photo

Even if you don’t have any wall space available right now, I’d appreciate it if you would retweet or share this post with your friends. I’m offering virtual high-fives and a shout-out on twitter for your efforts. 😉

Also, tomorrow I’ll have all images from 2012 that I processed so far added to the galleries. So if you’ve seen an image on 500px or flickr TODAY that you’d like as a print, no problem. They are equally available. Any questions about the sale? Drop me a line at sale (at) davidrichterphotography (dot) com or leave a comment below.

David