• Hi There,

    Welcome to GreenGlowPhotography, the blog that showcases a unique style of Landscape Photography.

    Our goal is to reveal the 'extra-ordinary with in the ordinary' by using the right blend of Transient, Faint and Creative light. What you are about to see is quite unique and often hidden from our day-to-day lives. They are all phenomena of natural world captured with our own creative twist to it.

    Please feel free to have a browse-through and enjoy our work. Don't forget to share your thoughts as well; they will encourage us to see-further, go-longer and work-harder.

    Just to start you off with something we believe in,

    "About the natural world, in simple terms, we can be in the same place, day & time every year looking at the same thing or direction. Do we see a difference? may be not. Now, lets look at it from a different perspective. These are 'moment of nature'. No two moments of nature are the same. We certainly can see these differences and enjoy every bit of them if we tap in to that moment and see things from mother nature's perspective "

    - Deepal Ratnayaka (proprietor ,GreenGlowPhotography)

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “First Light”

Greeting All,

I thought I’ll break the pattern a bit this week. As you may have already guessed, its not gonna be a night photograph.

I was camping in Elan Valley last weekend. One of my favorite places in mid wales. Stunning landscapes and most importantly minimal light pollution. I was camping in a mountain top overlooking couple of beautiful reservoirs. As planned, I did my night photography around mid night and went back to sleep. Walk up by the early dawn and songs by the birds (around about 5 am I guess). Dawn and its natural sounds in these remote places has always fascinated me. Popped my head out from the tent and just couldn’t believe my eyes. Such a beautiful scene…!! One worth all the trekking I’ve done to reach here. Sun has just been out, lighting up the mountain tops with its vibrant cool yellow. It was patchy and had its own shades as a result of the hazy and patchy clouds. Down below, the reservoirs were perfect mirrors. Tranquility at its best. The latest member to the scene was a mist rolling-in from my right, sweeping across the valley. It was such a treat to watch. I was tired with shooting in the night before but couldn’t miss this one, decided to capture the stunning show of nature and see whether I could combine all of it in to a single photograph. Also it was a good opportunity for me to test my latest toy Sony A7R II. Still early days, but I’m mighty impressed with the dynamic range the camera can handle.

Hope you like the photo, and be able to live the moment as well.

First Light – Elan Valley, UK

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Cheers

Deepal

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Judged”

Greeting All,

One of my recent pictures this week…!!

I captured this image in mid Wales couple of weeks age. Wales generally is renowned for dark skys. I particularly like mid wales due to very low light pollution. However due to the time of the year where there is no astronomical darkness, I had to superimpose multiple images and stretch the image bit further than I usually do to reveal the details of milky way.

Hope the idea is rewarding. Till next time guys, enjoy your night skys 🙂

Judged – Wales, UK

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WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “The Eye”

Greeting All,

Finally after break I decided its high time to share some of my work from last few months.

I have been thinking about a full night star trail for years now. But I had to be patient till last year. November, 2016 presented the perfect opportunity with two clear nights in a row around new moon. Photo this week is from one of those nights captured in Exmoor National Park.  Simply put, its 8 hours compressed in to a single image. It contains 942 individual photos for the sky and 3 photos for the fore-ground. I also had the opportunity to apply some of the new techniques I’ve been practicing especially to capture the colors of the stars.

For the sky. exposures were 30sec , F 4.0 ,& ISO 1250 each. The settings for foreground of course was different from one another.

Hope you like the image as well.

The Eye – Expmoor National Park, UK

 

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Cheers

Deepal