• 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 – “The Dazzle”

Greetings Folks,

New week, new photo..!!

This one is from my last trip to Lapland, Finland  over Xmas, 2016.

I was with my family, it was a holiday as well as a photography tour. Ended up being one of the best in both the aspects.

The location we stayed had minimal interference from light pollution, one of the best to witness aurora borealis, I was told. We were nearly 15-20 km away from any form of city. The closest was Saariselka. Even this was a small city and nothing else was really there to interfere with darkness of beautiful night sky. We were in the border of Urho Kekkonen National Park. So, I guess I don’t have go-on and on about light pollution any more 🙂

The time of the year we chose to visit this beautiful land had the least number of hours of day light. In fact, it was so north, sun never rose; just 2-3 hours of twilight. All in all, it was a match made in heaven for my type of photography. Usually, I have 1 to 2 good photos from short tours like this; largely due to the type of photography I do. But it didn’t take long to realize that I’m in for more this time around.

The resort we stayed, Fell Centre Kiilopää, Hotelli Niilanpää, promotes people to enjoy the out-door activities and wilderness. In -15 C there was so much energy, warmth in people. The staff, volunteers as well as guests were amazing I loved the atmosphere. After all, its great to share few days with bunch of people who shares the same passion.

That was bit of background. About the photograph, I was not lucky till the last day. The night before we left, I’ve seen Aurora activity being forecasted. Around midnight, sky was clear so I trekked  a mountain for about 1 hour to give me the best chance of seeing Aurora Borealis. This was the 3rd time I did this trek with last two attempts being disappointments. As it was the first time, I was not sure what to expect in the sky. All of a sudden I was stunned with this dazzling cloud with a green hue to it . One of the most fascinating things I have ever seen in my life…!!!

It took few attempts before I nailed down the correct exposure. That’s largely due to the strength of the light but the nature was kind enough to give me few minutes to photograph it’s magnificence. I’m glad I managed to bring this over to you. Hope you will be able to witness this magnificent phenomenon of nature in your own eyes some point.

Enjoy and good luck guys..!!

 

The Dazzle – Lapland, Finland

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Cheers

Deepal

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Tree of Wisdom”

Greetings Folks,

Wish you a very happy new year..!!

It’s time for the first post of 2017. After going through my catalouge, I thought of starting the year with one of my ‘unsung hero’ s.

I captured this image couple of years back in late winter. Winter is my favorite season for photography. One reason being the amazing light produced by sun being low in the horizon. In this case, my goal was to capture a transition from twilight to night; of course with my own twist to it :). I had the concept in my mind for a while but was looking for the best location/set up. It’s strange that sometimes what you are looking for is at your ‘doorstep’.

It was a cold but clear day. I and my wife were having a nice walk in Windsor Great Park with our little daughter. Windsor Great Park is massive a deer park  with access to ordinary people (most parts); a place we loved spending time simply due its lovely walking tracks, plains and tranquility. Also it was within comfortable walking distance from where we lived. During our walk we approached this beautiful tree and suddenly it occurred to me that it’s just the set up I was after; the mighty tree, its shape facing east with setting sun at it’s back and just the plains around it matched the ‘script’ perfectly well. I have gone pass this tree many times before but didn’t see it in the same perspective as I did on that day although I felt many times that there certainly is a hidden beauty in it but just couldn’t translate it to a photograph . I knew it was my lucky day, returned in the evening to finish the job.

Photo is comprised with 20 – 30 individual shots. Most of it was for the light painting, few for twilight and night sky. As exactly as I anticipated, the details and the colors I reveled complimented each other extremely well. Hope you like it too.

Enjoy and have a great year ahead guys…!!!

Tree of Wisdom – Windsor, UK

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Deepal

Syed Nishad - Excellent !!! As always 🙂

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPH – “Drift-away”

Hey Folks,

Greetings …!!

I thought of breaking the momentum a bit from wide field astro to a beautiful landscape photo. I captured the below moment during a holiday in Norway in Spring, 2013. Me and my wife enjoyed 3 days great clear skys and the day before we headed home blue skys gave away. The transition however created these beautiful cloud pattern in a calm morning. Such a treat to watch…!!

Drift-away - Flam, Norway

Drift-away – Flam, Norway

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