colbybrownphotography Colby Brown

📷 Photographer 💻 Photo Educator 📚 Author Landscape, Travel and Humanitarian Photography Join me on a photo adventure: Iceland, Patagonia, Norway
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2823 63 Jan 20, 2018
colbybrownphotography: The incredible high altitude colored lakes found in

The incredible high altitude colored lakes found in the Andes in the Southern Part of Bolivia are a lot of fun to photograph. This particular one is Laguna Colorada and it gets it's red color from the red algae and other microorganisms that call the lake home. What is the most remote place you have been?

4925 241 Jan 19, 2018
colbybrownphotography: While many of you know me for my

While many of you know me for my grand epic landscape shots, I also love wildlife photography. There is something special about the challenge of capturing intimate photos of animals in their natural habitat. This images was taken in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the mountains of Uganda last year. I spent a number of days tracking the Gorillas with local guides. Being meer feet away from wild silverback gorillas is something I will never forget! What animals would you love to see in the wild? Taken with Sony a9 w/ 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM lens.

8124 158 Jan 18, 2018
colbybrownphotography: The Northern Lights Above the Ice

One of

The Northern Lights Above the Ice One of the most fun and yet challenging things to experiment with when it comes to night/astro photography is known as light painting. Using a high powered flashlight, you essentially light up one element of your night scene while still exposing for the sky, which means the streaks of Aurora in this photo. You have to be careful not to over expose your subject though, so often it takes many tries to get things just right. Have your tried light painting before? Would it be something your interested in learning more about? 📷 Sony a7S II w/ 16-35 f/4 FE

8546 181 Jan 17, 2018
colbybrownphotography: There is something special about Ice Caves. Not

There is something special about Ice Caves. Not only are they often insanely beautiful, but they are always changing, constantly in a state of flux. No cave is the same year to year and even within the same winter season an ice cave can be drastically different depending on the weather. Because of this I feel like they are frozen organisms, constantly trying to found a balance with their surrounding. All this being said, I am stoked it is Winter and the heart of ice cave season. I will be back in Iceland in March to explore this year's offerings. Would you go inside an ice cave with hundreds of thousands of lbs of frozen ice above your head? :)

9063 182 Jan 16, 2018
colbybrownphotography: Sometimes we need to take a break from

Sometimes we need to take a break from our daily lives and simply stand in awe of mother nature...the world's best artist! Where do you go to reset...recharge or start fresh?

10882 1624 Jan 15, 2018
colbybrownphotography: There is something magical about slot canyons, especially

There is something magical about slot canyons, especially those found in the South West region of the US. Between the smooth patterns, colors and natural designs of water flowing though these natural wonders, there is a lot to love. This is actually one of my most viewed images online, with close to 10 billions views. Much of that is thanks to Google licensing it to appear on Chromecast devices all over the globe. Have you been in a slot canyon? P.S. I will announce the winner of the Sony a7R III sometime later today, depending on how good or bad internet is for me up here in the Canadian Rockies where I am currently exploring :)

12286 3602 Jan 14, 2018
colbybrownphotography: If there is one thing I have learned

If there is one thing I have learned over the last 12 years it is that "perspective" is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal as a photographer. Changing your perspective can drastically change the look, feel and atmosphere of an image. Take this aerial view of a series of streams in South Iceland for example. The world looks very different when you are 500ft up in the air looking down from an airplane. Have you ever photographed from a helicopter or airplane to get a different angle on a subject? 📷 Sony a7R III w/ Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM Airplane thanks to

13174 6572 Jan 13, 2018
colbybrownphotography: When the sky lights on 🔥 all around you

When the sky lights on 🔥 all around you while you are at an incredible location...you know you are in Iceland in the Summer time! Where was the best sunset or sunrise you ever saw? Tell me about it! 📷 Sony a7R III w/ Sony 12-24 f/4 G

8775 1737 Jan 12, 2018
colbybrownphotography: For me, mountains are my place of peace.

For me, mountains are my place of peace. My fortress of solitude. My Mecca. They help give me a sense of place and perspective that I simply don't get otherwise. Outside of my time with my family, mountains are easily my second home. What about you? What kind of location makes you feel like you are "home"? Like you belong?

10900 574 Jan 11, 2018
colbybrownphotography: When you follow your passions, it can sometimes

When you follow your passions, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on water. Don't you agree?

8377 477 Jan 10, 2018
colbybrownphotography: I am constantly inspired by how beautiful the

I am constantly inspired by how beautiful the natural world is around me. It is incredible to think of how many millions of years it took for this waterfall to carve out the mountain side and form what we see today. Mother Nature is truly the best artist! Whet do you find inspiring about mother nature? Thanks to for posing for this shot!

8074 443 Jan 9, 2018
colbybrownphotography: Light is easily one of the most important

Light is easily one of the most important elements of photography and it turns out that storms and crazy weather often produce some of the most epic light. So, when it starts to rain...when the clouds look ominous...when the wind picks up...that is when I head out to take images, like this one from Colorado. Do you like to shoot dramatic light? Do you head outside when everyone else is running for cover?