Jess Santos (@missjessbess) — Not all who Wander are Lost ✌🏻💕
@SonyAlpha  Ambassador / #AlphaCollective 
Wanderer / Adventurer / Stargazer 🏜
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I think I want to start watching old western movies, anyone have some suggestion
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I think I want to start watching old western movies, anyone have some suggestions? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alabama Hills has been the set of so many of these movies, I think it would be cool to watch them and see how the landscape has changed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ive been searching for cactus comps in Alabama hills so much that I’ve started naming the cactus. I’ve found this special little spot, like my own personal cactus garden no one else is ever here. The walk in takes you through a rock tunnel and past a small arch, which I think is pretty magical. @rachel_jones_ross and I could’ve spent days here with all the endless comps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re interested in learning and adventuring with us, check out the link in my bio for more info on our astrophotography workshop coming up! ✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I love late night conversations, late night drives, late night snacks, everything’s better at night.” ~ A Wise Man ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35 & 12-24 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Composite ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (12-24mm G / Focus Stacked) f11 - 12mm - ISO 100 - 30” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise / 16-35mm GM) f/2.8 - 16mm - ISO 12800 - 8” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro CF 734 Legs with 200DQ Ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#milkway#nightsky#nightscaper#longexpoelite#longexposure_shots#landscape_nightscape#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#splendid_earth#igkillers001#wonderful_places#earthfocus#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#wonderful_places#exploretocreate#trav3lr
16.07.2019 00:58:02
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What’s your favorite vegetable? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feels like being on the road I don’t get enough of my veggies and I ate way to many “chips” on this trip, I guess potatoes are veggies right lol 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided to include some of my behind the scenes videos in this post let me know if you like this idea, thought it was kinda cool to see footage from that day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was the last sunset with the @sonyalpha crew and we got some great color in the sky as our parting gift. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The second was out at mirror lakes for sunrise/blue hour which I chose to create as a twilight shot. The glassy lake made for the perfect reflection, but those ducks always getting in the way lol! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The third shot was taken on my favorite day when we happened across a field full frosted trees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I feel super honored to be brought along on this adventure so huge thank you to @sonyalpha for the unforgettable trip! Until next time New Zealand! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #aicdoesnewzealand#sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #natgeoyourshot#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#getlost#explorer#worldshotz#createexplore#discoverearth#travelworld#keepexploring#globe_travel#theglobewanderer#roamtheplanet#letsgosomewhere#exploretheglobe#nakedplanet#places_wow#instapassport#instago#travelingram#worldtravelpics#stayandwander#keepitwild#earthfocus#gogalavanting#igkillers001
09.07.2019 00:45:09
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What stories do you all know of the constellations?
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What stories do you all know of the constellations? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I learned while down under that they call “dark horse” the “galactic kiwi” how cool is that. This reminded me about the stories of the constellations and how depending on where you lived they held a different name and a different tale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was super fascinating to me to stare up at these stars and not recognize I singalong constellation, and not to mention a backwards Milky Way. Kinda wild actually. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a composite shot on my 16-35mm beast. In my opinion the best all around lens for landscape and astro (although I do love that 12-24mm). Taken while exploring New Zealand with the alpha crew, so grateful to be able to adventure with these creatives! Can’t thank you enough @sonyalpha ✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up, many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #aicdoesnewzealand#alphacollective#bealpha#sonyalpha@sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Composite ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot at Blue Hour) 16mm - f/8 - ISO 100 - 30” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise) 16mm - f/2.8 - ISO 12800 - 10” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa 500DXS (short) Legs with 200DQ ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#milkway#nightsky#nightscaper#starphotography#longexpoelite#fs_longexpo#superphoto_longexpo#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#earthfocus#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#trav3lr#igkillers002
06.07.2019 00:55:21
What conspiracy theories do you all believe in? This one will be fun 🤠

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What conspiracy theories do you all believe in? This one will be fun 🤠 Maybe we all live in a fish bowl just like the little creatures in this tiny tide pool in a rock on a beach somewhere. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I met a fellow Sony shooter on the beach, we happened to be using the same exact lens and camera, great minds think alike! The dynamic range on the A7riii is pretty amazing, I get a lot of questions about it. In this shot I was able to expose for the sky and still bring back all those details in the foreground. I’ll show you guys a before and after in my stories. Another question I get asked a lot is whether I like the 12-24mm or 16-35mm best. And quite honestly I love them both for different applications. I think they are both very good tools to have in your arsenal. Sorry I can’t be of more help there guys! Huge shoutout to @sonyalpha for sending me on this trip! I’ll see you all back in the state for some Kando action! ✌🏻💕 “When life gives you lemons add salt and tequila.” ~ A Wise Man #sonyalpha#bealpha#AICdoesNewZealand#alphacollective@sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm 17mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 2” @cokinusa EVO system with soft grad 3 stop #cokincreative#trustincokin@slikusa Pro CF 734 Legs w/ 200DQ Ballhead #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapes#landscapephotomag#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#splendid_earth#gramslayers#agameoftones#earthfocus#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#earth_escape#ig_world_colors#igkillers002
04.07.2019 00:55:36
What inspires you? Sparks your creativity?
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Had an amazing week with th
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What inspires you? Sparks your creativity? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Had an amazing week with the @sonyalpha crew in New Zealand. I absolutely love being around such creative souls that inspired me daily. I’m loving seeing all the art they created on our journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I’m heading back here today rain or shine, wish me some luck. I’ve been watching the weather for days hoping to get back here, but now today is my last day and despite the not so good forecast I’m heading out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was obsessed with the ice, icebergs and mountains at this particular spot. Probably because I live in such a vastly different environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love getting close to my foreground and really using the lens distortion to stretch and exaggerate elements. The 16-35mm GM was perfect for this shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @sonyalpha for bringing me along this trip, so many memories and magical shots to share with you all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And be sure to check out my fellow collective members to see what they caught on our adventures! @ashleyinwanderland@andy_best@connorsurdi@theanthonycastro@mmeyers76@charlottelittlewolf@witchoria@asenseofhuber@oveck ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #AICdoesNewZealand#sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous.” ~ A Wise Man ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm GM (Blue Hour Blend) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (3 Images focus stacked) 16mm - f/11 - ISO 100 - 30” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise) 16mm - f/2.8 - ISO 12800 - 8” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa 500DXS (short) w/200DQ Ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#milkway#nightsky#nightscaper#landscape_captures#astro_photography#ic_longexpo#fs_longexpo#superphoto_longexpo#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#earthofficial#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#earthfocus#igkillers001
03.07.2019 00:53:02
Thinking of making an edit tutorial for you all, what would you most like to lea
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Thinking of making an edit tutorial for you all, what would you most like to learn? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ok guys I’m super excited to make this announcement! @rachel_jones_ross and I will be leading an astrophotography workshop through the Wild West on April 17th to 23rd of 2020 and it’s going to be one heck of an adventure! So be sure sure to check out the link in my bio for more info or shoot me a DM! Can’t wait to meet some future road tripping buddies 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I snagged this twilight shot, after hiking a little over 4 miles in triple digit heat with @rachel_jones_ross and @megavai a few weeks ago. Props to these two amazing ladies, who went along with my hair-brained scheme on 3 hours of sleep. Victoria even drove 4 hours from Vegas to meet us. We camped at the base of these dunes in a remote area of @deathvalleynps after running up and down dunes to scout and shooting the heck out of this curvy beauty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn’t quite find the comp I have dancing in my mind but we will be back out to explore this dune field again once the weather cools off. I know we will find it, third time’s a charm✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Enthusiasm is the root of all good things.” ~ A Wise Man (This one speaks so deeply to me, love it!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 12-24 G #bealpha#sonyalpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot during blue hour) 12mm - f/11 - ISO 100 - 30” (3 images focused stacked) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise reduction) 12mm - f/4 - ISO 12800 - 10” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa 734CF Legs with 200DQ ballhead #slikusa#teamslik (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#nightsky#nightscaper#nightphotography_exclusive#longexpoelite#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#deathvalleynps#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#earthfocus#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#wonderful_places#exploretocreate#trav3lr#earth_escape#igkillers002
20.06.2019 00:55:11
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Are you guys planners or do you prefer to make it up as you go?
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Are you guys planners or do you prefer to make it up as you go? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I used to plan and research so much that I could tell you the history of a place before I went, I could’ve been a regular tour guide. Recently I’ve developed an in between approach. I get a loose plan together and then end up chasing light, or in this case Flowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The last shooting day of our Oregon trip, @rachel_jones_ross and I decided to drive 7 hours from Northern California to the eastern side of Oregon chasing a wildflower bloom on a tip from @krl_photo for anyone that’s been following all of on my recent adventures I’ve become a little obsessed with following wildflower blooms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We were a little late to the party as much of the flowers were past peak, but that didn’t stop us from getting some pretty neat shots under a crazy colorful sunset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had two cameras setup and was running back and forth like a crazy person trying to capture all the changes in light on both setups. I love being able to shoot two different comps simultaneously but sometimes it does get a little busy lol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure to check out @brockoli6 and @krl_photo galleries they have some pretty awesome work! And of course @rachel_jones_ross couldn’t be more happy to be adventuring with you again soon! ✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you had chosen it.” ~ Eckhardt Tolle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/ 16-35 GM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 17mm - f/11 - ISO 100 - 5” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @cokinusa Evo System 3 Stop Soft Grad #cokincreative#trustincokin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa 734CF Legs / 200DQS Ball Head #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#igkillers001#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapes#landscapephotomag#ig_landscape#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#splendid_earth#gramslayers#agameoftones#onlyinoregon#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#earthofficial#instagood#beautifuldestinations#exploretocreate#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots
18.06.2019 00:55:54
What’s the best piece of life advice you’ve ever been given? Let me hear it!
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What’s the best piece of life advice you’ve ever been given? Let me hear it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was taken up in Canada on a frigidly cold night 🥶, this is one of the places we plan on visiting in September while I’m assisting Rachel with two of her autumn workshops. There are still a few spots left so I hope some of you can come experience the beauty of these peaks and lucky you won’t have to stand out in -30°C weather like I did to get some amazing shots 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out the link in my bio for more info, or feel free to shoot @rachel_jones_ross a DM. Hope to see you guys out there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And now here’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @Djsantos told me once that while he worked on cruise ships he would see these people, people who had worked hard and saved up their whole lives to be able to see the Great Wall of China, and when they got there they didn’t have the strength or energy to even walk the wall or experience it. This has stuck with me ever since. Get out there my friends and seize this moment, this day, and grab life with both hands, in the end the only regrets you will have are the things you didn’t do, don’t add to that list. ✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.” ~ Vernon Law ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35 GM #bealpha#Sonyalpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot during Blue Hour) 16mm - f/18 - ISO 100 - 1/3” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise reduction) 18mm - f/2.8 - ISO 10000 - 10” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro 500DXS legs with 200DQ Ballhead (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#nightsky#nightscaper#longexposure#longexpoelite#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#earthfocus#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#wonderful_places#exploretocreate#trav3lr#earth_escape#imagesofcanada#visitbanff#nightphotography_exclusive#igkillers002
13.06.2019 00:56:03
Do you guys ever get indecisive when there’s so many photo opportunities? When I
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Do you guys ever get indecisive when there’s so many photo opportunities? When I have too many options I can never make up my mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes the best laid plans work out great, but in this case for this leg of the trip in Oregon we didn’t have a plan and that was great too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I always try to walk away with at least one good shot a trip, and so far that’s this one! @rachel_jones_ross And I ventured 6 hours south on the hopes that we would get some wildflowers amongst the redwoods, and while there were in fact flowers, the fog never rolled in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, we did manage to get an awesome sunset the night before. Not my original compositional intention but the unexpected holds its own sort of beauty! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And maybe that’s why I love this photography thing, the thrill of the chase, that feeling of excitement and anticipation of the unknown. Ya the stars may align and the heavens open up and it’s a glorious moment or maybe not. But as I’ve said over and over, it’s the experience that make it not the photos, so if you can inject the story into the photo that my friends will be golden. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Preach moment over lol 😂 So special thanks to @krl_photo for showing us some trails, I really got an authentic grizzly Adams experience, while wandering through what I can only hope is blackberry bushes and not poison ivy 🦡✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.” ~ Joyce Meyer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/12-24 G ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bealpha#alphacollective#sonyalpha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 19mm - f/20 - ISO 100 - 1.3” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa CF 734 with 200 DQ Ballhead (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#scape_captures#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapephotomag#ig_landscape#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#splendid_earth#gramslayers#agameoftones#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#exploretocreate#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#trav3lr#earth_escape#ig_world_colors#theglobewanderer#igkillers001
11.06.2019 00:56:12
How many friends do you have critique your photo before you post? Tag them in th
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How many friends do you have critique your photo before you post? Tag them in the comments! This one I had opinions from 5 people lol @djsantoslive@rachel_jones_ross@stanmoniz@mrhollender@jalanpaul ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our day started off with a long bumpy road through a small mountain range in @deathvalleynps We came across a large snake, which to me was good luck. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we turned a corner into the valley we got a chance to see the small salt lake bright red which I think is due to shrimp that live in it. Next we came across a herd of wild donkeys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We finally reached the sand dune field and were greeted by the craziest wind and dust storm. We bravely decided to venture out all geared up to search for the mud cracks. The wind was so strong that it actually ripped my right contact from my eyeball. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During our shooting time everything was completely calm until the light was perfect then the wind and now rain started up again, so I grabbed a quick focus stack which is this shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the drive back as we climbed through the mountains on a steep dirt road the sky dumped snow, and snow that stuck to the ground, all in Death Valley! Such a wild ride and a crazy adventure that I was so happy to experience and most of all with my super sweet adventure buddy, Rachel, which made the journey even more special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You give me reasons to smile and laugh, but most of all you give me memories I could never forget.” ~ A Wise Man ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 12-24 G 12mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 0.5” (Blended with a star shot) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa 734 Legs with 200DQ Ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#nightsky#nightscaper#starphotography#longexpoelite#ic_longexpo#fs_longexpo#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#wonderful_places#nightphotography_exclusive#deathvalleynps#igkillers001
04.06.2019 00:55:12
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Random road trip musings: @megavai and I were discussing what the difference is
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Random road trip musings: @megavai and I were discussing what the difference is between a butte and plateau. Apparently they are very similar. Do you all know the difference? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been chasing wildflowers for the past couple of months, and I’ve been finding some amazing blooms like this one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @jacobthefu@estherjulee@tracyleephotos and I had a pretty ambitious plan for this day, 3 comps planned, and we were lucky enough to be able to capture all three, as well as scout a 4th. We didn’t end up finding the fourth comp, but I think the ones we found more than made up for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @nationsvacation for making this trip possible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next time we will get that fourth one, but until then I’m off to my favorite place... Death Valley. Stay tuned in stories for the upcoming shenanigans 🌼✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite.” ~ SLVCWriter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#alphacollective#bealpha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/ 12-24mm G ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 12mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 1/25” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa PRO 500DXS (short) legs & 200DQ Ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapes#landscapephotomag#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#gramslayers#agameoftones#divine_deserts#igsouthwest#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#westbysouthwest#instagood#beautifuldestinations#exploretocreate#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#trav3lr#earth_escape#theglobewanderer#igkillers002
23.05.2019 00:55:07
So now that @gameofthrones Is officially over I’m on the hunt for a new series t
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So now that @gameofthrones Is officially over I’m on the hunt for a new series to get into, what are your guys’ suggestions? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Found this flower patch a few weeks ago with @jacobthefu@estherjulee and @tracyleephotos on route to another comp, so naturally we planned a twilight shoot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we got back to this spot for some star shooting we were pleasantly surprised to find that the Milky Way lined up just perfectly with the butte. It’s so neat to see the way the color of core changes during astronomical twilight hours, it gets this beautiful pink glow as the sky gets more blue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @nationsvacation for making this trip possible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hopefully I’ll be able to chase more wildflowers soon, but first back to the mud cracks and sand dunes I’m used you 🌼✌🏻💕 “There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.” ~ Tyrion Lannister ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/ 16-35mm GM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot during blue hour/focus stacked) 16mm - f/11 - ISO 100 - 10” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise) 16mm - f/2.8 - ISO 10000 - 5” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro 500DXS (short) legs w/200DQ ball head ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#nightphotography#universetoday#milkway#milkywaychasers#nightsky#nightscaper#nightphotography_exclusive#longexpoelite#longexposure_shots#landscape_captures#ic_longexpo#fs_longexpo#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#igkillers001
22.05.2019 00:55:13
Random Road Trip Conversations:
What’s the last movie you rented from a Blockbus
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Random Road Trip Conversations: What’s the last movie you rented from a Blockbuster? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @megavai and I were talking about the last remaining Blockbuster and that made me think of so many good movies I haven’t seen in so long! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided on this day it seemed like a good idea to go out in 100°F at high noon and scout for Cactus with @598tango and @megavai ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We eventually came along this pretty little fella basking in the sun, and waited out the heat with chips and salsa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Heading back out in the Arizona heat tomorrow in search of more cacti and colors. Wish us luck, and stay tuned in stories for the adventures. I also hear there’s gold in these hills and I’m going to find it ... 👽✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You May say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” ~ John Lennon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/ 16-35mm GM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 16mm - f/20 - ISO 100 - 1/4” (three images focus stacked) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro CF-734 Tripod legs w/ 200 DQ ballhead #slikusa#teamslik ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @cokinusa evo system w/ 3 stop graduated ND filter #cokincreative#trustincokin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapephotomag#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#splendid_earth#gramslayers#agameoftones#divine_deserts#igsouthwest#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#westbysouthwest#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#trav3lr#earth_escape#igkillers002
16.05.2019 00:55:01
Would you rather have unlimited travel globally or be able to fly to the moon on
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Would you rather have unlimited travel globally or be able to fly to the moon once? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some landscapes out here in southwest literally feel like you’re not on planet earth, like this location in Utah, and I can safely say there’s plenty of times I’ve felt like I was on mars. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We spent a day here with @jacobthefu@estherjulee and @tracyleephotos after adventuring in Lake Powell. We managed to get a ton of different comps around the area for Milky Way and sunset/sunrise. I was definitely feeling very tired and accomplished at the same time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So many sleepless nights this photography journey has taken me on, but I can safely say I wouldn’t trade a single one of them! Some of the most special memories and adventures spent with great people. ✌🏻💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “My goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ~ Bruce Lee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35 GM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Composite ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot during blue hour) 24mm - f/6.3 - ISO 400 - 1/5” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise) 24mm - f/2.8 - ISO 16000 - 5” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro 500 DXS (short) legs with 200DQ Ballhead (use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#milkway#milkywaychasers#astrophoto#nightsky#nightscaper#longexpoelite#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#trav3lr#earth_escape#igkillers001
14.05.2019 00:55:12
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What photo have you captured that pushed you out of your comfort zone to capture
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What photo have you captured that pushed you out of your comfort zone to capture? Tell me your stories! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We set out on a pretty epic adventure with @jacobthefu@estherjulee and @tracyleephotos and a special thanks to @nationsvacation For making this trip possible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This hike pushed me too my limits. I twisted my ankle hiking in on some pretty sketchy cliffsides. The weather on this night shortly turned, there was rain, strong winds and lightning all around us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We almost lost one tent luckily Jacob caught it just in time. The rest of the night we spent in the tents checking in vain periodically for the Milky Way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The next morning we knew we had to get out, the rock was quickly becoming slick. I ended up sliding 5ft down a cliff and luckily landed on a ledge below instead of going over. With shaky legs and a painful ankle I made it back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite setbacks this was one of my most memorable trips. I think this goes to prove that getting shots like this one is difficult, there are very rare instances where the heavens open and everything goes perfect. To me the beauty is in the challenge, the story, the experience it took to capture beauty like this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go.” ~ Bruce Lee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii w/ 16-35 GM #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 26mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 0.3” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro CF-734 legs with 200 DQ Ballhead #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @cokinusa EVO system w/ Nuances Extreme Soft Grad 3 Stop #cokincreative#trustincokin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapes#landscapephotomag#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#gramslayers#agameoftones#divine_deserts#igsouthwest#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#westbysouthwest#instagood#beautifuldestinations#exploretocreate#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#trav3lr#igkillers002
09.05.2019 00:55:08
@djsantoslive and I ventured out into @deathvalleynps for a night and I didn’t h
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@djsantoslive and I ventured out into @deathvalleynps for a night and I didn’t honestly know what we were going to find at this location, but with positivity in our souls we trekked across the desert. I wanted to capture a different angle than I had in my sunset shot and noticed this interesting texture that was created on the mud playa by what I can only guess was rain. Unfortunately we got clouded out this night for Milky Way so I had to take my Milky Way shots another night and render this image as a composite. But that’s the what keeps landscape photography interesting! The fact that you aren’t always guaranteed beautiful landscapes and cloudless nights, it’s all how you as a creative visually interprets a scene. ✌🏻💕 “Nothing in life is perfect. So don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” ~ A Wise Man @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm GM #bealpha#sonyalpha#alphacollective Foreground: (Blue Hour / Focus Stacked) 16mm - f/11 - ISO 100 - 30” Sky: (20 images stacked for noise) 24mm - f/2.8 - ISO 12800 - 5” @slikusa 500 DXS (Short) Legs w/200 DQ Ballhead (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) #teamslik#slikusa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#milkway#milkywaychasers#nightsky#nightscaper#starphotography#longexpoelite#astro_photography#fs_longexpo#igsouthwest#divine_desert#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#wonderful_places#exploretocreate#trav3lr#igkillers001
07.05.2019 00:56:21
If your age was the battery life on your phone right now how old are you? 
I met
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If your age was the battery life on your phone right now how old are you? I met @sapnareddy by coincidence while photographing lilies in big sur over a year ago. We talked about how much we both love @deathvalleynps and planned to do a trip together out in the desert. Unfortunately both our schedules didn’t match up for some time. So I was super excited to finally get out there when we were both in the same place at the same time. We trekked through playas and sand dunes and gained many stories to share and laugh about in the few days we adventured. Plus some new places to explore when our paths cross again! These flowers only bloom for a short window and we had decided to drive 5 hours on the hope they would be there waiting for us in the short window of time we had before the sun set. Luck was on our side this day for sure! ✌🏻💕 “Each of us is a story, waiting for a devoted reader who will take us off the shelf and embrace all our plot twists.” ~ John Mark Green #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective@sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm GM 16mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 1/15” @slikusa Pro CF 734 w/ SBH-200 DQ ball head #slikusa#teamslik@cokinusa EVO system w/ Soft Grad #cokincreative#trustincokin (Use code missjess15 for 15% off) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamworldimages#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#landscapes#landscapephotomag#trapping_tones#ig_masterpiece#ig_podium#splendid_earth#gramslayers#agameoftones#divine_deserts#igsouthwest#yourshotphotographer#master_shots#wonderful_places#westbysouthwest#instagood#beautifuldestinations#exploretocreate#roamtheplanet#jaw_dropping_shots#deathvalleynps
25.04.2019 00:55:48
Ok by show of hands who here has fallen victim to the deadly cholla? 🌵Tell me th
Ok by show of hands who here has fallen victim to the deadly cholla? 🌵Tell me the story 😳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I caught a few needles on this day but managed to survive lol! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @tracyleephotos and did a spur of the moment trip to @joshuatreenps and since the Milky Way didn’t get into position until early in the morning we decided to take some twilight shots with these prickly fellas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have to admit stumbling around in the dark next to the infamous cholla was a bit of a risk and when I saw a big yellow sign warning us of bees it probably wasn’t the brightest idea I’ve ever had 😂 but in the end risk led to reward I think. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I tried out a program called Helicon Focus to focus stack the foreground and can honestly wonder how I ever lived without it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “If there’s even a slight chance of getting something that will make you happy risk it. Life’s too short and happiness is too rare.” ~ A.R. Lucas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @sonyalpha A7riii with 16-35mm GM #sonyalpha#bealpha#alphacollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @slikusa Pro CF-734 Legs w/ SBH-200 DQ Ballhead #teamslik#slikusa Use code missjess15 for 15% off ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Foreground: (Shot at Blue Hour / Focus Stacked) 16mm - f/16 - ISO 100 - 5” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sky: (20 images stacked for noise using starry landscape stacker) 16mm - F/3.5 - ISO 10000 - 6” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nights_dreamworld#night_captures#marvelshots#sonyimages#sonyalphasclub#astrophotography#universetoday#nightphotography_exclusive#nightphotography#astrophoto#nightsky#nightscaper#longexpoelite#fs_longexpo#igsouthwest#divine_deserts#splendid_earth#yourshotphotographer#wonderful_places#instagood#beautifuldestinations#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#trav3lr#earth_escape
18.04.2019 00:55:12
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