Chris Leyland@chris_leyland_photography

Greenville based Photographer- Contact me to schedule a shoot, Private Lessons or Pricing for prints. Thanks for visiting my page! 😊💚✌️

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Chris Leyland

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I was stuck in Pisgah for almost 4 days, down trees and record snowfall prevented @tom.moors and I from getting home. We only planned on camping one night but s*** happens 🙃 Luckily this very kind lady took really good care of us, very grateful for hospitality. Anywho, This is an aerial shot I took while there of John Rock (on the left of the frame) in Pisgah National Forrest. I loved all the lines and layers the trees created. Hope everyone is doing well! Have a great night 👌✌️😎
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Post Processing- LR & PS
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Happy Wednesday! This is a shot of a Falls Park taken the other week with a decent sunset. This is a pretty common shot but nonetheless a pretty one. Have a great night you guys! 💚✌️😎🍁
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Nikon d850
20mm (20mm 1.8)
1.6sec
f/16
ISO64
Really Right Stuff TVC34 Tripod
Really Right Stuff Bh55 Ballhead
Post Processing-PS & LR
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This is a shot I took at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Given how finicky the weather can be in Iceland I was really pleased to have the soft glow from the clouds. It’s really easy to get caught up in all the technical aspects of photography you forget to actually enjoy the moment as opposed to always try and capture the moment. It’s something I battle with being a photographer and it can be a hard balance. Anyway, I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! Have a good night 👌✌️
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Nikon d850
20mm (20mm 1.8)
1.3sec
f/16
iso64
Really Right Stuff Tvc34 Tripod
Really Right Stuff Bh55 Ballhead
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This is another shot of Seljalandsfoss taken at Blue Hour. I wanted to post this because to me it gives a more accurate feel of how Iceland felt. Let me know which shot of this waterfall you like better, the other shot it’s directly below this post in my gallery. Have a great night! 🤓✌️
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Nikon D850
14mm 14-24 2.8)
1.6sec
f/11
ISO 64
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Happy Friday! This a 3 row pano I took of Table Rock about a week ago. The golden light from the sun really looked beautiful on the trees! I barely got my Mavic up in the air in time to complete the pano. I want to thank you guys for all your support and comments! I really appreciate it! I will be doing another giveaway for the holidays so stay tuned! 👌🙏 have a great weekend! 🍁✌️
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Mavic 2 Pro
9 exposures, 3 rows of 3
Post Processing- LR & PS
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Happy Wednesday! This was taken on a snowy day at Lake Myvatn. It took a few tries to get the shot I wanted because every step I took the horse would move. I also wanted more depth of field so I wasn’t shooting at a very fast shutter speed. I’m definitely not a wildlife expert but was happy with this shot. Let me know what you think! Have a great night! 🤓💚✌️
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Nikon D850
52mm (24-70 2.8)
F/7.1
1/60sec.
ISO 200
Handheld
Post Processing- LR & PS
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#myview #ipulledoverforthis #exploreiceland #bns_earth
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This is Seljalandsfoss, a pretty iconic waterfall in Iceland. I was so stoked to get some awesome light here! While the sun was setting it cast this amazing magenta/purple hue on to the waterfall, I was extremely excited to say the least. Let me know whatcha think! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😎✌️💚
Nikon D850
18mm (14-24 2.8)
1.3sec
f/16
ISO 64
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying spending time with their friends and Family. I’m grateful for all the love and support from all of you! It means a lot. #tbt This an older shot from last fall at Pretty Place Chapel. Have a great night you guys! 😊✌️💚 🦃
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Nikon D810
24mm
1/100s
f/8
ISO 64
Really Right Stuff TVC 34 Tripod
Really Right Stuff BH55 Ballhead
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Happy Wednesday! This a composite from a shot I took last week in Downtown Greenville. I saw the statue with his hat and decided to have some fun with a bit of a “Mad Hatter” theme. So I wanted it to look a little magical and different. All shots are my own except for the Geese I added in (Adobe Stock). I also added a little detail in the picture that’s a tip of the hat, yes I went there, to Alice in Wonderland. Do you see it? Let me know what you think below! Have a great night! ✌️💚🙃
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20mm (20mm f1.8)
10sec
f/8
ISO 64
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600mm (Sigma 150-600 C.)
1/160sec
f/6.3
ISO 125
Really Right Stuff TVC 34
Really Right Stuff Bh 55
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Happy Monday! This was taken after a long night of shooting the Northern Lights. Since I was already up and it was my last day I just went without sleep. Out of all the sunrises and sunsets I saw this was definitely one of the most colorful throughout my trip. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Let me know whatcha think! Have a great night! 😎💚✌️
Shot cropped some for IG
Nikon D850
24mm
1/15sec
f/11
ISO 64
Really Right Stuff TVC34
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I stopped by Akureyri, Iceland as I made my way back down south. It was a beautiful city and wish I had more time to explore. This is an aerial shot of the city I took during Blue Hour. Let me know what you think down below! Have a great weekend! 🙃💚✌️
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Happy Wednesday! I went to the Black Balsam area with @tom.moors about a month ago. Later on we chose this spot for our composition for the Milky Way, but by the time we got the tent setup clouds had rolled in obstructing the view. So I took a few shots of the foreground while Tom triggered the flash in the tent. I was in that area a few weeks back and I got some Milky Way pics from the exact same spot then blended the two in post. So this is what it would’ve looked like if those pesky clouds hadn’t ruined the shot lol.Let me know whatcha think down below! Have a great night! ✨✌️😎
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Nikon D850
18mm (14-24 2.8)
20sec
f/2.8
ISO 1600
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Nikon D850
18mm (14-24 2.8)
13sec
f/2.8
ISO 2000
Really Right Stuff TFC24 Tripod
Really Right Stuff BH40 Ballhead
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