Mark Harding@markharding55

Santa Monica native recently retired and finally have the time to take some road trips and explore and enjoy my D750 and my new D850.

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Mark Harding

Banff and Jasper National Parks are a treasure trove of natural beauty. This photo was taken on the Bow Parkway on 8/27 in the morning with the peaks poking through the storm clouds. Mountains and streams have fascinated me since my youth visiting the Jackson Hole area, the Grand Tetons and my attempts fly fishing on the Snake, Hoback and Green Rivers. The days of our youth are often imprinted on us for a lifetime. #banff #banffnationalpark #canadianrockies #canada #mountains #cloudscapes #d850 #l_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #agameoftones #ig_masterpiece #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #global_hotshotz #superhubs #main_vision #master_shots #exclusive_shots #hubs_united #jaw_dropping_shotz #worldshotz


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Mark Harding

Welcome to the upside down. Hope everyone is having a great Friday. Here is another reflection photo from tve Vermillion Lakes in Banff. I decided to feature only the reflection in this photo for the “upside down” look. Check out “Stranger Things” for a different upside down. #strangerthings #upsidedown #reflexiones #reflections #reflect #banffnationalpark #banff #canada #albertacanada #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #splendid_earth #gramslayers #agameoftones #optoutside #discoverearth #exploretheglobe #nakedplanet #places_wow #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial #nikonphotography


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Mark Harding

I meant to post this one together with my other Joshua Tree photo. So, here it is with a touch of foreground lighting courtesy of my iPhone. Hope you’re all having a great evening. #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #d850 #nikonphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #milkyway #astrophoto #astrography #nightsky #nightscaper #starphotography #starscape #longexpo_additction ;#udog_sky #landscape_captures #awesomeearth #milkywaychasers #natgeospace #starrynight #longexposure #astro_photography_ #ic_longexpo #fs_longexpo


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Mark Harding

On Monday night, I headed to the desert to shoot the Milky Way with no set plans as to location. I was thinking about the Salton Sea. Although there was no “meet up”, I decided to follow the lead of @matthewhawk and give Joshua Tree a go. I’m glad I did. First of all, it was much cooler than Palm Desert. Secondly, it was a gorgeous night. I spent a lot of time just enjoying the view and taking it all in. I did manage to squeeze in a few photos that simply can’t do it justice. #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #astrophotography #universetoday #milkyway #astrophoto #astrography #nightsky #nightscaper #starphotography #starscape #longexpo_additction ;#udog_sky #landscape_captures #awesomeearth #milkywaychasers #natgeospace #starrynight #longexposure #astro_photography_ #ic_longexpo #fs_longexpo #california #southerncalifornia #desert


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Mark Harding

I’ve always enjoyed the filtered light walking through the forest. As a serious amateur photographer, I’ve struggled to capture it to my satisfaction. Forests can lack dimension in our 2D world of photography and finding a subject and isolating it has been something that I have struggled with. I found a subject here and found a depth of field that satisfied my eye. This was a very pleasant hike in Johnston Canyon with sections of waterfalls, narrow canyons and forest. #banffnationalpark #forest #trees #banff #johnstoncanyon #canadianrockies #canada #agameoftones #ig_masterpiece #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #l_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapeporn #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #trapping_tones #ig_masterpiece #ig_podium #getlost #explorer #optoutside #worldshotz #theworldshotz #createexplore #exploretocreate #discoverearth #travelphoto #splendid_earth


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Mark Harding

Long exposure during a windy and stormy afternoon at Bow Lake in Banff National Park. Before I visited, I would look at photos from the area and not believe that the lakes were really turquoise. When I took this photo, it was about 5 degrees celsius and that was just last month. Cold and beautiful. #banffnationalpark #bowlake #alberta #banff #canadianrockies #longexposure_shots #longexposure #getlost #explorer #optoutside #worldshotz #theworldshotz #createexplore #exploretocreate #discoverearth #travelphoto #travelworld #keepexploring #agameoftones #ig_masterpiece #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #jaw_dropping_shotz  #pixel_ig #photographyislifee #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyeveryday


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Mark Harding

Usually I am not much for symmetrical photos, but this tree perfectly bisected the two mountains and would not be visible otherwise. This one has grown on me and I love how it came out in black and white. The colors in the Canadian Rockies are so vibrant that black and white was not at the forefront of my thinking. Sometimes one just has to think again. #banff #banffnationalpark #canadianrockies #alberta #bwstylesgf #bnw_captures #bnw_universe #insta_bw #bwmasters #igfotogram_bw #excellent_bnw #igblacknwhite #blackandwhite_perfection #bnw_demand #bnwmood #getlost #explorer #optoutside #worldshotz #theworldshotz #createexplore #exploretocreate #discoverearth #travelphoto #travelworld #awesome_earthpix #travelstoke #nikond850 #mountains


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More love for the waterfalls in Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park. What a fantastic trail that required some serious engineering in several sections. Light and shadow and turquoise waters are on display and provide a sensory overload at almost every turn. #johnstoncanyon #banff #banffnationalpark #canadatravel #nikonphotography #d850 #landscapephotography #canyons #creekoftheweek #landscape_capture #landscape_lover #agameoftones #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #jaw_dropping_shotz #worldshotz #photographyislife #earthofficial #getlost #explorer #travelphoto #landscapecaptures #landscapestyles_gf #landscape_specialist #landscapephotomag #travelstoke


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