Intimate Landscapes

My first article for Outdoor Photographer was published in the March/April issue 1986.  The magazine started up the previous year, and a photograph of mine appeared on the cover of the second issue.  Then, I had been asked to write a “how to” article, but instead I wanted my first writing in a national magazine […]

Forest Reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2012

Forest Reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2012 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/10 second at f/16, ISO 320 Copyright © 2012 William Neill Last week, I drove up Yosemite Valley (1.5 hrs from my home) to deliver two framed prints for the Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibit. It was a beautiful day, […]

Oaks and Sunbeams, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012

Here is another image from last week, taken next door to my son’s school in Ahwahnee. The fog was gone a few minutes later… Oaks and Sunbeams, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/125 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2012 William Neill

Oaks and Fog, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012

Last week, we had some wonderful mornings of fog at sunrise. After dropping my son off at school, I walked into the nearby field of Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. This image continues my Morning Light series, most of which I’ve photographed after taking my kids to school!  I will have one or two more to […]

William Neill’s Top Forty Images for 2011

I have just put together a collection of my favorite photographs from 2011. Usually, I edited this collection more tightly but I think it might be helpful to show the wide range of creative tangents I took this past year.  To read more about my perspective on the importance of annual assessments, I suggest that […]

River of Light, Virgin River in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah 2011

During my recent trip to Zion, I met up with my friend and former assistant John O’Connor to take a hike up the Narrows of the Virgin River.  We were so caught up with making images of all the wonderful reflections and other canyon details, we didn’t get very far, not even to the Orderville […]

Autumn forest and slickrock wall, Zion National Park, Utah 2011

Last week, I was photographing in Zion while traveling with my family.  I returned to a favorite location and was thrilled to find favorite red maples in fine autumn dress.  My kids loved the spot, and they spent about an hour burying each other in the sandy wash. I climbed around the steep slope opposite […]

Late Summer Meadow, Ahwahnee, California 2011

I made this image yesterday.  I’ve been driving by this spot almost daily and had decided that I would need my Tilt Shift lens to achieve sharpness from front to back.  The morning was overcast so now I had the light I wanted.  Adding the 2X Extender to my 90mm T/S, I isolated these layers […]

Evening Light, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

Later on the same evening that I photographed Rock and Water, Cascade Falls, Yosemite National Park, California 2011, I also spent some time along the roaring Merced River.  There is something magical about standing next to massive amounts of water thundering by so loudly that the rest of the world is drowned out.  The sky […]

Lily Flower, Ahwahnee, California 2011

Practice, practice… I’ve been very frustrated lately because I haven’t been able to get out of the office and up to Yosemite for waterfalls, reflections in the meadow, corn lilies in the high country.  Fortunately, my water lilies are in bloom and I check them out every day.  We had an amazing rain storm Tuesday […]

Roots and Rocks, Merced River at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

I have been very overwhelmed with work and thus have a large backlog of images to process.  I made this image last month at Happy Isle in Yosemite, which is an amazing place anytime but especially during high water.  This subtle image is part of my ongoing efforts to reveal the Inner Yosemite!  I hope […]

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App I am happy to announce that my first app for the iPad is now available in the iTunes Store! Check it out, and perhaps post a review if you buy it! Share with your FB or Twitter friends. To see more screenshots, visit my William Neill Photography Facebook […]

Hosta Leaves, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 2011

Last week, I was in the Toronto area with my family for a wedding.  I brought along my camera and a few lenses in case I found inspiration.  Staying at our  family’s home,  I took a short walk about their property on a drizzly day.  I am not sure if these plants are hosta, or […]

Dogwood blossoms and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

Here is my favorite image from  Saturday May 7th in Yosemite. The dogwood were beautiful, and I had a blast! More to come!  I posted this image on FB earlier but loaded the wrong jpg. Enjoy, and please give me your feedback!  Bill

New Morning Light Image – Spring Oak, Coarsegold, California 2011

This morning, I photographed a wonderful spreading oak tree with brilliant morning sunlight.  Since the contrast was strong and I was aiming into the sun, I made seven exposures with .5 stops between frames.  After importing the files in Lightroom, I applied the Lens Correction for my Canon 16-35mm zoom, then exported to Nik HDR […]

Happy Earth Day! / Buckeye and Oaks, Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California 2011

Happy Earth Day!  Today is a day to honor the beauty of our Earth, and reflect upon how we can live our lives that will best preserve this sacred creation we live on.  In 1976, I received a BA in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado.  I look back and sometimes wish I have […]

Pear Blossoms, Coarsegold, California 2011

Here is a newly processed image, made in March, from the same Coarsegold, CA location I’ve earlier posted on my blog: http://bit.ly/fJHRRw.  I made the image above with low-angle sunlight on the first morning, then returned the next morning when the light was flatter.  Below is the image from the second morning.  Which one do […]

Landscapes of the Spirit – Spring Snow and Reflections, Coarsegold, California 2011

Last Friday, I drove my daughter to school in a spring snowstorm.  On my way home, I stopped at a favorite pond.  The flakes fell furiously, with that silent energy of falling snow.  The meadow and oaks were white, the landscape simplified like a black and white etching.  I used my 24-105mm to capture a […]

Editing recent photo sessions…

I am trying to catch up with processing all the images I’ve made in the last few months.  It has been a very productive time for me! Here is one taken on February 2o. I have already posted another image from this session, but I made a quick edit initially so I felt the need […]

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App

Here is a set of screenshots of my soon-to-be-released iPad app. When the app is available on the iTunes store, I will post it here. The ebook is an app version of my latest ebook: William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One. Lots of cool interactivity, including connections to Facebook and Twitter. Anyone interested? It will cost […]