Kaikoura ~ New Zealand Landscape Photography

Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 1:55am - Landscape

 After spending a little time around Arthur´s Pass National Park and down on the West Coast near Greymouth and Paparoa National Park, I headed to the gorgeous and quaint seaside town of Kaikoura.  This is truly one of the most stunning areas I have ever seen.  I reunited with my friend Shan, who I met in the Sierra when he was traveling in California about 5 years ago.  Shan is a local Māori, and is about the most welcoming, hospitable, generous, warm, and fun loving person you could ever imagine hanging out with.  He gave me the locals tour of Kaikoura, and also cooked me some of the most amazing meals I´ve had on the trip so far.  Kaikoura is known for its marine life and delicious seafood, and it didn´t disappoint.  I´ve gotten some of my favorite shots of the trip so far in Kaikoura, with the moonrise over the ocean below being one of my favorite all time photos.  It was a magical night followed by the best sunrise of the trip so far, where the sky lit up with deep reds and was reflected in the tidal pools just off the Kaikoura Peninsula.  Next up will be a post about the West Coast of New Zealand, with it´s magical rain forests, towering glacial peaks, and fairytale like trees, so check back soon!

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 In addition to just taking some time for myself and reconnecting with nature and my higher self, a huge part of my time here in New Zealand is shooting timelapse and still photography.  I want to share a few behind the scenes shots showing some of the gear and people that are making this magical journey so rewarding.

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Big Sur ~ Landscape & Tilt Shift Photography

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 at 1:32pm - Landscape

 Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go shoot in Big Sur again, one of my favorite sections of coast I´ve ever experienced.  I was working on a  secret shoot with Tom Lowe´s Dreamcore Productions, and got some wonderful experience with the RED Epic camera and operating a Kessler Crane.  Of course I had to shoot some stills and time-lapse as well!  We were stoked to get some really nice sunsets, and as always its amazing to shoot the ocean after spending so much time in the mountains and desert.

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 Last year in May I also got to shoot Big Sur, and just like last year I had a couple of Canon´s Tilt Shift lenses with me, the 17TS and the 24TS. Shooting Tilt Shift is very challenging and constantly makes me have to really focus on my composition and focus, and pay extra attention to composition.  I love this challenge.  I must also note that beside being able to shoot Tilt and Shift with these lenses, that they make insanely sharp primes.  All the images above that have no Tilt or Shift in them were taken with the same 2 lenses.  Canon´s 17TS is absolutely one of my favorite all time lenses, and is always a treat to have around when I rent it from LensProToGo.com.  I encourage you to check it out sometime!

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Shawn Reeder Signature Images Collection

Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 5:38pm - Landscape

 I´m very excited to offer a Holiday special for all of you interested in starting your Collection of Shawn Reeder Fine Art Prints!  For this week only, ending at noon PST on Friday Dec, 2, order any Limited Edition Fine Art Print from my Signature Collection, and receive 50% off a second print of equal or lesser value! 

I´m offering prints, and absolutely gorgeous finished pieces that are prints face mounted to acrylic, and delivered ready to hang with a beautiful floating mount.  You can download my Pricing PDF here.


This is kind of a pre launch for a new fine art website that I´m building, but isn´t ready yet.  Even though the website isn´t ready, I have chosen my Signature Collection of images, and want to share that with you right away.  This is the perfect time to start your Collection of Shawn Reeder Fine Art Prints, as who knows if I´ll ever offer a special like this again!



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 To order, please email me at shawn@shawnreeder.com with the Subject "Fine Art Prints".  Please include the name of the image(s) and size, and I will get back to you with payment and shipping details.

Please share with anyone you know that might be interested!  And I hope you´re having a wonderful holiday season 

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Beautiful Fall Color

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 11:20pm - Landscape

 I have been going through my entire collection of work since I started shooting over the last few months as I´ve been preparing my soon to be announced Signature Collection of images.  One of my favorite benefits of going through all my work has been to also find themes in my work, of which I´ll be starting to share over the next few weeks and months.  

The first theme I´d like to share is Fall Color.  Its such a short lived phenomena every year, but always brings me so much joy to go immerse myself in the beautiful, vibrant, natural color as the summer transitions to fall; my favorite time of year.


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Tuolumne Sunset from Olmsted ~ Yosemite Landscape Photography

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 12:41pm - Landscape

 Last night was one of those nights where the entire sky just lights up and you feel lucky to be alive and witnessing such a spectacle.  Pictures can´t convey what it felt like to be there watching the storm clear, seeing lightning off in the distance, and feeling the energy in the air.  Love these moments.

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Timefest 2K11 ~ Mammoth Lakes & The Eastern Sierra

Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 3:54pm - Landscape

 Last week I had the most amazing time hanging with an incredible group of time-lapse shooters and film makers as we gathered in Mammoth Lakes for the first (hopefully) annual Timefest.  The retreat was the vision of Tom Lowe and Eric Kessler, so I was honored to help find a house and as a local welcome everyone to this special area.  We went out and shot at some amazing areas from Mono Lake to the ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite.


The group of people was beyond amazing.  Tom had his crew of apprentices and helpers, Dustin Kukuk (Dr Kanab), Nilo Merino Recalde from Spain, and his cousin Mike Goveia.  Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane came out with Tom Guilmette, a boston based cinematographer and film maker.  Vincent Laforet came up with Carson Garner and John.  Mike Flores, Drew Walker, and Ben Wiggins also all came up.  Everyone was so nice and so real, a house full of greats.


I shot a ton during the week, and while it maybe be a while before any of the time-lapses I shot are floating around the web, here´s a few of my favorite stills from Timefest.

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Moonbows ~ Yosemite Landscape Photography

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 1:44pm - Landscape

 A couple weeks ago I was in Yosemite helping my friend Steve Bumgardner shoot Moonbows for his webisode Yosemite Nature Notes.  We shot a lot of time-lapse and went to some amazing locations like Upper Yosemite Falls, Cascade Falls, and Wapama Falls.  The Moonbows episode turned out amazing; you should watch it here.

I also shot some stills while I was out each night.  Moonbows really are a magical natural occurrence, and I had so much fun staying up to the wee hours of the morning in some of Yosemite´s most special locations.  I hope you enjoy these images.

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Lake Tahoe Color & Tilt Shift Images ~ Landscape Photography

Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 12:38pm - Landscape

I had a wonderful time in Lake Tahoe recently, and had 2 nights of shooting the lake at sunset. There was beautiful color.  I see myself spending a lot more time in Tahoe, love it up there!

Soon I´ll be posting a short timelapse I made of my friend Kevin bringing a painting to life, so be sure and check back soon!

Here´s images from the first night.....

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 Here´s images from the second night.....

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Big Sur McWay Falls & Rocky Point ~ Landscape Photography

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 10:28am - Landscape

 The last few days I´ve been filming and shooting here at Big Sur with my good friends Tom Lowe and Dustin Kukuk, aka Dr Kanab.  We had rain at first, but last night cleared right at sunset for an epic display of light over the ocean and Rocky Point. I love Big Sur, this area is gorgeous!!  Do you have any favorites from the images below?

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 McWay falls is this iconic waterfall that literally drops into the Pacific ocean in this idylic cove that seems right out of a fairy tale.  I was blown away when I first saw it.

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Yosemite at Night ~ Landscape Photography

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 8:11pm - Landscape

 This Yosemite trip I´ve been focused more on nighttime photography then I ever have, and its been so much fun!  I´ve spent several nights out shooting till 3 in the morning, taking advantage of a short window of time each month where the moon is big enough to light up the cliffs, but not so big as to blow out the stars.  One highlight was being out one night when the moon was setting and watching it cast a moonlit alpenglow on Bridalveil Falls.  It actually cast a warm glow just like the sun does when it gets low on the horizon! Soooooo beautiful.  Do you have any favorites? I´d love to hear from you, and please vote for your favorites!

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