San Francisco Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I visited San Francisco for the first time in early March. I've spent years looking at all of the iconic photos fog, bridges, and steep streets. It was very cool to get to run around the city and actually see them in person. 

While the weather didn't fully cooperate (I never got to actually see the Golden Gate Bridge), The temp was perfect and what I did get to see was spectacular. 

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What's your favorite part?

- Dennis 

Nashville's Parthenon Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

We got the first of what most people consider to be nice weather, last week in Nashville. Even though it was cloudy, the temperature was in the 70s and that usually bring people out in throngs. I think that's too hot but that's a different post. 

With the "nice" weather and people out, I knew Centennial Park would be packed. I already had planned to catch a sunset over the Parthenon but thought it would add a cool extra feature to have people out and about around the building as well. 

Turns out the sunset never developed because of the cloud cover but the people milling around, the clouds moving through and the transition from day to night made for a pretty solid time-lapse. 

- Dennis

 

 

Slow Motion Water Ballet by Dennis Bernhard

We had a cold, rainy, pretty much miserable weekend in Nashville. I had planned to go out and shoot a sunset this weekend, but with the weather, that was impossible. Instead I played inside with water and slow motion.

I've always found the way that Crystal Light dissolves in water to very visually appealing. I wanted to see what it would look like in slow motion and in a larger body of water. The result is pretty cool. Mesmerizing at times. Combined with the music it is a slow motion water ballet. 

- Dennis

World's Fastest Cruise Ship Vlog by Dennis Bernhard

This was a beautiful (but still hot) December afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale. Despite the very loud bell it was a lot of fun capturing the Harmony of the Seas leaving port. 

- Dennis

World's Fastest Cruise Ship by Dennis Bernhard

Large ships, especially cruise ships have always boggled my mind. I just don't understand how something so large can float, be so nimble and be so fast. And yes, I understand the science of it, but it still makes no sense to me. 

The view from the bridge at Port Everglades gives you the perfect vantage point to watch these giants ships leave port in a coordinated ballet. 

- Dennis

Winter Wonderland by Dennis Bernhard

 Frozen Cummins Falls

Frozen Cummins Falls

At the end of a beautiful but cold and wet hike, you get this amazing reward. A winter wonderland of ice and snow. Of flowing water over ledges and levels. Of swirling pools and rocks. 

 Cummins Falls vertical 1

Cummins Falls vertical 1

This photo zooms in on the upper portion of the falls. I like how the vertical orientation aligns with the flow of the water and allows you to get a better look at how the water freezes and clings to the rocks. 

 Cummins Falls vertical 2

Cummins Falls vertical 2

This photo is a zoom of the left side of the falls. I wanted to highlight this area because it gets less water fall and that allows the ice to accumulate more and have a different feel. 

These are my three favorite photos of the day. Let me know what you think. 

- Dennis

 

MY PANTS FROZE!!!!! by Dennis Bernhard

We had a couple week long cold snap in Nashville which led to the waterfalls in the area freezing over. Cummins Falls is my favorite waterfall so when I heard it was frozen I had to go check it out. 

The hike in wasn't too bad, besides my pants freezing. All of the ice gave the fall and the surrounding area a winter wonderland feel. 

- Dennis

Frozen Waterfall Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

Frozen Cummins Falls is like a winter wonderland. Large icicles reaching down from the top of the falls cover the many ledges and levels. The ever present water continues to flow over the pure white ice which pops off of the brown rock surrounding it. 

Have you ever been to a frozen waterfall? 

- Dennis  

The Road Goes On Forever... by Dennis Bernhard

 Route 66

Route 66

This stretch of Route 66 in California is flat and fast. The newly paved and painted road not only makes for nice photos, its makes for a flying sensation as you speed across the desert. 

 A pass on the Oatman Highway

A pass on the Oatman Highway

Oatman Highway is rocky and rough. The curves are fun to drive, with just a touch of fear from the sheer cliffs. Off to the side are these rocky outcrops. 

 Curvy fun

Curvy fun

This is a short but extremely fun portion of Route 66. I love the combination of the road going downhill, curving, then disappearing around the bend. 

 Rocky Distance

Rocky Distance

This is my favorite photo from the entire trip. The road provides an interesting foreground. The rocky outcrop in the middle leads to the mountain range and the clouds in the background. 

- Dennis