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Happy Saturday! Here's a highland cattle to get your weekend started right πŸ‚ β€’ β€’ πŸ“·: @refinedmoment "Highland cattle always love to be photographed, especially in the middle of a meal like this one! When I stumbled on this amazing Nova-Scotia sunset across the river, I wanted to frame the sun right above the horns, to give a powerful effect. The side of the metal barn next to the cow acted like a big light reflector to light up the side of our friend!" |a7R | 24-70 f4 | 1/160 | ISO 100 |


πŸ“·: @danjoyce "Venice Beach with an overcast sunset – one of the first images I made on the new a7R III" | a7R III | 24-70 2.8 GM | f/2.8 | ISO 50 | 1/500 sec | #AlphaCollective


πŸ“·: @nateinthewild "My main driving force as a photographer is trying to find a unique perspective on popular places. Visiting a place that's been photographed a million times can be overwhelming, but I find no greater satisfaction than leaving with a photograph I've never seen before." | a7 II | 24-70 f/2.8 GM | β›°


Moody vibes courtesy of @followmeaway "This photo was shot in the Andes Mountains in the sacred valley of Peru. Peru was the one place where we were able to get up close and personal with the mountains! Most places you can see the mountains in the distance but in the Andes we were able to get right to the base! One piece of advice we have for photographers is to just to keep shooting and shooting its the only way to get better and develop your own style! Continue to put your work out there as much as possible!" | a99 | 15-20mm f4.5 | ISO 90 | 1/500 ss |


Photographer @gabornagy_photography shares this shot from Lake Balaton frozen over in Hungry 🌾 β€’ β€’ "We have had some extreme cold days in Hungary last January so Lake Balaton (the largest lake in Central Europe) could freeze entirely. It was a 592 km2 of continuous ice hockey rink." | a7R II | FE Zeiss 16-35mm F4 | 1/30 sec | f/22 | ISO 100 | 24mm |


πŸ“·: @phil.yoon "Approaching Horseshoe Bend for the first time, the photos I've seen before simply did not do it justice. The sheer magnitude of the landscape left me in awe. The Sony a7R III & 16-35mm were the perfect combination for achieving the image I had in mind. " | a7R III | 16-35mm @16 | f/11 | 1/40 sec | ISO 800 | 16mm | #AlphaCollective


Photographer @kaihornung shares some background behind this shot πŸ‘‰πŸ½ "I wanted to have the small waterfall as a foreground element in line with the large waterfall in the back. It must have looked rather funny how I reached over to my tripod trying hard not to fall off the slippery rocks. I always take several exposures to capture moving water so that I can blend those exposures in Photoshop to selectively have softness, structure and detail in my shot." | a7R II | 24-70mm | 26mm | f8 | 0.8 to 8 sec | ISO 100 |


πŸ“·: @mdpgraphy "Before I went to Zion National Park, I purposely didn't look up any photos of the park. This allowed me to see the unique golden hour light that seems to hang in the air in Zion Canyon with fresh eyes and capture it in my own way. Don't get caught up in how other photographers see things, because your unique perspective is your biggest asset anyway." | a7R II | 24-70mm f/2.8 GM | f/14 | 1/25 sec | ISO 200 | 29 mm |


The details of the inside of a wave captured by @stanmoniz 🌊 β€’ β€’ "The surf led me to photography and as far back as I could remember each and every Sony camera that came through my hands was first taken straight to the ocean for testing. It was no different here with the Sony a7R III. This image by far is pure perfection to my standards in surf photography. Those precious milliseconds count in a breaking wave making a o.k. photo a great one. Freezing a moment in time to share for years to come. Having now a camera that can shoot 10fps @ 42mp its a dream come true." | a7R III (with underwater housing) | 18mm f2.8 | 1/1000th | ISO 200 | f7.1 |


The secluded island of Molokai captured by photographer @braybraywoowoo 🏝 β€’ β€’ "This was captured while on the first helicopter ride I have EVER been on! I flew from Maui to the secluded island of Molokai. The drastic cliffs and ancient volcanic craters completely blew my mind." | a7R II | 16-35mm f4 @ 16 | 1/400 sec | f7.1 | ISO 200 |


πŸ“·: @philngyn πŸ‘‰πŸ½ "We needed a place to camp for the night and found this picture-perfect hill opposing Mt. Cook/Aoraki. We set up camp, enjoyed a hearty dinner, and waited for the sun set on one of the most incredible places down in the South Island of New Zealand." | a7R II | 70-200 f4 | 100 mm | ISO 250 | f/7.1 | 1/400 sec | #AlphaCollective


Photographer @winterhawkstudios shares this tip for shooting at night: β€œShooting at night presents obvious challenges including nailing down focus. For best results, shoot in manual mode and turn on 'MF Assist' to help achieve optimum sharpness in any desired elements of a particular scene - in this case, the building at centre frame.” | a7R II | 12mm (fisheye) | f2.8 | ISO 1000 | 13 sec |