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πŸ“·: @ck_outside "I chased this particular storm for hours. Lightning photography can be tricky to compose because you never know where the bolt will strike. I set up at several locations and failed to catch anything significant. Before giving up, I headed out to the dark backroads near my house and found the north end of a storm passing offshore." | a7R II | 16-35mm f/4 | 35mm | f/7.1 | 15 sec | ISO 1250 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


LA-based photographer @danorst shares what it's like being a content creator in The city πŸ‘‰πŸ½ "I have lived in Los Angeles for more than 8 years now, and I’m still finding new ways the city impresses me. LA is a quick drive from some of the most impressive landscapes I’ve seen. The downtown skyline is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I enjoy searching for different perspectives and ways to frame the city." β€’ β€’ We are hosting a #BeAlpha event in Los Angeles, and YOU'RE INVITED. Visit the link in bio to RSVP (limited spots available)! | a7R III | 70-200mm f4 | 155mm | f4 | 1/4 sec | ISO 125 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


πŸ“·: @billydekom "For most of the trip you couldn't see these peaks. They were clouded in. I was up there sunrise and sunset, trying to catch some good light. After back to back days of uncooperative weather, this morning the clouds cleared just enough for Sunburst Peak to show itself and catch some beautiful light. This trip reaffirmed to me that persistence pays off. No matter what happens, you've just gotta keep showing up. And you might luck out on some great conditions." | a7R II | 16-35mm f4 | 16mm | f16 | 1/5 sec | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


Hawaii-based photographer and #AlphaCollective member @theanthonycastro shares these shots taken during a flight above Kauai’s coast in Hawaii. "Soaring above Kauai's razor sharp like ridges. Kauai's coast is beautiful and untampered by buildings- just raw pure nature at its finest." β€’ β€’ ANNOUNCEMENT: We have just launched the "Be Alpha Challenge", where we will be inviting five #SonyAlpha photographer's to come with us (the Sony Alpha team) on a photography trip to Hawaii! Check out the LINK IN BIO now for all the details and legal rules. #BeAlpha


Photographer @itseriksen escaped the city and threw on a pair of skis to capture this insane view πŸ‘‰πŸ½ "The endless opportunities you have for clear night skies are many when you get out of the cities. I like to combine my photos with outdoor activity, like this one: a camera, a tripod and a couple of cross country skis. Take your camera with you, where other people can’t be bother." | a7R III | 16-35mm f2.8 GM | 16mm | f2.8 | Sky: 10 sec, ISO 6400 | Foreground: 146 sec, ISO 1000 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


Raise your πŸ‘‹πŸ½ if you’d love to be here right now! Photographer @davekennedy_ takes his #SonyAlpha a7 III to Gozo, an island in Malta. Here's a tip, if you ever plan on visiting: "Gozo is known for its diving locations. and this is one of them. Whether you’re looking to explore the cave system below, or just looking to have a quick dip, it is definitely worth a visit. The water is incredibly clear, just make sure to watch out for jellyfish!" | a7 III | 16mm | f4 | 1/250 | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha


Sunrise at New Smyrna Beach in Florida taken by photographer @ck_outside πŸ‘‰πŸ½ β€œAt day-break, the pelicans leave the nearby islands in the river and head out to the surf to hunt for breakfast. They cruise back and forth, dive-bombing into the water, and creating a really interesting show in the morning!” | a7R II | 24-240mm | 240mm | f/6.3 | 1/320 | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


πŸ“·: @nateinthewild "Although the Maroon Bells Trailhead is one of the most photographed locations in the world, I’m still just completely delighted every time I get to take a shot of my own. Believe it or not, this was actually my first time seeing it with fall colors!" | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 24-70mm f2.8 GM | 29mm | f2.8 | 1/160 sec | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha


Photographer @jhs.brgr shares this sunrise view taken at the Speicherstadt Hamburg, Germany, which is the largest warehouse district in the world. "A sunrise moment in the beautiful warehouse district in Hamburg. A tip I have for visitors is to take a walk around in the morning and after your walk, make sure to take a break at the coffee roastery." | a7R | 16-35mm f4 | 21mm | f11 | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


Have a favorite spot to shoot long exposures? πŸ€” Photographer @jamesaphoto shares one of his favorite spots at the Middle Black Clough Waterfall in the Peak District, UK πŸ‘‰πŸ½ "This hidden gem is fantastic for long exposure photography as light levels are generally quite low throughout the day, although using an ND filter helps to achieve silky smooth blurred water. A polarizer is also useful for removing glare from the surface of the water." | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 16-35mm f/2.8 | 16mm | f/13 | 6 sec | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha


Views from Denali National Park capture by photographer @timthetoothninja "We drove into Denali National Park during the peak of fall and barely five minutes into the drive I said, "Stop, you have to go stand in the road so I can take this photo!" | a7R III | 70-200mm f2.8 GM | f8 | 1/2000 | ISO 3200 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha


Photographer @stanmoniz captured SpaceX's nighttime rocket that launched this past weekend πŸš€ "Right as I was packing up and getting ready to head back to the car after another amazing sunset in Laguna Beach, I was getting a number of texts from friends warning me that the Falcon 9 was going to launch in just a few minutes. I ran back in the dark to the sand and started setting my gear back up as I could literally see the rocket passing over the horizon. I had just a minute or less to set up and comp my shot." | a7R III | 18mm | f5.6 | 10 sec | ISO 800 | #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha