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The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:04 am
by Brad
The Nebraska Sandhills

A few weeks back, I took a weekend trip out to the Nebraska Sandhills. It had been way too many years since I was last out there and been meaning to get back. What a great weekend in a beautiful place!

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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... andscapes/

1. Fresh from the Aquifer
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... e-aquifer/

2. Sandhills Last Light
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... ast-light/

3. Morning Fog
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... rning-fog/

4. Afternoon Storm
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... oon-storm/

5. Sandhills Magic
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... lls-magic/

6. Sandhills Rainbow
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... s-rainbow/

7. Wind Power
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... ind-power/

8. Un-Named Sandhills Photo One
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... photo-one/

9. Hills of Gold
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... s-of-gold/

10. Dawn in the Nebraska Sandhills
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... sandhills/

11. Un-Named Sandhills Photo Two
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... hills-two/

12. Pristine Prairie
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... e-prairie/

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:51 am
by skinzfan23
Amazing photos!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:59 am
by Brad
skinzfan23 wrote:Amazing photos!


Thanks, it was so much fun taking them. Literally felt like I had the world to myself out there. It was so peaceful and quite, literally ran in to nobody on the back-roads!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:38 pm
by skinzfan23
My wife's family owns a few cattle ranches near Sterling, CO and it feels much the same out there. Only a few less hills, but still peaceful and tranquil.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:27 pm
by Ryan Air
Wow! Beautiful.

As LL says: "I want to go to there"

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:23 am
by daveoma
One of the most beautiful places in the world imo. Thank you for posting the photos!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:11 am
by Brad
Thanks Guys!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:32 pm
by mgoett
awesome photos Brad

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 pm
by Erik
Love it Brad. Great shots. Makes me want to upload my western nebraska camera shots :banana:

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:12 pm
by Coyote
Erik wrote:Love it Brad. Great shots. Makes me want to upload my western nebraska camera shots :banana:


Do it. Would love to see what you took!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:17 am
by Brad
mgoett wrote:awesome photos Brad


Erik wrote:Love it Brad. Great shots. Makes me want to upload my western nebraska camera shots :banana:


Thanks Guys.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:21 am
by Brad
Another from my trip tot he sandhills
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http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/ ... vest-moon/

I was so excited to get out to the Sandhills that I forgot the Harvest Moon that night. I came up over a ridge and noticed a bright glow off in the distance and thought whats that? Moments later the first sliver of the moon came up. I raced to the next windmill that was standing proud on the horizon. I grabbed my large lens and darted up another hill until the moon and the windmill were lined up. I had about 2 min to get this photo before the moment was over. If I had to do it all over again, I would be set up and waiting for the moon-rise and not making a mad dash.

Some people ask if photos like this are fake, which is a good question because there are many fake moon photos out there. However this one is real, the moon really was that big. Its really very simple, grab your longest lens, at least 400mm, get closer to 800mm if you can. Be ready to shoot right at sunset on a full moon night, or even the night before full moon. Find a subject like this windmill that is a long ways off in the distance. The compression of the scene will make the moon look much larger than if you were to shoot it with a short lens. I prefer the silhouette technique as it makes for a much more realistic looking photo. You can do a similar shot with a new moon as well, the critical part to shooting the moon is to get it right at sunset when its sitting right on the horizon.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:40 am
by nebugeater
So you are saying it is fake then? :;):

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:14 am
by EATapodcast
These are great shots! Your photography is on point Brad. You've got a way of making the state look gorgeous.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:59 pm
by daveoma
Awesome photo Brad! :D

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:05 am
by Brad
nebugeater wrote:So you are saying it is fake then? :;):


Nope, one shot.

EATapodcast wrote:These are great shots! Your photography is on point Brad. You've got a way of making the state look gorgeous.


Thanks, its a beautiful state once you get off I80.

daveoma wrote:Awesome photo Brad! :D


Thanks Dave.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:14 pm
by Athomsfere
No Brad Williams Shots, but I just spent some time out in the area too and wanted to share.

(Hope you don't mind me re-using the existing thread, Brad)

ImageSandhills by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageLake House - Aerial by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageShoreline with Ice by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageWheels Up by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageSunset in the air by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageOld Ranch by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageBadlands by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageBadlands by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageBadlands by Austin French, on Flickr

ImageBadlands by Austin French, on Flickr

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:14 am
by skinzfan23
Great photos, thanks for sharing, I especially love the last 4.

Where was that last one taken?

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:17 am
by Brad
Nice photos Austin, don't mind at all.

skinzfan23 wrote:Where was that last one taken?


Looks like Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:44 am
by skinzfan23
Thanks, I was in Sidney a year ago but have never been to Scotts Bluff. I think next time we head out to see family in CO, we will have to take a visit.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm
by Athomsfere
skinzfan23 wrote:Great photos, thanks for sharing, I especially love the last 4.

Where was that last one taken?


Brad is spot on!

Brad wrote:Nice photos Austin, don't mind at all.

skinzfan23 wrote:Where was that last one taken?


Looks like Scotts Bluff National Monument.


Also a whole level of respect for the aerial shots brad gets, those aren't easy!

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:26 am
by Brad
Athomsfere wrote:Also a whole level of respect for the aerial shots brad gets, those aren't easy!


Thanks, but they are much easier from a Helicopter. I have only used an airplane 3 or 4 times. The other 20 or so have always been a helicopter.

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:48 pm
by Athomsfere
Maybe some day I'll get the opportunity to shoot from a helicopter then!