Ian Gaston

Ian Gaston (@iangastonphotography)

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“Arrival” 
The arrival of a storm front passing through the lowest point in North America

“Arrival” The arrival of a storm front passing through the lowest point in North America

A special moment during the breaking of a storm that I was lucky enough to witness.

A special moment during the breaking of a storm that I was lucky enough to witness.

A windy day in the desert

A windy day in the desert

“Framed Forest”

An old growth redwood forest framed by new spring growth with a touch of fog.

“Framed Forest” An old growth redwood forest framed by new spring growth with a touch of fog.

Soft light + beautiful sand lines = happy photographer.

Soft light + beautiful sand lines = happy photographer.

During my last visit to Yosemite I stumbled upon these dogwood blooms along this hollowed out Cedar/Sequoia tree? surrounded by new spring growth. The scene reminded me of old forest folklore and I wouldn’t have been surprised if a gnome peeked it’s head out of that hollow trunk.

During my last visit to Yosemite I stumbled upon these dogwood blooms along this hollowed out Cedar/Sequoia tree? surrounded by new spring growth. The scene reminded me of old forest folklore and I wouldn’t have been surprised if a gnome peeked it’s head out of that hollow trunk.

The granite walls of El Capitan reflecting warm morning light off the Merced river through blooming dogwoods.

The granite walls of El Capitan reflecting warm morning light off the Merced river through blooming dogwoods.

“Desert Skin” 
Winter rain saturating the badlands in Death Valley bringing out the beautiful colors of volcanic activity millions of years in the making. I did a bit of camera angle experimentation with this one.

“Desert Skin” Winter rain saturating the badlands in Death Valley bringing out the beautiful colors of volcanic activity millions of years in the making. I did a bit of camera angle experimentation with this one.

“Ingrain” 
I thought the grain structure of this tree stump was incredibly beautiful. This image will definitely not be a crowd pleaser, but for me it brings meaning and life back into this stump that I’m sure has been overlooked by so many.

“Ingrain” I thought the grain structure of this tree stump was incredibly beautiful. This image will definitely not be a crowd pleaser, but for me it brings meaning and life back into this stump that I’m sure has been overlooked by so many.

Always so amazed at how certain areas of the California hills can take on an almost velvety appearance when hit with some nice light. 
#shotwithschneider #BWFilter

Always so amazed at how certain areas of the California hills can take on an almost velvety appearance when hit with some nice light.  #shotwithschneider  #BWFilter

I’m always so amazed with the variety of color during winter in the high desert landscape of the Eastern Sierras. So many beautiful scenes to be found. I could spend a lifetime there and only scratch the surface. 
#shotwithschneider

I’m always so amazed with the variety of color during winter in the high desert landscape of the Eastern Sierras. So many beautiful scenes to be found. I could spend a lifetime there and only scratch the surface.  #shotwithschneider

The trunk of a bristlecone pine tree which was easily over 3000 years old.

The trunk of a bristlecone pine tree which was easily over 3000 years old.

California showing off its fresh spring coat

California showing off its fresh spring coat

A flooded desert basin after a rainstorm always provides fun opportunities to play with reflected light and unique salt patterns. The desert is always a constant source of inspiration for me and every time I leave I can’t wait to go back. 
#shotwithschneider #BWFilter

A flooded desert basin after a rainstorm always provides fun opportunities to play with reflected light and unique salt patterns. The desert is always a constant source of inspiration for me and every time I leave I can’t wait to go back.  #shotwithschneider  #BWFilter

Beautiful sand patterns sculpted by the wind.

Beautiful sand patterns sculpted by the wind.

“Carved”

The soft and soothing pastel colors of desert badlands illuminated by the diffused light of dawn. Although the water here has dried up millions of years ago, this scene reminds me of a powerful river carving its way through a mountainous landscape.

“Carved” The soft and soothing pastel colors of desert badlands illuminated by the diffused light of dawn. Although the water here has dried up millions of years ago, this scene reminds me of a powerful river carving its way through a mountainous landscape.

Liquid water trapped between frozen water reflecting a piece of this iconic vertical rock formation.

Liquid water trapped between frozen water reflecting a piece of this iconic vertical rock formation.

“Turbulence”

I’ve just released a new gallery of work with over a dozen images from my recent stay in Death Valley. Feel free to view them on my site and let me know what you think! .........................................
As for this shot, my good friend @rosssvhphoto met me during the tail end of my solo mission and brought some amazing conditions with him. We were both pretty hyped to see how strong the winds were going to be this particular evening. Also was able to finally meet and shoot with the talented @maxfosterphotography who was much more prepared than me and my makeshift body and camera protection. I can safely say that I’ve become a bit addicted to shooting in these conditions especially since I’ve learned to close my mouth and cover my ears.

“Turbulence” I’ve just released a new gallery of work with over a dozen images from my recent stay in Death Valley. Feel free to view them on my site and let me know what you think! ......................................... As for this shot, my good friend @rosssvhphoto met me during the tail end of my solo mission and brought some amazing conditions with him. We were both pretty hyped to see how strong the winds were going to be this particular evening. Also was able to finally meet and shoot with the talented @maxfosterphotography who was much more prepared than me and my makeshift body and camera protection. I can safely say that I’ve become a bit addicted to shooting in these conditions especially since I’ve learned to close my mouth and cover my ears.

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