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Welcome to the page for Andrew Rhodes Photography LLC. I am a Washington DC-based photographer, offering high quality professional fine art prints and stock imagery of cities and scenes from around the world. Follow along for beautiful shots from places such as Paris, Italy, Iceland, California, New York, and Washington DC. Prints are available through my website and Etsy shop in a variety of formats. Please message me for custom orders or any other questions. All photographs, images and designs © 2014 Andrew Rhodes Photography LLC.
My ten(!) favorite aurora photos from last night here in Lofoten. What a fantastic send off to a week in a truly special place. One more 50-50 shot at the lights tonight before an early flight to Oslo and then back home. Can't wait to see more of this amazing country in Autumn...
Left a snowstorm in Reine on one side of the tunnel, came out to clear skies and this in front of me. I've seen the aurora quite a few times now, but this one was truly special. Here's hoping I haven't used up all my luck... 5 nights left!
Day 3: A 360 degree view atop Nusfjord shooting the last rays of sunlight. A stormy morning was followed up by a gorgeous afternoon followed immediately by another pounding snowstorm for the drive home
Day 1 in Lofoten did not disappoint! My one hour drive to Reine turned into an all day adventure, stopping at every gorgeous vista and frozen beach I could find. The stormy windy weather made for some fantastic moody images. Here, I was able to squeeze in a drone flight over a stunning little frozen beach I came across on a side trek to Myrland. At several points, I couldn't even fly forward as the wind was blowing against the drone faster than it could fly. Thankfully that was temporary and I was able to get it back just as the sleet started pouring down.
After a full day of travel and an amazing fish soup dinner at my hotel in Leknes, I'm all settled in on Lofoten. I haven't even seen this place in daylight yet, but of course that wasn't going to stop me from scoping out the aurora. Sure enough, despite the poor weather forecast, the entire sky was dancing until the clouds moved in for good. Oh, and it is COLD. The last minute purchase of a balaclava and some microspikes is proving to be a good decision.
Ever since seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland in 2013, I've been completely captivated by the spectacle. That's one of the main reasons I'm travelling to Norway in March (along with the hope of snowy landscapes)! The aurora is anecdotally at its most active around the spring and autumnal equinoxes (March 20th and Sept 22nd), and the stars have aligned to allow me be in Northern Norway on both dates this year. Here's hoping for clear skies and some solar winds, and in the mean time, here are my greatest hits from Iceland.
DC Sunrise || Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
Getting some last minute shots in before I head off to Norway next week for a 10-day photography holiday. This morning's sunrise at the Tidal Basin was both frigid and peaceful as today's marathon downtown was only just getting set up.
This morning's sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah NP from a new spot for me... atop the Appalachian Mountains in George Washington National Forest. Even better, I shot this from the deck of our Airbnb and got to enjoy the incredible view with my wife, 10 year old pup and 9 month old son. I'm counting down the days until I head to Norway's Lofoten Islands for 10 days of solo shooting the aurora and the amazing landscapes, so look for lots of shots in the coming weeks as well as a little something new... drone footage :o
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Andalusian Sunrise || Grazalema, Spain
A gorgeous view from the beautiful town of Grazalema, one of the famous White Towns of Andalusia (Pueblos Blancos). Most of the stunning, and tiny, towns are set inside Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, a beautiful mountainous region full of great hiking and fantastic food. To be fair, everywhere in Spain has amazing food, but the incredible views made everyone about this visit maravilloso!
Mælifell Mountain, West Iceland. One of my favorite shots from Iceland, but not because of the typical things you associate with the island like a crazy behind-the-waterfall shot or a double moonbow beneath the northern lights. Instead, the massive scale of the dormant volcano is put into scale by the tiny farmhouse beneath it and the impressive 260 ft high Bjarnarfoss waterfall dropping partway down the side. Further realizing this was shot over 2 miles away from the mountain among its moss covered lava flows helps set the scene. And those green patches down the mountain under the waterfall? Well that's this particular landowner's attempt at re-introducing a forest to the island after the Vikings cut them all down over 1,000 years ago. Pretty cool, right?
Thornton Hollow Overlook || Shenandoah National Park, VA
Heraclitus may have said "no man ever steps in the same river twice," but he might as well have been talking about sunrises at Shenandoah. I set out this morning to capture some moody blue hues and was treated to a moody hue of just about every color in the palette. The deep magenta and purple color of the clouds just before sunrise made for an amazing backdrop over the barren mountains.
The winter blues are for real, but that doesn't mean some gorgeous landscapes can't be found to brighten your mood. I found this gorgeous scene unfolding in a field outside of Garmisch on a Christmas trip to Bavaria. There's nothing quite like a frigid run up an unfamiliar snow-covered pasture in late December to get your blood moving. Plenty of shots of snow-covered Germany or the pop of spring at my https://www.etsy.com/shop/AndrewRhodesPhoto
Maui Beach Photography - Hawaii Print - Grant Wailea - Palm Trees on Beach Art, Island of Maui Sunrise
Give the gift of 30x40 high-gloss metallic canvas wraps! That's just one of the dozens of print products I've sent to clients this week. From 8x10s of the DC Cherry Blossoms on metallic paper to a custom sized canvasses of Wailea Beach in Maui, I can customize any of my prints to meet your needs. And with free priority shipping through the end of the year, there's still plenty of time to order. Let me know how I can help!
TITLE: Another Day in Paradise LOCATION: Wailea, Hawaii SIZE: Various (see variations) A beautiful shot from the beach at the Hilton Grand Wailea on the island of Maui. In the distance you can see the western portion of the island as the rising sun basks it in a golden glow. Other
Cherry Blossom Print - Washington DC Photography - Washington Monument Photo - DC Photography - Sunrise - Cherry Blossom Festival,
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TITLE: Morning Blossom ARTIST: Andrew Rhodes Date Taken: April 12, 2015 A beautiful sunrise capture of the Washington Monument at sunrise among the bursting pink and white cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin. Millions of tourists flock to DC each spring to take in the
Blue Ridge Mountains Photography - Shenandoah National Park - Virginia Art, Landscape Photograph, Fine Art Print, Sunrise
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TITLE: Shades of Blue LOCATION: Shenandoah National Park, VA SIZE: Various (see variation options) After a night of shooting a meteor shower over Shenandoah National Park, I was treated to the stunning vibrance of the rising sun behind the green and blue hues of the Blue Ridge
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Clouds + Northern Lights = Amazingly eerie seen over Kirkjufell on Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After 3 trips to Iceland in 3 years, I can't recommend enough taking your trip during the last half of September. Not only do you get nice cool (but not cold) autumn weather, but the balance of daylight and darkness gives you a full day of seeing the dramatic landscapes plus a full night of darkness to soak up the incredible aurora. You can awlays sleep when it's cloudy (or not, if you like this picture). Just keep an eye on the aurora forecast & weather throughout the day: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/
It's September! The best time of the year for photography is almost here. In the next 3 months, the leaves will change colors, the aurora will begin to dance across the northern skies and the sunsets will be as vibrant and dramatic. Here's one of my favorite foliage shots from Vermont a few years back. What are your favorite fall scenes?
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Shooting unspoiled nature scenes is my favorite pursuit in photography, but sometimes there's a man-made addition that is so in-tune with the setting that it becomes part of the landscape itself. The Sun Voyager in Reykjavik is one of those places. I'd put the Golden Gate Bridge, St. Louis Arch and most of the lighthouses of Maine on that short list as well. What other landmarks can you think of that define the landscape around it?
It's been 6 years since I built the desktop I use for my photo business, and with some recent crashes, it was time to be proactive and avoid something more catastrophic. So after a ton of research on photo/video processing specs and a few hours at Microcenter, Photography Build 2.0 is up and running. This thing absolutely shreds Lightroom and Photoshop. And that case 😮😎. Specs in comments for those that are interested!
Summer Bliss || Killarney, ON
Sunrise from the top of Round Bald in the Roan Highlands a few weekends ago. The naturally grassy peaks provide endless 360 degree views.
Rhododendron gardens in bloom along the Appalachian Trail on Roan Mountain last weekend. An incredible sight to see for anyone lucky enough to make it down to the NC-TN border during the first half of June. Leave a comment if you have any questions about the easy day or weekend trip.
Perpetual View || Kirkjufell, Iceland
There's something uniquely permanent about photographing the mountains. I've been to Kirkjufell 3 or 4 times now and while the seasons and my cameras have changed, the mountain is constant. I've seen this view with a brilliant sunset, streaking auroras, a dusting of snow, and lost in the clouds. Yet the rocks are always just as they were before. If only we could see a timelapse of everything the mountain has seen
This is on another level... wow!
Each year, millions of visitors flock to the Grand Canyon to witness its magnitude and sheer, awe-inspiring size. However, there's a phenomenon that few people get to experience that's called "cloud inversion." Filmmaker and co-founder of the Skyglow Project, Harun Mehmedinovic say...
IcelandAir has a pretty good movie selection, but that's not the only thing to watch on your flight to Reykjavik
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Tree Lights || Shenandoah National Park, VA
The Milky Way as crisp and vibrant as I've ever seen it, streaking across the spring sky in front of a tree ready to bloom into its green splendor.
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Yesterday's beautiful sunrise from Buck Hollow Overlook at Shenandoah National Park. This view never loses its awe-inspiring serenity every time I come here for some early morning inspiration
This Saturday is Earth Day! 100% of tomorrow's gross sales at our DictionArt and photography shops will be donated to The Conservation Fund for the purpose of preserving American lands and encouraging sustainable environmental policy. The Conservation Fund (www.conservationfund.org) is based in Arlington, VA and is the top rated environmental charity by Consumer Reports. Thanks to all those who donate tomorrow either through or shop or on your own... the Earth needs it!
Note: Tomorrow's gross sales will also be combined with gross sales from inauguration day, January 20nd, in opposition to the disastrous environmental policies pushed forth thus far by the Trump administration.
Photo: Gorgeous Bear Rocks at Dolly Sods WIlderness, WV
Sounds like we're only a few days away from the cherry blossoms here in DC! Despite the recent freezing weather, the park service is saying over 50% of the blooms survived and should be ready to explode in color by the end of the week. Photos to come!!
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The past 6 months have been both exciting and incredibly busy with 2 fantastic trips to Iceland in September and February, record 2016 sales at both our photo and DictionArt shops, and a little one on the way in our personal life. I've got some big plans for 2017 with all kinds of new images to share, the Cherry Blossom Festival coming up in no time, and a new Medium blog where I'm working on writing some new tutorials, travel write-ups, and maybe even some gear reviews.
This shot is of Reykjavik's fantastic Hallgrímskirkja church during the city's annual Winter Lights Festival, taken just a few weekends ago. Traveling to Iceland in winter might sound cold and miserable, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The weather is about the same as NYC, festivals and events are plentiful, the restaurants and sights are busy but not crowded, and your fellow travelers aren't amateurs. But more on that in a future blog post...
Colorful Potomac || Great Falls Park, VA
One of the most scenic spots in the DC area just after sunset. Not formally considered a "National Park", Great Falls Park is still managed by the National Park Service and offers some amazing hiking trails along the VA side of the Potomac River. The Maryland side of the river is great as well, with the infamous Billy Goat Trail offering hikers some fantastic rock scrambles
Ghost Plane by Andrew Rhodes || Iceland
The final resting place of a US Navy DC-3 on a black sand beach on the southern Icelandic coast. Walking 4 km to get here at 2am under a moonless sky was quite the adventure, especially when my headlamp went dark just as I started back. Thankfully there was that whole Northern Lights thing to guide me back to my car. What an adventure.
'Arctic Road' by Andrew Rhodes
Back from an absolutely amazing trip to Iceland with tons of great shots to share. With summer over and dark skies once again in season, you just might get lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights on a clear night. We hit an absolutely jackpot of aurora activity with a sizable solar storm lighting up the sky for over half our trip. There's nothing quite like driving down empty Icelandic roads late at night with that green and purple glow pulsing overhead.
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Mountaintop Magic || Roan Highlands, NC
A stunning view of the Milky Way high above our tent from the top of Little Hump Mountain along the Roan Highlands section of the Appalachian Trail on the NC-TN border. At just shy of 6,000 feet, and with no big cities anywhere nearby, the skies were some of the clearest I've ever experienced. Even captured a meteor at the top of the frame.
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Roan Sunset || Roan Highlands, NC
The incredible view from atop Little Hump Mountain at sunset. One of the famous bald peaks of the Roan Highlands along the North Carolina and Tennessee border, the scenery gives you maximum reward for maximum effort as you ascend (and descend) some of the highest mountains on the Appalachian Trail to get here. Our hike began at Carver's Gap (5,826 ft), reaching a high point at Grassy Ridge Bald (6,165 ft), and then taking us several more miles to this stunning perch for the night with a preview of the next day's hike down and up Hump Mountain (5,587 ft). We finished off this amazing section of the AT with a 3,000 ft descent down to our car at the fantastic Mountain Harbour B&B in the town of Roan Mountain, TN.
Wild & Wonderful || Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
A sunrise view of Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia's Dolly Sods Wilderness. Only 3 hours outside of the DC Metro, you are in true wilderness in this fantastic section of the Monongahela National Forest. You won't find many more beautiful sunrise spots in the region.
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