The most beautiful places on earth captured by world's most expensive camera: Photographer takes award-winning image with 50 megapixel Hasselblad
A self-taught photographer has scooped a coveted award after taking stunning images of some of the most beautiful places on earth with the world's most expensive digital camera.
John Chapple has been awarded the Hasselblad Owners Club Photographer of The Month for July for his mesmerising image of the Colorado River meandering around Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona.
It was taken on a Hasselblad H3D-50 - considered to be one of the best and one of the expensive cameras in the world. The basic camera price starts at £20,000 (English Pounds) but can quickly soar higher once lens are added.
The H3D-50 is a 50 megapixel camera - much, much higher than the standard eight megapixels found in the iPhone 5 camera and other digital recorders.
Award-winning: This image of the Colorado River meandering around Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona, has won John Chapple the coveted Hasselblad Owners Club Photographer of The Month for July
Stone room with a view: The underside of the Meca Arch in Utah glows from the reflected sunlight off the sandstone cliff just below it in this image taken on a super-high resolution Hasselblad 50megapixel camera
The father-of-two, from Devon but now living in Southern California, took the Hasselblad on a road-trip through the west coast of the States to Canada and back down through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
It was his beautiful images from the trip, which also includes one of a man dancing in a beam of light in Antelope Canyon, that won him the prestigious prize.
On his blog, he wrote: 'Hasselblad were kind enough to allow me to test drive their H3D-50 in the summer of 2010. I took a road trip up
'I was really excited to get to Page, Arizona, to photograph Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, and really use the Hasselblad as it was intended.
'The canyons are on Navajo land, and after a flash flood that killed 11 tourists in August of 1997, visitors are only permitted to enter the canyon with a Navajo guide.
'I joined a guided tour group, and we were shown the best spots to photograph. When we got to the place I'd wanted to photograph in Antelope Canyon, I got caught up in what I was doing, and didn't notice that the group had moved on.
Quality shot: The Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, can be seen in startling detail in this image taken on the Hasselbald H3D-50
Crystal clear: John Chapple, self-taught photographer from Devon, took this image of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina on a top of the range 1DS Canon digital camera
Super-wide view: Chapple took this atmospheric image of the Tarr Steps in Exmoor with a panoramic view Linhof Technorama 617
The Hasselblad H3D-50 - one of the best digital and most expensive cameras in the world, pictured left, and the Linhof Technorama 617, pictured right, which takes 6cm x17cm negatives - meaning that it can only take four pictures per film roll
Friday, July 19, 2013
Hasselblad H3D-50 Camera Photos
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