National Geographic : 2010 Nov
www.samsung.com www.samsungimaging.com There is an abundance of beauty on the slopes of Mt. Emei, in the Sichuan Province of Western China. Much of this beauty comes from the many Buddhist temples that dot its slopes, making the mountain a popular destination for pilgrims of all ages. It is the facet of Emei's natural beauty, however, that National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner was moved to capture---resulting in the almost surreal image you see above. Turner describes: "It was taken at the end of a hike down Mt. Emei. Discovering this scene, I knew that I wanted to shoot it with a long exposure so that the water would flow through the bottom of the image, framed by the boulders." Having come upon such an opportunity, he wasted no time: "I hopped over the railing, scrambled into the water, and set up the camera on a tripod in the stream. The convenient size of the NX10 made it all so easy; it's a camera that doesn't get in the way, wherever you need to go to get your shot." Not only did the AMOLED help him perfectly frame the scene, but the multi-exposure settings lent the water a luminous quality. Turner says: "Thanks to its large APS-C sensor, the NX10 gives me the supreme picture quality I need." Mt. Emei waterfall. Shot using the Samsung NX10 with 18-55mm lens, f/22, ISO 400, 4 exposure. ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Photography Flows on China s Sacred Mountain TYRONE TURNER Tyrone Turner is a photojournalist based in Arlington, Virginia. His assignments have taken him from Brazil to Baghdad to the bayous of Louisiana with his camera in hand. In addition to his work for National Geographic, Turner has produced award-winning photographs for national and international publications such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the Los Angeles Times.