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iLHP Welcomes Nature Photographer Nicolas Orillard To The Team

iLHP is always trying to bring you new content. We’ve decided to welcome to the team a fantastic pro landscape/wildlife photographer who travels around the world. Nicolas Orillard is a very successful pro-photographer who will share his experience as a pro-photographer and talk about his fantastic travels around the world.

“Photography is for me the possibility to switch off the rest of the world, to come to peace. The time spend hiking, waiting for the light to come, watching the nature around me is my opportunity to get better. It is somehow a therapy.”

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iLHP: Hi Nicolas, we’re very pleased to have you here at iLHP. You’re a pro photographer who travels a lot, can you please tell us a bit about yourself? 

Nicolas: Hi, I am a 32 year old french Nature Photographer based in the south west region of France. The majority of my pictures are taken around the world ( Norway, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Peru….) with recently more landscapes than wildlife.

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iLHP: So Nicolas, we’re thrilled to have you in the team and can’t wait read your articles about your travels and your experience as a pro photographer. Can you tell us in a few words what you will be talking about? 

Travel Japan: My 5 Favorite Cities of Mie Prefecture

Looking for a more quiet area of Japan to go sightseeing? Why not try Mie, Japan. Quite honestly, before moving to Japan I have never heard of this prefecture before. I ended up living in a tiny area in the Mie prefecture that not so many people know. But that one year living in the center area of Japan allowed me to travel to places I might not have necessarily have went to.

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Mie is a quite beautiful prefecture in Japan facing the Pacific Ocean. It is about 2 hours by Limited Express Train from two big cities in Japan, Osaka and Nagoya. I will list some areas that I have travelled to in Mie, why I went there, and what I thought was worth seeing.

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Mei Prefecture is in southern Japan, close to the cities of Osaka and Nagoya.

I think I should add that, I have a Japanese driver’s license and my own company car so, I didn’t have any problems getting around. But, Mie is quite limited in its means of transportation so I highly recommend renting a car.

Here we go, my top 5 cities to visit in the prefecture of Mie, Japan.

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Top 10 Intriguing Places I Would LOVE to Photograph

I have always had an interest in taking photographs however, it was not until this past year that it became a real passion. In the past I had no interest in learning how to use my camera properly.  When I purchased my Canon EOS 70D last September I was determined to learn the basic functions my camera had to offer.

I have always had a mental list of all the places I have wanted to visit. Now that photography has become an integral part of my life, my bucket list has changed dramatically.

Here is a list I compiled of all the places I would love to travel to and be able to capture through my lens:

10) Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Iceland

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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon -| Iceland |Image taken from https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/ |

Jokulsarlson Glacier Lagoon is located in Vatnajokull National Park in the southeast region of Iceland.  Due to the melting glaciers Jokulaslson became a lake and continues to grow.  Today it is the deepest lake in Iceland.  Since the 1970’s, the lake has quadrupled in size. The lagoon is considered to be a natural wonder of Iceland and one of the most visited places.

The scenery from pictures is fascinating because it is like nothing I have ever encountered before.  Due to the extreme weather, Iceland is one destination I would never have considered.

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Cities at Night from Space

If there is one type of photography I most want to explore, it would have to be astro photography.  I don’t just mean taking photos of galaxies and nebulae from a mountain top with a telescope adapter, but I mean actually taking photos while floating in space. As a mere earthbound mortal, I’m not sure if commercial space exploration will be available in my life time. But in the meantime, we can live vicariously through the photos taken by the lucky astronauts in the International Space Station.

How many cities do you recognize? What does your home town look like at night?

New York City

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New York City (Nikon D3S @ 400mm, 1/30s, f/2.8, ISO 51200) – The lights illuminate the undeniable shape of Manhattan Island, surrounded by the four other boroughs of the city. North faces left in the photo. The narrow unlit area in the middle of Manhattan is central park. NYC, the city that never sleeps. With all those lights, seems about right.

Beijing 北京

Beijing (Nikon D3S @ 400mm, 1/40s, f/3.2, ISO 51200) - The concentric "ring roads" of Beijing surround the Forbidden Palace in the city center. North is up in the photo (rotated from the NASA image) and the city's brightly lit financial and commercial centers are located in the eastern parts of the city, between the 2nd and the 4th rings roads,
Beijing (Nikon D3S @ 400mm, 1/40s, f/3.2, ISO 51200) – The concentric “ring roads” of Beijing surround the Forbidden Palace in the city center. North is up in the photo (rotated from NASA’s original image) and the city’s brightly lit financial and commercial centers are located in the eastern parts of the city, between the 2nd and the 4th rings roads.

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