When I’m out taking photos, it feels like I’m in my own world and nothing else seems to matter; I am at one with the scenery that surrounds me. I feel excited yet tranquil at the same time, as weird as that may be.

I have a passion for taking landscapes, nature, travel, and long exposures.

Email: paolonacpil@gmail.com
120 seconds, f/6.3, ISO 100. Sunset Beach, Florida.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

120 seconds, f/6.3, ISO 100. Sunset Beach, Florida.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil



Stars over the Ranch
As you can see the horizon wasn’t quite dark enough from light pollution. Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Stars over the Ranch

As you can see the horizon wasn’t quite dark enough from light pollution. Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil



Stillness
A 60 second exposure of a small lake in Honeymoon Island State Park. 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Stillness

A 60 second exposure of a small lake in Honeymoon Island State Park. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil



La Luna
The title is inspired by the beautiful short film from Pixar.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil    

La Luna

The title is inspired by the beautiful short film from Pixar.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil    



A sixty second exposure of the rocks in Honeymoon Island, State Park.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

A sixty second exposure of the rocks in Honeymoon Island, State Park.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil



Star Trails over Polk City, Florida
It was a cool, crisp, moonless night with the wind steadily blowing South. I was driving slowly on a road that barely had any cars passing by. I was looking for the scenery that would call out to me; and then I found it.
I parked on the side of the road and turned off the lights and ignition. It was nearly pitch black so I let my eyes adjust to the lack of light. It was an open field where you could see the stars clearly in the distance. The evening fog was slowly creeping low on the ground; I didn’t notice it at first and it was a pleasant addition to the scene. The stars in the distance were shining brightly and that is exactly what made me drive to the middle of nowhere at ten in the evening.
I setup my tripod and equipment and fired some test shots to frame the scene properly all while acquainting myself to the surroundings. I could hear all sorts of sounds from the insects, animals and the occasional rusting in the bushes. A chilling thought came to my mind that if ever something were to happen to me there was really no one around to help me or hear me. I quickly struck the negative thought from my mind and focused on the peacefulness of what was in front of me instead.
A few test shots later and after three four minute exposures of the stars, I knew I had something that I was happy with. I packed up my stuff and drove off in search of the next scene that would call out to me. 
The photo above is the combined 12 minute exposure of the star trails which was achieved by merging the three exposures together. The exif data will not reflect the correct exposure time however. Shot at f/3.5, ISO 200 and at 17mm.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil  

Star Trails over Polk City, Florida

It was a cool, crisp, moonless night with the wind steadily blowing South. I was driving slowly on a road that barely had any cars passing by. I was looking for the scenery that would call out to me; and then I found it.

I parked on the side of the road and turned off the lights and ignition. It was nearly pitch black so I let my eyes adjust to the lack of light. It was an open field where you could see the stars clearly in the distance. The evening fog was slowly creeping low on the ground; I didn’t notice it at first and it was a pleasant addition to the scene. The stars in the distance were shining brightly and that is exactly what made me drive to the middle of nowhere at ten in the evening.

I setup my tripod and equipment and fired some test shots to frame the scene properly all while acquainting myself to the surroundings. I could hear all sorts of sounds from the insects, animals and the occasional rusting in the bushes. A chilling thought came to my mind that if ever something were to happen to me there was really no one around to help me or hear me. I quickly struck the negative thought from my mind and focused on the peacefulness of what was in front of me instead.

A few test shots later and after three four minute exposures of the stars, I knew I had something that I was happy with. I packed up my stuff and drove off in search of the next scene that would call out to me. 

The photo above is the combined 12 minute exposure of the star trails which was achieved by merging the three exposures together. The exif data will not reflect the correct exposure time however. Shot at f/3.5, ISO 200 and at 17mm.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil  



Bradenton Beach, Florida
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Bradenton Beach, Florida

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil



Damaged But Still Standing
A sixty second exposure of one of the broken piers in Bradenton Beach, Florida. Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Damaged But Still Standing

A sixty second exposure of one of the broken piers in Bradenton Beach, Florida. Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil