Monday, July 24, 2017

Icicles on Ice

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;
Icicles on Ice - Leica SL, 106mm, f/8, 1/1250s, ISO 250.
I'll be heading to Iceland soon and have been working on some ice images from Antarctica.  I don't expect to see a ton of ice there, since its the summer, but am looking forward to the Glacier Lagoon.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cloud Mountain

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Cloud Mountain
Cloud Mountain - Leica SL, 139mm, f/7.1, 1/1250s, ISO 250.
The layers of dark and light make it seem like there is another mountain behind the lenticular cloud.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Framed Mountain Top

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Antarctica &emdash; Framed Mountain Top
Framed Mountain Top - Leica SL, 90mm, f/6.3, 1/4000s, ISO 100.
Sometimes nature practically makes the photo for you.  In this case, it was clouds that perfectly framed the top of this mountain near Charlotte Bay, Antarctica.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wild Sky

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Wild Sky

Wild Sky - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 85mm, f/9, 1/500s, ISO 100.

Some crazy sky and cloud over a gigantic tabular iceberg.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bass Harbor Head Light

Bass Harbor Head - Alpa TC, IQ3 100, 35mm, f/11, 1/13s, ISO 100.
I really wanted to photograph Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse with the vibrant yellows and reds of the late afternoon/early evening light.  However when we got out there a dense fog had rolled in and was only getting more dense.  All the interesting color got sucked out of the scene, but the fog does give an interesting sense of atmosphere in black & white.

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse - Alpa TC, IQ3 100, 70mm, f/11, 40s, ISO 100.
Portland Head Lighthouse in filtered early morning light.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor - Alpa TC, IQ3 100, 35mm, f/11, 6s, ISO 100.

After the sun fully set that evening, the western sky lit up really nicely with a ton of color.  Again, I had to move fast to figure out a composition that would work.  I knew I wanted the ships and the dock, but needed something in the foreground to anchor the scene.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balance Rock

Balance Rock - Alpa TC, IQ3 100, 70mm, f/11, 10s, ISO 100.

I was in a bit of a rush the evening I made this image as the light was fading quickly and walking along “The Shore Path” I wasn’t seeing a lot of interesting compositions.  Finally when I saw Balance Rock with the little rock piles on top I knew I could make something of it.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cathedral Grove


Cathedral Grove - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 80mm, f/14, 1s, ISO 50. 3 frame focus stack.
Cathedral Grove is a definite must visit for photographers visiting Vancouver Island.


Towering Giant - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 40mm, f/14, 1/20s, ISO 50.  5 frame focus stack.
This is one of the largest trees in Cathedral Grove.


Cathedral Grove - Phase One XF, IQ 3 100, 40mm, f/14, 1/3s, ISO 50.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

3 Lillies


3 Lillies - Phase One XF, IQ3 100mp, 120mm, f/9, 1/25s, ISO 100, 25 frame stack.

Its pretty hot here in San Jose now but it was beautiful at 6 AM this morning.  These three Lillies were already open and with such an obvious composition ready to go, it didn’t take much to convince me to bring out the big camera.  There was a little wind which was a challenge given the slow shutter speed and the 25 frame stack but I mostly got around it by holding a giant piece of plywood on one side to shield against the wind.