Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cry for Food

Cry for Food - A7r3, 560mm, f/10, 1/800s, ISO 100.

Last October, I was waiting in Ushuaia in anticipation of getting on a ship and sailing to Snow Hill Island to photograph Emperor Penguins.  Today I find myself waiting to get on a ship headed to pack ice in the arctic circle to search for Polar bears.  I’m finding greater excitement and anticipation on a wildlife photography trip than a landscape one these days.  There is no connectivity on the ship (a good thing), so talk to folks in about 10 days!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dunes of Stokksness Beach

Dunes of Stokksness Beach - Alpa TC, 35mm, f/14, 1/10s, ISO 50.

I love the black dunes of Stokksness beach.  I’ve been to this place a couple of times but have still not made it down to the water, always caught up in other things to photograph on the way.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Brick and Bark

Brick and Bark - Sony RX100 VI, f/4.5, 1/100s, ISO 125.

I like the contrast of the regular patterns with the red brick and glass along with the irregular limbs of the trees.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Back to Back

Back to Back - A7r3, 272mm, f/10, 1/320s, ISO 100.

This pair of Emperor chicks decided to walk right up to our group and pose for several minutes, one of the highlights of the entire trip.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

T.A. Moulton Barn

T.A. Moulton Barn - Canon 5D2, 50mm, f/11, 0.4s, ISO 100.

I went digging into Lightroom looking at images I made on my first visit to Grand Teton in the summer fo 2011 and found this image fo the iconic Thomas Alma Moulton Barn which I had never worked on.  I recall having  some incredible, dramatic skies during that trip, though there was always too much cloud cover in the evenings for a colorful sunset.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Lines of Ice and Water

Lines of Ice and Water - A7r3, 400mm, f/18, 0.6s, ISO 100.
An almost abstract image made from a detail of GoĆ°afoss in northeast Iceland.  I made this one on my second visit to Iceland which was last winter.  After getting tired of capturing the big dramatic landscapes, its those intimate detail shots that keep things interesting.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dancing Trees

Dancing Trees - Alpa STC, IQ180, 1s, ISO 35.

Another one from Namibia from over 5 years ago, this time in black & white.  I made this image in pre-sunrise as well but because of the direction I was shooting, the sky was a lot brighter and I remember deciding even then to push the exposure to go high key.  I prefer this composition to the one from yesterday because this one is much more balanced (in the ratio of dune to sky in the background) and with the two trees in the middle, there’s a bit of pseudo symmetry.  The title ‘dancing trees’ comes from my older daughter who says the forms of the tree reminds her of dancers.  I am adding this image to my portfolio on my site: https://www.akimagery.com/namibia.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Dead Valley

Dead Valley - Alpa STC, IQ180, 1/4s, ISO 35.

One of my favorite images in my portfolio is of a similar composition but captured at sunrise when the sun had lit the dune in the background but left the valley floor in shadow.  As I was looking back at those images I saw this one which I had made before the sun had come up which accentuates the cracked mud of the floor.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Serene Antarctica

Serene Antarctica - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 110mm, f/11, 1/1000s, ISO 200.

You have soaring, snow covered mountains whipped by clouds and wind, but when I look at this scene in the Gerlache Strait, what I feel is a calm serenity.  What a beautiful place! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Gold and Blue

Gold and Blue - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 105mm, f/9, 1/1000s, ISO 100.

This is what happens when you mix the warm, filtered morning sunlight with ice and glaciers in Antarctica.  Just another morning in Wilhelmina Bay.