Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Leopardess

The Leopardess - 1D4, 500mm, f/6.3, 1/320s, ISO 800.

I got up early and couldn’t sleep and so I worked on this image I made over 6 years ago in Tanzania.  I remember the afternoon well.  We spotted this Leopard up on a tree and she quickly came down, walked around, climbed on some fallen trees and generally looked around.  It also started to rain and we spent a good 45 minutes with her before moving onto a pride of lions.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Waves of Sand

Waves of Sand - Leica S 007, 30-90 @ 59mm, f/13, 1/4s, ISO 100.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Ripples - Leica S 007, 30-90 @ 50mm, f/13, 1/30s, ISO 100.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Catching Up

Catching Up - Leica SL, 280mm, f/8, 1/800s, ISO 100.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

View to the Ocean

View to the Ocean - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 115mm, f/11, 20s, ISO 50.

The view of the ocean sitting on that bench is so serene first thing in the morning.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Boat and Boathouse

Boat and Boathouse - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 75mm, f/10, 0.8s, ISO 50, 3 frame stack.

I really liked the color contrast in this scene.  I wanted to have both the Canoe and the boathouse perfectly sharp which was easy using the automatic stacking feature in the XF.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 150mm, f/11, 2.5s, ISO 50.

Signs of spring are everywhere with trees budding and flowers coming up.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great Tabular Icebergs

Great Tabular - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 75mm, f/8, 1/2000s, ISO 200.
Ice Cliff - Leica SL, 90-280 @ 195mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 160.
Great Tabular - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 75mm, f/8, 1/2000s, ISO 200.

One of the most incredible sights in the Southern Ocean are tabular icebergs.  They are made from fresh water and are formed from having calved from an ice shelf.  We saw several that were over a hundred meters high and a kilometer long on the side.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cold Blue

Phase One XF, 75-150 @ 75mm, f/9, 1/1000s, ISO 400

Leica SL, 90-280 @ 209mm, f/8, 1/800s, ISO 6400

Fuji XT-2, 10-24 @ 10mm, f/8, 1/640s, ISO 1000

A series of 3 images of interesting ice from Antarctica.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

East Sooke Park

East Sooke Park - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 40mm, f/11, 6s, ISO 50.

When I got down to this pocket beach, I slowly made my way across it making photos.  I didn’t have my big overshoes or high boots so I wasn’t restricted in how far into the water I could go.  I found a nice set of rocks I could use a foreground and a portrait composition made the most sense, so I made that first.  

East Sooke Park - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 40mm, f/11, 6s, ISO 50.

 Then as I made my way farther down, I loved how this one tree with roots exposed was leaning out almost trying to touch the sky, but the foreground isn’t as strong.  Which do you prefer?