Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Black-browed Albatross over the Southern Ocean

Black-browed Albatross over the Southern Ocean - 5D3, 70-200 + 1.4x @ 280mm, f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 400

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Early Morning on the Okavango

Early Morning on the Okavango - 1DX, 24-70 @ 24mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 1600
The Okavango Delta in Bostwana photographed during the first light of the day.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bear


Yep thats a person in a bear costume walking around in downtown Berlin.  That is all.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Happy Elephants

Happy Elephants - D800e, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/7.1, 1/100s, ISO 100
A group of Elephants happily make their way from one place to the next in the Okavango Delta, always looking for more food.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Milky River

Milky River - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/14, 1s, ISO 35
The milky gray Yoho River flows below Takakkaw Falls.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Man & Nature

Man & Nature - Leica M Monochrom, 50 Summilux, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 320
So much going on in this image made from a viewing deck at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  First there is the rocks with the Cormorants and Seals hanging out and a Pelican flying in.  Then there's all the people on kayaks out for a paddle on a nice day and finally a boat in the back with divers ready to get going.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Tusk

Tusk - 1DX, 200-400 @ 560mm, f/9, 1/60s, ISO 1600 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Redwoods

Redwoods - Sony A7r,  Leica 90mm Summicron, ~f/8, 0.5s, ISO 100
This is another image with some fairly difficult lighting that I was able to get away with only a minimum of post processing thanks to the VSCO Velvia preset.  I've also started trying out a different type of paper for my printing.  Yes I am one of those rare people these days that still prints images; I find viewing one's work on print to be much more satisfying than a computer screen.  The paper I'm using is the Canson Platine Fibre Rag.  So far I've mainly done color images with it and so far the results have been quite good.  The paper is fairly thick at 310 gsm and so has a nice feel to it.  I've printed a few images with subtle dark tones and so far they seem to be rendered faithfully with this paper on an Epson 4900.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sossusvlei Dune

Sossuvlei Dune - Sony A7r, Leica 90mm f/2 Summicron, ~f/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 400
I've messed with processing this image in Lightroom on and off for a couple of months but I could never the get colors to feel right for me.  This weekend, I re-started working with the VSCO presets for Lightroom and so decided to give it a try.  I got rid of everything I'd done to the image before, going back to a flat raw file and found that with just one click the Velvia 50- preset gave me almost exactly what I was looking for.  I didn't have to do much else other than crop and apply the "DR lows boost" tools preset.  In the end, it ended up being about 20 seconds in total of processing.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rocks and Joshua Tree

Rocks and Joshua Tree - Fuji XE-1, 18-55 @ 50.5mm, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 200