Monday, March 18, 2019

Hungry

Hungry - Sony A7r3, 560mm, f/11, 1/500s, ISO 320.

I am chuffed (learned some British slang recently :) ) to release another portfolio image from my trip to visit the Emperors last fall.  I had to make a bit of a heavier crop than I usually like to get the framing right, but the resulting image still makes for a delightful 20”+ print.  

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bones

Bones - Phase One XF, IQ4 150, 120mm, f/8, 1/40s, ISO 100.

The remnants of a coral-like algae.  I’m still not sure I’m completely sold on the black & white version.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Mask


A throwback to almost exactly 6 years ago when I was in Venice for Carnival and the masks.

Valley of Fire SP

Valley of Fire SP - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 50mm, f/12, 1/13s, ISO 100.

There wasn’t color in the sky but the intense vermillion of the late sun hitting the rocks still made for beautiful imagery.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Mist and Waterfalls

Mist and Waterfalls - Phase One XF, IQ4 100, 75mm, f/9, 3s, ISO 100.

A different view/shot of Dettifoss, staying away from the main waterfall but instead going for the mist and the surrounding area.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Three Shells

Three Shells - Phase One XF, IQ4 150, 120mm, f/11, 1/6s, ISO 50.

I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that while I’ve been visiting Point Lobos for years, its only today that I photographed at Weston Beach.  Wow, have I been missing out!  Weston Beach is probably the best place I’ve visited for intimate or abstract landscape photography.  You just keep tripping over interesting compositions, definitely a place to visit when its overcast and the light is soft.  It was a virtually cloudless morning on the coast so I didn’t have a lot of working time and had to use my body as a light shade for scenes like this one.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gnarled Oak

Gnarled Oak - Alpa STC, Phase One IQ4 150, 23mm, f/8, 1/13s, ISO 50.
Another one from last night, this time with an ultra wide angle and in black & white.  I like this composition and it’s one I will definitely revisit with the hopes of a colorful sky.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lit Oak

Lit Oak - Alpa STC, Phase One IQ4 150, 90mm, f/8, 1/40s, ISO 50.

After a nearly 5 month wait, I received my new Phase One IQ4 150 digital back yesterday and took it out for a spin this evening.  While I have little need for 150 megapixels, I was excited for much improved performance with technical camera lenses.  I wanted to photograph the California Live Oaks near the house, especially with an ultra wide angle and while I did, I think I liked this one I made with the 90mm better.  I walked across this scene just as the sun was about to set, kissing the limbs of the tree with its last light.  I didn’t really like the rock while I was making the image but looking at it now it doesn’t bother me as much, what do you think?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Ice Jellies

Ice Jellies - A7r3, 16mm, f/22, 1/50s, ISO 100.

I didn’t see it at first, but these trapped bubbles in the ice are kind of like abstract moon jellies.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Highlands Sunset

Highlands Sunset - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 80mm, f/14, 1/8s, ISO 50.
A colorful sunset in the highlands of Iceland.  I think what I like the best is that little cloud over the mountain in the distance, it echoes the framing clouds at the top nicely.