|Boat and Lighthouse|
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
I am not an urban decay photography by any stretch (though I make an exception for the sand covered ghost town of Kolmanskop in Namibia). I was familiar with all the rust photography opportunities at Grytviken on South Georgia Island but Deception Island was new for me. I made these two images on our final landing of the trip at Deception Island shooting through open windows. I know depth of field would be a challenge so I captured a focus stack (which is ridiculously easy with the Phase One XF). While working on the images I found all the little details from the layers of colors in the peeling paint to the various little wires and bits of metal fascinating in these images.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Kings on the Beach - Leica S007, 30mm, f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100.
One of my favorite images I made on my 2012 trip to South Georgia was when I laid on the ground and had a group of King Penguins walk right by me. I was amazed by how fearless they were. A similar thing happened my on my trip last year, this time at the beach at our landing site. We were surrounded by a group of King Penguins entering and returning from the water and just hanging around.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Look of Curiosity - Pentax 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 5000.
I was watching an episode of “Tales by Light” on Netflix and this one featured Art Wolfe and a segment on Mountain Gorillas. It reminded of the incredible time I had with these creatures, an experience I will not forget and one I will repeat in the future.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Lines and Texture - Leica S007, 30-90 @ 59mm, f/32, 1/8s, ISO 100.
When I saw the sun was about to come out, I had to quickly decide whether to use the first few seconds of morning light on dunes or to turn around incorporate the sun directly into a composition. Its amazing how fast the sun rises, this image was made in the first couple of seconds after the sun cleared the Sierra Nevada and within 45 seconds the sun was too high for interesting images.
Salt Crust - Leica S007, 24mm, f/22, 1/12s, ISO 100.
Another image from Death Valley last weekend, this time from the iconic Bad Water. Again, there was no spectacular sunset due to a lack of clouds but you get what you get. I’ve recently started playing more with putting the sun in the frame, especially when otherwise the background is a little dull. I captured this image about 15 seconds before the sun completely disappeared behind the Panamint mountains.