Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Here's an image for all my friends who are heading to some place tropical.  Have fun guys.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Resting King

Resting King - 1DX, 200-400 @ 560mm, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200
Its a beautiful Sunday here in San Jose.  The sun is shining and its going to be a hot day, 32 degrees (89 for your Fahrenheit folks) so perfect to fire up the Big Green Egg and then lay back and rest like this Lion.

This Lion is one of two brothers (I think) that formed an alliance and whom we found and photographed on our 5th day at Sandibe in the Okavango Delta.  It was early-ish in the morning (about 9:30 AM), so rather than be fully asleep they did eventually get up and walk around.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Joy - 5D3, 400 2.8 II, f/4, 1/640s, ISO 100
Its the beginning of a long weekend, no work next week and the best part is all my colleagues are off too, so no mountain of email to come back to.  This pretty much sums up how I'm feeling right now.

A couple of week's ago, we launched an update to the Nik Collection that included an improved and updated version of Analog Efex Pro.  One of the neat things about AEP is that you can use it for small subtle effects too.  I used just a touch of zoom blur and vignetting on this image (non destructively using Photoshop Smart Objects of course) to bring the focus to the Penguin without the effect being over-powering.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Leopard and his Tree

Leopard and his Tree - D800e, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/4, 1/800s, ISO 100
Leopards love trees, they like resting in them, looking out over their territory but more importantly they like to haul a kill up onto a tree.  This latter reason is one of the more interesting.  By being able to pull a kill that nearly twice their body weight up a tree the Leopard can then enjoy its meal in peace without having to fight off Lions or Hyenas.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sand Sea

Sand Sea - Sony RX10 @ ~35mm equiv., f/4, 1/1600s, ISO 320
A sand sea (also called Erg, or dune sea) is a wind swept desert with little vegetation.  I made this image on the flight back from the coast in the early morning.  The lines of the ridges stretch out for hundreds of kilometers, north/south.