Thursday, December 22, 2016

Antarctic Storm

Antarctic Storm - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 75-150 @ 75mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 50.

Gotta love the weather in the Southern Ocean, its storming one minute, beautiful the next and all with exquisite, dramatic light.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Floe to Floe

Floe to Floe - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 240mm, f/10, 1/800s, ISO 100.

A raft of Gentoo Penguins swim from one ice floe to another.  

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Shrouded in Cloud

Shrouded in Cloud - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 240mm, f/10, 1/500s, ISO 50.
I haven’t posted many images from Antarctica mainly because I’ve been through them trying to figure out what appeals to me and what I want to do with them.  I’ve also compared them to my images from my 2012 trip to South Georgia Island and I realized that my photographic style and eye has changed somewhat.  

The images that appeal to me from this trip can be classified into two categories: “light” minimalist landscapes like this one and grand ice-scapes with small interesting detail (usually wildlife).  The images from my 2012 trip that appealed to me were landscapes with Penguins in them.  As I’m going through my images, especially those grand ones with small interesting detail, I’m realizing that sharing them online via tiny screens is unsatisfying, I’ll need to make some big prints.  Co-incidentally, I received my Daydream VR headset this week and it turns out its a great way to experience these kinds of images.  Can’t wait for even higher resolution, higher gamut VR!

I made this image on an epic day in Antarctica.  Following an incredible landing on the continent at Portal Point, we cruised down Charlotte Bay filled with icebergs, clouds and dramatic light.  I made more images that day than any other for the Antarctic portion of the trip (the only other day I made more images was at St. Andrew’s Bay on the South Georgia Island portion of the trip).

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Beach, A Storm and A Rainbow

A Beach, A Storm and A Rainbow - Alpa STC, Phase One IQ 180, Rodenstock 32mm, ~f/11, 1/30s, ISO 35.

I remember that afternoon on a beach at Luskentyre well.  We walked over some dunes down to the beach and I was struck by the wildly colored, striated rocks.  I started making some images with them and then the storm in the distance picked up and looked like it was heading over.  Just as I decided to pack up, a beautiful complete rainbow appeared over the composition I had been working on.  Most of my images that day were in black & white but a rainbow deserves color.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Snow and Ice

Ice and Snow - 5D3, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 100.

And we’re off, hopefully I’ll be back in about 3 weeks with lots more images of ice and snow.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Head Shake

Head Shake - 5D3, 400mm, f/5, 1/640s, ISO 200.

To those disappointed with the outcome of the election, here's an adorable King Penguin shaking the water droplets off its head to cheer you up.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Curious Penguins

Curious Penguins - 5D3, 70-200 @ 70mm, f/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 100.

I’m continuing my journey to Ushuaia today, stopping off at Buenos Aires.  While my last trip was Penguin filled, I’m hoping and expecting that I’ll get to see and photograph a lot more icebergs this trip.  While South Georgia Island might be unmatched for wildlife, looking forward to that Antarctic Ice.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Penguin Posse

Penguin Posse - 5D3, 400mm, f/4, 1/1000s, ISO 200.
In a couple of days I’ll be returning to one of my favorite places on the planet, South Georgia Island.  I had attempted to visit Antarctica in January 2015, but never made it there due to weather (it was a flying trip that involved landing at a Chilean base which was covered in dense fog).  So, now I’ll be sailing out of Ushuaia in a couple of days reaching both South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.  

Since I’ll have no internet during the 3 week voyage, I’ve got a couple of images from my 2012 trip to South Georgia and the Falklands to share the next few days until I get on the ship.  Today, its off to the airport to start the several flights to the very tip of South America, Ushuaia, Argentina.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Giraffe on a Stroll

Giraffe on a Stroll - D800e, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/7.1, 1/1000s, ISO 400.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Dune Sea

Dune Sea - RX10, ~35mm, f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 640.

Friday, November 04, 2016

So Many Layers

So Many Layers - A7r, Leica 90mm, ~f/8, 1/1600s, ISO 320.

I love making images that have several layers to peel back and explore.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Storm and Dunes

Storm and Dunes - A7r, Leica 90mm, ~f/8, 1/800s, ISO 100.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Rolling Clouds over Dunes

Rolling Clouds over Dunes - RX10, ~55mm, f/4, 1/1600s, ISO 250.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow - RX10, ~24mm, f/4, 1/1600s, ISO 320.

I love the long shadows from first morning’s light.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Callas in Monochrome

Callas in Monochrome - Leica S Type 007, 30-90 @ 63mm, f/5, 1/60s, ISO 400.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Callas - Leica S Type 007, 120mm, f/2.5, 1/180s, ISO 100.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Leaping Impala

Leaping Impala - 1DX, 560mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 800.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Reed Buck Impression

Reed Buck Impression - 1DX, 513mm, f/45, 1/8s, ISO 320.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spot the Leopard

Spot the Leopard - 5D3, 24-70 @ 24mm, f/9, 1/160s, ISO 100.

A little like “Where’s Waldo”, there’s a Leopard on a branch looking out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Playing in the Mud

Playing in the Mud - 1DX, 560mm, f/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 200.

This little guy looks like he’s having a blast playing in the mud.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Flying Reedbuck

Flying Reedbuck - 1DX, 560mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 800.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stalking in the Bush

Stalking in the Bush - 1DX, 200-400 @ 316mm, f/32, 1/6s, ISO 100.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Careful Step

A Careful Step - 1DX, 436mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 1600.

Leopards unlike other cats not only like the water but are strong swimmers.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cheeky Moose

Cheeky Moose - D800e, 70-200 @ 175mm, f/4, 1/200s, ISO 1600.

I just know that Moose is making fun of me for standing there in the cold rain to make a photo.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Lines in the Sand

Lines in the Sand - 645Z, 28-45 @ 45mm, f/14, 1/25s, ISO 100.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bridge and Stream

Bridge and Stream - A7r2, 24-70 @ 30mm, f/10, 6s, ISO 100.

Sun Star

Sun Star - 645Z, 80-160 @ 80mm, f/32, 1/50s, ISO 100.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lush Forest

Lush Forest - A7r2, 24-70 @ 24mm, f/10, 6s, ISO 100.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Logs and Water

Logs and Water - A7r2, 70-200 @ 87mm, f/11, 0.8s, ISO 100.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

So Much Green

So Much Green - A7r2, 24-70 @ 30mm, f/10, 6s, ISO 100.

Wish I had the time this fall to head up to the Pacific Northwest for some waterfall photography, sadly looking back at old photos will have to suffice.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Huddled Gorilla

Huddled Gorilla - 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/320s, ISO 6400.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Patterns in Waves

Patterns in Waves - 645Z, 28-45 @ 28mm, f/13, 0.4s, ISO 100.

Chest Thumping Silverback

Chest Thumping Silverback - 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/640s, ISO 12800.

Another brief moment during a chest thump.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Singing Gorilla?

Singing Gorilla? - 645Z, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/320, ISO 1600.

Not exactly singing, but captured a brief moment during chest thumping. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tree to Tree

Tree to Tree - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/3.2, 1/320s, ISO 2500.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Holding On

Holding On - 1DX, 70-200 @ 105mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 640.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Look of Contemplation

Look of Contemplation - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 2000.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

In Awe

In Awe - 1DX, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 2500.

There must be something incredibly exciting going on in the forest canopy that has this Chimp in awe.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Shadow Line

Shadow Line - Leica S 006, 30-90 @ 48mm, f/9.5, 1/180s, ISO 100.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Beach Boulder Trio

Beach Boulder Trio - 645Z, 28-45 @ 28mm, f/14, 73s, ISO 100.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Rising Steam and Clouds

Rising Steam and Clouds - 645Z, 28-45 @ 28mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Wizard's Hat

Wizard’s Hat - 645Z, 28-45 @ 31mm, f/11, 30s, ISO 100.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Bubbling Spring

Bubbling Spring - 645Z, 28-45 @ 28mm, f/6.3, 1/200s, ISO 200.

This spring started bubbling right around when we drive by it.  If it weren’t Yellowstone where this is common, going up to it at that point probably wouldn’t be the best idea.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Bleached Frame

Bleached Frame - Leica S, 30-90 @ 30mm, f/16, 1/180s, ISO 100.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Winding Serrano River

Winding Serrano River - Leica S, 30-90 @ 30mm, f/8, 1/2000s, ISO 100.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Lone Guanaco

Lone Guanaco - D810, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 64.

The Guanaco is a kind of like a Llama and native to arid regions of South America.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Grasses Among the Remnants

Grasses Among the Remnants - Leica S, 30-90 @ 30mm, f/13, 1/90s, ISO 100.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Charred Trees on the Hillside

Charred Trees on the Hillside - Leica S, 30-90 @ 36mm, f/11, 1/45s, ISO 100.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Posing Elephant

Posing Elephant - D800e, 70-200 @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 450.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Crossing Kudu

Crossing Kudu - D800e, 70-200 @ 170mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 140.