Sunday, March 31, 2019

Cloudy Pool

Cloudy Pool - Phase One XF, IQ3 100, 40mm, f/14, 1s, ISO 50.
Its always tempting to make the big, beautiful waterfall the subject, but here I like that Selfoss becomes the background, allowing the little cloudy pool of water surrounded by splashes of color to e the main subject.  I made a similar image from the same shoot in black & white a while ago but I think I prefer this color one.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

World at our feet

World at our feet - Phase One XF, IQ4 150, 120mm, f/8, 1/40s, ISO 100.

There is an incredible world of colors, textures and shapes right under our feet, just waiting to be explored.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Reflected Lines

Reflected Lines - X1D, 21mm, f/12, 1/90s, ISO 400.

I like how the streaky clouds ‘reflect’ the striations on the rock.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tip Toe Tree

Tip Toe Tree - Sony A7r3, 24mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.
When Maya saw this image, her first reaction was that ‘it looks like that tree is going to tip toe away’, which gave me the caption for it.  

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Stone in Wave

Stone in Wave - Phase One XF, IQ4 150, 50mm, f/8, 1/3s, ISO 50.

A very simple concept, but interesting at different levels.  At the higher level (which is all you’ll see in an online image), its a stone sitting along the curve left by a wave on a beach and one might even wonder why it isn’t monochromatic.  But when you zoom in, there is an incredibly complex variety of colors and sizes of the pebbles that make up the sand on the beach and then color becomes very important.

Monday, March 18, 2019


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 - 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


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.