Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Stranger

Stranger - 5D3, 400mm, f/18, 1/320s, ISO 800.

One of these is not like the rest…

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Grey Go-away-bird

Grey Go-away-bird - 1DX, 560mm, f/10, 1/1000s, ISO 800.

The Grey Go-away-bird, also known as the Grey Lourie is native to the southern parts of Africa, including Botswana which is where I spotted this pair.  

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Frames

Frames - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32mm, ISO 35.

One from the archives, made just oner 5 years ago in 2014 in Namibia.  There are many aspects of this composition I like, from the combination of colors (blue, green, orange-yellow) to the various themes around frames, the main door frame, the room in the back and the ‘frame’ made by the shadow being cast.  

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Poser

Poser - Leica S007, 47mm, f/11, 1/180s, ISO 100.

Its World Penguin Day today, so its an excuse to share a cute penguin photo.  This is apparently also the day that Adelie Penguins (not the King pictured here) start their migration north toward the sea ice to get access to food.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Ice & Cloud

Ice & Cloud - Leica SL, 112mm, f/7.1, 1/1250s, ISO 125.

Happy Earth Day with an image of one of the relatively unspoiled regions of our planet, Antarctica.  While relatively unspoiled, it is still affected by human activity, from exploitation of wildlife in the early part of last century to climate change which continues to today.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

King in Morning Light

King in Morning Light - Leica SL, 280mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 400.

Today a King Penguin in beautiful, warm early morning light.  

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Emperor Portrait

Emperor Portrait - A7r3, 560mm, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 125.

Up close and personal portrait of an adult Emperor Penguin.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Icicles

Icicles - Leica SL, 121mm, f/8, 1/1250s, ISO 250.

Cool icicle details on the side of an iceberg in Antarctica.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Musee d’Orsay


A view of the Musee d’Orsay from a bridge with a lot of locks.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Iconic

Iconic - Leica Q2, f/8, 1/125s, ISO 100.
There is probably a 100,000 images of the Eiffel Tower made everyday, so I just focused on pictures of the kids while there, still couldn’t help but take a quick snap on the way out.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Inspecting the Damage

Inspecting the Damage - Leica Q2, f/5.6, 1/50s, ISO 100.

I was only going to take a picture of the damage, but then this old woman walked right up close almost as if she was inspecting it which I thought made the image more interesting.

Cats and Bird


It was Maya that pointed out these two fat cats sitting on the window as were quickly eating our lunch on the street below.  As the pigeons would walk across, the cats would carefully track their exact movement even though they were powerless to do anything about them.


Monday, April 01, 2019

Rancho San Vicente Sunrise

Rancho San Vicente Sunrise - Alpa STC, IQ4 150, 32mm, f/11, 1/30s, ISO 50.

I made this image yesterday at sunrise and it was looking like it was going to be a total bust.  I only had a little bit of time and wasn’t seeing anything I liked with California Live Oak and wildflowers when I started playing with this rock with lichen growing on it.  Initially I was shooting with the sun but on a whim I decided to shoot into the sun, not expecting much but in the end it turned out to be an interesting photo.  What drew me to the scene as in that in the first few minutes the sun first rises above the hills it bathes only portion of the landscape in warm light making for an interesting layering of light and color.