On our trip last week to Iceland we chartered a helicopter. Iceland from the air is a whole other world. We were able to open the door and the pilot did a great job getting us to the good locations. I think he has done this before. One of the things that becomes obvious quickly is the abstract of the landscape. This is a shot done of a river delta and the muddy waters. without a reference you wouldn’t know what you were looking at. Made with the Nikon D800E with a 24-70mm lens at 1600th of a sec.
I must apologize. No excuses, but I was super busy for the last few months on Luminous-LAndscape business. I literally was running out of hours in a day. So, I am now back and will do my best to get back to the routine of an image a day. Please accept my apologies for the long absence.
I’ll kick off the new images with a shot from last week when I was in Iceland leading workshop. It was a great workshop with some great people. The light lasted 24 hours a day and it was non-stop photography. One morning we woke up and it was grey and cloudy but none the less we headed to the Iceberg Lagoon to shoot sunrise. As it is with Iceland weather the whole grey sky changed in the 10 minute drive there. The clouds started to part and beautiful gold sun started to peak through. This is the shot of an iceberg with the sun common up. Oh my do I love Iceland. Made with a Nikon D800e and a 70-200mm lens.
Olympic National Park is a relatively short drive from Seattle and offers some amazing landscapes. It is special because it has a diverse micro climate. This creates an different weather pattern in various parts of the park. One part of the park is a rain forrest and they get a ton of rain. This is where your camera will fool you because you’ll never see greens like there are in ONP. This is a true I found along a hiking trail with some very nice light hitting it. IT was shot with a Phase One 60 mega pixel camera.
Here is another shot I did in New orleans. We were visiting a museum and next to it was an old library with all sorts of beautiful wood. I climbed the blocked off stairs of one portion of the library and turned around to see this. I loved the pulled back plastic, the backlighting and the window and railing. It just works really well.
I recently was in New Orleans scouting out locations for a workshop to be held in March 2016. I love New Orleans but for me most of my good memories are clouded as a result of partying bit too hard at Mardi Gras in my younger days. So, this time I got to see the city in a new light and clearer focus. This is an image I shot that I thought defined New Orleans. Street Cars are very popular although to me they don’t look very efficient. I liked this shot and because of the guy on the bike. I worked it a bit in post processing to get that old time look. Shot with a Fuji X-T1.
This is another of the moonrise from Antarctica. Yet this one os a tighter shot with a 600mm lens and then I did some special work on it. It turned out quite dramatic.
Ok, there are going to be a lot of iceberg images over the coming weeks, many of them in Black and White. This is a shot of two icebergs and I like the way they formed the composition. The gray sky and the blue of the bergs works well together.