It was one year ago I got married on the beach of Neko Harbor in Antarctica. I was single for a long – long time. I was busy raising kids and then galavanting round the globe doing photography. Then I was lucky enough to meet Debra. She is an amazing woman with he biggest heart I have ever seen or felt. Plus she gets me. She loves photography as much as I do and she like playing on computers. We get a long like two peas in a pod as they would say. So, one day after dating for like 5 years I told her if she got a passport I would take her to Antarctica and marry her. Because she was born in Germany to US parents while they were in the service it was hard to find the birth certificate paperwork. Well guess what, one day the passport showed up and being a man of my word we headed of to Antarctica on one of my photo workshops there and had the most incredible wedding on a beach with 60 photographers and hundreds of penguins. I can’t even describe how cool that was and how memorable the event was. Well this week I am taking Debra to Hawaii for a warm weather one year anniversary. So, when I have internet and some time I’ll be posting from Hawaii and the islands on=f Maui and Molokai.
I am going to Iceland in a few weeks and it is winter in Iceland. Truly an amazing time of year to see Iceland. This image was made last June in the Highlands. An area most tourists don’t go and when you drive into the area it is like being on another planet.
On my last trip to Iceland we chartered a helicopter for the day. This is one of the abstracts from that shoot. Iceland looks so different from the air. This is part of the run off from higher elevations snow.
Last spring I visited Buffalo, New York and participated in a workshop at Silo City. This is a complex of old abandoned grain elevators. I hired a model one day there and did a large number of images. it was good to get back to taking images of people. On this image I wanted to make the model levitate off the floor. It worked pretty well. It was fun too.
I spent the last few days in Austin, TX shooting with a new Olympus came. It was a solid three days of capturing various subjects. The camera the PEN-F has a real nice BW mode. This image I shot of a worker having a cigarette break in an alley.
Every now and then I like to play. Actually I like to play a lot. I was at the state fair last August and went to the carriage event in the arena area. I decided I’d take all images at long exposure. This meant using the motor drive and just trying to get focus correct and then to move the camera with the subject. I shot hundreds of images and a good deal of them didn’t turn out. But, every now and then you get a winner. Here is one I liked.
The Dolomites in Italy is an amazing area for a wide range of photography. Majestic mountains, incredible sunrises and sunsets and beautiful villages tucked away in little mountain hideaways. This image was made at sunrise and the Phase One IQ 180 back allowed the wide dynamic range to be captured. What an amazing location!