Tuscany offers so much more than just rolling majestic landscapes. This image was made in a small barnyard. This latch must have been around for 100 or more years. It tells its own story. What story does it tell you?
When we think of Tuscany we think of the big landscape and rolling hills. Tuscany also has a ton of small villages, mostly sitting on top of hills. They are just as photographic. This is the public well from on of those villages.
As you have seen from previous posts, i made a recent trip to the Kimberley region of Austrailia. Amazing doesn’t come close to describing what a great trip it was. we had a helicopter at our disposal (i wasn’t free) and it allowed us to go places and see things that weren’t possible without it. This is an image made from the helicopter of the Montgomery Reef and amazing place in the middle of the ocean off the coast of NW Austrailia.
Tuscany is known for never ending landscapes and rolling hells. There also numerous small towns and villages which offer unique and fun places to shoot. This is an image form a very small community. The wall just begged to be photographed. I love the expose brick and color of the wall plus the color of the window.
I spent 10 days recently in Tuscany. You have seen some of the images. There are more to come. After the PODAS workshop I was leading I spent a day in Rome with Art Wolfe doing a day in Rome photography. one of the places we visited and it was a very inspiring visit was to the Basilica. This is one of the most incredible building I have ever seen. I was immediately dropped into a Dan Brown novel as I toured this spot. This is one of the images I made looking up at the center of the building. Everywhere you looked there was symbolism and art. Just fantastic.
When I was in Sydney last month I would go out every morning before breakfast and just do street shooting. On two of those mornings it was foggy. Fog and rain always lend a different look to the city. This is an image I made showing the famous Sydney Opera House. The fog changed the look. The person added something to the shot. Made with a Fuji X1-Pro and a 55-200 zoom.
Ever wonder what holds up the great Sydney Bridge? this is an image of one of the four footings. Can you imagine the size of the wrench needed to tighten these big nuts? Actually I like the geometry and feel of this. Sometimes man made things are so much fun to shoot images of.
I have returned from an amazing trip in the Kimberley, Australia. This was an incredible area of magnificent beauty. The trip was aboard the True North a small and very cool cruise ship designed to explore this area of the world. We also had a helicopter on board that allowed us access to areas no one else could get to. So over the coming days you’ll be seeing some images from this trip. Today’s image was made in Broome, Austrailia before we started the trip.
So what did you do this morning? On this PODAS workshop during the morning of June 4th we woke up for a sunrise shoot as the True North cruised the Prince Regent River. We had coffee the Eggs Benedict on the bow of the ship. Then we turned a corner and saw these amazing waterfalls the King Cascade. The Captain then drove the boat into the falls and anyone that wanted to and there were a number of hearty souls were able to take a falls shower. Of course we had the Phase One cameras and waterproof housing as well as a lot of people taking photos of us. It was a blast. Then we got into the tenders and some people climbed to the top of the waterfalls and others went ashore to shoot the waterfalls and some of us went crocodile hunting (photography wise). That was followed by morning tea with tasty scones. Then some went on the helicopter to shoot rock art, and some went fishing. And, all of this was before lunch. What an incredible trip so far. What amazing images all of us are getting. Lots of fun. And now it is lunch time.
In less than 24 hours we will begin our PODAS workshop on the True North in the Kimberley region of Austrailia. This will be an amazing adventure. Here is the True North at dock prepping for our trip. We won’t be able to post much during the trip. Here is the link to the True North Facebook page. You may be able to find daily pictures of our activities there.https://www.facebook.com/northstarcruises
While visiting Tuscany I loved visiting churches. These are usually very old structures and they have some very unique settings. This is a church I visited in a small village that had the crucifix hanging from the ceiling. And, when you looked up you got an incredible backdrop.
During our PODAS photography workshop in Tuscany we did take time to visit villages and cities so we could get a real feel of the Tuscany Landscape. One of these cities is Siena an absolutely beautiful old city that has a giant square or plaza. They are famous for the cathedral there as well as horse races. The above image was made by taking a number of images with the Fuji Pro X 1 and stitching them together.