I arrived in Cologne Germany with my business partner and fellow photographer Michael Reichmann yesterday. We are here to cover Photokina, the worlds largest photo show. As I always like to do in a city I visit is grab my camera and go out shooting. I took the Olympus EM-1 out yesterday and made quite a few nice images. This one of a boy playing with a balloon with his dad was the winner. I shot it wait a 100-300 lens on the camera and that allowed me to shoot from across the street without them knowing. Bottom line is spontaneity.
I am happy to announce the opening of a one man show of my work at The Tarkington Towers Gallery, this Friday September 12, 2014. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Please come on by and visit and enjoy some real good wine and cheese. I’ll have a large number of 30×40 inch and larger images on display. these are images made from both polar regions as well as places in between. The Location is 4000 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN. The show runs through October 8th. See you there!
Where on earth can you find colors like these. The Palouse is like the color chip rack of a paint store. The is a classic example of the natural beauty in the Palouse during the harvest. Freshly plowed fields next to fields that have just been harvested. And, for a real treat you should see this place in the spring time.
While in the Palouse I have a favorite place I like to visit every time. It is an old Texaco Station that was moved to a location of a mechanic. He also has collected a large number of old trucks. You could spend several hours at this location shooting all there is on the property. This is a long lens shot I mad of the truck cabs.
The Palouse a small corner of Southeast Washington is a beautiful region that attracts photographers in the spring and during middle to late August. It has one of the richest soils in the country and it’s an area that is famous for growing wheat and other similar crops. I have visited the Palouse many times and it always provides me with a ton of new images a sit is a dynamic landscape, always changing. This is one of the more iconic pictures of the Palouse. A hillside, harvester and windmill. Shot with a Fuji XT-1.
The Palouse Harvest is all about big open fields, perfect skies and harvesters bringing in the grain. The drivers and farmers of the harvest work endless days drive combines through the fields. This image was captures with a long lens from the top of Steppe Butte one of the highest points in the Palouse. I think it explains itself.
One of the things that make the Palouse so special are the surprises it offers up. I am in the Palouse all week leading Rockhopper workshop. We will be visiting many places and shooting the wheat harvest. However we will also be visiting abandoned homes and cars that are dotted all over the Palouse. It’s great fun. This image is an old house I found and then worked in post processing. I did a single image tone map then using silver effects pro did a fun BW toned conversion. Shot with a Fuji XT1.