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.
I enjoy photographing in Olympic National Park a lot. There is so much to shoot there. This image was made at the 2nd Beach location. It’s a short walk through the woods that dumps you onto this wonderful beach. Hang around for sunset and you’ll be treated to something special. This is an image made with a Phase One IQ160 with an ALPA camera. I did one exposure then processed it out at 2 stops over and under plus normal. It was the taken into PhotoMatix and tone mapped. What this does is recover the detail in highlights and shadows and then blends them together. A bit surreal and real at the same time.
It has been a little while since I have made a post on my blog and I apologize. I have been extremely busy on many projects. Right now I am in Scotland at Isle Of Skye. This is an amazing place. I am leading a photo workshop here with Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish. We have great group of attendees and even though we have had to deal with the famous Isle Of Skye weather we have been capturing some amazing images like the one above. Once I get back from this trip I’ll post more. I’ll try to post another tomorrow. This image I think almost looks Biblical. Hope you enjoy it. Made with a Phase One IQ160 digital back on an Alpa camera with 72mm lens.
I have posted other images here of waterfalls. Seems I shoot a lots of them. I have also posted images from Rickets Glen here. This place is in Pennsylvania. Great place. There are around 27 falls along two different trails. So, it is a 2 or three day trip to get the images and do it right. This is one of the falls there. I may be tempted to drive back there again this year.
I leave tomorrow for another adventure This time to Kimberley, Austrailia where I will be hosting 30 plus photographers on the True North cruise ship to do a photographic expedition into this amazing part of the world. Read about what we have planned by CLICKING HERE. Of course preparing for a trip like this takes lots of planning not to mention high end gear. Read about what is my bag at the LUMINOUS-LANDCAPE web site. Once I return I’ll have a ton of images to share. In the mean time please keep visiting. I’ll set posting up to be done automatically for a while.
Once again I present another image from Jökulsárlón, otherwise known as Iceberg Lagoon. This particular day was very still and the light was right, lots of ice, and I decided to try to capture the size and overall feel. This took over 14 images shot on a Phase One IQ160 back in vertical and then stitched together in Photoshop.
Iceland has so many great and beautiful places. Sometimes you think of just ice, but there are views like this that are just simple and beautiful.