One of the prettiest places I have visited in recent years is the Dolomites in Italy. There are so many beautiful landscapes to photograph. One morning w did a sunrise shoot along a road with this church and small village in the foreground. It was one of those grand sunrises as you can see.
I have been spending what little spare time I have organizing my photos from the last few years. It’s a mammoth task and one I say I will stay on top of from now on. Here’s to hoping I do. This is an image I found shot 2 years ago in New Zealand. This a tree that is photographed a lot. I guess because it sits out in this filed and a small pond by itself. Once again I saw it in B&W.
Iceland is a magical land with so much beauty, that as a photographer it’s hard not to take fantastic images. There are mountains, valleys, seascapes, glaciers, icebergs and the list goes on. What I like is waterfalls. There are hundreds and they are a lot of fun to photograph. There are waterfalls that will astound in you size and the amount of water flowing over them. This waterfall is one I found driving around Iceland and I stop by it each and every time I’m there. I have done panos here, had rain, snow and blue sky. This image is one I like because it has what I call the Iceland Sky. Gray and foreboding. I shot this at a 10th of a second and with a Phase One 28mm lens. Had to go to real low ISO as well as F/22 to get a slow enough shutter to blur the water. Because of the curved element of the lens I couldn’t use a ND filter. I have shot this at longer shutter speeds where the water really blurs and higher where it is frozen. This shutter speed is just right.
I am running a workshop in Iceland next June going places other photo workshops don’t go. If you want a real treat and some incredible images join us. I’ll be doing this workshop with Daniel Bergmann my friend and one of the best landscape photographers I know. Check it out at The Rockhopper Workshops Page.
Scotland – land of the castle. This image is of the famous Castle Stalker. I have shot this castle at different times of the day and with different tides. This image was made late afternoon at low tide.
I love Chicago. It’s one of the best cities to do Street Photography. So much is happening everywhere you look. The Chicago River has a lot of traffic on it not to mention some great architecture on its shore. I like this shot as it is Chicago and the Chicago River.
There is no place with more finicky weather than Scotland and Ireland. when it is nasty it is just plain nasty but when it is nice you get the light that dreams are made of. This was made during a wonderful week of photography in Scotland. I am leading a workshop there this November with Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish who I consider to be some of the best landscape photographers there is. Stop on over to Luminous-landscape.com and check the Scotland and other workshops out.
One of the most magical and photographic places I can think of is New Zealand. I love NZ and it’s no wonder the Hobit is filmed here. There are some of the coolest places anywhere to shoot pictures. This one is one of my favorites. It’s about an hours drive from Queenstown.