Oh how I love Iceland. Every time I visit Iceland I end up with incredible images. This past March I was there and it was still quite winter. I used a long exposure from a cliff to capture the drama of this shot. t works so well in B&W.
I am off to Antarctica for a few weeks. This is my last trip crossing the Drake by boat for a few years. all my other trips will be done by flying over the Drake. As you can probably tell if you follow this blog, I love the Antarctica region. I have never been anywhere on the planet that has so much to offer in photography. The environment changes so it is hard to do a cliched image. I’ll be aboard the Polar Pioneer with around 50 other photographers from all over the world. This is the beginning of summer for that area and hopefully we’ll see penguins with fresh laid eggs. When I go back again in January I hope to see the chicks. I am anxious to shoot some of the same locations in a few months to see how much they have changed. If you follow me on Facebook, I have set it up so there will GPS posting to our location and where we are throughout the journey. I’ll have no internet or cell coverage or even email during the trip. Most likely will need therapy for email withdrawal on my return.
So, I haven’t disappeared I have just gone shooting. See you with new posts when I get home.
When I show friends my images of Scotland they can’t believe it as ,pst of the time in Scotland it is grey and cloudy and dull. I had a week of incredible light last year and I took full advantage of it. Here is an image made at surmise with a lake that was mirror flat. It was an beautiful morning with splendid images.
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Arriving at this location we faced a gigantic and very long glacier or ice wall. It is actually part of the permanent ice pack on Svalbard. zThere must have been a hundred waterfalls flowing from this place. This one image is showing a waterfall of about 50 feet coming out of a glacier as water carves it way through the glaciers. Some of the other waterfalls come of the top. I have pictures of those too so you’ll see them somewhere along the way. Pretty amazing to see all of this.
From the same train yard as yesterdays image was made comes a pile of rusty shit. I love rust and decay. This pile of old rusty things was art in itself. I popped the image in post processing and I love depth and gritty feel it gives.
In April 2013 I spent some time in Italy and the Tuscany region. An amazing area with lots of images. This is an image from a day in Rome. After the workshop a few of my friends and I spent a day shooting all over Rome. It was one of those picture perfect, weather perfect days. This a shot done at the Colosseum. What an amazing structure and to think it was constructed so long ago. If the walls could tell stories it would be fascinating.
I live in a nice community north of Indinapolis. It was voted by Forbes and Money magazines as the best place in America to live this year. I have now begun a personal project to photograph the community and show all the nice things about it. This is the first image of many that I’ll publish and eventually I will do a gallery on this sit of images. This a shot of the Perfroming Arts Center, a magnificent building inside and out that is at the end of my street.
While walking and doing street photography in Sienna, Italy I saw these guys painting and after watching for a while saw an image forming. I shot a number of images in sequence at different zooms and positioning until I got the image I liked. Here it is. Simple and colorful.
On one of my many trips into Death Valley I experienced a huge dark storm that was making its way across the valley. I had to stop the car and shoot this image. I have been in Death Vally on numerous occasions and on a number of those I experienced storms. I must be bad karma.
I have fallen in love with Tuscany. As a photographer I could spend weeks there visiting and exploring villages and eating great food and drinking fine wine. Quite the place to kick back and relax. This is is image of one of the many old streets in Sienna, Italy.
Here is another Tuscany image. I promised a lot of Tuscany pictures. This was made from a distance with a 55mm lens on a Fuji X-Pro. It was a nice evening for a sunset. Earlier in the day I shot the chapel that is in this image close up.