While photographing in Death Valley I visited the Artist Pallet are to shoot sunset. There on the side of the road was this motorcycle guy leaning back on his bike watching the mountains light up in all the magic they do. I went p to take pictures and I started talking to this guy. Turns out he has been cruising the highways for 17 years. everything he owns or needs is packed on the back of this bike. I asked if he would pose for some shots and he was more than cooperative. This is the result of the shot. I did some post work on this image in Photoshop to make it a bit different.
Ever wonder what the side of a giant 50 foot high iceberg looks like? Well here it is. Traveling in Antarctica we convinced our captain of the boat we were cruising on the get us as close to cool icebergs as he cold. He was more than happy to help us. This is the side of an iceberg and it is just beautiful with the color and things happening. You can see melting, re-freezing and a gorgeous random texture. This was shot from around 50 feet away using a 70-200mm zoom on a Canon 5dII.
I love penguins, who doesn’t? This image was made in Antarctica on an island. There was just this one lost should penguin taking a walk. Kind of gives a feel for the loneliness of the place and the beauty.
For the next few days I’ll be posting images from my previous three trips to Antarctica. It’s the ultimate adventure and I will be making a trip there in 2013 and 2014. People ask if there is one place I like the most in all my travels where would it be. Simple answer – Antarctica. There is truly no place like it anywhere. The images I have taken there and sites I have seen will be with me to the day I die. Truly an amazing place to visit. This shot was made in the Gullet. Usually Ice choked we were able to navigate it on one of the most incredible bright days and still days ever. The water was as smooth as a mirror. The sky a deep blue that was astonishing. And the ice and reflections were so fantastic. I will post more from the Gullet and elsewhere. Hope you enjoy this.
Antarctica when it gets mean is really mean. Here you can see a storm approaching and giant icebergs in the foreground. Taking pictures in Antarctica is an amazing experience. Photo rich environment doesn’t come close. Dynamic ever changing. This image was shot with a long lens 200mm on a Canon 5dII.
This is an image I shot in Alaska. What a great and wonderful state to photograph in. There is a certain quirkiness found there. You drive down the roads and strange things just present themselves. On one of my trips to Denali I took a moment to shoot off to an old train museum. Where else can I find rust and decay? While I enjoyed shooting there, next door I found an airplane junk yard. And in this junk yard was just an old plane cockpit. I don’t know where the rest of the plane was, but this is the shot of the cockpit. Kind of has a lot to say.
I have a collection of images made in old and abandoned trains. I try something new once in a while and sometimes an idea works. This shot was made of multiple images stitched manually together to form this picture. This was a from a number of train cars I found abandoned in a filed not to far from my home. They have since been moved and no longer there. It was such great place to shoot in once and a while.
I am off to Copenhagen today through JFK. I have a busy week doing a number of different things while in Denmark, I will be prepping the launch for the 2013 PODAS workshop series as well as meeting with internal depts. and some special customers. Should have some cool shots of Copenhagen to share along the way. This image was made in the Round Tower. A cool place to visit. Back in the old days the King made this so he could drive his carriage to the highest point in Copenhagen and view his kingdom. I have walked up this path to the top and all I can say is poor horse. I do love the light and how it plays with the walls and arches.
Buenos Aires is a very interesting city to visit. Beautiful and sometimes dangerous but also mysterious. The shipyard area which is dangerous so I am told is cool place to take pictures but probably not the greatest place to visit. No one told me that though. So, liking rust and all I came across docks full of rusty boats and if they weren’t at the docks someone drove them down the river, grounded them and walked away. An awful lot of junk and rust and you know how I like rust. This is one of the resting hulks. Always wish I knew the back story. How did it get there, when, why etc.
Near Saugutuck, Michigan there a cool antique store called Sunrise Junque. I have been going there for years and will soon make a book from this interesting place. Here’s a shot from a few years ago. I think they go and buy old amusement park things as well as tons of other stuff. They spread it all out and it is a photographers dream to shoot there. Not to mention I have come home with some cool stuff over the years.
More from my Sunday shoot. This was shot in one of the corners of this cool antique shop. The owner has great taste on merchandising and had many little and large areas set up great for wonderful photography, not to mention purchasing of some rare items. And, hue knew how to light the areas too.