At certain times of year in Antarctica the days are very long. There are sunsets that blend into sunrises. There is color and beauty that you can only see at the bottom of the world. This is one of those typical sunset – sunrises. I am so looking forward to visiting there again later this year. For now it is off to Australia in a few days for what promises to be a great 2 weeks of photography.
Sometimes sunrises don’t have sun. They still offer a chance to shoot some nice images as in this image. We made it to the top of an overlook hill. We could see two different valleys. Fog was rolling in and changing the scene every few minutes allowing for a lot of picture taking. After viewing the images I selected this one as one that works well. Hope you enjoy it.
Holly cow no matter where I aim my camera I come up with a good shot in Tuscany. This was one of the sunrise morning images. Beautiful and gentle fog and subtle light. Made with a Phase One IQ260 and a 150mm lens.
I am totally in love with Tuscany. It’s a very different kind of landscape as it is big and broad and lacks a lot of foreground that I am so used to using in typical landscape shots. So, I rely on light and the composition to keep the eye moving in the right direction. This is some magic light. After an early morning sunrise shoot we were driving down the road and there was great light lighting up the hillside through breaks in the clouds. Made with the Phase One IQ160 camera with a 240mm lens.
I am in Tuscany now and before I start posting what I am sure will be a ton of great Tuscany images, I wanted to share an image from what I consider to be America’s Tuscany, the Palouse. This was made on one of those morning at sunrise with storms rolling in. The scene changed every few minutes and I feel this image has just so much going on in it.
The last two days have been very busy prepping for the PODAS Tuscany workshop that officially kicks off on April 21st. Tuscany is a landscape photographers dream. The villages and landscapes are exceptional. Tuscany also takes on a whole new look at dawn and sunset. This will be where we spend most of our time focusing our photography. We have early morning shoots as well as sunset shoots planned from Sunday through next Saturday. I’ll be posting images as often as I can so you can share our adventure through Tuscany. Please come back often and visit. For now I’ll leave you with the sunrise shot taken yesterday. Made with the NEW IQ260 and 240mm lens. This is turning out to me my favorite combination. The 240mm lens is one of the best lenses I have eve used. The sharpness and contrast is second to none. It’s going to be a long week and we have a great team and attendees from all over the world.
When I shoot somewhere I always try to se things different and avoid trying to shoot postcard type images. This is a classic landscape image. It includes a good foreground, sunset and a beautiful landscape. This was made in Monument VAlley and shot with a Phase One IQ180 at sunset. Gotta love the dynamic range.
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.
Sorry, it has been a few days since my last post. I strive to a post a day but sometimes regular life and work are moving too fast . I am back on a more even keel and don’t travel again for about a week. Then I am off to Utah. That should be a great trip. This image I made in Scotland a few months back. On the last morning in Scotland we drove by this location that for whole week was so fog shrouded you couldn’t see 20 feet. then bam, the day was perfect, clear and still. This was one of those magic moments photographers love. I remember standing there as the sun came up, the shadows changed and just kept saying wow!
Yes all wrapped up in one. A sunset that turns into sunrise. This was shot at Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon in Iceland. And, it is really amazing to see as sunset turns into twilight and then into sunrise. It is a feast for the eyes as colors chafe constantly
This another one of those images that you could probably never reproduce. It was shot at 2AM approximately and I was hanging around the iceberg lagoon shooting a ton of great images. Then the light came and boy did it come. I have a few dozen spectacular shots. Then it was gone , just like that. This was shot with a Phase One IQ 180 so the detail is amazing. I have a 4×6 foot image of one of the shots in this series in my office.
I have been in New zealand for a week now and just taking amazing images. Looking forward to sharing more as the weeks go by. This image was made at sunrise in Deer Park. An area used to make many of the Lord Of The Rings movies. Just incredible colors.