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.
Tuscany landscapes have building in them. Stone elegant buildings. You actually figure ways to use these building in your images. This is a shot done at sunset where the buildings do a lot to make the image. All I can say are the sunsets are so colorful and the light just begs to be photographed. I shot this with a Phase One IQ260 that has a lot of dynamic range capability and allowed me to keep detail in highlights and shadows. It would have been hard to make this shot with a DSLR camera.
Seems that one thing that is very noticeable in Tuscany are the trees. These in most cases are Cedar trees that dot property borders and hillside peaks. These trees are sometimes group as in this picture. This set of trees is very iconic in Tuscany and at almost any time of day you can find tourists shooting this location. The trick is to get there at the right time of day and catch it at sunset or sunrise with soft warm light and hopefully as in this image some nice clouds.
So many places to shoot images that are keepers in Tuscany. This image was made from a spot we found along the side of the road. we were looking down into this valley and just as were getting the cameras ready the whole valley lit up. I immediately rush and started shooting. The results are perfect. Very different shooting here but a new experience that has it challenges. I love it.
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.
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.
This image was made on another cold and windy evening. The sky was so dramatic. The surf was crashing all around us. I waited and then took a long exposure of the scene to blur our and smooth the water. The shot in color was just to blue and grey from the mist and no light. So I converted it to black and white and it worked great. Shot with a Phase One IQ260 and 55mm lens 40 seconds.
We moved a bit further North this afternoon and spent sunset at a frozen Waterfall. This was shot with a Phase ONe IQ260 and made from 4 images through a 240mm lens. I am trying to do long lens shots to see Iceland differently when I can.
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.
I am getting stoked to go back to Iceland in 5 weeks. So it’s fun to go through all my previous images and see what I have shot before. This is one image from one of the many geo thermal fields that can be found in Iceland. They look very unique. Too bad you can’t smell how bad they are. Like two million rotten eggs.
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.