Taking a walk in the woods is always a nice thing to do, but with a camera it turns into an adventure. This was made while walking through Algonquin NP in Canada. As a photographer you train yourself to see the world in frames. You look around at the surrounding environment and try to see things as if they were framed in the viewfinder of a camera. You look, up, down, left, right and behind you. And, if you are lucky you see a shot. This one caught my attention and had all the elements of a defining image of fall. Color, a fallen birch tree, mushrooms, pine needles and color. I was dubious of such a strong horizontal of the tree going through the image but in the end I think it worked.
I thought I had scheduled my trip to shoot Fall Colors this year at the right time. However, because it has been so warm and dry this year the peak fall colors were about two weeks late. This meant I had to hunt for color. Or, as in this shot embrace the color as it changes. This image celebrates the color change.
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.
I just spent a week in Yosemite National PArk working on new Landscape Photography Tutorial for Luminous-Landscape. It was a tough week to shoot there because we had perfect seater fro tourists and not so for photographers. Sunny, bright and hardly any clouds. Never the less with William Neill’s help we made some good images. Here is one. I converted it to Black and white because it looked best. Shot with a 14mm lens to include foreground.
I just love the Olympus OM E1 camera. This is an image made while doing some camera testing in Zion National Park last weekend. This was shot with a 100-300mm zoom Panasonic lens. I have so many nice images from this park.
Somewhere deep in Mexico Michael Reichmann, Lars Svanstrom and myself wandered around for a few days this past week seeking out new and unusual locations that not too many gringos probably ever visit. We think we hit pay dirt. we are coming back with some magnificent images and we’re very excited about what we found. It was a cultural adventure too. We saw ow many people in the very rural areas live. What was so amazing is how nice everyone was and how well they treated us. Handshakes and smiles were the norm. So for the next few days enjoy some of my images from Mexico. This image was made along a lake from a high angle. I loved the look, reflections and birds.
This was shot in Scotland on a lake that some rich Scottish guy made just so it would remind his wife of a lake back in America where she was from. It’s one of those dream lakes. Perfect in so many ways. This shot was as if it was set up. Row boat, fall colors, subtle clouds. How could I go wrong? I was very conscious though of the ones and composition as I made this image. It works on many levels as a classic.