I travel many places as you probably know. I am always amazed how the sky looks so much bigger out west. Why is that? Here’s proof. Shot in Monument Valley. We were shooting for a while with beautiful blue skies. This is notwhat a photographer wants, we want nice puffy clouds. Then within ten minutes this cloud shows up. Our Indian guides said the called up the cloud god just for us. Is there such a god? The guides took credit for the clouds and I’ll take credit for this photo.
I have passed this church many times while visiting Iceland. Each time I said to myself I’ll come back and photograph it. Then one day driving buy I saw the birds and the fog and decided it was time to stop and shoot the image. I just love the way this works. Hope you do too.
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
In Iceland as you travel the country you can’t help but notice small churches all with red roofs. Most of these are at great KODAK moment locations. One particular church sits on top of a large hill. I have some great shots of this church and it is in line to be published here. This shot is the interior of one church. I had my Phase One 60 megapixel back with me and I loved the way the light came in the window to light the bible. It is tach sharp to, because I used the large megapixel camera. You can read all the words in the bible.
Here is another image from the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon. I have also posted a gallery of Iceland Images under the gallery menu of this blog.
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.
Wow, I have been re-cataloging my images and also re-working them in the NEW Capture One 7 software by Phase One. here is another Antarctica PANO. This was one of my most amazing days alive. Words can’t describe the beauty of this day and location.
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.
Playing is so much in photography. Lots of times I’ll go someplace and try something different. I went to this rodeo a while back and I could have shot it like a Sports Illustrated event, sharp, stop action, or I could do something totally different. So, i decided to shoot the whole thing at slow shutter speeds. I wanted to be able to still define the subject (horses and people) but show the movement in the shot at the same time. I shot a lot of images and some worked and some didn’t. here is one that worked.
While in China last week we were at a restaurant and I saw all these metal pipe like devise in a corner. I asked what they were and got a demo. You take a cigarette and place it in a small holder at the bottom. Then you take giant deep breaths through the pipe. You get a large lung full of air. And exhale. personally it would have knocked me out. Seems that certain heavy smokers enjoy this.