I have been and will be in Tuscany all week. I am leading a Phase One PODAS worksop tour. The weather has been excellent, the group great and the photography fantastic. I’ll be posting a lot of images over the coming weeks, but for now please enjoy this image of trees.
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.
I have been re-working some of my images using the update Capture One software 7.. I basically take images I worked on previously and run them back through the processor and they now come out even better. This is one of those images. It was shot on an IQ180 in New Zealand last December. I love the greens and details I was able to pull out of this shot. This was magical location.
You have seen an earlier post of the ice cave in Iceland in color. This a BW conversion I made using a new technique I am working on perfecting. While it doesn’t have all the brilliant blues the original has the BW does have a lot of tonality and detail.
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.
My last Iceland trip resulted in some very monochromatic images. It was kind of a grey trip and it didn’t provide a lot of color. So, this is another shot I made and then turned into BW sepia. It’s different with a kind of gritty feel and look.
About two years ago visited Olympic National Park for a week of photography with some very close friends. It was great week with a lot on nice images. This picture is indicative of the week. Lots of waterfalls and lots of green.
A few posts back I published an image of the Bean in Chicago. I was there on a walk about with my son Scott. I was looking to see and shoot something different and I asked Scott to pose. Here is the result. Kind of different and I toned the image a sepia color to add to the image overall. I like it and it makes you stop and look.
I’ll switch gears from my typical landscape images and return to my rust and decay series. This is a shot of a handle on a boxcar at a railroad yard. I liked the color and geometry as well as the hint of rust.
I love Iceland. If that is not obvious from previous posts I don’t know what is. This is another Iceland shot made with the IQ260 and the 240mm lens. It has layers and a great feel to it. I just love it.