Well I am off on another adventure. This time I’ll be starting in Salvbard, Norway and shooting landscapes, wildlife and hopefully Polar Bears.
This adventure Starts on August 22nd and I’ll be back home September 5th. For the most part I’ll be out of Internet coverage and cell phone coverage, Most likely I’ll have email, cell phone withdrawal issues and hopefully this can be treated with some good therapy on board the shipI’ll be on. I should come back with lots of good photos. A few days after my return I head to the italian side of the Swiss Alps for the Dolomites PODAS workshop. Should have internet there though so I should be able to post images.
Stay Tuned for more. I’ll soon be announcing a whole series of Photo Workshops around the world in 2014.
On the way to the ball game in Indianapolis last week I saw this shot of a sculpture with the new Marriott hotel behind it. I lined it up in the viewfinder and shot. I like the contrasting colors and use of space. I will definitely go back and spend a bit more time with this view.
On my trip to Scotland a year ago I shot many great landscapes. I also with my friend Steve Gosling found a fisherman’s storage shed. It was a work of art and we spent a lot of time shooting it. This was from the side of building and is kind of an abstract of one of my favorite subjects RUST. You’ll see more from this series soon.
I visited the Rockies in Canada a year ago prepping for a photo workshop there. Great place with so many photographic opportunities. There are lakes and mountains and wildlife plus a really cool train curve where you gat a train and the mountains in a photo. This is a spot of Lane Minnewanka near Banff.
Visiting Alaska a couple of years ago I had the chance to photography wildlife. I was not a big shooter of wildlife as it requires patience and that is something I don’t have much of. But, when opportunity presents itself I’ll take advantage of it. This si a shot I think of a grizzly. Sounds good no matter if I was correct. I shot a whole series of this bear (obviously a mama) as she had two cubs with her. Later my son who knows a lot of stuff said I was too close and the bear would attack if it smelled fear. I assured him the only thing the bear was smelling was ignorance. Just don’t get too close.
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.
It’s kind of a touristy trap place, but if you can get the people out of the picture it is a beautiful castle to take a picture of. Seems Scotland just has an abundance of castles This one is exceptional and built on an island like so many other Scottish castles. I have more of this castle and others I’ll be publishing over the coming weeks. This was made with the Olympus OMD 5.
I still have a lot of fun using my iPhone even when my big boy camera is hanging around my neck. This was a quick snap I made in Copenhagen . I kind if liked the whole street scene thing and especially the little girl running around the fountain. Dressed the image up in SnapSeed.
This is a fantastic time to visit the Palouse in Washington. It’s harvest time and this makes the landscape very dynamic as the farmers harvest endless fields of wheat. You can spend all day exploring and shooting in the Palouse. This image was made after chartering a plane and flying for an hour and shooting the fields from a different perspective. I’ll be running a Lula/PODAS workshop in the Palouse next August. Stay tuned for details.
Chicago is such a fun place to shoot street photography. You can get some real interesting images of some very unusual people and you can shoot shots like this that mix the city, steel and people into one image. I liked the framing and was trying to balance the perspective and composition out when a person walked into the image. Click and I got it. Make with a Phase One IQ180. Yes, you can shoot street stuff with medium format.