One of the places almost everyone who visits the Antarctica Peninsula visits is the Lemaire Channel. This is narrow channel with huge cliffs and mountains rising from either side. It has never disappointed me on any of my visits. On my last trip I wanted to show the channel in a different way. So, once we were in the middle of the channel I shot 12 exposure while panning the camera from a moving ship. I later stitched these together in Photoshop. This is the result where you can see both openings of the channel. I am presenting a Color and BW version for your viewing pleasure.
Iceland is a magical land with so much beauty, that as a photographer it’s hard not to take fantastic images. There are mountains, valleys, seascapes, glaciers, icebergs and the list goes on. What I like is waterfalls. There are hundreds and they are a lot of fun to photograph. There are waterfalls that will astound in you size and the amount of water flowing over them. This waterfall is one I found driving around Iceland and I stop by it each and every time I’m there. I have done panos here, had rain, snow and blue sky. This image is one I like because it has what I call the Iceland Sky. Gray and foreboding. I shot this at a 10th of a second and with a Phase One 28mm lens. Had to go to real low ISO as well as F/22 to get a slow enough shutter to blur the water. Because of the curved element of the lens I couldn’t use a ND filter. I have shot this at longer shutter speeds where the water really blurs and higher where it is frozen. This shutter speed is just right.
I am running a workshop in Iceland next June going places other photo workshops don’t go. If you want a real treat and some incredible images join us. I’ll be doing this workshop with Daniel Bergmann my friend and one of the best landscape photographers I know. Check it out at The Rockhopper Workshops Page.
I don’t like being tourist. I do everything I can not to be classified as a tourist during my travels. On my visit I was asked if I wanted to visit Stonehenge. I heard so much about Stonehenge that I couldn’t say no. Little did I know it was a giant tourist destination. I was bait disappointed that such a magnificent place was roped off and that were so many people there. Thus I became more interested in the tourists shooting photos then the location itself. Thus I call this image Tourists
Yes sir, it’s heavy metal time again. I love rust and big old metal things. This was made of the track part of an old crane in a shipyard in a harbor in Cornwall, UK. I opted for BW jus because it looks nice this way.
I love animals. They have not a care in the world. They are here to share their love with us and to show us how to have fun. This photo should say it all. There is one way to live and that is full steam ahead. I shot a ton of images of these two dogs playing. Just like I shot a ton of the Arctic foxes playing this past summer in Svalbard. No matter where you go you will see animals having a good time. I guess I’ll have to pick up a stick and run a little and see who wants to chase me.
My friend Art Wolfe is one of the most respected photographers out there. I have enjoyed shooting with him in various locations around the world. One of the things that always amazes me is how he sees. He can see the big picture that may be mundane and nothing and see the smaller masterpiece in it. This image is like that. On the rear of a large and old crane in a shipyard was the deeply embossed letters and name of the maker of the crane. This shot it just a portion of that. Yet, if you didn’t know what it was you maybe would not be able to figure out what you were looking at. I challenge myself where ever I am to not only see the big picture, but also to look for the small picture too. Thanks Art!
This is another from the Cornwall, UK series. This was a major fishing harbor and the boats would come in and off load and prepare to go back out. The light and color was perfect. I liked the chains, the netting and the way the guys were working.
I still have a lot of nice images to share from my week in Cornwall, UK. Today’s image was made in Charleston Harbour in Cornwall. I made it with the Olympus OMD E-M1. I used art mode for BW that allowed me to shoot RAW as well as have a JPEG in BW as shown. This makes using the camera a lot of fun. I saw these guys sitting on the bench and just had to make a photo of them. Black and White makes the image really nice.
While in Cornwall, UK last week I saw many cool sites as well as many castles. This castle is St. Michael’s Mount in the village of Marazion. At low tide you can walk and drive out the island. At hight tide you need to take a boat. Pretty cool and medieval.