I have visited Scotland a few times while running photo workshops there. It’s an amzingly beautiful country with all sorts of photographic surprises. One plave that I alwasy visit is Castle Eilean Donan. No matter what time of day you go you can find good shots. During the day though you may find too many tourists. I like to shoot at dawn and dusk. This is one image of the castle I really like.
A few years ago I did the Red Center in Australia. Before we got too deep in the outback we visited Ormiston Gorge a littles ways from Alice Springs. There are a number of gorges in cental Australia. during some of the year there is hardly any water running in them. when I visited there was great water and I was able to do some nice images. This is a pano image done from a small uprise in the middle of the river. my feet got wet and cold but I got the shot.
One of the most picturesque areas of Italy is the dolomites. The mountains and villages are straight out of a storybook. This little valley is just one of those places. Not too many places have a view that lloks like thgis. I have been to the Dolomites a few times and each time find new locations that make the area so special.
Like yesterday’s post I look for images that are just part of something bigger. This image is an oil storage tank I found in Valparaiso, Argentine when visiting there. I put the long lens on and shot the tank with the stairway going through from one corner to the other. It makes a viewer stop and look at the image because they don’t know what they are looking at.
In my last post I spoke of looking around you to make sure you don’t miss the shot. Today I want to encourage you to look into the landscape. Put a lonh lens on your camera and explore the elements that make up the shot. I have been doing this a lot lately and come out with beautiful images. This ius part of the Grand Canyon visia in UT. I did my wide shots with the wider angle lenses and then put a 100-400mm lens on my Sony. Zoomed all the way to 400mm I loooked around the landscape and he image above is one of the many elements I cme across.
I hv done this for the last year and found I am getting some beutiful results.
If there is one thing I teach while doing workshops is that you must always be looking. You need to look behind you, around you and even what’s at your feet. Too often photographers get so engaged with what is in front of them, tat they miss the real shot that may be actually behind them. This image is one of those. I was shooting at the grand canyon looking at this beautiful overlook being lit by the sun set. I was so engrossed in what I was doing that I forgot to look behind me. When I did this is the image I saw. So, always be looking.
First let me apologize for any regular readers that it has been so long since I posted. I was on a. 3 week plus road trip without any significant internet. So, now it is catch up time. This image is the hot air balloon that I’m about to ride in being filled up with hot air. I’m inside with the flame coming right at me. Lots of fun.
I was recently invited to a Sony event to try out the new Sony a7r III camera. Quite the camera and full of features to make any photography lust for it. On the article part of the site you can find some articles on this camera and trip with more coming. In any case here is a fun photo of me just prior to taking off.
I have been Iceland dozens of times. It’s an amazing country and has a lot of great places to photograph. After a while everyone that visits takes the same pictures of the same things, This church is no exception. I have photogrphed this chuch a lot but on this day I had low hanging clouds and lots of birds flying over it. Thus, I was lucky to get an image that is somehwat a differnt view. Shot with a long lens from a low angle. It’s a peaceful image.