In Buffalo, NY there is a cool old turn of the 20th-century water plant. It’s ana amazing structure and a privilege to shoot inside it. I have been there many time and find all sorts of things to shoot as well as interesting compositions. This image was made with my iPhone using an app that does double exposures. Lots of fun to shoot this way. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. That is also the fun. This one I like a lot. I made a sepia tone image and a regular one. Which one do you like best?
I know it’s a strange thing to say, but Iceland has the nicest mud. This image was made in a geothermal field in Iceland. As I was walking around this giant area that had bubbling hot springs with bubbling mud I came across dried out areas. The mud had dried and cracked. It looked so pretty so I did a series of images. This is one of them. Kind of abstract but not. I liked it and hope you do.
Every now and then I experiment with certain apps. This one app takes an image and makes it circular in design and then allows you to play with settings to change the look. This is an image of a bear in Alaska walking through a flower field. I had some fun with it. It’s just a fun picture. Sometimes you just gotta mess around.
Iceland is so beautiful in the winter. This image was made at Stockness. It’s different on every visit. I’m leading a workshop there March 20-30. 2017 (this March) and still have room for a few attendees. I will not be doing a winter workshop there in 2018. So, jump on board and see Iceland the way it was meant to be seen. Visit my Rockhopper Workshops for more information. Guaranteed fun plus amazing photos. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, email me.
As you can see if you have been folloWing my blog for a while, I have a thing with Iceland. It’s. amagical place. I always find something different to photograph there. I was on a day tour from Reykjavik and came across this church on one of the many back road I explored. The red roof and the background makes for a very serene photo.
When visiting Iceland it is a fun side trip to find and visit a puffin colony. These cute birds usually nest along cliffs and there are some spots in Iceland where they are quite prevalent. They are colorful birds and put on quite a show. During the nesting times, these birds will fly into the ocean, grab some krill and fly up to the cliff. They then wait a few minutes to make sure the coast is clear and then fly to their chicks with a mouth full of food. I shot a ton of images of the Puffins and used the Fuji XT-2 and 100-00mm lens. It was great fun plus I got some nice images.
While in New York recently I spent some time in Grand Central Station. You can spend hours there. There is so much going on and there is an amazing restaurant food court underneath. I did a lot of panoramas while there. I wanted to catch the immensity of the location. I also worked a lot to get images for my seeing double, being square project. Here is one of the Panos I did, converted to BW. Shot with the Sony a6500.
I never thought I would be a cat person. Then about 5 years ago Pixel picked me as her human. Wasn’t looking yo be a cat human but she insisted. Pixel is an amazing and magical cat. Hard to describe her except she is different and beautiful. A month or so ago Debra decided that she wanted to replace a cat that had died recently. So, we went cat shopping at Jupiter picked us. He’s a boy, not afraid of anything and loves to play. He loves hanging with his humans and cuddles with us a lot. He’s going to be a cool cat. The photo says it all.
I have had the chance to photograph Polar Bears several times and they are just magnificent animals. On one trip we pushed way far into the ice, turned the engines off and drifted for a few days and let the bears come to us. Sometimes we had a few bears around the ship. They were as curious as we were. This is a bear who was quite active. He was jumping between chunks of ice. Shot with a Nikon D800.
Indianapolis is my hometown. I love to wander around the city and have fun looking for form and gesture in the architecture of the city. I shot this image of the Marriot hotel in town with a long lens contrasting the red of the sculpture with the blue tint of the hotel. I like looking for abstracts in architecture.