The Black Church in Iceland is famous. It’s a small church sitting on a peninsula and unlike so many other churches, it is painted black. There is a cemetery and the church and cemetery are surrounded by a stone wall. It’s very picturesque and as a result, is also very cliched. Every tourist has a photo of this church as well as a ton of photographers. I have always endeavored to make locations like this look new and original.
I did this image with my Sony a7r iii and then took the image into my iPad and worked on it in a few apps to give it a different look. I like the way it turned out and I made a nice small print of it too.
The Palouse is filled with surprises. This was one of those surprises. Along one of the main drags a farmer set up a great shot. An old symbolic truck set against his barn. I shot this with a Sony a7riii and then imported it into iPhoto where I then applied a couple of effects using the Snapseed app. The sad thing is because of all the traffic-stopping and some abusive people the farmer has since removed this setup.
Please if you are driving along and find a shot remember that you are not entitled to trespass on someone’s property. Because this is becoming such an issue many of the good places to photograph in the Palouse are being blocked to photographers.