I was running a workshop in the southwest part of China and on one of our lunch breaks we stopped at this very rustic restaurant. When I say rustic, I mean they were killing chickens and then making our lunch. This part of China was very different from what you see in the east with the big cities. Even the hotel rooms were rustic and it was freezing cold at night and the only heat was a heating pad under the sheets of the worst bed I ever slept in. Anyway, back to the image. After lunch, a few of the guys on the workshop decided it was time for a smoke and they were kind enough to let me shoot a few images. I liked the light coming in from behind and the way it illuminates the smoke. They tried to get me to smoke with them but just the second-hand smoke was enough to knock me out. Interesting experience to say the least. This was shot on an Olympus MK 5 camera.
I spent the last few days in Austin, TX shooting with a new Olympus came. It was a solid three days of capturing various subjects. The camera the PEN-F has a real nice BW mode. This image I shot of a worker having a cigarette break in an alley.
For years I have visited the Palouse in Washington. It is a beautiful area with rolling hills and all sorts of surprises like old trucks in fields and abandoned houses. Every year for the last n6 years I visited this one location and I am amazed that it is still there and has never been vandalized or even removed. There is a small farm along one of the main roads. You can’t miss it as the barn is collapsing in on itself. Off to the side is a small shed and this truck sits in the shed unchanged for 50 plus years. It is like one day someone just left and all the things they were working on were just left as is. This is typical of a number of places you find in the Palouse.
The other day I posted an image of Murant’s Curve in the Canadian Rockies going north. Today is the south bound train. Must be fun to drive a train through such beautiful wilderness.
In the Canadian Rockies there is a lot to photograph. One of the iconic places is this location called Morant’s Curve. Railroad tracks run north to south and you can catch the trains going both directions. Todays image is of a northbound train. You can see this magnificent landscape and smell the diesel and hear the noise. Pretty cool place to do train watching.
Now I have no reason why they call this the Black Cottage but it is one of the more photographed locations in Scotland. I did this shot while leading a Scotland workshop two years ago. Visited this spot a couple of times and each time was different weather and light. I’ll be doing another Scotland workshop this Auguts. Visit luminous-landscape.com for more information.
Here’s another Monument Valley image made with the Olympus OMD 5. This image as wells hundreds of my images will be available for sale at special prices at the Gallery Open house at the Stutz Building April 25 and 26, 2014. Watch my blog for more information.
Wow, it’s been a little bit of time since I have had a chance to post on the blog. Sorry about that. A lot of things going on and other things had taken priorities. All good stuff, just been very busy. So let’s get caught up.
Todays image is part of a fun series I did in Monument Valley a while back when testing the Olympus OMD 5. I used art more and selected a variety of setting to make artsy BWs and Color images in addition to the standard RAWS. This is a BW of Monument Valley. One of the really pretty spots to visit in this country.
This is a stairway shooting down from the top floor at the Iceland Hilton Hotel. There is something that just works with the perspective and shadows. Takes a minute to figure out. SSHot with Olympus OMD and 14-54 zoom.
Everyone loves shooting the slot canyons in and near Page, AZ. Me included, yet I always try to see these magnificent locations differently. I shoot tight, and I look up a lot. I also think square. I have managed to get what I consider some unique images of the canyons. This one is not that unique but it is a nice looking tight shot Canyon X. Shot with an Olympus OMD.