One of our highlights on the Iceland trip was visiting an Ice Cave. Not only was the experience of getting to the cave fun but the cave was pretty cool too. We had to use big four-wheeled drive vehicles to get these and then once there get into all sort of gear. The light inside was all blue as the ice filters away all other light, So, here is a photo of the ice cave ceiling and one of me looking like I am straight out of the Blue Man Group.
It was one year ago I got married on the beach of Neko Harbor in Antarctica. I was single for a long – long time. I was busy raising kids and then galavanting round the globe doing photography. Then I was lucky enough to meet Debra. She is an amazing woman with he biggest heart I have ever seen or felt. Plus she gets me. She loves photography as much as I do and she like playing on computers. We get a long like two peas in a pod as they would say. So, one day after dating for like 5 years I told her if she got a passport I would take her to Antarctica and marry her. Because she was born in Germany to US parents while they were in the service it was hard to find the birth certificate paperwork. Well guess what, one day the passport showed up and being a man of my word we headed of to Antarctica on one of my photo workshops there and had the most incredible wedding on a beach with 60 photographers and hundreds of penguins. I can’t even describe how cool that was and how memorable the event was. Well this week I am taking Debra to Hawaii for a warm weather one year anniversary. So, when I have internet and some time I’ll be posting from Hawaii and the islands on=f Maui and Molokai.
The Palouse is one of my favorite places to photograph. If you are a regular to my blog you know I have many images made there. I love the harvest time which usually takes place in early August. This past year it was very dry and the harvest came very early. The Palouse suffered a very hot summer and thus it was dry and dusty. This image show the harvest and the dry dusty wind.
I have been in the Palouse the last few days shooting with the new Sony a7r II. What a beautiful camera! This camera will be the camera of the year. It has 42.6 mega pixels and capture gorgeous files and videos. I’ll have more on this on the Luminous-Landscape site when we do our review. This image was made at sunset in a very dry and dusty Palouse. The farmers have had a hard year and the harvest was 4 weeks early due to such dry weather. This shot was made from the highest point in the at sunset and I thinks says very well what the Palouse is like this year.
I am heading to NYC Today and then on Wednesday head to Portland and from there out to the Palouse. In the Palouse I have a favorite location to shoot sunset from and it is the fields and rolling hills behind what I called the Bell House. The owners of this home have passed away but the sons maintain it. Great and really nice people. I made a stack of photos to give them when we visit next week.
Gary being a steel city at one time flourished. It was challenge building homes for all the workers at the mills. Edison had a plan to make concrete homes. This was tried in several cities. Here are the Edison Homes in Gary in complete abandonment and disrepair. These home would have great in hurricane states. Even today the structure is sound just the insides in ruins. I shots these with a Sony 7II and decided to post process to look somewhat apocalyptic.
It has been a little while since I have made a post on my blog and I apologize. I have been extremely busy on many projects. Right now I am in Scotland at Isle Of Skye. This is an amazing place. I am leading a photo workshop here with Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish. We have great group of attendees and even though we have had to deal with the famous Isle Of Skye weather we have been capturing some amazing images like the one above. Once I get back from this trip I’ll post more. I’ll try to post another tomorrow. This image I think almost looks Biblical. Hope you enjoy it. Made with a Phase One IQ160 digital back on an Alpa camera with 72mm lens.