I am going to Iceland in a few weeks and it is winter in Iceland. Truly an amazing time of year to see Iceland. This image was made last June in the Highlands. An area most tourists don’t go and when you drive into the area it is like being on another planet.
On my last trip to Iceland we chartered a helicopter for the day. This is one of the abstracts from that shoot. Iceland looks so different from the air. This is part of the run off from higher elevations snow.
Last spring I visited Buffalo, New York and participated in a workshop at Silo City. This is a complex of old abandoned grain elevators. I hired a model one day there and did a large number of images. it was good to get back to taking images of people. On this image I wanted to make the model levitate off the floor. It worked pretty well. It was fun too.
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.
Every now and then I like to play. Actually I like to play a lot. I was at the state fair last August and went to the carriage event in the arena area. I decided I’d take all images at long exposure. This meant using the motor drive and just trying to get focus correct and then to move the camera with the subject. I shot hundreds of images and a good deal of them didn’t turn out. But, every now and then you get a winner. Here is one I liked.
The Dolomites in Italy is an amazing area for a wide range of photography. Majestic mountains, incredible sunrises and sunsets and beautiful villages tucked away in little mountain hideaways. This image was made at sunrise and the Phase One IQ 180 back allowed the wide dynamic range to be captured. What an amazing location!
If you want to visit some astounding locations for photography make a point to visit Moab, UT. From there it is a short drive to Arches National Park as well as Canyon lands. I could spend all day shooting in just a few locations there is so much to see. This image was made at dusk while there was still some snow on the ground. Shot with an IQ 180 digital back from Phase One the detail in it is shape from foreground to background.