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The Eye

The Londo Eye

London offers unique opportunities for some cool cityscapes and street photography.  It also challenges a photographer to find a new way of seeing iconic sites.  The London Eye is not only a captivating icon of London, but also one photographed a thousand times a day.  I tend to always be looking at things differently and in this case, I found the chimneys of building working well with the London Eye to give a different kind of view.   I made two versions of this image.  One was straight black and white and the other I toned and added a texture.

Which one do you prefer?

The London Eye, Toned and Tectured

 

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The Tower Bridge

As a photographer, one of the most frustrating things, especially in the social media times we are in is coming up with an image of an iconic place that hasn’t been done before.  This challenge is also a good one for our everyday photography endeavors.  On a trip to London, I spent a day walking the city.  This is one of the images that I made to show an iconic location differently.  I looked up and thought it would compose well as a square and then used the square format to compose the image.

In post-processing, I converted the image to BW and then added the frame using Topaz Studio.

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Iceland In The Winter – Join Me

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.

 

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Grand Central Station

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.

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Being Square Seeing Double Project Update

I have been working on a personal project for the last two years and I am now at the editing and selection stage.  This is a project of square format images made as double exposures.  Lots of fun and something different.  I’ll show a major selection of these at my gallery at the end of April.  I’ll share more over the coming weeks.

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Moonrise #12 Antarctica

Moonrise #12 Antarctica
Moonrise #12 Antarctica

This year like all years when I visit Antarctica there are special defining moments.  The defining moment this year was getting married on a beach with penguins and 60 close friends.  Quite an adventure.   This moonrise was another define moment.  And, like a lot of images you’ll see this year I am doing lot of B&W.  This is moonrise #12 of a lot of moonrise shots.  It was quite a moment to see this moon rise at the same time the sun was setting.  Quite a night.  Shot with a Sony A7 II and Tamron 150-600mm zoom.

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Unique View Of The Lemaire Channel Antarctica

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica 12 Exposure Pano.   Click on the image to see larger, Click On it again to see even larger.
Lemaire Channel, Antarctica 12 Exposure Pano.
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One of the places almost everyone who visits the Antarctica Peninsula visits is the Lemaire Channel.  This is narrow channel with huge cliffs and mountains rising from either side.  It has never disappointed me on any of my visits.  On my last trip I wanted to show the channel in a different way.  So, once we were in the middle of the channel I shot 12 exposure while panning the camera from a moving ship.  I later stitched these together in Photoshop.  This is the result where you can see both openings of the channel.  I am presenting a Color and BW version for your viewing pleasure.

Lemaire Channel in BW
Lemaire Channel in BW