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State Fair Fun

The Indiana State fair is one of the best places to do photography.  There are so many interesting people, activties and color.  During the day at the fair I shoot everything I see.  Then at night the tripod comes out and it’s time to do long expsoures like the one shown here. This is one of the rides shot at 10 seconds to get the blurry movement look.

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Rock Abstracts

Lately I have been using a long lens a lot and exploring the bigger landscape looking for what I call the picture in a picture.  These two images are good examples.  While in Icleand we visited this amazing wall of rock formations.  Using my 100-400mm lens on the Fuji XT-2 I explored the wall and came up with numerous images like the one above.  I did the same on a large waterfall coming out with the image below.   Sometimes you have to look at the big picture and see what you are missing in the small picture.

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My Apologies And A New Image

It’s been a few weeks since I posted last.  Sorry, I have been a bit underwater with projects and just had no more time in a. day.  I have been doing a. good job on catching up and I’m now in a position where I can start this on a more regular basis again.  Today’s image was made in Iceland at a classic location.  It’s been photographed a million time, but I tried to do something different by making a pano image of the falls and the mountain.

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Little Waterfall – Part of A Big Waterfall

I was in Iceland shoot a very big waterfall.  I love waterfalls and I am sure by now you know how much I love Iceland.  After I shot the bigger waterfall I but my long lens on the Fuji-Xt2.  It has the reach of a 600mm lens on a full frame camera.  I started to explore at the longest focal lengths different parts of the waterfall.  I used a 1/2 to 1-second exposure to shoot what I found.  This was one of those shots.

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Rust Everywhere

There are so many things to like about South Georgia Island.  Every cove, every harbor, every fjord has something special for the photographer and explorer.  This particular spot has everything I like, rust and landscape and a few seals.  We had the pefrect weather for this excursion.  Made with a Fuji XT-2 and 18-55mm lens.

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Good Morning South Georgia

On our trip to South Georgia and Antarctica, it was the early bird that saw spectacular sunrises.  Being the leader of this trip it wasn’t unusual for me to wake the ship up early to see and photograph a sunrise like this.  Shot with a Fuji Xt-2 and the 16-55mm.  This was pure South Georgia, color and clouds.

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Penguin Love

Penguin Love, shot with a Fuji XT-2 and a 100-400mm lens

Over the last 3 weeks, I captured 12,000 images as part of the Luminous-Landscape South Georgia and Antarctica adventure.  I have managed to narrow the collection down to 2400 images,  The rejects sit in a separate folder off on the server just in case I ever need to refer to them.

Now that I am in major editing mode and have started to output some of my favorites images, i thought it would be good to share them.  I’ll also be doing an article on LuLa soon with many more images.  Today though I thought it would be great to share with you an image of what I call Penguin Love.  Penguins are incredible creatures and they do the most amazing things.  I loved the way these two showed their affection with each other.

Shot with a Fuji XT-2 and a 100-400mm lens.  The Fuji never let me down on this trip.  The 100-400mm with great IOS let me hand-held exposures with the equivalent of a 600mm lens.  And, it focuses close enough to get images like this.