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Japanese Owls

Owls, Hokkaido, Japan

A few months ago I visited Hokkaido, Japan to lead a small workshop of photographers.  it was a great experience and I have to say Hokkaido is an amazingly beautiful region.  I look forward to returning someday in the future.  This image was made with the Fuji Xt3 and 100-400mm lens with a 1.4 extender on it.

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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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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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Beach Party

Penguins On The Beach – click on the image to see larger and then click again. Use the close box on top left to return to normal size

South Georgia Island is a great place to shoot King Penguins.  I did was sit on the beach by the water and these fellows came over to say hello.  It’s amazing how curious and friendly these little guys are.  This was shot with a Fuji XT-2 and 10-24 wide angle zoom.

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Like A Fairy Tale

South Georgia Island is like a magical land in the middle of an ocean that is very hard to get to.  No matter what bay you visit or what land you set foot on you are blessed with incredibly beautiful scenes that make great images for the photographic artists.  This image was made at Gold Harbor which is just teaming with wildlife and amazing landscapes.  This was done at sunrise before breakfast.  The day just got better from that point on.

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.

Click on the image to see larger and click again to see even larger.  Then close the image with the arrows at the top left of the image.

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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.

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And This Was Just This Morning

The True North and King Cascade Falls
The True North and King Cascade Falls

So what did you do this morning?  On this PODAS workshop during the morning of June 4th we woke up for a sunrise shoot as the True North cruised the Prince Regent River.  We had coffee the Eggs Benedict on the bow of the ship.  Then we turned a corner and saw these amazing waterfalls the King Cascade.  The Captain then drove the boat into the falls and anyone that wanted to and there were a number of hearty souls were able to take a falls shower.  Of course we had the Phase One cameras and waterproof housing as well as a lot of people taking photos of us.  It was a blast.  Then we got into the tenders and some people climbed to the top of the waterfalls and others went ashore to shoot the waterfalls and some of us went crocodile hunting (photography wise).  That was followed by morning tea with tasty scones.  Then some went on the helicopter to shoot rock art, and some went fishing.  And, all of this was before lunch.  What an incredible trip so far.  What amazing images all of us are getting.  Lots of fun.  And now it is lunch time.