Michael Reichmann and I had many adventures. This was made on one of them as he and I spent several days exploring some of the deepest non-nnglish parts of Mexico. This was a farmer watering his horse by a flooded plain with birds flying into the shot.
The Iceland 2017 Winter Workshop is over. My apologies for not posting more images while it was taking place. We were shooting non-stop from dawn to sunset, doing dinner and sometimes out looking for Northern Lights. Wasn’t much time at the end of the day. So, here’s the final selects for now. The workshop was fantastic. I am going to do more small group workshops in the future. It allowed us to do so much more. The group was the best and they all had talent and great eyes for composition. The summer workshop is almost sold out so if you want to see Iceland sign up today. I will not be doing any Iceland tours in 2018. Thank you, Daniel Bergmann my friend and the best guide in Iceland.
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.
Playing is so much in photography. Lots of times I’ll go someplace and try something different. I went to this rodeo a while back and I could have shot it like a Sports Illustrated event, sharp, stop action, or I could do something totally different. So, i decided to shoot the whole thing at slow shutter speeds. I wanted to be able to still define the subject (horses and people) but show the movement in the shot at the same time. I shot a lot of images and some worked and some didn’t. here is one that worked.
Icelandic horses are some of the toughest and nicest horses in the world. They just have life all figured out. Strong and sturdy yet sort of small. They have these long manes that just blow in the wind and great strong eyes that penetrate you and catch you. They remind me of rock stars, long hair blowing in the wind and they just know they are bad ass. I shot this in color on a Phase One P65+ then turned it into BW on the iPad.