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Luminous-Landscape Iceland Workshop Days 4 & 5

Day 4 & 5 of the Luminous-Landscape Winter Iceland workshop.  Weather changed a bit as to be expected.  Extremely high winds came in and that made photography challenging.  We haven’t had real good light for sunrises or sunsets the past few morning but we are out there anyway.  With the kind of lighting we were challenged with went withB&W for a number of today’s photos. We are here until next Thursday and have waterfalls on today’s agenda.  More coming. A number of clients on this trip have been with me before on workshops.  Always good to see and photograph with friends.

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Lofoten Beach and Surf

As you can probably tell I really enjoyed Lofoten except for the fact that there were too many other photographers there.  Everyone that I encountered were trying to make iconic images as they must have seen on websites.  except for a few instances, I wanted to see things differently.  Thus I tried a lot of long exposure and I looked for patterns and things in the landscape.  This image was made to show depth of field in the foreground with small details and to then allow the rocks and surf to become part of the image too.  I used a new filter system by Wine Country to handle the ND filters I used.  I’ll be doing a review on this system in the next few weeks.  Hope you enjoy this image.

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Slot Canyons

Upper Antelope Canyon shot with a P45+

Today’s image was made in Upper Antelope Canyon.  I have a ton of images from these slot canyons and they are all very beautiful.  This was shot with a Phase One p45+.  Why is this different?  The Phase One cameras allow you to shoot in an environment like this which by the way is pretty dark, and do long exposures.  Add to this the ability to have a large dynamic range , meaning you can shoot on one exposure and get good details in highlights and shadows.  You cannot do this most DSLR cameras out there.  the p45+ allows for exposures up to one hour or more.  Some of these shots I did of Antelope are up to 15 minutes.  I’ll post more from these canyons over the coming months.  Also what’s cool when photographing in these canyons is the yellow-ornage walls absorb light as light filter down allowing some of the light to turn a wonderful color blue.  That is where the blue in the image comes from.