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Hi everyone. Please save the date, and join Martin Radigan and me for our 2018 Fall in the West Virginia Highlands Photography Workshop. This exciting workshop in the beautiful Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia will be full days beginning very early for sunrise and ending in the evening after sunset. For this workshop we will visit a few of the more traditional locations but the emphasis will be on getting to new locations that are "off the beaten path".
Hi everyone. Well, there has been a bit of buzz surrounding the new release of Fuji's pro-level mirrorless camera - the X-H1. Personally I vacillated as to whether I would add this camera to my current kit, which includes the Fuji GFX 50s and a Fuji X-E3. Much of my work revolves around medium format landscape photography with some occasional diving into street and portrait. Though I have carried a Fuji X-T2 and an X-Pro 2 in the past, I sold them in order to make the leap to the GFX. I found over time that I actually missed my X-T2, in terms of being a quasi back-up body along with my GFX. Additionally, when I am shooting on the street I do like to have a second body so I can use two different prime lenses.
My experience in Iceland surfaces frequently in my memory. It is like a constant shadow that tags along on a sunny day. I try not to get to high or low about trips, or to set any expectations for that matter, simply to set aside any possibility of disappointment or preconceptions. I like to plan, but then set that aside in my subconscious, so I can just be open to the experience. The fact is this trip totally blew away my preconceptions as we traversed the island from waterfalls to glacial lagoons, with each bend in the road revealing another stunning location. Rain or shine did not matter. In every cloak it wore Iceland was beautiful.
Jölkusárlón Ice Beach is one of the special locations in Iceland, and was on my "must" see, must photograph list when I traveled to Iceland in June of 2017. Located along the Southeast coast, the Jölkusárlón Ice Lagoon drains off of the main glacier and flows through a narrow channel into the ocean. Ice calving off of glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park enters the lagoon, and slowly over time, moves through the calm waters of the lagoon and then into the small channel that leads out to the ocean.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. And this line connects West Virginia and Maryland, crossing over the Potomac River, flowing placidly below. TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX 50s and a Fujinon GF23mm f4 R WR. Image exposed at ISO 100 at f13 for 1/2 of a second. Note: For the best viewing experience please click on the image and view in Lightbox Mode.
I photograph this location quite often and given the right conditions it represents, for me, the beautiful and often subtle landscape of my home. We have had quite a spell of frigid weather that began to ice up the Potomac River just below Shepherdstown. Cold conditions often bring some dramatic light and this sunset shot was no exception. This was shot with the Fuji GFX 50S and a GF 110mm f2 R WR. Note: For the best viewing experience please click on the image and view in Lightbox Mode.
This was shot with the Fuji GFX 50S and a GF 110mm f2 R WR. Note: For the best viewing experience please click on the image and view in Lightbox Mode.
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TECHNICAL: Sony a7RII | Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 FE | Image exposed at ISO 100 at f11 for 1 second | (For the best viewing experience, CLIK on the image to view in Lightbox Mode)
TECHNICAL: Fuji X-T2 | Fujinon XF10-24mm f4.0 R OIS | Image exposed at ISO 200 at f11 for 1/50 of a second | (For the best viewing experience, CLIK on the image to view in Lightbox Mode)