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.
For some time now I have been making fairly regular visits to St. Louis and have enjoyed getting out into the city on photo walks, or "photo parkour", as one of my colleagues has labeled the outings. Though we are not jumping through obstacles or attempting dare devil-like movements we are nonetheless discovering some amazing vantage points to take in the city.
When I made the ultimate switch to Fuji I did not imagine at the time that I would be off exploring the world beyond the grand landscape. Though landscape remains a primary pursuit I have enjoyed the blissful freedom of street photography, portraits, architecture, and the other ephemera of opportunities afforded by a camera system that simply gets out of the way of making images.
Shooting during twilight is a subject that I have written about in previous posts and on my other social media sites. It is arguably my favorite time to make images. Landscape photographers often speak to the concept of the "quality of light" when making images. Twilight light is much lower in contrast, and depending on other factors, such as clouds or open skies, transmits mostly reflected light.
Occupying over 275 square miles, White Sands Monument is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The dunes are constantly on the move – up to 25 feet a year – driven by strong southwest winds. As far as the eye can see, the dunes undulate in a series of connected waves broken only by flat, open plains.
Hi everyone. Last week I posted an image entitled "Morning at Great Falls" (you can see that post here). That image, the first one I made that morning, was shot approximately 20 minutes before sunrise when the color tones of light were decidedly blue. Though I like the tonality of that image and the composition, I felt that there was more that could be done.