Dreaming of clouds today… This pier was photographed using a Nikon D4, Nikkor 16-35mm lens, 30 seconds at f/16 using a Singh-Ray Mor-Slo 10 stop neutral density filter to create a softness and sense of motion with the clouds. Nik Analog Efex Pro, Zoom and Rotate Blur, how cool! This adds a soft focus blur with the fishing pier. I like the blur filter in post processing as it accentuates the dreamlike quality and mood of the image. When I’m taking pictures, I think about peace, solitude, and how magical the earth is. The big Florida clouds always amaze me, ever changing, very dramatic, sometimes quite colorful.
Another take on the same pier a little later. My plans for twilight were dashed by the inbound storm, but I was very thankful to capture the clouds as they rolled across the river. The photos were part of a time-lapse that I had set up to capture the evolving clouds. I hope to post a few short time-lapse sequences soon!
Sunset at the marina in Sanford, Florida – a glorious day for clouds! This is a combination of long exposure and multiple exposure imagery to create a painterly look with the sky. I’ve revisited this location many times, and always like to come away with different interpretations. The first photo is sunset, the second photo is of a developing storm, and the last photo is on a calm night during the blue hour. Each image conveys a different mood or feeling. You can find more of my photos on Google+ Facebook and Flickr,and in the Portfolio page of my website, and you can read more on long exposure in my article on Nikon Learn and Explore. I hope to see you at a future seminar or workshop!
Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope everyone has a special day!
I’m working on several new presentations for this year, I thought I’d share this photo as it blurs the line between photography and art. Watching a developing storm is beautiful, intense, and a little unpredictable. I like coming away with an image that reflects the experience from the heart. This is one of the slides from my presentation on creativity for the passionate photographer, which will be presented this year at several photo conferences and workshops. Updates to be posted soon, and new workshops and seminars are being planned. The workshops are filling up fast. Please email me for more information or follow the link. I’d love to have you join us on an upcoming adventure!
Digital Underground: Las Vegas April 10-13th 2014 (Full)
Japan, April 18-27 2014
Foto Fire May 9-11 2014
Croatia & Slovenia, May 15-28
South Dakota Badlands Photo Adventure, June 8-13 2014 (Full)
South Dakota Badlands Photo Adventure, June 14-18 2014 (Full)
NECCC July 11-13 2014
Iceland September 12-20 2014
India January 2015
Palouse, Washington, June 2015
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
~ Henry David Thoreau
I’m very excited to be joining Shiv Verma and Olgeir Andrésson for a photography workshop based in beautiful Iceland! We are pleased to offer a small group with 3 instructors for individualized learning surrounded by wonderful photography opportunities! Glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, mountains, starting on September 12-20th 2014. This is also the beginning of the Aurora Borealis! I’ll also be teaching long exposure techniques as shown in the photo above. Registration and more info here… ICELAND
I’ve also teamed up with Mike Gulbraa of M&M Photo Tours for two upcoming workshops. Photograph incredible Japan, April 18-27 2014 and following Croatia and Slovenia May 15-28 2014. I’m also very pleased to be joining the phenomenally talented Piper Mackay for an upcoming trip to India in January 2015, information following soon! Every time I talk with Piper, I come away totally inspired, and I know you will too!
one spot left for fabulous Las Vegas! Ghost town, museum of vintage neon signs, the colorful downtown neon signs and street activity that is perfect for all kinds of photography! Jason Odell is co-leader and we would be happy to have you join us in April! Follow this link for more information/registration. LAS VEGAS
This summer I’ve been invited to speak again for the annual conference of the New England Camera Club Council. I’m honored to be sponsored by Nikon, and I’ll be giving two presentations, Creative Techniques for the Passionate Photographer, and Infrared Photography. It was a wonderful experience to speak for such a great group of photographers last summer. I look forward to seeing everyone again soon in Amherst, MA, July 12-14 2014.
I miss London! There are so many fun shots to take, I hope to go back soon. This was photographed during twilight on Tower Bridge as I waited for a few cars and busses to zip by. Photographed with a Nikon D4, Nikkor 16-35mm lens, 13 seconds at f/16. Nikon interviewed me for an article on the Nikon Learn & Explore site, it’s free to read, lots of great info on the site…
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/hcht3dfr/shooting-long-exposures.html Here are a few more of my favorite places in London!