Imagine being so far above the Earth that you see it in entirety. Odds are unless you’re an astronaut you’ve experienced this view as I have through photos from the Apollo missions of the 60’s and 70’s (ex. Earthrise) or through more recent images taken aboard the Space Shuttle & International Space Station. For those lucky enough to experience this view first hand it is understandably lif
One of the best places to take in the view of downtown San Francisco is Twin Peaks. Situated in the heart of San Francisco on a great day (like this one) you can see clear across the bay. I consider myself lucky as I live rather close to this great look out spot, but I don’t enjoy the view as often as I should. On the day I shot this time-lapse I opted to spend my lunch break here. It was time very well spent e
Sunset at Horsetail Fall in the early part of the year is an amazing moment to witness. The seasonal waterfall on the shoulder of El Capitan is positioned perfectly to reflect the last rays of sun in its mist, providing an intense gold and even reddish hue likened to a firefall. I’ve sped up the playback in the following video, taken earlier this month, to highlight the movement of the water, mist and clouds as
If you’re in the mood for a laugh then I highly recommend watching this comedic over-dub to some great BBC wildlife footage. It’s short, funny and I dare you to watch it just once. I’ve been watching this video as of late to lift my spirits, for reasons I’ll explain in another post.
I was recently interviewed by Marc Silber on the topic of Landscape & Nature photography for his online video series Advancing Your Photography! Marc has talked with some truly amazing photographers who I greatly respect and I was humbled to be asked to take part in his great video series. The video is only 9 minutes long and full of tips. I hope you find it informative and entertaining. If you enjoy it be sure t
Earlier this week I was forwarded a link to a blog post highlighting “X number of most breathtaking landscape photos” and every single image seemed to be post-processed in an over powering manner. The question arose in my mind, “Is digital post-production killing photography?” I then dissected the question I posed to myself… What assumptions was I making about nature and landscape photog
On my recent trip to New Mexico I went out of my way in the hope I could photograph the Egg Factory in the Bisti Badlands under some dramatic lighting conditions. Unfortunately for me the weather forecast changed quickly on my drive from “20% chance of rain” to 100% chance of extreme wind gusts up to 50 mph. This experience was a great reminder that Mother Nature seldom works on your schedule. Unfortunate
Here’s a great video with some classic famous quotes relating to art. You might just get a laugh out of it and if you’re lucky find inspiration. Enjoy and if you have any favorite quotes that aren’t in the video be sure to share in the comments section of this post. [tags]photography, video, inspiration, famous quotes[/tags]