In the not so distant past I used to shoot slide film exclusively… One of the last all film trips I took was a winter trip to Yosemite a few years ago. For some reason I’m attracted to the pre-dawn light that adds to the magical nature of Yosemite valley. Long film exposures were always a fun challenge and combined with this pre-dawn light Velvia would really create a beautifully colored scene. As youR
This image is a little off the beaten path from what I normally display on my blog, namely landscape and nature photography, but it fit a photo blog project “Blown Away” that is going on at Brian Auer’s blog. This photo was taken as an early experiment with my, then new, macro lens.
Just the other day I rediscovered a batch of photos from Kauai, Hawaii that I never got around to processing. It was a pleasant surprise to find these images not just because they came out well, but because of the great memories behind them. Up very early I caught this scene just before getting into my car to drive to a Na Pali coast boat tour. The day as a whole was quite beautiful and now seeing this photo along wi
With wildlife photography luck is always part of the equation, but you never know how or when it will come into play. While in the Arctic last summer I had the good fortune of photographing an Arctic Hare that was resting in the shade to avoid both the sun and predators. Although the hare was stationary its ears were twitching in order to keep a small swarm of mosquitoes from biting these blood rich organs. I only to
Photographed near the Crystal Springs Watershed in San Mateo County an hour or so before sunset. The stark lighting conditions attracted me to this scene, the beams of light in particular. [tags]California, San Mateo, landscape, photography, photo[/tags]
This was one of the first photos I took with my Canon 16-35mm ultra-wide lens. Using a film SLR I was able to capture the full effects of the barrel distortion (a type of perspective distortion) at 16mm. The result was the intentional illusion of the lighthouse tower leaning towards the moon. Over time I’ve developed a fondness for this type of lens distortion to create a sense of tension or place emphasis on a
This Sunday I woke up very early (4:40 AM) to drop my wife off at the San Francisco Half Marathon in which she was running. Being up before sunrise I thought it would be worth a try to go out looking for wildlife photo opportunities. Fortunately wildlife abounds here in the San Francisco bay area and it only takes a short drive to get to an area you might cross paths with wild animals. After dropping my wife off I de