I had the pleasure of taking my wife to New York City as a gift for our 1 year wedding anniversary (note I had given her “paper” tickets on the day of in October). Cindy had yet to visit NYC so it was a lot of fun to run around town with her. As part of the trip I wasn’t centering our activities around photography, although Cindy might not feel that way as a camera was never too far out of hand. She
Hiking out at 2AM on this day afforded some benefits. Walking around in the dark for so long when the sun came up it was as though a curtain were raised unveiling something magical. When you see something like this in person its hard to believe its real especially when it looks so surreal. Fortunately I wasn’t the only one to see this scene. My friend Rebecca Jackrel also was there to see an otherwise indescrib
Exploring the surrounding area just before arriving to the Wave I found some very photogenic subjects. This rock was one that I really enjoyed photographing. It was near the base of a tight bowl with steep canyon walls. The early morning light bounced off the sandstone painting the scene in a reddish-pink glow.
This is a more standard view of the main entrance to the Wave. Early morning light bouncing off the sandstone walls and reflecting off a pool created from recent rain. Photographed is Alton a fellow photographer and new friend.
Icer Air 2006 was incredibly fun to see and photograph this year. I posted a couple photo highlights from the event in my earlier blog post, Icer Air 2006 Highlights, on November 6th. In addition to that I also released my first podcast episode EXIF and Beyond highlighting the experience of photographing Icer Air 2006. But what I’ve yet to post is a link to my Flickr photo set of the event. So here it is my Fli
While exploring the area around the Wave I caught this amazing view of the surrounding landscape. With the early morning lighting dome formations at the top of the sandstone hills began to look like igloos. Later I’ll post a panoramic from this spot showing more of the terrain.
I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise… my Full Moon Over San Francisco made the Flickr Explore page (the straight image can be seen below the screencapture image). I’m not sure how their “Interestingness” system works, but its fun to see the addition and receive additional comments.
An alternate view to a beautiful sandstone channel at the Wave. Again, like my last image “Pulled In, The Wave“, the view is from ground level looking up into the glowing morning light. Since scale isn’t apparent here this channel is large enough to let 2 people walk through tightly. The sandstone lines are at times symmetrical and flowing while at other times turbulent and artful.
In the morning at the Wave the lighting is magical. With a limited number of areas to take advantage of this beautiful light capturing a unique photograph can be quite challenging. This particular portion of the Wave has been photographed a fair number of times I would imagine, but I decided to put my camera at ground level to take advantage of an upward perspective looking into the golden light bouncing through this