This evening I had the opportunity to attend the Rowell Award Ceremony in downtown San Francisco. I found out about this event shortly after my return from a recent trip to the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area. On the way back home I had the opportunity to visit Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. I wrote about the experience in a blog entry titled Point of Refl
On November 15th I had the opportunity to visit the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a couple of new friends. Although access to this area is tightly controlled it is a frequently photographed area and I was initially reluctant to travel out for the later reason. In retrospect I’m glad I made it out, even though my camera and lens took a hard fall on the rocks and are now on vacati
So this morning I was reading the LA Times while visiting relatives this Thanksgiving weekend. To my amazement there was an article about declining visitor traffic to National Parks (Camp? Outside? Um, no thanks). I have to admit I was torn on this. My initial reaction was “good” since I’ve seen so many areas over used and abused as of late, but on the other hand my reaction was of horror knowing th
For those subscribing to the CalPhoto mail group here are a few recent photos (see the end of this post) of the Mount Whitney Portal Waterfall taken this past Friday, November 18, 2006 (edited – fixed the date). I remember seeing this waterfall about 6 or 7 years ago in late August and it wasn’t nearly as beautiful as it is in November. The ice and increased water flow make for a much more dramatic scene.
I just got back from a week in the field and today on my return home I stopped in to Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. I’ve always driven by at night on my way to my next shoot and today was the first time I actually could stop in. I think its fair to say many photographers have been influenced by Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and others, but today in viewing Galen’s images I
Last week it was reported that mariners in the south Pacific came across a new island near Tonga. I was extremely fascinated by the brief CNN article I had read and later in the week a friend pointed me to a blog with the photos taken by the sailors (Stone Sea and Volcano) that found the new volcanic island. Very cool and very different. The idea of “pumice rafts” that extend for miles blew my mind. IR
Today I’ve released th first episode of “EXIF and Beyond”, an enhanced podcast with a behind the camera perspective. My hope is that on some of my photo assignments I’ll be able to share a little of my thinking, approach, technique and/or background to a particular photograph. As I like to say… speak to the fore-thought, after-thought and everything in between of a photograph. Click here
Today it was announced that Richard Pombo has lost his bid for reelection to the US Congress. For those that treasure the preservation of our environment this is a huge victory. Richard Pombo, frequently monitored for his frighteningly unfriendly environmental policies, has been eager to push forward policies to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, open US coasts to off shore oil drilling and