Last nights Hunter’s Moon was quite beautiful. I ducked the fog of San Francisco by heading slightly south to watch a big purple and later orange moon rise above the East Bay hills. Air conditions weren’t as good as I had hoped for clarity, but the particulates in the air sure helped accentuate the color. If you missed the full moon last night look again tonight, you won’t be disappointed. Photo De
While it can be enticing if not blinding over time to chase golden hour light I’ve come to savor the moments I can explore a foggy landscape. While photographers will often use depth of field and lighting (ex. rim lighting, naturally occurring spot lighting, back lighting, etc.) to place an added emphasis of focus on a subject fog provides a naturally occurring means of doing the same thing. Fog both obscures a
I’ve been tinkering with aerial photography and videography since NAB in April. Unfortunately where I live the wind can make the experience risky. Still this past weekend I decided to brave the America’s cup crowds at Crissy Field and get an alternate view of the Mark di Suvero sculpture exhibit. I look forward to getting a little more air time the next time the winds die down.
The Bisti Badlands of New Mexico is one of the most intimidating yet beautiful landscapes I’ve visited. This open arid expanse quickly puts you in your place or rather makes you realize how out of place you are walking around. Extreme weather can dominate the area (heat, sand storms and extreme winds), but it is this harsh combination that has made many of the geological features there including t
The past week has been an interesting roller coaster ride with photographers and other creatives sounding the alarm about Facebook’s pending Data Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities changes. On one hand good for photographers for taking note and on the other hand too bad photographers don’t realize their pact with the “devil” is already signed regardless of this particular revi
Last Spring I decided to hike up Yosemite Falls Trail to spend the better part of an evening photographing Upper Yosemite Falls to capture a moonbow, star trails and a time-lapse. As you might imagine I was the only person nutty enough to try this and the only living creature I saw for much of the evening was a couple of raccoons. Hiking up to this spot with 2 sets of cameras and tripods seemed like it made good sen
One of my many idiosyncrasies that has worked out well for me photographically is my inclination to always look behind me on my hikes. Invariably when you think that you’ve waited long enough to capture all the best light Mother Nature has to offer and you let your guard down, she throws you a curve revealing something even more amazing. Unless I have the luxury of waiting until dark as I hike back, I frequen
“To love beauty is to see light.” – Victor Hugo This Victor Hugo quote in its original context had nothing to do with photography, but it is quite appropriate to photographers and those who love photography. Not only does nature photography revolve around the art of light and seeing, much to Hugo’s original intent, beauty inspires and gives us hope. One of the many reason I enjoy photography