This is my kind of place. A quaint little lodge in the jungle, without a TV for 50 miles. Years ago, I gave up TV completely. I didn’t become as productive as I thought I would. I just ended up hanging out at coffee shops a lot more. Now I have a TV, largely because of the Tour de France, Downton Abbey and House Hunters International…but I still try to limit my TV time. Do you have any favorite shows?
I can’t even begin to tell you the anguish I endured as a result of being attacked by sand fleas while shooting this image. After the initial attack, I probably had over 100 bites on my arms and legs. I asked everyone for remedies…grocery store owners, friends, Mayan mystics…you name it. They all offered preventive measures. However, it was too late. The damage had been done. Do you have any remedies for sand flea attacks?
Photographer’s Note – This is a single image shot with the legendary Nikon 14-24 2.8. The little light sparkles are a result of a dirty lens. Everything shows up on that bad boy. I wanted to clean it, but I was under attack. But I’m not really a stickler for that kind of stuff anyway. When you post as many photos as I do, and try to encourage others to make some magic of their own. A little lens flare just adds interest to the adventure. Right?
Howdy! I hope you all are had a great weekend. The weather has been beautiful here in Colorado. Today we are looking at the famous Fisher Towers just outside of Moab, UT. I thought I would share them with you to illustrate the use of a polarizing filer. IF you are new to photography, you are might be considering which filter to get. If I had to pick just one, it would be a polarizer. I actually forgot mine on this trip, but my man Mark Garbowski lent me one. Thanks Mark! Below is the non-polarized version. What a difference! One thing to note about polarizers…they will make your sky very uneven looking on really wide lenses. Hope that quick lesson helps you on your own creative adventure.
The is my man Bob Lussier. He recently sent me a cool photo for my ‘about me’ page, so I thought I would share a photo that I shot of him while we were at #nXnw 2013. Bob has many claims to fame, but the fact he can run a sub three hour marathon, pretty much makes his a super hero in my book. Make sure to check out his work here.
I haven’t posted much from Denver lately, so I decided to go waaaay back into the archive today. This is the famous Ship’s Tavern, which is the quaint little pub in the world famous Brown Palace. A must see while visiting Denver.
Photographer’s Note & Other Geeky Stuff – When I’m shooting at night, I try to overexpose my images. Partly because the camera will tend to underexpose them. Even if I lose some detail in the highlights, I can easily recover that information in Lightroom. What it does give me is an information rich file to work with. This allows me be creatively style my night scenes with Nik Filters. Hope that helps you on your own creative journey!