Howdy! I hope you all had a great weekend. It is getting cold here in Colorado. I have shot Fisher Towers many times, but in this image I wanted to try a fresh take on them. I opted for my 45mm PC-E (a very unique and specialized lens) to add a little extra ‘something something’ to the image. In the end, I dug it. I will have more about this image and places all around the Moab area in an upcoming video workshop I’m working on with my partner from PixelTraining.net. I can’t wait to share it with you. It is going to be really cool, fun, inspiring and I think you will all learn some very valuable information from it. Keep you posted!
As many of you might know, I have been in the middle of a creative retooling. I have moved from my tried and true Nikons to the Fuji X system. I have written at length about the system itself, but something that I haven’t touched on is the peripherals that have changed in support of my new kit. One of which is my bag. I have ditched modern-day nylon and plastic, for the timeless class of adventure bags built to last a lifetime. I have two of these bags, one is a satchel which I use for travel and street photography. The other is this one. A good old fashion backpack for hiking and landscape photography. If you are interested, you can find them over at Saddleback Leather. They are a great company that stands behind their gear. (Ethics Note: I am in no way endorsed by Saddleback Leather, I just think they are a cool company).
Photographer’s Note – This is a .jpg straight out of my Fuji X-E1 using the 35mm 1.4. I shot this on location while I was filming my next video workshop. We should have it published by year’s end. Sign up for my newsletter if you you’d like the details and a discount when it is launched. Sign up here!
The places you find in Salt Lake City Utah are pretty cool! This location is just south of the Great Salt Lake. I have no idea what was, but now it’s a photographer’s heaven. The only strike against it is that is smells an awful lot like dead fish. Other than that, it’s pretty neat.
Photographer’s Note – To account of the range of light in this image, I had to shoot 7 brackets and blend them together using Photomatix. I finished the stylizing off in Color Efex Pro.
It was reassuring to see other artist packing their tools up the steep hike to Delicate Arch. The couple we had met in the parking lot set up shop where most of the photographers do, and then went to work. Thirty minutes later, they were putting the finishing touches on their masterpieces. I thought it was pretty cool!
Photographer’s Note – The subject isolation is a product of the Fuji 35mm 1.4! It’s super small and crazy sharp.