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Reflections Of Trillium

Trillium Lake Mt. Hood

The sub-zero temperatures here in Colorado have frozen the internet. I haven’t been able to upload anything today. I’ve also been battling computer issues. Apparently Apple’s new OS Mavericks doesn’t like my Drobo. Hmm, I’m not sure what is going on with Apple these days. Anyone else having issues with the new OS?

Ok, enough whining….let’s get to some beauty! This is an image I made last year at the 1st annual North by Northwest. I had wandered around Trillium Lake for a while looking far off into the distance at Mt. Hood when I stumbled upon this rock. I loved how the rock and its reflection were analogous to Mt. Hood and its reflection. It was kind of like and SAT question. X is to Y as A is to ? What do you think, does it work or am was I just really tired when I photographed it?

Delicate Arch

Bear with me, this is going to be pretty photo-geeky stuff. I really don’t think there is anything wrong with shooting .jpg anymore. For years I have configured my cameras to shoot both .jpg and RAW. This image is a .jpg straight out of my Fuji X-E1. Sure, I still had the RAW for backup, but the fact I didn’t have to spend anytime processing this image means I might have more time for making photographs. In my book, that’s good thing!

Running up to the first of the year, the schedule here might be touch-n-go. I’m working hard on bringing a very cool learning experience to people who want to grow both photographically and creatively. I wanted to apologize in advance in case you miss a post or two. Thanks for understanding!

Peering Down The Pier

Scripps Pier

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. It’s supposed to be getting cold here in Colorado, so I thought I would try to warm in up a bit around here. Scripps Pier is one of my favorite places to photograph. I love the contrast of waves, clouds and the unmoving pier leading you to them.

My New Workshop

If you missed it, I launched my new photography workshop. You can check it out here and if you use this link (click here) you can get the holiday savings. If you’re a ‘Good Newsletter’ subscriber, make sure you check your inbox because I sent out a super Cyber Monday deal. I’d love for you do take it so we can continue the creative adventure together.

Local Musicians

The x100s coupled with VSCO Film Packs makes for a compact and efficient creative tool. I photographed these two young musicians in Santa Fe this summer. They were quite good. Nothing like listening to a little boot stopmin’ rootsy folk while you browse local artisan offerings. They actually made an appearance in this movie I filmed while exploring the New Mexico landscape.

The Adventure Camera Bag

Saddleback Leather Simple Backpack Review

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!