SAVE THE DATE - ICELAND 14-24 Sept 2016
Arrive on the 14th with a return to the airport on the late afternoon on the 24th of Sept 2016. I have selected travel in September this year for an improved chance of photographing the Northern Lights without going in the dead of winter. The crowds will be gone and the daylight hours will be nearly normal yet winter has not hit full on which means we can still journey into the highlands.

Highlights include Landmannalauger, numerous waterfalls throughout such as Godafoss, and Dettifos. Geothermal areas, Iceberg lagoon and Stokksness round out this wonderful adventure. Sign-up details will soon be available via my website so stay tuned. For those interested, you can arrive a day early for an optional one hour helicopter flight. Flight will be on Astar Eurocopter A350 series, specially configured for our photography requirements with doors off for all three shooters. We will have up to three flights available on the afternoon of the 13th. I used this same aircraft and configuration last year and I obtained some remarkable images. To put it shortly, every chance I get, I will fly in Iceland. If you are interested, drop me a note AND join the mailing list to make sure you don't miss out.

In The Air Again

Currently sitting in SFO in full anticipation of wonderful month-long adventure to Tasmanian and New Zealand.  Workshops and scouting and scouting and scouting.

So what did I bring?  For the medium format gear, I brought my Hasselblad H5D40, and for glass I settled on a 28mm, my trusty 35-90, and a 150mm.  For my 35mm great, it was the D4, D810, with the 24-70mm and a 70-200mm.  I will be borrowing a 14-24mm once down under.  I also brought my trusty Fuji XT-1 with the 10-24mm and a 65mm.  A full set of Lee filters round out the kit.

Now a bit of a more serious note:  To my friends and guides in Kenya; not a day goes by in which I don't think of you folks. Stay strong and keep in touch.

Cheers and happy photo'ing

Final Scouting for the June Palouse Trip

Mike and I completed our weekend scouting trip for the Muench Workshop's Palouse trip this June.  We found a number of new locations, re-kindled some old relationships and made some great connections with some local farmers who have granted us special access to several areas.  We are excited and cant wait to share with our workshop attendees.  This trip is sold out.  Be on the lookout for a repeat in 2017.


Throw Back Thrusday to 2010 - FULL CHARGE

While working the border between Tanzania and Kenya, I started photographing this bull that separated himself from the main herd. Using a telephoto to compress the distance a bit gave me the added safety distance that I needed.  All in a days work I guess.

Nikon D3s, 200-400mm f/4.0 @ 400, ISO 600,  1/400 sec at f/8.0

Nikon D3s, 200-400mm f/4.0 @ 400, ISO 600,  1/400 sec at f/8.0