To Iceland We Go

To Iceland We Go

We left Reykjavik under heavy clouds after an incredible windy and stormy night.  On our drive into the Highlands, we passed through every weather system that mother nature could offer us.  It was not long until we began to see fresh snow on the mountain tops.  I must admit, I started thinking COLD however, I knew that the change in weather would bring wonderful shooting opportunities.  Everyone was in awe of the dramatic landscapes we passed through as we started the final climb into the Highlands of Iceland.  Are you guys ready to push some buttons? I really didn’t have to ask.

Read More

Surfs Up in Kauai

Surfs Up in Kauai

When they say the surf is up, they really mean it. What made for wonderful surfing also made for some great wave photography on the North Shore of Kauai.

Another location that you should not journey to under high surf conditions or high tide is the rocky outreach north of Ke’ee Beach. Again, I undertook this location in hopes of getting some great high wave images, but not without first taking a hard look at the ocean state and weather.

Read More

Land of Ice, Bears, and Seeds

Land of Ice, Bears, and Seeds

Longyearbyen is a unique city, to say the least. The city is built on stilts to keep the buildings above the permafrost layers and it's so far north, it's home to the world’s northernmost commercial airport, ATM, post office, museum, and university.After three days of travel, I have finally arrived at Longyearbyen where I will overnight. They call it the land of the midnight sun; it’s blazingly bright at 0100, I know I will definitely be sleeping on the plane at the end of the trip. 

Read More

End Of The Line

End Of The  Line

For those of you that think global warming is nonsense, you really need to think again. Our object today was to photograph the inside of an Ice Cave, something I had been looking forward to for some time. The temperature at the entrance was what we would normally expect in the summer months, 6 degrees C. Higher than normal temperature means lots of thawing, rain vs. snow means lots of water. At the end of the day, the entrance was simply to dangerous to enter. Unstable roof area, falling rocks, raging water....get the picture.

Read More

Over The Palouse

Over The Palouse

Friday is a travel day for me and I am off to the Palouse area of Washington State to lead another Muench Workshop. This area is known for its green rolling hills (spring) that are similar to those in Tuscany, only these are much more pronounced and require specially modified equipment for cultivation. Looking forward to showing my clients this magical area of Washington.

Read More