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Death Valley #2

Below you will find more images from my recent trip to Death Valley.  Enjoy!  Oh and remember to see the images bigger, click on them

The first image is from The Alabama Hills in Lone Pine CA.  I was drawn to the texture on the background rock in shadow and then the gentle curve of the lighter rock in the foreground.

The next image is a result of the foreground and background being in deep shadow due to the clouds.  The sun was lighting up the middle ground.  This composition screamed to be photographed!

The Image below was made in the Salt Basin in Death Valley.  It is the rain water seeping onto the valley floor.  We could see it growing inch by inch…. very slowly.

 

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Death Valley with Cole Thompson – Gear for Sale

I am just back from co-leading two workshops in Death Valley and The Alabama Hills with the great Cole Thompson. We had two tremendous groups with lots of opportunities to create images that made our hearts sing! To be with Cole was a rare treat as he does not typically shoot with others let alone help on a workshop!  

Below are a few of my favorites so far.  Many more to process, so stay tuned for part 2!

On another subject, I am helping a friend sell some lightly used Nikon and Olympus gear.  See the list below.

One last thing, I have room if you’d like to join me in the Smokies this spring!  Mid April is the perfect time and it is a great way to wipe away the winter blues!  And, I just had a late cancellation for my Charleston SC workshop in a couple of weeks leaving a spot available.

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List of Gear for sale.

Nikon  PRICE
D700 with Grip & RRS L Plate 800
D700 with Grip 800
D800 with Grip & RRS L Bracket 1499
85mm 1.4D 700
16-35 f4 800
18-200 3.5-5.6 mssing hood. 450
24-70 2.8 1300
SB-900 Flash 200
Tamron 180 Macro 550
Lensababy Composer Pro 200
Olympus
OM-D E-M1 700
Pen Lite E-PL5 with 14-42 EZ 300
Lumix 35-100 HD 2.8 Polwer OIS 700
Lumix 7-14 f/4 Vario 600
Lumix 100-300 4-5.6 400
Olympus 40-150 2.8 1000
Olympus 1.4x Teleconverter 250
Olympus 14-42 3.5-5.6 EZ 200
Olympus 14-42 3.5-5,6IIR 200
Olympus 12 2.0 Silver 500
Lumix 45mm 2.8 Leica 550
Lensabay Velvet 56mm for Olympus 400
Really Right Stuff Tripod TVC 24l with BH-40 Ball Head 950
Metabones adaptor for Nikon F to Olympus 4/3 335
Tiffin 72mm Polorizer 25
Nikon 77mm Polorizer 50
Hoya 77mm Polorizer 25
Tiffin 77mm Polorizer 25
Hoodman Loupe 25
Tiffin 58mm Vari ND 50
Singh Ray ND 3G SS Galen Rowel 50
Singh Ray ND 2G-SS Galen Rowel 50
Singh Ray ND 2G-HS Galen Rowel 50
Singh Ray ND 3G-HS Galen Rowell 50
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Glacier National Park Workshop with Chuck Kimmerle

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I am excited to announce a new workshop for August of 2017 to Glacier National Park with Chuck Kimmerle.  In 2013 Chuck was artist-in-residence in Glacier NP.  Please click on this link to learn more about this exciting workshop.  All images by Chuck Kimmerle. We hope to see you in August!

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Smoky Mountains Workshop

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I just finished co-leading a workshop with Rad Drew in The Great Smoky Mountains.  When Rad and I met last weekend, the trees were predominantly green with little if any color to be found.  Suffice it to say, we were a bit anxious about the potential for color.  Then on Tuesday, the day we started, things started to change, and, by the time we finished the week, the color was glorious! 

After a much needed nap when the workshop ended, I decided to head out along Little River Road to see what I might find. The two images in this post are a result of my afternoon out. This scene got better and better as we drove by it each day.  Today it was screaming with color and offered a number of compositions. The top image was made as the sun was setting giving me gold light on the background trees.  The bottom image was made about an hour later, in softer light with no sun on the scene at all.

Grateful to have been in this wonderful park with Rad and a terrific group!

Rad and I will be doing this workshop again next fall. We will begin taking deposits in November.  Rad and I will be doing a workshop together in the Palouse in May.  Hope to see you at one or the other or both!

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Clouds & Shadows – 2017 Workshops open for deposits.

Once again the amazing Palouse offering up the gift of clouds and shadows.  I have officially added three 2017 workshops and am now taking deposits for Charleston, The Smoky Mountains and The Palouse. Click this link and scroll down on the page.  I will be adding information for the workshops later in 2017 in the next couple of months as I lock in rooms etc.

 

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Smoke in the Smokies

One of my favorite places in The Great Smoky Mountains is the Foothills Parkway for sunrise. When our group arrived early at “the” spot we were greeted by 65 others who love this spot too! Unfortunately the fog was too thick this day. After a long wait, folks were itchy for breakfast, so most left without getting much. After breakfast, a few of us wandered back to see what might be there and were given a gift. I love the subtle crepuscular rays, the strong white fog near the hill tops and light on the land.

 

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Barclay Photography – Encouraging you to make images that make your heart sing.

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Time for the Smoky Tour

One of my favorite places to photograph on the east coast is The Great Smoky Mountains!  I adore the lush greens of early spring, the blossoms on the dogwood, the redbud trees blooming and the foggy mist in the morning. Dan and I have another great group joining us next week and we can’t wait to get started!

The Smokies is a place that makes my heart sing!

 

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Tuscany & Venice Through Their Eyes

Once again, it’s time for “images through their eyes.” This time from our recent tour to Italy. I think you will be amazed at the quality of the photographers on this trip!  Remember to click on the links to view more of their fine work.  Enjoy!

Barry Wolf – Belvedere: We had gone to Belvedere the previous morning but there was neither any fog nor nice light. We decided to return the following morning because the weather forecast was favorable for fog. The forecast was accurate because we were greeted by fog everywhere. It was one of those magical mornings that you hope for and was an experience that I’ll never forget not only because of the location but the great group that I was with.

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Laurie McCormick –  This is one of my favorite images because I love color, reflections and capturing the essence of place.  ‘Life in Burano’ I believe has all three ingredients and gives the viewer a small peek into the lifestyle of the people who live on the Island of Burano, Veneto Italy.  Facebook  Check out Laurie’s National Geographic “Your shot” gallery here too!

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Louise Shoemaker – A Solitary Stroll—I wandered off the edge of the map and got thoroughly lost in a neighborhood far from the busy tourist streets of Venice, and came back with this.  It reminds me that every photograph doesn’t have to be extravagant or dramatic.  It speaks to me because it is understated and quiet, and it evokes that part of Venice where residents simply live their lives.

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Mark Stevens –  While others went off to capture the iconic “Belvedere” image, I choose to stay at the IL Rigo that morning and walk the dirt road to the north. I was confident that something would present itself to me and that I would be able to capture it to my satisfaction. This is a four shot stitched panorama made with a Canon 6D, 70-200mm lens, combined in PS CS6.  Website

_84A7553 Tuscan pan 5  b  border copyLinda Russo – This image of St. Marks Basilica, in the Piazza San Marco, I like in particular because I’m not familiar with night photography and quite honestly I was surprised that I captured what I saw in my camera’s viewfinder.

My Nikon D810 camera was on the tripod and during the long exposure, my friend Linda K and I had to block people from walking in front of the camera. I took multiple images, but this one I like best.

The reflection in the puddle of water adds balance to the composition and creates a more dazzling image.  I think this one is a keeper!
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Pat Sweeney – This stands out as my favorite for two reasons: It speaks ITALY to me with it’s vivid color, it’s agelessness and it’s food.  Secondly, working in soft focus (Fuji XT-1 in-camera) as well as square format was a new experience.  Stepping out of the box was challenging and lots of fun!
 
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Robin Harrison –  She told me she was especially fond of the two rainbows we were treated to on this trip and thus this is one of her favorite memories.
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Dan Sniffin – Co-Tour Leader – I can’t say that this is my “favorite” image from our tour.  But I know that the simpler the subject is, the easier it is for a viewer to understand the intent of the maker.  Here, it is easy to see that this is a study of color, textures and shapes, with the shadows adding a strong serendipitous element.
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Red

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I’ve photographed this car in Havana on previous trips. It is hard to pass up, so here is another take.

I have noticed a fair amount of construction going on in Havana over the past three years. This is good news. The wiring we saw in homes three years ago looked dangerous. Now, we see lots of new electrical boxes and wiring that does not scare me. This year, many streets were torn up. It appeared as though work was being done on the infrastructure which is sorely needed. It will be interesting to see what changes are in store with the rekindling of our relationship with Cuba. I hope the “people” receive some benefit, but I have my doubts.

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Waiting

If you get up early enough, and you should, the streets of Havana are quiet and void of activity. And then, as you roam the vacant streets with dawn approaching, you’ll encounter small groups on their way to work, or to catch a ride, or to catch the bus, or to get a cup of coffee. It is during these early hours that you’ll likely find little vignettes such as this one.  Of course I was drawn to the wonderful red car with tons of character, but then the door opened and the woman poked her head out. Then she stepped out, obviously waiting for her ride. An already good image now a better one. And then, after she left, a neighbor stepped out of his home and shared that the car was his and did not run. It too is waiting, waiting for another talented, industrious Cuban to come and fix it, so it will ride again.

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I’d like to draw your attention to a very special new tour that Dan and I are offering in January of 2016.  A full week at The Hideout Dude Ranch in Wyoming!  Lots of details can be found on my tour page here!  (scroll down to the bottom when you get there.)  We are VERY excited about this one!

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