Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Flying Lessons

I decided to spend some time on a small tour boat near Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand. This large, graceful bird almost blew the landing and I partially blew the second shot.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spring Melt

The morning was a bit overcast so Michael and I decided to go to one of our usual haunts around Powassan. This image was taken on one of the small tributaries of the South River. I was taken by the rather large root, the pale blue-green color in the foreground and the reflections in the distinctive curves in the foreground. All in all I felt that this was a calm, pleasing image.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Experimenting with luminosity masks

I shot this image on a secluded Creek near Kingston New Brunswick in 2013. The real problem was the extremely wide dynamic range. Unfortunately I did not bracket the shot and I had a finger in the right lower corner. I have tried 30 iterations of this image but could never get it the way I saw it when I took it.

Recently I have been using luminosity masks much more frequently so I decided to make one more stab at this image.

In LR I increased exposure as much as possible, reduced the shadows as much as possible and shifted the blacks the right until I got to the place that there were no under or over exposed areas.

However when I got to Photoshop CC the image was very flat so I decided to use various luminosity masks to process the image. Even when looking at the darker areas of the image I don't see much noise. I'm Really very satisfied with the final result.

Monday, 30 November 2015

The treasures of impending ice.

It was a cold windy day on the lake without any contrasting light. With a bit of searching there are interesting images to capture. The leaves embedded in the ice reminded me of an autochrome image. The ice bubbles remind me of the barium contrast of the human colon.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Jðkusárlón Iceberg Lagoon

Small to medium icebergs calve from theVatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe. Drawn by the tide the icebergs gradually make their way to the ocean where they are pummeled and eroded until they float onto the black sandy beaches near Vik. This is considered to be one of the best photographic places in the world.

Images of icebergs on Vik Beach

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sea Stacks at Reynisfjara Beach, Southern Iceland
Spent a gorgeous morning trying to catch just the right water flow around the rocks.
To The Sea

Kirkjufell Mountain Creek on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula September 23,2015
Having endured more than 24 hours of rain we were chomping at the bit to get out and shoot. We were rewarded with this lovely scene.