Every trip to Iceland has special adventures and my August workshop was no exception. I was hobbling around on crutches after breaking my ankle in June when I crashed my bicycle in Vermont.
If you haven't seen what Photoshop is doing with Generative Artificial Intelligence, you'll be shocked. I'm not easily impressed but this technology is a game changer. It could change the way I shoot pictures in the future and how I edit. It isn't quite ready for full release, which is why it is in beta stage now, but when it is ready it will make the believability of every photo come into question. That will be quite the discussion when it happens.
I can't think of many things I hate paying money for than insurance. I'm nuts enough to think that I'll never need it but as I grow older and wiser I know there are times when it is good protection. And travel insurance is one of them. Travel insurance can protect against two major things: a cancelled trip and medical problems.
Flower photography is not my great passion but I've alway been attracted to lupines, those wonderful wildflowers that appear around Vermont in early June. Each year I look forward to seeing the lupines since I know that summer is close at hand.
One of the sure signs of spring in Vermont is tulips popping up. They are beautiful to see and fun to photograph.
Today Brian Horton and I spent the day finding some great locations for my workshop to photograph the total solar eclipse next April. Downtown Dallas is interesting, there are more tall buildings than people on the street.
I went to checkout the Fort Worth Stockyards this afternoon. It is a bit touristy but rather cool. Twice a day they walk some Longhorn steers about three blocks down the street.
I'm not a huge fan of sunset pictures, maybe it is because I now live in a narrow Vermont valley that runs north and south and I don't see the setting sun and it's colors very often.
I came to Dallas to scout locations for next year's total solar eclipse workshop. Even though the eclipse will be within 40 miles of my Vermont home, I'm coming to Dallas where there is a much more likely chance of having a clear sky.
I had a nice weekend visit from New Jersey friends Brian Horton and Nancy Lewis. Brian was here to talk some business but it was a good excuse to go out and shoot some waterfalls.
I'm excited to finally launch a new website! It runs much faster than the old one and makes finding, selecting and purchasing photos and workshops much easier.
I think a tripod is one of the most important pieces of equipment a photographer has. I shoot over 95% of my photos with my camera on a tripod. Yes, even street photography...
I don’t particularly like year-in-review stuff, especially on TV news where they are just filling time with cheap content. But I think it is a good exercise to go back and see what I shot and see what I can learn from it...
Not much makes me happier than knowing a good snowstorm is coming. It is my favorite time to get out and make some photos. I love what happens during a snowstorm, most people stay inside, so they aren’t in my way. The world is quiet and peaceful, at least on Vermont’s backroads. And my creativity kicks into high gear.
When we bought our house in Woodstock, one of the first people to greet us was neighbor Ducky Freeman.
I just finished a wonderful 10 days in Peru. Lima is a cool city, it is modern and hectic but there is plenty of ancient history. Even though the city is surrounded by desert, it is cloudy most of the year and a light mist could fall at any time...
I’ve always heard about Machu Picchu and how incredible it is and how amazing Incas built it high in the mountains by hand and how it was lost for hundreds of years. It is all of that and much more.
Today we made a special trip, winding through a narrow mountain ride, climbing until we got to the village of Willoq. The community, it is thought, maintains a direct line of the last Incas and consequently is one of the last towns where you can see the living culture of Peruvian ancestries...
Guinea pigs are a bit of a delicacy in Peru and they didn’t seem too appetizing to me. As we were driving in a small village, Fernando pulled our van over in front of a little restaurant that had guinea pigs roasting on skewers outside...