Kauai

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Kauai

Hanalei Bay

Kauai

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Kauai

North shore

Kauai

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Kauai

This image was photographed on the property of Kipu Ranch in Kauai.

Kauai

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Kauai

This image was photographed on the property of Kipu Ranch in Kauai.

Los Padres National Forest

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Los Padres National Forest

This is one of my more recent images shot in the Los Padres National Forest. It was photographed with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Kodak TMAX 100.
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Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, Ca

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Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, Ca

I think it’s time for a few panoramics. This image is from the Alabama Hills, CA and was shot with a Fuji GX-617.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

This is another image similar in technique as my previous image. However, as that photo may feel frenetic, I find this image to be more graceful with the wildebeest seeming to float above the ground. Finally, I also see an allusion to prehistoric cave drawings.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

I love capturing time in a photograph, whether it’s with a very long exposure to blur a lot of detail to nothing or with a slow shutter speed and camera movement to create an effect. While on safari with Any Biggs, @theglobalphotographer, I saw him shooting with this latter technique of dragging the shutter and ran with it myself. The results, however, can be hit or miss. But when they’re a hit, the image can draw you in and suggest more than just a photo of the subject.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Africa, Black and White, Instagram, Landscape | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

While on safari in Africa and shooting wildlife, you’re primarily restricted to a vehicle. As a result, there is a lot of driving around looking for animals as well as sitting and waiting for them to do something interesting. But even so, there are many other fantastic photographic opportunities all around you. On this particular day while sitting and waiting, I scanned my horizon and just so happened to see an Acacia tree perfectly aligned with a distant hill. The symmetry grabbed my attention, but the drizzling sky and the negative space created what I feel is a very harmonious image.
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Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes collage of my previous image. This shows the steps I take from negative to drum scan to final image to print. This print is 16″ x 22″, but can easily print larger, because it was scanned at 4000dpi. However, I feel that the image speaks better and becomes more intimate at a smaller size.
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This image was shot with a Contax 645 medium format camera.
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