Photo update of the Museum Fire.Read More
The other day Tiffany and I were on top of Mt. Elden during sunset and ended up staying for the Milky Way to come out. It was a great view of Northern Arizona and after it got dark we could see the Platypus fire to the south lighting up the night sky. Below are a few images from sunset and after. I will have some of these on display tomorrow at the Flagstaff Urban Market which is from 9-2 in Downtown Flagstaff.
Come on by!
Elden Lookout at sunset.
The city of Flagstaff's light pollution washes out the night sky.
The Platypus fire lighting up the night sky.
Last week Chaz and myself made a visit down to Sedona, AZ in the wee hours of the morning for some sights of the Milky Way. I had a spot in mind I visited during a portrait shoot earlier in the year and after hiking a couple miles in the dark we found the tree I wanted to shoot. We passed several deer and more spiders than we could count but it ended up being worth the trek. Below are some images from the trip.
View to the Southwest of our home galaxy.
The tree I wanted to shoot actually ended up being one of the last shots I took.
Along the trail.
One of the spiders along the trail. It’s a giant crab spider and was the size of a half dollar of not bigger. They aren’t poisonous but will definitely hurt if you get bit.
Looking forward to more shooting this season, and my workshop coming up in June at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
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The 2018 edition of Luminar is the latest from Developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum as they are no longer creating Mac only software) and is meant to compete with the likes of Lightroom and Affinity among other popular photo editing software. When I first saw an ad several months ago for Luminar I dismissed it as another attempt at competing with Lightroom or the countless other programs for processing RAW files. I am pleased to say after using Luminar for the past week I am VERY impressed. It's not perfect, but instead is a very powerful image editor that easily stands on its own. I could see how many photographers could make the switch from Lightroom or other image editors. Read on for an in depth review as well as a breakdown of the 50+ tools at your disposal.Read More
I have another post I'll be sharing soon on Astro workshops but just thought I'd share I won the Shoot the Frame 2017 Landscape award for my image of Grand Falls and the Milky Way!
Click the button below for a link to the website and details. Its a great competition, this is the second time I've won. The first of which was December of 2015 for my Wanaka Tree image. Its open to all countries and every year they put out a book with the winners and finalists. Great contest, I'm honored to have won. :)Read More
Now that DJI's Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone has been out for a month plenty of people have got their hands on it and a few have written reviews on it. Nearly all of the reviews I found when I was deciding on if I should get this or wait for the Phantom 5 (probably released a year from now) had the same type of example shots. A shot in a park. A shot of a house. A shot of some treeline in a neighborhood. All at midday when the sun is high in the sky, etc.
If you are like me and are considering one for filming and/or aerial still photography purposes those example shots mean nothing. How does it perform 400 feet above a desert? How does it perform in 20+ mph winds? How recoverable are the blown highlights out of a 4k video file or the RAW/DNG 12MP still files? How much detail can you pull out of those files? How is the sharpness? How is the distortion? I'll answer these questions below.Read More
I thought I should update those in Northern Arizona that I have a show for the months of March, May and June at the Artists Coalition Of Flagstaff, which is now located in the Flagstaff Mall. The show ranges from landscapes captured during my past two years overseas in New Zealand and Australia to the night sky as seen in both hemispheres.Read More