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Brass and Blue

Near Trongsa, Bhutan
Leica M9, Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Biogon; 1/25 second, ISO 320
March 2012
18 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Asia, Bhutan, Blog

South of Trongsa is an incredible nunnery.  Aged and unique, this nunnery is a relatively large complex built on the top of a hill.  Outside the main temple building, this butter candle room was small and hot, both from the number of photographers inside and the numerous lit candles.  No room for tripods in the […]

Flower at the Pass

Milford Track, South Island, New Zealand
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T*; 1/250 second, f/10, ISO 100
November 2012
17 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Blog, New Zealand

When I hiked the Milford Track in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, I found the track filled with these wild flowers. I don’t know what they are, or what they are called, but I enjoyed seeing them on the track. The weather could have been much worse, and maybe the presence of these flowers meant […]

The Fluid Robe

Ogyen Choling, Bhutan
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS at 709mm; 1/400 second, f/9, ISO 250
May 2012
14 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Asia, Bhutan, Blog

Can you image a robe with more vibrant color? I’ve seen lots of religious and cultural garments from around the world, but those from Bhutan are among the very best. This gentleman, part of the national dance troupe of Bhutan, had been performing for an hour or so by the time I captured this image, […]

Knox Gorge I

Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T*; 1/6 second, f/8, ISO 100
September 2013
12 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Australia, Blog

Knox Gorge wasn’t my favorite, but it was still very good. I think the problem was that Karijini National Park had so many incredible gorges, that Knox just didn’t stand up to the others. Take Knox and put it anywhere else, and it would be incredible; alas, it was fighting against it’s close siblings, and […]

Abstract X

Canyon X, Page, Arizona, United States
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar; f/9, ISO 100
December 2013
11 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Blog, Day to Day, United States

Sometimes it’s difficult, if not impossible, to explain why I like one of my images better than another. This is such a time. I had a great time shooting in Canyon X near Page, Arizona in December 2013, and came away with many good images; even a few spectacular images. It was only later, as […]

A Natural Wonder

Bryce Canyon National Parl; Utah, United States
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T*; 1/10 second, f/8, ISO 100; three image panorama
December 2013
10 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Blog, Day to Day, United States

Natural Bridge actually isn’t. Rather, it is a natural arch, one of several located in Bryce Canyon National Park. I don’t really care what it is called, and whether or not that name is technically correct. All that matters, I think, is that it is incredibly beautiful. I loved seeing Natural Bridge in person, and […]

Sunset Through the Window

Bangkok, Thailand
Leica M9
April 2012
07 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Asia, Blog, Thailand

I had already spent the day at Ayutthaya, an ancient capital of Thailand, located about a one hour train ride north of Bangkok.  But, one of the best images of the day came as I boarded my train back to Bangkok.  I found an empty seat directly across from this Buddhist monk, and as the […]

The Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar T*; 1/250 second, f/9, ISO 100
December 2013

The day after a Winter storm dumped several inches on Bryce Canyon National Park, I found myself battleing the extreme (-28F) cold to take some images of the Park’s Amphitheater. This image was captured my first full day in the park, just hours after the snow storm had ended. I headed first to some of […]

Golden Sunset

Sydney, Australia
Nikon D800E, Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T*; 1/40 second, f/8, ISO 200
October 2013
05 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Australia, Blog, Day to Day

No matter how many times I see the Sydney Opera House, I find myself just staring at it. Enjoying the arc of the gentle curve as they come to a sharp point. The elegance of the wedges contrasted by the traditional rawness of the steel Harbour Bridge in the background. It’s a great sight, no […]

Reaching for the Clouds

Grampians, Victoria, Australia
Leica M9, Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon; 1.500 second, ISO 160
December 2011
04 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in Australia, Blog, Day to Day

During a day trip from Melbourne, I headed out to the Grampians, an area and mountain range to the west of Melbourne.  Not having any concrete plan or time constraints, when something caught my eye I would turn the car towards a newly discovered goal.  That’s how I came across this scene, a beautifully sculpted […]

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