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Early Morning Over Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
Nikon D800e, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art; 1/1000 second, f/4.5, ISO 500
October 2014
11 Feb 2015 / in Blog, Myanmar

With a predawn wake up call and hotel pickup, we were off to the staging area where we would begin our hot air balloon journey over the temples of Bagan. What an incredible experience as I think back upon it. Watching the balloons inflate, getting into the basket, and then taking to the air for […]

Lunettes at Sundown

Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Sony a7r, Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 at 32mm; 1/25 second, f/8, ISO 100
January 2015
05 Feb 2015 / in Australia, Blog, Day to Day

The Walls of China is the main attraction for Mungo National Park in southwest New South Wales, about 1,000km from Sydney. This is a place I have wanted to visit for years, after seeing some stunning images of the Walls. I captured this image just hours after arriving at Mungo for the first time (and […]

Sunrise Over Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
Sony a7r, Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE; 1/60 second, f/8, ISO 100
October 2014
29 Jan 2015 / in Blog, Myanmar

There are times in photography where things are just lucky and work out. This image is the result of one of those times. I went to Myanmar with all my panorama gear, but didn’t take many pano images; not even this one. High atop one of Bagan’s stupas, I had set up to photograph sunrise. […]

Huangshan Fog

Huangshan, Anhui, China
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 17-40 f/4L at 32mm; 1/100 second, f/13, ISO 100
May 2009
22 Jan 2015 / in Blog, China, Day to Day

Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) is one of the best places to visit in China if you like stunning landscapes, steep hikes, and dramatic photographic opportunities. I’ve only been once, and am very glad I had the chance to get there. I was an avid photographer at the time, but it was still early in my photographic […]

Sunset on Gyaing River

Mawlamyine, Myanmar
Sony a7r, Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE; 1/1250 second, f/8, ISO 500
October 2014
21 Jan 2015 / in Blog, Day to Day, Myanmar

It was hot, and the humid had long since reached oppressive levels. The only thing we could do was stay as close to an air conditioned building as possible. We left our hotel and walked to a nearby bar to enjoy a cool drink, and on the walk back the sun began to set over […]

In Prayer

Golden Rock, Myanmar
Sony a7r, Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE; 1/16000 second, f/8, ISO 250
October 2014
20 Jan 2015 / in Blog, Day to Day, Myanmar

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, better know around the world as Golden Rock, is one of the holier sites in Myanmar, and a source of a near constant stream of pilgrims. The Pagoda actually sits on top of the gold encrusted rock, but can’t be seen in this image. According to legend, the Golden Rock is perched on […]

Looking Out

Auckland, New Zealand
Leica M9, Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon; 1/60 second, ISO 400
February 2012
19 Jan 2015 / in Blog, Day to Day, New Zealand

People often ask me why I like (or don’t like) a certain image.  Many times the answer is easy and clearcut.  Other times it is not.  This image falls into the latter category. There is a great wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in the Auckland Art Museum that looks out onto Albert Park.  Inside the scene […]

Vivid Sydney III

Sydney, Australia
Nikon D800e, Nikor 70-200mm f/4 at 86mm; 1/3 second, f/5.6, ISO 3200
June 2013
16 Jan 2015 / in Australia, Blog

Every year the city of Sydney lights up for Vivid Sydney, a showcase of visual arts. The entire event takes place at night, so the art installations are all dealing with light: static light sculptures, light in motion, and vivid displays of color. Perhaps the most incredible sight is to see the iconic Sydney Opera […]

Knox Gorge II

Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Nikon D800e, Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T*; 0.8 seconds, f/8, ISO 100
September 2013
15 Jan 2015 / in Australia, Blog, Day to Day, Uncategorized

  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, […]

Rainbow to Wineglass Bay

Frecinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Nikon D800e, Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar; 1/320 second, f/9, ISO 320
April 2014
14 Jan 2015 / in Australia, Blog

There are so many variables that are beyond ones control when doing landscape photograph while traveling. a good amount of pre-trip research will help minimize those variables, but weather is almost always out of the control of the photographer. However, during my visit to Frecinet National Park in Tasmania, weather worked in my favor. I […]