Essence in Photography
The Travel & Light Adventures of Captain Photo
Captain Photo visits Old Town in Tallin, Estonia. See my HDR photography and get a restaurant tip for authentic Russian food & beer. Also, how I process photos while traveling.
This gallery contains the best photos from a road trip through Northern California and Oregon. Cannon Beach and the California redwoods are the highlights. Mai couldn't wait to get up on that fallen redwood log to do the Tree Pose for me. You might also be interested to learn that these are the tallest trees on earth. Many grow well over 300 feet tall.
You know that I seldom hype the multitude of new gadgets and photo software that comes along unless I've tried it and it works for me. I depend on quality products to make my photographs and the all new Aurora 2017 is one software that I'm not living without!
From several visits to Mono Lake over a number of years, I've assembled a small collection of my 10 favorites from Mono Lake (plus a bonus shot of the Milky Way which I shot this week)! Enjoy the Mono Lake Limited Collection Here!
Mt. Shasta has a strong energy which, reportedly, attracts aliens. During the Perseid meteor shower while shooting the milky way late one night, I photograph what appears to be the glow of an alien ship on the ground.
Captain Photo stalks blooming wild rhododendrons in the foggy Northern California Redwood forest. However, his best shot has no flowers in it.
The annoying alarm on my iphone wakes me with the slightest tinge of grey in the morning sky. I'm immediately up and out into the trees with tripod and camera to find shots like this one.
If you love photos of a long straight highway disappearing into dramatic scenery like the iconic photo spot on Highway 163 going into Monument Valley, then this road and view of Mt. Shasta, is worthy of your attention!
Seeing those beautiful clouds above the Mono Lake cinder cones inspired me to quickly create a composition. For landscape photographers, it's a sin to waste great clouds! Everything fell into place and this time, it was perfect! You know the feeling you get when you KNOW you've just captured a really nice shot!
The New, Easy and Powerful Way to Picture Perfect HDR!
Aurora HDR Pro is the only app I use now for my HDR work. All the goodies I used to need from both Photomatix and Photoshop are now all smartly integrated into this one app. It’s magical how HDR is evolving and becoming so much easier for me to make images like these. I also know that you can quickly learn to do it too, even if only just to make your own awesome vacation pictures!
I’m not famous yet
So the price for my art is still, alas, very low. Mine start at only $25 for an 8×12 original “More Real Than Life” photo. Why deprive yourself of owning one? Consider it like an IPO investment for when I DO become famous. Meanwhile, go ahead and dress up your home or office today!
You can access my photo collections with the orange button below. Some will speak to you more than others. That’s the way art is. Find your favorite.
There are many options of print sizes & finishes but if you’re not finding the size or style you want, contact me and I’ll take care of you.
For my own home, my work is printed on metal because the metal surface does a truly fabulous job retaining all the pop of the original “More Real Than Life” photo! I always buy the ready-to-hang metal because expensive, time-consuming custom framing, isn’t my thing. However, maybe you find that framing your art theraputic, by all means, buy the much less expensive metal paper print. The metal paper looks just as awesome as the ready-to-hang metals as long as you don’t put glass in front.
Remember, every print you buy helps make me more famous, which helps makes your investment more valuable! Like my crazy logic?
Thanks so much for your appreciation of my art! If you decide to beautify your space with something, the elves get them out pretty quickly. You should have have it in your hands within just four or five days if you order today! So go pick out your favorite!
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With that, I invite you into the magical inner circle. Say “Yes!” and you’ll begin getting info about newer, better, and easier ways of making really beautiful pictures out of the stuff you shoot, without a lot of fuss! So get ready to meet your inner artist by applying to join my private list right now! It’s free so don’t miss any of the fun & games!