Essence in Photography
The Travel & Light Adventures of Captain Photo
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!
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.
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!
Two days photographing at Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast kept me in constant awe as the light changed so dramatically, especially during sunset the second day!
While processing this HDR tonight, I experienced a "note-to-self" moment. "Next time I'm over on highway 395, plan at least one extra day at Lone Pine for some quality time photographing the Alabama Hills!" This place is incredible, if you like weird rocks piled in odd formations, which I do. Guilty.
It was blue hour and suddenly, the expanding light of the approaching sun below the horizon seemed to explode in the distance in contrast to the still starry night above. It looked delicious! The Jeep came to a quick stop and tripod was setup to catch that if I could.
Photos from three days at Mt. Shasta, California. Hopefully, also some inspiration to help you make better vacation pictures on your next trip.
January 1, 2016. Over new year breakfast this morning, Mai wanted to play one of her normal "woo woo" games."Let's set our intentions for the year, baby!"I feign a mild displeasure while conjuring up my best response because there's no escaping the inevitable. Attempting to add a bit of lightness and gain more time, I reply; "I LOVE that game!"
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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