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Iceland, Day 4

Short post today.

Started the day at midnight photographing the Northern Lights. Got back to the hotel at 2:30 am, then up again at 5:30 to hit the beach for more ice shots. After which, we traveled to Vik, stopping along the way for various shots, including some of the Vatnajökull glacier.

There are some abstract shots in here, shot intentionally as various art personal pieces. I have a few other great pieces to share from this day, but need to do some more work on them so I’ll wait for a later post.

Enjoy day 4. (Hi Lynette-I love you)


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Mt. Rainier August, 2014 Photo Trek

Greeting my friends.

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer and the beautiful weather that we’ve been having. Honestly, while enjoying the sunshine a lot I am now ready for some cooler temperatures.

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to join Jennifer King (of Jennifer King Photography Workshops) on a workshop/trek on Mt. Rainier. The goal was to get some good shots of the wildflowers and some sunsets/sunrises on the mountain and while the weather certainly did not cooperate with us, I did manage to get a few good shots for my portfolio.  The wildflowers were incredible, the running water (i.e. waterfalls) were breathtaking, and the wildlife was heartwarming. And even though I cannot post all my pictures, I hope that you enjoy the few that I did.

Now about the workshop. Even professional photographers need some instruction and guidance from time-to-time. I have been wanting to join a professional workshop for some time and Jennifer is one of the best photographers I have run across in a long time. I really enjoyed her tutaledge and guidance and value her friendship. I look forward to joining her on another trek next year. If you are looking for some good professional training, I highly recommend Jennifer King Photo Workshops.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy my photographs and if you are interested in a purchase, please see my gallery on Fine Art America or email me and let me know what you are interested in.



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SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset Review

Over the years, many people have asked me about my workflow for my images. I generally tell them about Lightroom and Photoshop, leveraging those tools to get the best images possible. I also tell them that with Lightroom, finding a “recipe” or a preset that work for their style will greatly improve their overall workflow and speed up their finishing process.

I own a few presets packages for Lightroom, with one of them standing out above all the rest: the SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets. Without question, these presets are the best that I have found and always provide me with the results that I envisioned when I originally pressed the shutter button on my camera. Their presets have saved me countless hours of finishing work (moving from hours to minutes) and saved me from having to spend a lot of time in Photoshop (something I don’t like to do). The lessons that come with the system not only taught me how to use their presets but gave me confidence to use Lightroom as my primary edit tool.

I have been using SLR Lounge presets for about 2 years now, and will continue to use them as long as I take photographs.

Below is a before/after example of a photograph I recently took using the HDR SLR Lounge Presets for Lightroom.

Good job guys!

If you are interesting in purchasing them for your own use, you can purchase them at this link: http://www.slrlounge.com/lightroom-presets



Before-After SLR Lounge






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Shot of the Day 01/10/14

Greetings friends,

And happy Friday to you.

Today, I am sharing my latest Mt. Rainier portrait. I took this one a few nights ago at an undisclosed location during one spectacular sunset.

Many of my facebook friends have seen this already and have been asking for prints. If you are interested, please navigate to the link below to my site on Fine Art America for purchase.

Sell Art Online




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Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Lynette and I took a quick trip to the Nisqually wildlife refuge the other day to get a few shots of the birds wintering there. Unfortunately, not may birds except a few ducks to look at, but we get a few nice pictures anyway.

Hope you enjoy.


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London / Ireland 2004

Are you surviving the hot weather? We’re not doing so well in it, so we have decided to stay in, out of the sun and have ended up looking through our blogs and such. And as it turns out, there is a rich piece of our photographic history that we haven’t shared with  you. Primarily due to the fact that we didn’t have a website/blog prior to about 2007, but mostly due to the fact that we wanted our website to be the most current we possibly could and not delve into archived history.

Nevertheless, since are sitting here on a more-than-hot day not doing much, I decided to resurrect some of those old images and share them with you. First up, is a number of images that I shot when in London, England and throughout Ireland in the summer of 2004. Lynette and I took the family there for a couple weeks of vacation, visiting sites and visiting family. And while most of our images from those two weeks are typical vacation shots, there are a number of shots that were intended for someone else.

These are those shots.



011 Tower Bridge 23-Jul-04x3.JPG037 Buckingham Palace 24-Jul-04-Edit.JPG061 Big Ben and Parliment 24-Jul-04x3.JPG229 Glenarm 30-Jul-04x3.JPG247 Antrim Coast 30-Jul-04x3.JPG347 Wexford 01-Aug-04x3-Edit.JPG349 Wexford 01-Aug-04x3.JPG390 Ireland 02-Aug-04x3.JPG412 Dunguaire Castle 03-Aug-04x3.JPG419 Cliffs of Moher 03-Aug-04x3.JPG431 Ring of Kerry 04-Aug-04x3.JPG511 Glendalough 05-Aug-04x3.JPG534 Glendalough 05-Aug-04x3-Edit.JPG541 Glendalough 05-Aug-04x3.JPG
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