Landscape

Maine coast photowalk

Maine coast photowalk

A foggy Maine coast photowalk on Deer Isle. Deer Isle is a real island off the coast of Maine.

Santa Fe photography road trip

Santa Fe photography road trip

Photo road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The landscape that inspired Ansel Adams.

New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

I’m working on some new landscape photographs from here in south Louisiana. The fall is a great time to get out and shoot and it’s almost here.

Photographing the Oregon Coast!

Photographing the Oregon Coast!

I’ve just concluded a two-week photographic safari of the Pacific Northwest. We looped up through Portland and Seattle before camping down the Oregon coast.

Landscape Photography Details

Landscape Photography Details

Sometimes the best landscape photographs are there in tiny, up-close moments. On a late January walkabout, nothing is obvious to me in a big, overall view: it’s still a drab landscape from a distance. But forgetting about that and consciously slowing down, I start to see wonderful things up close….

Red Dots: Henry Hood Gallery show is a big success!

Red Dots: Henry Hood Gallery show is a big success!

My opening at the Henry Hood Gallery—two openings, actually—can now be termed a genuine success: between the initial opening on July 14 and a second ‘soft opening’ on July 21, I’ve sold 12 photographs out of the show, including one image that’s sold twice!…

Photography exhibition at Henry Hood Gallery

Photography exhibition at Henry Hood Gallery

Well, the day is almost here: tomorrow evening I have my opening of Lake Pontchartrain photographs at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, Louisiana! It’s been an incredible learning experience, putting everything together for the show: it involves so much more than making images…

Framing Photographs, Fast and Furious

Framing Photographs, Fast and Furious

It’s official: I’m having an opening at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, Louisiana, in 10 days—July 14th from 6 to 9 pm! My photographs of Lake Pontchartrain will be on view along with the glass sculpture of Wes Koon. It’s truly gratifying to have such a distinguished gallery interested in showing the work…

This House of (Louisiana) Sky

This House of (Louisiana) Sky

Driving the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway yesterday I was struck once more by the beauty of the big cloud formations forming and billowing before me: it’s maybe my favorite sensation related to the drive…

Photographing On the Water

Photographing On the Water

It’s taken much too long to work out all of the kinks, but I’ve finally gotten my flat boat up and running–not for fishing, but for photography. Adding a boat to my repertoire of shooting gear is opening up a whole new world of landscape vistas…

Getting Up Early in the Morning

Getting Up Early in the Morning

I had done a bit of scouting the day before and checked to see when sunrise would be. I knew it would be important to hit this area early, before the sunlight really got up enough to illuminate things…

Two Views of One February Day

Two Views of One February Day

Two photographs taken just minutes apart, but the contrast couldn’t be greater. New life and frozen death, two images shot within the space of a few yards and a few moments…

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Photography today in the rain and fog: fantastic! I found myself thinking about the post I wrote some time back about how to photograph in the rain, because that was definitely what I was doing today…

Modern Trends in Landscape Photography

Modern Trends in Landscape Photography

I’ve received a positive response, both in comments and offline in email, to the article I posted last week aggregating some landscape photography resources. This got me thinking about assembling a group of landscape photographs as a post. The idea that interested me was to limit the photographers featured to those that are members of our Discerning Photographer Flickr pool….

Landscape Photography Resources

Landscape Photography Resources

A confession: I love landscape and nature photography. I don’t consider myself a landscape/nature specialist, although nature photography was my very first photography love….Here are some landscape and/or nature photography articles or sites that I think you might find interesting.

Two Seasons, Two Images

Two Seasons, Two Images

Encountering a beautiful scene in a spot I had photographed before, I attempted to recreate from memory my original composition…see how successful I was (or not) and what it says about memory, photography and ourselves in this post.

Creating Great Panorama Photographs

Creating Great Panorama Photographs

Ever find that trying to shoot those grand vistas proves frustrating? Seeing that sweeping view in front of you, slapping on that super wide angle lens and looking through the viewfinder, only to see all of the fabulous detail of the shot recede into the background? You may want to try photo “stitching.” Read on…

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Today’s Photograph: Pontchartrain Cloudscape #1

Today’s Photograph: Pontchartrain Cloudscape #1

Sometimes all a post needs is a photograph. Today I saw this as I drove across on my way in to work in New Orleans. The clouds were amazing, enough to make me stop. I’ve written before about what a powerful factor the lake and its sky are on my shooting, and here’s a good example! (Click to open and see full-sized)