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Compressor Wash

Compressor wash after a day of flying over islands and creeks along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwestern Florida on an ad shoot.

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Graphis Photo Annual 2016

http://www.graphis.com/competition/photography-annual-2016/recent-winners/

Pleased to announce that two images I shot last year won silver awards in the 2016 Graphis Photo Annual.

If you do not know Graphis, you should it out.  It is the design bible. Graphis Magazine is published in Europe and is the equal to Communication Arts. (another prestigious photography annual)

Both images were shot on personal projects.

The first is of Hidden Point in Newfoundland.  Shot on a scary, foggy, windy day with a rising tide on my Alpa 12 Max camera outfitted with my 40 Alpagon lens and trusty Leaf Credo 60 digital back.

The second image chosen was from my 12 day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from England to France and down to the Caribbean Island of St. Martin.

This was a long-exposure image shot in the early evening with a my Nikon D810 sporting the fabulous 14-24mm Nikkor, clamped to rail.

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UTAH Annual Report shoot

November 19th, 2015

Last week, I spent four delightful days in central Utah photographing first for an annual report and secondly, for myself.  My annual report shoot was focused on a new solar panel electrical project that is ready to come online.

The annual delivers in a few months; I’ll be able to show the images after it is released.

After finishing up my shoot, I took a long drive across Utah into the mountains of Nevada and up to the Bonneville Salt Flats.  I took my Inspire 1 quadcopter (drone) with me and shot remote landscapes in both states.  It was nice to be able to get away from the congestion of the east coast and fly the Inspire without worrying about overflying people, houses or near airports.

Here are a few of my favorite Instagram pictures from that trip.

 

 Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats

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Coal + Ice - Paris Climate Talks

Coal + Ice, a documentary/photo exhibit produced by Leah Thompson is on display in Paris this week.  I am pleased to say that two of my aerials of mountain top removal in West Virginia are included in the show.

COAL+ICE, was invited to install an excerpt at the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to France for the duration of COP21, the climate conference which began today in Paris. The exhibition in the Residence, also known as the Hôtel de Pontalba, is not open to the public, but the Pontalba is the site of many high level diplomatic meetings throughout the Conference, and where President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry will reside during their stay in Paris.

Discovery Communications - Wallenda Walk in Chicago

I found a few behind the scenes pictures while rummaging through my archives.  These are from one of my two Discovery Communications shoots for the Nick Wallenda walks. The Skyscraper site is incredible.  Use an iPad or tablet and move it around.  You can “walk” across the river toward the Leo Burnett building on the site or stop and look around.

 Discovery Communications team for the Chicago shoot.

Discovery Communications team for the Chicago shoot.

These are not your usual aerial shoots.  Loads of pre-flight conversations, mission briefs and technical challenges involved to create the 360 immersive websites.  http://www.skyscraperlive.com/

Kudo’s go to the creative team at Discovery Communication in Silver Spring. These shoots could not come together without their help and guidance.

 Above the Chicago river.

Above the Chicago river.

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A week in the wet

Two weeks ago, I spent the week with photographer buddies Julian Calverley, Jeffrey Salter and Alastair Bird shooting the great Pacific Northwest.

 There is wet and there there is Julian Calverley wet.

There is wet and there there is Julian Calverley wet.

Julian has just finished up a week of shooting and teaching a workshop on landscape photography for the good folks at Capture Integration and Alpa Cameras.

 Jules and Jeffrey Salter on the beach

Jules and Jeffrey Salter on the beach

I flew out to Seattle and met up with Julian and Jeffrey along with saying hi to the folks at Phase One, Alpa and Capture Integration.  Alastair drove down from Vancouver a couple of days later and we were off to see the rainforest.

 Lake Quinault

Lake Quinault

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Wandering the Upper Pennisula

I spent half of my youth in Michigan.  Michiganders have a strange accent, especially up north in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula).  Yoopers sound a lot like people from Ontario.  You here a lot of, eh’s?  Plus the lovely sing-song influence of Finnish and French.

I was up in the U.P. a couple of years ago to shoot the Mackinac Bridge for an engineering client.  Took my Trusty Alpa 12 Max along and the now-retired Aptus 75 back.  I found this old school close to the village of Rudyard.

 

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