Last month I visited Montezuma’s Well for the first time. The neatest part for me was seeing ducks dive beneath the surface. I’d seen them invert in ponds and lakes, but from a high perspective with clear enough water we could watch them dive down several feet before disappearing into the darkness, only to return moments later.
For those of you who missed the once-in-a-lifetime space event of the week (seriously, didn’t we just have one of these?!) here are some thumbnails of the moon I managed to capture early Wednesday morning. Light was the real challenge, especially once the moon was fully eclipsed, but the images are decent enough for a 5×5 or 8×8.
Space is cool : P
Five of my street photos from Japan were published in the latest issue of Indie Soleil Magazine. This marks the first time work that is exclusively mine (not photos of my talented model spouse) has been accepted for publication (also the first time I’ve submitted such).
Check it out!
One of three photos published in the current (January) issue of Gothika Magazine (based in Australia). It can be found on MagCloud, both digitally and in print (http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1400034).
Happy new year!
Okay, it’s at the tail end of New Year’s Day in AZ, but it’s never too late for pretty pictures. I’m developing and planning ideas for 2018. Hoping to try some new things as well as figure out where I’m traveling next. Hopefully you’re all thinking about your next adventure too, be it foreign or just in your own backyard.
This past Tuesday my wife and I returned to the same site Sedona where we’d shot 12/4, this time armed with a new outfit (her) and an additional model. The images are taking me longer to edit b/c 1 – busy week, but 2 – some of the images are more challenging. I’ll share some of Davaki when I’m finished, but the ones of my wife will have to wait since she always tries (usually with success) to have them published in one of the many periodicals she’s keeps tabs on. I’ll beg your patience, but I’m pleased with the results thus far.
Monday 12/4 my wife and I drove over two hours to do a location shoot. People who know me know I REALLY don’t like traveling, but sometimes you have to do it. I’m not allowed to share our work yet since she’s trying to have it accepted for publishing, but this was a quick shot I took as we were leaving. Sometimes you can spend a lot of time on a shot and it doesn’t work. Sometimes you snap a quick one and you find a gem.
I’d hoped to get another theme shoot done this fall, but it just hasn’t happened. Been doing some hired shoots and will be going up to the Sedona area tomorrow for a group with Arizona Creative Professionals. Also good to see a new location; pity it’s over 2 hours away (I dislike travel immensely, but one must get out of one’s bubble).
I still need to get the Japan photos posted. There are just SO many, how do I choose which ones. But half a dozen of the black and white street photos I took were accepted for publication in a magazine. I’ll post when it’s actually published.
In the meantime here’s another cloud photo. I love clouds. They can be shapes, ships, shorelines, or just look like fire in the sky.
The last couple of days we’ve actually had clouds in the Arizona sky. One nice thing about a partial overcast is that you can take a picture of the sun (don’t look at it!) and create these heaven/ascending images. I love making them because I can lose myself in a moment.
I’ve been playing catchup for a couple of weeks since I had a slew of shoots mid-to-late September. However now’s the time to start thinking about photo needs for the holidays in case you do the photo/card thing or just want to have updated photos while the fam is gathered.
Also with Halloween and Day of the Dead coming up be sure to check out my Day of the Dead series in the gallery section. All are signed, numbered, and limited.