Sailing on clouds at the Great Salt Lake
Category Archives: Stills
Whale Still Text is here
Sometimes the gentle patterns of nature’s creatures can actually be graphic! The zebra’s stripes evolved to confuse predators about where one animal starts and the other begins. Use your imagination to see blurred confusion while the herd is running to escape the enemy. Here, the sharp, graphic repetition of the patterns in this pair andContinue reading “Stripes Together”
This Saddle Beaked stork creates its perfect clone while stalking across a shallow inlet. Reflections can be captured in startling detail like this one where the water’s surface is perfectly still, or in impressionistic style when moving surface water creates it’s own interpretation. Tip: Try to tilt the camera down a bit when going forContinue reading “Two Storks”
Hair Spray Laughter
Capturing people being themselves in an unusual setting creates engaging photographs. These young teenagers are enjoying the “Hair Spray” from no less a source than Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Golden Cape Town
Sunset can be so evocative in giving a sense of place. This shot was made just before the sun set behind the mountains. Thus, it was important to place the sun itself behind something, so a proper exposure could be made to capture the rich saturation of colors and subtle details that surround the bay.
Leopard Thief Lock Up
Just after twilight in the dusk, we discover a juvenile leopard trapped by two male lions waiting below the prisoner’s 60-foot-high perch. The teenage delinquent was caught dining on the lion brothers’ fresh kill. We returned the very next morning to see him STILL IMPRISONED! Fill flash froze the movement and helped revel the detailsContinue reading “Leopard Thief Lock Up”
The “Cuernos” Emerge
The Horns of Paine emerge from a storm as breaks in storm clouds create zones of colors, shadows and light- affording a sense of depth while focusing the viewer’s eyes on the central subject. The view from the Explora Lodge in Patagonia is forever changing and hypnotizing. Torres de Paine National Park- Patagonia, Chile.
Beginnings of a Snowstorm
The subtle almost invisible clouds briskly move over a snow-covered ridge in the foreground while more ominous storm clouds just begin to mass in back of the Towers. Sometimes the purposeful use of a non-standard aspect ratio can emphasize the geometry of lines in a photo. Note the subtle battle of the horizontal with theContinue reading “Beginnings of a Snowstorm”
Ancient Royalty in the Spotlight
Catching the morning light as it came through a window, it spotlighted the ancient royalty depicted on these decorated storage vases. Note how the shape and different characteristics of the light, shadows and color create a sense of depth and direct the viewer’s attention to the subject(s). Jerusalem, Israel.