Fun at the Beach

Was over on the coast of Georgia and spent a few hours shooting at the beach one morning. Had the 600mm with a 1.4 Tele and the D4 on the Wimberley/Gitzo combination. Also went to Dx in the Image Area function to get even closer as tidal flows divided the beach into disjointed sections often separating me further from the subject. The birds were plentiful from sandpipers to semipalmated plovers to terns, gulls, brown pelicans and the occasional heron, to name a few. Was a great time for practice and just watching the behaviors as they went about poking, diving, digging etc. Still new to this area of image making, but I find there is always something that comes along if you are patient enough. Here are a few from the morning, all right out of the camera with no further adjustments other than creating the JPEG in PS CC:

Even leaving Key West on the fast ferry, the sunset didn’t disappoint

The fast ferry to Ft. Meyers left Key West at sunset. The sunset didn’t disappoint. Hand holding technique was key on the open stern of the ferry as the wind was buffeting the 80-400 so strongly that I had to shift my lens hand to push the lens into the wind while firing off bursts at high speed. A lot will be out of focus, but this strategy will usually provide a frame or two that are sharp within the burst…

Surfing in Munich?????

Last Spring, I ran across an unusual sight. Not too far of a walk from the center of Munich is the Eisbach, a small man-made river that connects to the Isar River and works its way through the English Garden. The current is treacherous and at one point a wave occurs due to the nature of how the stream was constructed. There are actually two other man-made waves that are surfed in Munich in addition to this one. Since the 70’s, surfers literally have leapt onto their boards from the sidewalls of the stream and are immediately in surfing mode before they eventually move to the side to get out. Falling does not seem to be an option given the current and this wave tends to be only used by very experienced surfers. Was the last thing I thought I would be watching in Munich….

Currents Magazine

Summer 2013 Edition of Grand Circle’s Currents Magazine
Its been a busy summer, partially reflected by the lack of posts.

In the meantime until I catch up, Grand Circle Travel has recently published my article and photographs on travel photography in the Summer Edition of their “Currents” Magazine. The article is entitled “The Three “P’s” of Travel Photography; Tips to make your memories even more beautiful”. I wrote the article coming back on the plane from Munich last summer after observing (and sometimes assisting) fellow travelers with their photography challenges on a 10 day European cruise. And yes, someone really did drop their camera overboard on the last day with all of their images on one card in the camera and no backup……

Published: Castle in the Hudson

I am very pleased that Green Door Magazine, focused on the Hudson Valley and Catskills, has published 10 of my photographs and accompanying article on Bannerman Castle entitled “Castle in the Hudson” in their Summer edition. The magazine is currently on newsstands and available by clicking HERE or the cover of the magazine above. The editors of Green Door were a pleasure to work with and I hope that my photographs and article will help increase awareness of the Castle as well as the opportunities to visit the Island by boat or kayak tour this Summer and Fall.

Bannerman Castle is steeped in local history and the volunteers that have pushed for the preservation and stabilization of the ruins for more than decade through the Bannerman Castle Trust are just amazing in their dedication. They need all the financial and local support that they can get. Click HERE for more information on Bannerman Castle Trust.