Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Baja Portfolio

I have added a new portfolio to my website called "Wild Baja" - this is not intended to be the Cabo Spring Break kind of wild, but to emphasize the real wilderness of the various islands within the Sea of Cortes. The image below was a sunrise shot taken on one of these islands - it was the morning before the weather changed, so the "red sky at morning" warning we have all heard was actually accurate in this case. This image was developed using Adobe Camera Raw, and I have not added any kind of saturation or color - this is how the sky looked that amazing morning - it is one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever witnessed - I really enjoyed the deep blue color that appeared with the magenta and orange colors. The shapes in the image are of the various sea stacks that ring the islands - they give some interest to the image even though they are just silhouettes.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Great Photo Book Lists

If you enjoy collecting photography books you should check out this great photo book list on Mary V. Swanson's Website - the top picks for photography books for 2007 are listed from various sources.

Friday, December 14, 2007


The 2008 Photo L.A. is scheduled for January 11-13 in Santa Monica. This is the premiere show for fine art photography on the west coast, and is well worth attending for both photographers and collectors. This year the show will be in a larger venue since they outgrew the smaller venue where it was previously held. The fabulous Crista Dix of Wall Space in Seattle will be showing my work at Photo L.A.. If any of my blog readers will also be showing work there please post a comment letting us know who you are and which gallery will be representing you. I hope to attend the event, depending on weather and time available. There are also various collecting seminars and presentations that provide valuable information.



Monday, December 10, 2007

Back from Baja

We returned from Baja late last week - the islands in the Sea of Cortez are amazing locations for photography. We were able to get ashore for some sunrise and sunset shots, and also had many chances to photograph the marine life from the boat - whales, dolphins, sea lions, boobies, pelicans, etc. I had never been to Baja before, and was very impressed with the scenic landscape, wonderful snorkeling, and (mostly) warm climate. We did have some high seas at times, but for the most part the trip was smooth sailing. We had the chance to go into the northern part of the Sea of Cortez, which is rarely visited and very wild. It is an amazing place that is very accessible with a short flight from LAX to Loreto. I am still in the process of reviewing my images - I hope to have a new Baja portfolio up on my website in a few weeks. Here is an underwater shot with the Olympus 790 SW - It is a pretty noisy image file from that little camera, I'm not sure if that camera is a keeper, I think the shots with the Canon Rebel in the Ewa Marine Bag are better.

Also, I would like to thank everyone who came to my presentations last week in LA and San Diego. I enjoyed meeting everyone who came to the event. My next event is in San Francisco on January 17. Please sign up ahead of time with Calumet if you are planning to attend. That is also the same week as the Macworld Expo in SF.