Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ever Sofened Skies and Stolen Breath in the Window of Her Aura

Hensley lake bw

Here is another image made at Hensley Lake. Hope you all enjoyed your holiday and good day to you.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hensley Lake Tree

This was taken at Hensley Lake California one fine day. Not the most photographic place but it is fun to interpret the simplistic and barren landscapes into something new and fresh. A polarizer is something that is very good to have around for a place like this. In fact, using it gave me more ideas and I think I might have another 1 or 2 to post in the future. I will definitely be going back soon and hope my fellow photographers will go out and push themselves make something out of the ordinary spots we overlook.

Last light on Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Last Half

This photograph was made from Sentinel Dome, there you will see a 360 degree view of Yosemite valley. Among the many panoramic views, lies the Jeffrey Pine or at least whats left of it. The poor withered guy died from drought and continues to be carelessly handled by hikers. The pine was made famous by Ansel Adams his photograph here depicting a once flourishing pine. Pretty awesome to be standing in the same spot when history was made in 1940 and not to mention the ever beautiful Yosemite valley. Also if you are there until just after astronomical twilight, I imagine the trail photography would be excellent.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


hensley lake tree

I was talking to friend the other day who had used to dabble in photography. He was excited remembering some landscapes in Big Sur we stumbled upon and I asked him, why not get back into shooting again? The answer was simple: "I don't have the patience" This was intersting to me seeing as though I honestly never really gave much of a thought about patience in photography. The time it takes to photograph should never stand out as an obstacle, no matter how many trips back to your subject or hours in post. Maybe patience never occured to me because cause that idea leaves in the moment and in the remedy of nature. Even something so simple and obvious as patience never crossed my mind. I think Ralph Waldo Emerson summed it up best when he said: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."