If you visit my blog often, you might think this is the 2nd time you've seen this image but it's actually a brand new image which I finished post processing last evening. It's very similar to a previous photo I posted, which was a view of the same Glaciers, but from a much closer distance. (See my previous Sawyer Glacier photo.)
I took this photo during a 7-day cruise that my family and I took last May. As we cruised through the Tracy Arm Fjord, in the near distance we began to spot this magnificent glacier glowing a bright blue color. As we got closer and closer, the fjord got narrower and narrower until finally we were within 100 feet.
The fountain in this photo is named "Friendship Fountain" and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. I was there last week to host my very first PhotoWalk. There were roughly 12-15 people who showed up, which was a perfectly acceptable amount for me. :)
I hadn't previously mentioned this on my blog, but I was asked by SmugMug to travel around the country and give presentations to the "SMUGs Meetups" that they sponsor. Never heard of one of these? If you're into photography, it's worth checking to see if there is one of these groups near your town. To summarize, these are local clubs which usually meet monthly and offer a variety of learning materials and presentations to help you with skills and techniques related to photography. You can find out all about them by searching the Meetup.com website at http://www.meetup.com/find.
When I was in France two weeks ago, one of the places I visited was Nimes. In case you're not familiar with where Nimes is located, it's about 450 miles south of Paris. Our reasons for visiting Nimes was twofold. The main reason was so we could watch Sting perform inside of "The Coliseum". The other reason was so that we could meet Fabien Barral, who is a very popular French designer. Fabien is the one who designed Trey Ratcliff's blog at StuckInCustoms.com. I'll have a future blog post all about the incredible afternoon we all spent with Fabien and his family at their home posted in the near future.
The night before Sting was to perform, we all ventured down towards the area where the Coliseum is located so that we could walk around the town and explore some. While there, Trey and I sent our wives off on their own so that we could take some photos. Since there was also a concert [Click here to read more...]
When I was first down in Cocoa Beach earlier this year for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour, my friend Trey and I had rented some really big lenses from BorrowLenses.com. Our intentions were to get some incredible close-up shots of Endeavour as it lifted off the launchpad.
Unfortunately, the launch was delayed for several weeks, which left Trey and I trying to figure out what we could instead get pictures of with these humongous lenses. Since we were staying within walking distance to the beach, we decided to get up before sunrise one morning to get some shots of the sun coming up.
We arrived on the beach about 20 minutes before sunrise, so Trey asked me to whip out my video recorder so he could share with you a little information about the lens he was using and also explain why it's necessary to use a Gimbal tripod head when shooting pictures using very large lenses.
Photo of the space shuttle on the evening prior to the final launch of Atlantis from NASA.
I've just returned from an all-day event at Kennedy Space Center in which I got to witness the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis. What made today even more special was the fact that this launch was also the final launch of any type of space shuttle vehicle. I'm extremely exhausted, sweaty, and sunburned, so I plan to write a much more in-depth post about my launch experience in the near future. In the meantime, please enjoy [Click here to read more...]