Searching for Illuminations

Searching for Illuminations

Iceland As you know, one of my fascinations with Iceland is to view Aurora Borealis, which thus far has eluded us. The clouds are too thick and the rain more on than off. But last night was an exception, it was mostly clear so hope blossomed thinking that if it were to be, I...
Elves, Trolls, Hidden People and an Icy Land

Elves, Trolls, Hidden People and an Icy Land

Iceland The story says that Eve received a message that God was coming to visit her. So she spent the next 3 days scrubbing and cleaning, baking and cooking in preparation for His visit. At the last minute, Eve realized that her children were not cleaned up, so just before He...
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

Night Photography There’s a peculiar feeling I have walking through a graveyard at midnight, it’s not that death is all around me, no it’s more like life is infinite and takes many turns along the way, one of them is to a place like this. It’s beautiful and...
Setting up your Camera for Night Photography

Setting up your Camera for Night Photography

Night Photography NOTE: I have updated this tutorial after some years experimenting with the settings, as of January 2013. In this image, I photographed the landscape in a full moon, then began my series of exposures that later were “flattened” in Photoshop. I painted the...
A walk in the woods and 1 more time at night.

A walk in the woods and 1 more time at night.

Night Photography This has been an incredible week for me, I have pushed myself to learn new skills and see new places. I have never been to any of the spots visited on this trip before and I have never had this much fun after dark. It’s Thursday and today is going to be...
No one gets out of this jail.

No one gets out of this jail.

Night Photography Another hot, hot day here in the land of tourists. So many of us wandering around looking for somewhere. Not me, I know where I am going… I am going to Jail tonight. But before I tell you about my evening behind (and in front of) bars, I should tell you I am...