Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Awards Ceremony

Some highlights from last night's awards ceremony in London at the Natural History Museum. 1) Nora and I view the skeleton of Bruce Chatwin's (author of "In Patagonia") famed Melodon. This giant prehistoric cave-dwelling sloth is the mascot of our beloved city Puerto Natales in southern Chile.
2) A huge congratulations is due to Daniel Beltra for his winning image, "Still Life in Oil." It's sure to be an icon for the environmental impact and true price of oil.
3) Being among the world's most gifted wildlife photographers--a group of professionals who roll in the mud and stalk animals for a living--and wearing suits.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Color Report - Great Smoky Mountains

October 13, 2011 - Peak color from approx 3,500-5,000 ft.
Rainy conditions today provided wonderful windows into the ridges and valleys of America's oldest mountains. Nothing can show off Appalachia's autumn color like a clearing storm.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Panning the Horizon - handheld!

Exposures: 1/2 sec @ f/16