Announcing the Spring Yellowstone/Grand Teton photo Workshop. Details here
This fast moving rain/dust storm over Lake Powell gave my workshop some great photos but the most fun was just trying to keep ourselves upright in the accompanying wind.
We made a little run to the Wyoming high country during our Fall Cowboy and Wild horse workshop.
Just look this Wyoming Mustang in the eye. Then think of him and his band being rounded up and put in long term holding.
Is there another way?
No doubt in my mind we need grass for livestock on our public lands. We also need our public lands to be a place where we, the public can go to renew our souls. Part of that process for me is to watch, wonder, and try to capture the sprit of the wild things that live there.
I for one think there is room for both.
From last weeks Wyoming Cowboy workshop. It was a great shoot. The Cowboys gave their all and made a wonder trip that we will be repeating next year.
The Short version is, the trip was great! Better than expected with some of us shooting over 4,000 photos of Jaguars doing nearly every possible behavior.
Here is a link to a few that I have had a chance to edit. I have only been through about half of the Jaguar images ( and none of the really cool Bird, Capybara and Cayiman photos) I brought home but the way my schedule is I may not get back to the rest of the images for a while.
I will be offering another trip to this great location during the end of July or the first of August for next year. The exact dates will be sent to my newsletter subscribers who will get first shot at the openings.
The hardiest of mammals surviving in the Northern most regions of The Arctic.
Living in this harsh environment by conserving their energy and resources.
Known to be smarter and less ridiculous than U.S. politicians.
The emails and calls are coming in this morning asking what to do, now that the parks are closed. Where, oh where, do we photograph?
My advise is count this as a blessing. There are many fall color photo opportunities just outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Explore! Refresh your vision! Create!
Taken near my home.
Like many photographers this time of the year I spend more time than I should searching the internet for the best place to find autumn color. This year has been exceptionally challenging for many since the changes of the leaves has been delayed in several areas and storms swept through many favorite locations. I have even read a couple of forum post declaring that this is the worst season ever. Maybe it is for some people, but for me every season I get to experience for is great. Maybe not what I expect, but still each season is wonderful in its own way. Actually the unusual climate just makes thing more interesting. It makes us expand our creativity. We have the chance to see in a new way. The images are there, we just need to embrace the moment and find a way to capture the feel of the season.
For the past couple of years we have been photographing something a little different on my Spring Slot Canyon workshop. We have been going into the canyons at night to capture unusual views of these familiar places with starlit sky’s. So far it has just been small groups doing this but it is hard to say how long that will be the case. I prefer the solitude of being in these places with just a few people but even if this experience becomes over run there are many other opportunities like this that we are just exploring in my workshops.
Night photography is not for everyone or every member of a group so I offer these shoots as a extension to the regular shooting day. Stay tuned because there are several more night photo shoots to be added, who know may we will find a good way to light paint Grizzlies.