Wow, my image of a green frog in Madagascar got chosen as Calumet Photographic’s Photo of the Week. The Calumet store in Boston is one of the first places I ever bought camera gear from, so it feels great to be recognized by the company. You can see it at the bottom of the Calumet homepage, or by going directly to their Photo of the Week page.
I’ve updated my dogs gallery to include some more recent images.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition finally updated their digital entry process. Now, after the judging process is over, it tells you exactly how far each of your images got in the competition. My malachite kingfisher and my herd of pronghorn made it to the Semi-Final stage of the competition.
I’m back from Madagascar. It was an amazing trip. We visited Amber Mountain National Park in the north and Andasibe and Mantadia National Parks in the east. Photographically it was quite challenging…this was my first time shooting in a jungle setting, and it turns out to be quite difficult to isolate the animals from all the trees. It’s also very dark under the canopy, so I was always using 1600 ISO. I’ve posted a gallery with some of my Madagascar images.
I’m leaving for Madagascar tomorrow. It should be an exciting trip! I won’t be answering emails until I return on June 24.
I woke up really early this morning and drove to the Columbia Gorge for sunrise. My destination was Tom McCall Preserve, a plateau that is protected by the Nature Conservancy. At this time of year it’s covered with native wildflowers…primarily balsamroot and lupine. The weather was cloudy when I arrived, but I set off up the trail anyways. Luckily the sun broke through as I was climbing the ridge, and I was treated to one of the most beautiful natural displays I’ve ever seen.
My friend Paul Shirkey has his new website online. He shoots black and white architectural and landscape images in large format. You can check out his site at Photography by Paul Shirkey.
I recently joined the Nature Photographers Network, and today I got my first weekly editor’s pick from their critique forums! They chose my image of a bugling elk.
Since sunset isn’t until around 8pm now, I was able to get to the coast after work in time for sunset this evening. I think this is my favorite image from the trip.