Usually when sequels to movies come out they are rarely good ones. There are some exceptions like the Godfather 2 and others.
Well hold on to your hats! Macro and More is BACK!!! (Though for now only one day–read on)
First, let me say that I don’t like the word Macro for a few reasons. Macro photography normally means 1:1 shooting with a macro lens. I rather the term “CLOSE UP” Photography be used. I make a lot of decent images with other lenses, rather than just macro lenses …. just my $0.02. Continue reading The Return of MACRO and MORE !→
2013 has been a rather interesting year. I put in about 50,000 miles on the road and over 200 nights. I was lucky enough to travel from the desert southwest to Iceland (twice!). It was a very good year!
I was so fortunate to make many new friends and reconnect with many more. I finally retired my old trusty Ford Explorer for a new Toyota Tacoma TRD that will no doubt get me through the next few years.
One of the highlights of my photographic year was finally working with my dear friend and world class photographer Bill Fortney again. Bill and I always stayed in touch and told each other when he retired from Nikon we would do some workshops together. We did one in Death Valley and one in NE Ohio … both memorable. We will be doing four in 2014!
Another highlight was again working with master photographer and writer Guy Tal in the Eastern Sierras of California. 2014 will be my 20th year conducting a workshop in the Eastern Sierra. Again, Guy and I will co-lead this workshop. In addition, we are offering a comprehensive Master Class right after the regular workshop ends.
You can check my 2014 schedule out HERE. New locations this year include Acadia National Park in Maine, Ireland, China and the ghost towns and red rocks of Nevada. I’ll be doing a workshop on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound for the Pacific Northwest Art School, in Ireland with Strabo Tours and in China (September).
Though I have not retired my trusty Nikons, I am using my new Fuji XE-2 more and more these days. I’ll get more into this in a few days.
The biggest news is that my wife Linda, and Duke and Roscoe (our 2 dogs) are moving up to the Seattle area in February after I return from my 2 weeks in Iceland. We are looking forward to our new home between Seattle and Mt. Rainier National Park.
Below are a few of the images that were meaningful to me taken in 2013. You can see more images from 2013 HERE
It’s always good to reflect on the past, but always growing and embracing what’s ahead. Past every turn is another adventure and opportunity.