All images made with FUJIFILM “X” SERIES cameras and lenses
“Of all the things I’ve done in my career, I hold most dear the success I’ve had running workshops, and I feel know a lot about that subject, enough to say that Jack Graham is probably the preeminent workshop provider in the field today! His concern for his clients is amazing and he works tirelessly to see they get “more” than they paid for! We have been friends for a long, long time. He did his first workshop with me with the late Galen Rowell in the early nineties. Jack was a big time professional musician playing with big names like Frank Sinatra! He put that same effort into photography and has become one of the best out there today! Jack has become not only someone I admire, but someone I love very much, I’m thrilled we get to work together!”—Bill Fortney
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WINTER in ICELAND…..DAY ONE
We began out our 5 day workshop today. As usual winter in Iceland always provides weather that is never dull. Prior to today’s departure from Reykjavik, I took 2 clients out for a day, venturing to some areas we are not going to during our time together starting today.
We had a day of wind, rain, sun rainbows, and dramatic light. Being patient was the order of the day. Here are a few images. We visited one of my favorite churches in Iceland and used the clouds to tell the story of drama. The black skies behind the lighthouse was from an exiting storm. We had a beam of bright sun that lasted about a minute that side-lit the lighthouse with some amazing light.
DAY ONE: Day one was challenging. We had a fair amount of rain. Our group did get some great images from Skogarfoss. We made some really dramatic images of the huge crashing waves on the rocky beach in Vik, on the south coast of Iceland
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.