Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Happy Holidays!!


While these penguins were not decked out in holiday attire when I photographed them last December in Antarctica, I thought they deserved a little dressing up for this year's holiday season. These Chinstrap Penguins are comical and jaunty little things, and a joy to watch.

They are helping me wish you a 
VERY Happy Holiday!

Whether you celebrate
Boxing Day
or a day of your choosing
I wish you a very happy, peaceful, joyous, 
and uplifting holiday season.

May we be grateful and rejoice in what we have - 
whether it is family, friends, health, peace, security, 
or just being alive. This is a time to celebrate 
and look forward to a better and brighter year ahead.

I hope to see you at a Photo Workshop or online Webinar in 2021.


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Bosque del Apache New Workshop December 2021


Finally we can begin to plan future travel! Let's head to Bosque del Apache, a magnificent bird paradise in New Mexico, next December.

This will be the perfect time of year to photograph thousands of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes. This famous location is one my favorite places to photograph birds. You will learn no only classic bird photography, but also new, creative artistic approaches. You will create images that are compelling and out of the ordinary. You will also learn many Lightroom techniques that will dramatically improve the look of your images.

Each day we will photograph the magical, in unison, lift-off at sunrise of thousands of Snow Geese. It is a spectacle not to be missed. The thundering sound of wing beats and splashing water is an experience of a lifetime. We will also photograph the graceful, ballet-like Sandhill Cranes as they soar past us. 

Complete details are at this link  https://www.awakethelight.com/workshops 

This workshop is followed immediately by a landscape workshop to White Sands National Park, New Mexico. Take one workshop or both. Details for both trips are at the same link.

Now's the time to start planning your 2021 photographic adventures!

TECH SPECS  1/1250 sec at f/8, ISO 400. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens with Canon 1.4x extender for an effective focal length of 463mm on Canon 7D Mark II body. Gitzo tripod with Really Right Stuff ball head and Wimberly Sidekick.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "We have flown the air like birds, swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers."  -- Martin Luther King, Jr.