Archives for December 2007

Memory Lane April 2007 12/22/2007

Back to snowy country for April with our third DLWS at Bryce Canyon. It’s such a popular location…you can see why. After DLWS was over, I stayed on for another several days hoping and waiting for a snow storm. The morning I was to depart, I awoke to a foot of new snow…..

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The early bird catches the untracked snow. There wasn’t another soul around. The quiet was deafening!

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 12-24mm on Lexar Digital Media

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The stormy weather combined with the fresh snow just screamed out for B&W. Image captured in color and converted to B&W infrared using NIK Color Efex Pro 2.0

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 70-200mm VR on Lexar Digital Media

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The storm began to break…

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 17-55mm on Lexar Digital Media

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And Bryce was revealed with a fresh dusting of snow.

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, 10.5mm Fisheye on Lexar Digital Media

Memory Lane March 2007 12/21/2007

March found us in Costa Rica where we spent nearly three weeks exploring rain forests, cloud forests, volcanos and birds galore.

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Savegre River Waterfall

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 12-24mm on Lexar Digital Media

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Arenal Volcano

Image captured with Nikon D70 converted to infrared, AF-S 12-24mm on Lexar Digital Media

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Costa Rican Cloud Forest Pano

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 70-200mm on Lexar Digital Media (2 images combined with Photomerge in Photoshop CS3)

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Resplendent Quetzal

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 300mm on Lexar Digital Media

Memory Lane February 2007 12/20/2007

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We kicked off our DLWS year with a trip to Yosemite where we were blessed by the Photo Gods with a foot of new snow and the sun breaking through the storm our last morning. Talk about magical! It was like wandering live through the iconic images from the masters that have gone before us.

IMage captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 17-55mm on Lexar Digital Media

A Trip Down Memory Lane January 2007 12/19/2007

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Late afternoon shadows are all that mark the snow around Grand Prismatic Springs.

Image captured with Nikon D70s converted to B&W Infrared, AF-S 17-55mm on Lexar Digital Media

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The monochromatic look of this stormy winter afternoon landscape just screamed B&W. I used NIK Color Efex Pro 2.0 B&W Infrared filter to convert this image.

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 70-200mm VR on Lexar Digital Media

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A lone Coyote crosses an open meadow hunting for his evening meal.

Image captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 600mm on Lexar Digital Media

What has become an annual adventure in Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland is a perfect way to begin a new year of photography! I’m looking forward to sharing the magic of Yellowstone blanketed in her winter coat of snow in January 2008 with DLWS followed by my own Safari.