Memories Of Moab

Moab DLWS came and went so fast if I didn’t have the photos to prove it, I would wonder if it was a dream. Yet, it can’t be a dream as I didn’t sleep enough to dream. Back home for a couple days now after a sixteen day, three event travel adventure and I’m finishing my editing and filing of my images…

As I’m going through my images from Moab I’m reminded of the film days when we didn’t get to see our images for a week or two after we had made the photographs. That’s exactly what it felt like going through my Moab images… Even though I had taken a quick peek each night to select a few blog images and to make sure there were no glaring issues to deal with, I dropped into bed with my images un-edited! Yes, you read right, I went to bed without editing my images! I figured if I’m falling asleep at the computer, I will make mistakes editing and it’s best to wait until I have a clear head…

What I found was a little treasure trove of images that I have now finished and want to share with you. Moab is a place that is rich with colorful photo opportunities of gorgeous red-rock landscapes…

But, it’s also the little treasures that you find in the nooks and crannies of an old ghost town…

It’s the “Wild-West” complete with a rustic jail…

and houses built right into the rocks…

It’s sweeping vistas with the light playing tag across the rocks too grand to capture in one click…

And the desert storms…

No DLWS is complete without Joe McNally conjuring up some comic book story line in his mind that he then brings to life with a willing subject, several VALs (voice activated light stands) and his mastery of light…available light…that would be…any *%$# light that’s available which will likely include a handful of Nikon Speedlights strategically placed…

Images made with Nikon D3X, AF 16mm Fisheye, AF-S 24-70mm, AF-S 70-200mm VR II on Lexar Digital Media

I’m off to Alaska tomorrow to photograph the bears, the birds and the beauty that is our last frontier. Stay tuned…