Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

West Virginia Highlands 2007 Autumn Trip

2007 West Virginia Highlands PhotoTrip

Here are a selection of images from this years West Virginia fall photo shoot in the Monongahela National Forest. I spent a great 5 days in some the most beautiful sections of the state from Dolly Sods to Spruce Knob. In 2008, I will be leading a Photo Workshop in October. Click on the workshops link for more details and registration information. Enjoy. Joe

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Natures Jewels

"Natures Jewels"
Nikon D200, 105 Macro & 12mm Extension Tube
Singh Ray Warm Polarizer
raw capture @ ISO 100
Processed and cataloged in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

I have been quite busy this week going back through and processing and key wording images from this past fall for a large submission to my stock agencies. I came across a series of dewy web images from a trip I made into the West Virginia Highlands in early October. This particular shot was made just about an hour after sunrise in a meadow that was almost completely filled with these Orb webs. I used my 105 Macro and an extension tube to make this image, By setting my aperture to f5.6 was able to get just enough depth-of-field to keep a section of the web in focus while still being able to let the rest of the image blur out.

I will post some more Spider Web images from this past fall throughout the rest of the week, so check back every so often.

Enjoy! Happy Holidays.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Old Images, New Scans

Images from years past that are now being scanned and added to my stock agencies.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cover of Photo Techniques Magizine

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to share my image "Potomac Cascades" which just made the cover of Photo Techniques Magazine for the January/February edition. I made this image this past summer while shooting at Great Falls, a favorite haunt of mine. The waterfalls and cascades along the Potomac River through Mather Gorge provide countless opportunities to make powerful scenics and is a place that I will continue to visit over and over again.

Check out the my latest feature on Singh Rays Blog of images from my November Workshop at Great Falls.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Oregon Ridge Road

I am working on producing a new body of work from Baltimore and Harford Counties for upcoming workshop venues in 2009. So even though the leaves have fallen and the weather was less than ideal for great shots, I decided to head out early this morning and do some scouting in the Worthington Valley area of Baltimore County. Here are a few shots from this morning at Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Enjoy!