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Seattle Opera Feature

As I discussed earlier this year, I've been photographing for the Seattle Opera at some of their stage & dress rehearsals. The work has been a wonderful experience, getting to see how story is conveyed in a theatrical manner of song and music. 

I heard yesterday that some of the work for the production of Mary Stuart, had been published in a Korean magazine, Eumak Journal, one of which was featured in a full page spread. It's always great to see my images out there in the world!

Full article is here. Anyone read Korean and can translate it for me? :)

Standing Where History Stood

As you start to learn photography, it's hard to pick up a camera without hearing about Ansel Adams and his famous image of Snake River in front of the Grand Tetons. It's a lot like meeting a childhood hero to stand here and witness the scene in front of you. Part of me didn't know whether to photograph it, or to humbly stand before it, and marvel at the scene which his photograph could arguably have saved.

I recall meeting Annie Leibovitz in Seattle when she was touring for her book, Pilgrimage, and she discussed meeting Ansel and her thoughts on his work. She said (and I'm paraphrasing) that the best way to pay homage to his work would be to photograph it, and so here is my homage, standing where this part of photographic history stood.

I just wish I could have seen the entire river as he did ... :)

Old Faithful

It's not every day that you get to stand in front of one of America's most famous natural landmarks. It's been painted, written, filmed, photographed, sung, and discussed in countless ways.

I wanted to come here and make a photograph of Old Faithful in a way that depicted it's grandeur, but I also wanted to come here and witness it. I wanted to be there and experience it, as well as photograph it. After taking this photo, I put the camera away and just took it all in, watching the geyser erupt in front of a beautiful sunset. It truly was a wonder to experience in person.

Yellowstone's Grand Canyon

Yellowstone National Park, despite being absolutely huge, contains this little gem inside the park. You don't ever really see it coming from the road, and when you walk up to it once you've left the car, the earth opens up to reveal this beautiful scene. I'm continually in awe of the diverse landscape here in America, and this is definitely no exception.

This might be one of the first landscape images to hit my blog taken with my new Fuji X70 camera. I picked this camera up earlier in 2016 looking for a compact camera, with great image quality, that I can fit in my pocket. This checks all three of those boxes for me. I absolutely love this camera for the possibilities it opens up, form factor, and functionality. It's also created a whole new mobile editing workflow for me on the road. More on that in another post. For now, enjoy Yellowstone's version of the Grand Canyon :) 

Grand Teton National Park

There's not a lot that needs saying about Oxbow Bend, the location where I and a great group of friends went for sunrise during a recent trip to Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming. We got there early to beat the crowds of people who would later show up, and were rewarded with a beautiful scene that unfolded in front of us. 

I got my photograph right around the middle of the sunrise as the colour in the clouds and on the mountains started to appear. After that I just kinda stopped taking pictures and watched the world in front of me, in awe of just how beautiful this part of the world is. Simply stunning to witness.