Summer 2018 I was intrigued by the West Tunnel on the Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. I wanted to photograph it, but I knew the light was critical. For three days I kept my eyes on how the light moved and bounced through the tunnel; shadow directions and depths. My final day the skies granted me the light to be able to play with dramatic color tones. The shaded arch of the overlook window port offered the cool contrasting line to the warmer light filtering down the tunnel walls. Was it worth three days of watching the light, 4000+ miles and six months waiting?Read More
The Tale Of The Super Blood Wolf Moon And The Two Photographers
Once upon a time, there where two photographers, Elle and Ty, who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. One evening a Super Blood Wolf Moon was going to ascend over their city, so they decided to photograph the event. While they were out they found three locations.
In front of them was three venues with different views, a small view, a medium view, and a large view.
The photographers were hungry for the picture, so they met at the first location, with a beautiful pergola. They pulled out their smartphones with TPE apps open. They tried out the first positions, much too close. The second spot was too far down the hill. They hiked up a hill in the distance, but trees obstructed the sky.
The photographers jumped in their cars and went to the second location. But this location was off-target, and the composition was uncomfortable.
Next, the two photographers went up the road, where they found a beautiful view. There was a big field with a canape open to the city skyline. The trees where downhill, the location was just right. The two wanted to settle in to take their images.
In a little while, after the two photographers were standing outside their vehicles, Ty looked at Elle and said in a growly voice, ”This is private property.”
Puzzled Elle stated, ”We have to have permission.”
Then the two photographers heard a sweet little voice.
Standing tall with smiles the two photographers walked towards the voice. They introduced themselves and explained how special the moon was going to be tonight. The two went on to ask if they could take pictures from the yard and the request was granted.
The two photographers ran back to their cars, jumping for joy. They grabbed their camera equipment and headed to the far edge of the field where the two took pictures until they lost feeling in their fingers and toes during that cold evening's sunset and rise of the Super Blood Wolf Moon.Read More
Osage orange trees were commonly used as large hedges on farms in Ohio before barb-wire in the1800s. These rapid growth trees can reach 40 ft high and 40 ft wide and have a distinctive arching branches.Read More