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Perpetual Waves Backlit, Cape Perpetua, Oregon
Much of Nature’s beauty is in motion. By shooting video, we can study natural processes through time — how storms build and ignite, how wind blows through the forest, and waves crash against shorelines. At Cape Perpetua on the central Oregon coast, water spouted as it ran aground against hard rock; it reminded me of a volcanic field spewing steam. The setting sun backlit the waves in greens reminiscent of the Caribbean. And then the big one hit! When shooting video I’m often surprised by the interesting things that happen. I’ve had a fish jump completely out of the water, right in front of my lens, blue heron glide effortlessly into frame, fog waft over lakes. It seems something magical happens everytime.
Clearing Storm, Mt Greylock, The Berkshires, Massachusetts
By Autumn's Light, Tannery Brook, Savoy State Forest, The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Autumn Pools, Tannery Brook, Savoy State Forest, The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Snowfall, Lake George, New York
Wait for it... Wait for it... On Christmas morning, 2017, a fresh 8” of snow created a winter wonderland. It was a winter wonderland. I had finished helping my father shovel his driveway and had got out my Sony A7SII to photograph the trees across the road when the wind came up… This video affirms to me that shooting in winter offers so many possibilities, ever-changing with the weather and atmospheric conditions. First, snow is very reflective. Note the varying colors as it falls here. It reflects the blues of the sky, then as it gets denser, goes darker and browner. At times it has a green tint, actually reflecting the colors of the pines. I also look at the falling chunks of snow and the spindrift and can envision possibilities for shooting falling snow in still images. I may have avoided photographing snow-covered landscapes in windy conditions previously, but they obviously present extraordinary opportunities.