Here’s a few shots from a very cold December football game at Rutgers University. Had pre-game sideline passes but spent most of the game in the media tent drinking hot chocolate !!!
In order to get images of some iconic locations in NYC, you have to go to extreme measures to not having people cluttering them. Grand Central was shot at 4:00am and there was not a soul around, except for a few policemen, of course. At Radio City, I was with a group that had 90 minutes worth of access to the awesome location. I LOVE NEW YORK……most of the time !!!
A few weeks ago I had the awesome pleasure of traveling to Alaska to photograph wild Grizzly Bears with renowned photographer, Brenda Tharp. Though I initially had high expectations for this trip, I also did not know exactly what to expect. I was completely blown away. First, Alaska is a spectacular landscape. I had been there 10 years ago on a cruise, but on this trip, staying in a remote coastal cabin, it gave me the true Alaska experience. As for the bears, they couldn’t have been better hosts. The coastal grizzlies are usually less aggressive than the mountain grizzlies, but I never expected to get within 15 yards of a mom and her cubs. Yes I said 15 yards. What an experience !!! They seem to trust us and we did everything possible to not violate that trust. They even would wounder through our lodge’s property, when you least expected it. We also sailed to a remote bird sanctuary island to photograph puffin and other sea birds. On the last day of shooting, on my way back to my cabin, I was treated to an American eagle taking flight from his nest. Though, I clipped one of his wings in my image, I was still thrilled with the experience.
Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert, the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America. Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134°F on July 10, 1913, which is the hottest atmospheric temperature ever recorded on earth. Needless to say, February is a much better time to go to this unearthly-like place. Pictures, nor foolish adjectives can even come close to describing a place that, in many ways, is unlike any place else on earth. The Great Rift Valley in Africa, many people say, is the only place that comes close. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to travel to places like this with highly talented photographers, like John Barclay, Chuck Kimmerle and Dan Sniffin.