Sunday, July 31, 2011

David duChemin On TWIP

As you may know, David had a terrible accident while in Italy teaching a workshop. In the latest episode of "This Week In Photo", he talks with TWIP host Frederick Van Johnson about the accidence and much more. It's worth a listen. You can find it here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Joe McNally's "Faces of Ground Zero"

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For those of you living in the New York area, Joe McNally's renowned "Faces of Ground Zero, Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001" will be on display at the Time Warner Building in New York City from Aug. 24 to Sept. 12. I saw the original exhibit after 911 at Grand Central Station then and plan to visit it as soon as it goes on display now. It's a must see. You can find more information here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Into the clouds

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 In my last post I told you about the hike down the mountain in Iceland. This is where it all started. We tuned left and down we went. All 2000+ ft. (about 610 meters) No fun.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Iceland, it was wonderful

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 Iceland is absolutely a wonderful place to visit. Everywhere you look is an opportunity for a photo and I came back with plenty. I carried my tripod on every hike we took, even the one that had us climb 2000' in little more that an hour. We were with about 50 other people from this tiny fishing village at the very top of Iceland. Most of the hike was at a very steep angle, on shale. Not only that but a cloud bank moved in and we could see very little until we got to the top. I'll post a picture of that soon.
Getting down was an adventure in itself. We couldn't see more than a few feet in front of us. My wife was a little behind me, stepped on a loose rock and fell, tumbling down until a snow field stopped her. She was shaken and with some help of others we got her down. The next few hours were spent in the local hospital. Bumps, bruises and a ruptured tendon in one finger. It could have been a lot worse.

Both of the above photos were taken after mid-night. Cool.