While doing a search for time lapse video online, I came across this amazing trailer by Tom Lowe featuring beautiful video footage of night time landscapes with stars racing across the sky. The clip inspired me to take a shot at my own night time photography. I wanted to try shooting on a full moon and coincedentaly ended up shooting on the night the moon was closer to the earth than it had been in nearly 20 years, or as scientists referred to it, the night of the super moon. The virtual tour below is created with the "Super Moon" photo I captured on March 19, 2011. What I really like about this virtual tour is that you can scroll around and view the same stars I did that night. For best viewing, click the full screen button in the bottom right hand corner. To navigate, click and hold anywhere in the image, then scroll in any direction. You can also use the arrow buttons on the bottom of the image. Prints of the "Super Moon" photo are available here.
One of my goals with my photography has been to find a way to present my work so that is different, not only because its hopefully a unique view of a beautiful location, but also because it is framed in a way that makes it stand out from the rest. I thought about this a lot and together with my brother in law, Chad Bircher of CDB Custom Woodworking, we found ways to frame and mount the images so that they have a unique appearance but dont venture to far from the techniques of conventional framing. Each frame is hand made and Chad works very hard to be sure the details are perfect. His work is impecible and the frames have an appearance of elegance and luxury. Here is Chad holding a 10" X 30" "Red Turtle Island" acrylic face mount in an Ohia mount.
I was drawn to this site at Kiholo when I was camping there with my family and friends. Take a look at what I saw in this virtual tour of the "Kiholo Island" photo. For best viewing, click the full screen button in the bottom right hand corner. To navigate, click and hold anywhere in the image, then scroll in any direction. You can also use the arrow buttons the bottom of the page to scroll through the image. Kiholo Island prints available here.
My photography evolved from my experience shooting architectural photographs and is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and natural island landscapes.