During a recent visit to Sonoma County we were able to find a few free hours to travel along the Russian River through wine country…not to visit the wineries but rather make a quick stop at Armstrong Redwoods State Park in Guerneville, CA. We only had 45 or so minutes to visit, but what a spectacular 45 minutes it was.
Friday, June 1st, I will be debuting new images from Chile & Patagonia at Unity Salon in Downtown Fullerton as part of the June Art Walk. Images displayed include a sunset profile of the hillsides of Valparaiso, a UNESCO world heritage city that lies along the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous photos from Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonian, including shots from Lago Grey and Grey Glacier. The frozen lagoon in front of the actual Torres del Paine was captured after a heart thumping 1500 foot early morning race up a mountain side to catch the sunrise. Images from Puerto Natales will also be featured. the early morning fog creating an ghostly effect along the seaside town. Probably one of my favorite photos of the trip is from a windblown tree that sits along the highway from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales. We spent many of miles looking for the perfect tree on the return trip…and I was completely frustrated in my attempt to capture the image stuck in my head…only to realize later I had captured the exact image burning in my mind on the trip out to Puerto Natales…maybe that’s why the image was stuck in my head?
Hopefully you can make it out, and if you can’t the gallery above should give you a slight taste of what will be displayed.
Some quick iphone snaps (via Hipstamatic) of the Trombone Shorty show last night at the world famous Key Club in Hollywood. I’m not sure how it’s world famous, seeing as I’ve never heard of it before, but I’ve been to worse venues.
The show itself was fantastic, 2 hours of non-stop energy, and Troy Andrews is an amazing talent who was equally adept at the Trombone, Trumpet, and vocalist.
After catching the show in LA, it’s quite obvious why the show was sold out in San Francisco and tickets were going for a couple hundred a pop.
A lone fishing boat waits anchored on the misty waters near Puerto Natales in Patagonia, Chile.
During one of our days in Puerto Natales in Chilean Patagonia we woke up early and drove/walked around the shoreline. A heavy fog shrouded most of the waters creating an amazing copper/bronze hue as the sun rose. We explored a large part of this area, fishing boats tied up in the waters with run down rowboats providing transports for the local fisherman created some interesting foregrounds. Another set of photos I’ll eventually get to show a bunch of older boats abandoned along the shore. All in all, a fatantastic walk along the shores on a beautiful morning.
Yesterday I saw a post from an incredibly talented photographer in Laguna Beach, Scott Sporleder, he mentined that he was going to stop posting photos of sunsets – he needed to remember how to enjoy them without a camera in his hand.
I’m not sure I would know how to do that.
…tap…tap…is this thing on?
Almost took me a second to remember how to update the blog! Having a real job tends to get in the way at times. Here are some photos from our journey down to Patagonia and Chile that I’m just getting around to sharing.
If you have a moment, take a look at the front page of the website as well, I’ve made some changes to the front page photo rotation.
It’s hard to describe how beautiful Torres del Paine and Patagonia is. A quick iPhone snapshot doesn’t do it much justice, but I’ve been able to post a few on the redinkphotography Facebook page.
Spent the morning photographing various locations around Lago Pehoe, the sun never appeared but the clouds created some amazing skies over the towers.
I felt rusty with the camera in Valparaiso, not so here. I think it’s the location.