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October 19, 2010

Photos from Copenhagen, Denmark

Fortunately for me, the last day of the recent CS5 tour in the Nordics wrapped up in the absolutely magnificent city of Copenhagen. I bundled up in a coat and scarf and headed out to explore the city as many of the locals do – on a bicycle! Here are a few images from the journey, including the colorfully painted buildings along Nyhavn and the Halloween decorations in Tivoli gardens.

Some details as I set out on my bicycle.

Some details as I set out on the hotel's bicycle.

Small detail of buildings as I arrive at Nyhavn.

More details as I get lost around Nyhavn.

I am looking for shadows, lines and how they intersect.

I am looking for shadows, lines and how they intersect - wishing that I could fly in order to change my perspective.

Beautifully painted houses and their reflections along Nyhavn.

Beautifully painted houses and their reflections along Nyhavn.

More buildings from around the city.

More buildings from around the city.

Wonderful decorations at Tivoli look innocent during the day...

Wonderful decorations at Tivoli that look innocent during the day...

...and come alive at night!

...but come alive with light in the evenings!

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Video Tutorial – Creating Diptychs and Triptychs (Part 1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture we’re going to discuss how to select multiple images to work together as diptychs and triptychs. You will learn how similar attributes such as color and shape, mood and lighting, line and form will help to unify two (or more) photographs, perhaps even creating new meaning though the relationship of the imagery. View the video here…

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September 17, 2010

Iceland – Forever Changed (part 6)

As sad as I was to leave my new friends from my Focus on Nature experience, knowing that I will be returning next year made it a little bit easier. Our class spent 5 days in the field making an incredibly  diverse collection of images. We made time stand still, and gave it motion, we looked at light, composition, and color, experimented with different cameras, lenses, software, and we played with light, shadow, reflection and texture. Most of all, we worked together and shared openly, enabling us to see things that we would never have seen on our own. It was truly a unique experience, and one that I will never forget. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone that participated –  and can’t wait to see the images that you composite as well.

Save the date! – if you’re interested in joining us next year, I’ll be returning to teach with Focus on Nature August 21-27, 2011.

Small flora found along the road.Small flora found along the road.
Most farmers don't fence in their sheep giving them free range of the land. Yes, this means that they might be on the road at any time.

Most farmers don't fence in their sheep giving them free range of the land. Yes, this means that they might be crossing the road at any time.

We were also fortunate enough to be able to walk on a glacier. It definitely felt unnatural.

We were also fortunate enough to be able to walk on a glacier - one of the more unnerving experiences that I've had. There is nothing like hearing the sound of the ice crack beneath your feet while knowing that if you fall in the water you have less than 2 minutes to get out.

The boat ride into the glacial lagoon was one of the highlights of the week.

The boat ride into the glacial lagoon was one of the highlights of the week. I was trying not think out the temperature of the water even though they have zodiac boats zipping around at all times - just in case you fall overboard. Iceland doesn't have a lot of "danger" and "warning" signs. They leave it up to you. Most if the time, common sense will keep you alive.

It is easy to loose yourself in Iceland - the landscape is surreal.

So put away your hesitations, and loose yourself in Iceland - the landscape is surreal.

We photographed from the moving vehicle as well. Panning with the landscape hoping to capture what we couldn't see.

We photographed from the moving vehicle as well. Panning with the landscape hoping to capture a feeling that we couldn't see.

There was a constant click, click, click as we drove along from one location to another. Sometimes a reluctant admission of disappointment, but more often, a delighted laugh and exclamation - "nailed it!".

There was a constant click, click, click as we drove along from one location to another. Sometimes a reluctant admission of disappointment, but more often, a delighted laugh and exclamation - "nailed it!".

From here forward, we will all look at the world differently. It may be the side of a building, the natural landscape or a reflection in a window that catches our eye. It's our challenge to capture how it makes us feel, and share that with the world.

From here forward, we will all look at the world differently. It may be the side of a building, the natural landscape or a reflection in a window that catches our eye. It's our challenge to capture how it makes us feel, and share that with the world. Thank you everyone who made this trip so wonderful!

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September 14, 2010

Iceland – The Mudflats (part 5)

As we were returning from the highlands, we crossed a vast area of mudflatsOnce again, I was reminded that everything in Iceland is intimately connected with water. I have to admit, I did have a sudden craving for chocolate.

There was "chocolate" mud as far as you could walk.

There were an endless number of textures - as far as you could see.

It was almost impossible to decide where to start.

It was almost impossible to decide where to start making images. I had to remind myself to slow down and think - to compose the frame and watch the light. The light moving in and out of the clouds was spectacular.

Watching you step (so as not to ruin the patterns) was difficult. Well, actually there were miles of mudflats, but still, I didn't want to ruin the "perfect" image with my own footprint.

Watching you step (so as not to ruin the patterns) seemed very difficult.

In reality. there were miles of mudflats, but I didn't want to ruin the "perfect" image with my own footprint.

In reality, there were miles of mudflats. Still, I didn't want to be the one to ruin the "perfect" image with my own footprint.

Reluctantly we had to leave each location at some point. I could have stayed there for days.

Reluctantly we had to leave each location at some point. I could have walked in the mud for days.

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September 10, 2010

Iceland – The Countryside (part 4)

Every day brought new landscapes and dramatic changes in weather. We were extremely fortunate to have enough weather to add “atmosphere” to our images, but it was never significant enough to deter anyone in the group from wanting to make photographs.

Landscapes from the highlands, the south coast and near the glacial lagoon.

Landscapes from the highlands, the south coast and near the glacial lagoon.

Additional landscapes from the south coast and Black Sand Basin (highlands).

Additional landscapes from the south coast and Black Sand Basin (highlands).

The Dyrhólaey lighthouse and a raised home.

The Dyrhólaey lighthouse and an elevated structure.

Single family and community farms.

Single family and community farms.

We refused to let a little rain stop us from making photographs.

We refused to let a little rain stop us from making photographs.

Every day we were treated to another spectacular view.

Every day we were treated to another spectacular view.

And of course I kept on photographing power and telephone poles. Perhaps it was because I missed seeing trees.

And of course I kept on photographing power and telephone poles. Perhaps it was because I missed seeing trees.

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September 9, 2010

Editing Iceland (part 3)

As I continue editing my photographs from Iceland, I am amazed at just how many things we were able to squeeze into every day because of the expertise of our guides at Focus on Nature. Not only were they enthusiastic about taking advantage of every waking moment, they knew the country like the back of their hands and were flexible willing to figure out how to make events happen on a moments notice.

Getting out and exploring at first light (the sun was only setting for about 5 hours a night) was rewarding as we found a group of absolutely stunning Icelandic horses on the third day in the field. Throughout the countryside we looked for new ways to see the landscape including reflections, depth of field details and textures in rocks water and ice.

Majestic Icelandic Horses

Majestic Icelandic horses.

Reflections in the field.

Reflections in the field.

Diverse patterns in the rocks near Fagrifoss Sida.

Diverse patterns in the rocks near Fagrifoss Sida.

Beautiful details found in the glacial ice.

Beautiful details found in the glacial ice.

Detail of glacial ice in B/W.

Details of glacial ice in b/w.

More diversity in the ice structure of glaciers.

More diversity in the details of glaciers.

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August 27, 2010

Iceland – Focus on Nature (part 2)

After our first “official” meeting and dinner together as a group, Einar and Gudmundur (along with the help of the local meteorologist), decided that our group should  head south east along the coast towards Skaftafell and the glacial lagoon at Vatnajokull. This route was brilliantly chosen to take advantage of both the weather and long hours of perfect light.

Along the way, we stopped at both Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls.

Along the way, we stopped at several waterfalls (including both Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss).

With perfect timing, we arrived at the Glacial lagoon as the sun was beginning to set. .

With perfect timing, we arrived at the Glacial lagoon as the sun was beginning to set (lasting several hours).

The icebergs supplied an endless supply of texture, tonality, color and shape to photograph.

The icebergs supplied an endless supply of texture, tonality, color and shape to photograph.

Water - it falls, freezes, floats, melts, mists, drifts, ebbs and flows in Iceland.

Water - it falls, freezes, floats, melts, mists, drifts, ebbs and flows in Iceland.

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August 24, 2010

Iceland’s Unsurpassed Beauty

I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a week with a small group of highly motivated and talented photographers in Iceland. As we traveled with our delightful new friends from Focus on Nature, we were forever changed by the landscape, the people and their culture. It was a truly unique and inspiring experience and although I am not sure that I was able to capture it’s immeasurable beauty, I thought I would post some of what I observed in the next few days. I’m definitely planning on returning again next year and hope that some of you will join me.

Window Seat - photographs from the Seattle-Reykjavik flight.

Window Seat - photographs from the Seattle-Reykjavik flight.

Walking around Reykjavik upon arrival.

Walking around Reykjavik upon arrival.

Working on the concept of "Less is more: in Reykjavik.

Working on the concept of "less is more" in Reykjavik.

Behind the exhibits in the National Museum of Iceland.

Behind the exhibits in the National Museum of Iceland.

My fascination with the simplistic, graphic visual that power lines and telephone poles have, begins now...

My fascination with the simplistic, graphic visual that power lines and telephone poles can have - begins.

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August 3, 2010

New Mexico State Penitentiary

I recently had the humbling opportunity to visit the New Mexico State Penitentiary with some of the most incredible photographic educators of our times. Thanks to all of you who joined us for a week of photography, technology and creative inspiration. I wanted to post a few photos to remind us of  our field trip…

© 2010 Julieanne Kost

© 2010 Julieanne Kost

© 2010 Julieanne Kost

© 2010 Julieanne Kost

 

 

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