I just went on the Rhine Getaway from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam in eight days. The first few days were cold, wet (even snow) and very cloudy. The last few days were gorgeous! I came home with a souvenir I didn’t buy – a bad respiratory virus and bronchitis. So I’m a bit slow editing my images with my new camera. I got a mirrorless, lighter weight professional camera, to save the load on my wrists, thumbs and knees. I chose a Sony a7IIIr and I learned even more about how to use it, and I also struggled with how to make it do what I wanted.
These images are from my iPhone 7. They are edited in Snapseed and the logo was added with a new iPhone app, Union. My technical workflow is not quite what I would want and took way too long!
Enjoy the first look at our Rhine Getaway Cruise on the Einar, Viking River Cruise’s newest longship.
The fog was heavy this morning in northern Michigan. The first view looked like the horizon was at infinity. Then the sun briefly peaked out and reflected off the water. Then the clouds covered the sun. An hour later, the fog had burned off the lake, but the other side was still vague. The clouds started taking shape on the horizon when the fog lifted.
Sunrise with fog to infinity
The sun peaks out from the clouds and reflects on the water
Our hotel for 4 days was in the Historic Naples District. The buildings were old, unique and had character and the streets were very narrow! The graffiti was overwhelming. It covered every surface of walls, doors and windows. When shops opened in the morning, the graffiti disappeared as doors rolled up into the walls.
I spent a month in my hometown. My parents home is on the lake, a big lake, and I loved watching the personality of the lake each day as the weather and time of day changed. Here are a few images I captured.
The Tuscany photography workshop I attended in June was held in and around the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO site and covers an extensive area. Vineyards, agriculture, sheep pastures, and many medieval cities are contained in the area. The views of the entire valley were gorgeous. Here are just a few images I captured of this lovely valley.
A few more images from my visit to Yarmouth. These are candidate for my project on elements, where I show elements interacting with other elements. In these images, earth plants grow on earth stone, earth sand soaked by ocean water as the tide goes out, and various earth plants littering the earth stone outcropping.
A few more images from Yarmouth last week. These include some work I’m doing with Elements. Think Water/Earth. We had one really good sunset while we were there, among the days of rain and snow and clouds.