I had a bunch of fun yesterday testing out Fujifilm’s XF100-400mm in western Montana with howling winds, blowing snow and very photogenic Bison. What more could you really ask for? Perfect conditions for testing out a lens’s image stabilization and handling. The Fujifilm XF 100-400 really impressed. Trying to grab focus on an animal’s eye with falling snow is a real challenge, but the XPro2 and 100-400 worked very, very well and produced tack sharp images. The image stabilization was definitely on par with my old Canon 100-400mm and overall I was surprised at how comfortable it was to shoot. I’ll be posting a full review soon of this lens and also my thoughts on switching over from Canon to Fuji.
Well the time has come, after many restless nights going back and forth, I’ve finally made the decision to make the leap and sell off all of my Canon gear. EEEK! Not an easy decision to make after spending nearly 20 years with Canon and having their system become such an integral part of my work. However change is inevitable and I felt like now was as good as time as any. Recently I’ve been working with Fuji’s X System and have decided to incorporate both the X System and their new medium format GFX system into my workflow. So below is what I have left for sale, if you have any questions or want to snag anything on this list before it’s gone, message me on facebook or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
In perfect condition, no scratches or marks. Top lcd cover and back show normal use, no scratches. Body has 24,131 shutter count going off my Lightroom catalog. Comes with all original packaging, a 32gb & 64gb CF card and extra battery. Purchased 7/15 from B&H. Asking $2100
Lens is in perfect condition as well as glass. Only a slight marking on lens hood from the lens cap, which is normal for this lens from general use. One of best Canon lenses I’ve used, sharp from edge to edge. Amazing lens. Comes with all original packaging, purchased 3/15 from B&H. Asking $2200
Lens is in pristine condition. No marks and glass is perfect, has had uv filter on from day one. Comes with all original packaging, purchased from B&H 2013. Asking $850
Lens is in perfect condition as is the glass.with camo lens coat, lens coat cap and Wimberley P-40 Plate. Extremely sharp lens, purchased 7/14 new from Amazon. Asking $7100
Lens is in pristine condition as is glass. Just purchased in Oct 2017 from B&H. Has had UV filter on from day one. Comes with all original packaging. Asking $1400
Lens is in perfect condition so isUV filter on from day one. Just sent in to Canon Professional Service to have all internal dust removed a few months back. Only a slight white mark on hood. Comes with all original packaging. Asking $1600
Both in perfect condition as well as glass. Asking $300 each
Here’s a shot from my first outing with Fuji’s rangefinder style mirrorless camera, the X-Pro2. I’m super excited to try out this new system and will be posting a review after I finish putting it through its paces. Being a longtime Canon shooter, I keep dipping my toes in the mirrorless waters to see if I can finally be lured into lightening my load. We’ll soon see.
First impressions, very good so far…
It’s been a busy year and a fantastic one! Meeting new friends and seeing old friends along the way. We’ve had some really awesome workshops with some wonderful travelers (you know who you are!). There’s certainly been some memorable moments and I really love what I do because of the people I get to meet. I think as photographers we definitely share some like-minded thinking, which explains the great camaraderie, sense of adventure, and too much fun we seem to have on our trips!
This year, like I said, certainly has had some memorable moments and below are just a few of my favorites (top ten to be exact) from our trips. I’m anxiously awaiting 2018’s new workshops and I look forward to meeting those of you who will be joining me. Finishing off 2017 I’m reminded of why I love photography, I can’t think of anything better than exploring the natural world through a lens with amazing people in amazing places. Wishing everyone the best in the New Year!
Triple Creek Horses along the West Fork Bitterroot River, Montana. Shot with a Canon 5D MKIV 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II, ISO 3200 f8 1/500.
Still a couple weeks left to get your hands on any of my custom signed prints at their limited pricing of 25% off and free shipping, Happy Holidays!
I’m excited to announce the soon to be released Montana a Photographic Journey coming in early 2018! Photographer Stephen Hinch and myself have compiled images from our travels around the state showcasing the landscape and wildlife of Montana’s Big Sky Country.
I’ll have this available for preorder soon if you’d like to get a personally signed copy. Stay tuned…
Available early 2018, published by Farcountry Press.
Now that fall is on its way out and things in the photo world are giving me a slight break, I thought I would share a few images from our fall workshops this year.
September and October had me up in Glacier National Park, Seeley Swan Valley and my own backyard of the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana chasing fall colors and leading workshops. In mid September the smoke finally cleared from the fires that we were having out west and ushered in snow for the mountains and gorgeous colors throughout Montana.
I thought I would share a few images from this year’s Glacier National Park Workshop in Montana now that I’m back getting some images edited from my spring and summer trips. As per usual Glacier did not disappoint and as per usual I was reluctant leave:(
Fortunately I will be returning soon to conduct my fall workshop and in the meantime here are a few images of our wanderings this go around.
Finally getting caught up on some editing here and thought I would share a few images from our Palouse Workshop this spring. We had a fantastic trip in eastern Washington’s amazing landscape and old Americana towns. Despite a couple days of rain we managed to work some great scenes and explore some new locations this year.
Whenever inclement weather rolls in, it’s easy to get discouraged, especially when you have your sights set on certain scenes and images you’ve envisioned. I’ve learned a while back that great images can be made in any conditions and instead of fighting the weather, use it to your advantage. Making lemonade out of lemons. Adversity in nature photography or any photography for that matter is a great teacher and forces you to really reach in and dig deeper for your inner creativity. It also is a great way in training the eye to work for compositions and studying elements.
On this trip we had a couple days where we shifted gears from big landscapes to things that would work in our couple days of rain. Classic cars, fading paint, abstracts, old Americana. Focusing more of our attention on one of the Palouse’s endearing qualities, it’s history. After a day or two of wandering some of the small towns, I was really impressed with what our group came away with. Especially seeing everyone’s unique perspectives.
Despite the initial rain, the Palouse did not disappoint as usual. For our night at Palouse Falls, the skies began to clear, giving us an epic sunset, intense colors, and great atmosphere that night. We came away with some of the best shots I’ve seen there. In the morning we were treated to the classic Palouse shots from Steptoe Butte and had some brilliant light turning the hills into a pastel painting.
All in all our trip to the Palouse had some great variety, which is why I love shooting here. Barns, classic Americana, and stunning hills reminisant of Tuscany can keep landscape photographers busy to no end, especially if you visit from season to season. As the crops are harvested the landscape is ever changing making it a different scene year after year.
Thanks to all my travelers this year for making this trip so much fun! I didn’t want to leave:)