Quick Shot: Reflections

Walking along the fishing port of Alesund, Norway, there was no shortage of photographic opportunities. Wooden boats, fishing supplies, and dilapidated buildings are a photographers dream..... but in the middle of that dream I found this window into another world.

The mid-afternoon sun that far north creates some wonderful light and incredible colors, so I didn't have to work too hard for this photograph. Shot with the Leica Q.

Quick Shot: Camel Ride

Until a few weeks ago, I had never photographed, ridden, or even been in close proximity to a camel. Thankfully, Jordan has an abundance of these goofy animals, so I've scratched all three of those "to do's" off the list!

I didn't want my 'take a picture of a camel' item to be that simple - it's not fun if it's not a challenge. And everyone takes pictures of their funny little snouts. I wanted a camel photograph that captured everything I envisioned when I think about camels..... sand, hot, people riding, and Arab flare!

I was (barely) listening to our tour guide in Petra when I realized the sunlight was creating beautiful silhouettes with the camel riders on the bright orange rocks. I ditched the tour and began my quest to capture the perfect camel image using those silhouettes. Thankfully I took a bunch of shots - the camels were moving past really quickly and most of the shots are throw-away quality, but I nailed it on this one. 

Shot with the Leica SL and Leica 24-90mm lens.

Quick Shot: Boat House

There was no lack of iconic and picturesque sights to photograph in Swedish Lapland, and these three red boat houses on the edge of our lodge was one of my favorite spots to shoot. I was out hoping to shoot the Aurora at night, but heavy clouds prevented us from seeing the northern lights. Not one to let photographic opportunities pass, I made the best of the situation and turned the camera and tripod on these three boat houses.

Shot with the Leica SL and Leica 24-90mm lens.