What’s Up with Birds?

I must confess that my bird images started out, and continue even now, mostly to be a by-product of my landscape photography, which invariably involves a lot of waiting for the light. And waiting is not one of my strong suits. (more…)

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THE Magazine: Extended Passage of Time

THE coverExtended Passage of Time:
through Saturday, January 18, 2014

Las Cruces Museum of Art,  Las Cruces. 575-541-2137
Reception: Friday, December 6, 2013  from 5 to 7 pm

New Mexico is home to more than its fair share of otherworldly places — the looming cliffs of Ghost Ranch in Abiqui, the conical Tent Rocks formations near Jemez Springs and, of course, Roswell. But White Sands National Monument in Turarosa Basin is beyond otherworldly — when standing among the cool, snow-white dunes, watching the subtle shifts between sand and wind, light and shadow, time itself becomes an element of the landscape. Santa Fe-based photographer Gunnar Plake capitalizes on this sensation in the his White Sands photographs. (more…)

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Choosing Landscape Locations

Whenever I’m in ‘landscape country’, I’m looking for interesting combinations of color, scale, perspective, contrast of its one or more planes, patterns which add or detract from the composition, and, of course, the landscape’s orientation to the sun. (more…)

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Why I Shoot Digital Exclusively

At last, four years ago, I transferred completely over to Digital Capture. For 6 years prior to that I lived in both camps. (more…)

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