Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 12:41pm - Landscape
Last night was one of those nights where the entire sky just lights up and you feel lucky to be alive and witnessing such a spectacle. Pictures can´t convey what it felt like to be there watching the storm clear, seeing lightning off in the distance, and feeling the energy in the air. Love these moments.
Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 12:21pm - Video
Flying High is a compilation of a lot of my favorite shots from this past year, and my first fully timelapse reel. I´ve become completely fascinated with timelapse photography this past year, and I´ve been able to get out quite a bit.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 3:47pm - Weddings
Liz and Eric had a beautiful wedding at Convict Lake a few weeks ago. It was a perfect late summer day with a hint of storms and a wonderful energy in the air. Liz and Eric traveled all the way from Washington DC for their destination wedding, and had a nice collection of friends and family join them. They both love the outdoors and have traveled extensively, so the Eastern Sierra was perfect for them. Eric´s family came up to Mammoth a lot when he was growing up, so that made it special as well.
Liz and Eric, thank you so much for having me capture moments and memories for you. You can watch the slideshow by pressing play, or you can see it in its own window here. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at 10:49am - Weddings
Heather and Scott had a gorgeous destination wedding just outside of Ridgway, Colorado at the base of the San Juan mountains. It was a beautiful day filled with energy in the air. Just as the wedding was supposed to start, a typical mountain thundershower graced us with its presence. Heather and Scott being the flexible people they are decided to wait it out under a stand of trees, where we ended up having the ceremony instead of the exposed meadow they had hoped for. The rain brought about quite an excitement, and then cleared leaving us with a fresh smell in the air and the most beautiful soft light. Afterwards we all went back to a quant bed and breakfast in Ouray where the reception was held on a perfect summer night.
You can watch the slideshow below by pressing play, or you can see it in its own window here.
Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 3:54pm - Landscape
Last week I had the most amazing time hanging with an incredible group of time-lapse shooters and film makers as we gathered in Mammoth Lakes for the first (hopefully) annual Timefest. The retreat was the vision of Tom Lowe and Eric Kessler, so I was honored to help find a house and as a local welcome everyone to this special area. We went out and shot at some amazing areas from Mono Lake to the ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite.
The group of people was beyond amazing. Tom had his crew of apprentices and helpers, Dustin Kukuk (Dr Kanab), Nilo Merino Recalde from Spain, and his cousin Mike Goveia. Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane came out with Tom Guilmette, a boston based cinematographer and film maker. Vincent Laforet came up with Carson Garner and John. Mike Flores, Drew Walker, and Ben Wiggins also all came up. Everyone was so nice and so real, a house full of greats.
I shot a ton during the week, and while it maybe be a while before any of the time-lapses I shot are floating around the web, here´s a few of my favorite stills from Timefest.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 1:44pm - Landscape
A couple weeks ago I was in Yosemite helping my friend Steve Bumgardner shoot Moonbows for his webisode Yosemite Nature Notes. We shot a lot of time-lapse and went to some amazing locations like Upper Yosemite Falls, Cascade Falls, and Wapama Falls. The Moonbows episode turned out amazing; you should watch it here.
I also shot some stills while I was out each night. Moonbows really are a magical natural occurrence, and I had so much fun staying up to the wee hours of the morning in some of Yosemite´s most special locations. I hope you enjoy these images.
Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 9:59am - Video
For as long as I can remember, I´ve been fascinated by painting. Even though I´m a photographer, painting has always just struck a core note with me, I love it. Knowing Kevin since he got really into painting, I´ve gotten to see his style and skill grow exponentially through the years, and mature into a completely unique style that is all his own and unmistakeable. I actually have 17 Kevin Maddrey originals hanging in my home (compared to 7 of my own images hanging). Kevin produces more work than anyone I know, and has always needed a place to hang/store his extra work. Since Kevin´s work has so much life, I thought it would be really cool to try and capture one if his pieces of art coming to life. We hope you enjoy!
To see more of Kevin´s work check out his website: Maddrey.net.
Hope you´re having a wonderful day!
"Kundalini Canto" written and recorded by Jim O´Meally.
Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 12:38pm - Landscape
I had a wonderful time in Lake Tahoe recently, and had 2 nights of shooting the lake at sunset. There was beautiful color. I see myself spending a lot more time in Tahoe, love it up there!
Soon I´ll be posting a short timelapse I made of my friend Kevin bringing a painting to life, so be sure and check back soon!
Here´s images from the first night.....
Here´s images from the second night.....
Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 10:28am - Landscape
The last few days I´ve been filming and shooting here at Big Sur with my good friends Tom Lowe and Dustin Kukuk, aka Dr Kanab. We had rain at first, but last night cleared right at sunset for an epic display of light over the ocean and Rocky Point. I love Big Sur, this area is gorgeous!! Do you have any favorites from the images below?
McWay falls is this iconic waterfall that literally drops into the Pacific ocean in this idylic cove that seems right out of a fairy tale. I was blown away when I first saw it.
Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 10:17pm - Adventure
One of the highlights of my Yosemite trip has to be getting to watch and photograph my good friend Graham Hunt climb the second ascent of another good friend Sean Jone´s route ´Close to the Edge´. Its an amazing knife blade arete high off the valley floor, dangling steep and exposed across the valley from Bridalveil Falls. Its pretty hard too, at 5.12c. The exposure alone though makes it an exhilarating climb. Congratulations Graham! I know you worked really hard for it!