From the Archives: Add Scale to Your Grandscapes by Kerrick James

© Kerrick James

This story was originally published in 2015.  Good advice for today!  DL

Story & Photography by Kerrick James


Like many of us, my love of photography began with the wild landscape. My early years were spent emulating icons like Ansel Adams, David Muench, and Eliot Porter. I followed the grand landscape dream all over the American West, and after years of chasing light and doing “pure” landscapes with no signs of humanity whatsoever, I began to feel a little boxed in, as if I was repeating my favorite lighting formulas everywhere I went, and missing something I could sense, but not see. Continue reading

From the Archives – On Screwing Up by Gary Crabbe

From the Editor:  As pointed out in Gary Crabbe’s post on making mistakes, this is something that we all do.  With the myriad of settings available on today’s sophisticated digital cameras, it’s easier than ever.  This post appeared four years ago, and the lesson is as relevant today as it was then.  DL

Story and Photograph by Gary Crabbe

Morning light on sandstone cliffs reflected in the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend, near Pag, Arizona

Morning light on sandstone cliffs reflected in the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona. © Gary Crabbe/Enlightened Images

Even professionals screw up every now and again. We may not brag about it in public, but rest assured, we make mistakes just like everyone else.

The photo above may not look like a total screw-up, but it is. It’s a multi-row, nearly 40-frame panoramic image shot with my Nikon D800. Continue reading

Shore Shots

Big Stopper Filter used to soften the waves: f/16 @ 45 seconds. © Franklin Kearney

Story & Photography by Franklin Kearney


“The fog should clear in a few days,” said the lifeguard.


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Above the Arctic Circle

One of the most stunning sights in Gates of the Arctic, the sharply serrated Arrigetch Peaks shown here in the warmth of late evening light. © Jerry Ginsberg

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