Doug's portrait was made mid-day at the Thousand Palms Oasis in Coachella Valley, CA, and Riz's was made in Joshua Tree National Park near dusk. I used a single strobe, light stand, and umbrella for both. Enjoy!
Friends, please SEND YOUR COMMENTS TODAY to let officials know that you want the Soda Mountain Solar Project (on California's Mojave Desert) relocated and the public comment period extended so that alternative, low conflict locations for the project can be identified. The proposed location is immediately adjacent to the Mojave National Preserve, one of our beautiful desert National Park units. Industrial-scale utilities on the doorstep and within sight of a National Park? No way. You can read more about this project in a January blog post: http://michaelegordon.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/stop-the-proposed-soda-mountain-solar-project/
National Parks Conservation Association has made it very easy for you to send your comments; please follow this link and please share!:
This photograph was made a few nights ago in Death Valley's incredible Black Mountains, where rock exposures date back an astounding 1.7 billion years. See this image bigger here (click LARGE VIEW underneath):
I enjoyed a day at LACMA yesterday (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) taking in a few different exhibitions. Of particular note and of great historical interest and importance is the See The Light - Photography, Perception, Cognition exhibit in the Resnick Pavilion. This exhibit featured 220 beautiful and historical prints from many of the masters of our medium: Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, W.H. Fox Talbot, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Andre Kertesz...the list goes on. I highly recommend that you see this exhibit before it closes on March 23. Check it out!
MTAR is a ridiculous value at $4.99. Buy your copy now:
ROOTS, Death Valley National Park. Made from a Death Valley mountain summit near sunset. If the desert seems quiet near roads and people, imagine the beautiful solitude and tranquility of a solo trail-less walk far from roads and people to stand upon a summit where few others have stood...
See it BIGGER and acquire prints here:
Regarding a print, do you have my address?
1. I'll be exhibiting my work at Art Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta, California (Coachella Valley, east of Palm Springs) tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 1 from 10am to 4pm - come on out for a beautiful day in the desert and say hello!
2. I had the pleasure of seeing present at the L.A. Center for Photography about a week ago. Joe's wit, wisdom, and humor combine for a great and fun presentation. If you have the chance to see him speak, do it!
3. and I have ONE space open in our upcoming Visionary Death Valley workshop. Join us for inspiration, learning, fun, and camaraderie in one of North America's most fascinating and photogenic settings:
Enjoy a wonderful weekend.
- Michael E. Gordon Photographypresent
Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California
Michael E. Gordon is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer of unusual and overlooked natural landscapes of California and beyond. A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the landscape yields photographs of great depth and clarity. He is best known for his black and white ‘Desert’ series which, says Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.”
Michael's photographs have been published in and on the covers of magazines, calendars, textbooks and music CD’s. He is represented by art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, and his fine art prints are held internationally in private collections. Publications and clients include Backpacker magazine; View Camera magazine; Rangefinder magazine; Broughton Quarterly; T-Mobile; The Wilderness Society; Campaign for America's Wilderness; USDA Forest Service; Brooks/Cole, Body-Mind Music, and more. Awards and recognition include International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards.
Michael photographs with a 4”x5” view camera and film, and leads photo workshops and tours for photographers of all levels. He lives in an historic 99-year-old California bungalow in Long Beach, California, with his wife Shauna, and their menagerie of rescued animals (including Mojave the dog).You can also find Michael on Facebook and Twitter.
- The Great Outdoors