Lake Superior in February

by ike on 9:21 am

This month I travelled up to the north shore of Lake Superior with some good friends. Winter is my favorite time to photograph the lake and the temperature on the first morning was a balmy 17 degrees below zero. When its this cold the lake is very atmospheric, if you can keep your camera working you will be rewarded.  In my case I took a rotating lens panoramic camera with a 140 degree view.  Stunningly it kept working although I did have some banding which I guess you might expect in such harsh conditions.  I’m really looking forward to making some 6×18 inch platinum prints from these negatives.

17 below, Brighton Beach Duluth

Split Rock Island, Beaver Bay

Sea stack and sunrise, Silver Bay

Stoney point and sea smoke


European Vacation 2012

by ike on 8:18 am

This summer Ann and I went to Europe with good friends Scott Foreman and Marie Zangs.   We visited Florence, Sienna, Venice, Vienna and Prague.   It was a fantatic trip although my head is still spinning from all we saw.   First priority is to find a book on the Habsburgs and the Holy Roman Empire.


Yosemite in May

May 25, 2012

I was very pleased to be included in a group show at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park this summer.   Ann and I flew out to California to meet Kerik and Carol Kouklis for the drive up to the park and the opening.  I assist for Kerik who teaches Platinum and Gum […]

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Tai Chi in a blizzard

August 21, 2011

The health club we belong to has this great Tai Chi statue out front that I’ve wanted to photograph for sometime.  This winter I found the perfect evening during the start of a blizzard.

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Alaska 2011

August 7, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to Soldotna Alaska with my dad, brothers and nephew for some fishing. It was our 4th trip and best. It was the first trip for Zak,  brother Ken’s son. Zak was a natural and caught the most Red’s by far which is a tricky business.

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Little Spirit Cedar

May 22, 2011

On the northern shore of Lake Superior near Grand Portage MN, where the 18th century fur traders came out of the woods and set off for Montreal in their large lake canoes, is a most amazing Cedar tree. It’s known as Little Spirit Cedar by the local Ojibwe and has been an important part of […]

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Gum Platinum Workshop

March 24, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce I will be assisting my good friend Kerik Kouklis at his Platinum/Palladium and Gum Bichromate workshop at the Ansel Adams Gallery this November. This is the master class, you will learn not only platinum/palladium but digital negatives using Quadtone Rip and Gum Bichromate over platinum/palladium. The workshop is right in […]

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January 25, 2011

A couple of weekends ago I printed the two photographs of Yosemite contained in the previous post.   I like the prints very much which somehow seems sacrilegious given the history of photography at Yosemite.  Additionally I would guess ten’s of millions of photographs, maybe many more, have been taken within a few feet of […]

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Yosemite 2010

November 28, 2010

Last weekend I was able to spend a few days with my dear friend Kerik Kouklis in Yosemite. Kerik was teaching his Gum Platinum printing workshop at the Ansel Adams gallery and invited me to assist. We had a great group of very talented and fun photographers. We were able to sneak in some photography […]

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Iceland 2010

October 30, 2010

In September I visited the Westfjords region of Iceland with Bill Schwab and 9 other very talented photographers. It was an amazing trip. Unfortunately I had a tooth with a several year old root canal that decided to act up. This put a damper on my spirts but the landscape was impossible to ignore. You […]

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