Sunday, April 14, 2013

iPhone/iPad Workshops

Abandoned Structure, Ireland, iPhone 4s

I am teaching two iPhone/iPad workshops this year.

 May 31-June 4 : Peters Valley, Layton, New Jersey: 

Ausgust 16 - 18: Cotuit Center for the Arts:

Kodachrome Postcard from The Hudson Valley
We will photograph, process and print in both of these workshops. Additionally the class will be covering the transfer of images from SD Cards to your iPhone or iPad for processing.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Abandoned Structure, Ireland

Abandoned Structure, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
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This image was made using the iPhone and iPad....

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sunrise, Zabriske Point, Death Valley
“As the language or vocabulary of photography has been extended, the emphasis of meaning has shifted, shifted from what the world looks like to what we feel about the world and what we want the world to mean.” – Aaron Siskind


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Christmas Carousel, Maine
Took a few years but I finally got around to this image. Funny how we can perceive an image artistically but can not seem to make it work on a substrate. Then, as if by magic, we grow into the image technically and both the vision and the technique come together in the print…..possibly I am close to my 10,000 hours….

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Caravan, Northern, Ireland
Image made after a clearing storm in Northern Ireland. Spotted the Caravan getting pounded by the most beautiful flat front light and had to stop. While making th eimage all I Could think of was the cover of Leon Russell's Carney album and the song 'Tightrope' quoted below. Go Figure!!!

'Like a rubber-neck giraffe
you look into my past
well maybe you're just to blind to - see
I'm up in the spotlight
ohh does it feel right
ohh the altitude
seems to get to me'....Leon Russell

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Iceland, Family Farm Hobbit Church

Church, Vik, Iceland
This remarkable structure sits of a farm at Nupsstadur, Skaftareppur, Vik, Iceland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be typical of farms in Iceland;s past centuries. This tiny chapel is one of the few remaining turf churches in Iceland, but the entire area is a stunning sight to see.

The are a good many churches of all sizes and shapes in Iceland - I have been here many times but this last time the gate was up - the locals told me there was a family feud going on about who owns the land... Apparently the older folk have passed on...I always loved visiting this farm on my Iceland trips. This is a two image horizontal panoramic stitched in CS6.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Iceland Workshop

Church, Iceland
Iceland Adventure:

I am planning a trip to Iceland in September. This trip would be in conjunction with a local Icelandic Photo Guide, Christopher Lund, whom I recently spent 5 days with in the southeast of Iceland photographing waterfalls, the Black Sand Beach and Glacier Lagoon. Chris is a very knowledgeable photographer who lives in Iceland and knows the country very well.

The trip would be a combination tour and workshop – we will spend part of the time processing images both traditional camera and iPhone, if that is your calling, but will spend as much time as possible in the field shooting. The class time will cover Lightroom, Photoshop masking and use of third party software for processing in the digital darkroom as well as iPhone processing and applications.

Arrival into Iceland would be September 10 with a departure on September 17. We will cover the following locations, focusing on the north:

Geothermal areas near Lake Myvatn and Peistareykir
Waterfalls such as Dettifoss, Aldeyjaross and Gooafoss
Interior locations at either Fjallabak Nature Reserve and Kerlingarfjoll
The Lake district of Veioivotn
Jokulsarlon Galcier Lagoon and the Black Sand Beach (southeast)

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Foss á Síðu Waterfall

Iceland Waterfall

This waterfall sits on a farm just off the main road. Great thing is the farmer is pretty OK with photographers running around his land. I like shooting here as I always find faces looking back at me from the rocks.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Red Church, Iceland is the subject of today's blog which now lives on the home page of my website. You can sign up for an email or RSS feed on that same page (link below). Once signed up on the new page I will remove this page from your email feed.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is the subject of today's blog which now lives on the home page of my website. You can sign up for an email or RSS feed on that same page (link below). Once signed up on the new page I will remove this page from your email feed.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Website and Blog

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Iceland, Svinafellsjokull Glacier

Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Just back from another trip to Iceland. Have never been there in the winter but got lucky and caught a few days with sun and decent weather. Two of my favorite spots to photograph are the glacier in today's image and the Black Sand Beach near the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. 

According to locals the Svinafellsjokull Glacier located in Skaftafell, Iceland has receded almost 150 yards in the last 10 years - I was standing almost at that 150 yard point to make this image....looks like something out of Journey to the Center of the Earth..

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Brussels, Bruge

Bruges, Belgium
This year's European Adventure begins and ends in Belgium. The starting point of the 2,300 kilometer journey to historical and significant sites in both World Wars begins when we land in Brussels and drive to spend the first night in Bruges.

Bruges is an unspoiled medieval town. The centre of the city is amazingly well preserved with winding streets that pass by picturesque canals with well preserved medieval buildings.
There are no high rises, no billboards, no heavy industry in the center of the city. Bruges also escaped major damage during both World Wars. The movie "In Bruges", a cult classic, captures the essence
of Bruges - minus all the comical hit men antics!

There are small bridges that span the canals and a number of boats tied up in front of the fine buildings that line the water's edge.
Storefront, Bruges

Though there are the usual stores that one finds in most major cities, there are also shops selling Belgian chocolate, souvenirs from their beloved Tintin comic strips and of course antique and art shops.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacier

Blue Ice, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland 
'Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees'......Paul Strand

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scotland, Rainbow

Just back from a rather long trip shooting in France, Belgium, Iceland and Scotland. Covered a good deal of ground and ended up with over 4,500 new images - I see a good deal of computer screen time in the near future.

Today's image is from Scotland. I was with a few friends making images at Dunstaffnage Castle which overlooks the Firth of Lorn just north of Glasgow when it started to rain. I decided not to stay out in the wet and started to head back to the car when suddenly the sky broke and the sun popped out...I stopped for a few images of the Castle and when I turned around was greeted by the scene in this image.....

Rainbows come and go rather quickly but I was able to make a few images before it was gone - i never quite got past what shows in the image - I was hoping for a major rainbow, but.......maybe next time...It is not often you are in the perfect position for a full rainbow....

The image using my Olympus OM-D with the 12-50 kit lens...can not say enough good things about this camera....I will post more images over the next week or so from the entire trip, some of which are on my Facebook Artist Page, Harry Sandler Productions.

Happy New Year.......

Monday, January 7, 2013

France, more Images...

Sunrise, Moon setting, Marcay, France
I am sitting in the Brussels airport processing images while waiting for a flight to Glasgow- only 90 more minutes.....

Church Ceiling, Notre Dame
Here are a few more images from the last 10 days in France.
Falaise d'Amont, France

Friday, January 4, 2013


Chateau de Chinon, Chinon, France

This has been quite the trip...Left New York on Dec 27th and have been to Brugge in  Belgium and then on to France. Lots of driving but note that the steering wheel is on the left side and one drives on the US side of the road.....I guess it is really the French side of the road as they are much older then we are. At any rate it is nice to be able to not think about making turns etc.....
Shop Window, Brugges

Not much posting going on as the internet has been fairly non-existent or so slow one can hardly read emails. So here are a few of my favorites from the past week or so....
Chateau De Marcay, France

 In the end I thoroughly enjoyed France - much more then I thought. Specifically the food was off the charts - basically we ate our way through the country. There are officially no more croissants or foie gras left in the country. All kidding aside this is one beautiful country and the locals have been quite accommodating. Today is Versailles.......

Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.