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Constellation

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Constellation

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Constellation

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Constellation

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Constellation

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Constellation

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Antarctica

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Land In Land LXXIX

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Land In Land LXXXIX

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Land In Land LXXVI

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Land In Land LIII

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Land In Land LXXVI

This is a selection of my top 12 images of 2018. This selection doesn’t reflect sales, publication, or activities on the web. It simply reflects my opinion. Click on the titles to find out more about each image.

Geography

The locations include Antarctica, Spain, Arches National Park, Scoresbysund Greenland, and Maine.

Process

Continuing the momentum from the previous year I completed my first seriesof finished works with my iPhone – Land In Land. Processing images on location, sometimes seconds after making exposures, is a gamechanger. Even more interesting is the sense of seeing the image better at arm’s length, allowing me to see the composition and the subject simultaneously.

I was pleasantly surprised when another experiment worked as I combined images in the public domain from the Hubble telescope with my own exposures, expanding the images in my series Constellation to add images of deep space to those of stars observed with the naked eye.

Concepts

I continue to explore presenting many moments in time simultaneously to see one aspect of land through another. In more recent work, the detail and the overview are united in a single integrated experience. As ever, what’s behind and beyond shows through.

My use of abstraction has expanded from minimalism to include more complex maximal patterns.

Magic Moment

Perhaps the most sublime moments were found in Greenland’s, Scoresbysund, as the weather shifted to winter conditions creating dramatic katabatic winds and unusual ice conditions found only at the beginning of the season. Being on the only boat (a three-masted schooner built in the early 1900s) in the fiord system heightened the sense of adventure.

It was a very productive year; more than 75 new works released; more than 150 new studies made.

It’s challenging to choose so few images from so many – but it’s insightful. Try selecting your own top 12 images. Try selecting the top 12 images of your favorite artist(s).

View more of my Annual Top 12 Selections here.

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Antarctica CLXII

Antarctica CLXXII

Antarctica CLXII

Antarctica CXXX

Antarctica CXXX

Antarctica LVI

Antarctica LVI

Antarctica LIV

Antarctica LIV

Antarctica CLXVI

Antarctica CLXVI

Antarctica XLII

Antarctica XLII

Antarctica CXCV

Antarctica CXCV

Antarctica XXXVIII

Antarctica XXXVIII

Antarctica CXCII

Antarctica CXCII

Antarctica XL

Antarctica XL

Antarctica XVII

Antarctica XVII

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Incubation XV

Antarctica CXCII

Antarctica CXCII

Antarctica CXCIV

Antarctica CXCIV

Antarctica CXCV

Antarctica CXCV

Revelation XXIX

Revelation XXIX

Revelation XXXIX

Revelation XXXIX

Revelation XXIV

Revelation XXIV

Revelation XXXVI

Revelation XXXVI

Revelation XXVI

Revelation XXVI

Revelation XXVIII

Revelation XXVIII

Revelation XXXVII

Revelation XXXVII

Revelation XXXVIII

Revelation XXXVIII

This is a selection of my top 12 images of 2016. This selection doesn’t reflect sales, publication, or activities on the web. It simply reflects my opinion. Click on the titles to find out more about each image.

Geography

While I visited most of the biomes in one year (all seven continents in 18 months), the images I released were drawn primarily from the artic and antarctic regions.

Process

Straight images from Antarctica were processed on location, mostly in Lightroom. Composite images were created in studio, mostly in Photoshop after launching from Lightroom. I date “straight” shots based on the date they were exposed and composites on the date they are completed.

Concepts

I focussed on a long-standing theme, creating symmetries drawn from the land to better reveal the spirit within. The final resolution has prompted me to remaster many related files made in 1996. I released multiple related series of studies, including a series of digitally rendered inkblots.

Magnificent Moment

There was big magic in 2016! In Antarctica there were moments of extreme quietude amid the lifting fogs at Black Head and the glassy reflections in Antarctica’s Plenneau Bay. We experienced the epically varied lands of New Zealand; in one day we moved from a waterfall strewn fiord, through a rainforest, up to a high arid plateau, and finally to the base of a glacier. Sublime light filled hours and hours, as we flew helicopters over Namibia’s Sossusvlei dune fields, which roll out to the Skeleton Coast. All of these adventures were long-held dreams come true.

It’s challenging to choose so few images from so many – but it’s insightful. Try selecting your own top 12 images. Try selecting the top 12 images of your favorite artist(s).

View more of my Annual Top 12 Selections here.

View more images in my ebooks here.

View my full Works here.

View my Series videos here.

View new images in my newsletter Collectors Alert.

Oriens

1

Oriens, 1999

Selva Obscura VI

2

Selva Obscura VI, 2002

Oriental II

3

Oriental II, 2000

Correspondence - Nocturne - XII

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Correspondence XII – Nocturne, 1999

Reflection I Adagio

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Reflection I – Adagio, 1999

Condensation II - Prelude

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Condensation II – Prelude, 2001

Correspondence - Sonata in Blue -III

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Correspondence III – Sonata in Blue, 1999

Refraction X

8

Refraction X, 2002

Exhalation I

9

Exhalation I, 1996

Resonance in Red and Gold IB

10

Resonance IB – in Red and Gold, 2000

Resonance in Blue and Gold IA

11

Resonance IA – in Blue and Gold, 2000

Wake I

12

Wake I, 2004

Enjoy this collection of my twelve best-selling images.

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Here’s a collection of my favorite photographs by Josef Koudelka.

Read a collection of quotes by Josef Koudelka here.

My Top 12 Images Of 2013

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Constellation VI

Constellation VI

Constellation I

Constellation I

Illumination XXV

Illumination XXV

Illumination XXVI

 Illumination XXVI

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Incubation I

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Incubation II

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Illumination XXXI

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Illumination XXX

Illumination XXI

Illumination XXI

Illumination XXII

Illumination XXII

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Contrail II

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 Contrail I

 

View more of my Annual Top 12 Selections here.

View more images in my ebooks here.

View my full Works here.

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