Announcements

Interview in Landscape Photography Magazine

Redwoods, ferns, and rhododendrons near the northern California coast, USA

Redwoods, ferns, and rhododendrons near the northern California coast, USA

A few months ago I had the pleasure of talking with Tiffany Briley from Landscape Photography Magazine, and that interview has just been published in the latest issue. Our conversation covered a wide range of subjects, including the importance of light, predicting the weather, sources of inspiration, image processing, and equipment – among many other things.

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Print Sale Ends Today!

Stars, mist, Three Brothers, and the Merced River, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Stars, mist, Three Brothers, and the Merced River, Yosemite NP, CA, USA



Just a reminder that the special Ansel Adams Gallery print sale ends today at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time, so you still have a few hours left to get 25% off two of my images: Stars, Mist, Three Brothers, and the Merced River, and Swirling Mist From Tunnel View. You can see all the details about the sale in this earlier post, or go directly to The Ansel Adams Gallery’s website to purchase a print here.

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Special Ansel Adams Gallery Print Sale

Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

I’m pleased to announce that once again The Ansel Adams Gallery is sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, at 25% off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Swirling Mist From Tunnel View, Yosemite, and Stars, Mist, Three Brothers, and the Merced River, Yosemite. These two photographs are in my current exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery, but otherwise have never been exhibited at a gallery or sold before.

My signed, limited-edition 16×20 prints usually sell for $325, but during this sale you can get one for only $244. Or you can purchase a 20×24 print, normally $475, for only $356. This is a rare chance to purchase one of my photographs at a reduced price, but the sale lasts for just six days, until Sunday, June 19th, at 6:00 PM Pacific time. Visit the Ansel Adams Gallery website to purchase a print or get more details.

Here are the stories behind the photographs:
 

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Upcoming Exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery

Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be having another exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery from June 5th to July 31st this year. Called “Elements,” this show will include mostly new work, mixed with a few earlier images. It’s been several years since my last exhibit at the Gallery, so it’s great to have another opportunity to display my work there. It’s always an honor to show my photography in this unique and historic venue.

The Ansel Adams Gallery is located next to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. If you’re in Yosemite during June or July I hope you’ll stop by the Gallery and see the exhibit. Or maybe the show will give you another excuse to visit the park – as if you needed one!

— Michael Frye

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The Art of Being Flexible

Autumn Sunrise, Half Dome and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California

Autumn Sunrise, Half Dome and the Merced River, Yosemite – one of the examples in my latest article for Photograph magazine

We can’t control the weather. We don’t determine where trees grow, mountains form, or rivers flow. In landscape photography we have almost no control over our subjects, so we have to adjust to the conditions at hand.

Craft & Vision just released Issue 15 of Photograph magazine, which includes my piece called “The Art of Being Flexible.” I think flexibility is an essential skill for landscape photographers. Since we have so little control over our subjects, we have to be willing and able to react to changing weather and conditions, and try to take advantage of whatever opportunities present themselves, even if those opportunities weren’t what we expected. The article discusses this subject in depth, and includes several examples showing how to anticipate the weather and light, recognize possibilities, and take advantage of the opportunities you’re given.

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My Top Photographs of 2015

The votes are all in and counted, and here are my top photographs of 2015!

We had an amazing response this year: a record-breaking 510 people looked through my initial selection of 46 images and voted for their favorites here on the blog, on Facebook, Google+, and through email. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to look through these photographs and voice your opinions! I also really appreciate all the kind words expressed along with the votes. I wish I could respond to every comment, but please know that I’ve read them all and am very grateful for all your support. And also, many thanks to my wonderful assistant Claudia who tallied all those votes!

To express our gratitude to all the voters we’ve decided to give away two prints this year. We assigned each person who voted a number, and used a random number generator to pick the recipients. And the winners are… Mike Lynch and Gabor Ruff! Mike and Gabor will each receive a signed, numbered, matted 16×20 print of their choice from among the 46 original selections. Congratulations Mike and Gabor!

So here’s the list of the ten images which received the most picks, and the number of votes they each received:
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