Great photo backpack from MindShift!

October 13th, 2014

When I traveled to Antarctica, I needed a new photo pack for shooting without the need to put the bag down while photographing from the Zodiac rafts or landings at Penguin colonies. The MindShift Gear rotation 180 was just what I needed.

MindShift Gear has just announced two new additions to their line-up of award winning rotating outdoor backpacks.
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With the rotation180° Trail you can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, you can rotate the beltpack and grab your gear without taking your eyes off of wildlife or disrupting your creative momentum. It fits any 1.5 liter or a 2 liter CamelBak water reservoir, a light jacket and an extra layer, binoculars, compass, trail books, maps and more. This 2-in-1 bag’s beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.
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The rotation180°® Travel Away is the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items. The backpack also has dedicated pockets to conceal a 15” laptop and 10” tablet, while the beltpack can fit an 8” tablet.
http://www.mindshiftgear.com/products/rotation180-travel-away#oid=54_1

 

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio – Friday through Sunday, October 3rd, 4th and 5th – 10 AM to 6 PM

October 1st, 2014
Morning Mist at dawn, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2013

Morning Mist at dawn, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2013

My home will be open for Sierra Art Trails again this year – on October 3, 4 and 5. I love sharing my photography with our guests. Here is a photograph of our living room all decked out with photographs. I will also be holding live digital capture and processing demonstrations. If you are out of the area, now is the time to book a room in Oakhurst for a weekend of Art!

Please share with your friends!

Sierra Art Trails 2014
Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour
Friday through Sunday, October 3rd, 4th and 5th – 10 AM to 6 PM

Your catalog is your “Ticket for Two” to Sierra Art Trails. The catalog includes details on attending the show, a list of artists, an example of their work, their viewing locations, and a detailed map to get you there. Sierra Art Trails.

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The top photograph is a recent image from 2013 that I just printed for Sierra Art Trails which starts at 10am on Friday.

To celebrate this year’s open studio tour AND 30 years of William Neill Photography, I am offering large discounts on the large number of fine art prints in my inventory. If you are interested in acquiring a signed photograph of mine, the sale begins at 10AM Friday and ends at 6PM on Sunday Oct 5. Contact me via FB message with any questions, the price for any given print, or if you want to purchase. PayPal or Credit Card payments are accepted.

Keep coming back here to see other images that are part of this sale.

Autumn Sunset, El Capitan and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2013

Enjoy and please Share if you Like!

#landscapephotography, #yosemitenationalpark, #yosemitephotography,#fineartphotography

William Neill Photography from 1996

September 17th, 2014

We have now moved on to 1996 in Celebrating 30 Years of my business.  1995 is a hard year to top, but here we go anyway!

To read my full post, see my 7 images selected and add your comments, please visit:
http://www.williamneill.com/blog/index.php/2014/09/celebrating-30-years-1996/

The photographs here reflect my travels that year, including a spring trip to New England to work on a New England book of my landscape photography.  Sadly, the publisher pulled my contract before I could finish.  I also photographed a major assignment for Canon USA’s corporate calendar for 1997 with the theme on national parks which took me to Texas, Kentucky, Florida and Colorado besides California locations.

Enjoy, and please Share if you Like!  All photographs created with a Wista 4×5 field camera, and 4×5 inch transparency film.

#landscapephotography #nationalpark #largeformatphotography


Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon at sunset from Washburn Point, Yosemite National Park, California 1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 


Mt. Dana and Mt. Gibbs reflected in the Tuolumne River at sunset, Yosemite National Park, California 1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 


Kelp, MacKerricher State Beach, California, 1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 


Clearing storm at dawn, Santa Rosa Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida 1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 


Birches and mist, White Mountains, New Hampshire 1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 


Veratrum, Granville Gulf State Park, Green Mountains, Vermont
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 

Incense cedars with snow, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California  1996
Copyright © 1996 William Neill

 

Celebrating 30 Years – 1995

September 15th, 2014

My “Celebrating 30 Years” project moves on to the year 1995.  A few days after Labor Day in 1984, I quit my job as Photographer at The Ansel Adams Gallery, making the leap of faith to start my own business William Neill Photography.  In the process of posting a few images from each year, I am gaining a tremendous perspective on my efforts and successes as my work evolved.  The excitement has built up each time I have searched my massive Lightroom catalog for the next year’s selection.  Below, I have posted eleven images from 1995, and as I do so, I wonder if I will ever have such a spectacular year again!  I was 41, happily married, had been published in four books featuring my work and traveling often to teach workshops.  I was also working on a second book for the Exploratorium Museum and Chronicle Books called The Color of Nature.  My wife and I took to extended camping trips to the deserts of Utah, and to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park as you can see in the images below.  We also traveled to the east coast, shown by two photographs below taken in Maine.

My favorite photograph, and happily my best-selling fine print is the first image shown below:  Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995.  Only 15 prints remain in the Limited Edition of 150.

Enjoy, and please add your comments below.  All photographs created with a Wista 4×5 field camera, and 4×5 inch transparency film.

Thanks,  Bill

William Neill Books
http://www.williamneill.com/store/books/index.html

 

 


Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995

 


Sunrise storm clouds, St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana 1995

 


Rock formations and surf at twilight, Big Sur, California 1995

 


Trees growing on moss-covered boulders, Baxter State Park, Maine 1995

 


Autumn Forest, Baxter State Park, Maine

 


Striated wall of an ice cave, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada 1995

 


Tangle Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

 


Pine tree and sandstone cliff, Zion National Park, Utah 1995

 


Eroded sandstone, Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 


Buttes and storm clouds over the Green River, Canyonlands National Park, Utah 1995

 


Cliffs at Convict Lake, winter, Inyo National Forest, California 1995

 

 

Celebrating 30 Years of William Neill Photography

September 8th, 2014

For those of you who don’t follow my Facebook page, last week I stared a series of posts called  Celebrating 30 Years of William Neill Photography.  The idea was to post one image from each of those 30 years of photographs.  I pride myself in being a tough editor of my own work, so that only my strongest work is “released” into the world.  When seeing several equally favorite photographs in one year, I’ve opened up my editing to share a few more images from each year.

The series here were all made with my Wista 4×5 metal field camera, with 4×5 inch color transparency film in 1991.  I have never organized my large format work by year before, and I must say it has been very rewarding to see as a reward for three decades of dedication, hard work and the joy of reconnecting to my visual discoveries!

Enjoy and please share with your friends.

Stay tuned for more, and please feel free to add comments below.

Kind regards,  Bill


Redbud and dogwood, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 1991
Copyright © 2009 William Neill

 


Redbud in fog, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina 1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Forest leafing out in early spring, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 1991
Copyright © 2012 William Neill

 


Agave parryi, Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California 1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Twilight surf, Big Sur Coast, California 1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Mammoth Peak and Kuna Crest from Tioga Tarns, Yosemite National Park, California 1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


Spruce forest in fog, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont  1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill

 


King’s Pond with morning mist, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont 1991
Copyright © 2014 William Neill