Hi everyone and welcome to today’s post. When I am packing for a trip I am always weighing whether I will actually need a certain piece of equipment, camera body, or lens. Depending on the length of the trip I must calculate and balance the amount of baggage I take versus the airport hassle factor versus the “what if I don’t have the right lens” syndrome. Lately I have become more spartan in my approach and in a future post I will layout my general traveling kit of parts. But in this day and age of equipment and stuff I haul around it is sometimes easy to overlook one of the more useful tools I depend on. And that is The Weather Channel. Now I know some of you might be skeptical but it is true. I use if for long term forecasting when I am planning a trip and constantly refer to the daily and hourly updates when I am in the field. Weather is an important consideration for a landscape photographer. I want to know about the cloud cover, winds, possibility of precipitation, temperature and preplan what conditions I might encounter and the equipment I might need to make the day successful. You might say The Weather Channel is a silent partner in my adventures. I carry their apps on my iPad and iPhone so I can tune in to their forecasts for the most up to date predictions.
So how does Peter Lik figure in to today’s post? Well on one of my trips to Hawaii I had the chance to visit one of Peter’s galleries in Waikiki. There are quite a few impressive images on view and I had a great time on my visit. Many of the places Peter shoots are also my favorite haunts. Recently the good folks at The Weather Channel saw some of my images from the Red Rock country and asked if I might post some information on Peter’s new show “From the Edge with Peter Lik”. The show will follow Peter, an Australian landscape photographer as he travels to places where weather continues to have a unique impact on the landscape. Every week, Lik will attempt to capture the essence of Mother Nature through his lens with his unique perspective, style, and skill. Throughout the thirteen episodes, which air Thursday’s at 8:00pm/7:00pm central, Peter will photograph stunning landscapes across Hawaii, Alaska, Death Valley, Utah and other hidden gems off the map. You will see all of his photographs and techniques along the way as he overcomes weather-related obstacles to find “the perfect shot.”
During each episode you are encouraged to submit your photos for a chance to win a grand prize. Once you upload your photo, be sure to tell your friends to check out the contest and vote for their favorite photo! Peter will choose a weekly winner and all weekly winners will be eligible for the Grand Prize. You can upload your images on the shows Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TWCFromtheEdge?sk=app_142913599108159
For more information go to The Weather Channel/Peter Lik home page at http://weather.com/peterlik
Enjoy the show and get out there and take some pictures.
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