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A Quick Update

Things are moving fast for the 2010 PODAS events.  I recently was in Death Valley booking a PODAS event there for 2011.  More on this in the coming weeks.  Death Valley is where PODAS was born and our return there will include some surprises.  Stay tuned. We are in the final steps of firming the plans for PODAS – Australia.  Our web page should be updated within the next week for what promises to be a major adventure.  Check out www.phaseone.com/podas.  I recently posted a welcome video on the Phase One PODAS site and will do so here to in the next day or so.  I intend to do video updates as we move closer to some of the workshops and also as part of the blog from workshops themselves.  Stay tuned.  Also, have your bookmarked the PODAS blog with an RSS link?  By saving a link as an RSS feed you’ll be notified of the latest posts on the PODAS blog.

While in Death Valley I did some photography and it was like old home week.  While on top of a mountain pass a truck pulled up and one of the PODAS instructors Alain Broit saw me shooting with a Phase One camera and said hello.  He just finished doing his own workshop there.  One of the PODAS Death Valley alumni – Harry Sandler also joined me for a day of shooting.  See some shots below of Harry at the Race Track the world famous location where rocks move and leave a trail.  These images were taken by his friend – Neil Enns.  I’ll have more photos with Harry with my next entry.  Also, joining me was Bruce Pottinger from Australia.  Bruce is a Phase One dealer in Australia and is working with me to make the Australia PODAS a success.


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Death Valley Again . . .

I am back in Death Valley for a few days.  DV always offers up some of the most unusual weather.  Driving in last evening the wind was blowing so hard pebbles and dust were flying and beating the car.  Then all night long the wind blew so hard the building would rattle. I woke up at 4:45 with all intentions of doing a sunrise shot, but there was a major downpour.  Yes, once again I visit the desert and it is raining.  So, I slept in a bit which was nice.  I am sitting in the lobby updating the blog and doing emails and looking over the valley to snow covered mountains.  Quite nice!

I have friends joining me from Australia today as well as past PODAS attendees.  It is nice to always have company for shoots in such a beautiful place.  We will be visiting the race track and other great sites over the next few days.

My main mission is to book the Furnace Creek Resort again for another Death Valley Experience in early April of 2011.  This is a magnificent location and will surely once again be a most incredible event.  Look for more information soon as we announce 2011 workshops.