Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Green Tomatoes #1: Taxi Yellow

I had so many green tomatoes for so long (before they all turned at once), I decided to photograph the Green Tomatoes, using a green filter to bring out the texture of the greenness..........

Here is a variety called Taxi Yellow.  Turned out to be a really prolific tomato:

Remember out posting on Medium Format Perfection?  All of the tomatoes That I will show you were cropped from Mamiya 6X7 Images.  And you can tell these definitely are not 35mm.

Monday, August 18, 2014

From the Bountiful Garden: Making Ratatouille

Haven't posted much from the Garden this year.  We've had bumper crops of tomatoes, pepers and eggplants.  Squash not so Great.  But over the weekend I tried something new that would combne all of my fresh garden ingredients:  Making Ratatouille

Ftereid 5 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  All successful.

Love the Asian Eggplants.

 Anaheim Peppers for a change up on Green Bell Peppers.

Soft Stem Garlic.

Of course you also have onions and zucchini plus a red bell pepper 
(but I had to buy those at the store).
More from the Garden this week.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturdays Online: Clyde Butcher Comments on "Life in the Digital Fast Lane"

Ah, some of us can relate.  I am about to go on a field trip to photograph Colorado Ghost Towns.  And I can already see that the Itinerary and Time Lines are much to fast to really do much.  So we are planning an additional day to revisit places that need time to be "seen" completely.

Clyde Butcher, one of my photo influences, commented on a recent trip to Antelope Canyon.  A place, as he says "YOU could spend a lifetime photographing".

A Redux of our trip to Antelope Canyon

Take as much time as you need to compose the photo image AKA take time to smell the roses.  Two good images are worth more than 100 quick shots with your digital camera (And remember you still have to sort through those 100 shots to find the really good ones).  Digital doesn't demand quick shooting unless you are a photo journalist.  But people seem to think it does.