Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturdays Online: Revisiting Amache

Recently published Photos of Amache taken to document the Internment Process.  The Water Tower doesn't quite look the same as the recreation below:

And remembering also that Ansel Adams was commissioned to photograph Internees at Manzanar.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sundays Online: Landscape Photography Etiquette

But this actually applies to all photographers.  Etiquette is what makes us civilized.  Recently I commented on the wanton destruction of Race Track Playa, some of it done by photographers who didn't want anyone to ever see the same rock they had photographed.

Apparently this attitude is on the increase as a recent PetaPixel article reminds us to mind our manners:

I assure you that no other photographers were injured in the making of this image of Death Valley, and no Landmarks were destroyed!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Photo Workshop #5

Crop #2 (above) and Original Scene (below):

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Photo WorkShop #4

Two crops from the same image:  Crop #1

Original Image:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Photo WorkShop #2

Same image, with diffuser, but out of focus.  A mistake, but I like it!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Photo Workshop @ Hudson Gardens

Haven't shot color for a while (because I don't like Fuji Film).  But recently took a workshop with Local Artist Eli Vega and thought I would try some color along the way.  Not my best but some interesting things; And I know what I would do differently next time:

So we were learning how to use a diffuser:  With Diffuser (above) and without (Below).

This week we will look at some color results; next week we'll look at the B&W which I expect to be much better.

Hope you are having a relaxing Labor Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturdays Online: Go Big or Go Home!

That's the title of this image:

Spending Most of Labor Day Weekend in the "Zen of the Dark Room".  And I will be attempting to Print 16X20 amongst other experiments.

Have A Happy Holiday Weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wild Animal Sanctuary: Sumo Bears

Watching these guys 'play' made me wonder if Sumo Wrestling was Inspired by Bears?