Death Valley Dirt Road

Death Valley Dirt Road

Death Valley Dirt Road

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I love driving dirt roads in my 4×4, the rougher the better and Death Valley National Park has plenty of them. Over a million tourists visit every year, and they’re all taking tons of photos. The best way to find unique scenes is by hitting the dirt roads. I took the above image in 2005, the wettest and best wildflower season in 100 years. I stayed on the dirt roads and ran into only 5-6 other people in five days. From Death Valley I went directly to Carrizo Plain National Monument where the wildflowers were just beginning to peak.

Nikon D1X DSLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: f/11, 1/80 sec., ISO 125, exposure mode: Aperture Priority (center weighted), Nikkor MC-20 remote cableManfrotto 3221 tripodManfrotto 3047 studio head2003 Nissan Xterra 4×4, capture date and time: 3/13/2005, 3:59 pm

Famous Artist Quote #0283

Don Roff

“Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.”

Don Roff

Pom Pom Topiary

Pom Pom Topiary, South Korea

Pom Pom Topiary, South Korea

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Pom pom topiary is the art of clipping trees and shrubs into round ornamental shapes on different levels. Cloud pruning, practiced in Korea and Japan is a variant in which  the shapes are more cloudlike.

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Famous Artist Quote #0284

Rumi

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

Rumi

Watching Over Raena Bella

Watching Over Raena Bella

Watching Over Raena Bella

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When your grandfather is an artist, family photos become harbingers of ever-present surreality.

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Famous Artist Quote #0282

Steven Wright

“A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.”

Steven Wright

Wedding Chicken

Wedding Chicken - Su-won, South Korea

Wedding Chicken – Su-won, South Korea

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The question is who invited the chicken to this traditional wedding ceremony at Su-won Folk Village, South Korea?

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Nikon N6006 SLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, program mode: Aperture Priority, film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software

Not So Famous Photographer Quote #0281

Bisogno Closeup, Dakota Jam, Fargo, ND, July, 1976

“I call them images because they are imagined before the shutter is released.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

(photo by mimi)

Annuli and Sphere

Annuli and Sphere

Annuli and Sphere

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A walk through the backyard can become wickedly surreal if you fixate on a small scene, as I tend to do. I call it mind-cropping when everything else goes black forming borders, leaving only what is essential in the frame. On September 19, 2015, I mind-cropped my way into an uneasy trapezoidal world of annuli, spheres and concentricity. Blooms fallen to the cool concrete became the beautiful undead, and the sun goddess danced libidinally for my pleasure.

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iPhone 6, Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, PhotoKit Sharpener 

Famous Artist Quote #0280

Miles Davis

 “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”

Miles Davis

(photo by Irving Penn 1986)

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