Poppy in the Living Room

Poppy in the Livingroom

Sumptuous golden light showering warmth upon a darkened room of mauve,
A flower morphs translucently,
Revealing the essence…of a being’s heart and soul.

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Nikon N90S SLRNikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, Kodak Ektachrome E100SW color transparency film, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software, exposure not recorded, handheld.

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon 5/16/2012

Bitter Melon – Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

I love to rummage in Asian produce markets and farmer’s markets not to find something to eat, but rather to find something to photograph. That’s where I was on Wednesday morning, at the farmer’s market in Pershing Square just a block from my loft. Nearly at the bottom of a cardboard box full of bitter melons, still unscathed, I found this melon/prehistoric creature. Carrying it to the girl at the register in cupped hands with a wondrous expression on my face, I looked to her for some sort of profound explanation. She said, “That will be $1.63. Would you like a bag for it?” Fair enough!

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Nikon D3 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, Nikon MC-20 remote cableManfrotto 3221 tripodManfrotto 3047 studio head, exposure subject: f/11.0, 0.8 sec., ISO 200, exposure compensation: -1.00, exposure background: f/11.0, 0.4 sec., ISO 200, exposure compensation: -2.00, lighting: north facing window light, Mirror-Up mode. The RAW file captures were made in my studio with a seamless paper background (brown).

Green Monster in my Garden

The Last Batch

The Last Batch

The Last Batch

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Two inches of snow came too soon. This is the last batch of tomatoes planted in April, 2020, the culmination being almost a year. Not bad!

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Letter From Korea

Letter From Korea

Letter From Korea

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This torn off piece of a manila envelope developed a nice patina after being stored in a box since 1997. I taped the subject to a green file folder with double sided tape in the middle so the edges would remain off the background creating shadows to give it depth. In Photoshop, I added brush strokes with no color to retain the original color of the folder. The lens was a Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (an extremely sharp lens) at a distance of 2 ft. There were 2 Elinchom EL500 strobe lights with 10° grids on either side at 45° angles, 2.5 ft. from the subject, but I didn’t use flash. I shot with the incandescent modeling lamps only to add warmth to the manila.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2, Arizona

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This image was taken in spring, 1995. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that ex-president Donald J. Trump bulldozed a huge swath of earth the length of the southern border of this beautiful Monument to erect a wall. Possibly the ugliest wall ever built, in sight and intention.

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Rock Face, Pinnacles National Monument, California

Rock Face, Pinnacles NM

Rock Face, Pinnacles National Monument, California

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Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night cactus blooms at night once a year. This one was on my patio in Studio City, CA. The flower lasted for three nights. I made the capture on the second night with a Mamiya 67 Pro ll on Fuji Velvia 50.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

North Carolina Tobacco Barn

North Carolina Tobacco Bar

North Carolina Tobacco Barn

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Fortnight Lily Noir

Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Jellyfish, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

A beautiful day with my grandchildren at Aquarium of the Pacific, and lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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