Famous Photographer Quote #0376

Hiroshi Sugimoto

“If I already have a vision, my work is almost done. The rest is a technical problem.”

 Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Tufa – Mono Lake 2

Tufa-Mono Lake 2, Eastern Sierra, CA

Tufa – Mono Lake 2, Eastern Sierra, California

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This was my first visit to Mono Lake and my first capture of a tufa rock formation. I have wanted to do this for a long time, and it was now or never because the lake doesn’t have much water left. Most of the tufa is now on dry land.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 64,  exposure program: Manual Priority, shutter: Mup mode with Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter ReleaseVello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 10/21/2017, 4:49 pm, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

Famous Photographer Quote #0375

Hurter and Driffield

“The production of a perfect picture by means of photography is an art; the production of a technically perfect negative is a science.”

Ferdinand Hurter and Vero Charles Driffield 

May 31, 1890

Waterfall Cascading into Pacific Ocean

Waterfall Cascading into Pacific Ocean

Waterfall Cascading into Pacific Ocean – Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

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A waterfall cascading  over a rock face into the Pacific adding its nutrients to the sea.

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Mamiya RZ 67 Pro ll medium format camera, Mamiya f/4.5 50 mm ULD lens, Fujichrome Velvia 50 120 transparency film scanned on Aztek Digital Photo Lab 8000 drum scanner, Manrotto 3265 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head.

 

Famous Photographer Quote #0374

Tufa – Mono Lake 1

Tufa - Mono Lake

Tufa – Mono Lake, California, 10/21/2017

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There’s something about a 760,000 year old, endorheic (no outlet to the sea), saline soda lake with calcium-carbonate spires known as tufa that pulls this photographer in…My iPhone was set for 4:00 am to make a morning capture of Mono Lake, but when I checked the weather it was 20°. I’m dedicated to my craft, but I knew there was no way I was getting out of my toasty sleeping bag until it warmed up. In early afternoon while walking the shoreline, I came upon this arched peninsula of tufa rock reflecting in the water. The water was pale and the reflection faint, but I knew that if I waited for the golden hour, magic would happen. The camera and tripod were locked down just as you see it in the image above allowing me to wait  (while eating empanadas and drinking coconut juice) for the light. By 5:00 pm, this is how it looked, the water deep blue and the reflection almost as detailed as the actual tufa.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 64,  exposure program: Manual Priority, shutter: Mup mode with Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter ReleaseVello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 10/21/2017, 5:54 pm, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

Famous Photographer Quote #0373

Jerry Uelsmann

“Photography is just light remembering itself.”

Jerry Uelsmann

Typical Hoh

Hoh Rain Forest Moss

Hoh Rain Forest Moss – Olympic National Park, Washington

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According to The Seven Wonders of Washington State, the Hoh Rain Forest gets as much as 14 feet of rain a year, and the prevalent fog and mist contributes the equivalent of another 30 inches of rain resulting in one of the world’s lushest rain forests. I was excited about camping and photographing in the rain and mist, but it never happened. I didn’t get the typical Hoh experience. I got 5 days of sunshine and elk hanging out in my campsite. The tent was used, but only because I was worried about an elk stepping on me while I slept.

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Mamiya RZ 67 Pro ll medium format camera, Mamiya f/4.5 50 mm ULD lens, Fujichrome Velvia 50 120 transparency film scanned on Aztek Digital Photo Lab 8000 drum scanner, Manrotto 3265 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head.

Famous Photographer Quote #0372

Alfred Stieglitz-Self Portrait, 1894

The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.

Alfred Stieglitz

1894

Along The River

Along the River

Along the River – North Carolina

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Bushwhacking through a western North Carolina woods I came upon this river and its reflection of autumn leaves and balancing boulders. I don’t know the name of the river and am happy to leave it that way…a vision.

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Mamiya RZ 67 Pro ll medium format camera, Mamiya f/4.5 50 mm ULD lens, Fujichrome Velvia 50 120 transparency film scanned on Aztek Digital Photo Lab 8000 drum scanner, Manrotto 3265 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head.

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