Autumn – As Far As The Eye Can See

Autumn-As Far As The Eye Can See

Autumn – As Far As The Eye Can See, North Carolina, November, 1994

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In October and early November, the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the best places to be in the east for autumn leaves. Every overlook looks like it’s in 3D.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D,  Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, exposure not recorded, Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headNikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner

 

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Famous Photographer Quote #0398

Edward Weston

“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.”

Edward Weston

Hummingbird Contemplating Tree

Hummingbird Contemplating a Tree

Hummingbird Contemplating a Tree, AZ, 1994

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Hummingbirds are in constant motion. They are sugary nectar charged with insatiable appetites, and don’t remain long in any one spot. This feathered friend overstayed his journey for sweetness to contemplate a tree…totally unaware of the riot of color behind him. I captured his magnificence on Kodachrome 64 in 1994.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, handheld,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

 

Famous Philosopher Quote #0397

Friedrich Nietzsche“Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

One Armed Saguaro

One Armed Saguaro, Arizona

One Armed Saguaro, Arizona, June 1995

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For some reason or other, Mother Nature gave this saguaro only one arm…possibly to make him unique enough to be deemed photography worthy. I understand that it takes 60 years for a saguaro to grow the first arm, but this cactus was definitely old enough for two or three. I circled the desert giant a few times before finding the right composition, the angle that showed the most power and strength.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

 

Famous Photographer Quote #0396

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Traditional Korean Wedding

Korean Bride

Korean Bride, Traditional Wedding, S. Korea, June 1994

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Captured on the fly with a Nikkor f/2.8 80-210 zoom, I caught the bride in what appeared to be an how-did-I-ever-get-myself-into-this-mess moment. Not speaking Korean, this is pure conjecture on my part.

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Nikon N90 SLRAF NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDKodak Kodachrome 64 35 mm color transparency film, exposure not recorded, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0395

Jeff Schewe

quote:  Jeff Schewe on Photographic Sharpening:

“This stuff isn’t rocket science…rocket science is a lot easier…either you land on the planet or you don’t. Having the skills and finesse to produce a perfectly sharpened image takes training, practice and experience-and darn good eyes.”

Jeff Schewe

Garlic Knob

Garlic Knob

Garlic Knob, 3/19/2018, Studio: fotografia-LA, Los Angeles, CA

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This garlic knob on my kitchen windowsill was growing towards the sun for several weeks. I brought it in the studio for a macro shot against a cocoa background. 15 frames were taken with the focus point in 15 different locations from front to back, then stacked on 15 layers and merged together into one image file in Photoshop CC 2017. This widened the in-focus area dramatically increasing the short depth of field associated with macro photography.

Next, it will return to the kitchen to be chopped fine, and slowly simmered in oil to make l’aglio l’olio.

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Nikon D810 DSLRAF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED, exposure: f/5.6, 0.8 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote,  Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripodInduro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 3/19/2018, 6:36 pm.

 

Famous Photographer Quote #0394

Robert Mapplethorpe

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.

Robert Mapplethorpe

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