Los Angeles Inversion

Los Angeles Inversion

Los Angeles Inversion – Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

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“Los Angeles Inversion” was captured from above the marine layer at the Griffith Park Observatory across eight miles of fog covering everything other than the highest towers in Downtown Los Angeles. The building with the needle is LA’s new landmark tower Wilshire Grand, the tallest building west of Chicago.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/500 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 3/12/2017, 8:56 am, post processing: 32-bit HDR, Photoshop CC 2017, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Bridge.

Famous Photographer Quote #0355

Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor 1934

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.”

Dorothea Lange

1895 – 1965

Soda Lake – Carrizo Plain National Monument

Soda Lake in Spring-Carrizo Plain NM

Soda Lake in Spring – Carrizo Plain National Monument, April 1, 2017

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The majority of California’s lakes are man made, but there are a few natural and amazingly surreal exceptions. Mono Lake with its salt water and strange limestone tufa jutting from the water comes to mind, and then there is Soda Lake (pictured above) which is also saline. No where else have I seen such intensely azure blue water ringed with stunningly white shores…and those are not rocks out there. They are giant tumbleweed. If you stand next to one they are about chest high.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length 80mm, exposure:  f/8.0, 1/50 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3021PRO tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, transportation: Nissan Xterra capture date and time: 4/01/2017, 8:02 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017. 

Famous Photographer Quote #0354

Robert Capa

“The pictures are there, and you just take them.”

Robert Capa

1913 – 1954

Mr. Sandman

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For one of my favorite subjects, Cooper Tino who always brings me art.

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iPhone 6 +, Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Photoshop CC 2016

Famous Photographer Quote #0353

Don McCullin

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Don McCullin

Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)

Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)

A caldron of predominant purple rising up from the spiky verdure of a thicket below.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0352

“In total acceptance, almost everything becomes a revelation.”

Frederick Sommer

Spring Flowers – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Spring flowers - Organ Pipe Cactus NM

Spring flowers – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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The majority of organ pipe cactus in the United States are found within the boundaries of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, however this photograph of spring wildflowers features a saguaro cactus.

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Mamiya RZ67 Pro ll medium format camera, Mamiya f/4.5 50 mm ULD, Seconic L508 light meterKodak Ektachrome E100SW color transparency film,  Imacon Flextight scan by The Icon, Manfrotto 3265 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head, 2003 Xterra.

Famous Photographer Quote #0351

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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