Hanging Fish at Kongju

“Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”

Pablo Picasso

Hanging Fish at KongjuHanging Fish at Kongju – Kongju, Republic of Korea

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Nikon N90S SLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, 35 mm  Kodachrome 64 transparency film scanned on Polariod SprintScan 4000, handheld.

 

 

Udo Beach Scene

 

Udo, Beach Scene, South Korea

Udo, Beach Scene, 우도/牛島, South Korea, June 1994

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“Udo Beach Scene” was captured on Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100 transparency film in June, 1994. Just 2 miles off the coast of Jegudo in the Korean Strait lies the tiny island of Udo, 우도/牛. It’s about 2 square miles in area and there were about a thousand people living there at that time. I took and early morning ferry, spent the day, and went back to Jejudo that evening so I guess there were no accommodations on the Island. It was like going back a hundred years in time. I’ll bet it’s nothing like that today.

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Alia, Sicily

Alia, Sicily, 5/03/2018

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Located in the interior of the Province of Palermo, Alia is an outrageously scenic hill town replete with winding cobblestone streets, pizzerias, cafes and densely packed homes. It is the quintessential Sicilian hill town. I would love to say I shlepped up the hill with all my camera gear on my back to make this capture, but was actually standing on the patio of my hotel room in my underwear. Che bella cosa!

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR f/2.8 80-200mm, exposure:  f/16.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, 32-bit HDR image, capture date and time: 5/03/2018, 10:45 am

Woman Gathering

Woman Gathering

Woman Gathering, Udo, South Korea, June 1994

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There was a stillness in the air on the isle of Udo, South Korea, in June 1994, and I can still feel it as I look at the image today. It was a moment in time when light and composition aligned as a woman gathered silently.

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Korean Lakers Fans

Korean Lakers Fans

Korean Lakers Fans, Wando, Korea, June 1994

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While rummaging through old Kodachrome transparencies a few days ago, I found this image of two lakers fans on Wando, a small island off the tip of the South Korean peninsula. It made me think about how this is really one world and that many things are universal.

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Q Baby In His Radio Flyer

Q Baby In His Radio Flyer

Q Baby In His Radio Flyer, 8/30/2004

When I was growing up, we didn’t have a single family picture in the house. I think that artists are not into that sort of thing, and my father was one of them. He took photos of us kids and my mother, but we were well aware that they were really film and lighting tests for upcoming photo sessions…and then they would go in a box, possibly even making it into an album if my mother insisted. He had a photography business with my Uncle Vincent who was being trained by my father under the GI Bill of Rights after WW2. By the time the business came to an end, Uncle Vincent had amassed a great amount of photographic technique and was truly an impeccable photographer. Although he got a day job, he became the photographer for our large, extended family. His b&w prints (printed in his home darkroom) had that wonderful 1950s quality about them and his perfectionism was obvious. In fact, it jumped out at you.

Fast forwarding to 2004, I go to my 1st grandson’s birthday party and one of his presents is an old fashioned Radio Flyer wagon. I immediately thought of Uncle Vin, rest his soul, and his style. I hope he can see this image because it’s all about him.

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Silvery Trees – Griffith Park

Silvery Trees - Griffith Park

Silvery Trees – Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA, 2/28/2019

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The wildflowers are just beginning in Griffith Park. There are patches of rapeweed which will soon cover the park, and some small blue bells and large white flowers, the name unknown to me. Also, the greenest grass you could ever imagine that fluoresces in early evening light. A few more rainy days and we could have a superbloom for 2019.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR f/2.8 80-200mm, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: Mup mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, 32-bit HDR image, capture date and time: 2/28/2019, 5:32 pm

Cherry Tree and Gate, South Korea

Cherry Tree and Gate, South Korea

Cherry Tree and Gate, South Korea, June 1994

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I’ve only visited South Korea once so I cannot definitively state that spring is the best time to be there, but I’m guessing that it is. With cherry and dogwood trees blooming, every scene looks like a painting which is a photographer’s dream come true.

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La Spiaggia di Cefalù

Cefalù Shoreline, Sicily

Cefalù Shoreline, Sicily, 5/08/2018

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I haven’t made a digital painting since 2015 so I guess another painting is long overdue. The impetus in this case is the beatific shoreline of Cefalù, Sicily.

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Pottery on Mantel

Pottery on Mantel

Pottery on Mantel, 1/24/2019

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It’s a simple image of form, line and window light, two yard sale pots stationed on the right wing of the 1930 fireplace mantel in my office. I have drenched it in sumptuous b&w brown-tone for effect.

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Alley in Enna

Alley in Enna, Sicily

Alley in Enna, Sicily, 5/07/2018

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What a grand entrance from the main drag in Enna (known as Castrogiovanni until 1926) to the houses behind. It took four visits to the alley to find the light and understand it. Here it is in all its High Dynamic Range splendor. Enjoy!

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Nikon D810 DSLRAF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure:  f/10.0, 1/30 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, post processing: High Dynamic Range

 

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