Blue Sky Day, Western North Carolina

Blue Sky Day, Western N. Carolina

Blue Sky Day – Western N. Carolina, USA

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If you are a follower on Blog-Bisogno.com, you have probably noticed the absence of clear blue skies. I’m not really a blue sky guy. Perhaps clouds hold more meaning for me, especially if they are surreal looking or form a shroud of mystery over the landscape…but never say never. With the help of a circular polarizer over the lens, I was able to make this clear blue sky even more dramatic.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, B+W Slimline circular polarizer 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

Not So Famous Photographer Quote #0262

O. Bisogno Scotti, Christmas

“The best thing about creating images is they hold the power to take the creator of the image right back to that instant in time to reexamine the sensations felt during the creative process. This helps us understand our need to share these feelings with others.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

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(photo by mimi)

Temple and Drinking Fountain

Temple and Drinking Fountain, S. Korea, June, 1994

Temple and Drinking Fountain, Republic of Korea.

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I have no idea where this was. It was about 5-6 weeks into my journey and at that point, it didn’t seem to matter. I was just seeing…feeling…capturing what was presented to the lens.

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Nikon N6006 SLR,  AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: not recorded, M-up mode, film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 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 #0261

John Loengard

“I don’t think I have become more skillful a technician over time. I think I have become more skillful at finding pictures that fit a very simple technique… You have to learn what you can do well… My pictures reflect the fact that I’m trying as hard as I can, and I can’t do anything else.”

John Loengard

Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2

Old Chinatown-CentralPlaza-2

Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2, 951 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, California, USA

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This capture was made 20 min. after my last image post “Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 1” from within the plaza looking north down Sun Mun Way. The morning sun coming from the east at a low angle is bolder now, accentuating every detail in the Chinese architecture.

These buildings constructed in the 1930s are actually part of the 2nd Los Angeles Chinatown. The original was razed to build Union Station at which time the Chinese community moved to Little Italy, recently vacated as Italians moved to the suburbs. There are only two vestiges left (as far as I know) of what was once Little Italy at 125 Paseo De La Plaza #400 and St. Peter’s Italian Church.

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32-bit HDR image consisting of 3 bracketed frames merged into one High Dynamic Range image file in Photoshop CC 2015. The 1st bracketed frame was exposed according to the in-camera meter at f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 100. The 2nd bracketed frame had an exposure index of -2.00 EV. The 3rd bracketed frame had an exposure index of +2.00 EV. Nikon D810 DSLRAF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer RemoteManfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 8/02/2015, 9:34 am.

Famous Photographer Quote #0260

Robert Frank

“My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.”

Robert Frank

Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 1

Old Chinatown, Central Plaza

Old Chinatown-Central Plaza 1, Los Angeles, California, USA

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The cloudy skies of June in Los Angeles are known as June Gloom, and this year it continued to the end of July and into August. I checked the Weather Channel extended forecast and it looked like Sunday, Aug. 2 was the last cloudy day. After that, It would be blank, lifeless skies until November. Since I had been cooped up in my studio for months, I was out the door early Sunday looking for an interesting sky as a backdrop. I had three locations in mind, but the image above isn’t one of them. This happens to me a lot. I go out for one thing and come back with something completely different (Artist Attention Deficit Disorder). I knew it was a lucky day when I was able to Doris Day park directly in front of Central Plaza in Chinatown. I get out of the car and there’s this building I’ve seen a million times before, 951 N Broadway, but today for some reason I am really seeing it; the funky tile roof, the 1930s Chinese architecture, the row of pomegranate trees bearing fruit growing down the courtyard side, and yes, a beautiful cloudy sky as the background.  I’m in love with the scene. I am in love with life. I even feel love for the guy trying to syphon gas out of my 2003 Xterra as I make the capture!

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32-bit HDR image consisting of 3 bracketed frames merged into one High Dynamic Range image file in Photoshop CC 2015. The 1st bracketed frame was exposed according to the in-camera meter at f5.6, 1/640 sec., ISO 100. The 2nd bracketed frame had an exposure index of -1.67 EV. The 3rd bracketed frame had an exposure index of +1.67 EV. Nikon D810 DSLR, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer RemoteManfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 8/02/2015, 9:14 am.

Famous Artist Quote #0259

Khalil Gibran

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Kahlil Gibran

Deep Blue Pool

Deep Pool, South Korea

Deep Blue Pool

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A fall races towards a deep blue pool ensconced in fissured rock as a Korean maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum) gracefully frames the blue with shades of green filet.

Copyright 2015, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N6006 SLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: not recorded, M-up mode, film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 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 #0258

Jay Maisel

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”

Jay Maisel 

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