Famous Photographer Quote #0339

George Eastman

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

George Eastman

Picacho Red Rock – California

Picacho Red Rock - California

Picacho Red Rock – California

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This image was captured on the west bank of the Colorado River between Blythe California and Yuma, Arizona.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure:  f/8, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer RemoteManfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, capture date and time: 2/07/2017, 11:03 am, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

Famous Photographer Quote #0338

Quietus – Picacho Peak Wilderness, California

Quietus, Picacho Peak Wilderness

Quietus – Picacho Peak Wilderness, California

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Something is wrong with me. I go to one of the most beautiful desert locations in Southern California and come back with photographs of dead trees. It’s not genetic since there were no lumber barons or even a lumberjack in my family history and I’ve never killed a tree myself (my unit has hardwood floors, but I’m renting), yet I am drawn to the skeletal remains of trees.

Nikon D810 DSLR  AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/4, 1/1250 sec., ISO 64,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer RemoteManfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, capture date and time: 2/08/2017, 2:09 pm, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

Infamous Photographer Quote #0337

O. Bisogno Scotti

“I’m just a witness to the beauty before my lens.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

View Between Trees – Autumn North Carolina

View Between Trees - Autumn North Carolina

View Between Trees – Autumn North Carolina

My heart began to pound as I looked through the break in the tree line. Once again, I was overwhelmed by the majesty of the Smoky Mountains. I was thinking, today I will make the capture and tomorrow I will write a protest email to the Tennessee Valley Authority…which provides most of the smoke in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The foreground is classic Kodachrome 64 on a sunny day, but the sky has the look of Fujichrome Velvia due to a Kaesemann circular polarizer over the lens.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: not recorded, B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter, Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0336

Alec Soth

“I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.”

Alec Soth

Temple at Kum Ryong

Temple at Kum Ryong, South Korea

Temple at Kum Ryong – South Korea

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A warm, sunny day at the top of a mountain, surrounded by Buddha…What’s not to love!

You may also like A Korean Door,  Buddhas at Kum Ryong, Sunset at Kum Ryong, and Statue, Kum Ryong

Nikon N90 SLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: f/5.6, 1/30 sec., ISO 100, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Kodak  Kodak Kodachrome 64 color transparency film,  Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable.

Famous Photographer Quote #0335

Ansel Adams

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Ansel Adams

Sonoran Desert in Silhouette

Sonoran Desert in Silhouette

Sonoran Desert in Silhouette

This is my depiction of a scorching late afternoon on the Sonoran Desert. Taken on Kodachrome 25, a high contrast film to begin with and also underexposed by 2 stops for even more dramatic effect. Another type of contrast in the image is the juxtaposition between the saguaro skeleton on the left and the baby saguaro (50-60 years old) in the center.

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Minolta SR-T 101 SLR  35 mm SLR, Minolta 50mm lens, Kodak Kodachrome 25 transparency film scanned on Heidelburg Saphir drum scanner, Velbon tripod.

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