Famous Quote #0318

Albert Einstein

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

Korean Woman Shellfishing on Udo

Korean Woman Shellfishing on Udo

Korean Woman Shellfishing on Udo 우도

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The crimson in this photograph is not crimson tide, a mutant form of algae that occur when weather and temperature conditions are just right and can kill fish and even sicken humans who eat contaminated filter-feeder species such as, clams, mussels and oysters. Rather, it is bright crimson colored seaweed washed up on the rocks which I have never seen anywhere else other than the island of Udo, South Korea (click on view larger to to see this).

After scanning the Ektachrome 100 reversal film, the color of the crimson seaweed was so intense, I had to give that specific area of the image minus 30% hue/saturation in Photoshop. If not, the crimson would have been out of bounds for the sRGB colorspace used on the web. But there’s an even better reason for toning it down; my eyes were going directly to the seaweed instead of the lovely, mid-seveties, shellfisherwoman, and she’s supposed to be the star of the show.

Nikon N90 SLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, Kodak Ektachrome 100 Professional film, 35 mm color transparency film, exposure not recorded, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

 

Infamous Photographer Quote #0317

O. Bisogno ScottiO. Bisogno ScottiO. Bisogno ScottiO. Bisogno Scotti

“If there are no dangers, you’re following the wrong path…”

O. Bisogno Scotti

O. Bisogno Scotti

O. Bisogno Scotti

(photo by mimi)

Flirtation

Famous Photographer Quote #0316

Berenice Abbott by Man Ray

“What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework – that to me is the art of photography.”

Berenice Abbott

Portrait of Berenice Abbott by Man Ray

Avra Valley Sunset – 3

Avra Valley Sunset 1977 - 3

Avra Valley Sunset – 3

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This is the third Image captured on film of the same Arizona sunset in various stages. All three images will be available in the same frame as a triptych. They will also be available as an unframed set of prints. I have provided links to the other two images below.

Libidinal Light

Avra Valley Sunset

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Minolta SR-T 101 SLR,  Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50 mm f/1.7 lens,  Kodak Ektachrome 100 Professional film, No exposure data recorded, Velbon Tripod. Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner.

Famous Photographer Quote #0315

Diane Arbus

“I used to have this notion when I was a kid that the minute you said anything, it was no longer true. Of course it would have driven me crazy very rapidly if I hadn’t dropped it, but there’s something similar in what I’m trying to say. That once it’s been done, you want to go someplace else. There’s just some sense of straining.”

Diane Arbus

El Matador – Seaweed

El Matador - Seaweed

El Matador – Seaweed, Malibu, California, USA

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Nikon D810 DSLRAF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED, exposure: f/36, 0.3 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head,  depth of field measurement:  Simple DoF CalculatoriPhone 6+,  capture date and time: 8/26/2016, 9:48 am.

Famous Artist Quote #0314

Mark Twain

“You cannot depend on your eyes, if your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

Arch at El Matador

Arch at El Matador

Arch at El Matador

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I have had a mind’s eye view of this image since December, 2012, the last time I was at El Matador State Beach in Malibu, CA. I envisioned it as a monochrome with etherial waves floating as if passing through the rocks along the shore, and opacus clouds tracing the sky. I was unable to make the capture that day because it started to rain, my Nikon was getting wet, and I already had one nice image on my CF card. Four years later my vision has finally come to fruition. Hope you like it.

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Nikon D810 DSLR,  AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Hoya ND400 9-stop neutral density filter, exposure: f/16, 37.0 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Manual, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Simple DoF Calculator, Longtime exposure calculatoriPhone 6+, capture date and time: 8/26/2016, 7:51 am. 

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