Yellow Flowers in Volcanic Rock – Korea

Yellow Flowers in Volcanic Rock - Korea

Yellow Flowers in Volcanic Rock – Korea

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I found these yellow wildflowers growing amidst volcanic rock on Udo, a small remote island in the Korea Strait. They must be a very hardy plant, and possibly rare since a 25 minute Google search turned up nothing. Whatever it is, it’s quite beautiful.*

*Since posting this, I have found out from a friend that the plant is Euphorbia jolkini, a type genus of the Euphorbiaceae family.

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Nikon N6006 SLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, program mode: Aperture Priority, film: Kodak Lumiere 100 35mm reversal film 35mm color transparency film, Mup mode, 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 Native American Quote #0327

Native American Proverb

Native American Proverb

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”

Native American Proverb

Colorific Western North Carolina

Colorific Western North Carolina

Colorific Western North Carolina

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Resplendent hillsides, one after another – That is Western North Carolina in late October.

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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 Artist Quote #0326

John Lennon in New York

John Lennon in New York, 1974

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

 John Lennon

Grazing In The Grass

Grazing In The Grass

Grazing In The Grass

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“Everything here is so clear, you can see it. And everything here is so real, you can feel it. And it’s real, so real, so real, so real, so real, so real. Can you dig it?”

The Friends of Distinction

Hugh Masekela

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Nikon N6006 SLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, program mode: Aperture Priority, film:  Kodak Lumiere 100 35mm reversal film, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software

Famous Photographer Quote #0325

Edward Weston and sons

“Rules of composition are deduced from the work of strong masters and used by weak imitators to produce – nothing!”

Edward Weston

 

 

Edward Weston with his four sons.

Autumn Tree, North Carolina

Autumn Tree, North Carolina

Autumn Tree, North Carolina

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Dark chaotic branches supporting a riot of autumn color against a deep blue Carolina sky…all in a painterly fashion.

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Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Minolta 50mm lens, Kodak Ektachrome 100 Professional film scanned on Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software , Velbon tripod.

Infamous Photographer Quote #0324

Me and the Bear

“I’m always searching for abstractions in nature…considering something independently of its associations.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

(photo by mimi)

El Matador Rock 1

El Matador Rock 1

El Matador, Rock 1 – Malibu, California

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After standing in the rain for hours at Ventura Pier with my Xterra parked at least a mile away, I decided it was time to bail out and find a new location. Cold and wet, I was reminded of the Edward Weston quote, “Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.” Heading down the coast past Port Hueneme, towards Malibu, the car sort of turned by itself into El Matador State Beach where I always find something to capture. It never fails. Once on the beach below the cliffs, it looked dark and ominous, especially for late morning. I found this interesting rock (probably a sea stack at high tide) and began walking around it as I looked through my viewfinder for the right frame. I knew I had it when the rock lined up with the sky so it looked like a volcano blowing its top, spewing ashen clouds into the atmosphere. For me, I knew this image would have to be a monochrome.

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Nikon D810 DSLR,  AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Hoya ND400 9-stop neutral density filter, exposure: f/16, 0.8 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 CalculatorLongtime exposure calculatoriPhone 6+, capture date and time: 10/30/2016, 11:56 am.

Famous Photographer Quote #0323

Annie Leibovitz self-portrait

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

Annie Leibovitz

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