Pulchritudinous Pollution

Pulp Mill, Prince Rupert, BC

Pulp Mill, Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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This image was captured handheld off the stern of a ferry headed for Ketchikan, Alaska via the Inside Passageway. My son and I were on a motorcycle trip (his high school graduation gift) starting from Los Angeles. Since the trip was for him, I was trying not to take too many photos and concentrate on salmon fishing, but the vertical plumes of smoke and billowing mushroom cloud from a old pulp mill at sunset I could not ignore. Only later though would I fully understand the image.

Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7, Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency film, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software, handheld, Honda Ascot VT500

Anonymous Photographer Quote #0357

Grandma Dances The Tarantella!

Grandma Does The Tarantella - Festa Italia

Grandma Dances The Tarantella! – Festa Italia, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California.

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This grandma is demonstrating the tarantella in full sun on an 85 degree day and having a blast doing it. Tarantella is a traditional dance about the tarantula spider. It is an uptempo  dance in 6/8 time used for celebrations in Southern Italy.

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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, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0356

Eric Meola

1968

What (Ernst) Haas was telling me in those seemingly prehistoric times was to open my eyes, to learn how to see, to slow down, to open my mind, to see the world in a grain of sand, to dream, to walk the streets, to watch the light, and to feel the wind on my face.

Eric Meola

Los Angeles Inversion

Los Angeles Inversion

Los Angeles Inversion – Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

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“Los Angeles Inversion” was captured from above the marine layer at the Griffith Park Observatory across eight miles of fog covering everything other than the highest towers in Downtown Los Angeles. The building with the needle is LA’s new landmark tower Wilshire Grand, the tallest building west of Chicago.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/500 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 3/12/2017, 8:56 am, post processing: 32-bit HDR, Photoshop CC 2017, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Bridge.

Famous Photographer Quote #0355

Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor 1934

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.”

Dorothea Lange

1895 – 1965

Soda Lake – Carrizo Plain National Monument

Soda Lake in Spring-Carrizo Plain NM

Soda Lake in Spring – Carrizo Plain National Monument, April 1, 2017

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The majority of California’s lakes are man made, but there are a few natural and amazingly surreal exceptions. Mono Lake with its salt water and strange limestone tufa jutting from the water comes to mind, and then there is Soda Lake (pictured above) which is also saline. No where else have I seen such intensely azure blue water ringed with stunningly white shores…and those are not rocks out there. They are giant tumbleweed. If you stand next to one they are about chest high.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length 80mm, exposure:  f/8.0, 1/50 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3021PRO tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, transportation: Nissan Xterra capture date and time: 4/01/2017, 8:02 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017. 

Famous Photographer Quote #0354

Robert Capa

“The pictures are there, and you just take them.”

Robert Capa

1913 – 1954

Mr. Sandman

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For one of my favorite subjects, Cooper Tino who always brings me art.

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iPhone 6 +, Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Photoshop CC 2016

Famous Photographer Quote #0353

Don McCullin

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Don McCullin

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