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Nectar on Ice

Time for a cold one

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Worth Doing Again

Grand Teton National Park draws an average of 2.5 million visitors each year. So, as many as…ten million(!) cameras, smart phones and other imaging devices may have been pointed at this mountain range, from this specific viewpoint, since I was there in the Fall of 2009. Ten million (assuming that a good portion [...]

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Multiple Shades of Gray

Black and white photography is not as popular in today’s digital imaging world as it was in the days of film. Yet it remains a reasonable alternative in rendering scenes with inherently low contrast, as in e.g. mid-day/ mid-Summer lighting where an abundance of light may overwhelm camera sensors, “washing out” the scene.
To achieve [...]

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Still, it is Spring

Hard to believe, with our weather, but underneath all the grey, wet, and cold overcast there are fields of color to be discovered. Not far from home

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Portal in the Woods

As I approached the edge of the woods I saw this blinding light. The sun? Or something brighter?

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Creative decisions: full color or not?

Digital Photography offers many ways to express our artistic inner vision. Decisions we make, from field capture to post-processing, help communicate the message we intend for an image. One key decision is whether to render the scene in full color, partial color, or no color at all.
The default shooting mode of modern digital [...]

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Context

Every picture tells a story, and every story must be told in its rightful context.
The other day I heard again the oft-repeated quotation by sir Winston Churchill  “…democracy is the worst form of government…”   and for a moment I wondered, did he really say that? How could a leader of the democratic alliance that [...]

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Interpretation

Art Photography, like all forms of art, is a means of communication; a kind of “language.” As such, it is subject to interpretation, based on individual life experiences (the ‘filters’ through which we perceive the world).
Cultural wisdom, e,g.  the old Indian tale of “the blind men and the elephant” reminds us that each of us [...]

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Self Critique & digital image-making (6/6)

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Sixth and final part in this series. (On the theory behind my practice of digital image-making) (Earlier posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
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Detail is an important part of every work of the visual arts. In digital photography, detail relates to “micro-contrast” (or “sharpness”). Enhancing micro-contrast/sharpness will create the illusion of more detail, [...]

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Elements… (5 of 6)

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Fifth in a series of short articles on how I approach digital photography. (Links to previous parts: 1, 2, 3, and 4)
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Do you sometimes “feel blue”? Or do you see the world through “rose-colored glasses”, and want to “paint the town red?” Or… perhaps you feel “green with envy” when [...]

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