D300 images

Sunrise Dream

The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.
— Catherine Opie

"Sunrise Dream" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22at 1/60 sec., 200 mm

“Sunrise Dream” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22at 1/60 sec., 200mm
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Handle with Hope

“This is the sad thing about love: we love hard and we grieve hard.”
– Unknown

On Facebook today, a friend posted this truth on my wall: “Having to see someone you love so much in such pain is grief.” Unfortunately, they couldn’t be more correct. Yet, when doctors tell you there is no hope, have hope. Hope provides balance in the face of despair. Without hope, there would be no miracles.

I apologize that new posts have been infrequent these last few weeks. New photos and new work have had to take a back seat to caring for James as he struggles to survive. Thank you for your continued support as we cope with the horror and heartbreak of cancer.

"Door Handle" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/750 sec., 200 mm

“Door Handle” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/750 sec., 200 mm

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You can also find me on Instagram at @EarlHarrisPhoto, where I am posting photos captured and edited solely on my iPhone.

A Public Bath

“Let me guess, dearie. You’re looking for a husband.”
— Foghorn Leghorn

"A Public Bath" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

“A Public Bath” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

 

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Together as One

“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.”
― Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace

Today is an important day, both symbolically and personally. Today, my partner of 21 years and I are being married. By the time this gets published this morning, we should be at cruising altitude en route to the ceremony in Washington, DC. And although cancer has spent the last 5 years trying to destroy us, it has instead brought us closer together; it has revealed to me the joy inherent in serving and caring for the one I love. I am excited and overflowing with pride at the step we shall take today. I am a blessed and fortunate man.

"Together as One" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

“Together as One” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

I’m still hoping for your vote in the 2013 COOL PHOTOBLOG AWARDS. Remember, there’s nothing to fill out, no gimmicks, no requests for your email address – just a simple click and you’re done. THANK YOU for your support!

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Moonlight

“Moonlight does things to a street scene that no other natural or man-made phenomenon can effect. People walk slower, their smiles lingering on contended faces. Horses that usually move along fast enough to stir up the dust off the street plod lazily in the clear, cool night. And in dark corners where people forget to look, the goons come out.”
― Bailey Bristol, The Devil’s Dime

While the quote above refers to actual moonlight, I’ve long enjoyed the quirkiness of the street scene created by the service counter entrance to Moonlight Starter and Generator. In business for nearly 40 years, it’s a quiet place where things do seem to move slower. You may notice in the photo how things are “in dark corners where people forget to look”, though perhaps not so much forgotten as ignored.

"Moonlight Starter" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

“Moonlight Starter” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

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Sharp Shadows

And so, in one form or another, the witch hunt goes. We hate people “because,” we say, they are dirty, stupid, perverted, immoral…. They might be exactly what we say they are. Or they might not. That is totally irrelevent, however, because we hate them only if we ourselves unknowingly possess the despised traits ascribed to them. We hate them because they are a constant reminder of aspects of ourselves that we are loathe to admit.
― Ken Wilber, No Boundary: Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth

"Sharp Shadows" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

“Sharp Shadows” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm
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I’m now on Instagram at @EarlHarrisPhoto, where I am posting photos captured and edited solely on my iPhone. I find this tends to include quite a few cat photos…

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

I’d like to get four people who do cart wheels very good, and make a cart.
— Mitch Hedberg

I went with a square crop on this photo to give it more of a visual, Internet icon-like feeling. Then I found the Mitch Hedberg quote and it was perfect in another respect: I’m the guy that ALWAYS get the most rotten cart any shop has in its fleet. The other day, after a trip up and down one aisle at the grocery store, I went back and exchanged a wholly defective, loudly complaining cart for the last one remaining in the stall. It was worse, and after a push of about 10 feet, I quickly changed my mind. Of course, the cart I’d just given up was simultaneously squeaked away by another shopper.

"Shopping Cart" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Shopping Cart” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

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Still begging for your vote in the 2013 COOL PHOTOBLOG AWARDS. There’s nothing to fill out, no gimmicks, no requests for your email address – just a simple click and you’re done. THANK YOU for your support!

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Lovely Tongue

“Cat got your tongue? And what a lovely tongue it is. I know. It licked every inch of me. Repeatedly.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

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"Lovely Tongue" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec., 50 mm

“Lovely Tongue” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec., 50 mm


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A Cathedral of Cloth

If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos.
–Robert Brault

I took this photo standing inside a deflating hot air balloon on a Sunday morning. At the time, I thought the beautiful glow of the sunlight coming through the colored panels was reminiscent of stained glass. In my imagination I suddenly found myself standing under-dressed in a very warm cloth cathedral.

"Cathedral of Cloth" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 640, f/1.8 at 1/60 sec., 85 mm

“Cathedral of Cloth” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 640, f/1.8 at 1/60 sec., 85 mm

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Tar

I created this image a while back and just put it aside. It’s one that, despite its intended “ugliness”, I really like. The shadows were added or grossly enhanced in post-production. When I saw this image in my mind, its name came along with the vision. It is a reflection of the darkness — the “tar” — we sometimes find ourselves stuck in.

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"Tar" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

“Tar” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

 

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You can also find me on Instagram at @EarlHarrisPhoto, where I am posting photos captured and edited solely on my iPhone.