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Concrete Contrast

“Progress is measured by the speed at which we destroy the conditions that sustain life.”
― George Monbiot

“Concrete Contrast”, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/7.1 at 1/400th sec., 70mm

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Pacific Star Winery, Reworked

This is a photo I took back in 2009, when James and I made our first trip to Northern California to visit dear friends Louis and Alan. I came across it the other day while reorganizing some images and was inspired to approach it with some creative processing. I used OnOne Software’s “Perfect Studio 9” to render something new and more exciting. I hope you’ll like the result.

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“Pacific Star Winery”, Nikon D300, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/10 sec., 55mm

“Pacific Star Winery”, Nikon D300, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/10 sec., 55mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.

Soothing Shadows

“There are some things your mind has been hiding from you.”
― Obert Skye,
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

I captured this photo at the same time I got the one used in my post on August 18th. The onset of the rising sun is more pronounced here, as are the hues and tones I exploited in post production. I hope you enjoy these soothing shadows.

"Soothing Shadows", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/13 at 1/80sec., 28mm

“Soothing Shadows”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/13 at 1/80sec., 28mm

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Gin at Sunrise

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett,
A Hat Full of Sky

"Gin at Sunrise", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/11 at 1/60 sec., 28mm

“Gin at Sunrise”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/11 at 1/60 sec., 28mm
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How Time Heals

“Believing the lie that time will heal all wounds is just a nice way of saying that time deadens us.”
Jonathan Nolan, Memento mori

This is an older image that I decided to revisit and process. It’s the ruins of an abandoned farmhouse in Stockton, Utah. I hope you like it.

"How Time Heals", Nikon D300, ISO 200, HDR using 3 frames and bracketed aperture at 10 seconds per frames, 35mm

“How Time Heals”, Nikon D300, ISO 200, HDR with bracketed aperture at 10 seconds per frame, 35mm
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Free Hi-Res Wallpaper: Solitude

You can download today’s image as a free hi-res desktop wallpaper by reverse-clicking over the image and choosing Save Image as… (The desktop version is sized 2560 x 1709 when downloaded.) I hope you enjoy it.

"Solitude", Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/20 at 1/160 sec., 135mmFree Hi-Res Desktop Wallpaper - Just reverse click over the image and choose "Save Image as..."

“Solitude”, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/20 at 1/160 sec., 135mm
Free Hi-Res Desktop Wallpaper – Just reverse click over the image and choose Save Image as…

Here’s a small version for whatever.
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The Laughing Place

There is a spot in Kissimmee that sits hidden just feet from Highway 192, the main road through town. It is a place that has somehow beat the odds against the so-called progress resulting from having Walt Disney World in your back yard. It is fortunate to have kept most of its pristine natural beauty. It was a favorite spot to bring my camera as a teenager back in the 70’s; in fact, I won a 1st-place ribbon in my first photography contest in high school with an infrared photo taken here. At some point, I started referring to this as my “laughing place”. Of course, I took that name from Joel Chandler Harris’ “Uncle Remus” story with the same title. In the story, Br’er Rabbit explains that his laughing place is where he goes when he wants to forget his troubles. I’ve killed many hours forgetting my troubles in the shadows of this cypress swamp, watching leaves drift silently by on the mirrored surface of its black waters. Back then, as now, I would often find myself wishing I could somehow just hop aboard one of those leaves and let the slowly moving current quietly pull me away to wherever it wants me to go.

"The Laughing Place" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

“The Laughing Place” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm
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Shadows on Shingle Creek

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
  – Petronius Arbiter

In my much younger days, Shingle Creek was one of my favorite places to take photos or to just sit, think and watch time pass. Back then, I didn’t think about snakes, mud, mosquitoes, mud, or mud. Early this morning, those things were very much on my mind as I took my first stroll on this land in at least twenty years. Typically, I couldn’t come here without seeing at least one or two rowboats floating silently on the water, their occupants dangling fishing lines in hopeful anticipation that matched that of the birds on the banks waiting and watching for minnows. Not so today; although there was no hint of a boat having been this way in a long time, I couldn’t mistake the sound of cars on the major roadway that is now on the other side of the background trees. I was quite happy to see there had been no further progress; I expected there to be more of less here by now.

"Morning Swamplight" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/20 at 1/80 sec., 16 mm

“Morning Swamplight” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/20 at 1/80 sec., 16 mm

"Swamplight" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/250 sec., 16 mm

“Swamplight” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/250 sec., 16 mm

 

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Yellow Tulips & My First Haiku Attempt

The tulips bloom:
Fireworks
sputter out.

This isn’t a new photograph, but it is the one that pretty much marks the beginning of my love affair with photographing tulips. One of the things I most look forward to each spring is the appearance of the gorgeous tulips that grow so prolifically in the yards of Salt Lake Valley homes, parks and gardens. They are a reminder that we’ve reached the few months of reprieve from the cold. Along with the daffodils, hyacinths and crocus, they burst forth in a beautiful display of color, igniting the landscape all too briefly.

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