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A Floral Abstraction

“God is an artist.”
–Pablo Picasso

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“A Floral Abstraction”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 62.4 mm

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Technology Evolution

“If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
— Omar Bradley

"Technology Evolution", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/22 at 30 sec., 300mm

“Technology Evolution”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/22 at 30 sec., 300mm
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Sandhill Bokeh

This Florida Sandhill crane wasn’t too concerned about the guy crouched in the bush aiming a camera at it. The time of day and the sunlight caused the red crest to glimmer and appears over-saturated in the photo. In truth, I decreased the saturation to bring in blown out detail. What I liked best about this photo was the contrast of the crane against the browns and greens of the nice bokeh backdrop (if you just met a new word, “bokeh” is the term for the fuzzy visual quality of the out of focus areas). I wish the feathers along the crane’s neck were sharper, but that’s my own fault for using a large aperture to get the bokeh effect. I intentionally left the image a bit dark, as it more closely reflects the actual setting. I might change my mind about that and brighten it up when I come back and look at it again later. The green cast under the beak is whatever it is that grows plentifully on the surface of the body of water it was eating from. I offered it a clean paper towel I had in my camera bag, but it declined, turned and walked away. Yep. It’s definitely from around here.

"Sandhill Bokeh", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 300mmClick for enlarged view.

“Sandhill Bokeh”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 300mm
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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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Grow, Reform, Change

“Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Clinging for Life" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec., 85 mm

“Clinging for Life” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec., 85 mm

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Butterfly Shadows

This post is dedicated to the memory and talent of Cory Monteith.

“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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"Butterfly Shadows" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/2.0 at 1/400 sec., 85mm

“Butterfly Shadows” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/2.0 at 1/400 sec., 85mm
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We’ll have to do lunch sometime…

“The scientific name for an animal that doesn’t either
run from or fight its enemies is ‘lunch.'”
— Michael Friedman

Nikon D300, ISO 800, f/8.0 at 1/60 sec., 200 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 800, f/8.0 at 1/60 sec., 200 mm

 

Nikon D300, ISO 800, f/6.7 at 1/30th sec., 200 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 800, f/6.7 at 1/30th sec., 200 mm

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Mama Mamiya!

Today, I thought I would share one of the first images I captured with my new Mamiya 645 Super medium format film camera (circa 1987). I found this camera, along with 55 mm and 80 mm lenses and a Metz flash, at a pawn shop recently for $100. In three potentially trademarked words, “I’m lovin’ it!”

The downside of this photo and this camera is that it further reminds me how very much I love (and prefer) shooting film!

Mamiya 645 Super, Ilford 120 ISO 100, 4 seconds at f/16, 55 mm

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