Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AMPING UP MY EFFORTS ON THE ARCATA PROJECT

Dottie May's and Essence of Humboldt

I am revisiting my Arcata and Eureka images with the idea that it is time for me to compile a theme-based exhibit of this project. I am satisfied that many of these images are candidates for the show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

THINKING OF SUNNY DAYS

Northcoast Sunset

THE ARCATA SERIES REVISITED

The Former Humboldt Machine Works Building in Transition

This building is now part of a wine making operation. I think I need to get back down there to see what the signage says now. I took this image in 2010, and there could be plenty of changes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

VERTICAL PANORAMA

Nine Images Combined in HDR and Photomerge

I don't really have a lot to say these days, but this was a fun image to create. I used the 17mm TS lens. I racked it to the bottom of its range and took three exposures at two-stop intervals. Then I racked it to its center and took three more. Finally, I racked it to the top of its range and took the last three. I combined the groups of three in HDR. I took those three combined images into Photomerge, and created the panorama. I then worked the final image in Lightroom.

Friday, June 21, 2013

ANOTHER SMITH RIVER IMAGE

Vanishing Point Through and Under a Bridge

The Same Photograph Worked in Black and White

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHING IN AND AROUND THE STOUT GROVE AREA

Smith River Reflections

I took this photograph yesterday while on an outing with Pam and Hal. I will not declare this image to be "finished", but it is a start.

After a Little More Work

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

ROCKS IN THE SURF

At Moonstone Beach

I took this photograph on my last outing with Pam and Hal.

Friday, June 14, 2013

ON THE SUBJECT OF THE PICNIC TABLE

Picnic Table at Palmer's Point

I am fond of this image. I do not know exactly why, but I like this type of subject matter. While taking this photograph, my back was to one of the most scenic places on the planet. Yes, I did take photographs of the fabulous view, but this image may tell more of a story than the other photograph.

The View toward the South from Palmer's Point


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WINDSWEPT AT PALMER POINT

Windswept, at Palmer Point

I took my camper van to Patrick's Point State Park last Sunday. I stayed at a wonderful site in the Abalone Campground. This trip was something that I thought would be satisfying on several levels. One of those levels was the notion that staying there would help me become immersed in the essence of the park. I think that aspect worked. I was alone, and I did not have many conversations. I was free to look, smell, listen and think about that place.

I know that doing so gets me to a mental, physical, and spiritual place wherein my senses come forward, and my thinking is removed to the background. I slowly move toward a quite place in my mind.

I think that my expectations for this small trip were fulfilled. I intended to "test" the camper van, and my preparedness. I wanted to see if I could get to a place of heightened nearness. I think on both counts that I succeeded. I can see more readily that subsequent trips have great potential.

MORE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MY PATRICK'S POINT EMERSION




MACRO WORK WITH EXTENSION TUBES

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

STILL LIFE ON MOONSTONE BEACH

On Moonstone Beach

This was my last shot of many yesterday afternoon. I was on an outing with Pam and Hal. We photographed at Elk's Head and at Moonstone. I do not think that I was really attuned to the elements until we were at Moonstone.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CLOSE UP PRACTICE AT ELK HEAD


A Five Image Stack

I mostly took this image to practice focus stacking. This is a composite of five shots that are all at different focal points. However, the plant was moving slightly, and so it is not as sharp as I would expect.  Nonetheless, it does work as an exercise. Below is one of the five photos that were combined.


One of five images that were combined in the stack.





Sunday, June 2, 2013

A PHOTOGRAPH OF A SUNNY MORNING

Beaver Tail Cactus, Sedona, 2007

The sun is not shining this morning here on Fickle Hill, but it likely will a bit later. These overcast mornings are conducive for sleeping in (at least for others). I got up early in hopes of a quiet and sunny morning so that I could do some work in downtown Eureka. Instead, I worked on some images that have been overlooked by me for several years.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

REVISITING PHOTOGRAPHS

A Nomad's Hobbled Horse at Karzok, Ladakh, 2008

This is one of my favorite photographs from my trip to the very desolate Karzok. This village is a gathering place for nomads - some of which come from Tibet which is not that far away.

I am attempting to find the best composition for this image, and I am trying to determine just how bright the white wall needs to be before it overpowers the image.

A Tighter Crop of "A Nomad's Hobbled Horse at Karzok, Ladakh, 2008"

This, I think, is the best crop.