Friday, December 27, 2013

FURTHER EXPLORATION OF THE UNSEEN

Another Attempt at Understanding the Unseen, December 2013

This image is from Christmas day. It was the gift from the alder forest at Dry Lagoon. To me, this is another image that defies any attempt that I may make to verbally explain what I see.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

CHRISTMAS DAY AT DRY LAGOON

Winter's Pallet at Dry Lagoon, Christmas Day 2013

These colors are more like what I see through my sunglasses. Hey, I do see things through rose colored glasses - so what!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

COALDALE

Ruins at Coaldale, Nevada, November 2013

I think that everyone traveling on Highway 95 that has a camera must feel the compulsion to stop here for a shot or two, but they do not stop to play the "slots" nor to get a beer.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FINALIZING SOME IMAGERY

Eastside Sunrise Colors, 2013

I shared this image a couple of weeks ago while it was still in the early stages of processing. I think that it is now complete and ready to be printed. I may do so soon.

I upgraded my work station by adding a new and larger solid-state hard drive. I also added 15TB of external hard drives, and installed a new monitor calibration tool. All these upgrades should help me protect my data, and give me more accurate color and exposure controls thorough out the workflow.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

RAYS OF LIGHT

Last Rays of Light on the East Side of the Sierra Nevada, 2013

 This is another image that I am working on. Do the blown out clouds bother you?

ASPECTS OF NATURAL PHENOMENA

Buttermilk Country Sculpture, November 2013

I am still working on the body of work from my recent trip to the east-side of  the Sierra. One thing I realize is that I forgot to use focus-stacking techniques while taking this and similar images. I always remember to do so while photographing macro subjects, but I just do not yet have that tool in my landscape tool kit. I think I will remember it the next time I photograph something with "near and far" elements.

Monday, December 16, 2013

TOM BY TOM

Mt. Tom - The East Side of the Sierra Nevada

Mount Tom is an easy landmark to discover and recall. It and Mount Williamson are two of my favorite "spots" whenever I am on Highway 395.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

IN THE PIPELINE

Bodie Cabin With Closed Eyes, 2013

I have a large number of images that are "in the pipeline". My workflow is such that I allow my raw imagery time to ripen - if you will. I realize that I need to see and work most images on several different sessions that are usually days or weeks apart. By "forgetting" about an image for awhile I am able to come back to it with fresh eyes. I may revisit an image numerous times prior to printing. This process not only saves me paper, it help turn a good but "young" image into a mature and finished photograph.

Monday, December 9, 2013

MORE OF DEATH VALLEY

Variation One

I think I like the color balance better in this version.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

ARTS ALIVE

Asphalt Dancer 

I found out last night that this image won second place in the Humboldt Arts Council member's show.

Friday, December 6, 2013

MORE WORKS IN PROGRESS

Shrubs Growing in the Volcanic Soils 

My vision seems to be focused on this type of a landscape. My recent work on the beaches and in the mountains have a similar feel to me.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MARSH CENTER IN ARCATA

Warm Reflections, Arcata Marsh

I just hung an exhibit of eight images at the Marsh Interpretive Center. The show will be up through  January.