Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOG MOVED

Geezer Selfie, or "dagnabbit, I've been holding the camera in my face for fifty some years.
Please note that I am doing most of my blogging on the WordPress site. A link is provided on the right . Thanks

Monday, June 9, 2014

A GREAT BUT MODEST RUN

Things That Go Bump in the Night

I think this little blog has just about run its course. Very few people find it, and I only get numbers greater then ten hit if I promote it on Face Book. I started a replacement blog and I am satisfied with how things are going there. You may find it at: http://thomasbethune.wordpress.com/


Saturday, June 7, 2014

WINDSWEPT BUT STILL STANDING

WINDSWEPT BUT STILL STANDING
HOLDING OFF THE ELEMENTS AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, A STRUCTURE IN THE GHOST TOWN OF BODIE STILL SURVIVES THE ELEMENTS
I am still working on the photographs from my recent trip to the east-side of the Sierra Nevada. In the not-to-distant past, I would have already printed many of these images. I am holding off on printing until I work each candidate on several different occasions. I make copies of each variation and review up to three or four iterations of each composition. I then review each in the print module of Light Room, and rate accordingly (I start out with one star for the initial pick, and I eventually will give the preferred images a second star and so on until I select the best variant of that image and give it a higher rating yet).

 I reworked this image this morning, lightening up the dark wood on the end of this building. Yesterday, I worked the sky, and the day prior, I did a small amount of cropping. It is now up to a four star rating.

Friday, June 6, 2014

On the Brink

On the Brink
Tourists Looking Toward Yosemite Valley from Olmsted Point

Thursday, June 5, 2014

MORE BODIE

Lessons in Oxidation

Lessons in Oxidation
The Ever Evolving Color Scheme Reminds Me That Beauty is Truly in the Eye of the Beholder

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

STANDING PROUD: AWAITING THE IMPENDING STORM

EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS, BUT STANDING PROUD
Bodie Relic, May 2014
I am working my Bodie photographs from my recent trip to the east-side of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake, and Yosemite.

Monday, June 2, 2014

"LISTENING" TO THE LIGHT

STANDING IN THE LIGHT
Interior Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, May 31, 2014
I was enchanted by the the effect of the blue and red streamers that hang from the ceiling of this immense space.