The Online Photographer, an excellent blog for the general photographer, has posted a photo in its “Random Excellence” series on Ralf Dujmovits’s image of Mount Everest hikers–quite a lot of them–queued up to make the ascent. The image seems to be something of an internet sensation. But isn’t the image sort of odd? Doesn’t it […]
Four more finished images, two more I’m still struggling with, one more edited out, and (I think) three more to go.
In 1866, at the age of forty-seven, Herman Melville, ignored by critics and forgotten by readers, gave up writing professionally and got a job as a customs inspector. He worked the next twenty or so years in this low level, dead end job. Moby Dick, a commercial and critical failure was, at forty-seven, already fifteen […]
Yesterday’s and today’s efforts: Six more images from my Moon landscapes. Looks like about a dozen or so to go–four were edited out today. It’s slow, I know, but they need to be just right.
A few months back I was showing some of my works-in-progress to a curator and he recommended I look into the work of Jim Campbell. Campbell’s work is very different than mine but it turns out that we have certain affinities. So–finally–I made it up to SFMOMA, on my birthday. And what a wonderful present. […]
I just read that the Akron Art Museum, where I saw so much great photography growing up, sold a Cindy Sherman from its collection. The print as I recall is four or five feet wide–I saw the original show way back in 1984. Believe it or not the Akron Art Museum was one of the […]
A few posts ago I put up a gallery of images intended to demonstrate the vignetting of the Zeiss 21mm lens on a full frame Nikon D800E. My hope was that the viewer could easily tip back and forth between the f/2.8 and f/8 images and the differences would jump out at them. However, the […]
This is the second of my “lens walks” with the Nikon D800E. The goal is to familiarize myself with how my lenses perform on this new camera. Not only is it much higher resolution than my previous Nikon but it is a “full frame” body–it has a physically wider and taller sensor chip and thus […]
That’s desert landscape photography. No matter how harsh she is, no matter how cruel and unforgiving, the pictures you see of her are always of her beautiful sunrise smile, the lovely color of her hair, her endearing little quirks. The real desert can be oven hot, desolate and faded. But by the pictures you’d think […]