Creating Light

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In addition to photography, a major hobby of mine is flower gardening on our 3-acre property. We also maintain a season-pass to Longwood Gardens; one of the premier horticultural sites in the world and only about an hour’s drive from us. Between my own garden and Longwood and the merging my two hobbies, I have… Read more.

Nuclear Dawn

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It has been pretty nice weather all week and I have been carrying my X100 camera with me just about every day. Here are a couple of shots that I took on campus. The first was taken as I arrived just before 8AM on a morning with a frost. Classes haven’t started back up yet… Read more.

The Harpist

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My wife Betsy plays the harp professionally. Saturday she called me after she had left for the day and said that a local wedding-expo she was planning to exhibit at wanted a picture of her to feature in their promos. She really doesn’t have anything appropriate (not my fault!) so she wanted to do a… Read more.

Cool Brass

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I shot this about a month ago at a jazz gig we went to, but I was getting tired of reading all day and decided to check the ol’ archives for something to process. This is cropped in Lightroom and processed primarily with NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. Canon 1DmkIII; EF85mm f1.2L; ISO-800; f2; 1/100-sec;… Read more.

Ancestry

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I really like that style of still-life photography that looks like an old Dutch-school painting with soft, warm, low-key directional lighting.  One of my holiday-break projects was to experiment with this, and here is my first attempt. I actually worked on this all day, and I came to a profound realization in the middle of… Read more.

“Annie”

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I shot a late-stage dress-rehearsal of this show Tuesday evening, and started to process them this morning. The schedule in this theater is that Thursday is “Opening Night” for the public, and Wednesday is a by-invitation “preview” for friends, family and selected critics as an audience. Because there is an actual viewing audience on Wednesday… Read more.