Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
I've always enjoyed taking photographs "wide open," believing that not only does doing so set off the subject as expected, but also it can create backgrounds that are almost as interesting as the subject itself. The Leica Noctilux f/1 lens provides these attributes in an almost gratuitous fashion. Here is an image I captured last week as my daughter was waiting for an Amtrak train at the Oceanside station. The train was slowly rolling as she observed its arrival, and f/1 created textures and patterns in the the background that draw the eye to the subject. Fun stuff!
|Paria, Utah - © Robert Sommers|
Should be a lot of great shots to be captured, both people and equine, all in our own unique way. Let's go have some fun, take some pictures and maybe drink a beer or two.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
The road was the worst washboard I had ever driven on. Sign said, road impassible when wet, well guess what, it was impossible dry. Felt like I was going to get thrown off. And a van full of fragile items including expensive pottery. I made it to the bluffs, not too spectacular. Depression family homesteaded it in the 30's, might have been named Garrett. Still felt great to find nowhere again.
I passed this pond and took a shot.
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Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
On the Santa Fe (former) mainline Topeka to Santa Fe. Now an Amtrack Station, it sits right on the old Santa Fe Trail in historic Dodge City, KS.
Dodge City is also famous for being the home town of Ken Seals!
(Robert, please show to your Dodge City friends.)
Monday, August 1, 2011
I took this picture of George H. W. Bush in April, 1972 when he visited Lawrence, Kansas. He was ambassador to the United Nations at that time. It was before he was the Director of the CIA, Chairman of the Republican Party and President of the United States.
I was working as a photographer for the Lawrence Journal World. A reporter and I accompanied him for three days as he visited all the local notables and gave a major US policy address at Kansas University.
We loaned him the negative of this image which he used as his official publicity photo for several years. In return, he autographed an original print for me.