Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blue and Tan
I am leaving for Death Valley on Friday, so scenes like this are in my head.  Curiously, this one was made at the Santa Margarita.

Light Chalice

I took this shot of a hoodoo a number of years ago in the Paria Escalante National Monument in Utah. I revisited the shot this morning in Lightroom and cleaned up a few things that had been nagging me. What a powerful tool.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Manipulated Images:

Check this web site for LA times images of the Memorial Day parade.  There is a lot of pencil work and scraping in these images and one or two heavily worked over by staff artists.  Manipulation has been a big part part of photography for a long time.


Friday, May 25, 2012

SD County Fair Judging Info

The following link will take you to an article by one of the judge's at this year's SD County Fair photography exhibition. He seems to be very disappointed with the quality of many of the prints submitted. He makes some interesting comments about what makes a good print and what a budding photographer needs to do to step up their game.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Thought This Was Pretty Funny

I was on a Mexican surf trip a few years ago when I saw this car. I thought this was pretty funny. Today at coffee, I parked behind the Blue Heron. He has a van similar to this. The back of it is about as dirty. I was tempted to write this message on his window. Instead, I am posting this here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Joseph Bellows Gallery

Joseph Bellows sent me this link to a new exhibition at his La Jolla gallery. Bellows has the premier photographic gallery in the area and is one of the finest dealers in the United States.

Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of work by George Schumacher - his first in over forty years. These original 4x5 Polaroid Land photographs, created from the late 1950’s to 1970, and drawn from the artist’s estate, represent a rare trove of pristine, exemplary prints. 

Schumacher’s avid interest in photography was fortuitously enhanced and broadened by a happenstance meeting with Ansel Adams in the mid-1950s, and led to Schumacher’s participation in several of the Yosemite Workshops led by Adams. Adams thought so highly of his protégé’s work that he featured his images in the 1963 publication: Polaroid Land Photography Manual. This technical handbook served to acquaint and instruct photographers on the creative use of this revolutionary new photographic process. It included works by Adams, as well as such early Polaroid practitioners as Paul Caponigro, Minor White, Marie Cosindas, Philippe Halsman and Schumacher.

Active in central and northern California, Schumacher, a psychiatrist interested in group and family therapy, chose to work with the Polaroid medium because of its “immediacy” as well as its ability to express “deep inner reflection through light and framed subject.” Originally resorting to photography merely as a hobby, his success in capturing intimate, delicate, and quiet images led to exhibitions and reproduction in various art and photographic publications including ApertureArt in America, andInfinity, among others. Aperture magazine, perhaps the most influential photography publication at the time, included Schumacher’s work as early as 1961. Subsequently, through the encouragement of Adams and other peers, important exhibitions would follow, including his 1968 show at the Friends of Photography, one of the first for the Carmel, California based group founded in 1967 by Adams, Morley Baer, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Brett Weston, and others from the f.64 school.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Long Exposure

I took a workshop with Larry Vogel involving long exposures using a dark neutral density filter. This was in Dana Point. I kind of like this one. It is an interesting process that I am going to try some more. This was shot at 100 ISO, f22 at 13 seconds ..... with a 10 stop ND filter.

Monday, May 7, 2012



Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pretty Flower

I have not done many flower shots. I generally find them to be pretty but also pretty boring. I like the colors in this one, particularly the blurred background colors. I hope you don't find it boring!!!