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Moment of recognition Var. 2. Confluence

Moment of recognition Var. 2. Confluence

  I choose things by how they resonate in my heart. ~Rita Coolidge  When I look at these landscapes, I see my ancestors walking back to me ~ Sir James Henare   There are 2 variants of this essay. As some of you know, I write for different audiences and different communities. Another version, written […]

The muscle car of cameras- a photowalk with the Nikon D800

The muscle car of cameras- a photowalk with the Nikon D800

Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine ~ Henry Miller There is something about a muscle car that is infinitely satisfying and makes no sense whatever. A long time ago, I had a brief flirt with terror and my mortality when I had the chance to drive a Smokey-and-the-Bandit Pontiac Transam, in black (of course) […]

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

  The way to Art is through craft, not around it ~Ansel Adams We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway Kia ora tatou/Welcome: I blame Grahame Sydney and Ansel Adams. As many of you know, I am anal about picture quality. In a sense this comes […]

Seeing beyond the “real”-explorations in infra-red

Seeing beyond the “real”-explorations in infra-red

  It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -Leo Buscaglia There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 166–167 Infrared photography is, […]

On photographic  porn…and does it really matter?

On photographic porn…and does it really matter?

Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the writer. But they might be… To apply HDR processing to a photograph is like putting on makeup. It’s very easy to go too far, to put on too much. ~the BlorkBlog There are three possible parts to a date, of which at […]

Photographing the land. A quality of obsession.

The future was rushing towards me, drawing ever closer, arriving on the horned wings of an approaching storm. I looked up in horror, in ghastly realisation, and knew that there was nothing, nothing at all I could do to escape, to turn it away…. I am more convinced than ever that whatever we photograph, we […]

Kete….weaving a narrative

In the clarity of wilderness light, my mind and my heart are soothed and uplifted by the serenity of creation. These are the landscapes of, and for, my spirit. -WILLIAM NEILL (From Landscape of The Spirit) What can I do in the morning? I can put on my coat; I can make a cup of […]

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