Category Archives: Slide Show

Kasi

Kasi

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One of my flickr contacts Joel Suganth who lives in Chennai, India has done a series on the town of Kasi. The images are multiple exposures layered or merged into one. EXIF on the images shows that they were scanned so it seems like these are multiple exposures done in camera which makes the technical side of this even more impressive. However he’s done them, the images are spectacular, they channel a sense of place and mood.

Images like these make me want to go places and take more pictures.

Postcards to my future self

My longtime flickr contact Linda Plaisted has a wonderful collection of photo-collages up on flickr that’s easy to view as a slideshow: Postcards to my future self.

I highly recommend looking at the slide show, full screen.

Linda does wonderful work, reminiscent of the late Donald Evans. His book The World of Donald Evans is available on amazon new and used: The World of Donald Evans (Paperback).

Poppies at the Huntington Gardens

Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, California. It was windy and I couldn’t get close enough to use my tripod and the Huntington didn’t have a lot in bloom except these poppies (excuses, excuses), so, I shot a lot of poppies.

This first one’s dedicated to Georgia O’Keefe (grin).

These were all taken with a Canon EOS 5D DSLR and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. Processed with Lightroom.

Unopened poppy

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Slide Mountain on snow shoes

Slide Mountain snowshoe hike

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Catskill Mountains, New York. Dave and I did a 5 mile (r/t) snowshoe hike up Slide Mountain, the highest "peak" in the Catskills. This image was taken a mile in at the first trail intersection. You may think a 5 mile hike isn’t much but gaining 1700′ on snowshoes is, in a word, breathtaking. It was a great hike with fantastic views.

Note: This hike was done in early February.

Vowl Meet Vowl, a very small app that displays random…

Vowl

Vowl is a free Macintosh application from stevenf (Panic) that given a tag or list of tags will display a random flickr slideshow in a window on your computer. Simple, clean, well designed and fun.

If you click on an image you go directly to that image on flickr.

If this becomes popular it will hopefully push people on flickr to use tags more effectively. Most flickr users have little idea of the power of tags, both within the flickr universe and with apps like Vowl, outside it.

White House Photostream for October, 2009 (so far)

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A great collection of images, mostly by Pete Souza.

NASA has a flickr stream

Expedition 20 Landing (200910110001HQ) (explored)

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The Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberté near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Padalka and Barratt are returning from six months onboard the International Space Station, along with Laliberté who arrived at the station on Oct. 2 with Expedition 21 Flight Engineers Jeff Williams and Maxim Suraev aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Joy Brown’s Dancing Ladies show opening

Joy Brown's Dancing Ladies show opening

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A few shots from the opening of Joy Brown’s show: 108 Dancing Ladies.

White House Photostream for September, 2009

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A great collection of images, mostly by Pete Souza.

Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies

Dancing Ladies Slide show title

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Note: Those of you who have tried my other slide shows, I’m trying this one in a new window (on top of this one) to make it easier to bail and get back here by simply closing the new window. Let me know what you think either way, thanks.

This set of images documents the process of the artist Joy Brown making her newest collection: 108 Dancing Ladies.

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D camera and for the most part, a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

Coneflowers

Purple Coneflower After a Rain

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The purple coneflower is also known as echinacea which is sometimes used as a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulator. Whatever you use it for, these plants are beautiful and a joy to photograph.

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D camera and for the most part, a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. A few were taken with a Canon EF 300mm f/4 L lens. A tripod was used.

Macro view of fall leaves

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This is a collection of images taken of fall leaves from a variety of trees around our house in the past few years. I’ll add more to this collection later this fall.

All of these images were done with a Canon EOS 5D camera and almost all of them were done with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. A tripod and remote shutter release was used.

Because the leaves curl and because I wanted to shoot them with back light, I made a jig to hold them which consisted of two small pieces of mat board with a small rectangle cut out of the middle (about 1.5 inches by 1 inch) so that a leaf could be sandwiched in. This “sandwich” is then clamped together and hung so that I can shoot straight at it with natural light coming in from behind. The key is to get the rig absolutely parallel to the front of the lens (I used a level) so that the leaf would be in focus edge to edge. In macro photography, even stopped way down, depth of field is very shallow so the more one can take care of these things in setup the better.

I hope to repeat this technique this year with my new 5D Mk II and maybe a newer macro lens. Stay tuned.

Lotus water lilies in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York. Gary and I only had enough time to shoot for an hour so we concentrated on lotus water lilies at this Lily Pool Terrace.

When we were done we headed to JFK so he could catch a plane home to Oregon.

Globe Thistles

"Compressionism" with balls and bokeh

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Spent another session in front of the author Francine Gray’s house shooting her wonderful collection of globe thistles. I’ve combined my first attempts with the new ones in this slide show.