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(Continuing from Thursday's blog...) Most of the images photographers make are forgettable. That’s not a bad thing. Forgettable images are doing just what they are supposed to be doing; not making an impression and being forgotten. Not every photograph is a winner. Some rise to the level of art, some... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Postcards from the Creative Journey
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This morning’s forecast was dark and rainy, hardly the most beneficial outlook for photographic activities. It was a good point in the journey to gather a whole handful of quarters and head for the laundromat. At least that’s how the day began. By the time we finished the laundry (I... Continue reading
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Some of the unfinished business from last year’s trip to the Dalles came from a trip up the Klickitat River. I saw something off the side of the road and it turned out to be a canyon with a river at the bottom. We didn’t have time to know how... Continue reading
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It’s moving day and we started our drive heading west and south to eventually reach the Dalles. Before we leave the Palouse, here’s one last “good bye” photograph that I forgot to post the other day. While that photo is pretty wonderful, what it does not convey is the wind... Continue reading
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A seemingly long time ago, (or more recently, depending on how you view the passage of time these days) I had the temerity to assemble a photographic project entitled, Fifty a collection of my fifty best photographs – up until that point in my life. The motivation was the celebration... Continue reading
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We started out the day by heading to Wawawai State Park to photograph along the Snake River. The Google lady couldn’t understand our pronunciation of Wawawai and came up with several totally useless suggestions. Rain and storms were predicted for the day and we wanted to start on the Snake... Continue reading
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Morning from Steptoe Butte Photo Safari 2020 (Volume XXXIV) commenced with the first full day of photographic wandering throughout the Palouse on October 20. For those of you not familiar with the Palouse, it is very Eastern Washington west of Pullman, Washington. It is rolling hills full of huge wheat... Continue reading
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Photo Safari XXXIV started today. Flights from Raleigh to Spokane, Washington took up most of the day. Air travel has certainly come a long way since I first traveled for business when there were always hot meals served on china with metal utensils to today's plastic bag with crackers and... Continue reading
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In the many years I have hovered around the edges of commercial and art photography, the question of “making your photography pay for itself” has been a topic of discussion. The quest seems particularly important to those that deem themselves artists and do not wish to sully their artwork with... Continue reading
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I like to think of myself as a photographer. My art starts with a photograph and does not venture too far from its photographic origin. I use my camera, associated equipment and software as the primary tools for creating my art. I have been trained in these skills and practice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Postcards from the Creative Journey
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Small Church, Curlew, Washington. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at The Daily Photograph
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Lake, Abert, Oregon. This image is part of the project in this month's Journal. Click on over to my web site to see the other images that go along with this one. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at The Daily Photograph
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If you're going to go backwards and resurrect some of those old digital files, or egad, maybe revisiting the good old days of film negatives, there's a lesson or two to be learned. No more whining about usable or unusable images. Here's what I have learned. When doing a “new”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Postcards from the Creative Journey