Mitch Russo

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Next Stop: Iceland

Published January 29th, 2012

On my way now for my 3rd sojourn to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Heavily packed with Canon gear, I hope to find ample Northern Lights destinations. If you live in Iceland and want to communicate directly while I am there, email me at mitchrusso@yahoo.com, if we are close by, come shoot with us. We have a small group and we are spending a week.

With any luck, you will soon be seeing some new additions to my gallery here on 500px.

Mitch

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Blast from the cellulose past

Published July 12th, 2011

I have been a photographer for most of my life. The largest body of my work is still stuck on small plastic slabs called film and I have been painstakingly going through my files and extracting some of my most interesting images to digitize. That process is "interesting" to say the least, working with a professional scanning company, getting the quality I want is challenging.

The last 15 images I display here on 500px are all from scanned film and then manipulated with LightRoom 3.0. As I spent some late nights on each image I marveled at what is possible now with software compared to what I struggled to accomplish in the darkroom. A few of these images were greatly enhanced in Light Room, more than I could have ever done in the dark.

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Last trip to Iceland

Published February 17th, 2011

Just 4 days. That's all I had. Brutal weather, mostly bad food and 8 times zones away from my last trip, but it was worth it. Wish I had more time, but it was productive. Just to get an idea of the brutal wind and rain, I ventured out to the beach in Vix. The ice fields, the huge cubes of ice strewn on the black beaches, all were amazing. I was blown away by the sheer beauty of this country.

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