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Sundra Tanakoh

Sundra Tanakoh



Just a guy who now has time to continue his hobby. One would think that after 40 years behind the camera I would have something better to show. Well, life got in the way and now I have the time.
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon F2S
  • Nikon F3-H
  • Busch Pressman 4x5
  • Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AF-D
  • Nikkor 35mm f1.8
  • Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D
  • Nikkor 300mm "H" f4.5
  • Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5
  • Nikkor 35-105 f3.5-4.5 Tele-Macro
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
  • Tokina 50-135mm f2.8
  • Tokina 100mm macro f2.8
  • Think Tank Retrospectives 5, 30 & Rotation 360.
  • iMac 27"
  • Manfrotto 055CXPro4, Sunwayfoto DB52LR ballhead & DYH66X base

Remeber How I Hate Snow?

Published April 5th, 2013

As God as my witness we have snow from Mid September 2012, to the end of March 2013. Warm rain on April 3-4 has washed away all but the most stubborn of ice blocs. You want a photo?? Hold up a blank sheet of white paper and look at that, there is your photo of my crappy winter, you make keep it, enjoy. :-)

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Another Before and After Shot

Published November 12th, 2012

Before and After Again - Someone's Front Door

While participating in the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk on October 13, 2012, I took a shot as did one of my walk mates, Tanya Barinskaya, of almost the exact same spot.

It is fair to say it was a pretty dull photo taken on a dull day. It is also fair to say that Tanya and I had processed the shot quite differently. For me I always see a shot in three ways, 1) Original 3) Black & White and 3) How I want to really see it.

Thanks to many years of actually processing my own photos in the darkroom and using mostly Black and White, it is fun and often I take a photo in color and already know the outcome. I do have the capability of shooting in monochrome, but just enjoy Nik Silver Efx Pro 2 so much I don’t bother.

Well, any way here is a before and after shot. I used Adobe Light Room 4, Nik Color Efx Pro 4, Photoshop CS6 and the final sizing was done in Capture NX2.

Primary work was done in LR4 with NIk, I ran it through Photoshop but i ...

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The Fall of Autumn

Published October 21st, 2012

No photos! Look this is supposed to be a story, and truth be known everyone here tells their "stories" with photos and do a damn crappy job at it. So I will write and hope that it is somewhat better. Because every picture does NOT tell a story, and sometimes a series of photos doesn't cut it.

Well, that's me.

Hey it's Fall or Autumn or what ever you call it in your native language. It is the beginning of the year for me, not a prelude to the end of the year with old man winter nipping hard on your ass. (Jay might appreciate that).

I think Fall is the beginning of the year for me, though I was born in the spring, spring is just another time of the year and I only look forward to it because as you know SNOW is for other people. Clearly not for me.

Anyway, I like Fall because it is a more dramatic change for me visually, what was green now becomes a riot of yellow, orange, red mixed with evergreen-greens. Flowers die and let off spectacular "different" colors. Viewers of my //fraucha. ...

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Photography and the art of history .....

Published September 12th, 2012

Though I am totally aware that few people will see this I will put it down anyway.

Earlier on I asked, why am I a photographer? Rather why do we take photos? Well, the why of why we take photos falls into several categories. I don’t even know what those categories are truth be known. I suppose I can sit down and make a matrix, but then it might be different from what you come up with, so I will leave that to people with more brains.

I wanted to address a certain style of photography that some of us deem unworthy. We have many names for this type of photography, “crap snapshots of city streets” or “failed street photography” comes to mind.

Oh, we want to call ourselves artists, professionals, super advanced enthusiast … that list goes on and on. BUT whatever we decide to call ourselves, we are one thing, a thing that we all share, from amateur to seasoned super famous professional to anal workaholic. We are secondly historians.

In the early days of photography, few people had a cam ...

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My BEFORE/AFTER Photo Rescue

Published July 12th, 2012

Here is a Before and After shot...

All processing was done in LR4 with Nik Color Efx Pro 4, using Indian Summer & Glamor Glow, then back to LR4 for a few tweaks.

So saving you old photos is good, come back later for a fresh look!

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