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Listening for the drummer

Published August 4th, 2011

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau

Tonight I had a photo, a quote and an idea, lucky for me they all sort of worked together. The photo is relatively recent, my New Year's trip down the Oregon coast with this particular shot being found at Shore Acres State Park and recorded by my Zero Image pinhole on expired film, how expired, I really have no idea. That, by the way, is where the magenta sky comes from. But expired film is the best film for cross processing, the unpredictability of it makes it even more fun. I have been trying to experiment more with self portraiture, especially with pinhole, as the long exposures allow me to trip the shutter and then run around in front of the camera.

As far as the quote, I found it just today in a hospital, Legacy Immanuel to be exact. Upon seeing it my mind immediately started chu ...

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Light and time may not be endangered species bu...

Published June 24th, 2011

This is a piece I wrote a few years ago for both Flickr and my website. It remains today an integral part of my philosophy regarding photography. I hope you enjoy it. By the way, this blog posts images at the end of the blog instead of the beginning, so I suggest you start by scrolling down and viewing the image, then coming back up here to read. Just a suggestion, mind you. ;-)

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“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” -- George Eastman

It is not often I post things to my stream that were not taken by me, but this is one occasion. Simply, this is a glass negative found across the street at the Salvation Army. If I had to guess I would say it is probably a bit over 100 years old, considering that was the era when glass plates were being shot.

Say the 1890's. Amazing huh?

So at about ...

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(Just) a bit about me

Published June 19th, 2011

Let me start off by first saying, thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet, and secondly for pulling up a chair long enough to read what I have written here. If any of you are familiar with my Flickr stream, then I am sure you are aware of the fact that I am about as prolific a writer as a photographer. This tendency of mine is sometimes a good thing I think, and sometimes not. Let us hope for the former because I have a lot that I would like to be able to say. But for today I figured, as way of an introduction, I would tell you a few important things about me and my beliefs in photography.

I have been seriously dedicated to photography since 2002 when a Pentax K1000 made its way into my hands and almost did not escape again. Not long after that I bought my first “real” camera, a Nikon FM2. My family of cameras has grown much since that first Nikon over the years, but that FM2 is still going strong.

Even though my current range of cameras are all film, and I h ...

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