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Tuesday Twice: Sky Dancer on Pointe

In the world, above the world, not of the world

This is one of my first posts, from 2011. The sky was shot with Kodachrome 64 at the ranch where I lived. With her company, the dancer rehearsed on a black stage while the lighting technicians played with the lights. The ballet company granted permission to shoot without any flash to distract the dancers. There was no telling when the spotlights would change in location, color, intensity or spread. Using 400 ASA black and white film (pushed to 1000 in processing), listening to the music, watching the dancers’ movements in hopes of anticipating peak moments (when the dancers’ movements only seem to stop), I shot over 120 frames. Perhaps year after that, in the darkroom, I laid the negative of the dancer on top of the slide of the sky to make a print. Many more years later, I scanned a print of that result and created my post.

Tuesday Twice — July 4, 2011

Of course, photography has evolved since the days I shot film, Kodachrome or black and white … since the days of stinky, chemical-laden air of darkrooms … since the hours laboring to correct blemishes on film or print. So, too, has my blogging technique … periodically, on Tuesday, take a look back to some of my earliest efforts at digital photos in the blogosphere.


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Redux in Black and White

Initially posted in color in April 2014, I just converted the above image into a black and white pencil sketch.

First posted in September 2012 in black and white, this Yosemite view has long been one of my favorites.

Previously in de-saturated color in December 2012, the lines and texture seem to pop better in black and white.

Sundays Stills: Black and White Challenge


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Sunday Stills: Part 2 (shoulda been 1)

After seeing real rainy pics, I began playing, or should I sing, “Dancing in the rain!”?

Sunday Stills — March 7


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Heavy Metal

Vibrant valves of old

Abandoned industry

Challenge Your Camera #3 Industrial


Aged on the Range

Posts, chain, grain, and wire up close in black and white


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Flames of life passed

What is your life?       Days vanishing like smoke  . . .   strength fading  . . .  and always remembered.


“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness …

Make Man in Our Image ©

created as artists, thinkers, doers, worshipers


Eye on You

Eye on You ©

 

 


Equus Abstractus Abstruse

Equine Metal Map ©

A horse of a different color


Photographer’s Photographer

And what is the shutter? 

     But a poor reflection,

           as in a mirror ….


Jette 2012

Welcome, Dawn of the New Year, Golden Promise!

From darkness, leap over fog and into the heavens.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”  Rev. 21:1  (NIV)


Indestructible Sphere, Enduring 9/11 Icon

“For Three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center.  Entitled ‘The Sphere,’ it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace.  It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of Americans.  The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 in memory of all who lost their lives to terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.”  (From the plaque at The Sphere’s June 2002 site in Battery Park).