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    cinnamon bear and the berries.

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    Wayne this is so good, so different - thanks for sharing


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    Wayne, great stuff!!
    I like your eye.

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    thanks, lili and paul,
    right now on pins and needles. lots of clouds forming up. if it turns out to be dry lightning, we're in big trouble. i'll keep you posted.
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    well, lots of clouds, a few sprinkles. so far we've been lucky!

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    Wayne tremendous picture the middle one- I see you're working with HDR again?

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    hi paul,
    thanks. no hdr, but i have been working to see if i can get something similar from a single shot. love your quote, by the way! french politics so different from american.
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    ps. i should say these were shot with the digilux 2 which has a most unusual, sharp lens.

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    here are a couple of self-portraits trying to get something like hdr from a single shot. the first with the fuji s6000, the second with the digilux 2.

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    Nice Wayne
    Both imags are interesting without looking like HDR 'oil paintings'.
    What I love about the S6000 is how much the RAW responds to Post Processing.
    I just got my Pentax cleaned, there was one spot barely visible that simply will not clean.
    With all my Cats I must be a poster child for the classic Bridgecamera.
    Time to get the S100fs
    *looks around in fear*
    were DPI DPReview Fuji talk forum those words would draw a flame war.
    And you definitely do not need anymore fires right?

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    hi lili,
    yes, i hate dealing with dust. the xti does a good job.
    one thing about bridge cameras: the 4/3 ratio. it's more contemplative than the 2/3.
    the new g1 has three ratios available. i might consider one for my leica r lenses (quite an investment in them).
    ah, when does a photograph cease being a photo? that's a great question. personally, i think a photo has a sense of time (and thus, perhaps, nostalgia and the fear of death) that gives it a certain bite. i love paintings, however they escape the temporal. so it seems to me a photo has to have a certain amount of detail which anchors it in our experience of what passes.
    found these two magnificent lightning-struck trees on my evening walk.
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    ps i have to keep subtracting older photos from the thread. you can see the whole at www.pbase.com/wwp/smoke
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    he came back for more. (had to put the garbage can in the basement.)

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    in the greenery.

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    in the greenery.

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    the complete series: www.pbase.com/wwp/smoke
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    evening walk

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    my nosey neighbor

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    on the equinox

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    ps. i've organized the photos on my site so you can see them grouped by categories. all the lookout photos, for example, together. should be easier to navigate.
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    spent my days off moving out of two places and putting stuff in storage (or giving it away). this is part of the seasonal life. returned to find the deer bunching up, a sign of fall.

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    mountain-top temptations....and two buildings that stood here before this one.

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    ps. you can see many old lookout photos at www.pbase.com/wwp/lookouts

    and the first sixty pages of this book the most fun account of lookout life:


    http://www.amazon.com/Desolation-Ang...2657780&sr=8-1
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    Cool shots Wayne, love the tree against the sky especially

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    thanks, lili. that comes from climbing around on the rocks. (photography as exercise!) here's looking back in the other direction.

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    ps. reading this book. i think you'd find it useful:

    http://www.amazon.com/Being-Photogra...2706989&sr=8-1
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    rainbird and buddha

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    tourists take pictures


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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    thanks, lili. that comes from climbing around on the rocks. (photography as exercise!) here's looking back in the other direction.

    wayne
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    ps. reading this book. i think you'd find it useful:

    http://www.amazon.com/Being-Photogra...2706989&sr=8-1
    Cool Wayne, I shall have to look up that book

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    it takes ten years!

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    10 years?

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    they say ten years of practice and study to become a good photographer. probably an examination of the great ones in history would show it to be true. guess this would include art classes and so on. lartigue seems to be the only boy genius. they also say almost all the benchmarks in photography have been made by professionals, people who made a living at it one way or another. perhaps that really focuses your energy. nothing like the need of a meal to really put you to work. the last chapter on dispelling photography myths alone worth reading.

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    ps. one thing that has struck me: a unique project seems to be the best basis for making your mark. lartigue, for example, as a boy was fascinated by people and man-made things in motion, as well as fashion, and he lived in an age which had a very appealing style. this latter is what makes to many photographers travel. our everyday clothes look pretty dull! still, there are plenty of unusual stories right on our doorstep. real characters pop up everywhere. and our towns all include interesting decay. martin parr is a good example of someone who uses common camera stock to photograph seemingly ordinary people gorging themselves on food. our world looks pretty lurid through his eyes.
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    the swallows return (taken this morning)

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    the altitude here puts me at about norway!

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    sudden weather change forecast. a day of cleaning house. after throwing out a pickup-load of stuff, i felt like the one-handed juggler over my stove.

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    Nice shots Wayne
    10 years is it? I've been shooting film for 10 years and digital for 3

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    But despite that time, I always see afterwards how I might've done better
    c'est la Vie

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    hi lili,
    i know what you mean. i was looking at photos by koudelka and then i looked at some of my own where the drama was missing. koudelka says he constantly reviews his own pictures to see where he might have done better. it seems to be the curse of the tension we carry.

    here's a dream of the belle epoche.

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    ps. a koudelka site:http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2008/08...68_prague.html
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    expecting the first snow tonite.

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    just had a spine-tingling experience. the rain coming down, first time in more than six months, surrounded by fog (clouds), i discovered old family photographs (my mother's side) in this bag, appropriately labeled.

    this wouldn't be so important, except all our old family albums burned up in my sister's house a few years ago, probably fifty of them.

    i'm stunned by how important these old pictures feel. i'm sure i stashed them about 1970 and hadn't seen them since.

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    Spooky, Wayne, keep those safe.....

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    i will, lili, thanks. here are some monster rocks below the tower. almost an inch of rain during the night, but no snow. the wind really rocked the building in the wee hours!

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    emanations

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    s.o.s.

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    every lookout's fantasy (written about this tower in 1916)

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    ps. a more recent venture into the same genre:

    http://www.amazon.com/Black-Sun-Nove...225824&sr=8-10
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    storm clearing

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    the winter storms begin to wake up

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    So many great images.

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    thanks, will

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    frida keeps me company

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    guardian

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    southern california 2003. they're just beginning their fall cycle.

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    tonite's moonrise

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    eerie moon Wayne
    Hope you are all ok there

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    hi lili,
    all's well here. indian summer. very pleasant after four of the coldest nights i've ever spent on a lookout. the northwind sucks all the heat out of the tower. the weather can turn on a dime this time of year.
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    ps. read somewhere that astrologically this full moon supposed to bring a lot of turmoil. magnificent up in the western sky before sunrise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    tonite's moonrise
    Impressive, but I'm not so sure about the haloes around the pines on the left.
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