That’s how I call this tree/picture. The tree lives in a very secluded and secret place in the woods of Salem County in New Jersey. It goes to show that if a tree can change direction in right angles, first going sideways and then correcting itself, so do we…
Something else I did tonight, under the reddish light of dusk, at the edge of the river, sitting in my truck, thinking of words spoken, thoughts inferred. I just started snapping pictures of my face, trying to find some good smiles and many plain goofy faces. The result is obvious: Real beauty is for girls…
Tonight I took the picture of these kids from a distance of about a 100 yards. It was already dusk and I had to push the sensitivity of the camera to an ISO of 800. They were walking by the edge of the Delaware River, playing around. Just for a moment, the boy and one of the girls hugged and the other, very close to the other two, just looked down and did a drawing on the sand with a stick. I could almost feel her regret…
Melting snow stuck on a telephone pole. I’m glad I took the picture when I did; ten minutes later it was gone… It goes to show that a photographer must have a keen attention for details that are not obvious to other people.
I just found this one in my “picture vault”. It is an old one but I love it. The colors are just perfect. I was younger and even more disrespectful than I am now. The sign behind the lady says in Spanish: “Taking pictures is prohibited”… So much for that…
I recently bought Geoff Dyer’s latest book, The Ongoing Moment, book I recommend to all photography lovers, and I found that photographing blind people is one of the subjects that almost all photographers have cherish at one time or another. I know for a fact that this picture I took fourteen years ago is one of my main inspirations to become a photographer. I wasn’t aware of that fact. Glad that Mr. Dyer was sharp enough to have noticed the pattern.
Exposure on this one was about 1.0sec. I love the difference that a few shades of green can make on a IR filter. The little dots from the center to the right of the picture are grave markers.
Interesting ghosting effect I discovered to the right, alongside the monument. This was only visible after I adjusted the “Levels” in Photoshop. I guess it was a bounce reflection from the IR filter to the lens due to the long exposure (2.0 Sec).
Picture was taken in color, converted to LAB color space, deleted the A and B channels, adjusted Levels, and used “Shadow/Highlight” adjustment to fine tune the midtones and final contrast.