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2011.2.10 Spring time in Southern CA

2011.2.10 Spring time in Southern CA

 

2011.2.10

I’m a bit behind posting this, but I’ve been trying to work on the website. I’m not great at website stuff so I got slowed down. One of the things I wanted to do was add a “show original” link so you can see some of my images as they came straight from the camera. For me, clicking the shutter is only the beginning of the imaging process. When I started in photography it was in the days of film and chemicals. Back then you would need to do some thinking and planning to make sure you had the right film with the right look you wanted of each photo session. You may want a Fuji-Chrome or a Kodachrome for some landscape work because of the vivid colors. For portraits I used to love some Agfa films because of the warm tones and low saturation I could get for my portraits. Then after taking the picture you could spend hours in the darkroom changing chemical mixtures to get the photo just right. Dodging and burning to change the look and contrast of the image. Changing the paper you print on, again for a certain tonal range or color look. The same is true today, it is just that now we are using digital rather then analog chemicals. Don’t let anyone tell you that things are different in the digital world. It is exactly the same, only the actual tools have changed.

Anyway . . . what I was saying is I added a way to see the original image to the site. Simple roll your mouse over the “show original” words, and viola. It is still a bit jumpy, sorry about that. I’m working on fixing that

These flowers were what was waiting for me in my driveway on the day I returned from cold Austin, TX last week. Spring time in Southern CA. Love it.

  • 14 Feb ’11 - 12:43 pm

    Mindy - Oh Jon, that is such a lovely photo. It has such a sense of peace and calmness for me. I LOVE that you are adding a show original link!!! ReplyCancel

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