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Archive for October, 2011

Harvey revisited

I guess Harvey was a baby too. This rubber rabbit is shown here with two celluloid children dolls from the 1920’s. Well, it’s not really Harvey but these two children celluloid dolls are real and are estimated to be from the 1920’s. I love these free hand, painted facial features, since it’s hand applied and had to be drawn fast, it may express anything from sweetness to shear horror.

Harvey revisited

Harvey revisited

 


Innovation in photography

Have you heard of Lytro? This new consumer camera is, In my view, the most dramatic innovation in photography, since adding a lens to the camera-obscura*. It’s the first one to capture a Light Field by measuring the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space and by that expanding dynamically the range of fucus. if you haven’t seen it yet, take a pick at the sample pictures in this link, on the linked page, click the area of the picture you’d like to focus on: http://lytro.com It is a true revolution.

This is not an ad nor a recommendation to buy this product, It doesn’t seem to be ready for the professional print market yet, and still, I would love to play with one.

(*pin-hole camera)


Wind I, II & III

Sometimes it feels as if all the elements in nature just try to please you.

It was a wonderful and exiting afternoon, and by the time I left the scene I had these three Images. there is no compositing or complicated photo manipulation here, these compositions needed only a few minor darkroom enhancements (dodging and burning).

Wind I

Wind I

Wind II

Wind II

Wind III

Wind III

This is a diagram I made to figure out the sizes and the way I wanted the images to be hung.

Proportions diagram for wind

Proportions diagram for wind

This is a photo I snapped with my phone for documentation purposes, after hanging the prints in the gallery.

Wind series hanging in gallert

Wind series hanging in gallery