Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A few weeks ago we traveled to Dubai for one last show in 2012. The event was the closing ceremony for the World Parachute Championships with the concert being held on the Meydan Racetrack just outside the city. Of course Katy came up with an interesting way to start the show - arriving on stage using a parachute!!!
Stay tuned for more images from Dubai....
Sunday, December 16, 2012
|Homage to Edward Steichen|
This particular image started as a 4x5 pinhole and today I processed it on my iPhone5.....so many uses for iPhone processing and they keep getting better......
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
|The Creek, Dhows, Dubai|
This image, that was made just next to the Spice Souk (market), clearly shows that juxtaposition. From Rolex advertisements on the horizon to ancient Dhows that span hundreds of years in Dubai history. There are sightseeing Dhows' which take you around the city....They are also used as water taxis' in some parts of the city not to mention you could take a dinner cruise on board one of these ancient vessels.
|Detail of the Ancient Dhow|
And if you are a fan of modern architecture then check out the horizon line...It has been said the 25 percent of all the cranes in the world are working in Dubai...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
|Fossil Rock, UAE|
Before leaving for the United Arab Emirates the one thing I wanted to do was four wheel in the red desert just outside of Dubai . My friend Alex, who lives in Dubai, did a bit of research and suggested Fossil Rock as a good location. . After searching the internet I was all in......
On Monday, Alex and his hired guide, Mez, picked me up and off we went in search of Fossil Rock. After about 45 minutes the color of the sand started changing from a pale red to the red you see in the image above. Just after the color change we started to see Fossil Rock off in the distance - I , for one, was very excited.
|Fossil Rock, UAE|
At any rate. long story short, we made to Fossil Rock. We did get stuck on the top of one dune but Mez was able to get us out....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
|Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE|
We started out at 5:45AM trying to catch the sunrise on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet). Not only that but the building opened on my birthday in 2010 - so I had to make an image...
Leaving Dubai tomorrow morning - what a neat place - desert, city, old world, modern and much more....stay tuned for more images on both blogs.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Our guide told us they are let out in the morning, walk around most of the day, and then return to their farm late in the day for water. I would estimate about 15-20 camels just WALKED ON BY....what an added surprise...
Grabbed a few images of the camels and headed out to the rock. Of course we got stuck on the edge of a dune for about 20 minutes but eventually the guide figured it out and off we went to Fossil.....Stay tuned for images of the rock....
All in all quite a fun experience. Going back out today to photograph the city of Dubai...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
|Zion, converted to B/W Tritone Image|
1. GO into adjustments and choose gradient map
2. GO image and convert to gray-scale and flatten
3. You should now be able to go into Image and choose Duotone and the dialog will look like this: be sure to convert to an 8 bit image.
4. Then you can use the Type dropdown and the custom to create duotone, tritone and quadtone images by mixing and matching to suit your taste.
5. Once finished convert back to 16 bit RGB for printing.
Give it a shot....
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
|Jimmy John Delivery...|
'What you need will be delivered - what you want can be found'......
I was in a Denver Studio last year shooting portraits for a series I have in progress. We had ordered lunch from Jimmy Johns and asked to have it delivered. So the doorbell rings and when I take one look at this gal it becomes obvious she needs to have her photo taken.
I have been a NIK software fan for some time now - I use it with my iPhone images as well as more traditional camera images. Today's image was made using only Tonal Contrast in NIK CFX4 and Photoshop CS6....
I did post this a year ago but decided to re-visit this morning. I always find it rewarding to go back and re-process as one gains new insight in image processing. The original file is below.
|Jimmy John - Original File|
Thursday, November 29, 2012
While I am deeply saddened by what I saw the photographer in me took over and I just had to document this natural disaster. Note that I want to go back as they re-build and continue to make images. In talking to the folks who lost or had their homes badly damaged the one thing that stuck in my mind was their resolve to get back to NORMAL, which I think takes 3-4 years. One elderly gentlemen told me, 'if you live by the sea - you die by the sea'.......I made over 600 images on this trip.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Some good friends are coming over next week from Scotland to see The Who perform in New York which led me to search the archives for a couple images I made in 1974 at Madison Square Garden.
Truly the golden age of rock and roll......
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|Sunrise, Lake Pakota, Indiana|
Yesterday, we went out early looking for a sunrise and were treated to a most fabulous morning. This time of year the fog rolls in at night and leave you with some breathtaking scenery in the AM.
This image was made at Pakota Lake about 11 miles outside of French Lick.....I posted an iPhone image yesterday and this one is from my big boy camera.....
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The image below was posted on my iPhone-antics site today - I placed it here so one could get the scale of the church in the landscape.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Some are easy to reach and others are on private property - but they are ever-present in Greece......
Today's church was found hanging on a small cliff just off a nude beach near Naoussa.....PS: There were no swimmers today....
|Woman in Church, Paros, Greece|
Leaving for Frankfurt on Friday then back to the states on Saturday.....
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|NOTMS, The Beacon theater|
It wasn’t too many, but it was a lot. Comedy Central co-hosted “Night of Too Many Stars,” a benefit for autism education Saturday in New York City. The evening, which funds a variety of autism-education programs around the United States, was hosted by Jon Stewart and will be broadcast Oct. 21 on Comedy Central. See who turned out to do a good deed.Last
I was lucky enough to be working with Katy Perry who played the event doing a duet with Jodi DiPiazza, an autistic youngster with the special gift of music. The duet was the highlight of my night as well as most individuals in attendance. They gave Katy and Jodi a standing ovation and my guess is there was not a dry eye in the house.
Here is a link to the show on Comedy Central, http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/night-of-too-many-stars
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
If you want to see a concert from what I call the golden age of rock, go see Celebration - and make sure the theater has 5.1 or better.....a must see...Rock and Roll like it was meant to be...and the lads can still play....
Got back home last night and watched CBS Sunday Morning which had a piece on Pete Townsend....Wow, one would think it was 1969 all over again......was that a flashback?
PS: I went on Amazon this morning and pre-ordered the record and DVD...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
|Homage to Robert Frank|
I had just made a turn when I noticed today;s image out of the corner of my eye.....pulled the car over to the side of the road and noticed the gentlemen sitting in the store staring at me...maybe it was the NY plates....so I sat there quietly listening to sports radio (football Sunday) until he went back to his coffee....
Knowing that the person in the window was instrumental to the image I went with my 4/3rd camera and stealthily (is this really a word) shot form the window....After a few images he saw me and got up and walked into the back of the store....luckily I got the image I wanted....
|Color or Black and White?|
On a separate front Dodge and Burn make some neat photo t-shirts at a very reasonable price. I have a few and just ordered three more.....Here is a link to their website.....
PS: I do not get anything for this promo.....
Monday, October 8, 2012
|Barn, Kane, PA|
There are places I remember all my life
Though some have changed Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
Of Lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I loved them all
Lennon - McCartney
Monday, October 1, 2012
|Sunrise, Zabriske Point|
The show opens on Friday, October 5 at the 20 North Gallery in Toledo, Ohio. 20 North is located at 18 North Sinclair Street in Toledo.
This show will benefit 1Matters.org, an organization that works to move those without housing into domestic autonomy. Their Veterans Matter; '60,000 soldiers housed' campaign is being promoted by ZZ Top and others in the entertainment business. If you are in the area please come to the opening. or, you can donate using this link, http://www.1matters.org/donate/harry/.
1Matters is a totally volunteer organization except for one part time program manager. All proceeds from this show wil be donated directly to 1Matters.
Friday, September 28, 2012
|Landing in Bali|
In the end it is simply another brick in the wall (music metaphor) on the way to the next step of the learning process - which I believe never ends....
At any rate the images looked really good framed - and the sports metaphor of 'you have to finish' comes to mind....