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Copying the Greats

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Rosemary’s House 2018 I gave myself a book of Irving Penn’s photographs for Christmas. As luck would have it, Mr. Penn had photographed an Amaryllis and since I still had my Amaryllis, I decided to take note. Mr. Penn, I … Continue reading

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Rhino and Baby

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San Diego, California 2017 The size of those heads! I deleted the background and added a prettier landscape¬†which I had also shot at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. You can learn to do this by googling Jim Zuckerman and … Continue reading

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African Crowned Cranes

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San Diego, California 2017 I desaturated this photo of African Crowned Cranes because I shot it in harsh noon sun. The good thing about noon sun is it intensifies color but the contrast is so great that it negates the … Continue reading

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Fiesta

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U.S.A.California 2017 We’ve planted succulents in our backyard. They grow easily and they are drought tolerant. And from a photographer’s point of view, they have interesting shapes. I’ve photographed our succulents several times but this is the first photo I’ve … Continue reading

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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Three from Russia

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Northern Russia 2009 Flowers set on a window sill in a tiny home…the subject is ordinary. Nothing is happening yet I relate to the person who wanted flowers to brighten their home. On a photographic level, the blacks are rich … Continue reading

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Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery

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Rome, Italy 2015 My husband and I are watching “The Sopranos” for the third time. It is natural to think of things Italian. I have a book of Italian travel posters and I glanced through it before falling asleep the … Continue reading

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Yellow House with Umbrella Pines

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Rome, Italy 2015 I still love the vintage poster¬†look. It makes me happy. I used Topaz Simplify to get this look after I had adjusted the colors and changed the gray sky to blue.  

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Rearing Horse with Rider

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Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 This looks like fun, but is dangerous. The horse can fall over backward and crush his rider. It’s one of those things that you shouldn’t try at home. I flattened the contrast and muted the colors to … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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