Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Perfect Shape

Ball, originally uploaded by keegan.adriance.
This is a random find on Flickr. I just thought this was an awesome photo and had to share Keegan's beautiful work. Keegan is "an art major at Spring Arbor University w/graphic design &  photography concentration." Go to his flickr and his blog Popular Mechanics for Lovers to see more cool stuff~

Ansel Adams In Color

I saw this being advertised at the Barnes and Noble website this morning and had to share a little bit of  photographic history.

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. One of his most famous photographs was Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.(Wikipedia)
You can find "The Key to a photograph from Ansel Adams" footage at Silber Studios. This is from the
Ansel Adams Gallery. 

 Found at Time Photos

Monument Valley, Utah, 1950
"Color, physically or psychologically considered, is extremely complex. While we have good reason to believe all persons with normal vision see colors the same way, the significance of colors may vary with each individual."

"At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans."
President James E. Carter
Presenting Ansel Adams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
 Discover more of Ansel Adams at the Ansel Adams Gallery.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mood Shots with Beebo Wallace

, originally uploaded by beebo wallace.
From Somewhere in the middle of a tobacco field known as North Carolina there is a Legendary Photographer posing as a Double Agent and his name is Beebo Wallace. Check out his Flickr for some Incredible Mood Altering Photos. Love It~

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Water in Motion

Falling Water, originally uploaded by roddh.
This is such an awesome "water in motion" photo from Rod at Flickr! His photostream is Amazing. He's a Software developer by trade, and his Photos are incredible.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Water In Motion

, originally uploaded by supercoco__.
One of my favorite Photography subjects is flowing water. Lucky for me Today I discovered supercoco's Flickr Photostream.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Photos of Endurance

I'm still on a bit of a Photo History Kick and I thought I'd also continue with my Ship Theme. This is from the State Library of New South Wales Photo Collection, and this particular ship,the Endurance was part of an expedition to Antarctica. It was taken from a  Glass Paget plate phototransparency. Isn't it amazing!

"Boris Neville plays with the cannon in front of the new clubhouse at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW, Rose Bay, Sydney, at the start of the motor boat season, 19 September 1936/Sam Hood."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

History Photo Trip

World War I Soldiers
1917 at Camp Meade in Maryland
This is from PJM's blog at Old Picture of the Day, which is a great place to find some fantastic historic  photo's from the past and learn about their history.

Today in History November 8, 2009
Tokyo Bay
From Model Ship Builder website, A Naval Year, Today in History. I'm  not  sure of the year. I think it's in the 1850's..
Here's another incredible photo from the same site..

Fukuzawa Yukichi with Theodora Alice in San Francisco, 1860.
This  photo is apparently  one of the most famous in Japanese history.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spinning Photography

, originally uploaded by foley02.
These cool shots are from Jessie Foley in Midland, Michigan. Jessie is a fellow Postcrossing Postcard Project enthusiast and aspiring photographer. Jessie has a Etsy store where some of her prints are available and does take requests, and she also has  a Flickr Photostream. You'll find flowers, to Cars in her portfolio of Pictures, and all sorts of things in between. These Carnival shots are a few of my favorites!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beautiful Photography from China with Xiaoyu

The Songhua River Bridge

Tsarist Russia's army church
Sophia Cross Mapping

Tsarist Russia's army army church

These are from Xiaoyu who lives in Beijing, China and is a Photography and Chinese Literature  student at her University. These are from her website Ailily. Xiaoyu enjoys portraits and Architecture both of which are represented at her beautiful portfolio at her website.

 Xiaoyu also has some gorgeous beach and sunset photos.

 At the Seaside
Be sure to visit Xiaoyu's website for the culture trip to China and for her lovely photography.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Real Pumpkin Faces

originally uploaded by Elido Turco - Gigi.
Getting a great picture doesn't just come from the "perfect" camera, It can also come from the perfect subject that just happens to be in the most common of places. I am of course a texture junkie so these pumpkin  faces are some of  my favorites which were captured by Elido Turco an Italian Photographer these are from his  Flickr Photostream.

Jucker Farmart

Elido Turco lives in Udine Italy and is a traveling  professional Photographer where his portfolio encompasses every aspect of photography imaginable.  His photo's will take you on a journey through all corners of the world and natural wonders. Be sure to check out Elido's Flickr Photostream as well as his Website.

The pumpkins are from Juker Farmart, a little village of Seegräben,where a farm in Switzerland is a popular destination for a day of fun. It's currently Pumpkin season at the farm and have been the main attraction. .

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bark and Texture

pandanus bark, originally uploaded by *omnia*.


Brenda is a natural at finding interesting Bark and Textures to photograph. She also has an incredible eye for color. Check out her Flickr photostream to see more of this very talented artist's Photos.

Paul Bannick's New Book The Owl and the Woodpecker

Today on my Facebook page NPR had a headline story at the Picture Show on Nature Photographer Paul Bannick's beautiful new book. Touted as an "environmental Purist" he takes intimate pictures with these amazing creatures.The book is full of his Photos as well as his stories in getting up close and personal with these animals. He is definitely passionate about not only the appreciation of these critters but also their survival and is a treasure for all animal lovers! Check out articles, photos and even get yourself a copy of the book :-)
The book is The Owl and the Woodpecker.

"Award winning photographer, Paul Bannick specializes in the natural history of North America, with a special focus on his beloved Pacific Northwest. Paul has coupled his love of the outdoors with his skill as a photographer to create images intended to foster intimacy between the viewer and subject in order to inspire education and conservation."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dancing with Light some Water and PSP

Pelicans, originally uploaded by Mommyof4Ruggies.

These awesome Pictures are from Roberta Schonborg at  Mommyof4Ruggies on her Flickr Photostream. Check it out for many more of these beauties! Be sure to read the comments under the pic.s in Roberta's photostream, you'll find tons of tips. She's not only super talented she share's her insights :-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tropical Photos by Larson

These incredible photos are from the Photographer Darrel Larson. He currently lives in San Diego and travels the world taking photos. He has a website were his work is available for sale, and has a blog where he writes about his process and hands out tips to his readers.