Photography

Yesterday’s Tulips

Yesterday's Tulips - Last dance
I almost never shoot with black & white conversion in mind, and, indeed, I’ve probably converted only a dozen or so photos into black & whites. Still, I’m a sucker for these silvery conversions, and find it really interesting that something as colorful as pink tulips could look even better in black & white. The contrast B&W offers just brings the sheen out in the petals in a way you don’t see it in color, and there’s a certain magic to that. More…

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Playing with Fire in Jerusalem

Fire Spinner in Jerusalem, Israel

Wandering around the newer parts of Jerusalem was a revelation, after spending all our time in the Old City; it’s an entirely different place. We went to a section of town that was all bars and young people, passed Hassidim dancing in the street and all sorts of wondrous craziness until we came upon this guy, spinning fire in a square. More…

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Just so

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This is something a little different. My daughter on a beach in San Diego after a storm had pulled up a lot of kelp and deposited it on the beach. This was three frames taken fractions of seconds apart, then merged together. Because she was moving around so much, it gives the effect that she’s sort of coming apart, herself.

Taken with with an Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 50mm f1.4 stacked with a Canon 1.4x TC

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Sublimate

Sublimate

There’s the usual way we see matter change states – solid becomes liquid, liquid becomes gas, and, if you’re having a really bad day, gas steps up to plasma. Fortunately, that didn’t happen this day. Sublimation is a rarer occurrence, when matter skips a step, and jumps from a solid to a gas, for instance.

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