The Joy of Light

 “Light makes photography. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

George Eastman

Photography Galleries

Photography Galleries

I think for most of the people one sees taking pictures, photography is a pastime. It holds a fascination that is unending, but more than that, it seldom becomes. We read magazines or take on line courses to become better, but we are limited by our printers to the 8”...

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My Third Camera

My Third Camera

I am certain that this discussion of my old photographic equipment is an absolute bore for you. But I'm having a blast. This is old stuff I have not thought about for decades and I am enjoying it. It is like looking back at one's trail of footprints in the snow; I can...

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Images are All Around You

Images are All Around You

I have been asked where I find the images I take. People actually think that somehow I go places they don't and find subjects they never get to photograph. But that is far from the truth. Actually, I don't go on special photographic expeditions: I just carry my camera...

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My Second Camera

My Second Camera

I was in high school in Toronto when my father bought a camera for the family. He was not a photographer by any means but he wanted a decent camera to take color slides which were all the rage then. He chose the Yashika "D" 120 roll film camera. This...

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Ship of State

Ship of State

Have you noticed how a scene will connect with something within you; you look at it and you don't want to pull your eyes away; you photograph it and you keep returning to the image; your mind keeps going back to it. It is different images for each of us. We all see...

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The Aloha Formal

The Aloha Formal

Photography is many things. It can be a form of record keeping, a custodian of facts, often true and sometimes false. A picture can be a keeper of memory, valued not for its content but what its content evokes in the viewer's recollection of the past. And photography...

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William Turner Today

William Turner Today

William Turner (1775 to 1851) is one of my favorite artists. I especially like his more abstract works such as "Rain, Steam and Speed" or "Sundown over a Lake" or "Snowstorm". Color and texture dominate and form and substance are subservient allowing the mind to swirl...

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Our Italian Travel Secret

Our Italian Travel Secret

We spend a lot of time in Italy. It is a country of joy and wonder at every turn whether you are marveling at the splendor of St. Peter's or enjoying a pizza in Napoli. Italy is a special experience. However, if you are not careful, you will...

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Ford NAS

Ford NAS

Taking photographs can be hard work. Some days it rains on you and it is the very devil to keep your camera from fogging up. Other days the sky is gray and there is no contrast or color to be found. And then there are the days when the sun is so bright and the colors...

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Snowball

Snowball

Here it is January 19th and in a week the "Snowball" is upon us again. And I just don't get it: there are still seats available! Amazing! The Snowball is an annual international dance competition held here in Vancouver. Dancers from all over the world, the best, come...

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There are two blogs on this site. The one is about finding Art in Photography: "The Joy of Light". The other is about Cameras: "The Camera Notes". The latter is very technical and not very artistic.

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