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It's not about the camera brand or model, but the mind of the person using it, and those looking at the picture. That's all.



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Dandelion at Sunset—2014

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Market Sign

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A Side Story


The picture above began as two direct exposures, turning a bit to include a wider view:


Then I combined them using Adobe Photoshop's Automate/Photomerge/Collage algorithms. Nothing too unusual. But later, after I finished other minor refinements, I saved the file. Then I saw the results:


Oops!  So I went back to Photoshop and did it all over again, avoiding the Collage setting. 
Funny, though.

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Note: No telephones were used in the making of any of the pictures on this Web site.

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House Spirits

House Doctor

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Yesterday…washing windows today.

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On Entering the Czech Republic, 2011

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When I was last in Europe (2011),  I observed a few people using tablets to take pictures.

Vienna, Austria

Florence, Italy

I am sure it is all 'smartphones' now, but back then it reminded me of the days long past, of view cameras on tripods.


Image/print quality was an essential element then. Now, I suspect it is convenience. 
Not really complaining, mind you, but…


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Undated picture on Prague museum card-shop wall.


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Reprinted from an earlier version of this blog on Memorial Day, 2014:

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

[Wikipedia]


Reims, 19 October 2006

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Square Marie Curie, Paris, 2006

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[click each to enlarge]

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Marie Antoinette's Gardening Tools, 2009


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Wien, 2011

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Paris, 2009


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Boulogne-Billancourt, 2009

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Paris, 2002

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Venus (the planet)

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I have pulled all the pictures posted since 4 April, because it turned out to be a much larger endeavor than I had anticipated—nearly 100 images from a few days in 2007 walking around Lincoln, Nebraska. 

They are done now and I just have to figure out how to organize and present them. Possibly as a separate blog-book.


Or maybe just put them back in the memory closet.


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For Your Consideration


“Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful. In all the arts there is a physical component which can no longer be considered or treated as it used to be, which cannot remain unaffected by our modern knowledge and power. For the last twenty years neither matter nor space nor time has been what it was from time immemorial. We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.”
Paul Valéry, Pièces sur L’Art, 1931
Le Conquete de l’ubiquite

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Firenze, Italia

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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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