These I believe are water color paintings from Japan. I admittedly didn’t read the little sign stuff next to the displays. These were shot on a Kern Paillard 12mm 1.8 lens which is a C mount which means you have a heavy circle of black around your images. With the crop tool I could remove a lot of it and still keep the details. So enjoy this little bit of Japanese court life (I think). Advertisements
Went to the Freer and Sackler Galleries which are apart of the Smithsonian Institute to shoot their Asian collection. The lighting was challenging to say the least and I added an additional challenge, all manual focus adapted lenses. So the newest lens used was like 25 years old with some images being shot on 50+ year old lenses. So it was a real adventure. I just did this one first because it jumped out at me. While not perfect its…
I am feeling better from my Avian-Swine Flu Hybrid (still self diagnosed) so I figured I owed it to Buddha to process some more images. Two different cameras, one the Olympus OMD-EM5 and the other the Canon 330HS. I leave it up others to figure out which is which but without looking at the file names.
I know I threatened more rural scenes but they are on my main editing computer and I’m still sick. Considering I have my laptop right in front of me which has all my travel photos that I haven’t moved to the main machine I just did the editing on it. As Freddie Mercury said, “the show must go on” and so it did. I went from depressing black an white to the rich vibrant colors of a temple (really a…
I have been going wild with the black and white film look or just plain goofing around with stuff so I’ll throw everyone a bone and post a couple of flower pictures.
Little more from Thailand. These two are water goddesses in a small Chinese Temple area.
To be perfectly honest this wasn’t the image for the day. I have been working on another image for the past 3 days and I can’t get it to where I like it and I finally walked away and went through the Thailand pictures. I like the color and how the Chinese goddess is just peeking through the flowers which are fake as I really looked at the image. Tweaked it a bit and happy enough to share. I figure…
While is says Nongfar Speed Boat, the name is really the Miss. Aon. I just kinda like the image of the boat on the beach with the other boats in the distance.
This is the little harbor that they bring boats into bring back on land. I really just like the colors and the light house in the background.
I won’t pretend there is a modicum of art in this photo. It’s just a bad picture of what I view as a crap Santa I saw while going to get my bike from parking. I had to stop and take a picture. Since Christmas isn’t traditionally celebrated in Thailand they wing it from what they pickup from Westerners and media. This was such a crap Santa that I had to document it. Seemed appropriate for Christmas day.