Garibaldi Boathouse

May 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Garibaldi BoathouseGaribaldi Boathouse

This image is the old U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse at Garibaldi, Oregon.

I created the image during the Julia Anna Gospodarou Oregon Workshop in Oct/Nov 2023.

It’s a moderately long exposure image of almost 3 minutes. Apparently one bird sat still for the full exposure. It all seems interesting the surprises when you see the image on the big screen.

The scene is a great example of a structure leading into the scene and into the light. It was a stormy day and it was just lucky that the sky cleared a little where it did.

 


Gnarly

May 12, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Gnarl roots and reflections from the Medina River in Texas lead to the lightGnarlyGnarled roots anchor Arching cypress canopy - Flowing to the light.

The gnarled roots of this Cypress tree on the bank of the Medina River near Bandera Texas is the reason for the title, "Gnarly". The Medina is a beautiful river in the Texas Hill Country that's lined by towering Cypress trees.

The caption is:

Gnarled roots anchor  
Arching cypress canopy -  
Flowing to the light.

The image was made with an extreme wide angle lens by getting very close to the ground and the roots. I wanted to show the twisting inter-related roots and the lines leading into the light.

 


Dunes 1

March 24, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Sand Dune with Sweeping arc in black and white with mountains in the backgroundDunes 1Sand gracefully stretches, Mountains as stoic backdrop, With whispering breeze.

This image is titled Dunes 1 and the caption is:

Sand gracefully stretches,  
Mountains as stoic backdrop,  
With whispering breeze.

The image was made at White Sands National Park in early 2023. The idea was to capture the sweeping gracefulness of wind-blown sand as contrasted against the dark, stationary mountains in the background.

 


Winter Road Trip 2019

February 11, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

black and white image of a lonely highway across wintry desert going towards a snowy mountainous outcropWinter Road Trip - 2019In desert's embrace, Beneath winter's vast expanse, Snowy mountain calls.

The title of this image is "Winter Road Trip 2019". 

The caption reads:

In desert's embrace,  
Beneath winter's vast expanse,  
Snowy mountain calls.

This scene is located Southwest of Monument Valley Arizona/Utah, and was taken from the passenger seat of a vehicle moving at 70mph during late December after snow flurries the previous day. 

The idea was to express the desolation of the desert and the road leading into the distance, creating the question: where does it lead? 

 


Union Station I

February 04, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Union Station IUnion Station I

This is an interpretation of  Denver's Union Station. It was made by stitching together multiple vertical images taken with the Canon 24mm tilt shift lens.

 


Wreck of Peter Iredale

January 28, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Wreck of Peter IredaleWreck of Peter IredalePeter Iredale rests -
Seashore firmly embracing
While stormy skies weep
This is the Wreck of the Peter Iredale near Astoria, Oregon. Many ships and crew were lost trying to go in or out of the Columbia River at Astoria, the Peter Iredale being one of them. Here is a photo of the Peter Iredale from Wikipedia taken some time around 1900.

Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River.

The caption for the image is:

Peter Iredale rests -
Seashore firmly embracing
While stormy skies weep

The image is from the November 2023 Julia Anna Gosporadou workshop on the Oregon Coast. It was a 2 second exposure under rainy and stormy conditions. The 2 second exposure allowed for seeing the motion of the waves.


Urbane I

January 21, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Urbane IUrbane IIt's Complicated The title of this image is Urbane I. It is part of my Urbane Series of images of urban areas. 

The caption is “It’s Complicated”, which is due to the complicated inter-relationships between the different architectural styles densely juxtaposed against one another in this image. That’s intentional and is what I’m trying to express.

It’s downtown New York, taken from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was last summer, the day before the smoke set in from wildfires.

I would have preferred a long exposure but there wasn’t a place to set up a tripod because of the number of people on the bridge. It would have created a traffic jam.

 


Mosque I

January 14, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Mosque IMosque ISheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi covers about 30 acres. This image includes only a small part of the complex. In 2011 I had the opportunity to visit the Mosque. It had been completed in 2007. The sunlight in Abu Dhabi in the winter when this photo was taken can be intense. The image was intended to express the intense light through the light/dark contrast on the domes.


Bridge Ballet

January 07, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Bridge BalletBridge BalletGraceful arch dancing,
Skeletal structure in air,
Ballet of the bridge

 

Bridge Ballet

Graceful arch dancing,   
Skeletal structure in air,   
Ballet of the bridge

This is the interesting and graceful pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 near lower downtown Denver. It was a clear blue sky so it was going to be a high contrast image, unlike some others I've posted lately. 

The structure has always interested me. It just took several trips back to find a vantage point that appealed to me.

 


Seal Rock

December 31, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

black and white fine are image featuring Seal Rock on the Oregon coast under a moody skySeal RockUnder brooding skies Calm sea tranquilly whispering – To a sentinel

Seal Rock

The caption is:

Under brooding skies
Calm sea tranquilly whispering –
To a sentinel

Seal Rock is on the southern Oregon coast. It's called Seal Rock for obvious reasons. Following the November workshop on the upper and middle Oregon Coast I continued South down the coast. The weather cooperated and the morning when I was at Seal Rock was outstanding.

The exposure was a little over 5 minutes, producing pleasant cloud movement and a calm, serene sea.
 

 

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Richard


 
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