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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Some more photos

Because I am lazy, and because I have only another piece on Boot Camp near ready to go, I thought I'd do another photo series. Just below is a photo of Faye a few months after we were introduced. It is not my favorite shot of her but I can't seem to find that one.



This shot below was taken at Del Mar race track one overcast summer day. I was using high speed B&W film from Agfa so it is a bit grainy. I was also using a 200MM lens that was doubled so that added to the graininess. If you look closely, you will realize that the horse's hooves are all off the ground.



This one was taken of an egret in Balboa Park Zoo. Even though it was developed professionally, the color has faded somewhat. Still, I like the way the light and shadow worked to enhance the soft look of the feathers.


This final one is of the National Cemetery on Pt. Loma in San Diego. It's a bit melancholy but I like its peacefulness. I liked working with B&W much more than I did with color. And, in looking over old pictures, I find the B&W shots all retained the contrasts I wanted while all the color shots faded or lost part of the spectrum. If I can play with them and bring back the color balance, I may post some of the better ones in the future. I wish I could afford a new digital SLR and some lenses, I'd like to get back into photography. I am not great at it but I do satisfy myself and that's the important thing.

As always, clicking on the picture will link you to a full size shot so you can examine all the flaws and errors I made.

6 comments:

MilesPerHour said...

The cemetary pic is my favorite. Thanks for sharing them Douglas.

The Jules said...

Horses hooves? Off the ground?

I call photoshop!

Douglas said...

MPH - Yes, it is high up on my list, too.

Jules - Pbbbbbbsst!

Butler and Bagman said...

Great photos...think I'll follow the blog...liked the idea of blogs becoming conversations too

Butler and Bagman said...

Great photos...think I'll follow the blog...liked the idea of blogs becoming conversations too

The Jules said...

Horses hooves? Off the ground?

I call photoshop!