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Cars as tools I wasn’t a car lover and and never knew any gear heads. After all, aren’t cars tools not treasures? A mindset can change and last week that’s what The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles did for me. My life with cars Most young people look forward to learning to drive but that wasn’t […]

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Looking forward when you’ve lived more than one hundred years! If you have good genes and reasonable health, your age is just a number. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, centenarian plus eight For the last twenty years of her remarkable life, I was special assistant and friend to Marjory Stoneman Douglas who wrote the book on the […]

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This flight really happened and in just this way, but no camera was there to shoot it! Photoshop to the rescue . . . It took eight separate photos composited with lots of lighting and perspective adjustments along with added elements to create the scene after the fact. Happy Birthday, Photoshop! This month Photoshop, the […]

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Merry Christmas from Light Pixie Studio! This is how Mother Nature decorates our Christmas tree in the central meadow at Richwood Valley. How fortuitous that Mr. Cardinal stopped for a rest between flights to the creek from the forest to take a look around and brighten the winter with red. It’s a Merry Christmas kind of day. […]

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Punk Hair Day Nature is moving headlong toward summer. Spring wildflowers are springing forth.  Trees are fully dressed in a million shades of green. Last week we saw a doe nursing her fawn in the open meadow below our windows.  While Mama Chipping Sparrow is out of the nest working for her baby’s breakfast, I happen by […]

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Explorations near Salmon, Idaho Imagine being a very young child raised by loving parents, suddenly snatched from your mother’s arms to new life among sworn enemies. Imagine losing contact with all you’ve ever known–torn from peace into a harsh and lonely life among Hidatsa captors, the years of hardship only ending when as a young woman […]

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Afton, Wyoming, may be small but it’s the biggest little town in the Star Valley Exhausted Mormon travelers emerged from the Lander Cutoff and settled in the Star Valley to build their futures. At fewer than 2,000 people in the 2010 census, Afton is the largest town among Smoot, Thane, and Etna strung along U.S. […]

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It’s hard to photograph a black dog! If you’ve ever photographed an all black dog, you know the problem. It is almost impossible to capture the texture of fur or to see clearly the interior contours of shape and body. Black is made of all colors and it absorbs light very efficiently. As a result […]

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20mm f/8 1/180sec ISO200 with the Canon EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM The cold, short days of dark winter in southwestern Wisconsin have given way to brighter spring. Light in every sunbeam seems especially welcome. I’ve been reviewing archives from the spring of 2010. It’s amazing what can slip unnoticed when you’re focused on something else. […]

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. . . some wild, some not, tiny violet to massive maple. Small signs of life anticipate warmer days to come. Like the blue Chiondoxa and their more famous brethren, the croci, some emerge directly from the snow. Blood Root with their clasping-hand leaves and the rare, blue-spotted, white violets come next followed by wild […]

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Graffiti I’m working on a new project. Urban Art is its name. Shapes, materials and colors can be inviting without understanding the message or endorsing it. Graffiti happens everywhere in the world, has always happened even in ancient times. Wall scribbles evolved into nuanced shapes, letterplay, wordplay, political opinion, social life, defacement, public spaces, murmurs of discontent, […]

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Even twenty years ago this classic moment would have been essentially lost as there was no easy or reasonable way to recover the lost detail. Without delving into the specifics, in short order with little effort, it was possible to rebuild what was completely lost and to enhance the rest.  It’s almost like being able […]

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While emphasizing the rocks, I  missed the ghostly ship moored beyond! The Baths at Devil’s Bay, near Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Spectral Ship It’s risky to take expensive camera equipment to the beach, especially when a swim from boat to shore is required followed by a long hike as the main […]

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Left-half of Panorama You’re looking straight down into six feet of water at the fuel dock on Stokkoya, Atlantic coastal Norway. The day was overcast and the water, while clear enough, refracted the light to a milky hue. I like post production work and have developed my own techniques and strategies for getting the most from […]

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