RHYTHMS
  • Wildflowers!

    A great year for wildflowers in the Sierras! Everywhere I go I am there, and I am seeing a profusion of wildflowers. Lupines are at their best in years. Low lupine, tall lupine, lots of lupine. Mules ear are doing great as are tiger lilies, indian paint …

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  • Slide Shows

    Yep, we still call them slide shows even though we are completely digital. I wonder what we should call them? A/V shows? what’s a/v, Multi-media presentations? too long, maybe we should stick with ‘slide show’. Well, here is a ‘slide show’ to keep you entertained: …

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  • Better Sunset Photos

    Well, most of us now have digital cameras. What fun! But you might notice that many digital cameras do not produce great sunset photos. Not like film used to, anyway. Here’s why and a tip to help: There were two types of film, daylight and …

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  • Exposure

    There are two types of “accurate” exposures. Technically accurate, and artistically accurate. A technically accurate exposure is when the neutral part of the image, that part that is exactly between the blackest black and the whitest white,

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  • Happy Interdependence Day!

    I know, a silly play on the past holiday celebrating our independence from King George. However, much has been written on interdependence, including from such leaders as Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John Muir, to name a few.  The bee and lupine in the …

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  • Relationships

    There are two parts of photography. The mechanics, or how to use the equipment to get the desired results, and the desired results. What do you want to say? What does your subject want you to tell? The relationship between a photographer and his/her equipment …

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  • A moment of silence…

    The world mourns for:   Bo Diddley 79,  Tim Russert 58,  George Carlin 71. A sad day for music,  A sad day for truth,  A sad day for comedy… http://www.stamates.com

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  • In The Rhythm Part 2

    There are two types of rhythms; natural rhythms and unnatural rhythms, also called artificial rhythms. Natural rhythms are caused by three events; the Earth spinning on its axes the Moon circling the Earth and the Earth and Moon orbiting the Sun.Those three events control everything …

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  • In The Rhythm of Bears

    Sometimes you are forced into the rhythm whether you are ready for it or not. Friday Kathy and I had lunch with some friends at the local Chinese buffet. After lunch Kathy and I decided to check out Pope marsh for a Coot’s nest and …

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  • 3 Keys to Great Photographs

    Today I will share with you my 3 keys to great images. Anyone can improve their photography by learning the 3 keys. Key 1 = Exposure Key 2 = Composition Key 3 = Creativity Sounds simple, well it is. Today lets tackle Key 1, Exposure. …

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