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I was initiated into the world of f. stops and shutter speeds at an early age by my father when he gave me my first camera. Until I was in Kindergarten, he developed and printed his own photos, but at that time he began using that relatively new photographic product Kodachrome because he loved the rich colour it gave, even though he disliked losing the control he had enjoyed in the darkroom. I supposed I received an informal photographic education as I watched him carefully frame his shots, and, for example, photograph tulips with the sunlight coming through them because the colour was more intense that way. ---------- In 1957 I began to use slide film, too, and a year later I received an amazing gift from a family friend: a trip to Europe, upon the occasion of my university graduation. In Germany I bought my first SLR (a Contaflex) at a time when they were fairly new on the popular market. Also on that trip, one of my travel companions gave a not entirely welcome boost to my informal photographic education: frequently when I raised my viewfinder to my eye, he would say disdainfully, "You aren't going to take a picture of THAT, are you?" Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn't, but his implied criticism raised my photographic consciousness. I realize now that I had assumed that an amateur photographer should record every sight of interest or significance whether or not this produced a good image. His comments started me along the long road of discerning what my photography was all about. Gradually over the decades I became less a reporter and more a seeker of images. ---------- At first I resisted digital photography because of my loyalty to the colours of slide film, but in 2004 I got my first digital camera. I was a quick convert to the editing that it made possible: now I could have colour AND control! ---------- Although my photographic interest and activity has gone back many decades, it was always only a minor theme in my life story. Born and educated in the United States, I moved to Canada when I married a Canadian. I have taught religious studies in colleges in the USA and Canada, worked in a church archives, and written articles and books mainly in the area of women and the church. I am now writing a biography of an interesting, feisty woman! But my husband's retirement has enabled us to travel a great deal in recent years, and this has given a great boost to my photographic interest and activity. ---------- I'm sorry this is so long. Thank you if you persisted!

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Thank you very much !
Friendly greetings , Mircea R.


These are amazing, Marilyn. I have seen them in glasshouses in the UK, but you've seen them growing naturally. One feels as if they could be used for stepping stones! ;-)

Very nice perpective and beautiful photo!

Greetings from İstanbul,Bayram

Hi Faith,the camera was at an f16 aperture,f16 or greater should work ok and focus on the first or second piers in,experement with aperture and focus point depth into the image,to get max depth of field focus.A good tripod,nice long shutter speed with the nd400,will turn the water smokey. Keep experimenting,so easy to do this now with digital. note also that f22 and higher will start to have reduced image sharpness due to diffraction in the lens.

Hallo, Nicole, hab deinen Kommentar bis eben nicht gesehen, tut mir leid!

Vielen Dank trotzdem und VG,

Doerthe

THank you Fausto. This is one of my all-time favorites too. Hank

krásne

LIKE :)

S priateľským pozdravom zo Slovenska, Filip - panoramio | youtube | blog | google+

Very nice, ciao, Paolo

OH YES YES! I sooo miss Mike!! He was a frequent visitor to my wee gallery, and I always looked forward to his words of wisdom!!! and I still enjoy his "Wee Booklet" !!!

from the USA, Sarah

Fantastic view!L48!

Greetings fialka

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