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rattymouse wrote:
ALS, absolutely brutal. I flew down to Hong Kong to be tested by a specialist to see if I had ALS. Thankfully I did not. I commend you for your work Curtis.

Beethoven's late string quartets are sublime.



Definitely the late quartets...

Here is a series of articles I wrote about a man in his forties with ALS who left his young daughter. I worked with him for two years...

A Graceful Journey

I was shooting Canon at the time...



Aug 20, 2013 at 06:45 AM
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Amazing article, perfectly written. I wish I brought my copy of the Diamond Sutra with me to China.

Stories like this, rightly or wrongly, make me embarrassed to be such a gear head with cameras. I place so much importance on the minutia of camera gear. It seems ridiculous after reading your article.

Again, I cannot overemphasize how wonderful your work with these people is.




Aug 20, 2013 at 06:53 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Welcome home Mark, I like this one the best. What's up with the trees?


Thanks Leighton. The trees were badly damaged by hurricane Juan and those that survived succumed to an invasion by the pine borer beetle. because of the glacial formed landscape the soil is quite thin over granite rocks so they never develop really strong root systems making them vulnerable to the increasingly common storms.



Aug 20, 2013 at 07:41 AM
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A wideangle reminder of where I was a week ago Ray. Both are such excellent use of the fisheye! Ray, how did the first one get the yellow treatment, reminds me of the 35 1.4N


MDoc9523 wrote:

^^^^^^^^^
I agree Dylan. I love my 16mm 3.5

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v106/p1757051942-5.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v114/p1775349728-5.jpg




Aug 20, 2013 at 09:48 AM
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georgms wrote:
some fisheye-fun on film:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9548732217_ae4dea28fb_o.jpg
Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
a gentle ride on a calm Baltic Sea, technical stuff like in the shot above


I love how the bow railing echos the curvature of the earth. I know this was not just happenstance and that you planned it, very well seen!



Aug 20, 2013 at 09:53 AM
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James Markus wrote:
Plum to Prune ...
http://www.photomatter.com/_images/Plum2Prune-web.jpg


Great idea Jim, reminds me of Monty's pumpkin some time ago.



Aug 20, 2013 at 09:54 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Newly restored carousel? Wicked nice, Leighton

leighton w wrote:
One from the fair with the 50/1.2 @ f2.

Thanks Laura. I don't believe it was recently restored.



Aug 20, 2013 at 09:56 AM
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Paul Gabel wrote:
To dizzy some more, more from Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/9549649605_31c109c26e_b.jpg
_PG20558 by Apapa56, on Flickr

Nikkor 20mm f3.5 at f11 1/160 sec iso 200 on d D700


Love the perspective and processing of this one Paul, well done.



Aug 20, 2013 at 09:57 AM
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I had to get close with the 28mm on and I thought this guy was going to clobber me with his hammer.


2013RCF 28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Aug 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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Leighton, that's ^ very, very nice B&W! I like your framing and the textures a lot, including the smoke.


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Paul, I like the light in the curtains too. From your "Potsdamer Platz"-series the last one is my personal fav.

Chuong, this Rapunzel-portrait is very nice too. Going B&W and adding grain was a good idea (my personal motto is "In doubt make it B&W, add grain and print it really large" ;-).

Steve, very cool pepper-macro!



Aug 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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georgms wrote:
Leighton, that's ^ very, very nice B&W! I like your framing and the textures a lot, including the smoke.


Thank you Georg, and thank God for LR!



Aug 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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Leighton, Georg, thank you.


Aug 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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Haha you're quite right on that Paul, I looked at it for just awhile and I did feel a bit dizzy

Leighton, was that at the market or err a blacksmith came by the farm to shoe the horses? I hope the latter didn't make me seem like such a silly city boy



Aug 20, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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rattymouse wrote:
Amazing article, perfectly written. I wish I brought my copy of the Diamond Sutra with me to China.

Stories like this, rightly or wrongly, make me embarrassed to be such a gear head with cameras. I place so much importance on the minutia of camera gear. It seems ridiculous after reading your article.

Again, I cannot overemphasize how wonderful your work with these people is.



I'm a gear head too Tom...

Doubtless you've heard the Indian saying... the first twenty years we're a student, the next twenty years we're a householder, the next twenty years we're a "gardener of the one" and the next twenty years we're a "teacher of the one." It seems you're right on track, raising a family in rather remarkable circumstances. The teacher I visited in India 18 years ago had been an engineer, another teacher whom I respect was president of the Bank of India before they devoted themselves to spiritual practice.

Photography brings us together, but we each have our own unique journey to follow. We do well when we embrace it...



Aug 20, 2013 at 01:37 PM
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Wonderful work you're sharing with us Leighton. You're aware, of course, that you COULD have used a longer lens for that blacksmithing shot and avoided the danger... Love how you converted the image as well as the nice tight composition. You're knocking it out of the park my friend.


Aug 20, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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Shot a couple of days ago in downtown San Anselmo with the 20 f/3.5 U.D. AI'd. Perhaps it is because I'm approaching my 72nd birthday that I look at older folks win infirmities and pause to wonder about what life has in store for me. When I was younger thoughts like that never crossed my mind. But in line with the conversation Tom and I have been having of late, it is well to remember what the Buddha taught... we will all die and we don't know when...


This woman still finds pleasure in window shopping...



Aug 20, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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Maybe she's going to apply for a job at the Booksmith?

Quite like it. She is small in the frame, that leads me down a whole different path of thought.

Also I am taken by your tiny sidewalks. Not sure why ours are so large in comparison.



Aug 20, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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My wife, in a furious stage whisper
Take this shot now!
The laughed till bowled over after the shutter tripped
She has a weird sense of humour



back to by Zichar, on Flickr



Aug 20, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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Wonderful Chin, very nice light... and a delight that you have a partner in your adventures with a camera. She has a good eye for possibilities as well, which is helpful. My partner is a advanced novice at oil painting so we can share and appreciate aesthetic possibilities with one another. She also has great patience when I'm shooting. Of course, I don't use a tripod so grabbing a shot doesn't take a great deal of time.



Aug 20, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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