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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

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...



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

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.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

leighton w wrote:
MarkdV wrote:
Hi Everyone,
Back from 2 weeks in Canada and not looking at all the pages I've missed in the meantime, at least not until I have a spare day! Although I saw Curtis' comment on a man and his duck, had to find that, then on that page saw the pic of the boy sleeping on the pavement, had to find the original post which led me to Curtis' angled shot with the 20mm, very eye-catching, then onto Leighton's pigs and see how easy it is to get lost in this thread!

Here's a couple of nice ones from Canada, both with the 24mm I think, I forget if the Exif on the star shot is right or not, maybe it is correct and it's with the 55mm but maybe it's not.




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.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

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






leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
some fisheye-fun on film:


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!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Plum to Prune ...






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


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

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.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Paul Gabel wrote:
To dizzy some more, more from Potsdamer Platz, Berlin


_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.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

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



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Leighton, that's ^ very, very nice B&W! I like your framing and the textures a lot, including the smoke.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

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!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

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!



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

Leighton, Georg, thank you.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

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



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

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...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

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.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

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...



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1359
Country: Canada

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.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

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


CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

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.



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