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Old Works Renewed – California 2006

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, friends, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Negative Space, Photo Drawing, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2008 by sambissell
Above Giant's Rest

Above Giant's Rest

Yesterday, Christmas Day, I had some time to process a few photos, while my son spent some time with his Mom. It seemed a good thing to do on a day of relaxation….doing something that really relaxes me.

On Labor Day weekend in September 2006, my friend, Rene, and I flew out to CA for 10 days to work on my friends, Paul and Barb’s, place in Redway, in northern CA, near the Lost Coast and Avenue of the Giants. I’ve mentioned these places before in previous blogs but these are photos I haven’t uploaded yet. The photo above was taken a few feet from their front door at their place next to the Eel River, called Giant’s Rest. These trees are redwoods and rise up into the sky as far as one can see.

Through the Forest - Sinkyone

Through the Forest - Sinkyone

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And now….Negative Space….

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Nature, Negative Space, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2008 by sambissell
Fireball -- San Diego, CA -- May 2008

Fireball -- San Diego, CA -- May 2008

As many of you who have seen my previous entries here, you know that I like to “bend” the parameters of what I am doing. By “bending” it, of course, I mean putting it through whatever filters or processes that are unique to me and, more often than not, discovered “by accident.” My “electric” photography is one way I bend it and the twists I make are catching the eyes of those who have never quite seen anything like it before. Electrifying my work always gives me a bit of a charge in the process (pun intended)….and in that process, I look for even more ways to change it. For instance, I am interested in HDR and have put a few up of those but have backed off a bit in favor of others whose work speaks for itself and makes me wonder “WHOA! how does he do that!” but I keep at it. Doing it is better than the alternative. I’ll put some more up when I feel a bit more confident about the process.

In my never-ending search to tweak my photography, I find myself going back into my archives of work that I have shot in the past. That is, anything from a few months ago….to a few years ago. Case in point: last year, I spent the weekend at a friend’s property in the mountains southwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado. This place, Shoshoko, is the most wonderful spot that is within striking distance for me (as opposed to, for instance Pt. Lobos, near Monterey CA, which is, frankly, Heaven on Earth for me, and is also 1200 miles away); I get up to Shoshoko as often as I can. Last September while there, I took this photograph:

Shoshoko After Dawn

Shoshoko After Dawn

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