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Of Sun and Flowers

A Study of

California Wild Sunflowers

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Sun Washed

Anza – Borrego Desert State Park

Coyote Canyon from Font’s Point

Coyote Canyon

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Reaching for the Stars

With Camera and Tripod in hand, photographer Dan Hughes climbs to the topof Saber Tooth Peak to get a better shot of the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

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Drone Drawing – Skyart

Went out to the Anza- Borrego Desert with fellow photographers Laurie Rubin and Dan Hughes for some shooting and flying fun

Laurie brought along her DJI Phantom Vision +2 Quadcopter Drone and got some great video from Font’s point of the Badlands below

Later when it got dark we headed over to Clark’s Lake Dry Lakebed for what we thought would be some star-trails shooting but instead we decided to just have some fun and Laurie flew her Drone while Dan and I shot her doing some Drone Drawings or as we will call it Skyart

Enjoy

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Of Milky Ways and Galactic Dreams

Can’t believe I forgot to post these

On a Dark Skies Night and new Moon I headed out to The Anza – Borrego Desert to shoot the Milky Way

Had a shoot planned but then need to change it because Rocks I thought faced one direction actually faced another ( I neede them to be in a South – South East direction the spot of the Brightest nebula. But that’s ok, as I always say, I let the scene tell me what to shoot.

I ended up shooting a Woolly Mammoth, I wanted to  shoot a T-Rex that is out in the desert. But at 12 O-clock in pitch darkness, I couldn’t find it.

I still get creeped out shooting in the dark alone in the middle of the desert…I always hated the dark as a kid and even though I love it now…it’s still gets kinda creepy.

I think I’m gonna invite some others along next dark sky night when I try to shoot the Milky Way again

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Milky Way - Anza - Borrego Desert

7 Frame vertical Pano

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Printing Carmella

I was going thorough my office closet and just getting rid of everything I don’t need. I don’t think I need 4 Windows keyboards and 3 wired mice.

I came across a rubbermaid box that had some stuff of my sister’s who passed away in 2002.

I knew what was in there but never really looked into it. My sister was a Photographer too (better than me) and she was into doing Polaroid Emulsion Transfers, It where you take a Polaroid of something and then soak and slide the emulsion and the image off onto a fine art paper. It’s hard and very intensive.

For this she had a Vivitar instant Slide Printer so she could take a Polaroid of one of her 35mm Slides and the do the emulsion Transfer. So that was in the box along with about 10 packs of 2001 expired 669 Film.

Well I had never looked at the Vivitar before so I took it out of the box. But alas the batteries were all corroded out the back. But there was a slide still in it. And film still in it…sooo

I took it out to the garage and cleaned up all the corrosion and put in new batteries…and it turned on. Then I said what the heck and pressed the Print button and it fired.

I pulled out the Film Tab..and then waited ( I forgot how long I needed to wait…it’s 60 seconds) and then pealed back the image from the developer…and low and behold … There was the lighthouse from York Maine….13 Years later

It all still worked, even the much expired film

Thanks Sis

Printing Carmella

York Lighthouse Carmella

York Lighthouse Carmella

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