Photographing snags

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Some years ago we were on a guided hike in Big Bend National Park (an awesome place, if you heaven’t been!). I asked the ranger why she carried her camera and she said she liked to collect pictures of the old snags that she came across. Thinking back to that short conversation gave me the

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The Blue of Distance

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This post is about a common feature in color photography and paintings, where distant objects appear to have a deeper blue tint than near objects.  My first formal exposure to the Blue of Distance came in the form of an essay by Rebecca Solnit in a photography class at ICP  (it is apparently not unusual

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Photographing texture in winter

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We were hiking near Golden recently and bushes along the trail gave me the idea for this blog post: photographing texture in winter.  The rabbitbrush along the trail had finished blooming in the fall, but still retained an interesting shape and a bit of color. ISO 200, f11, 1/200 sec at 20mm. I gave myself

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