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 the moon

Blood moon over Manhattan.
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I am not an astrophotographer, but I do enjoy photographing the moon.  Key considerations for photography include location, gear, composition and exposure. Locations When hiking, I am on the lookout for locations that could be a good place to view the rising moon.  The moon appears largest when it first rises above the horizon (an

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NCAR: Photographing grand architecture

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We are renovating an old ranch house in South Boulder near the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). I did not pay much attention to the laboratory “up on the hill” above our property.  However, one day our architect said that he would like to echo some of the features of the structure. That piqued

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