Monday Missive — April 19, 2021

Quotes

Bread feeds the body indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.” — The Koran

You just do what you love, and then a style happens later on.” – David LaChapelle

Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.” – Wynn Bullock

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Rambling through Eggleston’s Democratic Forest Alec Soth does a fairly extensive review of Eggleston’s work. Frankly, I still don’t get Eggleston. At about 36:28 minutes, Soth describes Eggleston as almost like Seinfeld: A show about nothing. Yet he considers the books important and finds that they have significantly affected him.
– Yoga
– “On My Block” Neighborhood photography with a 4 x 5
– Body Control The capabilities and strength of the human body is amazing
– Counter histories: Desegregating southern restaurants
– More from Lenscratch on the kitchen Some of these are fun, some bizarre and several are quite good.

Post-processing
– Sky replacement in PS … and some free skies. Really shows how sky replacement works and how to modify it.
– Time and Exposure blending in PS The time blending section is very good. The exposure blending uses the TK7 panel that you may not have, but you can do it directly in PS.

Miscellany
– The moon through a super sharp lens The video is brief but dramatic
– Boston, 1970s Thanks Steve O.

Tulip, Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore

Red tulip, Sherwood Garden.

Great blue heron, Black Marsh Trail, North Point State Park, MD. 150-600 @ 270 f/8, 1/640 EV +.3, ISO 800.

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