Monday Missive — March 7, 2022


Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” — Isabel Allende

The photographer’s work is documentary in spirit but it doesn’t carry an explicit commentary, leaving it up to the viewer to draw conclusions, and to people to see themselves.” — Blind Magazine about the photographs of Brian Finke

Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. Don’t put limitations on yourself. Others will do that for you.” -— James Cameron

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— Exhibition/Harold Feinstein: Life as it was
— Laurie Peek: In lieu of flowers

— Most effective way to sharpen I have used this method and works well, but it will only work in Photoshop.
— Editing with the histogram Blake Rudis first discusses the basics of the histogram and then shows how to actually edit your image with the histogram. I didn’t know you could do that. Works with LR and PS.

Field and Studio
— Gavin Hardcastle: Long exposure landscape photography Flooded trees in Abraham Lake, Alberta at dawn
— The story behind 7 great nature shots from Art Wolfe
— Tom Heaton: North Yorkshire, BW film, Trees

— David DuChemin: What is missing from your photography?
— Ted Forbes: Don’t call the curator — A real eye-opener
— Self-publishing Photobooks

Continuing the story of my artist residency in the North Cascades.
The Buckner Orchard was no longer in business, but this old truck remained.

Old Truck, Buckner Orchard.

Lake Chelan is a natural lake, but a dam was built in 1927 to raise the water level. During winter the water level is lowered, to make room for spring snow melt without flooding. As the lake is lowered, the river bed is exposed and dries, dust gets raised whenever the wind blows. After I left they did have some flooding.

Dust from the exposed, dry river bed get blown around as the bed dries out during spring.

Although I didn’t work closely with the National Park staff, they did invite me over to lunch one day. The park supplied me with a bike and when they weren’t using it, which was most of the time, a small pickup, which was tremendously helpful.

This image is typical of the landscape in the North Cascades.

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