While I will probably never only post 12 images a year on Social Media, I am substantially cutting back to one grouping of new photos posted every monday on Facebook. I plan to do the same on my blog.
A New Direction on the Farm… What we are experiencing is no rain. Well, very little rain to be accurate, and it is the rainy season here in Thailand. Growing rice requires a lot of water. The rice paddies need to be filled with water. The needed water can come from irrigation or from rain, or both, but water is necessary. In our area we don’t have access to irrigation, so that means the rice farmers rely on rain.
John Sexton, Ansel Adams technical assistant, explained some of Ansel’s feelings on Black and White one day in class. He said, Ansel believed all photography was a step away from reality, by choosing to capture a scene in a square or rectangular box, it is not reality, it is the artists vision, making an image Black and White takes the image one step further away from reality and in some cases, one step closer to the artists vision.
In 1835, William Henry Fox Talbot was hard at work trying to figure out how to preserve the images he was seeing using a draftsman’s aid, called camera lucida. This aid was used to project a refracted image on paper so an artist could trace and make drawings of the projected image.
Let me say at the very beginning of this post the the choices I make are very personal, and have … More
I enjoy making photos of women working in the rice fields of Thailand. That is obvious when one looks at … More
Photoshop, Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro, Luminar, Nik Software, I use them all… So here we are today in a world where digital is by far the most used means to capture an image, and most images still need post processing. One thing that sets great photographers apart from the crowd, is how they process a digital image.
There is something rather unique about the files from the Monochrom. They look much different than …
Wat Ban Rai, the Elephant Temple is located in the Dan Khun Tod district of Nakhon Ratchasima, Korat, Thailand, about … More
Each year for the past 9 years I have photographed a woman in the fields of Nakhon Nayok, Thailand planting rice. Sometimes with help from neighbors, bu most times by herself.
The local small yield farmers in our area have transitioned from Water Buffalo and Hand Tractors to modern tractors to plow the fields, in a relatively short period of time, and yet they still use the traditional method of preparing the fields, which consists of cutting, then burning off the dead weeds, and waiting for the rain to make the hard ground ready for the plow.