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Angels Fall by borda
by borda

As I have often said. Any day on dA will have images better than the year's best from National Geographic, and here is another one. Muc...

Portrait de rue by hubert61

This is so good, I immediately assumed in came from a Hollywood make up for a documentary style film. This kind of close up requires co...

2014-195 Lower Falls Footbridge by pearwood

This is a fine black and white photo, but better yet what the Argus C3 was designed for, a great photo on a budget with full control an...

2014-052 Walking the pier by pearwood

Possible the best snow photo taken as an art image with an Argus C3. The composition is correct, the framing pleasing and the image sha...


Bicycle carrier, BMW. 010, with story by harrietsfriend
Bicycle carrier, BMW. 010, with story
It's Tuesday, and that means race day.

For the last 30 plus years, I have gone to Cleves, Ohio, USA, for the Queen City Wheels, time trials.  It is a 10.25 mile rolling road race, done against the clock, to better your time or just keep in shape.  Over the years I have managed to average a bit over 25 mph on these roads, at my best, to now about 18 mph, as I am now in my mid 60s.  In summer, I do about 1 a month.

In this photo, taken by another, I was packing up my road race bicycle, a Skrivan, onto my 1976 BMW R76/5, to return to base after my Master's USCF criterium race.  The adjustable rig was designed and then built by myself.  I would cruse to the races, within 100 miles from home.

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eugene spiegel
Tight face.img621, with story by harrietsfriend
Tight face.img621, with story
Using window light as the primary source, I got in very close for a tight head shot.  Using my Zeiss Contarex with an 85mm F2.0 Sonnar on Kodak Plus X 135mm panchromatic film, from 1967.

This was early in the session, and the trust wasn't fully established yet.  She accepted me close up, but the smile was held back into a half smile.  I preferred this image which showed a bit of tension yet had a keen interest in her eyes.

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eugene spiegel

The title is a play on words.  In photography the ultra close up is referred to as a tight shot, while her tension might also be called a tight expression.
Yucca.DSCN2198, with story by harrietsfriend
Yucca.DSCN2198, with story
I have seen this plant in many homes and fields, but this was the first time I had seen the flowers  blooming.  

Growing on the banks of the stream, in Brown County, Indiana, USA, I stopped to take this photo, while on a bicycle commute from town to home.

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eugene spiegel
Single light portrait,img.623, with story by harrietsfriend
Single light portrait,img.623, with story
As I was learning portraiture, we began with the basic single light, then moved onto single light with reflector, before using multiple lighting techniques.

This was shot with a single light from below, inside, with the remainder of the dorm room unlit.

Taken with my Zeiss Contarex with 55mm F1.4 Planar on Kodak Plus X panchromatic film, in 1967.

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eugene spiegel

This was also posted today with a bit of color added.  Which do you prefer?

This was one of my roommates back when I was a freshman at school.  He was a bit older, a nice and cooperative guy.  His facial beard determined which direction the portrait would take.
State of the economy.DSCN2206, with story by harrietsfriend
State of the economy.DSCN2206, with story
Here in America, the dollar is on stable ground, as long as you are going nowhere and no one upsets the balance.

As I was bicycling past the home/garage, I couldn't help but ask...

     "What could go wrong?"

My thinking went to the economy of my town, the county, the state, the nation and then the world.

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eugene spiegel
I carry a camera, or two, or three, or four, wherever I go, since the mid 1960s, and I have accumulated quite a lot of images in my personal photo journals.

I made a practice of handing my camera over to my subjects after I have taken a number of pictures of them.  I do this to bring a sense of equality to them, knowing what was fair to me, when taking their image, can be fair for them, as they take an image of me.

A by product of this thinking, has left me with many biographical images of me, as I grew up.   So, as I am going through my forgotten negative files, images of me keep popping up. No matter how dorky I was then, and I assure you I was, these images still bring a delight to me.

It seems the least images any photographer has is of themselves.

Next time you have a photo shoot, hand the camera over to your subjects.  You will be pleased someday, sooner or later, that you have this collection.

An extra bonus, is your kids will discover you were a lot cooler than they thought a parent could be.

eugene spiegel

I have posted an example with an image of a young woman and the photo she took of myself in the gallery.


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eugene spiegel
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
Favourite genre of music: blues, jazz, great
Favourite style of art: original
Operating System: Mac Snow Leopard
Personal Quote: The only constant is change.



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Thank You very muuch for adding theotherside by vw1956   to Your collection! :)
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Thanks 4 the :+fav: :D…

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