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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...

The Blood Moon by timothylgreen

Just simply the best. After all the images will be posted, non will get the impact and timing illustrated as well as this. While this i...


Wet leaf.L1030801, with story by harrietsfriend
Wet leaf.L1030801, with story
While the best leaf shots are still on the trees, the fallen ones, full of dew, are still interesting.

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eugene spiegel
Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange. with story by harrietsfriend
Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange. with story
We're in Brown County's peak fall season.  For me this means traveling similar paths each day to find the most perfect time for each spot. I take my digital shots, then when it warrants it I pull out the Hasselblad for the full effect image.  While a complete wall section of forest seldom presents itself, I find great smaller views, well worth the effort.

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Me.img055, interesting story by harrietsfriend
Me.img055, interesting story
Looking back, I sometimes wonder how far my dedication to quality photography went.

At one point the Hasselblad camera wasn't good enough for the details I wished to capture.  I took to carrying around this large format, 4 by 5 view camera, for my street portraits.  I would travel the city with the camera on a heavy leather strap, with the tripod either in hand or carried slung over the other shoulder.  Black drop cloth in my pocket wrapped around a two pack sheet film holder, with another pocket carrying my Weston Master V selenium light meter.  Many the time I used a jacket as the dark cloth needed to focus the upside down image on the dim ground glass.  The camera was a New-Vue with a 135mm F4.7 Optar lens.

Taken by my friend Marty, on a 6cm by 9cm Baby Linhof Technika, in my studio apartment, with window light and reflector, in front of a 8 foot seamless paper roll background.  Taken with a 105mm Schneider Xenar F3.5 lens with Synchro-Compur shutter, in the 1970s.  We would on occasion trade portraits of each other.  Using Kodak Tri-X panchromatic 120 film for an 8 exposure roll.

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Bunches of flowers.L1030738, with story by harrietsfriend
Bunches of flowers.L1030738, with story
For those with incredible memory, this was one of the images I took while reviewing the stone building with fountain and gate. These purple daisy style flowers surrounded the fountain, with a masonry wall (barely visible) behind them.  Getting in close seemed to make the framing easier.

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eugene spiegel
Towers...GIGANTIC, Medium, small. 041, with story by harrietsfriend
Towers...GIGANTIC, Medium, small. 041, with story
What drew me into the scene were the snow furrows leading into the towers.  What kept my attention was the size progression. What made it a special delight were the interconnecting high voltage lines going from each tower to another, and then another down the line.

Taken with my Hasselblad 500C with a 150mm Zeiss Sonnar, recorded on Fuji 400 negative film.

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As most of my followers know, I am an overnight success, even if it has taken me since 1957, at the age of eight, when I got my first used camera.  Allowing for some pretty, but average photos, I date my serious efforts from about 1966.

This doesn't mean I am not a success, just that I make this claim on my own standards.

Money doesn't enter into it, as I list income at 5th on my list of importance.

Starting with the most basics, I ask myself if I woke up today, and if the answer is yes, then I am on a roll.

After that the top of my list is family, then health and if I am content.  You notice I didn't say happy, as this in the ying/yang world also implies period of unhappiness.  I prefer to feel my efforts are giving me a peaceful sense of accomplishment.

Now I begin to think of money, but as I learned decades ago, you will never have as much as you want. Ask anyone, if they have enough, even Donald Trump, will think they need more.  When I learned this, I stopped chasing the dollar and turned my attentions to other things.

As for photography, my first love, after that cute redhead girl in the first grade, I have learned to stop and take the picture as I see it, never making or altering the setting, just finding the best way to present it.

Rule # 1, have a camera with you.  Amazing how many forget this basic rule.
Rule # 2, stop to take the picture.
Rule # 3, only show what you feel is the best.
Rule # 4, present it in the best light, and where it needs to be seen.

These simple rules, with many amendments are the basis of my success, as I see it.  The future will determine if anyone else agrees with me, but for me it doesn't matter, as I am already a winner, and I did wake up today, as well.

eugene spiegel


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eugene spiegel
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United States
Current Residence: Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
Favourite genre of music: blues, jazz, great
Favourite style of art: original
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Personal Quote: The only constant is change.



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