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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...


Forest slice.L1030787, with story by harrietsfriend
Forest slice.L1030787, with story
Brown County, Indiana, USA's fall is made up into three time periods.

The early fall in late September and early October, is the time for yellow and green.  The mid fall in middle to late October has orange and red added to the mix.  The last, late October to early November, has many of the trees without leaves, but the reds and orange are included with some deeper browns.

This section of the forest was taken at the peak of the second fall season.  The trees are still mostly full of leaves, but the deeper colors are emerging.  This image was taken as a test exposure for the Hasselblad film version to be posted later in winter.

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eugene spiegel
Ravine.L1030830, with story by harrietsfriend
Ravine.L1030830, with story
Along the side of State Route 135 North in Brown County, Indiana I stopped to get a better view of the ravine. Finding a safe parking area, putting on the flashers, I walked back to climb down to get below the loose limbs blocking the view.

Setting up the tripod to take this image, I first used the Leica then took out the Hasselblad for a more controlled photograph.  Since I had my tripod I could stop down for depth of field and still use a lower ISO (80). The sky was overcast, ideal for even lighting, and the winds were calm, allowing for a slow shutter speed of 1/4th a second. All I had to do was wait for the leaves to stop falling during the exposure.  Found a nice firebrick near one of the legs, carried it back to the car, as a souvenir.

A passing police officer stopped to see if I needed car help, recognized me with my tripod then waved goodbye. I guess they know me here now.

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eugene spiegel
Service station.img065, with story by harrietsfriend
Service station.img065, with story
Where would you take a rest break at the gas service station?  By the entrance, with a paper for company and a chair made from what you have handy.

This gas station/repair garage was in the inner city of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.  Back then, in the 1970s, the price of gas was 60 cents a gallon, and that was in the local neighborhood stations, well before super centers offered fuel discounts and quick food to snack on.  The only entertainment carried inside was a borrowed newspaper or an old magazine left in the waiting office.  Work was done while you waited to pay with check or cash.

Taken with my Hasselblad 500C with 80mm F2.8 Zeiss Planar, on Kodak 120 Tri-X panchromatic black and white film.

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eugene spiegel

For those who know my style, yes, he was aware of my camera, but the whole feel of the image included the building as well as the workman.  These small businesses still exist as speciality shops today in most every town.
Lakeside.L1030816, with story by harrietsfriend
Lakeside.L1030816, with story
Fall in Brown County.  These trees grow up to the lake's edge.  Each species has its own time schedule giving a variety to the colors.

The timing was a bit early, so while I had planned to return with the Hasselblad, the weather changed and the timing never happened.

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eugene spiegel
A visit with parents.img053, with story by harrietsfriend
A visit with parents.img053, with story
My first apartment without roommates, was the upper half of a two family house.  One of the two bedrooms became my darkroom, the living room the studio, and window room my production work area.

The owners were quite elderly, close to their 90s, living downstairs, whom I would assist from time to time with the heavier tasks.  Now and then their son, already in his 60s would visit, as he lived far away out of town.

On this occasion I made a family portrait for them, arranged the posing which made an acceptable photograph, but failed to illustrate their relationships.  Leaving the back porch, after taking the formals, I made a more personal, intimate portrait, once they had forgotten I was still there.

Taken with a Hasselblad 500C, with an 80mm F2.8 Zeiss Planar, on Kodak Tri-X panchromatic professional 120 film, in the 1970s.

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eugene spiegel 
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
Artist | Professional | Photography
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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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sincere thanks again, Eugene. Much appreciated :handshake:
Katherine10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank u!
1001G Featured By Owner 1 day ago
ty so much eugene
martaraff Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you *:heart:*
jwhphotog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding my work to your favs list Eugene!
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