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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...


Autumn woods.L1030813, with story by harrietsfriend
Autumn woods.L1030813, with story
Taken in the middle, of our three periods of fall, in Brown County, Indiana, USA.  This reminds me of a cabin window overlooking the forest.  Taken with my digital Leica, as a test exposure for the Hasselblad film camera.

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eugene spiegel
Red leaves.L1030825, with story by harrietsfriend
Red leaves.L1030825, with story
We are into fall's second period, out of three, in Brown County, Indiana, USA.  The deeper colors are making their appearance with this section of red accenting the forest wall.  Taken with my Leica, as a test exposure for the Hasselblad film camera.

Interestingly nearly all my exposures are taken away from the State Park, while nearly everyone visiting chooses that as their destination.  I find the country roads are quiet, without the interruptions of other photographers setting up in front of my tripod.  They assume I know what is going on, so some copy my viewpoints.

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The meeting.img, with story by harrietsfriend
The meeting.img, with story
We need to talk.
                         Meet me in a public place.
Come alone.
                         Make sure no one follows you.

Two alone in a massive stadium, all to themselves.  Passing secrets?  How careful they were to be completely isolated, no one to overhear.

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

As always, this was discovered, not set up.

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eugene spiegel

                      The question that comes to mind... What was I doing there?  
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
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
Operating System: Mac Snow Leopard
Personal Quote: The only constant is change.



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C0MPASSION Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your lovely colors with me:

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Placi1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the fave!
Trippy4U Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Once again my deep thanks, Eugene :ahoy:
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Thank you for the :+fav:
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