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I love the model's look, her stance, and her beautiful toned body. The location is well chosen for the image, with the dark tones in th...

Sunset Underpass by MARX77
by MARX77

How much can you pack into such a small photograph? So many stories going on, and that's just the bus passing overhead. Characters goin...

Watching the skies burn by m-eralp
by m-eralp

typical m-eralp... virtually perfect with dedication to the real, not aided. serene, calm, totally green and a beautiful setting. I esp...

New moon by Aura-Dawn

You have done the impossible. It might take decades to pull off this exposure. Capturing a full Moon and with clouds at night is too ex...


Varmint on her back.L1010225, with story by harrietsfriend
Varmint on her back.L1010225, with story
All sorts of things happen in my shop.  

On this occasion one of my clients brought his pet with him, and Hannah took delight in letting it hang onto her shoulder as she went about the store.  I had two cats living there at the time, but neither one cared to investigate the moment.

As always a camera was nearby to document her portrait with the living accessory that all beautiful women need to complete their outfit.  Fine animal, but it's not something I might carry with me on my daily actiivities.

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eugene spiegel
Sunset on winter seas.img931, with story by harrietsfriend
Sunset on winter seas.img931, with story
I had finished my sports assignment and I found myself on the Florida beach, facing the Gulf of Mexico at sunset.  Taking advantage of location and timing I shot a few exposures as the sun went down.  I scouted the view for possible compositions, selecting this rock outcrop from two angles.

Taken with my Hasselblad 500C with a Zeiss 150mm F4.0 Sonnar, on Kodak 120 VPS negative film, in the late 1980s.

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eugene spiegel

The other angle was posted January 8, 2016 in my gallery.

Gulf of Mexico beach.img930, with story by harrietsfriend 
Tree trimmer.DSCN2518, with story by harrietsfriend
Tree trimmer.DSCN2518, with story
This story is about timing and your place in the universe.

A few years ago, I found a most unusual tree whose trunk was altered and twisted so it was possible to sit on it.  I wanted to return to take this image in the snow.  Problem was, I could not find it again and reluctantly assumed it was cut down.  Years later, in my search last fall for autumn leaves, I found it again, so it wasn't truely gone.

Fast forward to this winter.  We had our second snow and the timing was right to redo the image.  Today, with snow falling, I retraced my steps to photograph the same tree, with the snow effect.  As I pulled into the region, I found a workers warning sign of tree trimming, as they were clearing branches from the wires.  As I pulled into the nearby driveway to unload my camera gear, I discovered my tree had its top just trimmed by the crew.  I expect it had been done within 15 minutes of my arrival, the branches were littered nearby on the ground, and the machine was moving onto another section.  It's denuded shape was horrible altered, at least for this year, but it truth, the snow hadn't fallen in a manner I wanted, so the photo wouldn't have been quite what I had anticipated.

I decided, when you get lemons you make lemonade, so I stayed around to watch the tree trimming.  I had never seen a machine like the one they were using.  It resembled a monster truck with a tractor cab, on off road wheels which could tilt off axis, with a very long boom ( estimated at 100 feet ) which the workman could extend and retract over a long range, enabling him to use the huge circular saw blade on tall trees from the safety of his enclosed compartment.  I worried they might cut the lines, but they never did, at least while I watched.

I put the camera in movie mode to record the action of the boom, along with the sound of the blade, but just to be sure, I took a few photos in still mode.  As I was moving around for alternate angles, his partner on site, reminded me it was dangerous to be within 300 feet of the machine, so I took my last image and retraced my steps back, continuing my journey into town.

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eugene spiegel

This was my lesson in documentary photography.  I rarely go out to take an image, I like to just find them as I go about my business.  See what happens when I altered the pattern.  The universe didn't approve and just might change what you find, even by as little as 15 minutes.

Once I understand movie editing, I will repost the clip.  My original image was posted in my gallery dated September 11, 2012.

Twisted tree, img 458 by harrietsfriend 
Snow covered tree.L1040113, with story by harrietsfriend
Snow covered tree.L1040113, with story
After the big snowfall, but before the cars drove by to ruin the freshly fallen white, I hiked into the park to record the beauty of this large tree, carefully hiding my footprints out of the frame.

Taken in Spring Grove Cemetery within the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, this landmark tree has been living for over a century, and shelters the road with its huge limbs.  I have held this image back, until I had developed enough editing skills to correct a yellow sign which had previously distracted the scene.

I hadn't seen the image recently, until I went back in my files to locate a trip I had taken to Washington in 2006, posted yesterday for Chinese Lunar New Year.

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eugene spiegel
Kung hei fat choi.L1010491, with story by harrietsfriend
Kung hei fat choi.L1010491, with story
As this is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey, I went into my archives for a monkey image.

Since I could not find any image of monkeys, I chose the next closest thing.  They are intelligent, human like and mischievous.  Sometime just for fun, they will even throw poop at you, just like a politician.

This was in Washington D.C. (D.C. stands for da capital).  Memory suggests this was the LIncoln Memorial building, but I was trying to represent Congress and the President.

Have a great Lunar New Year.

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eugene spiegel

If you think I am making fun of the USA, not quite, as I am making fun of all countries who have politicians, and diplomats.
Often I see a great image on dA that misses the mark, barely, because the great image is hidden in the clutter.

I view those, that choose to watch me, and visit their galleries often finding super images with only a handful of favs given to them.  How could that be possible I ask myself and if I can, I offer to finish the image, as I would have done for myself.  Slight changes in contrast, saturation, color balance, highlights, shadows, and cropping can and do wonders making what was always there come to light.

With this in mind, I recently viewed images taken in Key West by a friend.  Actually he captured me and made me go through the vacation snapshots, but along the way, I discovered some fascinating photos he didn't even know where there.  I sent them to me and did what experience had taught me, then sent them back.  These were simple iPhone photos, not even taken with a real camera, but still great within the total image.

If ever I offer to do this for you, take me up on it, it will be well worth it, and free to boot.  I believe in passing on lessons I learned along the way, just as I trust you will do as well.

Today's example, taken by Jeneene, was during Halloween night life.

eugene spiegelHalloween street side, with story by harrietsfriend


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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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janon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the favorite! Appreciate it! 
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Thank you for adding "Pipes" to your favorites.  I hope it okay if I add you to my watch list. Maybe I can learn something! :D (Big Grin) 
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