Finished

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Finished © Steven Willard

My last post on Monochromia, at least for now. My thanks to Joe for all his hard work, and to all others for your interest.

Olympus Pen F with Leica DG 15mm f1.7 processed in Snapseed.

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Lonely ?

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Lonely?© Steven Willard

I find a certain poignancy in images like this. Perhaps it’s because I have a tendency to grant trees human feelings-and why shouldn’t I ?  Recent research has revealed that trees do communicate*, and what is communication but a sharing of knowledge? And if trees can know things it’s not much of a stretch that they can feel things, too.

So, is it wrong for me to believe that his lone tree might actually be lonely?

*Please watch Suzanne Simard on TED Talks, August, 2016.

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Naked Tree

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Naked Tree © Steven Willard

I wonder if trees dream, and if they do, I wonder if they ever dream of being caught outside in broad daylight naked? Have you ever had that dream? Scary, right?

Pentax K5IIs with kit zoom.

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Here’s Looking at Yew

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Here’s Looking at Yew © Steven Willard

I’m a sucker for farm animals. Especially the friendly, curious ones like this who had learned that people would offer an apple core or a scratch on the head. HOw could they not?

Panasonic Lumix G3 with the little Panasonic 17mm f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Ezra Stoller It’s Not

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Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 1972 © Steven Willard

Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 1972 © Steven Willard

I loved (love) Ezra Stolller’s architectural photographs, but on my first trip to New York City I had no illusions about the likelihood of coming anywhere close to his images of this famous Frank Lloyd Wright structure. All I had with me was the Pentax Spotmatic I had bought at the PX while I was in the Army, a cheap Soligar 28mm lens and a couple of rolls of Tri-X. How was I going to get anything with that combination on a bright contasty day with people milling around in the foreground? But as I walked, just like in the movies, I heard the voice of Robert Capa, “If your pictures aren’t good enough you aren’t close enough”. So, with the camera to my eye, I walked closer and closer, reframing every few steps until I had zeroed in on the “fold” of the façade where the “M”s come together. If you know the building those letters, and the sweeping arches above are enough.

It’s no Ezra Stoller, but I still like it.

Scanned from a gelatin print and reworked in Photoshop to more nearly match the original.

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Meat Market by Moonlight

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Meat Market by Moonlight, Steven Willard

Meat Market by Moonlight, Steven Willard

The hills of northwest Connecticut were blanketed in a fresh snow. The winds had stilled, the clouds had lifted, and a full moon lit the countryside.

Pentax K10D with kit zoom.