Photography and Language, 2

Communication Model

In part 1  of this series, I covered the general idea of language and drew some preliminary parallels between learning a language and learning to see photographically. In this second part I will address the essential idea of a language and how we … [Read more...]

Photography and Language, 1

Language of Photography

English is my second language. In the beginning, long, long time ago, every student had to choose a foreign language to study as part of the high school curriculum and I chose, or was told to choose, English. The standard books in all the schools … [Read more...]

Dinner and Ice Cream

Enjoying a hug from Mamina

Yesterday we went to Efendi's restaurant for dinner. He opened a new place a couple of years after closing the one he operated for quite some time. This one is on Atwells Avenue in Cranston and is a smaller place than the previous one. The flair of … [Read more...]

Haze – Dehaze 2

Haze Be Gone!

In the previous installment of this two-part post I explained how you may attempt to reduce or remove the haze in your photograph using a simple Photoshop tool, Layer Blend Modes. In this second part I will show a more flexible, albeit slightly more … [Read more...]

Haze – Dehaze 1

Remove Haze Comparison

Since Adobe Lightroom 6 CC introduced the "Dehaze" slider, there is a new dehaze-craze. The slider has gained the status of Merlin's wand to cure many ailments. Like all the other adjustment tools, "it is a tool" and not a particularly new one. A … [Read more...]

Flowers of Summer

Lotus Leaf

Flowers are perennial photographic subjects, I started the season a couple of weeks ago when Jim and I decided to visit the fields of lotus. While waiting for him to pick me up I started with our front yard. Stalks of Liatris had turned purple … [Read more...]