Links to My Other Photo Websites

My other personal photo websites are linked below. You may click on the album description in bold to access the gallery. When you click the link, the webpage will open in a separate browser tab.

2012 Arizona and Colorado Adventure with Peter and Lief

Family Photos

Focus on Seraphim

The Iron Lady


Is this photo a mere artifact from my recent sojourn in New York, or can it be seen as a social commentary on our times. In this image, the iron lady who welcomes all comers to New York Harbor is at once clear and distinct, and again blurry and vague. Is she facing out in a welcoming gesture, or has she turned her back on those who seek freedom? She appears again and again in this image, either facing front, or having turned her back. The numerous torches are reminiscent of a mob scene. What is this picture about, really?

Homemade Soft Focus Lens

A soft focus lens allows a picture to be in focus, but the lens blurs the subject, some would say for a more pleasing effect. There are specialized soft focus lenses to achieve this effect, and there are home spun methods to achieve the same result. One such method is to rub vaseline on the outer lens element (or a lens filter) and shoot the photo using that lens. Another method is to place one or two layers of clear plastic wrap over the lens and secure it tightly with a rubber band before taking the photograph. I used this latter method to take the photograph on the right. The image on the left is made using the lens without the plastic sandwich bag over the lens.

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The Words Become The World When A Child Reads

Photographic Scavenger Hunt

A group of friends and I went on a photographic scavenger hunt in Alexandria, Virginia, today. Our assignment was to capture images that relate to selected words, including these: interaction, duo, and circular. Below are the photographs I made to encapsulate these words.

Interestingly, this photo captures the interaction of the candle stick with something that is not explicitly shown in the photo, that is the light falling on the candlestick, which we become aware of because of the shadow it casts.

Alexandria has many houses with old, wavy glass, which affects how images are reflected back to the viewer.

The reflection of the trees in this image lends an air of mystery.

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