I'm a retired graphic designer north of Boston, MA, USA.
Since 2006, Flickr has opened up a whole new world in my retirement for something I've always enjoyed--Photography.
Here's my take on "taking pictures".
To me It's all about the image and not so much about what a camera and tons of equipment can do or not do and more what I saw and felt at the time of the shot, then bring that moment or feeling to life. Usually the overall photo is rather flat and with no brilliance to the colors and the light and dark areas have been digitally recorded over or under exposed, so you have to go get the "not like what it was" areas and bring them out and make them right. To me photoshop helps bring, more to life, what the camera didn't see and make it right. But, I try not to oversaturate or oversharpen, but make it look as natural as I can. I'm not a fan of HDR but do like some of the ones that don't go to far.
Ansel Adams must have done a lot of work in the darkroom...
" It is true no one could print my negatives as I did, but they might well get more out of them by electronic means. Image quality is not the product of a machine, but of the person who directs the machine, and there are no limits to imagination and expression." --Ansel Adams
" A photograph is usually looked at, seldom looked into." ~Ansel Adams
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." ~Ansel Adams
"Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn't make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel." -Peter Adams
Thanks for visiting my photostream, I appreciate any comments and suggestions.
Check out my photos for the Boston Harbor Celebration July 4th 2012...
Here's my interesting photos on Flickriver
Photos of photoholic1 (4)
- Aerial Footage 46 photos, 3 members
- The Lonely Leaf Club 98 photos, 22 members
- Changing Leaves 730 photos, 94 members
- One Leaf 8,948 photos, 3,473 members
- Lone Leaf 710 photos, 253 members
- LEAF Festival 416 photos, 42 members
- Beautiful Leaves! 45,198 photos, 4,716 members
- Leaf us alone! 3,862 photos, 462 members
- Leaves! 16,672 photos, 1,750 members
- Massachusetts Photography 13,481 photos, 430 members
- Iceflower 39 photos, 3 members
- YELLOW - Lets celebrate Yellow 5,810 photos, 182 members
- Beautiful Objects 10,365 photos, 615 members
- VW's4Life 52,885 photos, 740 members
- The Best Winter Captures ♥ 8,576 photos, 841 members
- Flickr Best Winter Pictures 19,101 photos, 1,708 members
- ***winter - wonderland*** 46,962 photos, 3,310 members
- ice-age 9,408 photos, 885 members
- Shapes and beauty in ice 1,715 photos, 354 members
- * Best of nature photography 5,387 photos, 280 members
- ICE Artistic Photos 659 photos, 53 members
- Classic & Antique Cars 11,878 photos, 251 members
- Only fireworks 5,420 photos, 1,116 members
- Maine Windjammer Fleet Gallery 2,489 photos, 422 members
- Project Weather 638,749 photos, 94,183 members
- School of Digital Photography 979,050 photos, 19,230 members
- Nature as Abstract Artist 64,838 photos, 5,846 members
- The Photoholic 35,617 photos, 605 members
- Landscapes from Planes 6,421 photos, 831 members
- Flowers are Fabulous 34,563 photos, 2,147 members
- Nautical - Models 1,548 photos, 102 members
- Model Ships and Boats 10,854 photos, 648 members
- Lego Creations 35,290 photos, 1,030 members
- Lego Creations And Vignettes 25,230 photos, 888 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 64,276 photos, 1,533 members
- VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS: A Prayer for Wild Things 96,459 photos, 3,538 members
- Experimental Light 7,284 photos, 664 members
- B&W: # SURFACES # TEXTURES # 5,108 photos, 548 members
- COINS COINS COINS 453 photos, 287 members
- F4U& A-7 Corsairs 2,802 photos, 330 members
- Ice Art 9,814 photos, 1,789 members
- Wildflowers of the world 20,446 photos, 1,124 members
- Invite the Best - Please VOTE 13,584 photos, 545 members
- Essex Shipbuilding Photo Workshop 42 photos, 3 members
- ★★★Shutter Bug - Tips & Tricks★★★ 1,740,669 photos, 28,560 members
- State of the Environment Photography Project 3,071 photos, 961 members
- abstract light 7,160 photos, 410 members
- FLOWERS and/ or CRYSTALS 87,878 photos, 3,447 members
- Go Fly a Kite! 3,147 photos, 778 members
- Hidden Headlights and Distinct Taillights 16,686 photos, 334 members
Ken's Aviation says:
"After focusing intently on mechanical things, its great to drift into photoholic's photo stream and catch his absolutely awesome flower macros and his excellent eye for the quiet compositions. Thanks for keeping me "balanced"!"
September 6th, 2006
*LINNY * says:
"lenny has a great eye for detail, takes wonderfull shots, always has a kind word to say, a great flickr friend, always a pleasure to view his photostream. keep them coming
xx linny xx"
August 15th, 2006
- April 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken