Birds In The Fog

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JohnDSmith

Joined May 2010

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DEDICATED TO all the people out there that know you do not have to take a image straight out of the camera and post it as done.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”,……Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, not only was a great photographer, he was a master of the darkroom. In the time of film, the darkroom was Photoshop.

“But I thought he was a great photographer.” He was. The ability to look at a scene and know that it will make a great photograph is the essence of the talent of a great photographer, whether it be Ansel Adams, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon, Julia Margaret Cameron, Francesca Woodman, Man Ray, or Jerry Uelsmann, just to name a few.

Ansel Adams was perhaps the first well-known photographer to heavily manipulate his images. Have you ever seen a straight print of Ansel’s Moonrise Over Hernandez? You might be shocked when you do. Adams’ now famous statement “the negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance“ could very well be considered the mantra for most modern photographers. I will go so far as to suggest that a straight print – one with no manipulations whatsoever – often isn’t worth a second look (there are exceptions, of course). In order to coax light from the film and convey in a print what most photographers saw and felt at the time of exposure, varying degrees of manipulation are often needed to convey the expression of the artist and the mood of the scene.

I often wonder what photographers like Ansel Adams would think about our darkroom of today.,…I think they would be totally Amazed.

ANSEL ADAMS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP

The image I started with

After

I think it looks ghostly.
The Life of a Pelican.
Birds from Paradise living in paradise.
Kind of looks like Birds of a Feather flock together

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