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New Picnic Time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 23, 2016 by johnbuckley100

Wth apologies to Pere Ubu.

New Picnic Time

Into The Wild

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 23, 2016 by johnbuckley100

Washington, D.C. Saturday morning.  Midway through Snowzilla.  Looking down toward the unplowed New Mexico Avenue. Leica Monochrom (top-246), 75mm APO.

Into The Wild

In The Elk Refuge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2015 by johnbuckley100

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Surely fishermen understand the experience of going to a familiar spot and have fish after fish land in the creel.  So it was that night at the Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, when clouds materialized above the Sleeping Indian — the formation formally known as   Sheep Mountain, but so-called for obvious reasons.  The particular trick on this evening was that as the large clouds materialized behind the Sleeping Indian, the sun that illuminated them kept slipping behind clouds to the west.

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The clouds were enormous, and spectacular.  We actually thought we had gotten the pictures we came for when we drove a few miles further up the dirt road.

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Distant Jackson Peak — all the way across the valley from the Tetons — was similarly lit by this magical light.  And then we saw, from a different angle, how the clouds were lining up with the Sleeping Indian’s face and headdress.

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This rendered the Tetons themselves perhaps the fourth most magnificent sight in the valley.

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It was one of those nights.

Color Wins, Sometimes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2015 by johnbuckley100

We had great fun out West principally using the Leica Monochrom (typ-246) to capture images of Jackson Hole in black and white.  Every once in a while, though, a natural experiment takes place where we come across an image we took in color that is virtually the same as what was captured in black and white.  Monochrome has stopping power, timelessness.  Ah, but sometimes color nails it.  You be the judge.

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That’s the way our M-240 caught the sunset underneath the Sleeping Indian, with the 75mm APO-Summicron-Asph. And this is the way our Monochrom caught it with the 50mm APO.

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We thought the black and white image was nice enough to print.  But we now believe color wins here, hands down.  Yes, you do not need a monochrome-only camera to make such experiments, but as readers of Tulip Frenzy know, we like the idea of deliberately going out to take monochrome-only images.  This time, though, we’re glad we brought along the M.

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