Thursday, April 30, 2009
What is PC? It is perspective or proportional control. Before digital, it was either done with a PC Lens that would offset the angle of the lens to film plane or it was done in the lab by offsetting the angle of enlarger. Now it can be done on the computer.
It is commonly used by photographers who shoot for architects to give a more realistic representation of the building.
Windows on the north side of the Ryman are a trow back to stained glass windows of the 1950's.
In contrast, here is the new visitor center in Nashville. It appears they were trying very hard to get away from PC even in their design. "Let's build something that changes shape, creates a new reality, with every change of angle."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
by Paul Farrier
I am in the process of selecting some of my best images for publishing in a book. When I select an image I make changes and adjustments to make unique and more interesting. I offer single, one of a kind, prints through my store at http://www.photosamericana.photoreflect.com/. If you like, please visit my store to view others I have selected to be published.
When the book is published, anyone who has purchased a print will be listed in the book as the owner along side the image in the book along with the description.
Here are some that I just added to the collection.
Inspired by some incredible artistic work by John Agnew, I took advantage of a nature walk through a Cypress Swamp that is conveniently located along the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. I also photographed some wildlife while there. You can see those photos from earlier postings to this blog.
This is a panoramic image created by stitching 4 photos together. I would suggest that this be printed to 24 - 30 inches long to get the full effect and still maintain excellent quality.
More cypress knees. I boosted the color and the sharpness of this photo, and did a couple of things with the certain colors to attract the eye.
Also, while in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi, I had just a little time to create some images. Although this building is not typical, it does represent a richness in the culture through some of its architecture. Although the colors in this image were also very attractive - producing a black & white print makes it more dramatic and suitable for framing and hanging on any wall.
I'll be returning to Vicksburg soon and hope to take in more of the sites while conducting business in nearby Jackson, Mississippi.
Paul Farrier © 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I got a chance to capture a few images while in Vicksburg - but a local got my attention. He wanted to tell me the history of his life in Vicksburg. He said, 'Hey buddy, have you got a dime? Do you have a dime for a cup of coffee?"
"I don't havd a dime, but I've got some time to hear your story."
From Jelico to La Follette
The photo above is a panorama - 4 photos stitched together.
I first traveled this highway in a Olds Cutless in the Spring of 1968 on a trip to Ft. Lauderdale from our home in Dayton. This is the road many took because the highway that now runs the ridge 600 feet above was not yet open for traffic.