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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 1/10
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My wife and I got married a little over eight years ago, and as part of our wedding decor, we photographed a series of images together, which I’ll explain more of as the sequence progresses. For now, this image was photographed in our backyard of a beautiful tangelo tree that provides a bountiful harvest of extremely sweet fruit.
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Africa Behind The Scenes Color Film Instagram Landscape Large Format

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Behind the scenes with some technical details of my last image of the Acacia Tree in the Serengeti that was shot with a large format 4×5 camera.
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The original JPG that I posted yesterday is unable to show two hot air balloons just above the horizon and below the tree on the left. With this image, I cropped the original scan at a 100%, pixel-for-pixel crop of the area and overlaid it on top of the resized JPG. Only one balloon is visible in this crop, but you can clearly see how much detail the high resolution drum scan provides. The image was shot on Fuji Provia, processed by a local lab, wet mounted on a cylindrical drum, and scanned with my Howtek 4500 drum scanner at 4000dpi. This results in a RAW scan that is 1.7GB and 19647×15512 pixels at 16bit. Without resizing the image, I can print at 360 pixels/inch at roughly 43″x54″. This is at the native resolution without resizing!. Thus, the image quality is retained at any print size that I want.
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Africa Color Film Instagram Landscape Large Format

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Large format 4×5 in Africa? You betcha!
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It was ten years ago this year that I had the opportunity and pleasure to go on safari with Andy Biggs, @theglobalphotographer. Although a bit unorthodox, I brought my 4×5 camera, yet I was realistic about how much use I’d get out of it while primarily shooting wildlife from vehicles. So I told myself that all I wanted was one stellar image to take home with me and then it’d be worth the extra 20 pounds of gear. With this image of an Acacia tree in the Serengeti, which was taken on the very last day of the trip, I feel I met my goal and couldn’t be happier.
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This image was shot with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at sunrise of dead trees in the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Fuji Velvia 50.
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Malibu Beach – Malibu, CA

Long exposure of the Malibu Pier. Shot with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Fuji Pro 160ns.
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Black and White Film Instagram Landscape Large Format Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Near Cima Dome in the Mojave National Preserve. Photographed with a Toyo 4×5 film camera.
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Abstract Black and White Film Instagram Landscape Large Format Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Twigs and reflections create this abstract in a small pool of water in the Mojave National Preserve.
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