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San Simeon, California

This photograph was taken in San Simeon, CA and was shot with a Hasselblad on Kodak Tri-X.
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San Gabriel Mountains

Tree and Ferns – San Gabriel Mountains, CA, 1999
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This was shot with a Minolta X-370 35mm camera.
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Africa Color Instagram Landscape

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Serengeti is a grand space with an even larger sky. When filled with beautiful clouds and shining light, the landscape is transformed into a magical place. My memories and photos are real, but I often feel as if the trip was a dream.
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Africa Black and White Instagram Landscape

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

While on safari in Africa and shooting wildlife, you’re primarily restricted to a vehicle. As a result, there is a lot of driving around looking for animals as well as sitting and waiting for them to do something interesting. But even so, there are many other fantastic photographic opportunities all around you. On this particular day while sitting and waiting, I scanned my horizon and just so happened to see an Acacia tree perfectly aligned with a distant hill. The symmetry grabbed my attention, but the drizzling sky and the negative space created what I feel is a very harmonious image.
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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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Color Film Instagram Landscape Large Format

Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Zone VI 8×10 view camera on Fuji Velvia 50. .
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Black and White Instagram Landscape

Paso Robles, California

I’ve been following @tedforbes for quite some time as well as his YouTube channel, The Art of Photography. He is a wealth of knowledge and he has introduced me to many great photographers. One of the best, Fan Ho, was someone I wasn’t all that knowledgeable with, even though I was first introduced to him in film school many years ago. So when I watched Ted’s video discussing his work, I immediately recognized several images. These, along with many other fantastic photos, reinvigorated and inspired me to see the world from yet another view.
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Having recently seen Ted’s video about Fan Ho, his images were fresh on my mind while my wife and I were vacationing in Paso Robles, California. One day, we were driving through wine country and as I scanned my surroundings as I always do, this image of a leafless tree on a distant hill was perfectly framed through a window of branches. Yes! Fan Ho, and Ted Forbes, inspired me to take this shot, and I almost got in a car accident while I abruptly pulled to the side of the road and grabbed my camera.
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