“Out In The Boondocks…..”

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…with Wyeth on a 30 miler.

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“Our Most Excellent Backyard Seen From The Kitchen Door…”

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“Complete….I think….”

I think I may want to tweak a couple of things, but other than that, all the info is there!

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“Missing…”

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Just a short aside. This is the kind of photo I am missing. It is by Peter Lindbergh from the current issue of W – I breath a sigh of relief. Too many times I find the photos in the current glossies without merit and totally over the top. I used to be able to look at photo spreads and pretty much tell who the photographer was. I can’t do that anymore [perhaps it’s just me]. The sense of style and personality that came through in a photographer’s work seems to be no more. Perhaps it was easier with film and without PS – I don’t know & I am not moaning about the disappearance of film – just the disappearance of substance.

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“The Story of The Gates…”

20150325_7730nikwebWell, I don’t know any of the stories, but there surely must be some good ones. This is one of the many ‘country’ gates I pass on my morning bicycle rides. They all look different and interesting…but their stories remain a mystery, open to all sorts of interpretations.

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“Surprise…”

20150303_7637nikweb….for me anyhow - it also works in black & white. Not quite sure why I am always surprised when it does. It was a little easier when I worked with b&w film only, there was no choice. Too many choices tend to confuse me! :)

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“Railroad…”

20150320_7696PanoramanikwebI got off my bicycle to make this photo – it is ‘off the beaten path’ on the mainland. In 1861 the cross Florida railroad from Fernandina went this way, now it is just a disused spur off SR 24. So it’s been 150 years or so since the railroad was built on this same piece of ground, and every now and then a spike from the old, narrow gauge, track pokes through the pavement, and I swear I can see the outline of tracks under the broken asphalt surface of the road. I have mentioned it before, I love the North Florida landscape, and this ‘nothing’ piece of it is why. I doubt anybody passing this way gives the scene a second glance. A few yards down the road some idiots have been dumping trash and the parcel of land on which this site sits has been ‘For Sale’ forever. – So, move along folks, nothing to see here!

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“Still need to proof it…”

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#ClippedOnIssuu from:

The Colors Of Clamming

I need to check on one more name and then I will order my first proof copy from issuu. Once that is done it will be available for purchase. I am not taking any profit so looking at issuu’s pricing it looks like the price will be around $15.97 for a 22.4 x 16.8 cm full color, softcover book. Less for a smaller one or perfect bound magazine. Shipping costs are higher than the cost of the book. You can check on the price by going to the issuu site.

The reason I keep posting these numerous ‘updates’ is to illustrate the process involved in making one of these. Now, not everybody is as slow as I am, but I hope these postings might inspire some of you to publish some of your work in a ‘print on demand’ magazine or book format.

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“J & H On The Porch…”

20141231001nikweb2Forte Polywarm paper negative made with my Yashica TLR. As a guide I used an ISO [according to my ancient light meter] of 20. Obviously my subjects moved, but from the wall behind them one can see that the neg was pretty sharp. It is a beginning!

A million thanks for all the inspiration and help from Django in far away Berlin, who is by far the most innovative and exciting portrait photographer out there!

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“Lower Suwannee Refuge…”

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I actually got off my bicycle to photograph this! :) To me the photo says nothing and everything about the North Florida landscape that I find so fascinating.

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“The Serenity of Fog…”

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“Southern Road…”

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“The Way We Work:…”

20150303_7585webJeanine shucking oysters.

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“The Way We Work:…”

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Oystermen offloading and storing the day’s harvest at Jeanine’s oysterhouse.

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“Weighing In…”

20150303_7626webOystermen bringing in the day’s harvest….

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