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Monochrome Madness: NIGHT FERRY

 

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As Scene in Friday Harbor

 

Each week Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY has a photo contest called Monochrome Madness.  This month’s theme is something like ‘Where You Are’.  This is our mode of transportation to and from where I am.  Check out her blog and see other Monochrome Masterpieces.  If you like to take photos, send Leanne one of yours.  (this actually is my entry in next week’s contest, we’ll see which photo she chooses)

Here are the photos in their original state…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: TEMPLE IN THE CITY

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My friend E. A. Wickland writing at Momus News posted some beautiful photos as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

The challenge this week… Buildings and Trees.  I remembered this photo I took on Oahu when I helped my son-in-law Declan with a building project four years ago in Kailua.  This is what I wrote at the time when I originally posted the photo.

“Driving into Honolulu on the Pali Highway, we would see the top of this building peeking out of the trees…stopped  twice to take photos,  finally knew we had to find it, and see what it was.  Located in Nu’uanu Memorial Gardens, a Japanese cemetery, the pagoda was constructed in 1966… an exact replica of the Sanju Pagoda in Nara, Japan, built in the late 1500’s.  It is currently undergoing restoration, and was a beautiful sight on a rainy Hawaiian morning.”

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SANJU PAGODA

Next to the Pagoda was the cemetery… perhaps this photo would qualify in a way… kind of little buildings, I guess.

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If you want to share your photos… See Cee.

http://ceenphotography.com/

 

 

HORRU… Thru a Pinhole!

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I recently received this photograph in the mail.  Jesús Joglar, who specializes in pinhole photography sent it to me from Barcelona, Spain.  I was involved in a postcard exchange and was delighted when this month’s postcardpal sent me such an interesting print.  I was going to post the photo on my photoblog, but thought it really should be on TedBook for all to see.  Here is the information Jesús furnished describing the photo.

Enclosed please find a contact copy of my pinhole photograph entitled ‘horru’, the name of the raised granary, a typical way of keeping the food (corn grain, pork cured meat, etc.) in Asturias, a region in the North coast of Spain where I come from.

I made it with a Zero Image 45 pinhole camera with a pinhole ø of 0.28 mm, a focal length of 50 mm, what gives an f/176 and <116˚ using 4×5 black&white Fomapan 200 [ISO 200] film with an exposition time of 10 sec.  I developed in homebrewed Ilford ID-11 stock at 20˚  C for 6 min [12 sec 0 / 1 min] and made the contact copy in Ilford Multigrade IV RD De LUXE Pearl.

I hope you like it!  With warm regards… Jesús Joglar

 

Well, I not only like it… I love it and am going to frame it and hang it on my wall with other works of art.  I have no idea what Jesús said in his second paragraph, but I imagine my photographer pals Joan Benney and Jaime Powell Shepard will be all over it.  The only pinhole photographer I know is Fiona Small here in Friday Harbor… a talented artist and actress, and one of my favorite people to photograph at the County Fair.

To see a bit of Spain and learn more about Jesús Joglar’s Pinhole Photography… LIGHT THROUGH A HOLE

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: SELFIE

Weekly Photo Challenge: SELFIE

To join in, here is the prompt for the week:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

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I just noticed… this is my 200th Post on WordPress…

I also have a PhotoBlog…  TedBook’s DAILY PICS  Although it has not been to ‘daily’ of late… I hope to get back on a daily basis soon…

ON TOP OF MT. YOUNG… A view of the San Juan’s

ON TOP OF MT. YOUNG... A view of the San Juan's Guest Photographers Isabel Place and Stephen Place… When Isabel’s Uncle Stephen visited from Ireland, she took him to the top of Mt. Young to see a spectacular view of our islands.

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I posted this on my photoblog… TedBook’s Daily Pics… and I thought readers here might like to see a view from my Island… a view I have yet to see, since it involves vertical hiking…

IMPORTANT THINGS…

I have a lot of things to do today, some really Important Things. I got up early to do them. Here’s how it went…

Got up early. Made coffee. It was cold, so I decided to fire up the wood stove for the first time in five months. My wood stove was being used to display artworks during the ‘wood stove off-season’, so that meant I had to find space on my wall for my newest acquisition, an encaustic mixed media work by talented young artist Fiona Small, entitled ‘Rose Window’.

So, moving artwork ensued. I decided to move a photograph of my grandparents and mother, taken in the Redwood Forest during a camping trip… I would say in 1927… to my Family Wall.

My Family Wall is kind a family tree… a place to put a lot of family photos I treasure. A few of parents and sisters, but mostly daughters and grandkids. The only one without a person in it, is of the Golden Gate Bridge… I like the GGB… it was taken by my granddaughter Isabel, while in her ‘I want to be a photographer’ phase… it is very good and makes me think of her, and that’s why it’s on the Family Wall.

Actually, this isn’t the photo on the wall… I just like it and thought I’d throw it in… I think I’ll put it on the wall.

There’s 1st Lieutenant Theodore Strutz, my dad not me. My favorite photo of my mother Edna, taken in the 40’s, with a photo of my daughter, the actress, in the play ‘Talley’s Folly’, with her hair in the same style as my mom, hanging above. Another one of the actress, taken in Chicago in the 80’s, when Krista took me to Graceland Cemetery…https://tedstrutz.com/2012/05/28/the-crusader-and-the-acting-student… it’s one of my faves, because it reminds me of some fun times we shared in that great city.

Another from Chicago, is when Ashley and I attended a wedding at Harry Carey’s Restaurant… she made me very proud to have her on my arm that night… and one 10 years before, with her sitting on my lap in our jewelry store.

Of course this required a lot of shifting around of photos on the Family Wall. And that required a lot of dusting and cleaning of the frames, which in turn brought out a lot of memories. This is why I like the Family Wall… the memories. Each photo tells a story, like the cast photo of The Man Who Came To Dinner… taken around ’72.  Ann, the original family actress, was in the play, and I came in at the last minute to replace an actor who had quit the day before the show opened. Ann is right of center with the pearls. I made some important friendships in that play. Let’s play ‘Where’s Waldo’… can you find me?

I didn’t plan the Family Wall, I have lots of family photos elsewhere… even on the fridge… it just happened. There’s me with one of my favorite women at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It should probably be on my Madame X Wall… yes, I have one.    

So, after the moving, dusting and remembering, I decided to share my Family Wall. I haven’t taken the time to write in TedBook for some time… people have been talking. “Too many Important Things to do”, I’d say.

Well, it’s now 1:30, and the Important Things still haven’t been done today… Or have they?

For TedBook’s faithful readers, an invite to follow the photographic staff’s daily rounds on his new blog… TedBooks Daily Pics…

TedBook's DAILY PICS...

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