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On Tree Stumps and Flowers – Easter Island Style

Jul 1, 2020

There are two subject matters that never fail to distract me from whatever project I'm supposed to be working on – tree stumps and flowers, in b&w of course. Sometimes Nan has to find ways to try and drag me back to the challenge at hand. The image above though is a tree stump Rapanui style, converted into a fantastic yard carving.

The flower below could have been shot almost anywhere. But I've always enjoyed working up b&w images of flowers – a quintessential color domain. It's not very "Islandy" but I had a good time with it. And this was taken with the iPhone, the original exposed in b&w tiff format! Tiff exposures on the phone are maybe 50X better to work with than jpg – RAW being 10X better than that.

OK, might as well add another b&w flower image – again with the iPhone. Then next posting I’ll get back to NOT flowers and/or tree stumps……


The Evolving Priject

The Easter Island project lasted from 2006 through 2016, at least I thought that it did. But the evolution of the project turned out to be as much in my head as in original execution. This review of the exposure has the resultant folio, originally scenics with a couple of candid portraits, becoming one consisting of scenics, portraits, street photography, performance photography, some along journalistic lines, and even some more personal stuff. This review is turning into a journey of discovery.  Page 9 of Easter Island Folio.

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