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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yellowstone Park [Sky Watch Friday]


This image was generated in the summer of 1979, when the Hattman family was driving cross-country. Yellowstone Park, which is a truly wondrous place -- it has something worth photographing in every direction. The original image was on a 2x2 slide, which I scanned, and the digital version is what you see. To be honest, it needs some editing [to remove some of the Schmutz in the sky, and to reduce the slight blue caste], but I thought I’d post it anyway. The colors in the pool are are due to algal or bacterial [or both] growth. These organisms are thermophiles and acidophiles; i.e. they can grow at very high temperatures and high acidity [probably relatives of the earliest living critters on earth]. Sorry to be so pedantic ----


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