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Just a part-time photo grabber... years ago I was more serious about photography and lugged a Nikon SLR and huge camera bag and tripod everywhere.... now, all I have is a point and shoot Canon....which I hope will capture some great shots.... Renewing my passion for the art....
I appreciate all the comments and faves... hopefully my creativity is entertaining. I don't just see the world in these images... I try to enhance it. I find it hard to just display reference shots of places and things... to find the essence of a subject is much more rewarding for me...
2011 update... yes, I still have my point and shoots... the old sx100is has been replaced with a sx130is for my carry everywhere camera. I also use a Cannon powershot SX10IS which has a 20x zoom. I feel like the portability of the 130 makes up for the lack of quality... as these new P/S cameras are really getting good. I'm sure national geographic won't be calling.... there is no substitution for great gear. In fact last year I was published (4 images) in "Living Sanibel", by Charles Sobczak... A nature guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. www.amazon.com/Living-Sanibel-Nature-Captiva-Islands/dp/0... they were all taken with a P&S.
I met with Charles in Sanibel sometime after the book had been published... and he told me he loved my nature work, but didn't like my photoshop tinkering... a point well taken... as I have been told that several times before from different folks. However, I guess I get bored taking "straight" shots... I really enjoy the unique "spirit" of nature... which then becomes my interpretation of how I see nature. It's not for the purist... its just who I am.
I also write music which can be heard
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A great Photographer, Great artist and a very good friend here in flickr... His organically attractive nature shots amaze me. he never stop learning and keep learning all the time... keep it up my friend
My type of beastie photographer - and stands out from the crowd by a country mile does Al-ien. Is photography an art or a science? With the advent of digital photography, more and more see it as a science, but that would be a terrible mistake. Al-ien quite obviously views his photography as ART - and all the better … Read more
My type of beastie photographer - and stands out from the crowd by a country mile does Al-ien. Is photography an art or a science? With the advent of digital photography, more and more see it as a science, but that would be a terrible mistake. Al-ien quite obviously views his photography as ART - and all the better for it. Each image has clearly had a lot of thought behind it, and no little skill and flair applied - making a trip through Al-ien's photostream a pleasure, a REAL pleasure - a trip through a really interesting art gallery. A real addition to flickr, and like I've said before - very different from the massed ranks here...Read less
Al-ien's got a passion for being counterculture in everything he approaches. A very creative person in the creative field. Watch out world, here come an alien in a business suit.