Archive for June, 2015

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DSC_5405-2My Garden,Salamina D3200

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. She gives us tips for better Black and White Conversion in Lightroom. Specificaly she writes ” Ever wondered how the professional photographers get those dreamy black and white or sepia toned images? Wonder why yours come out looking dull and flat looking?  I’m going to give you 3 tips to help you do better black and white conversions using Adobe Lightroom, and solve that problem!...”

Read the Article: 3 Tips for Better Black and White Conversion using Lightroom

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I read an article in a blog called Vintage Everyday, about Photos of Life at Woodstock Festival 1969 I think they are great and you should have a look.

Read The Article : Photos of Life at Woodstock Festival 1969

Photos of Life at Woodstock 1969 (37)

 
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For Last some food for thought Should we photograph the homeless? The argument is put by the Casual Photophile.

Read The Article : On Photographing the Homeless – A Dialogue

Kynosoura

Kynosoura (Greek: Κυνόσουρα),

Which means dog’s tail (Greek: κυνός-ουρά), ikynosoura peninsulas a small peninsula located in the east of the island. The area probably took its name because it is long and oblong, like a dog’ s tail.

At the south side of area there are a few houses (population 69). At the north are the remains of an ancient tumulus thought to be the burial site of Greek warriors in the Battle of Salamis.

Nearby is a dockyard, which constructs and fixes ships including oil tankers and containers.

A small Video describing the destruction of the ancient tomb and the throwing of the dead heroes bones to the sea.

The Tomb of the Fighters of Salamina 

The Tomb of the Fighters of Salamina is located on the area of cape Kinosoura. The site overlooks the sea on the area where the famous naval battle of Salamis took place in 480 BC. The circular tomb was built using limestone and gravel from sculptor Achilles Vasilleou in honor of the men who fought and died for Greece. It was one of the most important naval battles of all time that determined the final outcome of the Persian Wars. Themistocles developed a plan to fight the battle on a location favoring the smaller faster Greek ships. The Persian fleet was destroyed and the threat to conquer the Peloponnese faded along with it.

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Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

As you can see in the photos its a beautiful place that has been left neglected for many decades that has destroyed or hidden its incredible history and monuments under rusty ships. A place that is part of the world heritage that should not be forgotten or lost.

You can see more photos in my Flickr Album.

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Frank Machalowski is a German award winning photographic artist and photographer, who lives and work in Berlin. After studying economic studies in Berlin and applying himself to various trades he works today as a freelance photographer and artist. Frank first got into photography as a hobby years ago. At first he was mainly into digital photography, but then he started shifting back to film as he found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be most fascinating. Today he develops and prints his photos on his own. His major areas of interest are the city as well as the country side, two opposite fields but to him they kind of attract.

Some photographs of his series ‘monster’ and ‘multiexpo‘ were shown in Germany, France, USA and Italy at renowned galleries and festivals. He is part of a permanent collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.

Visit his site: http://www.framafo.de/index-me.php

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If you shoot film, you know how difficult it can be to properly organize your photographs once they have been digitized to your computer. Modern digital cameras allow easy organization with built in metadata that provides every bit of information you could ever need; however, digitally scanned photos contain no such data. Promote Systems has introduced the Meta35, a device to easily import and sync your film camera’s metadata.
 
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I now  have a new gear that i hope to be able to acquire in the near future.

Sony’s full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony’s highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily whupping its predecessor, the 36.4-megapixel A7R. It also has the “world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor,” according to Sony, giving it high sensitivity (up to 102,400 ISO) to go along with all those pixels. It gets the 5-axis stabilization system from the A7-II, but unlike that camera, shoots 4K video that’s sampled from the entire 35mm sensor.

Read The Article : Sony A7R II

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Crane Shipyard Kinosoura

Shipyard Crane, Kinosoura,Salamina, D3200

Processed with Lightroom 5

Kinosoura Shipyard

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“Not Old Enough” F75 and Sigma AF 35-70mm, Lucky SHD100