SOMEONE I WANT TO MEET, AND WHY

 SOMEONE I WANT TO MEET …… AND WHY

SOMEONE I WANT TO MEET:
AND WHY:
 
In the world of photography, there are a few really famous people, aren’t there?  Those of you who have studied photography, and the history of photography know Ansel Adams. 
 
An incredible photographer who, back in the days of film photography, developed the famous “zone system”.  And he was so famous for how he could create the perfect black and white photos using his “zone system” of getting the exposure perfect in every photo.
As you look at some of his photos, you are certainly mesmerized by the accuracy of his exposure in all his photos.  I can only imagine the time it took for him to take every photo, just because it was so involved:
No computer work done in any of his photos.  Everything was as naturally done in the camera as you can get it.  But, he passed away at the age of 82 in 1984.  So, I could never meet him now. 
 
So, who is the famous photographer that I would like to meet today?  Let me introduce you to him:
 
I may have mentioned that I have been in the photographic industry for some time.  Years, working in a retail store, and seeing books published and seen names and faces in the magazines. And the name that has been shown more than anyone I can think of is:
ART WOLFE
This is the photographer I would love to spend time with today.  Let me introduce you to him if you haven’t heard of him:
 

Art Wolfe (born 1951) is an American photographer and conservationist, best known for color images of wildlife, landscapes and native cultures.[2] His photographs document scenes from every continent and hundreds of locations, and have been noted by environmental advocacy groups for their “stunning” visual impact.[3]
Wolfe’s career has been described as “multi-faceted”, involving wildlife advocacy, art, journalism, and education. According to William Conway, former president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Wolfe is a “prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world.”[4] In the last 30 years, the public has viewed Wolfe’s work in more than sixty published books, including Vanishing Act, The High Himalaya, Water: Worlds between Heaven & Earth, Tribes, Rainforests of the World, and The Art of Photographing Nature.[4]  **
**   This comes from Wikipedia
 
I don’t know of any photographer to date that has had their own documentary show on PBS or any program that has gone longer than originally contracted.  Here is the information on that:
The public television series, Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe,[8] is a documentary project that explores environmental themes of visual interest. Art Wolfe’s perspectives on nature, cultural diversity, geography and digital photography are the focus of each episode, as he travels to new global regions.[9] The series is hosted by Art Wolfe and supported by a professional film team (Karel Bauer, Field Director/Director of Photography; Sean White, Director of Photography; John Greengo, Field Production; and Gavriel Jecan, Field Production).[10]
The program began with the making of 13 episodes released in 2007.[11] By 2009, 26 episodes were filmed in nearly as many locations, including Patagonia, Madagascar, Alaska, New Zealand, and India.[12] Some of the specific subjects addressed include glaciers of Alaska, and sacred tattoos created by Maori artists.[13] The program is produced by OPB, distributed by American Public Television and aired on Create.
In 2015, Wolfe appeared in the Australian television series Tales by Light.[14]***

***Also from Wikipedia

Now, I admit, I would like to post some photos taken by Art Wolfe. More than anything, I would like to spend a week with Mr. Wolfe, on an expedition somewhere to see and learn how this master photographer takes photos.  Of course, it may take some doing to get permission to post some of his photos here on my blog.  But, do remember that many of his books are available on Amazon.com. 

I, am an affiliate marketer of Amazon.com, and so, maybe the one thing I can do is to offer all of my readers here, an opportunity to buy his books, and see what I mean.  Perhaps you too, will fall in love with this great photographer.


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Article written by:  Lanny Cottrell

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PHOTO SPECIAL OF IRELAND ; HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

PICTORIAL OF IRELAND !!!!

 

 
When you think of St. Patrick’s day, do we realize that this day comes from a very beautiful country.  When St. Patrick’s day comes around, I like to find the best pictures I can of Ireland and share them with all of you.  Then, maybe when you celebrate this day, you will wish you were really there.  Here are some of the best photos of this beautiful country:  IRELAND:
 

IRELAND:  A WILD AND RUGGED JOURNEY.
 

CENTURIES OF ANCIENT STORIES.
 

Here is what you need to know about Ireland:

The island is about 300 miles long and 170 miles wide, and covers approximately 32,600 square miles.

Ireland has 32 counties. There are 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland is a parliamentary democracy with a president as head of state. Northern Ireland has its own regional government, but is part of the United Kingdom.

There are about 6 million people living on the island – 4.3 million people live in the Republic of Ireland and 1.7 million in Northern Ireland. One third of the population is under the age of 29.

This is just one of the many beautiful flowers you will find in Ireland.  This one is the Carousel plant.

Of course, we need to remember that Ireland is an Island, so much of the animal life can be seen in the ocean.

Little egret, digiscoped in Rosscarbery last weekend — showing off its yellow feet..

And now the scenery of Ireland:

The Cliffs of Moher

The Rock of Cashel. Photo courtesy of Qualitygroup.it

Ireland’s dark hedges, is the most mystifying road.  Photo compliments of Huffington Post.

Western Ireland.  compliments of Travel & Leisure

Giants causeway.  Courtesy of Plus.google.com

Mahon Falls Waterford, Compliments of Globetransformer.org.

So, that is my little photo tour of Ireland.  Just a trip to Ireland, so that when you think of St. Patrick’s day, perhaps you will be reminded of the beauty of the country instead of all the silly things that have come of the holiday.  If you want my opinion, I think Ireland now ranks as one of the places to go for wonderful photographic expeditions.  Is this a place that is untapped in the world for even greater photo opportunities?  Could be.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PHOTOS WERE COMPLIMENTS OF IRELAND.COM.  A SINCERE THANK YOU TO IRELAND.COM, PINTEREST AND OTHER NOTED PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THE USE OF THEIR PHOTOS.

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