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The weaver  In a small ethnic Miao village I was invited into a home and taken down the stairs into a dark smoky basement room where a woman was weaving by the light coming through a dirty window.  Biasha Miao ethnic village, Guizhou Province, China  Photographing people indoors in China was a challenge because often there was no light but that which came from a small window.  I didn't want to use flash light since it can give an artificial look to the photos, so started experimenting with 'Rembrandt' style lighting using ambient light from the natural sources. This resulted in a more dramatic lighting than could be achieved using on-camera flash.  Other photos where I experiment with lighting can be seen here: http://goo.gl/Z8W6nW  31/01/15 www.allenfotowild.com
01-31-2015 - Sculpture in Palisade, CO.     -     Rusty's Dream by Lyle Nichols       I thought this was hilarious so I grabbed a shot so you all could have a laugh at my fun shot too…        Link to Photo  Without Frame
Striking a pose...digging for some more color...and I found it! This was taken on a trip to the Tyler Zoo this past summer for my grandsons first birthday!
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1/31/15 - Grass seedheads weighed down by successive waves of hoarfrost, snow, and ice crystals  Thanks for your comments on my shot of the night snowfall.  Sounds like a lot of us are willing to try a still life challenge.  I didn't really mean to imply that we should try to create an "Old Master" still life.  I think anything really would qualify so long as it is some kind of setup.  Why don't we begin it a week from Sunday and do it for four weeks.  Keep it as siimple or complicated as you like.  Hopefully, a lot of us will participate.
In a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, a single boulder in the distance marks the impact site of Flight 93, where 33 passengers and 7 crew were killed on September 11, 2001.    Check back to view an upcoming gallery of this memorial site that honors the brave and selfless actions of the passengers and crew that defeated terrorist plans just 18 minutes before the plane would have reached it target of attack in the nation's capital.
Northern Shrike - with a snack. Taken near Olympia, Wa.    I appreciate the comments!
Unique formation of these mountains made for a wonderful aerial photography opportunity over the northern Canadian Rockies. #55121322  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
In the remote hills of Mazandaran Province of Iran, south of the town of Sari, lush forests look over rice fields in a country know more for its deserts than such green vistas. #63091362  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
The weaver

In a small ethnic Miao village I was invited into a home and taken down the stairs into a dark smoky basement room where a woman was weaving by the light coming through a dirty window. Biasha Miao ethnic village, Guizhou Province, China

Photographing people indoors in China was a challenge because often there was no light but that which came from a small window. I didn't want to use flash light since it can give an artificial look to the photos, so started experimenting with 'Rembrandt' style lighting using ambient light from the natural sources. This resulted in a more dramatic lighting than could be achieved using on-camera flash.

Other photos where I experiment with lighting can be seen here: http://goo.gl/Z8W6nW

31/01/15 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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The weaver  In a small ethnic Miao village I was invited into a home and taken down the stairs into a dark smoky basement room where a woman was weaving by the light coming through a dirty window.  Biasha Miao ethnic village, Guizhou Province, China  Photographing people indoors in China was a challenge because often there was no light but that which came from a small window.  I didn't want to use flash light since it can give an artificial look to the photos, so started experimenting with 'Rembrandt' style lighting using ambient light from the natural sources. This resulted in a more dramatic lighting than could be achieved using on-camera flash.  Other photos where I experiment with lighting can be seen here: http://goo.gl/Z8W6nW  31/01/15 www.allenfotowild.com
The weaver

In a small ethnic Miao village I was invited into a home and taken down the stairs into a dark smoky basement room where a woman was weaving by the light coming through a dirty window. Biasha Miao ethnic village, Guizhou Province, China

Photographing people indoors in China was a challenge because often there was no light but that which came from a small window. I didn't want to use flash light since it can give an artificial look to the photos, so started experimenting with 'Rembrandt' style lighting using ambient light from the natural sources. This resulted in a more dramatic lighting than could be achieved using on-camera flash.

Other photos where I experiment with lighting can be seen here: http://goo.gl/Z8W6nW

31/01/15 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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