Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Setting sun, Elkhorn mountains oregon.


Setting sun, Elkhorn mountains oregon.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

"Truth is a pathless land . Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation, and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in himself images as a sense of security - religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these dominates man's thinking, relationships and his daily life. These are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man in every relationship." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waikato River, New Zealand, Aotearoa.


Waikato River, New Zealand, Aotearoa.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I foolishly didn't use a nd grad on the one, so the sky is almost blown out, but not quite according to the histogram.

Huka Falls mark the spot where the longest river in NZ, the Waikato is slammed with full force into a narrow chasm, which makes a dramatic 10m drop into a surging pool. The sound of the water from these falls is so powerful! the waikato drains into Lake Taupo, With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea).
Lake Taupo has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river), while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga Taupo River. It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown trout and rainbow trout.

~dr

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The inner world of an African Violet.


The inner world of an African Violet.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I shot this with a Zeiss 135mm lens extended 70mm from camera body with mirror locked up. I used natural light with a single soft-white fill reflector. I played around with different depths of field, all the way from f1.7 to f22 and settled on f8. The flower measures one inch across. The inner part of the flower including the stamen looks like candy to me!

~dr

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Old friends, Jordan Valley, Oregon


Old friends, Jordan Valley, Oregon
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

He leans toward her, she leans over him in comfort. Together they have struggled together and have weathered many storms, yet they stand together in solidarity.

~dr

Friday, June 10, 2011

Storm over Fort Rock, Oregon.


Storm over Fort Rock, Oregon.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I shot this black and white last week on a road trip in eastern Oregon. It was super windy and cold. Much of SE Oregon had flood issues.

~dr

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Light, and its secrets.


Light, and its secrets.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Nehalem river and sunstar, near the Oregon coast.

Light, what is it? As photographers it is in our interest to know it. But do we? Without light we have nothing, and light literally is EVERYTHING. It is all that there is. The speed of light is assumed to travel at 186, 400 miles per second. However light only seems to travel, it is but an illusion of wave motion. Waves of light do not travel. They reproduce each other from wave field to wave field of space. The planes of zero curvature which bound all wave fields act as mirrors to reflect light from one field to another. This process makes an appearance of light as traveling, which is illusion.

The sunlight we feel upon our being is not light from the Sun. The light and heat which appear to come from the sun have never left the Sun. What really is happening is that the Sun is reproducing its own condition on earth by extending the reproductions out through space (which is intensely cold while in space) into ever enlarging wave fields until those reproductions begin to converge again toward our center of gravity into smaller wave fields. The light we see and the heat we feel are reliant wholly upon the ability of the wave fields to reproduce the heat and light, and that capability is conditioned upon the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.

In the future I will share more knowledge as to WHY light IS everything, well almost everything; it's source is more important.

All for now.

~dr