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Typhoon SSBN

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Posted [sticky post] on 2017.09.05 at 21:53
Current Location: 67114
Thirteen years on Livejournal, 12 of them on a Permanent Account, and I've reluctantly mirrored to Dreamwidth because, politics.

May you rot in hell you miserable sons of bitches.

Janeway (Alt)

Total Knee Replacement (Right Knee)

Posted on 2018.06.05 at 12:37
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Eric Howton Hutch TKR 2018

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Chromatronix KIEV SIX Medium Format

Posted on 2018.05.02 at 16:33
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Picked up this Soviet Hasselblad knockoff as a camera prop for a photoshoot!

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Karajan

All That Jazz

Posted on 2018.04.24 at 08:18
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Sometimes - not often - but sometimes you really are in the right place at the right time. I will wildly skew my Photoshop sliders on occasion from one extreme to the other watching the light play across the image for some small compensation of my skill, or the environment in which I am shooting, or for a complete rework of a shot I may have taken. But only infrequently do I open a RAW file in which requires almost nothing whatsoever with post-processing light manipulation; This is that shot - very nearly straight out of the camera (I did sharpen her eyes). An impromptu after-shoot in which everything just fell into place.



ehowton

The First Photograph I Ever Took (1976)

Posted on 2018.04.24 at 08:15
Current Location: 75110


Corsicana, TX; Kodak Instamatic 126


Parks!

Almost Summer

Posted on 2018.04.24 at 08:12
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tera, MMORPG

C A P P R I C A

Posted on 2018.04.03 at 14:46
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sheen

Welcome to the Jungle

Posted on 2018.03.26 at 09:06
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Dreamed USDA was deploying me to Vietnam for a military operation. They were sending a group of us, actually, and I was dismayed I would have to slice off my rainbow pink ponytail. I volunteered to go - after all, I'd been deployed to other areas on the globe, but in my dream I couldn't remember whether or not I'd actually ever been deployed to Vietnam before. It was rather confusing. I sat in my camouflage utilities, queued up waiting for the next interview/appointment chewing nicotine lozenges like candy. There were a wide range of military personnel in the queue; myself having served in the Air Force but also working for the Navy when I left the service. The night before I'd dreamed I'm worn a USMC "bus driver" hat with my USAF uniform out of respect for the men and women of the Marine Corp, which they instead viewed as an insult. We were back in the jungle in that dream, too.

I don't know if I'm still dreaming of mom and dad every night or if I sometimes dream of one and not the other, or if the frequency of those dreams has altogether stemmed. Regardless, mom was in my dream last night, worrying like she always did prior to my every deployment or change of station. I never think about missing them until I awake.

Karajan

Small World Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

Posted on 2018.03.25 at 14:02
Current Location: 67456
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National Geographic Photographer Jim Richardson

iPod

iCloud? Really?

Posted on 2018.03.19 at 10:34
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It was time to archive the photos on my iPhone to my 6TB repository. Only...you can't really do that anymore by simply attaching your phone to you computer. It will pull everything from Camera Roll, but not, I shit you not, "My Photo Stream" which contains, and I quote, "The last 30-days or last 1000 pictures from your Camera Roll." Why? Its a goddamn mystery. The ONLY official way is to install iCloud - which one might think would be a cloud-based app lol. No. I mean, it is, but apparently its also required to get photos from "My Photo Stream" to your desktop. But only if you change your Windows 10 settings to install Media Player. JFC.

WOW! And iCloud bookmark for Chrome is REQUIRED for me to get my photos from the phone to harddrive using a sync cable???


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Re-Cock a Hasselblad

Posted on 2018.03.09 at 15:11
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Typhoon SSBN
Posted on 2018.03.07 at 18:17
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At the suggestion of Moler's Camera in Wichita, I recorded the serial numbers of my gear. Turns out I have 31 lenses. As I cannot read Cyrillic, I had to look up one of the lenses I rarely use, the Soviet-era Industar-61 L/Z 50mm f/2.8 I have adapted to Canon. While I was looking up its specific nomenclature, I ran across an article by a Malaysian photographer who marveled at its unique bokeh, yet provided no examples. He did however mention the piece which had been alluding my own results; f/5.6!

So after a green-screen shoot due to horrific winds all day long, I went out afterward to shoot the backgrounds separately, dragging along the Industar-61. I have to say, I was not disappointed!







Heart of Darkness

Simple

Posted on 2018.02.23 at 13:10
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lens

Trifecta

Posted on 2018.02.22 at 22:07
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Parks!

Behind the Scenes

Posted on 2018.02.19 at 11:38
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Tamron 176D


Livejournal

Steampunk III

Posted on 2018.02.19 at 07:27
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For those who don't know the story, I was driving from Texas to Nebraska to report to my last duty station, USSTRATCOM in Omaha when I stopped for gas on the Interstate in Kansas and experienced wind like I'd never experienced before. It was so unimaginably windy, I swore I'd never live here. Life has enough challenges without that kind of wind making otherwise easy, simple tasks unnecessarily asinine.

Of course I've now lived in Kansas longer than I've lived anywhere else, which is terribly depressing given the wind. Which I hate.

Yesterday was an otherwise beautiful, cool, sunny day and would have been perfect for pictures. Except for the fucking wind. Which was blowing so hard, not only was my daughter struggling to keep her mini skirt modestly in place, we were screaming at each other just feet away in our attempts to communicate. Which is how we ended up plastered between edifices, which was not only less than ideal for photography, it really didn't help much.

I wanted to play with the Distagon and Planer on the APS-C, but that never happened. I may have instead ordered a third Hasselblad - the 150mm f/4 Sonnar.



Helios


Karajan

Steampunk II

Posted on 2018.02.18 at 19:54
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Sigma Art

Eric B&amp;W

Steampunk

Posted on 2018.02.18 at 17:14
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Hasselblad

Blank

Valentine Fortnight: Day 14 - The Gothic Compendium

Posted on 2018.02.14 at 00:01
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Undyingly YoursCollapse )

synapse, cyberpunk

Valentine Fortnight: Day 13

Posted on 2018.02.13 at 13:52
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Eric Howton February 13 2018


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