Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Egyptomania hits the stores!

An interesting new book has just hit the stores by Bob Brier.  Egyptomania has a terrific approach to the myriad of objects and artifacts which have come into existence with the tremendous interest in the life of the Egyptians.  One of the reasons for this is expressed by the author Dr Brier here:

Egyptian mummies capture the imagination, Brier said, because they represent a form of immortality: The leaders who ordered the creation of monuments such as the pyramids and the sphinx are still here, and viewable. Hieroglyphics, he said, are a matter of deep intrigue. The last was carved in 394 A.D., after which the ability to read them was lost for thousands of years. Finally, he said, comes the irresistible pull of a lost civilization.
“You’ve got mummies that scream immortality. You’ve got mysterious hieroglyphics that seem beautiful but are indecipherable, and you’ve got that sense of lost worlds waiting to be discovered,” Brier said.

I recommend you check it out if interested in this history.

Source - Harvard Gazette- 
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/11/who-can-resist-a-mummy/ 


Some of the many articles shown and described in the book.


These are pencils


 










 



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Monday, November 11, 2013

Central Park Fall Colors


Last Saturday I went out to do some shooting with the Fujifilm X-E2 and four XF lenses.  I knew I pretty much had it all covered with my 14mm, 23mm, 35mm and 55-200.  The various primes each worked well for the vistas I wanted to capture, and the long zoom was really great at isolating some color.  The day started out totally overcast and cloudy.  Who knew that about an hour later the blue skies would roll in!  I wish I brought a circular polarizer filter for those blue skies!  Don't forget yours when you head out.
I have not tweaked the images in Photoshop.  Imported into Aperture then exported to upload.  Several times I used the in-camera filters to boost the colors and add a tilt-shift or pop color look to the scene.  In some of the examples you can see several images showing the different looks easily made in-camera.  Hope you enjoy some.
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