Friday Flower Fiesta (4-24-15)

Friday Flower Fiesta

Ten Photographic Art stamps created from pictures of flowers taken in March in San Diego County.

img_0221 day lily stamp

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img_0222 flower stamp

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img_0410 orchid stamp

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img_0549 hibiscus stamp

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img_0555 rose stamp

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img_0565 daisy stamp

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img_0886 yellow clivia stamp

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img_0903 yellow cactus flower stamp

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img_0916 zinnia stamp

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img_0914 moth yellow flower stamp

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15 thoughts on “Friday Flower Fiesta (4-24-15)

        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          Actually, those of us who were professionals in the days of film didn’t get it right in the camera. Instead, we used various filters on the lens and then took the film to the darkroom where we processed it using different chemicals, different papers, more filters, strong light, low light, dodged some here, burned some there, even created double and triple exposures right there in the darkroom. Even the great Ansel Adams spent many weeks “photoshopping” his pictures after getting back from the field. He even authored some books that tell us how he created several of his world-renowned images.

          In today’s world, though, we don’t have to spend half of our days in a dark room smelling horrible chemicals. Instead, we sit at a computer with Photoshop or Lightroom drinking a margarita and processing our “film.”

          As Edgar Degas said a century ago about his art: “Art is not what you see but what you make others see.” Replace “art” with “photography.”

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          1. Mustang.Koji

            Indeed, sir, about the “old” way. I remember well my Gra-Lab with fluorescent hands, the thermometer to gauge developer temps, homemade dodging tools made with coat hangers, Polycontrast filters… lol. I remember rubber banding a piece of a girl’s pantyhose around the enlarger lens to soften it up. 🙂

            And the end result? A huge plumbing bill to replace corroded pipes in my converted kitchen!

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