All posts by David P.

I see the world through the lens of my camera.

Sunset Silhouette 4

f/4, ISO-160, 1/800 sec.

f/4, ISO-160, 1/640 sec.

f/2.8, ISO-400, 1/125 sec.

f/8, ISO-160, 1/4000 sec.

To capture a reverse silhouette of the sun I used a smaller aperture. At f/8, only the sun’s light was seen by the sensor. The dim light of dusk was not able to pass through thus creating the effect of a sunset after dark.

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Catch a Wave (AFV)

Catch a Wave … another autistic friendly video (AFV), but enjoyed by anyone seeking to unwind and relax. Surfers and beach lovers will also enjoy this vid. Watch here, or on my blog.

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SloMo Surf (AFV)

There is a demand on YouTube for autistic friendly videos (AFV). Hypersensitive kids are disturbed by loud noise, bright lights and frenzied motion. Videos that are quiet, and slow things down, are better suited for sensitive children. A blurred video of fireworks — with muted sound and gentle music — is a good example of an autistic friendly video. The video I produced is well-suited for sensitive kids, or anyone seeking to relax and unwind. Watch here, or on my blog.

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If These Bricks Could Speak

There’s nothing that symbolizes small town Americana more than the iconic brick buildings that housed the Rexall drug stores. In its heyday (1920-1977), there were as many as 12,000 stores located across the United States. Today, only a few franchise stores remain in operation, but the brick structures are a reminder of days gone by when excited kids could sit down at the counter of an old-fashioned soda fountain to enjoy an ice cream sundae or chocolate malt.

The Rexall building in my community is now a sushi restaurant. It is named after the pharmacist (Dunaway) who opened the Rexall franchise in 1927. The city commissioned artist Kathleen King to paint a mural of the building, seen above, as it appeared in 1943. Photos that follow — some filtered — depict the building as it stands today including images of the mural painted in 1988.

Mural Images

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Fire Dancers 2

As I noted in the previous post, these photos were difficult to capture. Poor lighting and constant movement wreaked havoc with exposure and focus. However, creative filters and post-editing produced some marketable images that can be used in promotional brochures. In the filtered pics notice the etched background images that are almost invisible in the original print. A very interesting and pleasing result. Fire Dancers are from Pride of Polynesia. Click here to watch video from this photo shoot.

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