Some of my photos. Here you go, Egg.


#102

Keep it up monk

Im gonna post 1 pic i took last weekend at the cemetery in dillon
Stopped by to see the foster plot and pour some beer on Jeff’s grave

Took it with the new iPhone X


#103

It’s a beautiful pic. And I’m always sorry for what happened to your bother, you and your family.


#104

Beautiful picture. You have so much space over there


#105

Monkey, my favorites are bird, tree and cemetery. Tree especially.


#106

Love the pic, Rod. How is new phone?
I’m due, just paid off my iPhone 6 but right now I’m probably best off with the lower bill for a few months.


#107

Great pictures, Monkey. Thank you for sharing. :grinning:


#108

Welcome! It really is my therapy and if I’m being honest I do want people to like my work.:slight_smile:


#109

I’m curious, who are your influences?
Do you have any particular photographer that you really like?
Or a photographer’s style that you like?


#110

Believe it nor not, my biggest influences are Ansel Adams and Mary Ellen Mark even though I don’t really shoot landscapes or people. But I’ve learned perspective and subject placement from both.


#111

Interesting! I do see their influences in your pictures. The Ansel Adams dream-like quality and the darkness that comes through in Mary Ellen Mark’s pictures.
I always thought her twins were pretty creepy!
Most of them look like they were related to The Shining Twins!! :laughing:

I got to see some of Ansel Adams Hawaii pictures one time when I was visiting the First Hawaiian Bank Building in Honolulu. The bank commissioned him to take pictures for a book in 1957.
They were stunning. I was so happy that I got to see them in “real life” and not just on the internet or something. :smiley:

My influences are mostly fashion photographers, Irving Penn (love his still life images), Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, probably because I was interested in fashion when I was growing up.
And I’ve always loved Robert Mapplethorpe’s flowers. And of course, I love Ansel Adams.


#112

I like Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Edward Weston.

All three have helped me to look at light, shadow and mood. Really, their influence is as much in my art as my photography… which is really just a sidebar hobby.


#113

Also I saw a show of Ansel Adams photography (along with Edward Hopper paintings) at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art several years ago that was incredible.


#114

I love Dorothea Lange


#115

Monkey, I love your moon pictures.

Please post some more and tell me what camera you used, how you took them, when you took them, your camera settings, etc. All those things that camera nerds like to read about. :wink:


#116

Something soon.

Thank you!


#117

I don’t know. I was getting used to marble dick.


#118

Me, too.
I miss the marble dick avatar.


#119

Nick, please change my name to Marble Dick. K. Thanks.


#120

Way harder than Ceramic Dick.


#121

I like it. It has a nice ring to it.
Like a comic book villain.
Poison Ivy, Red Skull, Marble Dick.
Fits right in!