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Sunrise in the Najd

Sunrise in the Najd, or “highland,” the central region of the Arabian Peninsula. 

The dromedary camel walks moving both legs on one side then the other while its body rolls side to side.  This seesaw movement can cause a storage bag to rub against the camels body developing  a hole.  As best I can tell this is what most likely took place on one of the caravans crossing the Arabian desert.

Numerous caravan routes criss crossed Arabia.  This image is of one traversing the  Najd in central Saudi Arabia.  Along this ancient trade route a hole wore into a bag carrying iris bulbs.  The seesaw movement of the camel deposited bulbs along the desert floor.  Wind blew sand over the bulbs and they lay dormant until in the spring the winter rains enable the iris to bloom.

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Gift of the Caravans

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Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria). Blennies take up residence in tiny abandoned holes in coral. Most secretive, they spend most of their time hiding inside or cautiously venturing to the opening of their coral home. They are tiny usually less than 8 cm. long. Bonaire
I saw this blenny dart into a small  hole in the coral head.  Slowly I approached and sat my camera’s down on the ocean floor, slowed my breath and waited.  Over the next forty minutes I mainly did nothing but watched and waited.  The blenny would peak it’s head out of the hole and dart back inside.  I kept repeating the same idea over and over in my mind…” I don’t want to hurt you, you’re wonderful, I just want to make a picture”.  The blenny started to stay out longer.  Gently I picked up my camera waited for the blenny to come out and stay, when it did I made one exposure, the one you’re looking at.
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Let the wildlife call the shots

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Polaroid image on St. Lucia of a Rasta man and Rooster.

What camera should I use?  I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked this question.  I learned on an assignment for Polaroid that it did not matter what camera I use.  Creating an image is mostly about the way I see.  I grant that a particular lens or camera may give me a technical tool that helps craft the image.  When I photographed for Polaroid I was limited to the camera and film they provided.  The goal was to demonstrate that fine art images could be created using only Polaroid film and a Spectra camera.  These are two of many images I made for Polaroid.  The images won awards in a number of categories and proved to be successful in promoting the Spectra camera.

I learned from this assignment that creating images was mostly about the way I see and minimally about what camera I use.  There’s a saying among working photographers that “the best camera is the one you have with you”.  These days I always have my “smart phone” with me and  am pleased with the images I am creating.  I love the spontaneous feel of the images.  In coming posts I’ll share some of those with you.

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Polaroid image, Crete, Greece

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What Camera Should I Use?

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