On a recent vacation (which was not my first choice of vacation destinations), I chanced upon the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Gilbert, Arizona, which is a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of the city. It certainly blew me away!
To my great surprise the town of Gilbert is somewhat progressive in some ways and back words in other areas. Because of the canal systems crossing the town someone had a great idea to make the upper banks of the concrete irrigation ditches a place where bikers, joggers, and walkers can move about the town uninterrupted by vehicle traffic. Where we were staying we were able to walk via canal to one of the most impressive bird sanctuaries in the country.
The Gilbert Riparian Preserve was created to utilize recycled waste water to create a community wetland and wildlife sanctuary for recreation, education, and research in Gilbert . The really great thing about this preserve is that it is in the middle of a desert town of Gilbert . Here is a nature preserve tucked between the Public Library and track-home neighborhoods. The website says there are over 200 species of birds here. We walked here nearly everyday of our stay to get some exercise and to see what we could see in the nature reserve. If someone were to drop you off here you would never know you were smack in the middle of urban sprawl. This is a really great place to walk, bird watch, or just sit and watch or read a book. We saw some feral cats sneaking about hunting birds and some people brought there dogs in off leash, so the bird are somewhat at risk especially during nesting with these kinds of situations. We saw lots of birds from little humming birds to Gray Herron. This little sanctuary made for a great stay.
In spite of being a trained photographer, Ines quit her job and continued with photography only as a hobby. She still finds time to create beautiful, expressive portraits, which she recently did this in her hometown, Brunswick, and transformed the city into a quintessential dream setting with a unique swirly bokeh effect. Her weapon of choice? The New Petzval Art Lens, of course!
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Straight from Norway comes this pop band with a full hand of Fisheye and Sardina photos. Highasakite released its debut album in 2012 and have been hitting the album charts and playing all over the world since then.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.