Monthly Archives: January 2012

Planning for April Exhibition

This April I will have an exhibition of some of my French photos. I’ll announce specifics when the date gets closer. I’ve started planning and thought that I’d include you in the process. The first thing that I did was … Continue reading

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Staghorn Cholla – HDR Experiment

     Staghorn Cholla with Palo Verde Thomas Edison said about his experiments leading to the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Keeping Edison in mind, I find that every experiment is a … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear

It is incredible how a few of hours can be so productive. Because the lighting conditions were changing rapidly, for every photo that I took several more were missed while I set up my equipment. At first I worked hurriedly … Continue reading

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Jumping Cholla

  Jumping Cholla and  many others are available for purchase as archival giclee prints or stock photo files. Go to Les-Phillip.com.      

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On Strike – Stop SOPA

Contact Your Congress People Today. More information about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act – House Bill 3261 or H.R. 3261):  Text of H.R. 3261 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261: CNET SOPA FAQ http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/ SOPA Opponents (pdf) http://www.net-coalition.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Opposition_Dec16.pdf

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Traffic on the Place de la Concorde

I’ve been working on a post about the impact of the Japanese woodblock printers on artists in Paris around the turn of the 20th Century and how, even today, I still feel that creative energy. One artist in particular interests … Continue reading

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Saguaro

    Saguaro Sentinel The Saguaro cactus is an amazing plant. The largest cactus in the U.S., it is found only in the Sonora Desert that spreads from northern Mexico into Arizona. A fully mature Saguaro can grow to about 80 … Continue reading

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Oblivion

     Oblivion I tried rendering this image as both color and black and white. I think that black and white does the best of capturing the atmosphere of the moment. Perhaps it is a subconscious salute to all those science … Continue reading

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Cholla and Fog

     Cholla and Fog, 12/04/2011 The cold rain was followed by a promising sunset. I woke in the early morning to find the world obscured by fog. Grabbing my camera and tripod, I hurried out into the mist. The desert … Continue reading

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