My blog will cover some of the aspects of photography that I enjoy.  Please enjoy the images and commentary I post. 

I am back

January 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I have been away from posting items here in some time.  Back to posting here and there.  In this time, photography continues but for fun.  i will continue to add images of items I have photographed.  I have since repaired one microscope and aquired phase contrast for a compound microscope.   Below is an image on my site of diatoms that were collected along the Central Coast of California mostly in San Mateo County. These were collected using a phytoplankton net and the samples were scanned until all the resulting diatoms and dynoflagellates were extracted.  This final image is a combination of both organisms.  I used photoshop to compose the final image

 


El Pescado

January 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I am still working on Loteria.  I thought that by now I would be finished but to make it photo realistic is going to take longer than I thought.  Mainly, because the last 17 images are difficult to reproduce because of many reasons. So with that this weekend I finished El Pescado.

 


La Sirena

November 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

La Sirena I did several months ago and wondering if I should post her as topless like the original version.  With the model I worked with, we did both topless and with a bra.  In the end I am posting the image with a bra.  If ever I get to show my Loteria in a gallery, I would show the topless image.  Finding a model with the long hair was the only difficult part.  Then it was a matter of just getting my Photoshop skills to make the image work.  Like most of these images, this was taken in my studio.  La Sirena


El Musico and Las Jaras

November 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Today I uploaded El Musico.  This was not as difficult as dressing some of the other humans in Loteria.  I only made a few rounds to vintage stores in San Francisco to find the clothing.  I made the red bow tie and the music sheets and guitar case were brought to the shoot by my friend and great Bay Area salsa singer Julio Bravo. I really wanted a musician for this card and found that in Julio.  The image was easy to produce for me in Photoshop.  I took the original and placed Julio into the card.  I hope you continue to see the many more images I have for my version of Loteria.

Producing Las Jaras was more involved.  It required for me to make a arrows.  I made the arrows several months with this theme involved but had to add red and green colored feathers to the first set of black feathers I had on them.  The I had to arrange these in my studio to look like the original image.  I was able to do this by using many fishing lines to suspend the bows in Las Jaras.  The final image is my version of Las Jaras.

 


El Pajaro and El Nopal

November 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

These were easy to obtain while in Arizona.  The prickly pear cactus is abundant in Southern Arizona as was this bird.  More to add this week in my Loteria.

 

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