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And there we were

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Book, Cape Cod, Chicago, Church, Faith, family, God, Home, Hope, Humility, Kansas City, Love, Patti Dickinson, Poetry, Road Trip, Writing with tags , , , , on 02/02/2014 by wooddickinson

Had a wonderful weekend in Chicago with my wife Patti Shea.
Made me think of this:

“And there we were, in a kind of harmony;
and the evening was so beautiful, that it
made a pain in my heart, as when you
cannot tell whether you are happy or sad;
and I thought that if I could have a wish, it
would be that nothing would ever change,
and we could stay that way forever.”

-Margaret Atwood

100 in 365 version 2.0 soft cover edition

Posted in 100 in 365, Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Black and White, Book, Buildings, Cape Cod, Chicago, Clouds, Color, Fine Art Photography, Fog, HDR, Holga, New York City, Patti Dickinson, Photography, Puerto Vallarta, Sunsets, Trains, Trees with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/20/2013 by wooddickinson

Out now. The soft cover edition of 100 in 365 version 2.0. To look and buy click HERE.

100 in 365 version 2.0

Cape Cod

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Cape Cod, Fine Art Photography, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on 10/12/2011 by wooddickinson

Sea Grass

On No!

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Fine Art Photography, God, Home, Homeless, Hope, Humility, Kansas City, Patti Dickinson, Photography, Shutterbug, Telly Awards with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/08/2011 by wooddickinson

We ARE becoming our phones!

Lomo

Posted in Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Black and White, Cape Cod, Fine Art Photography, Holga, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/13/2011 by wooddickinson

Statue #1

A new rage or maybe a reaction to digital cameras is the rise of lomography. I really like the idea. The notion is to create an image using low tech means. A lot of folks use the toy camera called the Holga but I have a Diana F+ that my wife got me for Christmas.

You load film into these toy cameras, tape them up to reduce light leaks and shoot away. Like anything in art, this is just a tool that is a means to an end. One of my favorite lomo cameras is the iPhone. With the addition of a few apps and the fact the camera itself is pretty week you have a ready to go lomo camera on you at all times. You can get into “the look” of a lomo photo but it has to be more than that. Like anything in art there must be purpose and intent. One of the best photos I’ve done is a shot of my daughter Elizabeth at about age 5 at the Cape Cod National Seashore. I created a large mural and it was all done by using a cheap throw away camera. It isn’t the tool it’s the artist.

Personally I tend to capture an image at the highest quality level possible. Then I spend a lot of time degrading the image until it becomes what I saw when I took the photograph. I like a lot of options and using toy cameras limit your options. One thing they do is hold a bit of seridipitus nature. You never really know what you will get with a lomo camera.

I also have a lovely pin hole camera that is a work of art in itself. This photo today is one of many I’m working on. I have created lots of versions of this photo and the fun is searching for that exact image that you saw when it was created.

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