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Monday, November 29, 2010

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Cruising around the internet searching on my family name "Autrey," I found a series of nice photos -including this one taken by ~~Lou~~ during a photo workshop he attended in Georgia.  After googling "Autrey Mill" I discovered it is a 46-acre property which was once owned and operated by the Autreys from 1877 to the early 1900s and is now a non profit preserve open to the public.  Looks like it's worth a visit!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beautiful Jon Klein Photographs

One of the highlights of my recent weekend trip to Mendocino was a mini photoshop camera RAW tutorial from wildlife and nature photographer Jon Klein.  There are things you can't do in photoshop, however, such as add the exquisite dewdrops to a dragonfly like the one shown here which Jon captured in his original photo.  Jon explains "one foggy morning in early fall I was out for a walk near Willits and found this Meadowhawk resting on an old Star Thistle head.  The sun was starting to shine through the fog, but the dragonfly was still too cold and wet to fly."

More on Meadowhawk dragonflys can be found at the website bugguide.net but the photos can't compare to the one above.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why I like Twitter

Sometimes I think the best thing about the web is discovering new artwork from people I would never know about otherwise.  Via Twitter I discovered that one of my favorite sites 20x200 has a new Roger Ballen print out - which led me to discover Roger Ballen's own website where I could view more of his great photos.