Through the Lens

Photography is a vital form of communication and expression. In its early years it had been a science which evolved into an art form. Today, it became one of the most democratic forms of expressing personal experiences. Photographs have the power to digest, explain and transform our relationship to the natural world. But, no single view is absolute and reality is the relative perception of time and place. This editorial section puts selected images into perspective.

 

See’ink

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. Albert Einstein Location:  +31° 14' 19.09", +121° 27' 42.72" Focal Length: 70 mm Exposure: 1/600 sec at f/2.8,  ISO...

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Seeing is Doubting

Many things seem obvious. Documented. Real. Really? Date: Take a guess Location: Take a guess Focal Length: 7.4 mm (interesting information) Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/2.8, ...

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Balancing Act

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins. Franz Kafka Location:  +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05" Focal...

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By Hand

The Imperial Palace, Beijing. What monumental space. The heat? Painful. Driven by need, a women crouches for hours, removing grass and weed with a tiny torx wrench. Inch by inch, hour by hour. Day by day.Yes, they must. Location:  +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05"...

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Morning Light

'Tis morn. Behold the kingly Day now leaps The eastern wall of earth with sword in hand, Clad in a flowing robe of mellow light, Like to a king that has regain'd his throne, He warms his drooping subjects into joy, That rise rejoiced to do him fealty, And rules with...

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Renewal

Renewal   Somewhere in Beijing. The country renews itself - every second of the day, everywhere. My lens searches through the countless alleys, the majestic avenues, the sea of people, the tranquility of ancient structures. The renewal of time is forceful, impatient,...

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Human Boundaries

Human Boundaries    Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon Date: 03/22/2011 Location:  +36° 3' 56.78", -112° 7' 3.81" Focal Length: 16 mm Exposure: Various Shutter Speed at f/13, ...

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Solitude

Solitude Extract from "Solitude" by Lord Byron To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all...

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Lange Kerls

Jockey Hollow   On October 17, 1779, the Continental Army bivouacked for the winter at Jockey Hollow. Soldiers camped at this location until January, 1780, during which they endured some of the harshest conditions of the war. Date: 02/12/2011 Location:  +40° 46'...

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Winter Afternoon

冬の午後そぞろ歩きの街凍る Date: 1/27/2001 Location:  Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo Japan +35° 41' 12.07", +139° 42' 29.21"   Focal Length: 20 mm Exposure: 1/420 sec at f/5.6,  ISO...

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Hands of Life

Yes, we can Date: 12/25/2006 Location:  Home Focal Length: 180 mm Exposure: 1/180 sec at f/3.5,  ISO...

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Easy Rider

Standing Stills means Going Backwards addle up in San Francisco. There you are: Highway 1. Careful - black ice. Let's go South. Hear the sound of your bike. Feel the vibration of the engine. Smell the...

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Cape of Good Hope

Legend of the Flying Dutchman The year: 1641. It is said that Captain van der Decken and his crew are on their way home to Holland. As they approach the tip of Africa he fails to notice the dark clouds looming and he did not hear the fierce screams of terror from his...

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Uphill Ride

Uphill Ride 外灘廣場 Entrance of an apartment building, minutes away from the ultra-modern skyscrapers which decorate the banks of the Huangpu Jiang River. The contrasts of life in China’s premier city of commerce are remarkable. Date: 8/23/2007 Location:  +31° 14'...

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Jus d’Orange

Jus d'Orange Sunset over Lake Champlain. The opera of light during the last twenty minutes of daylight is breathtaking. Date: 10/9/2010 Location:  +44° 28' 46.16", -73° 13' 19.64" Focal Length: 14 mm Exposure: 0.5 sec at...

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Explosion of Light

Independence Day 4th of July, 2010 Location: +40° 42' 30.41", -74° 22' 1.11"  Focal Length: 30 mm Exposure: 2.0 sec at...

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The Little Fight for Pleasure

上海 China is a fascinating country. The contrast between ancient tradition and ultra-modernity is omnipotent. But there are moments, when you inject yourself into the everyday life on the street, that you come across a situation which make you stop, wonder and at times...

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Pax vobiscum

"The century is advanced, but every individual begins afresh" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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