TEXAS MOON OVER MUDDY WATER

TEXAS MOON OVER MUDDY WATER

Photo taken by Linden Hudson’s son (Bryan) while having a father and son drive through countryside. This was taken near Columbus Texas (not far from La Grange). The moon is barely visible, but can be seen in the water too. Linden and Bryan are amateur photographers, it’s just for fun. Texas is beautiful.

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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(see full story at Linden’s website: www.linden-hudson.com/birth-of-the-zz-top-eliminator-album )
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol…
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-06-24 14:48:22

Tagged: , texas , moon , pond , lake , water , trees , sky , orange , sunset , beautiful , photography , colors , sundown , countryside , usa , america

Power Outage Sunset

Power Outage Sunset

A significant thunderstorm rolled through metro Detroit on Friday evening, causing a major power disruption to thousands of people in our area. We had a brown out from Friday evening until Monday evening. We had to be very careful with any motor driven electrical appliance during the outage. We conserved water, took bird baths from bottled water and kept the refrigerator on partial power for four days to prevent a total loss of our food. We would turn the refrigerator and freezer on for short burst to keep things preserved. In the end, we did lose our perishables such as mayo, Miracle Whip, milk, sour cream, cheese, salad dressings and eggs. When in doubt, throw it out. We thought our freezer bit the dust, but I started it up again today, and it is now running; thank goodness for small favors.

I have a few days to catch up with my photos. We had spotty internet service and I kept my computer and external hard drives disconnected during the outage. I used our laptop to surf the net while I could get on-line.

On Saturday and Monday, I had the pleasure to go on a few photowalks to Kensington Metropark with my Twitter, Facebook & Flickr friends Debbie, Mary Jo & Becki.

Thanks and check back while I get back up to speed.

Last but not least, we had a big celebration yesterday with my daughter’s 21st birthday.

Posted by JKissnHug – Busy Watching Osprey on 2010-06-24 17:44:26

Tagged: , Cooley Lake , Commerce Twp , Michigan , sunset , lake , red , blue , dramatic sky , clouds , water

*my heavenly place i call home *

*my  heavenly place i call home *

* wishing u a heavenly day *….tks 4 flying by & soo 2 catch up..
^i^

"We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that He never forgets, that hereafter He will give every man a spirit-home according to his deserts: If he has been a good man, he will have a good home; if he has been a bad man, he will have a bad home." –Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE

I cannot hide my true spirit and intent from the Creator. He created a
system of justice. This system of justice says we will get back whatever we plant. If we plant good then good returns – if we plant bad, then we will suffer the consequences. Whatever we think about another person, the same things are thought about us. Whatever we send out is sent back. Man cannot alter this system of justice. It doesn’t matter what we say or do. What really matters is what we really, really did. Oh Great Spirit, guide me today to do good, to have good thoughts. Let me remember the things I do are to honor Your way of life.

* You Get What You Give * ~ song lyrics by New Radicals
www.youtube.com/watch?v=91WgM6dNLTE

Wake up kids
We’ve got the dreamers disease
Age 14 we got you down on your knees
So polite, you’re busy still saying please
Fri – enemies, who when you’re down ain’t your friend
Every night we smash their Mercedes – Benz
First we run and then we laugh till we cry
But when the night is falling
And you cannot find the light
If you feel your dream is dying
Hold tight
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget you only get what you give
Four a. m. we ran a miracle mile
Were flat broke but hey we do it in style
The bad rich
God’s flying in for your trial

This whole damn world can fall apart
You’ll be ok follow your heart
You’re in harms way
I’m right behind
Now say youre mine

Fly high
What’s real can’t die
You only get what you give
Just dont be afraid to leave
Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they’re multiplying
Fashion mag shoots
With the aid of 8 dust brothers Beck, Hanson
Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
You’re all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We’ll kick your ass in!
Don’t let go
One dance left

Championed by a soulless media misleading
People unaware they’re bleeding
No one with a brain is believing
It’s so sad you lost the meaning
Never knew it anyway
Human natures so predictable
I’m a fool to do your dirty work whoa, whoa

Posted by ^i^heavensdarkangel2 on 2009-07-20 20:07:40

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Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

Tagged: , landscape , nashville , red , white , kalonick , me , girl , stupid , car , thing , earth , smail , computer , nothing , boy , dog , star , pillow , flickr , rich , rych , july , summer , coffee , tree , flower , rust , green , purple , apple , pear , salad , shower , rain , fall , that , this , tag , tags , hola , look , picture , camera , 2.8 , macro , lensbabies , world , usa , soccer , football , event , cameraphone , yellow , wood , rotten , socks , fan , baseball , digital , web , canon , nikon , pentax , lomo , noise , grain , film , focus , tuna , river , lake , airport , nice , comp , RGB , gusty , weather , blue , flood , boat , sail , moble , music , rap , indy , emo , photo , photography , 37212 , jim , jason , pete , hate , sad , beach , towel , jeans , soap , pink , shirt , sandals , wire , tv , tlc , love , tape , weeds , rock , safari , lion , meat , steak , butter , more , rice , plate , deleteme , 123group , mostviews , 1000views , 500views , 1view , 90points , 80points , saveme , safe , ball , color , b&w , blackandwhite , info , frown , sapppy , woof , meow , done , finish , tagme , tagyou , home , apt , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , yours , mine , his , there , theris , video , dvd , movie , pic , jpeg , raw , cr2 , cs2 , sepia , h20 , 10d , 20d , 30 , d1s , markII , d100 , d200 , d2x , d1x , d2h , d2xs , rainbow , path , mountain , hill , stream , creek , peacan , life , happy , joy , crazy , PMS , excercise , cars , drums , mr. wiggles , my blue heaven , exhaustion , can I think of any other weird stuff?

Dynamic Calm

Dynamic Calm

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The "For Sale" Miniseries
"Dynamic Calm" is the ninth photo in a miniseries that I recently started. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering all of my photographs available as prints on my website. I’ll be uploading one every weekday (except Friday), as usual, but you’ll find a lot more information on the photographs themselves – I might sneak in a few tutorials, quick tips, etc. It’ll be great for new and old photographers alike – If you have any friends who might be interested, be sure to let them know! I’ll be updating everything on my blog as well as my other social networks, so if you would prefer to follow it there, just click on one of the links above. 🙂

About "Dynamic Calm"
"Dynamic Calm" was taken from the Warners Bay foreshore. Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area. The population of Warners Bay was 7,009 as at the 2006 census, with in excess of 615 businesses operating in the area.

Taking "Dynamic Calm"
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm
1 min 43 sec | f/13 | ISO100 | 11.5mm

Like Thursday’s upload, I took this shot after attempting a sunset at Dudley Beach (unfortunately the location didn’t quite work out). I saw that the clouds were starting to turn, so I quickly drove back to the Warners Bay Foreshore. Unfortunately most of the colour in the clouds had dissipated by the time I arrived, but nevertheless I hurriedly set up the tripod and composed this shot. Originally I went for a fairly standard shot (in terms of shutter speed), but I felt the slight ripples in the water were too distracting. So I grabbed the trusty ND filter, popped it on the end of my Sigma 10-20mm lens, and exposed for just over a minute and a half to get this shot.

Processing "Dynamic Calm"
Not much was wrong with this image. The left hand side was a little dark, so I used Adobe Camera Raw’s graduated effect filter sideways (horizontally?), to lighten up that portion of the photo. I cooled the image down slightly, but then decided to apply a warming filter in Photoshop (Photoshop’s warming filter produces a different effect compared to simply increasing the white balance temperature in Adobe Camera Raw). I had to clone out a few dust bunnies in the corners, and also one stray stick in the foreground which I was finding distracting. What are your thoughts on small cloning fixes like that? Leave a comment! 🙂

Enjoy!

Posted by J.Shultz Photography on 2011-09-05 02:50:05

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Alice_DT_Restore

Alice_DT_Restore

Original: flic.kr/p/eE6aST
Photographer: www.flickr.com/photos/christines_critters/

Program:PS
Clarity: Photo Restore. Light fading, some scratches and tears. Light dust. Detail is good.
Time: 10 hours due to learning different techniques
DT: K PMS116c
Reduction: aprox 50%

This time I was practicing layering elements with their own adjustment layers to test the load on the computer. I tried to be a little more critical with tonal variations to keep consistent with original. Less with the healing tool and more use of the blur tool which saved time. There some detail lost due to balancing the histo, but that was expected. Next was keeping the grey-scale environment intact when processing the duotone for later adjustments. Overall this is an improvement.

Posted by pflores012000 on 2013-09-09 23:11:48

Tagged: , duotone , restore , retouch , refit , touchup , fix , PS , photoshop , greyscale , woman , fur , 1908 , Australia , Alice , signature , scratches , hat , painted Backdrop , trees , dress , lady , 20th century , middle aged , lake , b/w , balck and white , fashion , vintage , early 20th century , note , handwriting , female , photograph , dust , sepia , Edwardian , commoner , bourgeois , pflores , pflores012000 , photo restore

CLOSE OF DAY

CLOSE OF DAY

I’ve been away for a little while and got back a few days ago to find that my computer wasn’t working properly & my monitor had bitten the dust…Oh Well ! I’ve now got a new monitor and hope to post a few piccies for you to see.
This little girl just fancied a paddle in Lake Windermere, Bowness, as you can see, it was a lovely evening for it, and don’t worry both mum & dad were very close by.

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None of these images may be reproduced and or used in any form of publication, print or the Internet without my written permission

Posted by Des Hawley. 1.4 million views ! on 2010-06-19 15:58:16

Tagged: , Des Hawley , Uk , England , Cumbria , Bowness , Lake Windermere , Sunset , Beauty Spot , Lake , The Lakes , Natural , Nature , Landscape , Boats , Reflections , Nikon , D300 , SuperHearts , COTH , SuperShot , gorgeous , beautiful , beauty , stunning , awesome

Morning Light

Morning Light

Babcock/Webb WMA, Punta Gorda, FL

There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that’s impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.

~ Arnold Newman, Interviews With Master Photographers : Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Cornell Capa, Elliott Erwitt, Yousuf Karsh, Arnold Newman, Lord Snowdon, Brett Weston by James Danziger

Please excuse the dust bunnies I missed. I just noticed them (edit: got rid of ’em; hope I got them all). Still, I recommend the larger view on black to soak in all that warm morning light. 🙂

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Posted by Fraggle Red on 2011-06-02 13:59:01

Tagged: , florida , charlotte co. , punta gorda , babcock webb wma , wildlife management area , lake , lakeside , morning , clouds , sunlight , pine trees , reflections , hdr , 3exp , canon ef 16-35mm f/2.8l ii usm

In the Range of Light Pollution

In the Range of Light Pollution

This image is © Jean Day and can not be used in any way without my permission!

Marc and I had been shooting in separate areas of the lake when we met up in this spot and thought it might do for a nice shot of the Milky Way. This is two shots, one for the starry sky and one for the foreground which Marc lit up with a bright flashlight. with the Sierra range in silhouette for both shots, it was quite easy to blend.

Seeing these on my computer, I really noticed the glow near the bottom. As dark as it was out at Mono, only a day after the new moon, I could still see outlines of the mountains. I deliberately punched up the color here to demonstrate just how much light spills over the Sierra from the San Joaquin Valley. Dust particles in the air accentuate the glow, tapering off as it rises in the atmosphere.

I wonder if there isn’t a truly dark place on the planet where we can see the night sky as it should be…dark!

I’m off again for workshops and adventuring and will return in 10 days or so…or not! 😉 Thanks as always for stopping by for a look!

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Posted by jeandayphotography.com on 2012-07-27 03:22:07

Tagged: , CA , California , color , Jean Day , desert , Eastern Sierra Nevada , July , lake , Landscape , Lee Vining , milky way , Mono Lake , Mono Lake Tufa Reserve , mountains , night , reflections , Sierra Nevada , stars , tufa , water