James Vedder Imaging

See deeply in order to better photograph; photograph in order to see more deeply. -JNV dates are upload dates

Agate in a Sunbeam

I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, Don't walk right by. Ask"What would shine in that light?"

One of the Planets?

No, a 1" rubber ball. I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, "Don't walk right by," I said "What would shine in that light?"

Cherry Blossoms

As we noted in one of this site's essays, I believe you need to do some art by hand (even if you "fail") because in art you must notice all the the characteristics of what you are looking at - shape, color, shading, texture and so on.

St Erasmus

The original by Turner, 1796, was pencil and watercolor. I did this copy in miniature and in charcoal to practice small stuff: Actual width is 2.5" wide. (I'd say that was miniature, wouldn't you?)

Carol, drawn in 1957

Yes, in 2016, that's 59 years ago!

Sketch of My Daughter Laurie

Forty-five years ago - with a 2 pencil...

Dock Scene, 1984

Sketch made in London, but subject was in a book, I think

Smallscape

I painted this for my daughter, using no "model." often it is more fun not to copy a scene but to just make one.

Candle Behind Wine Glass

Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!

Through a Glass, Darkly

Like several others: Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!

Rorschach Puzzle

What is it? It's a face... no, those whiskers look like trees...what it I turn it counter clockwise 90 degrees...?

Johnson Lake, Canada

How's THAT for depth of field?

Yosemite Tunnel View

My first visit to Yosemite, 2011. What a thrill!

Stairway to Light

Newport, RI, 2003. End of a passageway under oceanfront properties.

Black Locust Tree

How many Greens? Each leaf takes a bit of sun light, produces a carbohydrate molecule, with oxygen as a by-product..., for us! A miracle!! Plants and trees take care of us. We need to care for them!

Day Lily 1457

A six-petal star with graduated gold and red trim... let's not just walk by her.

Day Lily 1455

Opening up for the day.... for you and I to enjoy, to view in wonderment!

Tay River, Perthshire

Scotland, where my maternal grandfather's roots were, ...my roots. A different feeling being in that place. Original photo on film, scanned to digital.

Typhoon in Manila 2

I captured this hurricane on film. A dangerous documentary!

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Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

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Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

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Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

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Where DO these stairs go?Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

3D Mobiles

Now THAT'S unusual!! Taken by Guest Artist Nicole S.

Cavemen

by Guest artist Nicole S.

Ready for Marshmallows

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

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Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S. She enthusiastically captures many subjects from many viewpoints.

Austin, TX, Skyline

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

A Bit Wierd, But Definitely Different

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S. I don't know how she did this effect.

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What IS this? What ARE these? I figure they are candles, but viewed from above! Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S. She captures many subjects from many viewpoints.

Cool Reflection

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

People You Can Look Up To!

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

These Boots Were Made For Walkin'

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S. She enthusiastically captures many subjects from many viewpoints.

A Shadow of His Former Self

Photo by Guest Artist Nicole S.

Table Top Photography

Here, Flowers, Containers, Lighting

Alone, Salzburg

I wonder: IS she alone in life? I hope that she is walking to meet ... a daughter, perhaps? The second after I snapped this shot (on film), people appeared from both sides of the far alley, spoiling the theme.

Sunset Color 9:27 Getting Better

Sunset over the San Juan Mountains in Colorado Jun 20, 2016. Very nice but compare it to the photo taken TWO MINUTES later!

Sunset Over The San Juans, CO 9:29

Two minutes before and two minutes later, the color was almost gone, as the setting sun shown under the clouds from our right onto rain sheets over the San Juan Range. That's Mt Sneffels in the middle. Timing is everything. A stunning scene I was lu…

Typhoon in Manila 1

I foolishly went out in 100+ MPH winds to document this storm. Sheet metal roofs and debris were sailing by... Sometimes, we'll do anything for a photo!

Temple

Bangkok, Thailand

View from the Citadelle

Cap Hatien, Haiti. One had to ride up a treacherous trail on a donkey's back to get here... as the rains approached.

Rural Supermarket

On the Road from Fez to Meknes, Morocco

Water Bearers in Mali

They walk to and from their home and the nearest non-dry well... the water jugs balanced on their heads. Try it.

Thnomsen Gazelle, Kenya

Lucky telephoto - they are very skittish!

Giroffe Reaching DOWN

Now the long neck is NOT an advantage!

In the Medina

You are immediately back to the year 1300. This captured on Ektachrome film in the late 1970s. I do not know how it is today. 1300? 2000? 1650?

Rock in Mirror Lake on Tenaya Creek

"Discovered" while hiking, which is a main reason for hiking!

House in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc.

Cat on a Stair, Chiang Mai, Thailand

In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc. AND the cat, cleaning her fir on the stair landing.

Gnarly Tree in Winter

I "met" this tree on a steep hillside while being shown the site of a future cabin. A few years later, in 2012, I stayed in the cabin, went onto the porch outside and, there was the gnarly tree!

Cloud Panorama

Sometimes you cannot fit it all into a single frame.

Ghost Branch

White on white in Winter... impossible!

Translucent Flowers in Color

Floating on water in a dish which was set on a light table. It's all about the light.

Swimming in the Sky

Above the surface... all calm and floating; beneath the surface, all churning and agitation...like some people.

Rock & Tree in Central Park

Black and white and not much in between!

Vantage

Metropolitan Museum. NYC

Backlit Glass

NYC Hotel lobby, 2013

Viewpoint

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 2013

On the Other Platform

NYC Subway, 2013. Anyone over there taking a photo of us?

Mini-Garden in Town

Telluride, CO 2013 a nice spot of green on a shopping street.

Barn Shadows

Film: Shapes, patterns, textures, materials, functions, .... at that time of day...

Armpit

Street Scene, NYC, 2013

Dawn in the Wood, One of 4 by Guest S. Unrau

Photo by Sebastian Unrau, 2015 (my title, not his). Captivating eyes! A master of lighting...

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