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Hi Everyone

I am fairly new to the forums. I signed up a month ago using Facebook & the forum won't let me sign in that way anymore, so yesterday I started from scratch.

I'm still a beginner with a nice new Nikon d3300. Most of my photography will be of my painting to go on my website & to make prints of them.

You all helped me out with some of my questions about a prime lens and other things.

As I said I'm an artist and have been for 30 years, I paint in with oil paint & am a member of "Oil Painters of America", I am a pilot ( for 30 years), & I collect & repair old pocket watches. 

I am a Disabled American Veteran from wounds received in the Vietnam War. 

I have included a photo of one of my paintings called " St. Ives Light" done when traveling with my wife to England.[attachment=8244:St. Ives light

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Welcome!

 

Love the painting - we live about 15 miles away from there!



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We love Cornwall & stay in St Mawes, my wife is a weaver & is the only American in the "Cornwall Weavers Guild", at least until MR. Trump won't allow it. :) 

Many great painting locations.



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The light is great here. No surprise then that there are some terrific artists around here. If only I had the talent to exploit it in my photography! :D



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There's an old blues song, "Mr. Crump won't 'llow no coronet playin' 'round here." Deja Vu all over again.

Isn't there a poem about St. Ives?

Photographing works of art -- paintings, and so on -- is not easy but very satisfying when you get it right.

Hollywood cameramen were always puzzled how British movie cameramen got such great lighting effects in their films. Then one went to England to shoot a film and realized that was just how the light looks over there, without any camera tricks.

Out here in the Mojave Desert the sun bores holes in the back of your brain in the summertime.



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There's an old blues song, "Mr. Crump won't 'llow no coronet playin' 'round here." Deja Vu all over again.

Isn't there a poem about St. Ives?

Photographing works of art -- paintings, and so on -- is not easy but very satisfying when you get it right.

Hollywood cameramen were always puzzled how British movie cameramen got such great lighting effects in their films. Then one went to England to shoot a film and realized that was just how the light looks over there, without any camera tricks.

Out here in the Mojave Desert the sun bores holes in the back of your brain in the summertime.

Here in Cornwall, the light is considered some of the best in England. St. Ives and Newlyn, both within twenty miles of where we live, were famous for the artists who came to live and work here. There are still a proliferation of them, some of them extremely good.

 

I will make it a personal project, over the next few months (as we come into summer) to try to capture some images which illustrate that light. Having said that, I've tried before and failed!

 

Recent failed attempts include...

DSC_8298.jpg DSC_3951.jpg DSC_4103.jpg DSC_4164.jpg DSC_3985.jpg DSC_4057.jpg DSC_4997.jpg

I'll keep trying...



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Here in Cornwall, the light is considered some of the best in England. St. Ives and Newlyn, both within twenty miles of where we live, were famous for the artists who came to live and work here. There are still a proliferation of them, some of them extremely good.

 

I will make it a personal project, over the next few months (as we come into summer) to try to capture some images which illustrate that light. Having said that, I've tried before and failed!

 

Recent failed attempts include...

attachicon.gifDSC_8298.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_3951.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_4103.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_4164.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_3985.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_4057.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_8296.jpgattachicon.gifDSC_4997.jpg

I'll keep trying...

Trying to capture that wonderful light & color is very difficult in oil paint, akin to the light at the Grand Canyon. The fun is in the attempts. The better you get the more you realize how far away the goal is.



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The better you get the more you realize how far away the goal is.

 

I think that is one of life's biggest lessons - the better you get at anything, the more critical you become of your efforts!