Current Residence: Valhalla Favourite genre of music: JS Bach, R Wagner Favourite photographer: Y Karsh Operating System: OSX Shell of choice: Cowrie Wallpaper of choice: M'oan Favourite cartoon character: Bullwinkle J. Moose Personal Quote: I was born in a log cabin which I had helped my father to build
Favourite Visual Artist
Dr. Strangelove; Jeremiah Johnson
Favourite TV Shows
House; Law & Order: Criminal Intent; Star Trek: DS9
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Birgit Nilsson, Jon Vickers, Grateful Dead
Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov; Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clark
Hockey sur glace
Tools of the Trade
Music. Writing, Photography (tho I\'m retired) Look for me in the virtual world of SecondLife
Thus the Grand Canyon is a land of song. Mountains of music swell in the rivers, hills of music billow in the creeks, and meadows of music murmur in the rills that ripple over the rocks. Altogether it is a symphony of multitudinous melodies. All this is the music of waters.
John Wesley Powell
The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons
My first camera, at age 7, was a fully manual Kodak folding model. My father, a Navy photographer, had acquired it at the end of WW2. It used 620 roll film — little different than 120 film — and employed a leather bellows to separate the lens from the film plane. The negative size was 2 ¼ inches by 3 ¼ inches, 8 images per roll. A photo using this camera — at Tiger Balm Gardens, Hong Kong in 1962 when I was 13 — is here http://StarTyger.deviantart.com/art/Tiger-Balm-Gardens-Hong-Kong-27965236 My understanding of the relationship between f-stop and shutter speed was already second nature. Since it was a
How can I complain?
I now have my own gallery, exclusively displaying my images in a striking multi-story museum-like setting. What more could any artist--especially a photographer--ask for?
Well, of course, I must confess that it's all an illusion: only pixels on a screen generated by a computer running the virtual world of Second Life.
But, still...the Great Light Gallery is a DAMN nice gallery.
I rent the land--a bit more than 5,000 sq. meters--on an island--for around $L12,000/mo (about $40 USD"$L" stands "Linden", the unit of currency in SL, named for Linden Labs, the corporate owner. You can get $L1000 for around $4 USD) P