IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT

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Oftentimes I cannot decide which variation of an image that I prefer to print and exhibit. I see two completely different statements with these to renderings. They each tell a unique story, and perhaps both tales are valid.

The black and white version is on exhibit at the Redwood Art Association Gallery at 603 F Street, Eureka, CA. I think the print has a visual appeal that these screenshots just cannot accomplish.

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About Thomas Bethune

THOMAS ALLEN BETHUNE I have been interested in photography for most of my life. I started taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when I was eight years old. My early subjects were trains and engineered structures as well as landscapes and family portraits. My interests and vision have matured, but the subjects that catch my eye continue to be of the same genre as my earliest visions. A neighbor man had a darkroom, and he showed me the basics of camera operation and darkroom processing. I took courses in art and photography in high school and college. I worked as an apprentice to a commercial wedding and event photographer, and I was in charge of a recreational dark room while I was in the military. As an adult, I earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Humboldt State University. My experience with film formats included 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5”. I exhibited at galleries near my home in Arcata California, and in Santa Fe New Mexico. All my current work is digital. I am scanning many of my legacy negatives and slides. I sometimes process and print the scanned negatives. I often post them on my blog. I process all of my prints with archival media. An award winning fine art photographer living in a redwood forest. BA Photography Director, Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA Co-curator, F Street Foto Gallery, Eureka CA
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1 Response to IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT

  1. Don says:

    I think you’ve said it – each tells a unique story. Both are wonderful images. I think I prefer the black and white.

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