Author Archives: Thomas Bethune

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

SUNRISE ON THE EAST SIDE

My buddy looking at Mount Williamson and the high Sierra last month. Advertisements

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Downtown Arcata on a Quiet Morning

I took this with the 17mm tilt-shift lens on a July morning in 2016. I reprocessed this using a graduated filter instead of dropping the blue luminance to darken the sky. By doing so, I eliminated the fringing that was … Continue reading

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DONALD AND DAISY AFTER A HARD NIGHT

The morning after the night before.

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NEW RENDERINGS ON OLDER IMAGES

I am reworking some images of the past few years using new to me, techniques. I hope they speak to you.

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THE AVILA PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE DEL NORTE DOCK

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NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD TRAIN AT DEL NORTE STREET

There were a couple of tracks at Del Norte Street (the dock is behind me and to the right). I assume that this was an inbound freight. The railroad was still active in the nineteen-eighties as the timber industry was … Continue reading

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KEEPING WITH THE LEGACY TRANSPORTATION THEME

 This privately owned P51 Mustang was parked near the abandoned tower at ACV.  It was a common visitor for many months.   c.1995

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