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

HAND TINTED TRAIN

Colorized train at Laws Museum near Bishop, CA. Pardon me if I shared this before. Advertisements

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TWO WINDOWS AND A DOOR

I am having a challenging time sorting out in my head which version of this image works the best. It is interesting how much a small cropping can affect the mood of an image. Is the bottom rendering the strongest … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT

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 … Continue reading

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MORE ALLEY WORK

I thought that I completed my work in the business district of Eureka. Instead, I see that my study is taking me deeper into the workings of the city.

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LET’S KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

Perhaps it is just me, but I cannot easily find a place to rest my eyes in this image. They finally settle on the greenish horizontal strip near the center. Perhaps that is all right. I am open to comments. … Continue reading

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DUAL REALITY

In Eureka last week.

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OPERA ALLEY

Opera Alley in Eureka the other day.

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