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

GLACIER

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I WAS AWAY FROM HOME FOR AWHILE

At Two Medicine, Glacier National Park.

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GALVANIZED

I took this while I was on a bike ride in the Arcata bottoms.

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MORE FUN WITH COLOR AND INTERESTING BUILDINGS

Once a bustling hotel, The Clyde Hotel at Tulelake, CA is now a condemned structure.

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A CLEARER RENDERING OF WHAT I WANT TO SHARE

As I stated before, I often need to “sit” with an image for awhile before it comes to maturity. I think that this one is nearly fully rendered.

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OVER THE TOP WITH THE COLOR?

I drove past this gem for over thirty years without stopping to photograph. I finally decided to hop onto my bicycle with my travel camera the other day, and stopped there while there were no cars parked out front. I … Continue reading

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PEBBLE BEACH

Castle Rock from Pebble Beach, Crescent City.

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