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


I shared the black and white image today at the Redwood Camera Club meeting and critique. The image is of the Rogue River in nearby Oregon. Advertisements

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From a few years ago.

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An image from some years back that I reworked today. It is of a stretch of abandoned highway that is sometimes used for backcountry packers to get to a wonderful campground directly above the ocean. It is near Stone Lagoon … Continue reading

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Yesterday around sunset.

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Overlooking the mouth of the Mad River at Clam Beach January 10, 2019.

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This evening.

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Early morning light on the Alabama Hills and the eastside of the Sierra Nevada.

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