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Tip #4

May 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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TIP #4:

Want to look taller?  Similar tones on top and bottom.

Want to look shorter?  Outfits with a lot of contrast…light top and dark bottom.


The Story Behind…Yavapai Point

May 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…
Yavapai Point

Yavapai Point offers excellent panoramic views of Havasupai Point to the west and Desert View to the east from the Grand Canyon South Rim perspective.
 
Two billion years have exposed the Grand Canyon geological history as the Colorado River cut channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
 
Experience this same view point dusted with snow.  Weather in the Grand Canyon varies according to elevation and anecdotally it has been said to have its own weather patterns.  Forested rims like Yavapai Point are high enough to receive winter snowfall but along the Colorado River temperatures are similar to low elevation desert locations.  Conditions are usually dry but substantial precipitation occurs in late summer and winter.


Add these Yavapai Point images to your home decor. 
Available framed, unframed, museum back or canvas gallery wrap.
Other images can be seen at www.BabesPhotos.com/scenics
Contact Arlene for details.

Tip #3

April 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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TIP #3:

Want to look slimmer?  Darker clothing, long sleeves, clothes that fit properly, top and bottom of same color.

Want to add weight?  Short or sleeveless tops, white or light color clothing, horizontal stripes, light colored belts.


The Story Behind…Sunrise Mittens

April 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…

Sunrise Mittens

 

Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks)… the Navajo name for Monument Valley, a Navajo Nation tribal park located in Arizona and Utah.  What a masterpiece of mesas and buttes molded over centuries by the hand of Mother Nature.

Sunrise Mittens captures the East and West Mitten Buttes, like two gigantic mittens with thumbs facing inward.  Rock layers of Organ Rock Shale, piled on with de Chelly Sandstone, topped with Moenkopi Formation and capped by Shinarump Conglomerate create a magnificent geological wonder.  Majestic scenic clouds roam above Sunrise Mittens, casting shadows below and adding to the drama of it all.

How Sunrise Mittens was shot:

  • Determine the azimuth angle for the best shot.
  • Take one 4x5 large format camera.
  • Pull the focusing cloth over your head.
  • Compose the image.
  • Insert one sheet of film (not a roll).
  • Cock the shutter…and wait…for the right light.
  • Capture it…It’s wonderous!
  • But here’s the real story.  Roll out of bed at 4:00 am and be there.
  • As Ansel Adams once said…the way to a perfect shot…f8 and be there!

Add Southwest flare to your home décor with a print of Sunrise Mittens.

Available framed, unframed, museum back or canvas gallery wrap.
Other images can be seen at www.BabesPhotos.com/scenics
Contact Arlene for details.


Tip #2

March 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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In Front Of The Camera

TIP #2:

Color selection should first be based on light or dark as the lightest part of an image becomes the focal point, whether intended or not.


Babe’s Photos at Quantum Art Gallery

March 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Babe’s Photos at Quantum Art Gallery

We are excited!!
 
Two of our scenic prints were accepted in a juried art show sponsored by the Scottsdale Galleries Association…one of eight photographers selected!
 
"Writing with Light: A Scottsdale Art District Event"
March 22-27, 2018

Winning juried artwork will be exhibited at Quantum Art Gallery, Amery Bohling Art Gallery, Carstens Fine Art Studio, Blink Gallery, and French Designer Jeweler.
 
Our artwork will be exhibited March 22-27 at:
Quantum Art Gallery, 7077 E. Main St., Suite 16, Scottsdale.


We will be at Quantum Art Gallery March 22 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm during the
Gold Palette Art Walk, "Worth a 1000 Words".

Title:  “The Rock”
Location:  Monument Valley
Photograph capture:  4x5 View Camera
Photograph print:  Ilfochrome
Finishing:  16”x 20” Museum Back on Gatorboard
Title:  “Lily Pads”
Location:  Waimea, Oahu
Photograph capture:  4x5 View Camera
Photograph print:  Ilfochrome
Finishing:  11”x11” Matted and Framed to 17”x17”
 

The Story Behind…Death Valley

March 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…
Death Valley

#1 - North from Badwater - Death Valley, California

#2 - Bent Rock Wall - Death Valley, California

Death Valley…what a morbid name for a beautiful and diverse spot on this Earth.  Towering peaks hold winter snow, rare rainstorms bring wildflowers, bighorn sheep, red-tailed hawks and wild burros may be seen and oases harbor tiny fish…believe it or not! 

But why the name Death Valley?  In 1849, during the California gold rush, prospectors called it Death Valley after 13 pioneers perished from one early wagon train, a name that still sticks today.
 
No denying, it does get hot.  Located in California, Death Valley is one of the hottest places in the world with the hottest air temperature recorded at 134ºF (1913) and hottest surface temperature recorded at 201ºF (1972).
 
Photo #1:  North from Badwater
White crystals crunched beneath our feet and the 5 mile long distance in front of us appeared ominous.  Badwater Basin is 282 feet below sea level, the lowest elevation point in North America.  During the middle of the Pleistocene era, inland lakes formed but as the area turned to desert, water evaporated leaving an abundance of evaporitic salts such as common sodium salts and borax.  Even today, a small spring-fed pool of water exists next to the road but accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make the water undrinkable or “bad water”…thus the name Badwater.
 
Photo #2:  Bent Rock Wall
Bent Rock Wall is located in Mosaic Canyon and is an example of the results of enormous geological pressures that pushed and distorted the rock over millions of years.
 
North from Badwater and Bent Rock Wall were captured on film with a 4x5 view camera.  Arriving at Badwater before sunrise, we hiked out onto the salt lake, setup our breakfast and waited for the sun to come up.  In Mosaic Canyon, we hiked through the canyon where the beauty of various formations was stunning but the most outstanding memory was the rain.  It rained in Mosaic Canyon…really!
 
Add these Death Valley images to your home decor. 
Available framed, unframed, museum back or canvas gallery wrap.
Other images can be seen at www.BabesPhotos.com/scenics
Contact Arlene for details.

Tip #1

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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TIP #1:

Color schemes for group images work best if the color palette is designed from a family of hues such as muted pastel or jewel tones, limiting color choices to two or three.


The Story Behind…Hieroglyphic Canyon

February 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…
Hieroglyphic Canyon

Hieroglyphic Canyon


It was a 1.5 mile trail that took us over a gentle slope covered with cacti until we found ourselves in a boulder-filled canyon and a wall of petroglyphs etched into the weathered surface of the cliffs.
 
As we photographed the petroglyphs, we stared at each panel and just knew that someone out there must have studied these beautiful inscriptions.  Six degrees of separation played out as we followed contacts from Phoenix, to California, to Flagstaff and found Dr. Donald E. Weaver, Jr., a recognized authority on Southwestern prehistoric rock art.  He documented rock art sites throughout Arizona, one of which was Hieroglyphic Canyon located in Gold Canyon, Arizona.
 
All it took was a call to Dr. Weaver about our Hieroglyphic Canyon photographs.  He graciously granted permission to paraphrase the history of the petroglyphs from his Monograph No. 1 and proofed the titles we assigned to each image.
 
Hieroglyphic Canyon, named by settlers in the 1800s even though it contained petroglyphs, served as a base camp for family groups of prehistoric and early historic peoples who hunted and gathered in the vicinity.
 
With inscriptions cut into the face of its vertical granite canyon walls between A.D. 900 and 1600, Hieroglyphic Canyon’s petroglyphs tell stories of Hohokam cultural groups and their descendants, the Pima.
 
Depictions of desert bighorn sheep and deer scattered among geometric shield-like elements, plant forms and human figures document the past existence of plentiful big game animals, food gathering activities and ceremonial affairs.
Reference:  The late Dr. Donald E. Weaver, Jr., Hieroglyphic Canyon, ARARA Monograph No. 1, 1985.

 

Add images of Hieroglyphic Canyon to your home decor with a custom print. 

  • Make a statement with one enlarged petroglyph.
  • Display multiple petroglyphs in a single frame.
  • Create a collection of individual prints.
  • Select a traditional frame, Museum Back or Canvas finishing treatment.

Other images can be seen at www.BabesPhotos.com/scenics
Contact Arlene for details.


The Story Behind…Kakabeka Falls

February 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…
Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls, The Niagara of the North

 
We heard it and felt it…A thunderous roar and the coolness of tiny droplets of water spraying on and about us.  Mesmerized we were as we watched the falls plummet through the river gorge.  What a magnificent sight and sound!
 
Kakabeka Falls cascades over a 130 ft. cliff on the Kaministiquia River in Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario, just west of Thunder Bay.  The name "Kakabeka" comes from the Ojibwe word gakaabikaa “waterfall over a cliff".  Because of its size and ease of access, it has been consequently nicknamed "the Niagara of the North".
 
Captured with a 4x5 camera using a slow shutter speed renders the water in the falls a silky smooth.
 
Add Kakabeka Falls to your home décor with a custom print. 
Available framed, unframed, museum back or canvas gallery wrap.
Other images can be seen at www.BabesPhotos.com/scenics
Contact Arlene for details.