Happy Mother’s Day

Bluewater Shore copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale Today is Mother's Day, a day in America to celebrate all mom's everywhere. Although she passed away many years ago, I still miss my mom. Mother's Day is also about the celebration of women and all that they do, even if they have chosen not to be a mom.... Continue Reading →

Negative Perspective

Untitled #192801 (Anthropogenic Crisis series) copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale - Yes, a literal negative perspective of one of my Memory Pods photographs that I was evaluating and tweaking late last night in the full spirit of my Experiment/Play process. I am not sure fully what to make of these negative (inverted) images of this and... Continue Reading →

When is an artistic series complete?

Memory Pods #074252 2021copyright Douglas Stockdale - This question, when is an artistic series complete? was one of the many questions that Brooks Jensen, editor of LensWork, asked me in my very first interview. It is a question that as you can imagine that has stuck with me. As background I had submitted my Roadside... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – 2021 Experiment/Play

Memory Pods (#192128) copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 Yesterday when I published my update article about my progress on my eighth year of working on my Memory Pods series, I did not discuss something new for this series that I started my experiment/play process with. Up until this year, I have been keeping the background in... Continue Reading →

Flowing water – flow of time

Arroyo Trabuco (3121) copyright Douglas Stockdale When I was down in the Arroyo Trabuco earlier this week, I had lamented about not having my tripod. I had also stated that I bracketed my exposures since I was in the sub-1/50th of a second range (hand holding below this is problematic with a 50mm lens) and... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – eighth year completed

Copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale Interesting that as my eight year of photographing my Memory Pods series comes to a close, I was actually thinking that this might be the last year to photograph my subjects. Okay, phase 1 of photographing my botanical subject is finished and now into phase 2 of creatively interpreting the photographic... Continue Reading →

Samsung s21 Ultra – botanical portrait

While reviewing the capabilities of my new Samsung s21 Ultra, I had noted with much interest in their 'Portrait' mode, which if I understood correctly allowed the photographer to "Adjust the background of your shots for portrait photos." Not sure what those adjustments were as I noted in the last article about the s21U manual,... Continue Reading →

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