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Forum: Local Photography Shoot May 10th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,134
Posted By Asher Kelman
My good friend, David, Thanks for the...

My good friend, David,

Thanks for the messages! We look forward to meeting you both finally!

I did reply!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 8th, 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
Fabulous! Did you watch the spider catch prey? ...

Fabulous! Did you watch the spider catch prey?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 8th, 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
To add to the idea that the UV patterns might...

To add to the idea that the UV patterns might help pollinators get information on flowers usefull to them, there is some evidence that in addition to attractive colors and scents, the flower also...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 8th, 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
It could be that some flower platforms are best...

It could be that some flower platforms are best as disguising the pollinators from their common predators!

Why didn’t I think of that before!!

Well so far I have found no scientific reports on...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 8th, 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
A wonderful advantage. I would like a full size...

A wonderful advantage. I would like a full size MF sensor with that fovea pixel-dense central high resultion feature. One does not need peripheral information except for aporoaching threads and...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 7th, 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
While we are going for that, why not add a zoom...

While we are going for that, why not add a zoom lens! Interesting that hunters don’t seem to have ever managed to evolve zoom optics!

Perhaps if they did, they would become so efficient that they...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 7th, 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Asher Kelman
Here, we win easily! I would wish for a...

Here, we win easily!

I would wish for a switch to UV if we could do it at will, but we are damned fortunate to have been given human vision!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 6th, 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Asher Kelman
The reason why I ask is that I try to think of...

The reason why I ask is that I try to think of how the UV and IR patterns in insect vision help it attract the pollinators it depends on. We would expect that most features observable in insect...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography May 6th, 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Asher Kelman
Is this a cultivar or newly discovered but...

Is this a cultivar or newly discovered but naturally developed?


Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 30th, 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Asher Kelman
Tony, I am so pleased you persevered and...

Tony,

I am so pleased you persevered and extracted the proper form of URL from Flickr. Do you know it will be part of Smugmug shortly?

I would have thought this was a painstakingly made...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 30th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Asher Kelman
Klaus, This set of pictures reminds me of...

Klaus,

This set of pictures reminds me of school prayers in High School in London. Each day there was a reading from the Bible which ended with the words,

”Here endeth the lesson!”

Your...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 30th, 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Asher Kelman
Klaus, I feel so good for really having...

Klaus,

I feel so good for really having spent time on these pictures and I am so proud of myself for observing something not only pretty but also unique!

Perhaps it comes from my years of...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
Gentle white Border

This is the heart of one of the best wine regions in the world; the town center and the monolithic church of Saint-Émilion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-%C3%89milion). It is also a World...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
Framing and white space on steroids.

Antonio Correia has really taken out all the stops here. It required first of all a fabulopus idea for a photograph, then it was made superbly and from nowhere we have it being broken up and...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
No border but empty white space in one area.

Here, inm a sgot from an outdoor art show in sunny, high noon, Venice Californa, I have no border, and look at the problem in the sun-bleached upper right hand corner.



...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
Internalizing the frame!

http://maggieterlecki.com/opf/exploration.jpg

Maggie Terlecki: Untitled



This is. an effective but highly unusual technique works well here, but I would warn others that it also requires on...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
A well-crafted thin black frame and generous white Matt!

Antonio Correia has developed a thin black frame and large white Matt combination that works absolutely perfectly in both marking off the zone of the picture in its larger wall space and also...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 28th, 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
Here, no border works best, as we are packed richly to the edge.

Wolfgang has no border here as part of the esthetic of the design is that it is packed with matter, all the way to the edges.




...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 28th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Asher Kelman
I think in this set, the bee vision might edge...

I think in this set, the bee vision might edge out what we see!

This is a great color combo for current fashion!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 25th, 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Asher Kelman
Borders: Gilt & Ornate to simple or. none at all! The evolution of the frame!

We have all sorts of habits in photography for creating a frame for the already impressive photograph.

Having said that, and that your work is worthy of proper curation, think about the whole...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 12th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Asher Kelman
If we knew everything, life would be boring and...

If we knew everything, life would be boring and we’d have no jobs as scientists!

Asher
Forum: Interactive Artist Showcase April 10th, 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Exhibition Quality Pictures for Discussion and Questions: OPF Gallery One, "By Appointment only"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks! It’s hard to sell! A lot of...

Thanks!

It’s hard to sell!

A lot of complements do t pay the rent or buy bread eggs and milk!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 10th, 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Asher Kelman
Klaus, Your work always gets me thinking...

Klaus,

Your work always gets me thinking about the investment the plant makes in this decoration!

The UV has the most drama. I wonder if we know anything about the different investments and...
Forum: Local Photography Shoot March 25th, 2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,134
Posted By Asher Kelman
Let me know when you will be in town! Asher

Let me know when you will be in town!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography March 23rd, 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Asher Kelman
Will you be flying over here? Asher

Will you be flying over here?

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 17th, 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
Fahim, To me this is impressive, the result...

Fahim,

To me this is impressive, the result of Power and wealth, like the pyramids of Egypt or the Eiffel Tower. It is designed to be awesome and indeed it is! But is it art? No but it IS full of...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 17th, 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
Fahim, While We do not know the...

Fahim,


While We do not know the circumstances of this picture, as of yet, it is as timeless as one could conjure up!

Either it’s brilliant nudes art, one of the best “Reclining Nudes” I have...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 15th, 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
Exactly! Now @Fahim: do you relate to this...

Exactly!

Now @Fahim: do you relate to this image as "Timeless" or is it merely a matter of unreliable individual opinion?

Are there any pictures you know such as these that seem to you to be...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 11th, 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
Fahim, Of course you are correct. But having...

Fahim,

Of course you are correct. But having accepted that, what images have youi seen here that you would want to save for posterity beyond those of your own family. Are there image which...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 26th, 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
I challenge others to seek a favorite from your...

I challenge others to seek a favorite from your own work, others here in OPF or elsewhere, showing such iconic behavior, for all of us celebrate, connect with and bond to!


Take a risk!

🙏
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 26th, 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
I am repeating my comment today, in Robert...

I am repeating my comment today, in Robert Watcher's thread:





Robert,

Brilliant! Simply unbeatable craft! You didn't just ace the shot...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 26th, 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Asher Kelman
What makes for the "Timeless Photograph"

I would ask everyone to look, at their own work, or those of others in OPF such as for example here (http://openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=183615#post183615) and to select a...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography February 18th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Asher Kelman
We do not know the full significance of color,...

We do not know the full significance of color, but it adds such a lot of extra signaling possibilities that arise from the evolution of color discrimation in animals.

Plants exploit this. Then...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 26th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Asher Kelman
I like the human perception, but here, I think...

I like the human perception, but here, I think that the butterfly is having far more fun! :)



...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 14th, 2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Asher Kelman
Is there any reason why you cannot make a new...

Is there any reason why you cannot make a new convention in which the resultant colors are mapped only into color spaces where the landed color would show as being beatifully complementary or fitting...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 13th, 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Asher Kelman
The second of the set could work for me if I...

The second of the set could work for me if I didnt know of the shot in visible light. Its hard to imagine the assigned colors in the last two.

Now do we have any idea what colors the insect might...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Asher Kelman
I wonder about the replicant in Blade Runner...

I wonder about the replicant in Blade Runner meeting the Handmaiden in the Handmaiden's Tale!

But that is looking way forward!


Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Asher Kelman
Grand Portage, Minnesota ...

Grand Portage, Minnesota

https://img00.deviantart.net/048c/i/2018/001/1/b/grand_portage__minnesota_by_rufusthered-dbykf33.jpg
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Asher Kelman
I was rsally wondering about that curved water...

I was rsally wondering about that curved water effect. I think that it is partly really!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Asher Kelman
Mike, Glad that the director's thoughts...

Mike,

Glad that the director's thoughts managed to survive the economics. The movie itself could have been a play staged in the Coliseum in Rome and there would indeed have been no record.
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Asher Kelman
Mike, Thanks for the eductation and...

Mike,

Thanks for the eductation and insight! I guess I totally missed this lesson from Bladerunner each of the 4 times I saw it!





What a superb vision. I wondered what lens you had...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Read my answer to Antonio. It will be either in a...

Read my answer to Antonio. It will be either in a City owned area adjacent to the sand of the beach, directly anchored to Mother Earth, or in some other City.

Asher
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Antonio, The wind makes that choice, as the...

Antonio,

The wind makes that choice, as the boat rotates in a brisk wind!

The sand by the beach belongs to the County of Los Angeles. I am mapping selected unused locations owned by the City...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Antonio, I find your option agreeable! ...

Antonio,

I find your option agreeable!

In the final installation, there is no concrete "pot" and no railings. Instead the grey round column rests on a new, (4.5 meter high, by 1 meter square),...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 1,564
Posted By Asher Kelman
Doug, I so appreciate your attention and...

Doug,

I so appreciate your attention and kind comment! I know you will be making force diagrams to figure out how we solved problems! That's the fun of art and engineering: preposterous but...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 27th, 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Small Puff I have built a more delicate...

Small Puff


I have built a more delicate wind component weight some 1/20th of the 1000 lb orignal version, to complete the sculpture with the this motif.


...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Doug, I am thrilled that someone identified...

Doug,

I am thrilled that someone identified the rollers correctly. How did you do that? Yes, the precision of the rollers is a big deal. These are massive and hugely expensive.

There is a...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 1,564
Posted By Asher Kelman
Here's the design of the double bearing assembly...

Here's the design of the double bearing assembly will deals with the tortion loads on the supporting column.

http://openphotographyforums.com/2017_AK/66C9CA8C-FB16-4731-A7E5-F7CAE1286CFB_800.jpg...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
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Posted By Asher Kelman
Well, Peter, Your artistic intuition and...

Well, Peter,

Your artistic intuition and tastes serve you well. The original design was a simple hidden anchor in the ground, but the City required the sculpture to be housed in a concrete pot...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 23rd, 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 1,564
Posted By Asher Kelman
Why the Steel Structure Can Withstand a 214.7 mph Storm!

Doug,

You as an engineer with a fascination for steel in giant machines, would appreciate our task in building a safe strcuture for pedestrians to be nearby.

First I wanted it to be able to...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 23rd, 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 1,564
Posted By Asher Kelman
View from North, Pacific Ocean 0.5 miles to...

View from North, Pacific Ocean 0.5 miles to right.



http://openphotographyforums.com/2017_AK/[Group 0]-IMG_6212_IMG_6245-33 images_0000_Convext looking from North_FLAT_1200.jpg

Asher Kelman:...
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