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Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, I am persuaded that any way folk...

Steve,

I am persuaded that any way folk present is fine as there’s a wish to pick favorites and comment on the group.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, For Bob’s wonderful bird pictures,...

Steve,

For Bob’s wonderful bird pictures, they tell a story and a sequence is great. The pictures are each exceptional but not intense as the IR pictures. For many street series’s too, we can see...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 17th, 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Steve, Everyone has their own approaches. I...

Steve,

Everyone has their own approaches. I respect you liking the pictures having neighbors. I also like that in a series about something like a rally, a parade or a busy street.

Still, I...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 16th, 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
I like to give my full attention to your...

I like to give my full attention to your photographs, each on its own!

That’s what they deserve!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 16th, 2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, The pleasure from contemplating a well...

Bob,

The pleasure from contemplating a well planned and executed work of art is the reward you give us in taking your time.

One can only enjoy one great French wine at a time, one Kubrick movie...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
So tell me Bob, Do you see any emotional...

So tell me Bob,

Do you see any emotional benefit or enhanced experience in how I have presented your pictures isolated, compared to showing 3, one on top of the other?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Your IR pictures are not “”Awkward”, far from it,...

Your IR pictures are not “”Awkward”, far from it, they are well balanced, self assured to the nth and totally balanced.

UV insect vision might appear awkward as it provides color patterns we never...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 48
Posted By Asher Kelman
One cannot but admit these are impressive. ...

One cannot but admit these are impressive.

Is there a market for such images or is this just for showing capabilities of such IR filters.

I am not sure how this should be presented. Have you...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 15th, 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 170
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, It’s far easier on the eye to see just...

Bob,

It’s far easier on the eye to see just one such intense image surrounded by adequate white space!
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography September 9th, 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bob, These are impressive in B&W. ...

Bob,

These are impressive in B&W.


Nikon D800M,Noflexar 35mm f/3.5, Baader U
1/50s f/8 at 35.0mm iso2000


http://www.pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/168017846/original.jpg
Forum: Interactive Artist Showcase August 18th, 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Exhibition Quality Pictures for Discussion and Questions: OPF Gallery One, "By Appointment only"
Views: 6,920
Posted By Asher Kelman
Yes, one photograph about 11 months ago and a...

Yes, one photograph about 11 months ago and a second 3 months ago.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 13th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks for the info. I found that site, but I am...

Thanks for the info. I found that site, but I am unfamiliar with her work.

Is there somewhere a list of non specialist lenses suitable for your filters?

Also, do you similarly design IR...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 13th, 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Asher Kelman
Hmm, I have to check! I may have that lens! ...

Hmm, I have to check! I may have that lens!

Tell us about your UV filter production, seems interesting and useful!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 12th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Asher Kelman
Explain to me how sufficient UV light gets into...

Explain to me how sufficient UV light gets into the camera! Do you have a special quartz optic?

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Asher Kelman
It looks like you chose the second of the...

It looks like you chose the second of the examples you referenced. I like that balance as one doesn’t want the bg too harsh or too soft!

BRW, “contra lucem” is a term more associated with...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Asher Kelman
Makes sense! I was thinking you had such a...

Makes sense! I was thinking you had such a perfect sense of 3D space like a real predator!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography August 9th, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Asher Kelman
Are you using a tripod to get such seemingly...

Are you using a tripod to get such seemingly reproducible framing?

If it’s handheld, you are a wizard!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 19th, 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Asher Kelman
It’s the bg swirl! Was it sharpened? I...

It’s the bg swirl!

Was it sharpened?

I am wondering how it would look untouched by edge enhancement!

Asher
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art July 18th, 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By Asher Kelman
Peter, What a delightful set of...

Peter,

What a delightful set of inspirational connections you have made. Liberman’s oblique slices of giant diameter steel tubes is a simple but powerful approach to creating impressive,...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art July 18th, 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By Asher Kelman
Phil, I am thrilled that you made that...

Phil,

I am thrilled that you made that connection. I had never heard of this previously.

What is beyond amazing is that I have been working for the past week on a variation of my curves tube...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 18th, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Asher Kelman
Interesting “Petzval” skin textured “Bokeh”! ...

Interesting “Petzval” skin textured “Bokeh”!

I like this adventure.

How was it before sharpening?

Now how about taking pictures in a garden across the road in visible light!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 16th, 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Asher Kelman
I must commend the picture from “human vision” as...

I must commend the picture from “human vision” as it is subtle, like a slight wink as girl gives when her boyfriend is looking the other way 🌹!

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 15th, 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
The value of knowing what exactly the extent and...

The value of knowing what exactly the extent and cause of the pressure on nerves is utmost.

No consideration of treatments should be done before this first stage.

Osteopathy is a holdover from...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 15th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
Especially advantageous for demonstrating nerve...

Especially advantageous for demonstrating nerve compression! But MRI has new contrast agents and could today be better. I would try to talk to the head of Neuroradiology at the Medical University...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 15th, 2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
I meant a CT scan with contrast and further dye...

I meant a CT scan with contrast and further dye in the intrathecal space.

Asher
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 14th, 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
As to compression of nerves, the presentation as...

As to compression of nerves, the presentation as CT “slices” should be enough to show whether or not the nerves were compromised by the bone!

You might need the study repeated with intrathecal...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 14th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
Fabulous new picture! BTW, the early...

Fabulous new picture!

BTW, the early photographers didn’t need glass lenses either, just the classical pinhole.

The X-ray beam going through the body is akin to sunlight going through a...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography July 13th, 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Asher Kelman
Excellent picture, Jerome and I hope whatever...

Excellent picture, Jerome and I hope whatever reason you had for the CT scan proves trivial and transient! Wish you a full recovery!

This is true photography as it’s writing with light, not much...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 3rd, 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Asher Kelman
That’s the goal, James, but we do not have full...

That’s the goal, James, but we do not have full control of the sunset light nor a child’s innate personality.

One cannot go to a prison yard where there’s racism, ranks and bullying and provide a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 3rd, 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Asher Kelman
I understand the feelings of carrying around a...

I understand the feelings of carrying around a bundle of art that we treasure but have not as yet launched to the public consciousness. It’s a huge challenge.

3 years ago I embarked on a new...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography June 26th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Asher Kelman
Bravo, Klaus, A beautiful result with...

Bravo, Klaus,

A beautiful result with wonderful highlights of silver dust painted by a fine bristle brush of deft angels!

At last, the insect princesses with UV si ul aged vision have a really...
Forum: Art from Found Photographs June 23rd, 2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Asher Kelman
Beautiful! I admire Louis Armstrong and am...

Beautiful!

I admire Louis Armstrong and am so pleased for you to bring us these images.

We celebrated the Black musician but haven't respected the Black American!

Asher
Forum: Local Photography Shoot May 10th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,610
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: 624
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: 624
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: 624
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: 624
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: 624
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: 624
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: 365
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: 365
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: 620
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: 406
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: 406
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: 647
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: 647
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: 647
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: 647
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: 647
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: 647
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: 406
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: 647
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: 456
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: 18
Exhibition Quality Pictures for Discussion and Questions: OPF Gallery One, "By Appointment only"
Views: 6,920
Posted By Asher Kelman
Thanks! It’s hard to sell! A lot of...

Thanks!

It’s hard to sell!

A lot of complements don’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: 456
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: 3,610
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: 510
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 786
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...
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