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Saphire Beach, St. Thomas, USVI. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas, USVI. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

KRISTIN CHENOWETH and SEAN HAYES   from the Broadway score of Promises, Promises.

 

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New Yorkers in the Grove for a shower; got wetter than expected. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

BETH ROWLEY.   From the movie soundtrack of An Education.

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Paris. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©

Paris. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Silver gelatin print. ©

 

JOHNNY HARTMAN     From the Clint Eastwood film  (with Meryl Streep) The Bridges of Madison County.

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Chester Horse Show. Paul Goldfinger Photo © c. 1995 ©

Chester Horse Show. Paul Goldfinger photo © c. 1995 ©   Click to enlarge

 

SUTTON FOSTER  (From the show Anything Goes)

 

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New York City. Hand colored by Eileen herself. B & W image by Paul Goldfinger ©

New York City. Hand colored by Eileen herself. B & W image by Paul Goldfinger ©

 

PENNY AND THE QUARTERS  from the album Eccentric Soul:

 

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Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © 2014

“Dumpster 250”    Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © 2014. Click the images to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor. Blogfinger.net

We recently talked about different schools of photography and we mentioned the latest approach which uses digital cameras and special softwear.   Some of those effects can be achieved in-camera by using menus that offer a variety of novel ways to alter your images, but much more can be done with post-camera processing on computers using Photo Shop or other programs.  But many photographers today still favor traditional ways to express themselves visually through photography, even though they may still use a digital camera.

The photo above is a straight night image with natural light.  New digital cameras allow the ability to do low light images without flash. Post camera adjustments of the above photo were minimal involving some minor cropping and color enhancement.

Below is an example by Moe Demby of digital alteration of a photograph.

Self portrait by Moe Demby, BF staff. Digital manipulation. © 2014

Self portrait by Moe Demby, BF staff. Digital manipulation using an iPhone photo App. © 2014

The photo below is by Barry Underwood whose work is currently being shown the Sous Les Etoiles GAllery in New York City.   It is yet another kind of contemporary photograph where the artist stages the event.  In this case he created sculptural shapes as well as  lighting with LED’s.  He than combined those elements with a regular color photograph to create the finished product “Rodeo Beach 2009”

Rodeo Beach, 2009. By BArry Underwood. Photo from the magazine "Photograph." Image on exhibit in NYC. 2014.

“Rodeo Beach, 2009.”  By Barry Underwood. Photo from the magazine “Photograph.” Image on exhibit in NYC. 2014.

Then there is Gary Winogrand who created a form of street photography in the mid 20th century that paid little attention to composition or image niceties. He was after scenes about how people lived their lives, and he produced hundreds of thousands of pictures. Below is one of his typical images from the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  It was obtained with a simple 35 mm camera and black/white film .

This photo is from a current show of Winogrand’s work at “The Getty.”  It is the simplest form of photography, and yet it is, in some ways, the most complicated.

LA International Airport 1964 by Gary Winogrand. J. Paul Getty Museum.

LA International Airport 1964 by Gary Winogrand. J. Paul Getty Museum.

 

Elvis drives into Vegas for the first time. This digital photo is taken off the moving imagery by Paul Goldfinger. Modern camera sensors helped me with this one.

 

 

So, if you thought that photography consisted only of snapping pictures, this review gives you a tiny idea about a variety of ways that photography can be used to express an artist’s ideas and to convey them to the viewer.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Photography editor @Blogfinger.net

 

HAROLD HASTINGS AND JILL HAWORTH:   If you want to do photography you have to go where the action is–Life is a Cabaret.

 

 

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Ft. Myers, Fla. January, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ft. Myers, Fla. January, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

THE HEARTBEATS:

 

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Chatsworth, New Jersey. Pine Barrens.   Paul Goldfinger ©. Oct. 21, 2018 Blogfinger.net  click to enlarge.

 

Paul Goldfinger © Cranberry Festival. Oct. 21, 2018. ©  This kid ate too many berries and was rushing to the metal can called Mr. Bob’s on the door.

 

By Paul Goldfinger at the New Jersey Cranberry Festival.  (This year, 2022, it will be held on October 15 and 16. It’s fun, but get there early.  About one hour drive south. to Chatsworth,  NJ)

The food stand on the top photo had a sign that said, “Shiksabob.”

We wondered about that dish.  Was their word spelling correct for their language, or was this an English misspelling ?

We said it over and over until we figured out that it was a misspelled word:  Let’s try “Shiskabob.”  No–that’s not a word.

Then we said:   “Sishkabob,” but no, that was rejected.

But we finally realized that it was “Shishkabob,” but we tried so many versions that we began speaking gibberish and we seemed to have become fahblunget.   Or farblunget.   Oh, “farblunget” means hopelessly screwed up in Yiddish.

And, last but not least, the correct word (s) is “shish kabob.”   And even though I briefly thought I was having a stroke, we finally became coherent again as we walked to our car.

On the way,  there was a row of toilets at the Cranberry Festival with the name “Mr. Bob’s” on each  door.  A lady came out of one and walked towards me.

I held out my hand and said, “Hi, I’m Mr. Bob, and that will be 50 cents. ”   She laughed and breezed by.  No more Mr. Bob jokes.

 

BILL MONROE AND HIS BLUEGRASS BOYS

 

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Ocean Grove. July 18, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Blogfinger.net ©

 

 

LOS LOBOS  from the original soundtrack of La Bamba.

 

 

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Carousel on the boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger photograph. 2014 ©

Carousel on the boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger photograph. 2014 ©

 

SHIRLEY JONES and the GIRLS’ CHORUS.  From the Broadway show Carousel.

 

Carousel was the favorite show written by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein III  (words).  It opens with a carnival scene.

 

This song is “What’s the Use of Wondrin'”

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