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Elders in Vietnam

I am ready ……….

In 2019 Vietnam has a median age of only 26. But it is ageing rapidly. Currently individuals over the age of 60 are 12% of the total population. It is expected that this will go beyond 20% by the year 2040. Clearly this iforecase ids one of the quickest increases in the world. Remember, most of the would be elders today were wiped out during the long war. This image is of one gentleman who survived and at his age, he is full of humor – he would like to marry again, “in a heart beat” he says.

The people of this country are truly wonderful. They understand the devastation but accept it – “it was not the Vietnam war” they say “it was the American war” – collectively they are building for a better and stronger economy. I have yet to see a population that works as hard as the Vietnamese.

Image captured with the Panasonic Lumix G9 with the Leica 12-60 mm lens at 50mm. Exposure triad: f/4, 1/50 sec., ISO 400. Image was converted to B&W using Capture One.

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Poge Light

Poge Lighthouse in Cape Poge across from Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.

Photographed with the Panasonic Lumix S1R and the Lumix 24-105 f/4 lens. Exposure triad: f/14, 2 sec, ISO 100.

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Notre Dame Basilica in monochrome

Notre Dame Bascilica – Panasonic Lumix G9 with the Leica 8-18 mm lens. Hand-held. Exposure triad f/6.3, 1/2secat ISO 800.

This was another hand-held image inside Notre Dame.  I used the G9, a camera that has the best image stabilization I have experienced.  I had not enlarged a image from the G9 so tried with this one.  Using On1’s resizing I enlarged this to a 60 inch image at 300 ppi and saw no significand degredation in detail or quality.

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Fog – January 4, 2015

Today was the first day in 2015 that I picked up a camera and stepped out to see if I could get two images that I have been envisioning. The first was a tall lone tree in fog or mist the other I leave for tomorrow. I wanted it to be a monochrome image, B&W or cyanotype – I settled on B&W.  The snow against the dirt and rocks adds to the scene creating a strong foundation for the rest that is mainly an ethereal sky.

Lone Tree Panasonic Lumix GH4, 35 - 100 mm f/2.8 at 80mm. Exposure triad f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/40 sec.

Lone Tree
4:00 PM – Panasonic Lumix GH4, 35 – 100 mm f/2.8 at 80mm. Exposure triad f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/40 sec.

 

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