Betharr is a photographer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While she considers herself to be amateur, her eye is very well trained. I love how she captures moments in the city; casual street life and people going about their business, as well as moments of humanity.
Betharr on “Lunch”:
I was on Shopping to see the 3D “Avatar” while the film does not begin … walking and photographing …I saw this scene. The loneliness of the person caught my attention.
I love the contrast of foreground to background, the casual behavior of eating a meal alone while a city moves in the background. The bars in the glass add another pleasant element of framing.
The above photo was taken during one of my overnight Alcatraz stays 5 years ago. It’s an infrared capture using a camera with a special mode that flips out the infrared block filter that’s in front of the sensor. All digital cameras have IR block filters directly in front of the imaging sensor. Screwing on a B+W 093 infrared pass filter in front of the lens then blocks all visible light, letting only infrared wavelengths hit the sensor.
I’ve got a ton of Alcatraz pix taken awhile back. I’m just starting to process them in now in Lightroom 3. I’m getting much better results than what I achieved in the past. I’ll post some up here on All City from time to time going forward…
Market St. in downtown San Francisco. Showing off the San Francisco Shopping Center. This shot was taken with the Mir 26b lens that I have attached to my camera. It produces wildly unpredictable results. I’m torn between two camps; I like funky lenses for my camera, but I have lust for sharp, well produced prime lenses that produce much sharper results. I guess they produce two different characters, and I love character.
Ever wonder what it’s like to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of Bay Area photographers for hours, waiting to photograph an amazing event? Last November, my friend and local photographer Cleve did just that… and he managed to get a very different take on the annual lighting of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. In Cleve’s own words…
“Once a year, around mid-November, they relight the original 1872 Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. This being my third time photographing the event, rather than take the same old shots of just the lighthouse I tried to capture the whole event, including the hundreds of photographers that attend it. I figured the best way to do this would be a timelapse. Not only did the timelapse capture the movement of the light and the activity of the photographers, it also let me step back and catch up with old friends some of whom I only see at this event, and meet new photographers who are invariably in awe of the light show. I just tell them: wait ‘til you see it in the fog.”