phil wright: Blog http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) phil wright photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:58:00 GMT Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:58:00 GMT http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v72/u665784888-o775850866-50.jpg phil wright: Blog http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 "Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking." http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/140206043665
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/140206043665 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 02:06:22 GMT
framedI drove past this spot a few days ago, and this mysterious... http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/138505497887

framed

I drove past this spot a few days ago, and this mysterious frame has now disappeared - in fact the whole building is about to disappear.

Still, the picture remains. It’s good that way, photography is.

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/138505497887 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:00:46 GMT
statueI have noticed an alarming personal trend of late, wherein... http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/138141918170

statue

I have noticed an alarming personal trend of late, wherein I seem to be taking a lot of pictures in and around home. Not that that isn’t an admirable pursuit in its own way, but it means that I’m not taking pictures outside of the home, which is what I think I should be doing.

Anyway, this is one of them and I like it. I wanted to show the statue in a different and unique way. You can’t actually ever see it like this, with the really thin depth of field and in black and white (and formatted vertically!).

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) But the camera can picture it like this and then you have something unique. Don't know why I hash-tagged that last sentence. What does it all mean? http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/138141918170 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:50:43 GMT
corpuscle-islands: Emmet Gowin, from his series ‘Petra’ A... http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137854808940





corpuscle-islands:

Emmet Gowin, from his series ‘Petra’

A wonderful series from a great photographer - wish I’d bought the book way back when.

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137854808940 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:48:53 GMT
"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of land http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137807130425 To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,

To gain all while you give,

To roam the roads of lands remote,

To travel is to live.



-

Hans Christian Andersen

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137807130425 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:59:47 GMT
aeroplaneThere’s a place just 4km north of Tullamarine airport... http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137611291615

aeroplane

There’s a place just 4km north of Tullamarine airport where you can park and watch various aircraft come in on their landing approaches. Well alright, not everyone’s cup of tea (although there is a coffee van there and I’m sure they’d do tea if you asked nicely) but I quite enjoyed the exercise of trying to get some pictures over the course of an hour or so.

One of my cameras had a meltdown while I was doing it and I’m not sure if this led to the dark patch on the right hand side. Turns out that part of the circuit board fried and disabled the camera’s ability to take shots on a manual exposure setting. I now have a replacement camera (that one was, in fairness, over thirty years old) so I guess I could go back and do it again - if the flight of fancy takes me.

Now that I look properly, these things are rather beautiful, aren’t they.

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/137611291615 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 01:02:34 GMT
Meeting Mary Ellen | Leicaphilia http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/136589713365 Meeting Mary Ellen | Leicaphilia:

I wrote a story about my workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the wonderful photographer and teacher, Mary Ellen Mark.


Check it out! It’s a good blog.

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/136589713365 Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:07:04 GMT
phone phantom, cowes, 24-11-15 http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/136284911883

phone phantom, cowes, 24-11-15

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/136284911883 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:00:38 GMT
sight-seeing cruise, south yarra, november 2015 http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/136141045680

sight-seeing cruise, south yarra, november 2015

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/136141045680 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:00:42 GMT
metro, melbourne 23-12-15 http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135962726140

metro, melbourne 23-12-15

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135962726140 Sat, 26 Dec 2015 00:01:02 GMT
valerian: “You need a Leica if you’re going to shoot real life and happiness. Kind-heartedness,... http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135308490245 valerian:

“You need a Leica if you’re going to shoot real life and happiness. Kind-heartedness, life and people: it all boils down in the long run to love and affection. The Leica has just the right lens, shutter noise, and style to make it go perfectly with this kind of feeling.  Like I said before, the Leica makes its presence in an incredibly reserved way. You get the impression that even the subject of your photo looks calmer and gentler.  

It looks really refined and expensive as well. That’s another thing I like about it. With a cheap and shoddy camera all you can take are cheap and shoddy photographs. The photographs you take are a reflection of the camera you’re using!”

- Nobuyoshi Araki
via Self, Life, Death

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135308490245 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:54:19 GMT
"From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had publis http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135308440400 From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things.

When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with.

At 75 I’ll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects.

When I am 80 you will see real progress.

At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself.

At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist.

At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before.

To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawing.



- Hokusai Katsushika
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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/135308440400 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:52:25 GMT
loughrigg 2010 http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/133058145680

loughrigg 2010

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/133058145680 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:33:33 GMT
"Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/131739193975
- Orson Welles, The Third Man
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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/131739193975 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 02:29:29 GMT
"Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/130674761790
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Dr. Seuss

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/130674761790 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:43:02 GMT
disciplebrighton http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129975563630

disciple

brighton

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129975563630 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 02:22:38 GMT
ambulantst. kilda http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129484156815

ambulant

st. kilda

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129484156815 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:15:29 GMT
constructionrichmond http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129065153965

construction

richmond

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/129065153965 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:27:57 GMT
melbourneACMI http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/128906360195

melbourne

ACMI

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/128906360195 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 02:19:16 GMT
red holden uteyallingup, WA, 1980 http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/128254411405

red holden ute

yallingup, WA, 1980

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photoeclipse@bigpond.com (phil wright) http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/128254411405 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:20:56 GMT