America The Beautiful
Our Picture This! assignment this month was America The Beautiful, and we received images from all over this great land. The feelings for our country are stronger than ever now, and many people chose to include the Stars and Stripes in their images. But we also got a good share of pictures showing the pure beauty and grandeur of our land.
Tina Wright made this image of cholla cactus with Arizona Highway 88
in the background in the Superstition Wilderness Area. She used a Nikon
F4s with a Sigma 17-35mm lens mounted on a Bogen tripod with an exposure
of 1/30 sec at f/22 on Kodak E100VS film.
Picture This! - Our Next Assignment
Ever since photography began
people have been lining up, or have been posed, in the classic group portrait.
But these images tell us more than just a recording of faces in places--they
speak of the times and the social interaction among family, friends, and
often odd groups of people assembled for some event. This tintype is from
the 19th century and the people are posed in the classic triangle. The
photo was made, no doubt, in some summer resort, perhaps by an itinerant
photographer who would set up for the season and then be on the road again.
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