Hello! and welcome to our website.
The images you'll see here, are derived from photographs my wife and I have taken, and continue to take, in the course of our travels, both at home and abroad, and they are available as prints.
As such (unless otherwise indicated), they're centered on standard (8.5 x 11) sheets of glossy or matte finish photo paper, provided without mats or frames, and most are available in color or grayscale (b/w).
Digital manipulation has (insofar as possible) been kept to a minimum, and restricted (also insofar as possible) to what might be done in a darkroom (cropping, adjustments for color, brightness and contrast, etc).
We've amassed quite a collection over the years.
There are mountains and valleys, oceans and deserts, animals and plants, people and places, etc, etc, etc.
Some may look familiar. Our work has been displayed on the website of, Nature Gallery by Greyhawk (no longer active), the message boards at Nature Photographers Network (NPN), Photo Migrations, OlePro @ Shutterfly, OlePro Friends @ Yuku, and occasionally at Travel Photographers Network (TPN). In fact, some of the images may even be making a subsequent appearance on this site. We also maintain a portfolios of our images at bricartsmedia.org and dpreview.com but don't change them at those locations quite as often as we do here.
The philosophy behind our photography is very simple.
1. A photograph, like a painting, a pen and ink drawing, a pencil sketch, etc, is a piece of art. The elements of its creation, (composition, highlight, shadow, shape, form, etc) are the same. The difference is in the tools used to create or capture the image, and the time it takes to do so.
2. A photographic image (like any other piece of art) should tell a story, or evoke some kind of feeling or emotion (preferably positive or at least not overly negative) in the viewer. If it does that, itís a success.
3. A camera, from the simplest point and shoot to the most advanced pro model available, is a time trap. When we view a scene, weíre not viewing the physical elements of that scene. We're viewing the light reflected from those elements at that particular point in space, at that particular time. A camera has the unique ability to capture, store, and preserve, a visual record of those reflections. Itís from such records, that our, as well as all other photographic images, are derived.
All our images are copyrighted, and we ask that you respect that copyright.
If you'd like additional information regarding one or more of these images, you can request it via the e-mail link in the top (header) or left (links) panel of this sites (index) homepage (which is what you should be on if you've accessed the site the way it's intended to be accessed), or the top or bottom of any of the image pages.
Plain text please, no attachments, commercials , or sales pitches, and include the images file# in the subject line. The file# is the first line of text, just below the image, to the image's right or left, or occasionally above it.
E-mails not meeting the above criteria, will be discarded.
For example. If you were asking about the penguin at the top of the sites homepage (index), your subject line would include a reference to "N105B94x16A". That's the file# of the file from which that image was derived. Including the publish date, and page on which you saw the image, would be helpful, but not necessary. The publish date appears under the pages link in the panel on the left, and the top or bottom of the image pages. The image page you're on, appears in your browsers address bar, or under the e-mail link at the top or bottom of the image page itself.
You can enter the information (file#, image page, date of publication) however you choose, but a very simple way of doing it might be to use a path type format as in this example.
Date of Publication\Image Page\File
Allow at least 4 or 5 weeks for a reply (we'll get back to you sooner if we can), as we may be off adding to our collection.
As you can see, this page is made up of three panels. Banner at the top, links on the left, welcome in the middle. We've also designed it to stay put until you actually leave the site. In other words, clicking a link on the left, will get you to the associated location, via a second window. Closing or minimizing that window, will reveal this one. As for the links at the top and bottom of the image pages themselves, they'll get you from page to page within the same window. The site itself, is designed for viewing at a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
You'll notice that we don't use thumbnails. Rather than small thumbnail images, that link to full-size one-to-a-page counterparts, we decided to go with larger than thumbnail, smaller than full-size, more than one-to-a-page images, and link to the pages.
The plan for the images, is to change them periodically (though not necessarily all at once), and at varying intervals, the frequency of which will depend on where we are and\or what we're doing.
The date of last update (publish date) for a particular image-page appears in "month\day\year" format, under the pages link on the left, and the top or bottom of the image pages themselves.
All that aside! If this is your first visit, do come back. If you've visited before, thanks for returning.
Again! Welcome to our website, and we hope you enjoy your visit........E. Schultz
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