Carl Henry Rinne—the Grandfather I Knew

November 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
C. Henry Rinne (1880-1963) In my last post, I wrote about the grandfather I never knew, so this time I want to speak about Grandpa Rinne who was a big part of our lives until his death in December of 1963 a few weeks after the assassination of John Kennedy. Carl Henry Rinne was born in 1880 into a large family of German immigrants who found the...
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The Grandfather I Never Knew

August 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Henry A. Yeager (1896-1947) My last post I talked about my father and how he introduced me to photography when I was a kid. I thought I would present a bit of background on him and my grandfathers—Carl Henry Rinne and Henry Yeager. Both of my grandfathers went by the name Henry so I guess it was inevitable that I was christened with that name. (Qu...
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Why another photo blog?

July 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I have relaunched my website featuring my photographs over the last 13 years or so. Along with the relaunch, I also want to revive this blog although it never really got started. I did publish two blogs which have been read by a few people. Even though this blog is being published on a photography web site, I will not restrict my writing. I want to...
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Color within the Monochrome Image

October 23, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
When I first saw Spielberg's film set in WWII Poland, Schindler's List, I was especially interested in the way in which he used color. The contemporary scenes in color vs. the flashback scenes set in the 1940s in monochrome (is WWII forever a B & W era?). The startling appearance of the girl in the red dress, however, made a strong impression. The...
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NIK at work....

August 31, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
After purchasing the complete edition of NIK Software plug-ins for Aperture 3, I have been learning the various programs. I started working with ColorEfex and SilverEfex with excellent results. The selective control points allowed for very precise control. Here's one converted in SilverEfex: I appreciate the finishing borders as they offer an...
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