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December 27, 2007

Sweet AGA Stove

Some will wonder why the dickens post an English stove!? Never mind it just sits there preheated like a water heater, ready to cook. A sheet of oysters take 7 minutes in the top right oven; perfect every time. Never mind I like to eat. Never mind I live with a great cook.

It's also a test for a photographer. Lots of stainless steel and black reflective surfaces. I like good food and I like a challenge. Sweet AGA.

December 26, 2007

Hotel Cozumel

After a frenzy of work and holidays in November and December, it's very calming to just sit and look at the pool scene from our hotel in Cozumel last month.

Click the photo above to make it bigger, then sit back and relax imagining you're there right now. Water temp is 82F; air temp is in the mid 80s. Ahhhhhh.

We were there working with two new tails (see Nov-Dec entries), so we didn't get much of this serenity. But, it's nice to imagine it .

December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

December 24, 2007

Mask Work 2

More mask work.

December 23, 2007

Mask Work

In Photoshop, we often work with masks. The Photoshop mask allows us to work on a specific area of a photo.

We worked with mulitple masks in this shot from last Thursday. One from Photoshop and one from Las Vegas.

December 22, 2007

A Roman Gladiator in Virginia Beach

I was waiting for my car getting new tires this morning and saw this Roman gladiator in the parking lot next door. Combine that with carrying a new Canon body (EOS-1Ds MkIII) with an 85mm f1.2 lens that I'm loving and this is what some portraits can look like.

December 21, 2007

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

I'm drawn to juxtapositions of a human form with rough craggy environments; this one from the desert southwest a few weeks ago. Natural environments work well, but I also like industrial settings.

December 19, 2007

Underwater Photographer Chris Crumley; No Camera

Last month in Mexico, Christina and I had finished shooting on this dive and were drifting along in the Cozumel current. She took the housing and shot a few frames of me doing nothing.

Even with water temperature at 81-82F, the hat helps keep the heat in on long dives. I have two; the other one has red air vents that look like horns. The vents release air trapped in the cap and provide a certain amount of comic relief.

December 17, 2007

Nice Man

At the party bar in a photographer friend's loft studio last week, the bartender and I leaned in close and I ordered a diet Coke. When he'd poured the diet, I asked for "just a pinch of rum." He smiled and "pinch of rum" stuck with him the rest of the evening. Later, I asked him to let me take his picture. This is one of three frames.

December 16, 2007

Desert Hot Springs, California-Behind The Scenes

A behind-the-scenes look at one of the sessions in the desert by the wind power generators outside Desert Hot Springs, California.

Photo by Chuck Guthrie

December 15, 2007

Desert Hot Springs, California

In the same section of desert as yesterday with the wind generators and the remains of someone's car.

December 14, 2007

Desert Hot Springs, California

We were back in the desert (two weeks ago) close to the wind power generators just outside Desert Hot Springs, CA. Lots of sand, tumbleweeds, sunshine and dirt access roads.

We made all the desert images using the 39MPix Hasselblad.

December 13, 2007

Wendell's face, eyes, glasses, guitar and painted shirt

Wendell's face, glasses, eyes, guitar and painted shirt and button threads tell a thousand stories.

December 4, 2007

Mojave Desert in the rain

You don't think of the Mojave Desert having much rain, but it happens. This was last week (California). We were shooting this scene in the middle of the desert in the rain and a Union Pacific Railroad crew truck drives up and the driver says "You're in a National Park and it's okay to take pictures, but don't get any closer to our tracks."

We could only look at each other and wonder what that was all about. They drove away and we never saw them again. Strange.

December 3, 2007

Eastern Shore of Virginia; early AM enroute Newark

We left again last Wednesday for the west coast on one of those pre-dawn Continental Airline regional jet flights. The first segment was to Newark over the eastern shore of Virginia. This is a point & shoot Canon G9 (12 MPix) at a high ISO. Don't look for a lot of detail.

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