10. August 2015 · Comments Off on Sunset Series: Morgen · Categories: Photography, Portrait · Tags:
In the evening before the sun disappears below the horizon, there are approx. 20 minutes of beautiful light.  The light changes constantly in color, texture, and intensity.  I'm embarking on a series of sunset portraits and my daughter, Morgen, was my first model.  These photos are presented in the order they were taken so you can see how the light changes in the landscape and how it affects the model. The changing light required me to be vigilant with camera settings as well as the settings on the flash - a ProPhoto B1 set up on an Avenger C-stand. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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The sunset is to your left and isn't included in the first few shots.

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Now I've moved the model so the sunset is on the right. At this point the sun is low in the sky but not yet touching the horizon.

   
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The lower the sun, the more color from light bouncing off the moisture in the clouds. It casts color on the model as well.

   
18. February 2015 · Comments Off on From La Jolla to Big Sur · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , , , ,
I've been up and down the California coast many times and the views always thrill me whether winding through rolling green foothills or teetering on the edge of a cliff plunging into the ocean.  On our last trip we started in La Jolla and drove through Big Sur with a stop in Cambria.  With the ever changing weather and light, the views are always mesmerizing.  Here are some of them. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

   
17. February 2015 · Comments Off on California Coast Wildlife · Categories: Landscape, Photography
We saw otters drifting in the surf and whale spouts in the distance, but these were too far away to photograph.  Seals and pelicans are so used to being around tourists it was easy to get some close-ups. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Brown pelican takes off, La Jolla Cove

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Brown pelican, La Jolla Cove

harbor seals

Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

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Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

cormorants

Cormorants, Moonstone Beach

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Elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.  The males can weigh 2.5 tons!  The smell on this beach was unreal!!

deer

A deer in the neighbor's garden, Cambria.  Flirting with the camera.

 
16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Hearst Castle · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , ,
It was great to spend a week in California and get away from winter for a bit.  We drove up the coast and took a tour of the Hearst Castle which we hadn't done before.  I'm not sure what WR Hearst's point was in building this silly thing, but the land is beautiful and I enjoyed the views. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved Hearst Castle   20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2154 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2157 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2163     20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2129The only interior room I liked was the roman pool (below).  The rest of it was so over the top.  I summed it up in a photo collage. 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2186 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_collage
21. November 2014 · Comments Off on Minnesota State Fair 2014 · Categories: Event, Photography
Everyone is quite jolly at the state fair. I got there when it first opened and by the time I left at noon, it was wall to wall jolly people. No one was dying from exploding camera flashes or falling ice blocks as seen in A Million Ways to Die in the West. But traditional crafts, crops, and animal husbandry were well represented amidst all the souvenir and food emporiums (I had to try the jello salad ice cream).  My favorites were the animal barns and the fine art building. All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved 9098 copy More »
18. November 2014 · Comments Off on The Secrets of Slave Songs – Threads Dance Project · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: ,
Choreography by Karen L. Charles Company: Rae Charles, Latia S. Childers, Karen Christ, Timothy Herian, Gemma Isaacson. Germaine Lindsey, Michala Martinez, Aneka McMullen, Adia Morris, Julie Miuskat, Betsy Roob, Elander Rosser Images are from the dress rehearsal at the Cowles Center for Dance, Minneapolis All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved 20141113_SecretsOfSlaveSongs_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0560 copy More »
29. October 2014 · Comments Off on Minneapolis Music Company & Live Action Set Perform Devilish Dances · Categories: Performance, Photography

A Fiddler's Tale

All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved Music by Wynton Marsalis, Libretto by Stanley Crouch Performed by Minneapolis Music Company, Mischa Santora conducting, Raye Birk narrating,  and Live Action Set: Noah Bremer (artistic director), Stepahie Fellner, and Anton LaMon; Performed at the Bedlam Theater, St. Paul, Oct. 30, 2014 A fiddler, Beatrice Connors, sells her music (her soul) to the devil, Bubba Z. Beals, a record company executive, in exchange for a successful music career.   20141030_DevilishDances_BedlamTheater_AliceGebura_0055

Her name is Beatrice Connors

Stephanie Fellner as the violinist. 20141028_DevilishDances_BedlamTheater_AliceGebura_0022 More »