Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Brentwood’s Delta Theater – Project 365

Last day of portrait orientation photography. This set is all about the Brentwood Delta Theater. It was built in the 1930’s and was originally a one screen with a stage in front of it which doubled to show plays. In the early–1990’s it was turned into a two screen theater. In the early to mid–1990’s it was a second run theater, which did moderate business at best. After closing down for a couple months CineLux bought the theater in 2000 and has been open and doing well ever since.
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Oak Tree at Oakley’s Central Park – Project 365

Continuing with the portrait orientation photography, today’s set is all about the old preserved Oak tree that is part of the Oakley’s Central Park next to City Hall. The city’s name “oak” comes from the abundance of oak trees, while the suffix “-ley” comes from the Old English word for “field” or “meadow”.

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A Few Scattered Clouds – Project 365

Another set about clouds, this time using both the Portrait and Landscape view to show the differences using the same focal length. You be the judge which one you prefer.

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Nothing But Clouds – Project 365

Today’s set is all about clouds shots in Portrait mode. I got the idea from the new David Taylor book, "Mastering Landscape Photography.’ BTW, it is a great book! I used the wide-angle with limiting the foreground to the foothills. Again, I have a favored shot in this set, the one using the powerlines and street markings to add some centering to it.
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Downtown Pittsburg, CA – Project 365

Today I went downtown Pittsburg to take some more portrait shoots. Since the corner of East 5th Street and Railroad Avenue has some nice stone work, which serves as entrance to a small park, I used some of that as the foreground for capturing the northern part of Railroad Avenue. I also utilized in the last photo some of the decorative grass as foreground. This last photo is what I consider my best picture so far in my efforts to use the vertical (portrait) orientation for landscape photography.
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The Willows, Concord, CA – Project 365

Another Tuesday at The Willows Shopping Center in Concord for lunch with some colleagues. I took the opportunity to experiment a bit more with taking photos in the Portrait format.
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Downtown Antioch, CA – Project 365

I was reminded that I don’t seem to shoot in portrait orientation, which is true. Thinking about it, it seems natural for our brain to prefer landscape orientation since that is how we see things. However, since Project 365 is all about learning and experimenting, I decided that this week I will shoot in portrait orientation only.
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Apple’s New Photos App for OS X

This is not a review of Photos, there have been many written by now. What it is instead is about my experience with trying to determine if Photos can replace Aperture.

Before going into the details, I should mention that I am not much of a post-photographic processor. I prefer to spend more time in getting the photo done correctly they way I want it inside the camera.

Because of my rare and limited post-processing, I use Aperture more as a Photo Manager, than as an Photo Editor. As I explained in My Post-Photographic Workflow, Part–1 article, I store all my photos on a external RAID drive. I don’t store the photos inside Aperture, but instead use the referenced masters feature.

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Spider in the Web – Project 365

Found this morning another spiderweb with the spider in it. It is a rather small spider that was a bit hard to focus on with the light breeze not helping. Looking at the results, maybe I should have used a larger DOF by using F/3.5 or 4.5.
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Hillcrest Overpass Contruction – Project 365

The Hillcrest Overpass across Highway 4 is now being worked on. Both sides of the bridges will be extended by a lane and wider sidewalks. These photos were taken west of the bridge from E Tregallas Road. BTW, one of the photos is not of the overpass.
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