Yosemite National Park is being evacuated today due to the risk of flooding from an #atmosphericriver with only emergency personnel allowed to stay.
The same thing happened twenty years ago (almost to the day) after one of the largest floods in modern history. Our founder Rich Seiling was one of the few allowed to stay so he could photograph the damage for the National Park Service archives. The tale of the 1997 flood and Seiling’s experiences were documented in Calumet’s Newsletter for Photographic Artists by Richard Newman, which we’re sharing in these pictures.
PDN’s Photo of the Day just featured Joe Patronite’s Día de los Muertos exhibition currently hanging at The Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago, printed by Metal&Paper.
“I’ve chosen Metal&Paper to do all my exhibition printing over the course of the last decade,” said Patronite. “This includes two permanent displays in hospitals. I marvel at the quality of prints, and the ease it is to work with your super staff, from inception of project, to delivery of the imagery.”
The Rangefinder Gallery is dedicated to un-retouched film and digital photographs from the legendary Leica M camera.
We all understand that music will not sound the same on a cheap car stereo as it will on a high-end home system. Sure, you’ll recognize the song or the vocalist, but on a high-fidelity system you will hear more - the scrape of the pick across the strings, the breath of the vocalist...more subtlety, more richness, and more separation of tones. The same is true for the monitor you use to view your photographs.
Most photographers are working with the equivalent of a cheap car stereo. High fidelity reference-quality monitors are a boutique item that most photographers don’t even think about. A top of the line reference monitor like the NEC SpectraView will cost you about $1,000.
Why does this matter? If the monitor is a car stereo...the print is the live performance…and the print will show you nuances you didn’t notice on screen. Even the best monitors aren’t the same as looking at a print.
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