Posts Tagged ‘Bethlehem

14
Aug
18

Architects of Air (Albesila)

Musikfest may be over. But, the memories from the Architects of Air experience located at Experienceplatz are still very vivid in my mind. I had the opportunity to lead a couple of exclusive workshops for ArtsQuest. The attendees were fantastic and the visuals in this place are off the chart. All images are hand held using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II paired with the M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO and the ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO.

This year’s structure was completely different from last year and was only the second time at Musikfest. This was the Architects of Air’s new 25th Anniversary Structure, a monumental inflatable structure designed to generate a sense of awe at the beauty of light and color. This latest luminarium uses a rectilinear grid of quadraxial pods, each approaching 17 feet high. Four of these colorful eggs provide the base for an imposing tree structure, while ten more eggs are opaque silver where, looking upward, you saw an inlaid geometric pattern of illuminated lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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26
Apr
16

Moving Clouds at Lehigh University

I continue to do some more daytime experimenting with Olympus’ “Live Composite” mode. This a mode that is available on the OM-D series cameras. What it does, is allows you to take a sequence of exposures and build them over a period of time. The brilliant part about this is it won’t exceed any highlights and, the icing on the cake, is it produces an in-camera RAW file. Under normal circumstances, you would “blow out” the highlights in the image. Normally this process is used in evening photography. However, with the use of a neutral density (ND) filter you can create a daytime shot that appears to be in low light. The use of a tripod is an absolute necessity. Some of these exposures are about 5 minutes in length. The result is a beautiful painterly effect in the sky from the moving clouds. Lehigh University has a gorgeous campus and, with the right conditions, makes this an ideal location for this type of image.

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08
Mar
16

Frank T. Smith Photographer as Seen by PBS

This past fall I was asked to do a presentation on my recent visit to Cuba for the Olympus InVision Photo Festival in Bethlehem , PA. During my preparation for the presentation, PBS39 asked if they could do a story on me because of my connection to the region and as an advocate of InVision. Here is the story.

03
Mar
16

Olympus InVision Photo Festival (part 2 of 2)

The images from the previous Olympus InVision Photo Festival post were mostly from the Sunday workshop. Here are a few more from the Southside of Bethlehem. The following images were taken at the Book Store, Machine Shop and the Cathedral Church of the Nativity:

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02
Mar
16

Olympus InVision Photo Festival (part 1 of 2)

Every November, ArtsQuest puts on the Olympus Invision Photo Festival. The event is focused 100% around photography. There are presentations, social activities, and workshops throughout the weekend event. Here are a few images from the event:

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Light Painting on the Hoover Mason Trestle

Light Painting on the Hoover Mason Trestle

The roof of the Hotel Bethlehem

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The Smithy 

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21
Dec
15

Masonic Temple Treasures

The Masonic Temple in Bethlehem, PA is being sold. As a result of the pending sale, they held an auction on Saturday. There were many photographic treasures throughout the main floor. All of the following images were shot with the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk II.

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30
Mar
15

Belly of the Beast (post 3 of 3)

This is the final post of the images from the former Bethlehem Steel plant. This post will consist of images of rust or the oxidation process. It is amazing to see the various forms of art when you just look at small segments of this massive complex.

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