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Appreciating Luminous Landscape
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:41:30 pm »

Dear Kevin,

Thank you very much for the kind words in your essay. Those first years venturing into photography, Luminous Landscapes played a huge role in my education (and still does) and in helping me define the areas I needed to work on.

It just goes to show how far you can get with a used camera, great resource material and practice.

I spent many hours last summer after my backpacking accident reading about printing. I can tell you for the first time in my life, I NOW understand color gamuts, ICC profiles, calibration and the JOY of seeing and touching my work on paper for the first time. I thank you and Lula for that bit of enlightenment. 

Knowing about your experience, knowledge of photography, gear, the industry and seeing your obvious love for the craft (not to mention how much work goes into running not JUST a website BUT a huge internationally known website) your words and support mean very much to me.

Your essay was heartfelt and appreciated. I didnít take offense to being singled out by gender.  Iím a Canon photographer, Iím a female photographer, Iím a photographer with auburn hair, you can call me what you like, but Iíd be remiss if I didnít say, that your encouragement has great meaning and value, at least to me.

Thanks man!
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Re: Appreciating Luminous Landscape
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 12:47:20 am »

Goon on ya, as they say in Australia.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 01:07:28 am »

I Enjoyed the article and cheers Valerie, I do appreciate your vision and imagery.

Alan
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 11:46:15 am »

I Enjoyed the article and cheers Valerie, I do appreciate your vision and imagery.

Alan
Me too!

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 11:29:49 pm »

Goon on ya, as they say in Australia.  ;D

Thanks mate :-)
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 11:30:52 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 11:32:48 pm »

I Enjoyed the article and cheers Valerie, I do appreciate your vision and imagery.

Alan

Thank you Alan, much appreciated!  btw...I'm from the O.C as well  :-)   I also appreciate your positive thread about Kevin's article
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 01:00:21 pm »

I enjoyed the essay and the videos as well, and Valerie's work is beautiful.  Photography is a gender free medium but the role played by women is not always acknowledged the way it should.  Kevin's article goes a long ways towards making photography better.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2016, 01:33:41 pm »

Well,

Perhaps a great photographer, too...

There have always been great a few female photographers. I happen to know quite a few very good female photographers.

I object a bit to the notion that we see more female photographers these days because technology got simpler. As a matter of fact, I don't think technology got simpler. In the old time it was like "you press the button and we do the rest", many photographers never did lab work themselves. Now days a photographer needs to do a lot of the technical stuff.

Women are perfectly able to handle technology. Would NASA have Eileen Collins command it's probably most important mission, STS-114 (return to flight), if she would not be the best Space Shuttle commander they had?

Susie Wolff used to be a development driver for the Williams F1 team. That essentially meant that she was spending hundreds of hours in the simulator. But, when that lady could drive the real car in a few training session she was right there with some of the best F1 drivers in the world, essentially matching team mate Felipe Massa.

Stephanie L. Kwolek may not be a famous person, but innumerable racing drivers, firefighters and soldiers owe their life to that lady, who invented Nomex and Kevlar.

It may be that ladies are underrepresented in science and technology, but those few there are left giant footsteps in the history of science and technology.

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Erik

nally known website) your words and support mean very much to me.

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I didnít take offense to being singled out by gender.  Iím a Canon photographer, Iím a female photographer, Iím a photographer with auburn hair, you can call me what you like, but Iíd be remiss if I didnít say, that your encouragement has great meaning and value, at least to me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2016, 01:53:13 pm »

... It may be that ladies are underrepresented in science and technology, but those few there are left giant footsteps in the history of science and technology...

Exceptions that prove the rule, Erik.

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2016, 01:59:17 pm »

I don't think technology has much to do with it. I met Lynn St James recently at a small private event for the Ferrari Club of America (Desert Region) and I had the opportunity to  talk to her one on one.  Her success was due to perserance and personal skills.  She told me that the first 150 sponsors she contacted turned her down.  #151 was the first one that said yes.  She is a great racing driver and a wonderful person and not giving up was key to starting her racing career.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2016, 03:03:24 pm »

Hi Slobodan,

As an engineer, I would ask my self what percentage of women go into science and technology. After that I would investigate what percentage of those women achieve great results.

Just to give an interesting example: I owe my job to a lady named Lise Meitner. She developed the theory of nuclear fission based on her former colleague Otto Hahn. I am pretty sure that Otto Hahn did experimentally discover nuclear fission, but it was his student and coworker Lise Meitner who developed a workable theory for the observations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lise_Meitner

One of my friends is a lady gone into retirement last year. She is a very good photographer. Something like forty years ago she realised that computing was the future. She was a certified accountant working for the Swedish version of IRS but she jumped on then new trail, back in 1980 or so. So, she is a great expert on  data processing. Aside from that, she is also a very good photographer.

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Exceptions that prove the rule, Erik.
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2016, 03:39:54 pm »

I taught undergraduate engineering courses in mathematics for many years. There was an interesting feature in those classes that was not seen in the science students: first, women were under-represented (only chem eng. had a reasonably representative gender balance). Second, so far as their results, they tended to cluster either at the top or the bottom of the class. My hypothesis was that this related to the macho culture: they either triumphed over it by hard work and/or talent, or they yielded to it.

Oh, and following on from Eric's story of Lise Meitner, my hero is Emmy Noether, one of the real giants of mathematical physics. She discovered the fundamental results relating conserved quantities to Lie group symmetries, which is what defines particle states in modern quantum theory. She had a professorship at Goettingen after overcoming a huge amount of resistance... although it was never salaried.
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