I have always been fascinated with Japanese paper lampshades, and when I saw these in the Kobe Japanese Restaraunt in Santa Clara, California, I had to shoot them. They have others in varying shapes, but these square helixes (heli? helices?) really caught my eye.
After 35+ years of shooting thousands of rolls of film, as a “professional” photographer (army photographer and freelancer) and then mostly as a snapshot shooter, (kids and family, some travel), I finally decided to try digital photography a few years ago.
Most of my pics here are "as shot", meaning no, or little, cropping, and no electronic enhancement other than to click the "AutoBalance" button. Maybe just a little boost in contrast (ok, once in a while a big boost in contrast). Eventually I plan to learn to use photo manipulation software, but right now I'm having too much fun just shooting 'em as I see 'em. But be careful. What you see ain’t necessarily what I shot.
I like to shoot the objects you see everyday, but maybe from a...
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