Kym Kemp / Wednesday, April 24 @ 1:04 p.m. / Daily Photo
Ryan Johnson of Lucid Photography took this striking photograph above. He explained that the photo was taken on a “gorgeous hike and overnight camping trip, with a moon rise and set as well as this gorgeous sunset. Life is exactly what we make it to be!”
Johnson came to Humboldt in 2001 to attend CR. Eventually he graduated from HSU. “I’ve never wanted to leave,” he said. He married a woman from Petrolia and enjoys “the whole way of life behind the Redwood Curtain.”
Photography he says has “changed the way I look and interact with Humboldt.” While many of his shots are taken outside the area, many are quintessentially North Coast. In fact, his photography is printed locally by another photographer. He believes that many people enjoy purchasing something entirely from within Humboldt—from the shot, to the history behind the shot, to the actual printing.
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Kym Kemp / Friday, Feb. 1 @ 6:56 a.m. / Daily Photo
Adam Foster began shooting with slow shutter speeds creating photos of light and darkness because he always loved the night scape photos other photographers had made of cities. “Long exposure photos,” Foster explains, “allow you to escape the reality of what you are viewing, to see the world around you slowed down like a sort of suspended reality. It can be magic.”
He created the photo above in the area behind the Bayshore Mall known as “The Devil’s Playground.” He took it by using a remote, while he stood in front of the camera holding a whisk stuffed with steel wool. “When the shutter was released,” Foster said, “I lit the steel wool on fire using a 9 volt battery and began to spin it in a circle. I used Lightroom to tone down some of the colors, such as the red hue from the streetlights, but the effect is straight out of the camera.”
Foster has a show on February 1st at Bartow’s Jewelery store in Fortuna for Arts Alive. The show will feature photos similar to the one above, along with lovely local landscape shots. His website is www.afoster.zenfolio.com
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Kym Kemp / Monday, Jan. 21 @ 7:29 p.m. / Daily Photo
Tonight our moon and Jupiter appear very close together—closer than they will be again until 2026. In parts of South America, the moon actually will cover (or occult) Jupiter tonight. However, here on the North Coast the two just get very close.
If you go outside and look tonight, the two celestial bodies are the brightest objects in the sky.
Kim Sallaway, local photographer, caught the above spectacular shot earlier tonight. (See more of Sallaway’s work here.)