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Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography February 18th, 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Asher Kelman
We do not know the full significance of color,...

We do not know the full significance of color, but it adds such a lot of extra signaling possibilities that arise from the evolution of color discrimation in animals.

Plants exploit this. Then...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 26th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Asher Kelman
I like the human perception, but here, I think...

I like the human perception, but here, I think that the butterfly is having far more fun! :)



...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 14th, 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Asher Kelman
Is there any reason why you cannot make a new...

Is there any reason why you cannot make a new convention in which the resultant colors are mapped only into color spaces where the landed color would show as being beatifully complementary or fitting...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 14th, 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Asher Kelman
The second of the set could work for me if I...

The second of the set could work for me if I didnt know of the shot in visible light. Its hard to imagine the assigned colors in the last two.

Now do we have any idea what colors the insect might...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 3rd, 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Asher Kelman
I wonder about the replicant in Blade Runner...

I wonder about the replicant in Blade Runner meeting the Handmaiden in the Handmaiden's Tale!

But that is looking way forward!


Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Asher Kelman
Grand Portage, Minnesota ...

Grand Portage, Minnesota

https://img00.deviantart.net/048c/i/2018/001/1/b/grand_portage__minnesota_by_rufusthered-dbykf33.jpg
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Asher Kelman
I was rsally wondering about that curved water...

I was rsally wondering about that curved water effect. I think that it is partly really!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Asher Kelman
Mike, Glad that the director's thoughts...

Mike,

Glad that the director's thoughts managed to survive the economics. The movie itself could have been a play staged in the Coliseum in Rome and there would indeed have been no record.
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Asher Kelman
Mike, Thanks for the eductation and...

Mike,

Thanks for the eductation and insight! I guess I totally missed this lesson from Bladerunner each of the 4 times I saw it!





What a superb vision. I wondered what lens you had...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Read my answer to Antonio. It will be either in a...

Read my answer to Antonio. It will be either in a City owned area adjacent to the sand of the beach, directly anchored to Mother Earth, or in some other City.

Asher
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Antonio, The wind makes that choice, as the...

Antonio,

The wind makes that choice, as the boat rotates in a brisk wind!

The sand by the beach belongs to the County of Los Angeles. I am mapping selected unused locations owned by the City...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Antonio, I find your option agreeable! ...

Antonio,

I find your option agreeable!

In the final installation, there is no concrete "pot" and no railings. Instead the grey round column rests on a new, (4.5 meter high, by 1 meter square),...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 30th, 2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Doug, I so appreciate your attention and...

Doug,

I so appreciate your attention and kind comment! I know you will be making force diagrams to figure out how we solved problems! That's the fun of art and engineering: preposterous but...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 27th, 2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Small Puff I have built a more delicate...

Small Puff


I have built a more delicate wind component weight some 1/20th of the 1000 lb orignal version, to complete the sculpture with the this motif.


...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Doug, I am thrilled that someone identified...

Doug,

I am thrilled that someone identified the rollers correctly. How did you do that? Yes, the precision of the rollers is a big deal. These are massive and hugely expensive.

There is a...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Here's the design of the double bearing assembly...

Here's the design of the double bearing assembly will deals with the tortion loads on the supporting column.

http://openphotographyforums.com/2017_AK/66C9CA8C-FB16-4731-A7E5-F7CAE1286CFB_800.jpg...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 25th, 2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Well, Peter, Your artistic intuition and...

Well, Peter,

Your artistic intuition and tastes serve you well. The original design was a simple hidden anchor in the ground, but the City required the sculpture to be housed in a concrete pot...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 23rd, 2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
Why the Steel Structure Can Withstand a 214.7 mph Storm!

Doug,

You as an engineer with a fascination for steel in giant machines, would appreciate our task in building a safe strcuture for pedestrians to be nearby.

First I wanted it to be able to...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 23rd, 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
View from North, Pacific Ocean 0.5 miles to...

View from North, Pacific Ocean 0.5 miles to right.



http://openphotographyforums.com/2017_AK/[Group 0]-IMG_6212_IMG_6245-33 images_0000_Convext looking from North_FLAT_1200.jpg

Asher Kelman:...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 23rd, 2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
View from South ...

View from South



http://openphotographyforums.com/2017_AK/[Group 3]-IMG_6313_IMG_6328-16 images_0000_Cropped _Concave sail_12004_OPF

Asher Kelman: "Puff of Wind": From the South

City of...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 21st, 2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
So yes, I am forcing myself to get the...

So yes, I am forcing myself to get the appropriate fabrication pictures in some order. The smaller "Puff" awaiting my getting permission to add it!

I will start with pictures of the finished...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 21st, 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
This is being written at this moment so visit and...

This is being written at this moment so visit and revisit! Comments wlecome all the time!




Quick facts.


Sculpture:"Puff of wind"
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 21st, 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Documentary - The Making Of: "Puff of Wind Sculpture"
Views: 610
Posted By Asher Kelman
"Puff of Wind Sculpture"

It fascinates me how artwork can start with a single uncomplicated gem of an idea and gradually evolve to assume a unique and even complex self identity.

I started with the concept of a a "Puff of...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 1st, 2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
Jerome, Why do you leave out "full frame"...

Jerome,

Why do you leave out "full frame" 35mm cameras from "tethered shooting". Are there special limitations today for 30-50 MP cameras to be used tethered for product work?

.....and of all,...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 30th, 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
That's true and then how does one reproduce the...

That's true and then how does one reproduce the look of a Petzval on and 8x10 or larger.

Everyone has their own favorites.

But for modern work, one can earn a living with a 4/3 sensor!

Asher
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 29th, 2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
The professional camera, shooting models at 10...

The professional camera, shooting models at 10 frames a second as she moves in the Profoto lit light field, with the strobes keeping pace with the frame rate, is pretty safe from competition from a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 29th, 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
Jerome, That reference isn't clear to me....

Jerome,

That reference isn't clear to me. First it seems to have iPhones being most common, then in another table it cites "models" instead of gross counts.

From this table it seems that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 29th, 2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
Jerome, Every workman assigned to fix a...

Jerome,

Every workman assigned to fix a roof, paint a car, remachine a part in a workshop, check out a new real estate property to purchase uses a cell phone to document their progress. It is, at...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 29th, 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Asher Kelman
For what purposes can the classic camera survive the smart phone?

Given that smart phones have evolved to have multiple cameras with high pixel counts and cutting edge processing, in what niches will classic camera forms survive.

At present, manufacturing...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography November 24th, 2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By Asher Kelman
My question of you is how come you created such a...

My question of you is how come you created such a fine plane of focus so the the center of the flower is not sharp?

How do you do this with your foveon cameras. This is fabulous for stack focusing...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art November 19th, 2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Asher Kelman
Your story does reveal that public art requires a...

Your story does reveal that public art requires a huge amount of work and planning!

Asher
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art November 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Asher Kelman
Interesting story, Peter! Was his project ever...

Interesting story, Peter! Was his project ever completed?

In my plan, the central "colored pieces of metal" are actually giant plastic tubes in which a man can climb up and down inside to swop out...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art November 8th, 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Asher Kelman
Peter, I have a studio where I photograph...

Peter,

I have a studio where I photograph models and when they leave, I use that inspiration to curve steel. I have a collection of scraps and my favorite is to use 1/8" 5 ft ong stainless steel...
Forum: GALLERY ONE November 8th, 2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,075
Posted By Asher Kelman
Antonio, I just went on a superb and...

Antonio,

I just went on a superb and unendable journey amongst your major series of work (http://www.antoniocorreia.com/Black-and-White/Work/) photographic portraits in social context.

This is...
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art November 6th, 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Asher Kelman
Just did! Mine didn't win. These are very...

Just did! Mine didn't win. These are very competitive and draw in at least hundreds of artist submissions from around the USA and some internationally. For local City art I might go to the open and...
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