Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare

Stuart, FL

After nearly loosing my eye sight, the decision in 2011 to buy a digital camera in order to leave something on earth if blindness were to set in has given me the energy and drive to capture images of all sorts. In one word it is Life that I capture ...
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Louis Foubare

Why Are The Sands White?

The white sand is the essence of what makes the White Sands National Monument (WSNM) so very unique.  Covering a total of 275 square miles (710 square kilometers) this National Monument is like no other place on earth since it is comprised...

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The Alabama Hills What You May Not Know

As photographers, we travel all over the world to famous and not so famous locations. One interesting location I have been to on multiple occasions is The Alabama Hills, California.  Yes, in California!  The Alabama Hills, in the Owens Valley, is about...

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  • Louis Foubare
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    What makes the White Sands White?
    on: February 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    John

    I grew up in Michigan and remember taking dune rides in GM convertibles with balloon tires near Ludington, MI.

    Yes, I have been to the Pink Sand Dunes of Southern Utah. Interesting place to visit, but remote at night.

    Glad you enjoyed the article.

     

    The image you reference was just my attempt at creating an abstract image.

    Louis Foubare
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    Re: Why BW
    Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Because I believe stripping away the color helps us to see the soul of the image. It takes aways the sometimes distracting power of color revealing the essence of what I was attracted to in the first place.

    Terrific rendition in IR. So tell us about this image, where and what did you shoot it with? Thanks.

     

    As for Kevin’s initial image is all I can say is WOW.

     

    Just an observation. Often when people look at color images they ask themselves how the photographer altered it in post processing.  However, when many people look at a B&W images that question seldom comes up even though the B&W conversion or capture is not a true representation of  a color scene.

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    Re: Kevin, thanks to you!
    Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Kevin

    Nothing to add here except BRAVO!!!

    Lou Foubare

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    Re: S. Gosling: Using Mirrorless Cameras For Landscape Photography
    Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Louis, how do you find the Fuji 50R files compare with your Phase files (which model?)?

    The Phase IQ4150 Achromatic files are in a league all their own. If I never saw a Phase file then I would be more than happy with the 50R files as they are superb. As you have commented in the past, printing requirements/needs often dictate what you shoot with. If my long term requirements will be around 17×22 then I do not even need the Sony, but if one system is the end goal then this could be it. I like to crop where I feel like it, so to have a few more MP than necessary gives me comfort. Of course 150MP is over the top, but it sure is fun when you get it right.

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    Re: S. Gosling: Using Mirrorless Cameras For Landscape Photography
    Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Mark

    No arguments with your comments. I have just tried the Sony IV for the first time based on Kevin’s enthusiasm for the Sony line. I use the Phase and Fuji for MF. When comparing the Fuji 50 images to the Sony images I find the Sony files have clarity and sharpness whereas the Fuji  MF files have a smooth aesthetic. Neither is good or bad just different.

    My dilemma is do I need 3 systems. No is the short answer. Will the Fuji 50R with the new 50/3.5 lens work for the street? Probably and the files are so malleable in C1. The Sony is smaller and with the Zeiss Batis AF lenses I find the AF and tracking superior. I must decide soon. So many great choices these days.