Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth..."
― Pablo Picasso

orchid volunteer

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small bird in snow…

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Spring…

Amaryllis

This amaryllis stayed mostly dormant for almost three months before finally sending forth blooms. The flowers finally arrived in late January. I saw them in the dim light in the kitchen, isolated on the black granite countertop, grabbed my Fuji 35mm f1.4 – still better I think than the newer f2 version – and took the photograph above and the one below. The next day the flowers were fully opened and the photograph no longer possible. Such a fleeting moment, but the delicacy of the petals and the edge dramatically in focus works I think.

—spence

Yosemite in Smoke

I’ve been deepening my work in Lightroom, by going through a tutorial on post processing. I had read Scott kelby’s Lightroom and Raw Processing books a long time ago – I used that workflow for many years – but there is a depth to the Lightroom software, in presets, snapshots, presets for brushes, tone curve, Hue/Saturation?Luminosoty and gradient filters, that I have not delved into. All the things that make Lightroom the software equivalent of a darkroom for processing RAW images.

Here are a couple of images I was paying with.

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There was smoke from a nearby fire drifting by Half Dome, it made the light unique.

—spence

Fuji X-T1: Panorama

I took a trip with my brother and father to Zion and Yosemite Parks this past couple of weeks. The Fuji X-T1 has a panorama function – where you pan the camera through a sequence of shots and the internals of the camera collates and assembles those images into a single jpg image. I was discovering this function, and one of the things I would have done if I had more experience with it would be to change the film setting from B&W(Yellow Filter) to Vivid. Even if you are shooting RAW+FineJPG, with the panorama function, the output is strictly JPG. Thus these are B&W.

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I decided at the last moment NOT to take a tripod, so these were shot hand-held – thus the curved horizon it this shot. But still, amazing tool and effect.

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This one was closer to a straight horizon – I really love the reflections that came out once the water was completely still…

And a vertical pano…

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—spence