Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37575] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V45 #4619 (Nov 27, 2008) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 37576] Re: Goldwell (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 37577] Goldwell (Eileen Corder)
  4. [Baren 37578] Re: Goldwell (carol Montgomery)
  5. [Baren 37579] Re: Goldwell ("Maria Arango")
  6. [Baren 37580] Re: Goldwell (MarianaBartolomeoBrooksmueller)
  7. [Baren 37581] Exchange 38 (ArtSpotiB #
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:16:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37575] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V45 #4619 (Nov 27, 2008)
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Maria, I have to say I am a strong water person, living on the end of
two peninsulas and surrounded by water. I have stayed in Beatty and it
is rural, a tad isolated, but not too far from Vegas. I think the
desert does indeed have it own special beauty. I wonder, if, we might
schedule a sketching outing so we could do pencil or watercolor
sketches. The scenery is different from what many of us experience
and it would be nice to take back some with us. I took the survey, but
did not think about that until just now.

I have thrown tools, pocket knives and water based pigments into
checked luggage many times and never had a problem. Be sure things are
well labeled, they do confiscate oil pigments of any kind and also
anything else that contains even a trace of anything flammable.
Graham, you were lucky they gave you the option of mailing your stuff,
mine was simply taken away. They wanted to take my husbands money
clip, that he forget to put in the check in luggage because it had a
small knife with it. It also was his 25th anniversary gift from his
company and has a ruby embedded in it. He stood there in front of
them and broke off the blade and they could not take it away. The
last few times we have flown they do not give an option to mail it to
yourself, they just take it from you, so be careful and check your
pockets before you pack for your trip.
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:02:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37576] Re: Goldwell
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You are an amazing photographer, I know the photos never do justice to the vastness of the country but these are pretty darn good. Congratulations. I can't wait to see it for myself in 2010!
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Message 3
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:22:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37577] Goldwell
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Hi All,

I'm a big fan of Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Are there any other fans out
there? (Probably not.) I've been reading his short stories and this morning
came upon The Indian Well. Sounds a little like Goldwell and gives one a
sense of the bigger-than-life sacredness of the place.

My 2 cents.

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Message 4
From: carol Montgomery
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:34:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37578] Re: Goldwell
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Maria, the photos are wonderful. The country looks so dry but there are streams, hot springs, waterfalls and pools tucked away in the canyons and amazing wildlife. The National Park is fantastic to explore. When there is a wet winter, the land bursts into bloom. Sincerely, Carol Montgomery
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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 01:22:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37579] Re: Goldwell
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Thanks Barbara!

I finally invested in a better digital camera (Canon PowerShot Pro) and
confess that I usually just point and shoot on auto mode, but sometimes I do
tweak the exposure or aperture. I like the fact that I can go all auto or
all manual, just like my old SLR camera (Canon AE1).

Anyhow, thanks for the compliment, I either shoot a wide angle shot or
oftentimes use the "stitch-helper" setting, which keeps exposure and
aperture steady through a series of shots so that you can later stitch them
into a panorama in Photoshop.

I'm just starting to play with the super-macro and video features, heh heh.


       Maria Arango
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Message 6
From: MarianaBartolomeoBrooksmueller
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 04:49:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37580] Re: Goldwell
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Suggestion. You might think about setting your camera to Program mode, set the ISO at 100-200 and the highest pixel count. You can use your dialer to change the aperture/speed at the same time to you preference. The image will have greater detail, are saved very large and then in Photoshop you can  reset the resolution from input of 72 to 300, which reduces the image size to manageable for reproduction, while retaining to pixel count.
Just an idea.
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Message 7
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:39:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37581] Exchange 38
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Dear Friends.

Exchange 38 is now closed. The two packages arrived yesterday are the last
that will be accepted. Those whose packets I have not yet rec'd need not send
them. If sent, they will be returned. (Please note that the deadline was Oct
1st.). It was a pleasure to meet those who stopped by the studio.

I have posted every arrival on the day that they arrived. Here's the final
list for your perusal (not in order of arrival).

Mary Krieger
Viza Arlington
Andrew Stone
Kathe Welch
Barbara Mason
Barbara Patera
Connie Pierson
Diane Cutter
Dale Phelps
Daryl Depry
Frank Trueba
Heather Piazza
Kristine Alder
George Jarvis
Joseph Taylor
Lester Dore
Larry Phelps
Maria Arango
Claudia Coonen
Monica Bright
Murilo A. Pereira
Michael Gaffney
Oscar Bearinger
Tina Browder

I will send all out as soon as possible. Once on their way, I believe that
I'll just mosey on down the lane... If your name is on the list, it has been

You will need to rely upon someone else for any additional services for
Exchange 38's documentation and/or colophon. Perhaps generous Marie will have the
time and inclination to do such. For me, life is short. I will be withdrawing
from the listserve soon after. Thank you for all the interesting postings and
the education I've acquired through your adventures.

I wish you all the very best in your endeavors. And I so hope that you will
all treat the next volunteer better!


Benny Alba