Landscape & Nature Photography
Msgt. Clark (Dave) is a retired USAF Master Sergeant and a retired Field Service Engineer for a medical equipment manufacture. He now has plenty of time to pursue his love of photography. He started back in the sixties in black and white photography and and soon progressed to color. He did his own developing and printing in the darkroom and has now fully embaced the Digital age and enjoys the creative freedom of not worrying about film and darkroom cost, and the versatility the digital darkroom allows.
He thanks God for his talents and this beautiful world that he is surrounded with to photograph.
I primarily ues a Canon 7D and 40D with a 70-200,100-400,and 17-85 lens or a Tamron 17-300 lens.
I have a Sony HC5 which stays in the car for unexpected events or scenes.
I use Photoshop Elements as my primary editor.
Life is short eat desert first.
Msgt Clark :
Well farewell to all I will not be renewing my subscription this year. I have to many projects on the to do list some which will take me out of town. Two of my children have recently retired from the Air Force and bought houses and have ask Dad to help do renovations. I have also become more involved in my local camera club which is consuming additional time. It has been good interacting with my fellow artist on this site and many will be dearly missed. I will check the site from time to time but probably will not resubscribe for quite awhile.
If anyone wants to stay in touch or has a problem they think I could be of help on, you can contact me at the following places.
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Galleries at: www.pbase.com/dmclark
Shop for fine art prints at: http://fineartamerica.com/shop/daveclarkphotography.html
December 8 at 8:02PM
cynnocence : Nice to have seen your work my friend, though I am sure you will be missed, I understand since I too, am currently thinking about whether to renew my membership later this month. Good luck. Cyn
December 8 at 9:16PM
donkeyoatey : It has been a real pleasure getting to know you and your work, do drop in and visit when you can!
December 8 at 9:25PM
KellieO : I guess I missed this...hopefully you check in sometime!
April 22 at 10:02PM
Msgt Clark :
Just in case you are interested. I ran across a great site the other day [www.audubonguides.com] it has field guides for:Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Sea creatures, Sea shells,Mammals, Reptiles, Trees,and Wild flowers. And I found it easy to use.
February 25 at 2:14PM
chickadee : Well many thanks for this site info Dave. Have been looking for a good quality site with information on all creatures!!
July 27 at 10:51PM
Old Redeye : Thanks from me, too. I'm going to check it out.
September 4 at 1:52PM
EvaB : I'll be checking it out too! Thanks.
October 30 at 12:14AM
Tony B : DAVE, GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE, YOU WILL BE MISSED, NOT ONLY IN YOUR ART BUT IN YOUR TEACHING.
CHEERS MY FRIEND!
December 6 at 6:19PM
Msgt Clark :
Ok I am trying some new to me anyway tricks. I saw a post by AKINGKUBO where the gentelman was tossing the little girl out of the frame. I thought it was neat and ask how. He answered and I have now posted one myself it is called Out Of Bounds or OOB for short. here is a web address with a tutorial if you are interested in trying it also. [www.freakingnews.com/hosted/tutorials/OOB_Tutorial_Serrator.pdf] It iis very easy step by step directions written for Photoshop but should be easly translated to other software that has a layers capability. there is much more if you just search on OOB photography. Dave
January 24 at 12:38PM
DivineCQ : I've been trying to work out this for ages! I have learnt how to do the out of bounds but putting another picture in the back ground is what I've found hard! thanks your a legend!
January 24 at 8:57PM
Angelheart : Thanks Dave for sharing the above tutorial.I really liked how your eagle came out.It was an awesome work!!
February 21 at 3:05PM
Digit : I should have guessed that you would pursue the methodology for the picture by AKINGKUBO. It intrigued me also but did not follow up on it. Thanks for the link.
May 6 at 12:23PM
darjenka : well , I have to tell you you have one hell of a collection of eagles in your archives ! Fantastic ! really enjoyed looking at your shots of these beauties ..I have to share this with you ..a summer day at the Lighthouse Park , Vancouver B.C. Canada ; we are sitting on the bluffs overlooking the ocean , far from any souls , nothing but eagles , seals , fish and other beautiful creatures , here comes an eagle full speed ahead ,over the surface of the ocean , gets his or her giant hooks into a huge sockeye salmon , but something goes wrong , he can't lift it up into the air , maybe not enough speed ? swam about 100 feet to the nearest rocks with the salmon still in it's grasp ...the wings were doing the motion of propelling the bird ..it was stunning to see ! we could not believe our eyes ...National Geographic material ! the one time we did not bring my second set of eyes ! wish I could have captured that image , but , more importantly , my mind has it for ever ...will never forget this scene
August 23 at 11:39PM