BetterPhoto Member: John G. Clifford Jr


member since August 18, 2005

Here's a sampling of my latest images. I hope you enjoy them and constructive (read: polite) criticism is always welcome.

-John G. Clifford Jr

 <b>Anacortes Ferr...


Anacortes Ferr...
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<b>Heading Home</...


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<b>Beaufort River...

Beaufort River...
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<b>Ruins of the O...

Ruins of the O...
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 <b>The Day After<...

The Day After<...
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<b>Fall in Fremon...

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<b>City on a Hill...

City on a Hill...
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<b>Back To The Co...


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 <b>Boat Ride</b>


Boat Ride
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<b>Blaze Orange</...

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<b>Mambo for McCa...

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<b>City on a Hill...

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 <b>Over The Bridg...

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<b>The Winning Hi...


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<b>Over And Under...


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<b>Green Heron</b...


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 <b>Capilano Bridg...

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English Bay, Vanc...


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<b>Day's End<...


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<b>Anacortes Seag...


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 <b>Dreaming in Bl...

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<b>Mount Si Panor...

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<b>Mount Si Panor...


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<strong>Windsor C...


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 <b>C5 Galaxy at M...


C5 Galaxy at M...
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<strong>Clipped W...


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<b>Thunderbirds -...


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<strong>A Bunch o...


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Bio

I've been into photography since I was 9 (1970), having read an encyclopedia entry about processing film, and then going out and buying some Microdol, stop bath, and fixer... and then wondering why my 126 color negatives were blank! Once I was clued in by the local photo shop owner, I was busy developing negatives with abandon in an unused linen closet using print trays to hold the developer, and I made quite a few contact prints of my negative strips... kinda hard to see them.

I got into a real darkroom in junior high with an enlarger and film tanks... so I didn't have to stay in the dark. Bought an old Kodak 120 box camera with fixed lens and shutter (and 3-pos aperture)... and took pictures based upon the Kodak exposure guide and guestimates that turned out reasonably well. Later on in high school used a rangefinder Kodak Retina IIIc, and eventually bought a Nikon FE2 with a good assortment of lenses in the early '80s. Life was good, but gradually drew away from photography except for special occurences because of the hassle and expense of purchasing, processing, and dealing with film.

Bought my first digital camera (640x480) back in the mid-90s, used it for my business, then picked up a Coolpix 885... and finally made the jump to a dSLR (first the Sigma SD10 and now the new SD14, both great cameras with incredible image quality).

I love detailed images that make you want to reach out and touch them to see if they're real. I'm a fan of photorealism. My interests lately have run to multi-shot and multi-row panoramas using short telephoto lenses that let me create a wide-angle view with fine detail throughout. My goal is to create beautiful, large photographs of compelling subjects with incredible detail, that look as good with your nose pressed up against the print as they do from several feet away. I want your reaction to be, "Wow! That's a neat photo!" and then, as you examine it closer, "Wow! That's really a neat photo!"

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