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More Than a Century of Photos at Nassau County Museum of Art

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 4, 2017

Entering the first gallery of the “Over a Hundred Years of Photos” exhibits at the Nassau County Museum of Art, I saw a docent with a group of visitors at the far right end of the room – and I love tours – so my friend Bob and I headed over to join them.

Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA, January 2, 2017. Antique camera of Ralph J. Golsen, Chicago, Illinios, is on display at Nassau County Museum of Art photography exhibitions covering over 100 years of photography. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA, Jan. 28, 2017. Ralph J. Golsen vintage wooden camera, Chicago, Illinois,  is on display at Nassau County Museum of Art photo exhibitions covering over 100 years of photography. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After a detour to study a large vintage wooden camera, I joined the tour as docent MAXINE HERSH was discussing first  “Animal Locomotion, Man and Donkey” in 1887, a series of 30 photo capturing the movement of subjects by groundbreaking motion-capture photographer EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (American – 1830-1904), and then the iconic “Migrant Mother” in 1936, by American photographer DOROTHEA LANGE.

Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA, January 2, 2017. Docent MAXINE HERSH (in red top) leads visitors on tour of Nassau County Museum of Art photography exhibitions covering over 100 years of photography. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA, Jan. 28, 2017. Docent MAXINE HERSH discusses ‘Migrant Mother’ Nipomo, California, 1936, by DOROTHEA LANGE (American – 1895-1965) at Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

On the second floor was the “New Photos, Long Island Collects” exhibit. One of my favorite photos in the gallery rooms was an Eden-like image of two black girls by Dutch photographer RUUD VAN EMPEL. The young girls and their verdant paradise setting don’t actually exist in real life, however, for the image is composited from hundreds of photos, material swatches….

Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA, January 2, 2017. Docent MAXINE HERSH (in red top) leads visitors on tour of Nassau County Museum of Art photography exhibitions covering over 100 years of photography. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA, Jan. 28, 2017. Docent MAXINE HERSH discusses Identity #1, 2014, by RUUD VAN EMPEL (Dutch – b. 1958)  at Nassau County Museum of Art. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After the tour was over, Bob and I lingered In the hallway to enjoy two composite photos, “Conductor” and “Man on a Pier,” by Long Island photographer ALAN M. RICHARDS (b. 1944). Richards is a fellow member of the Long Island Center of Photography (LICP), and I’ve also admired his work during opening receptions at Long Island galleries in Huntington.

Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA, January 2, 2017. Second floor hall of Nassau County Museum of Art photography exhibitions covering over 100 years of photography. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA, Jan. 28, 2017. (Top right) ‘Conductor’ and (bottom right) ‘Man on a Pier,’ 2015, are image composite photos by ALAN M. RICHARDS (American – B. 1944) in 2nd Floor hallway of Nassau County Museum of Art . (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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Photos Captured with iPhone 4S

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 15, 2011

Yesterday, October 14, 2011, at 12:24 PM I signed for my iPhone 4S, my first iPhone ever.

Young boy at Long Island Center of Photography's Family Portrait Day gallery reception at African American Museum, Hempstead, New York, USA, on October 16, 2011. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, New York, USA. October 16, 2011. Family Portrait Day gallery reception at African American Museum. (© 2011 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

iPhone 4S photo: I took the above unretouched photo on Oct. 16, 2011, during Long Island Center of Photography‘s Reception for the Family Portrait Day exhibit at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY.

When the doorbell rang and I saw the UPS delivery person with the smaller-than-a-brick-size brown box, I smiled, rhetorically asking, “Is that it – the iPhone?” I explained I was happy to see him, since I’d planned to stay home that day until I could sign for the phone, however long it took. He laughed, saying I sure wasn’t the first to tell him that.

After listening one last time to voice messages on the 2+ years old LG Dare and backing up Contacts, I connected the black  iPhone 4S to the Mac via USB, followed easy directions to activate the phone, synched it with my apps, music, books, enabled iCloud and iMessage, downloaded the Verizon Contact Transfer app… in short, I was adding a tiny computer to my network.

The least fun was after I synched apps. I ended up with 11 screens of apps, so – from iTunes on my Mac – I spent about 20 minutes organizing the apps onto 2 screens. Then when I hit “synch” a message asked if I really wanted to delete a particular app, and I wasn’t 100% sure, so I hit “cancel.”  But that didn’t just cancel deleting the app (which it turns out I did want to delete), but I was back to 11 screens of apps! So I had to start all over again.

The second least fun was when I synced Contacts.  I over-synched, using gmail, Calendar apps, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange…,  and ended up with up to 6 duplicates of certain contacts. Less (synching) would have been more (efficient).

photo of Singapura cat taken with iPhone 4S the first day it came out, October 14, 2011. As is straight from camera, unretouched, full-resolution, 3264x2448, sRGB, 72ppi, f/2.8, 1/15, ISO 800, AWB. © 2011 Ann Parry, All rights reserved, Ann-Parry.com (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

October 14, 2011.  Singapura cat photo captured with iPhone 4S the first day it came out. As is straight from camera, unretouched, full-resolution, 3264×2448, sRGB, 72ppi, f/2.8, 1/15, ISO 800, AWB. (© 2011 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

iPhone 4S photo: I captured the above photo the night of October, 14, 2011, in a  corner of room, with lens inches from cat’s face. Auto white balance is great.

Siri seems promising, though I haven’t given it much of a test run yet. When I asked it, “What will tomorrow’s weather be like?” it said “It looks windy” and showed the week’s weather forecast for my town on the screen. The biggest iPhone 4S fun I’m looking forward to is having face time calls with my brother’s family, once their iPhone 4S phones arrive later this month.

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