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Joe Capra is a cinematographer who specializes in super high resolution videos. Time lapse creations of beauty.  He writes: “Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” is the result of a very brief 10 day shoot I did. The video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot while there. Some of the other shots are in lockdown by the client so I used what I could to create this video. I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland. Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations include the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, and Grundarfjörður.

All footage was shot in super high resolution 4K Ultra HD.

I urge you to check out his other work at His work is worth your time and consideration.

Thanks to Bob R. for bringing this to our attention.


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Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like…and, boy, was it spectacular.  Here’s just a sample. Click the links at the bottom to see the whole set. – Robert

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CLICK HERE to see the original set.

CLICK HERE to see the top picks.

Thanks to Sandra H. and Distractify for bringing this collection to our attention.

Thanks to Mary M. for passing this link along to us.

We forget how exotic the world of architecture has become. What is standard in the USA is often dwarfed by what is built around the world.  Here are some selections from a web site called and it shares incredible shots by two of the most daring photographers I have seen, Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov.  – Robert

Thanks to Joe O. for bringing this to our attention.

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Alvaro Muner


Compassion: This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded, the bull did not attack Munera. May we all support the welfare of non-human species.

I never underestimate the power of great photography. – Robert

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I’m pleased to announce my new series from Death Valley.  After a week in 103 degree “balmy-ness”, I’ve returned with a series of new images, and a video, that let you join me in Death Valley, USA.

The digital painting, above, is titled “Facing Death Valley” and speaks to our lives as individuals, mortals, living on a finite world.  It’s the first in a new series I’m calling “Facing the Future”.  I hope it evokes contemplation and introspection in all those who view it. The larger version in the gallery reveals the detail and texture of the complete the image.

To view the new works and to view my short 6 minute video titled “Death Valley Run” – visit and spend some time exploring new works and ones you might have forgotten.  There is lots to see.

All my best,

Robert Barnes


Thanks to Enzo Dal Verme for creating this short video.

Thanks to John S. for bringing it to our attention.


Over the past twenty three years I’ve used Photoshop as an essential design tool.  I started with version 1.0 and have enjoyed its evolution over the years.

During that time, I was fortunate to be asked to serve as Technical Editor on five separate Photoshop books.

I’ve been a personal coach and trainer for dozens of professional photographers, taught two semesters of Photoshop 101 in Santa Fe and conducted full day seminars for advanced users.  Along the way I’d create little videos that showed a tip or feature to my students.

Each version of Photoshop has variations on the tools and new features have been added continually. Whether you have “Elements”, Version 7 or CS 6 Extended, many features remain the same.  I recently created a new web site to inspire intermediate photoshop users with some of my older videos.  Most are just a few minutes long but they introduce you to the concepts and push you to explore and experiment on your own.  There is no charge and I hope you’ll find value, as well as a bit of entertainment, by visiting my new site.

Click Here to visit



Happy New Year to all regular subscribers and new visitors to Barnes Gallery Blog. Here’s hoping that 2014 is a better year for everyone and that it is filled with gratitude, a renewed sense of wonder, and an appreciation for every single day that you are fortunate enough to have living here, on planet Earth.

New Years Eve is my 11th Anniversary of marriage to my wonderful partner, best friend and wife, Cathy Berkley.  Without her love, intelligence, inspiration and patience, I’m sure that life would lack much of what I  find essential for a life well lived.

My one man art show, “Crescendo”, has been extended at the Performing Arts Center in Reno, Nevada for an extra 2 months – for which I am both proud and grateful.

My photograph of the valley above, prompts a shout out of thanks to Tim Swihart. He was my gracious host at his vacation home outside Yosemite.  I shot the  image while he and I sat on the bank of the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley floor.  We passed a couple of hours with quiet conversation as we watched and waited for the sunset on a beautiful, clear day.  There is nothing like having a friend who knows the terrain to guide you and share the moments of splendor in this glorious National Park.

Happy New Year to you and your family. – Robert Barnes