The Photo Galleries: In the photo galleries you will find mysterious forms, abstracts, landscapes and details. Subjects include cactus flowers that bloom only at night, lit entirely by streetlight; cooled lava that appears to be flowing; ancient drawings on lava and cliff faces; coastal sandstone forms that evoke many things and beings; a desert sunset that seems to reflect the vastness below it; a frozen waterfall, and many other discoveries. I hope you will enjoy them, and please return soon and often as it is a new site, and changes and additions are being frequently made.

Design and all contents of this web site are Copyright © 2010, Aaron Dygart, All Rights Reserved. DO NOT COPY without permission from Aaron Dygart.

Navigation:

Site navigation has been set up to be simple and straightforward. An easy way to return to the home page from anywhere else on the site is to click on the sun-ray square logo on the left side of the banner at the top of the page. Of course, you can also click the word “home” in the menu. To view large size versions of any image, click its thumbnail image. From the large image, you can click the “Next” or “Prev” buttons next to the picture area to move forward or backward through the entire gallery of images, or you can click the up arrow labeled “Back” to return to the thumbnail images. There are also “next thumbnails” and “prev thumbnails” buttons in the thumbnail section to take you to additional pages of thumbnails. To easily start the site later, use your browser’s back arrow to return to the opening page and add the URL to your browser’s “favorites” or “bookmarks.”

Viewing:

For best results, the monitor should be set to provide a full range of tones with good separation of tones at both ends of the scale of brightness. Many of the modern LCD monitor’s default settings are excessively bright and wash out highlight detail. A good white point is about 100 to 120 Cd/sq.m. To approximate that brightness, open a blank word processing or imaging document and read the white part of the screen with a camera or light meter set at ISO 100. Adjust the screen brightness to give a reading of 1/15 second at f/7 (1/3 stop below f/8) to 1/10 second at f/8. I also recommend setting the color temperature to D65 (6500 deg. Kelvin) , but not on “warm” or “cool,” if those are alternative choices. Please set your monitor to the highest color setting and highest resolution to view the images at their best. If your screen is small and set to a low resolution to enable reading of small text, you may have to scroll the page to see all of the image and caption. There is an alternative. Your monitor can easily be set for larger text at high resolution. On a PC, you can usually also press the F11 key to toggle full-screen viewing on and off. It is also a good idea to block all sources of light reflection from the screen.

I hope you will enjoy these images that have found me when I was out with the camera.

Aloha,

Aaron Dygart, Honolulu