The Signs of the Women’s March – Monterey CA 1-21-17

Marty CohenCalifornia, March, Monterey, U.S.

Below is a slide show of images I made of many of the great signs participants were carrying. It starts automatically. Make sure the height of your browser window is as tall as possible. Tablets and phones should be held vertically.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 there were over 600 Women’s Marches around the world. In Monterey, we participated in our local march where close to 1,000 people were marching. There were many children with their mothers and grandmothers and the range of ages was from infancy to the 80’s and 90’s.

There was so much energy at the march and rally located at the CSUMB campus. We’ve been pretty depressed over the past week, but being with so many people who were ready to fight for the rights of all women was so energizing we began to feel hope that we can be part of the process to restore our country through positive action to fight for the rights of all the people..

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Fish Ranch – Palo Corona Ranch Carmel

Marty CohenBarns, California, Cameras, Canon, Canon EOS M5, Carmel, Landscape

Fish Ranch - Palo Corona Ranch Carmel California

We’ve been having quite a bit of rain lately and today (Thursday) the clouds were exceptionally good. This gave me an opportunity to try some different things with my new camera, the Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera Kit EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit – Wi-Fi Enabled & Bluetooth.

I’ve been very excited to test this camera which is about one-third the size of my current Canon 6D camera. The M5 is a mirrorless camera which allows it to be much smaller and much lighter and easier to carry around. I was able to photograph Fish Ranch Palo Corona Ranch in Carmel, CA.

I love looking up that hill towards the barn at the top but I have not been able to go up there and visit it yet. Nearly 10,000 acres, where this is located, was purchased in 2002 by the Nature Conservancy and the Big Sir Land Trust from cellular telephone pioneer Craig McCaw. He had purchased the first piece of the ranch in Big Sur in 1996 from the heirs of Stuyvesant Fish. He promised to safeguard the stands of old-growth redwoods. The Nature Conservancy’s goal was to “create a 70-mile-long wildlife corridor from the Carmel River in the north to San Luis Obispo County in the south. “The Fish Ranch has its own storied history. It was the location for the movie adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “Flight,” a story about a fugitive in Big Sur.” — L.A. Times

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2017 Japanese New Years Celebration

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Years Celebration 2017, Sushi

This year’s Japanese Family New Years celebration in Los Angeles featured a new, and very artistic, approach to the sushi design and preparation. While we still prepared Maki Zushi and the many other wonderful Japanese dishes, our amazingly artistic family sushi chefs created square sushi and each piece was individually designed and prepared. The family loved it, they were beautiful and yes, tasted delicious. Thank you to all the family and friends who made this another successful New Years celebration!

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If you’re interested in seeing some of the previous years’ New Year’s celebrations, click on the links below:

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Sample Images from the new Canon EOS M5 Camera

Marty CohenCameras, Canon

I recently purchased Canon’s newest Mirrorless camera the EOS M5. Mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than the usual DSLR, like my Canon 6D. There are other differences as well, but I was anxious to have a semi-professional camera that I could carry more easily and not have it kill my back.

I went down to Pebble Beach on a sunny day about 1:30 in the afternoon (not the best lighting for photography). Below are some samples of the images I made that day.

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2016 CPA International Juried Exhibition

Marty CohenB+W, Center for Photographic Art, Exhibitions

The Living Room
The Living RoomI wonder who lives here?

I entered several images into the 2016 Center for Photographic Art International Juried Exhibition. This year’s juror, Linde B. Lehtinen, PhD., is the Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Lehtinen is an art historian specializing in American and European modernism with an emphasis on the history of photography and mass advertising culture. She has worked in both the education and curatorial departments for several museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Skirball Cultural Center. She reviewed over 1,300 images that were submitted and selected 45 to be displayed in the gallery and another 45 to be included in an online gallery and the catalog.

I am proud to announce that my image, “The Livingroom” was selected for the online gallery. To have one of my images selected by this juror from over 1,300 to be part of a 90 image exhibition is a great honor.

The Center for Photographic Art set up an online gallery of the 45 gallery images and the additional 45 online gallery images. You can see all the images by clicking here:

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