Friday, April 18, 2008


In the weeks since Dr. Schaaf’s surprising pronouncement was made public, “The Leaf,” originally thought to have been made around 1839 or later, has become the talk of the photo-historical world. The speculation about its origins became so intense that Sotheby’s and the print’s owners decided earlier this month to postpone its auction, so that researchers could begin delving into whether the image may be, in fact, one of the oldest photographic images in existence, dating to the 1790s.

Excerpt from "An image Is a mystery for photo detectives" - The New York Times

Read complete article here.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:27 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, ang ganda ng pic! Very refreshing.

"The Leaf" must already cost a fortune now!

April 18, 2008 8:49 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

And the shelter they offer from the burning sun!

Thanks, Rhoda!

Probably in the low-to-mid six figures?

April 18, 2008 9:00 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

very refreshing image as always, Eric!

The other night, my husband and I watched Skype's event of Eric Tolle and Ophrah Winfrey's New Earth Class Series. The topic is being in the Now...anyway, one of them was the simple act of jogging in a park. Most joggers would usually have a headset with music playing in their ears while others would walk around chatting with a companion. That isn't being in the Now daw. Being in Now is really observing one's body as it runs/jogs/walks and Nature (like seeing the leaves, tree barks, pebbles, etc. And thus, one is in meditation and deep focus.

April 18, 2008 9:24 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

UNable to watch it due to my slow Internet connection, Bernadette.

Anyway, that's a fascinating observation. Most folks do tend to multi-task even with their leisure activities.

I'm slowly reading Tolle's book and must admit, learning to enjoy the present moment. And should thoughts of worry emerge, I simply let go and let God, and then go on living in the moment.

Thanks, Bernadette :)

April 18, 2008 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely green! :)

April 18, 2008 12:17 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I was very much attracted to these various shades of green so I immediately snapped a pic, Jo Anne.

Incidentally, a photography trick I learned when it comes to shooting flowers and leaves -- try shooting against the light -- as I had done with this picture.

Thanks, Jo Anne :)

April 18, 2008 1:09 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Take good care of your digital image... you never know if it will not be the subject of intense discussions... in a few centuries.;-)

April 18, 2008 2:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That'd be some wishful thinking, Sidney ... hehehe!

April 18, 2008 9:24 PM  

Blogger Tina said...

you made the leaves interesting with the light and shades luv it.

April 19, 2008 7:18 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Tina :)

April 19, 2008 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green is soothing to the eyes. Excellent use of contrasting color Senor, green and black compliments each other.

April 19, 2008 7:43 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Mandaragat!

These colors remind of the kids' uniform in this other photo of mine:

April 19, 2008 9:08 AM  

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