A Minaret

By Matthew Bamberg / May 28, 2006

HI’m back home in Palm Springs now. I’m ambivelent about being in a place called home.

Being on the road or in the air builds up a certain kind adrenaline, an expose of foreign sights, sounds, textures and feelings–senses that bring about thoughts of past travels and childhood dreams.

For example, while I was in Tempe, AZ, I saw this minaret right in the middle of Arizona State University, part of a busy mosque. Minerates remind me of soft Turkish towns among olive green, human-figured slopes of what I’d imagine to be Eden.

On a photo note: I believe I have a high-ISO addiction, always shooting at night at 800 or 1600 ISO. I know that my images will have lower resolution than if I shot with a tripod and lower ISOs.

After admitting this first step of dependence on a camera setting, I have now made a decision to open the door for changing to better resolution opportunities.

About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).