About

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Emilio Pasquale does not exist. He is a figment of an overactive imagination, a young man trapped in an old man’s body! A product of the sixties, he survived the Summer Of Love in San Francisco and the business world of New York City before divorce and ill parents led him to Las Vegas, where he now resides and contemplates retirement.

He is happily remarried to Melinda, commonly called Lynn (or babe, or dear, or milady- which she prefers). They have a large extended family with 10 children- all thankfully grown, though two still reside with them. Educated in the arts, he has only recently returned to his first love- photography. He shoots mostly landscapes in and around the southwest United States with occasional forays to parts further east and west.

The name Emilio Pasquale is derived from his grandfather Emilio, and his uncle Pasquale. They, and his grandmother Maria, landed at Ellis Island around 1917. His father was born in Brooklyn, as was the rest of the clan.

The family originated in Fontanarosa, a small town about 1 hour east of Naples, Italy. They settled in New York state. More specifically Brooklyn. As the children grew, married, and had children of their own, they settled in different parts of the Country. Though he was born in Brooklyn, Emilio grew up in Southern California and now resides in the south-west United States.  He first picked up a camera to document his passion for the land and the effects of the weather, the way the sun can bleach the color from the earth, when he was only 17. 

Thank you. I hope you enjoy.

111 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Emilio,
    thanks for following the World according to Dina, it’s highly appreciated! 🙂
    You have a wonderful blog, I rally enjoy your photography and I’ll be back for more.
    Bets regards from your new follower,
    Dina

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  2. Hi. I came across your blog through the WordPress Photo Challenge. I too play a little with my photos using LR, and I have just started looking at a nice piece of software called Aurora HDR. I love your photo of the old school for the Future challenge. I’ve started following you now as well. All the best to you from Brisbane, Australia.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. You might notice that I started following you, too. I like what I saw of your work. I haven’t tried Aurora only because I use Lightroom, On1, Topaz, and now Nik! My favorite keeps changing. Hope you enjoy your results and share them with the rest of us!

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  3. Folks should just enjoy where they are and not worry about how you got them there. Simply beautiful images. I was into photography as a high school kid and only ever had access to actual camera’s and film and a darkroom then (late 80’s-early 90’s). I had to choose some sort of creative outlet at some point and couldn’t afford to do it all so I chose music which is an expensive endeavor in it’s own right. Digital is fine by me at this point, I’d rather see that than nothing! I shoot from the hip with my iphone since I’m usually on the go. I then do some manipulation with various ios apps for really good and sometimes surprising effect. I find that working this way has even reinvigorated my love for photography in general and I plan to pursue it more seriously in the future, for now iphoneography scratches that itch. Good work here man! I have you in my feed now!
    Cheers from SF!
    I have a blog devoted to my photoworks as well:
    https://alphastarephotography.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment here. I have to say you’re darn lucky to live in San Francisco- one of my favorite cities. I will be heading on over to both your websites to check them out!

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  4. Your work has a wonderful painterly quality that finds strength in the roots of photography. Photo=light; Graph=written or drawn. So glad to have found your blog!

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      1. I’m no pro, but I could take some sample shots of the country to see if anything catches your eye. I’ll need a new camera. I left the Cannon with the wife in the States

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    1. Thanks for your comment and your question. Light room does offer HDR but I rarely use it. I take a shot slightly under exposed, then open up the shadows and bring down the highlights which gives that effect

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  5. Oh My God Emilio , Have you seen your pictures ? They are superb , breathtaking ,amazing!
    I just had to scroll all the way down to see each one and then up again to find “About” to tell you about it 🙂

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