Silicon Valley legend Steve Wozniak (“Woz”) is one of the pioneers of the personal computer revolution. He co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 along with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. It was Woz, the engineering genius, who designed and built the company’s first products, the Apple I and Apple II.

I met Woz and his charming wife Janet last evening for a photo session in Los Gatos, California.

 
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
Woz

Woz
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Steve and Janet Wozniak

Steve and Janet Wozniak
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
 

Added: The following shot is my favourite. However, it was taken at f/1.8, resulting in a very shallow depth of field that throws the nose distractingly out of focus.

Woz

Woz
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
 
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  • Ronald G. Wayne » Photo Blog by Rajan Parrikar - September 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

    […] is well known that Apple Computer was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Not as well known is that there was a third co-founder – Ronald Wayne. With Jobs and Wozniak […]ReplyCancel

  • […] of the monochrome file, with the merest touch of magenta. You can see his rendering by clicking here. It’s the first picture. And while the job was easy as regards sharpness and contrast, the […]ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - November 18, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    #3 – another perfect shot ! light – skin tone ……….ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - November 18, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Your pictures do justice to his great charm and warmth. An engineer’s engineer.ReplyCancel

  • Suresh - November 18, 2011 - 3:03 am

    I love the B & W one. The details in all the photos is very good. The Zeiss lens must be worth it :)ReplyCancel

Vatnaöldur, Icelandic Highlands

Vatnaöldur, Highlands of Iceland
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 

PS: The red is due to ferrous oxides and other minerals. It is not an uncommon sight in this interior volcanic wonderland.

 
 
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  • Thomas Pindelski - November 16, 2011 - 12:35 am

    Intensely dramatic and powerful. A violent gash has spewed blood harkening back to the days of Vikings with double handed swords and chain mail. Superb.ReplyCancel

  • Anu - November 15, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Love the texture of this picture…looks like tiny shards of metal all over. Brilliant red and yellow!ReplyCancel

  • I. Nunes - November 14, 2011 - 11:50 pm

    Wow!
    Apt title.ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - November 14, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    Super !

    and I guess yellow is the sulphur.

    A sneak-peek into nature’s lab.ReplyCancel

  • Borkur - November 14, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Beautiful !!ReplyCancel

  • Shobana Swamy - November 14, 2011 - 5:50 pm

    What a red! Is it all lichen? Do you have photographs from any closer? Reminds me of your Death Valley pics (and less famously, mine), with all the mineral deposits and washes.ReplyCancel

An assistant ferryman on the job on the Mandovi river in Goa.

Caetano Sapeco of St Cruz, Goa

Caetano Sapeco of St Cruz, Goa
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
 
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  • Arun - November 14, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    You made the best of the available light, I think. Missing a glint in his eyes though :)ReplyCancel

Vanxim – pronounced “Vaanshi(m)” – is a speck of an island in Goa within a stone’s throw of another island, Divar. It is the last unmolested piece of real estate remaining in Goa, but plans are afoot to cure that situation.

In the second and third images below, notice the difference in colour rendition. It can be partly attributed to the manner in which Canon and Zeiss handle colour.

Cross on Mandovi river at Vanxim

Cross on Mandovi river at Vanxim, Goa
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
 

The prayer in Konkani inscribed on the façade says: Have Mercy on Us, O Protector of the World’s Indigent.

Church of Santo Cristo, Vanxim

Church of Santo Cristo (1879)
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Church of Santo Cristo

Church of Santo Cristo, Vanxim
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
 
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  • Arun - November 13, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Was the Canon picture taken earlier in the morning than the Zeiss?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - November 13, 2011 - 1:44 pm

      No, the two images (2nd and 3rd) were taken within 6-8 minutes of one another. However, the cloud cover – and hence the lighting – changed during that time.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - November 12, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    I love the cross picture – you have conveyed great stillness and beauty and the object just pops from the picture.

    As for the color rendition, it’s quite amazing how much more the German (?) design brings out. It’s almost as if the Canon optic is a stranger to the yellow part of the spectrum. The Zeiss version speaks to me, though I assume it’s made in the far east like everything else.ReplyCancel

Göltur (445 metres) lies at the mouth of Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Telltale birthmarks betray its glacial past – a flat top and abrasion bands on its sides. A full appreciation of the mountain’s majesty can only be had from the air.

Göltur

Göltur
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Göltur, seen from Staður í Vatnadal farm

Göltur, seen from Staður í Vatnadal farm
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
 
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  • Borkur - November 10, 2011 - 6:22 am

    Nice !, didn´t notice the colors until now. Good work.ReplyCancel