Monday, April 24, 2017

LET ME ENFOLD YOU

"Let Me Enfold You" (10-3-11 11324v14c) was just morphed (yup) from a very old version of a very old pic. What else to say about it. There's so much editing beneath what I did today I'm surprised it didn't go totally wonky on me somewhere along the way. LOL! That sort of describes how I'm feeling about my mind: so much has been thought that any new thoughts are way too much. I can just see my brain cells wishing they could run away. And yet this pic has to do with enfolding, holding. Well, not in a necessarily comforting or calming way. It's meant to be off color, if you will. But what it can be seen to be representing does take one out of one's mind... hm ... at least for a bit.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

THE URGE TO MERGE

"The Urge to Merge" (9-7-11 11257v3) was just morphed ... you got it! ... from an old version of a really old pic. I have plenty of new ones, but I wanted something else to work on. Something to take me away from today (yeah, it was a rough one, after a very joyous beginning ... no complaining, just reality).

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

AFTER MONET

I might be overstating the resemblance between this pic "After Monet" (4-15-17 001v2) and paintings I recall by Monet (such as his water lilies, and one with a bridge in a garden). But so be it. I like this pic enough to post it. But that may be more a function of how bone tired I am. Took an even longer walk today than usual, had lunch with a friend, did some other sorts of computer work, had dinner with my usual friends, sat on our library balcony in the early evening sun, and now here I am doing more 'puter work. Life is truly good. Not only delightfully imperfect but a big surprise that it's playing out as it is. With little resemblance to all my tortured plans and unrealistic dreams as a much younger person.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

WAITING FOR THE HAWK

"Waiting for the Hawk" (4-19-17 014) was just fixed up (cropping, and a bit of color work, and sharpening and diffusing) from a very new pic. This bench is where I was sitting when a hawk flew so close over my head toward the sea it could have grabbed my cap if it wanted to. Earlier that same day, it had circled me so close and low I could have touched its wing tip on the second fly-by. Then a friend some days later got a photo of what I assume to be the same hawk at the bottom of the beach stairs that are just below this fence, holding its prey. I'd also tried to get pix of that hawk days before it ever buzzed me (posted the poor result here a while back). Upshot? I always look for a hawk when I approach this overlook.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ABREAST OF THE CHANGES

"Abreast of the Changes" (5-27-15 017v2d) was just morphed yesterday out of an old pic. Had lots of fun playing with changes in this one I'd not expected at all after applying various filters. Love when that happens!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

THE FOG ROLLS ON

"The Fog Rolls On" (4-3-17 035v2) was just fixed up today from a rather new pic. Cropping and a little bit of color work, along with diffusing and sharpening. Had hoped yesterday to get to take more foggy day pix at this beach overlook. But it was way too misty and chilly out, and my joints weren't at all happy. So I turned around for home short of the overlook. It's another grey day out there, but no long walk today as I'm preparing to do a poetry reading tonight in our community's Talent Show. I sure did want to go walking this morning, though. The walks I take have become very important to me. (If not to my joints. My left knee's started joining the complaining chorus of my right knee and left foot. Sigh.)

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Monday, April 17, 2017

FORGOTTEN OFFERING

"Forgotten Offering" (4-3-17 018v2) was just fussed out of a very new pic. Nothing much else to say about it, except that it wasn't a night photo. Also, I had put this little bouquet I made of wild flowers on the fence like that while I thought about what I wanted to and did pray/think about. Then I tossed the bouquet as an offering of gratitude into the sea (just below that dark "sky" in this pic).

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

DESTINATION: BALI HAI

"Destination: Bali Hai" (4-15-17 002v2) was just taken today. Cropping, and a bit of color work and sharpening were all that I did to it. Wish that sailboat were larger, but my camera can't do any better. (Maybe I really should try using the zoom. Though if I remember correctly, that tends to mess with focus. Which is the last thing these ocean pix -- taken into the sun -- need is any more trouble with focus.) I wouldn't even have tried to get a pic of this sailboat, but a good friend loves sailing and I thought he might enjoy a pic of one.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

ONLY HOPE HOLDS IT TOGETHER

"Only Hope Holds It Together" (5-30-10 10008v2b) was just now morphed from an (need I even type it? :-D) old version of a much older pic. Lots done to it; don't remember the half of it, and that's just what I did to it today. As to the title, I usually avoid the word hope as I tend to relate to it as a useless (to be flat out honest) traitor. But something got through to me this morning. (And not that I haven't heard this can be true.) When one really believes/experiences that there's nothing left? Well, at the bottom of that echoing empty well there's always hope, if one chooses to take it on as a way of going on. Ack. Sticky, unreliable old hope that has always ultimately failed me big time in years gone past when I've needed it most. But sometimes it seems the loneliness is so bad even hope is better company than none. Jeeze! I sound like a old country western song. Not surprising, though, as I've been bingeing on it for days now.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

AROUSAL

"Arousal" (5-30-10 10013v4a) was just now morphed from (yup!) an old version of an old pic. Any X-rating suggestiveness is deliberate. Though in my defense I did not set out to suggest anything, but simply followed what popped on the screen of my mind at one point as I was fussing at this pic. That is the particular focus of my attention was roused for the rest of the editing process. Which when it comes to things X-rated, I blush to admit, is not all that hard to do these days.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BLUE LADY RISING

"Blue Lady Rising" (8-10-10 10018v3b) was just re-morphed from an old morph of an even older pic. I miss this statue in our promenade garden. The area is totally changed; filled with drought tolerant flora but no more intriguing birdbaths or statues, or big lush trees. However, a great many of the newer fern pix I share here are from this same area.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

HOLDING OFF THE NIGHT

"Holding Off the Night" (8-26-10 10002ev3b) was just now morphed from a very old version (as often) of an even older pic. Not sure I like it all that much, but the color combo really grabs me so I'm posting it. I did do some further experimenting with texture, etc. But any changes only took something essential away from its effect. I'd even settled on one of those further morphs when I caught a glimpse of this one and thought, nah, Kelly, leave well enough alone for a change.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

WHAT A PUNIM!

"What A Punim!" (1-9-10 18896ea) was just fudged a bit from a very old version of an even older pic. I thought its title would at least acknowledge in a very small way that today is Passover (punim is yiddish for face, BTW). Not to mention that I've always liked the way the leaves on the left almost present the red/yellow one to the viewer, as if saying "look at this." FYI, I did not fudge with the leaf shapes at all, that's how they were live. But I did intensify the colors. However, they, too, were there, if understated.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

MAY GRAY IN MARCH

For anyone who's seen earlier photos here of this familiar view ("May Gray in March" 3-14-17 017v2), some even under foggy conditions, I apologize. I love taking pix of it. And keep trying to improve on whatever pix I already have. Who knows? Maybe some day the light, or time of day, or the season, or all, will be just right for a pic I'll be really satisfied with. (I also need to try getting closer, like to where the stairs actually start down. I imagine I might be able to lean a lot further out than I do from the fence where I've been snapping these pix.) Until then -- and even if it never happens -- I'm having great fun trying.

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