Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LONG TIME, NO RIDE

"Long Time, No Ride" (1-16-17 004v5a) was just morphed from a new pic. Bikes are the major form of transportation in the university town of Isla Vista. But I've never seen one looking overgrown as they're used so much (as also are skateboards). To be honest, it wasn't actually overgrown. It's the way it'd been parked that grabbed those flowers. I just got a little laugh out of imagining that it'd been there long enough to have flowers growing between its spokes.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

WINTER SUNSET

"Winter Sunset" (1-14-17 003v2c) was just morphed from a new pic. (Of that tree with the yellow leaves I've been posting pix of recently.) Can't think of much else to say. Except I'd probably stash this one and go on to work on something else instead of posting it. But I'm rushed. And in a very cranky mood so even if I had time I doubt I'd come up with something I like more. I will say I really like the shapes of those branches.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

HOLY MOLY!

"Holy Moly!" (12-15-16 021v2ha) is a new morph of an earlier version of a month old pic. Sigh, it's another of those I liked much more on first seeing it pop on my screen. But I do still like the colors and shapes and contrasts. So what am I not liking? Not sure. I just spent quite a bit of time fussing at it in Photoshop and couldn't seem to get at what bothers me a wee bit. I'd even thought it's the odd shape (not square and not the "norm" 640X430), but cropping it differently didn't help. Something about a need for more "depth," I then thought. And tried to get some using the surface blur filter, which often will supply that illusion of depth. And it helped a little, but ... ah, well, nothing in this life is perfect so I'll just leave it be.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

FALL HANGS ON

"Fall Hangs On" (1-14-17 003v2) ... don't say I didn't warn you, it's of that same tree of which I said yesterday I'd probably be posting more pix, sans most of its bright yellow leaves. I just spent a great deal of time fussing at a different crop of a slightly different shot of this tree. Came up with some nice surreal pix. But what I really wanted was to share a more straight forward shot. To try to get across what I saw yesterday as I left the I.V. Market. It stopped me short, even though I'd already seen it and decided to snap pix of it on the way out. But the clouds and/or sun had changed just enough for it to be even more enticing as I exited. So I've left the more surreal pix for posting some other time (or for use on my dreams&poetry blog) and went to work on this one. Which it turns out didn't require a whole lot of fussing. I have a minor quibble with the crop, but any other way I tried cropping it just reduced the visual impact of the light coming through those few remaining yellow/orange leaves.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

UPLIFTING

"Uplifting" (1-9-17 002v9) was morphed yesterday from that same photo I've posted several versions of recently. (And a "heads up," I took more pix of it earlier today, sans most of those leaves, so there may be more pix of this tree in the offing.) I particularly like the vaguely pointillist and water color effect this one wound up having. Couldn't tell you how I got such effects. There are many paths in Photoshop that wind up pretty much in the same place. And sometimes, to my great amusement, I find that I've just applied a slew of filters to get somewhere, and there's one filter that does the trick all by itself! But, hey, I sure have fun and learn a lot along those less direct paths.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

ALL PLAYED OUT

"All Played Out" (12-15-16 021v2g) was just morphed (with a couple other versions, as well) from a photo I posted here not long ago. A pic of those fabulous tree roots that have, in all these versions, become totally abstract. The roots just keep on tickling my imagination even when they no longer resemble roots at all. Click here to view one of those newest versions that I posted to my dreams&poetry blog this morning. And if you'd like to see the detail in "All Played Out" just click on the image.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FISHING FOR THE MEMORY

"Fishing for the Memory" (1-9-17 002v4) was just morphed from a very new pic. The same new pic I've been posting versions of here and on my dreams&poetry blog. Yeah, it's one of those that's hooked me (to stick with that fishing metaphor) and won't let go. As often happens with a pic, each time I view it something new grabs me and I'm off to fuss at it further. Or I think of something else I might try on its lines and shapes, as with these tree branches that just keep reaching out. BTW, there's some detail in this one that is best viewed in a larger version. So, if you're interested, just click on the image.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT

"Lighting Up the Night" (12-9-16 019v2g) is a rather new pic, just now fudged into this form. Not much I can add except that it was a day shot, of course. The source pic is OK, but nothing to "write home about." Not that this version is, either. I just like it most of the several versions I made this morning. (I'm really beginning to feel the need for a new camera. The one I've been working with [Fuji Film] has a focus issue. Well, so did my old Samsung, but I'd gotten used to its ways. I haven't been able to with my Fuji Film. Then add that it has a wide angle lens and I'm really not very content with the pix I get. However, when am I ever? BTW, I know it's mostly due to my resistance not only to re-reading the camera manual, but then actually applying what I've read. As I've said here often, I just want to take the pix! I don't want to be fussing with settings. Yeah, seems strange and self-defeating, but that's how it is.)

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Monday, January 9, 2017

THINKING OF YELLOW; & EXPLORING THE NIGHT

"Thinking of Yellow" (1-9-17 002v2) is a brand new pic, one of several shots I took of this tree. Nothing much else to say accept that (as usual) I'm not as jazzed about it as I was when I first saw it on my screen. The colors/contrasts were hard to get right, no matter how I fussed. I do like the crop, however. Here's another version of this same pic that I actually like more, called "Exploring the Night":

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

MAKING ROOM FOR TOMORROW

"Making Room for Tomorrow" (6-22-09 2656v6b) was just morphed from (need I even say it? :-D) an old version of one of my oldest pix. It's another of those that probably only its mother could like, and I do. Anyone who's ever pushed the limits of editing a photo in Photoshop will probably recognize some of what happens when a pic begins to degrade. I've left those little dots that were initially tiny boxes (pixels "outed" by over-editing), then blurred and did some other stuff to soften and make them show up more randomly, so they'd look as if the effect was intended...or so I'd like to think that's how they now appear. I also used the comic filter which introduced those lovely hairy lines, and did several color inversions/re-inversions and subsequent color changes. In other words, had great fun messing endlessly with this pic.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

NO WAY TO SEE HER WAY CLEAR

"No Way to See Her Way Clear" (6-22-09 2656v13a) was just morphed from a very old version of one of my oldest pix. I was wandering through folders feeling lost. I've not been very happy to say the least with the pix I've been producing recently. Not to mention my increasingly deeply blue mood (which may, of course, be influencing what I fudge from pix). Anyway, I kinda, sorta like this one. As almost always, there are nits I could pick, but won't. Too tired of not trusting my view of many things in my life (while, at the same time, having to cope with what I do know to be true).

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Friday, January 6, 2017

ON CLOUD NINE

"On Cloud Nine" (5-25-09 1726v2e) was just morphed from the same version of a very old pic as the one I posted yesterday. Nothing much else to say about it. Except that it's nice for me to note that even though I'm in rotten space, I can still produce something with a more "up" theme. (Of course, that does not say what I actually think of this pic now that it's posted. As often is the case, I'm somewhat disaffected.)

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

WALKING ON WATER

"Walking on Water" (5-25-09 1726v17) is a brand new morph (that has several older morphs beneath it) of one of my oldest pix. It was a bit like walking on water at this point to keep it from going wonky after all that editing (smile).

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

IT'S OVER

"It's Over" (1-4-10 18738e) has been posted here before, and maybe more than once. It's one of my really old fave pix, taken on my birthday in 2010. So it's a birthday gift to myself to re-post it, as today (at 1:31 am) I turned 73. Unfortunately, it's mood also reflects mine. However, maybe that will change as it's just 11:00 am and I've already had one visitor at my front door wishing me a Happy Birthday, a telephone b'day call, and several emails. I'll have to be awfully determined to stay feeling miserable if this keeps up.

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