Thursday, August 25, 2016

CELEBRATING THE MASCULINE

"Celebrating the Masculine" (7-5-09 3251v3) was just morphed this morning from one of my oldest pix. (I've been coming back to this same old folder for days now and having fun.) I made a bunch of versions of this pic today, but this is the one I like the most. Though the longer I've looked at it (as I often say about my pix) the more problems I find in it. So I'm posting it now before it goes wonky on me as I try to "fix" those problems, prompting me to give up and try even more versions. As to the title? I'll leave that to your imagination. Smile.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WIND STORM

"Wind Storm" (7-5-09 3212ev3) is one of my oldest pix and versions thereof. The only thing I did to it on stumbling across it a couple of days ago was to brighten it a little bit. (Again, I find myself wondering if my recent urge to brighten most pix is not related to the advance of my cataracts. Ah well, I'll just have to let others' feedback be the measure of that.)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PYROCUMULUS

"Pyrocumulus" (8-23-16 010) was taken yesterday on the way back from my weekly ocean overlook walk. Just in case you don't know, this is not a regular cumulus cloud. But as its name indicates is the result of fire, the Rey fire. Right now our area is surrounded in three directions by wild fires. The Rey being the closest. The pyrocumulus cloud from it a couple of days ago, viewable all too clearly from our retirement community's dining room windows, was a great deal bigger and scarier than this one. But it, too, had the same sort of eerie beauty.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

STILLNESS

"Stillness" (10-24-10 10009v2) has been hanging around in this version in its old folder for years. Not sure why I've not posted it before as when I stumbled on it today I recalled that I really do like it. Guess it's just one more example of how difficult it is sometimes to keep track of the better pix in a flock of over 12,000. (Hm, it may very well be that I didn't post it right away as I have another version somewhat like this that I did post. And not posting this one right away left it to fall between the cracks.)

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

JACARANDA MEMORY

"Jacaranda Memory" (8-16-16 016v5) is a very new pic. I've been passing under this tree on my weekly walk to the ocean overlook, each time greeted by fewer and fewer blossoms. This last time there was not one blossom left, just all that glorious tossing green. But, still, I briefly missed the blossoms ...

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

FRAMING THE MOOD

"Framing the Mood" (3-2-14 012v2) ... fog, damp, chilly air, with a promise of rain? Well, they'd be welcomed in our drought plagued area. That's probably what drew me to this years old pic of mine this morning. Not to mention it also reflects my mood, despite what appears to have been an uplifting dream last night. I suppose I should mention I've had this pic hanging fire for almost as long as I've had the original it was cropped from. I've always liked it and (as I often say here) also have an issue with it (the thickness of that tree trunk in the lower left). I've also wondered if it was too obviously taken to frame the "bells" and the foggy mountain; whether that works at all. But here it is, a pic I like despite it's "warts."

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Friday, August 19, 2016

MORNING HAS BROKEN

"Morning Has Broken" (7-18-12 12087v11) was just now morphed from an old version of a very old photo of mine. It's only one of several I fudged out of that old version this morning. I kept feeling there was a picture there that I would like and was vastly relieved when this showed up on my screen. Or pretty much this, I then made some minor, judicious changes to bring out the shapes and colors. I didn't want to lose that softness, something I rarely achieve much less like in my pix. And I do like it here. BTW, the name is taken from the beautiful old Cat Stevens hymn/song of the same title. And, yes, I can just hear a particular person I know commenting in his rather dismissive tone on its somewhat old fashioned, hippie feel. Hey, what's wrong with old forms and styles? Cutting edge isn't all there is in this world, not by a long shot.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

MOTHER OF PEARL

"Mother of Pearl" (7-28-12 12079v2c) was just morphed now from a very old crop of an even older photo of mine. And, as I often say here, I liked it a lot more when it first popped up on my screen pretty much in this form, when I'd applied the filter giving it that "pearly" look. But then I noted more changes I needed to make. As with everything else in life, make one change and other things change and/or then need changes that they didn't before. The older I get the more I experience how all things are one. But not one mushy mass. Rather, a massive interconnected whole containing many varieties in various relationships within it. A giant picture we only see the minutest (nay, most nano) pieces of. Fuss with an even tiny particle of it, and something else we weren't aware of that it's connected/related to is effected. Sorry for that digression. In any case, I do still kinda, sorta like this pic, especially the colors .. despite the little things I haven't yet found a way to "fix".

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TO ONE SIDE

"To One Side" (8-16-16 010v2) was taken yesterday and just now worked on. It was quite a simple fix up; somewhat unusual for my shots. However, it did and still does to my eye, have a problem in that sky. It glares a little bit, even with the color adjustments I tried and then a color filter I applied. However, it was taken on a mid-day with sun glare, as it was getting rather warm after a somewhat hazy and cooler start to the morning. Then again, just because a pic may reflect reality doesn't mean it's a balanced photo. And that bit of glare does grab my eye a wee bit too much. There are probably ways to deal with it in Photoshop that I haven't yet learned and will someday get around to trying. But not today. Today I'm as content with this photo as I ever tend to be with any of my pix.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PREPARING FOR TAKE OFF

"Preparing for Take Off" (8-10-16 015v2a) was one of those "I just got lucky" shots I took about a week ago. Lucky I happened to glance that way when I did. And then even luckier that the hummingbird didn't get spooked by me (ever so slowly and carefully) taking out my camera and snapping a couple of pix of it. The original shot is at a bit of a remove. I cropped it down to appear closer, and then fussed with color intensities and texture. I actually saw what may have been the same hummer, among the same birds of paradise today on my walk to the ocean view. But it flew off before I'd barely thought to get out my camera.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

SNEAKING A SMOKE

"Sneaking A Smoke" (8-17-10 10020v2) was just fixed up from a six year old photo. Didn't need much, just cropping and some color adjustment. Not sure why I'd not done this long before now. Well, it's not really surprising given I have about 12,000 pix on my computer. And I only came across this one as I'm going through all (!!!) my pix looking for just the right one for the cover of a book of poems with a few pix of mine I'm designing. (For sale at my next photo exhibit in early October.)

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

EVENING FALLS


"Evening Falls" (3-22-16 007v3) was just morphed this morning from a several month's old pic. It's another one for which the full color, unfudged with version is fine. But "fine" just didn't do it for me today (well, honestly, it rarely does). So I began fussing at it. I made a couple other versions I didn't save, as this is the one that grabs me today.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

LOOKING BACK

"Looking Back" (7-16-16 009v3g) was just fussed this morning out of a full color version. Even the full color one has the sort of memory-oriented feeling I was working to bring out in this version. First, I chose the "right" black and white conversion, then I color inverted, and then I applied a sepia toned filter. Sepia tones almost always imply memory to me. Probably because I associate them to the tones of daguerretotypes I once had of family members going back a couple of generations.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

HOLDING ON TO THE THE LIGHT

"Holding on to the the Light" (8-10-16 001v2a) is a very new pic, just fudged with now. Lots of fussing to get it to this point. If I had time, I might fuss even more. But I'm in a rush and I do like it's overall effect quite a lot. So I'm posting it even though it isn't really "complete." A particular shape within it is bothering me a little bit. Maybe I'll be able to do something about it at a later date, maybe not. This pic just might be another example of what I read somewhere, ages ago, that any art work is ultimately a flawed gem. (If I may be so bold as to use both the words "art" and "gem" near my own efforts. Smile.)

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