Tuesday, September 19, 2017

IN THE CROSSHAIRS

"In the Crosshairs" (9-17-17 030v14a) was just fussed from a very new pic. In fact, from the one posted here yesterday. I find this twisty tree trunk pic and what can kinda, sorta be seen through it's vaguely circular shape, such fun to fool around with. I highly recommend viewing this pic in a larger version (just click on the image). It's a mix of sharp detail and a little bit of blurring. BTW, when I came to this title, I had quite a wry chuckle. I've been feeling "in the crosshairs" of someone/thing for a while now. Not necessarily a pleasant feeling, but what can one do about it? Hey, how's this for a thought: edit photos and write poetry and go for long walks.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

STRUGGLING THROUGH

Have no idea whether this one ("Struggling Through" 9-17-17 030v2) works at all. I can only say I like it, probably because I've been feeling as twisty as those tree trunks ... just trying to make it through despite the storms and the pruning. Yeah, I know, life's hard. But I'm tired and old and in all sorts of physical and emotional pain. So, if someone doesn't wanna hear me bitch, well, don't read this blog. BTW, my critical eye is still (all too) active; therefore I do see a couple of issues with this pic. And I ain't gonna try any more than I already have to "fix" 'em. The pic is what it is.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

PHANTOM OF THE FLOWER

"Phantom of the Flower" (3-14-10 10005v2) was just morphed from a very old pic. It's late at night (I've been posting later and later in the day recently) and I'm tired. Isn't much to say about it anyway, as it's clearly had the behoositz morphed out of it. I will say I was surprised when this version popped on my screen after something I'd done, as I'd been fussing at it for some time with little hope of it going anyplace I liked. And honestly, my liking of this version is mild, but at least it's a "like."

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FALL TEMPEST

"Fall Tempest" (11-24-09 8283ev6e) was just morphed out of an old morph of one of my oldest pix. Lots of fussing back then, in between, and now. Not all that mad about the results, but don't have the heart to work on something else. LOL! Is this what's meant by a tempest in a teapot?

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THE TEARS FIND THEIR WAY HOME

"The Tears Find Their Way Home" (4-08a-15 031v2s) was morphed very recently from an old version of a very old pic, and just now further fussed with. Nothin' much else to say. More my mood than lack of details I could give. The tears are filling the roads to my brain and not leaving much room for clear thinking.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

THE WANNABE PHOTOG AT WORK; Link to 9/11 in memorium

"The Wannabe Photog at Work" (6-27-14 007) is years old. I just ran across it yesterday (searching for pix of our retirement community's pool at the request of a fellow resident). I've always kinda, sorta liked it. Reflecting on reflections. I miss this camera. It actually took rather decent pix. But I'm coping with the wide angle lens one I have now. BTW, I'd thought to find a pic that would somehow reflect that today is another anniversary of 9/11. But decided to just include this link to my dreams&poetry blog post that is in memorium. I was living in NYC at the time and find my grief still runs as deep as on each previous 9/11 anniversary.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

IMPRESSIONS OF AUTUMN

"Impressions of Autumn" (9-8-17 005v4) was taken yesterday, worked on then, and just now patted a little further into shape. I'd like to think it vaguely resembles an impressionist painting (my favorite school of painting) done in water color. I have some problems with it's composition. E.g., that central darkish tree trunk should be off center. But any re-cropping fooled too much with the rest of the pic's visual balance and impact. So I've decided to live with the little itch that tree trunk gives me when I take note of its positioning. I have several other versions of this same pic already in the folder. So, watch out. Early autumn's coming your way again, and soon. Unless in the meantime I take new pix and get captured by them. :-)

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

AUTUMN MIDNIGHT

"Autumn Midnight" (8-30-10 10019v13a) was just further fudged from an old morph of a very old pic. I opened its folder at random feeling at a loss to find a pic to work with earlier for my dream poem post (link below to my dreams&poetry blog). I'm much happier with this one just done now, than that earlier dream poem companion pic. I've probably noted this here before but I often prefer the pix I produce for this blog without any sense of them having to somehow meet a purpose, than those I fix up to go with a poem.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

EVEN BUTTERFLIES HAVE SPINES

Don't ask me! I don't know if I could fully explain the title. It just popped and stuck, and has a heavy psychological component. Anyway "Even Butterflies Have Spines" (8-15-17 004v6b) was just now morphed from a previous version of a newish pic of that favorite fern of mine. It's clearly been heavily fudged with and I had a good ole time doin' it. I must confess I occasionally think there's something a wee bit sadistic in how I enjoy thoroughly messing with a photo. Twisting it all out of shape. And given my mood today, I'd have to say that observation is probably at least partly applicable. A way of getting even with the world. ROTFLMAO ... As if one can ever "get even" in this life! I'll even admit that the need to get even is a part of the problem. Ah, how far I've wandered from this off the wall abstract pic.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LAST NIGHT

As mentioned yesterday, here's this year's Ganesh Chaturthi altar, with all the little gifts (one placed there each evening I sat there and "meditated"). The gifts are all in a little group in the lower right edge. Lots of shiny things (I'm a sucker for reflections and iridescence and light refraction). There was also a vase of (artificial) flowers in the upper left. And on the wall above those background shelves are more Ganesh pix. The flowers, the wall pix, and the shelves are there permanently. As are a few of the Ganesh's seen here. I just add more Ganesh's and whatever else catches my fancy when Ganesh Chaturthi comes around (end of August/early September). Thank you dear, sweet Ganesh for being with us. (Guess I should note: I relate to all Deities as faces of the Great Unknowable. That which my tiny human mind can't grasp in its enormity. But does catch the briefest of awesome flashes of an occasional aspect of its profundity, in one of the many Deities we identify as it. And Ganesh is my favorite. First among equals, I should say.)

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Monday, September 4, 2017

A LOOPY GANAPATI

I don't think I've ever posted this Ganesh here before: "A Loopy Ganapati" (Ganesh folder, lord-ganesh...). The title is mine, and Ganapati is another of His names. I made so many requests of Ganesh at His Ganesh Chaturthi altar last night I wouldn't be surprised if He didn't feel a bit loopy today. I like the pink and purple a lot. But His facial expression is a hoot. And those lotus petals ... well! Hey, even a Deity has His moments, ey? BTW, I'll post a pic of this year's altar soon, now that all the gifts are on it.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Ganesh Altar from a Previous Year

This was my Ganesh altar (Ganesh Folder, 002v2) for Ganesh Chaturthi probably two years ago. This year's looks very similar. I will post a pic of it when all the gifts have been placed on it. (BTW, all those books aren't a part of the altar. I just use the end table beneath this small shelf, as available table top space is scarce in my rooms.) I have to admit I feel like Ganesh was with me today from the moment I stepped out of my front door. He kept doing what my prayer to Him requests: getting me out of my own way. For all the heat wave temp (which I don't usually have trouble with, but I was getting nauseous, fortunately I always have plenty of water), and having to cut my walk much shorter than I wanted, it was one of the nicest ones I've taken in ages. Many lovely conversations, one of them with someone I'd only seen around I.V. at a distance. I worked on a draft of a dream poem, and began working on another new poem in my head as I hobbled across the parking field toward home. Thank you, Ganesh, for being large and in charge! I use the expression quite deliberately. As the new poem is about not trying anymore to be less than I am because others can't handle it.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

BLUE TO THE MAX (Ganesh pic)

Another Ganesh as part of my celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi: "Blue to the Max" (in Ganesh folder, 001v2d). It was just fussed out of a very similar older version of a pic of mine of one of my Ganesh figurines. I've posted other versions of this pic and other pix of this figurine, as well. I initially took this one into the orange-red range as that's His favorite color. But I just couldn't rest with it there. I think even Deities must occasionally get very blue given how we humans behave all too often. And this human is about as blue today as one can get over her own and everyone else's behaviors, so I think sweet Ganesh will forgive me even if I am projecting onto Him.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

SEAL BEACH; & Ganesh Bed Throw

"Seal Beach" (8-29-17 020v2) was just now fussed out of a new original pic. It doesn't look any different really than the original, except in small amounts of cropping, color work, sharpening, and diffusing. I also used the lasso function to blur the background even a little more than it is in the original (it was a wee bit distracting sharper).

And here's my Ganesh for today's celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. It's a throw that could be hung on a wall, it's huge. It's way too big for my little twin bed and swamps my recliner. And you can't see his beautiful feet in this pic; they fall off the end of the bed. But He's so handsome and I love his colors! (Ganesh bed throw, in Ganesh folder, 013v2):

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