Friday, March 24, 2017

OH WHAT A SPIN YOU'VE GOT ME IN

"Oh What A Spin You've Got Me In" (12-6-09 8515e) was just fixed up a little bit from an extremely old version of one of my earliest pix. I've always liked it and have probably posted it here in at least one earlier realistic version. I know I've posted some of the abstract versions I've made out of the original.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SPRING LOW TIDE

"Spring Low Tide" (3-11-17 025v2) was just fixed up a wee bit from a very new pic. A bit of cropping, color saturation, and sharpening. Everything is now so lush there (everywhere) after all the rain. Wish you could also hear the birds! Their tweets and songs come from just about every bush. I find myself imitating them as best as I can. (When I'm alone here; wouldn't want anyone to know how crazy I am.) Some desire to get in on the conversation, maybe? :-)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GOO-GOO EYES

"Goo-Goo Eyes" (3-21-15 010v11g) was just morphed from (do I have to type it? :-D) a really old version of an even older pic. I just so enjoy working with and looking at these shapes. They've always resembled little goggle eyed ghosts to me. So even in the many versions I've retained them. I just fool around with colors and contrasts. And to a lesser degree texture; in this one, there's a wee bit of blurring. Getting to this version kept me focused for the time I worked on it, even on a day when I'm headed off an emotional cliff. Yes, even making goo-goo eyes can be a very sad experience.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BLOOD MOON; & CORNERED

"Blood Moon" (12-23-10 10194v2a) was just now morphed from (yes) a very old version of a much older pic. I was going to post that realistic version (cleaned up a bit) but I had an urge then to really fuss with it. And I had a great deal of fun getting to "Blood Moon." Even though ultimately the imaginings it generates in me are sad. Hm, as I typed that I thought it might be interesting to post that realistic version for comparison ("Cornered" 12-23-10 10194v2):

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Monday, March 20, 2017

SUNRISE IN PARADISE

"Sunrise in Paradise" (5-16-11 10977v3c) was just fussed out of an old version of a very old pic. My feelings about it are even more polarized than is usual with my pix. I really like some things about it, and really dislike others. BWL (big wry laugh), that's sort of like my reaction to my life here in "Paradise" these days. (I've probably mentioned this here before: "Paradise" is what the Santa Barbara area of CA -- where I live -- is sometimes called.)

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

THE PAST EMERGENT

"The Past Emergent" (3-11-17 019v2) is quite new and just fussed into shape now. I have no idea if anyone else will see in those rocks at the bottom what I do: the fossil head of, say, a T-Rex, or better yet, a dragon, being revealed by the outgoing tide, "looking" toward the viewer? LOL. Never said I didn't have an imagination.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

COLORS OF THE DAY

"Colors of the Day" was just now slightly edited from it's very old version. I don't even have the original pic anymore. Which shows how old it is for I only deleted original pix after making "new and improved" versions for a very short time, way back almost 8 years ago. I've been saving originals since then, "just in case" ... and there have been many "...in cases" along the way. As to this pic, it's one I've always liked. Probably mostly because I so like looking at these sorts of canna leaves. Though I haven't seen a stand of them both as healthy and colorful as this one in many years, not even this one (which is on our community's grounds). I should add, though it's probably obvious, that the colors in this pic version are saturated to bring out the -- shall I call them -- undertones.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

CRECIENTE

"Creciente" (3-14-17 015v2) was just morphed from a totally fogged in seascape. I kept seeing vague shades of other colors as I adjusted the blue/aqua fog and water to be truer to my memory. Who knows if my memory was all that accurate, but I knew what I wanted...smile. So I went for it and brought out the shades, which of course brought out other colors, too. Then I was "off and running" and following down what began to suggest a sunrise.

BTW, so as not to shame my family name of Kelly, let me wish everyone a very HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LOST HORIZON

"Lost Horizon" (3-14-17 030v2) was just taken today. I'm not sure what others might think of a shot like this, but I like it. It really does evoke what I saw standing there earlier today. Did very little to it but crop it slightly. And fuss a little bit with colors and shadows to balance all that fogginess. My concern is whether it's clear enough for someone unfamiliar with this scene, that that's a shore line making the pic about 2/3rds ocean/sky.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

SHADE TREES

"Shade Trees" (1-30-17 008v2) was just fussed out of a fairly recent pic. I frequently go by these trees and often sit beneath them to rest on my long walks. Along with that jacaranda I so love, these are quite my favorite neighbors. They're right across a driveway from housing for the homeless. (I have to find out if the building has a name -- those folk are no longer homeless, after all!) And one or another of the residents will walk by as I'm sitting there and we say hello and sometimes chat. As to this pic? No great shakes (to say the least), but it does give me a bit of the feeling I have when sitting beneath them. (Actually, I need to look really closely at this scene live, as I think it's actually one tree with a trunk growing split right from the ground so it looks like two.)

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

WILD FLOWER SEASON

"Wild Flower Season" (3-11-17 009v2a) was just morphed yesterday from a brand new pic. (If you'd like to see what it was before I fudged with it, click here.) "Wild Flower Season" is one of those rare pix of mine I really like. To be honest, I have an affection for all my pix but in that way a mother cares for all her kids. Some, though, engage even my own aesthetic approval. I.e., I can't find anything to pick at in them and this is one of those rare creatures.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

ANGLING FOR THE ISLANDS

"Angling for the Islands" (2-13-17 022v2) was taken the same day as the source pic for yesterday's post. I'm always uncertain about that off-kilter fence in the foreground, but that is how it is. However, it's also why I often crop it out altogether. In this instance, I'm leaving it in as it actually led to the pic's title before I'd even finished cropping, and improving color contrasts, etc. Sigh, whenever I make a title integral to the pic I remember the on-going friendly disagreement I had with a friend here (now deceased...). He felt titles were totally uncalled for and too controlling of what the viewer might or might get from a pic. I would always point out the minute a photog frames a shot s/he is controlling what any viewer will see. And that, at least in my experience, a title can broaden my sense of a pic. Anyway, how's all that for angling for approval for what I still think of as a problem: that tilty fence (smile). BTW, the islands? They're barely peeking out from the clouds on the horizon.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

AFTER THE STORM

"After the Storm" (2-13-17 003v2) is a month old pic just now fixed up. Not much done to it. Some cropping (for proper posting dimensions only), shadow lightening, color saturation, and sharpening (but not much as it was a hazy view that morning). Hope I don't bore with all these different shots of this same view I've been posting here. But I never tire of snapping in this direction at the overlook park. It never looks the same even two hours in a row, much less a day or two later. Once I'm done with this computer session I'll be getting out and about, headed right for this park where I'm meeting a friend. BTW, after all the time I've been walking there I finally noticed the sign at the front right of it the other day. It's named Pescadero Park (the road that dead ends at it is Camino Pescadero). Yikes! I just looked at this pic in the blogger view and it's a bit darker than in MS Picture Manager or Photoshop. This is such a frustrating issue. I work to get colors and contrasts the way I want them, and then blogger messes with them. Yeah, I know, I've moaned about this problem here many times before. And, yes, it's possible it has more to do with the color settings of my computer screen (though I do doubt that). Anyway, please know that the flora on the left may not be quite as dark as it appears on your screen, though it is definitely shadowy, as are the wood fence and stairs.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

MIND GAMING

"Mind Gaming" (6-22-09 2656v9h) was just now morphed from (yup!) a very old morph of an even older original pic, one of my oldest. What else to say ... I was having great fun fussing with it. Went through a bunch of other versions that I could very well have saved but did not. I'm really disciplining myself to keep the number of versions of any particular pic way down. The load on my computer is not only tremendous but ultimately not necessary as I always save the source pic. (That's not to say I save every pic I take. Not at all, just those that have "something.") As to any versions thereof? Passing thoughts and urges along the way. Many times I look at versions and wonder just why I saved them anyway. And then there's how my tastes and skills change over time, too. Not to mention that at this end of life (my 73rd year) things are becoming more and more a matter of letting go. Or rather, not grasping after what's gone or clearly well on the way out. So not holding on to an outrageous number of pic versions is not only practical but a healthy exercise.

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