Monday, October 15, 2018

THE FAIRIES' NURSERY

"The Fairies' Nursery" (9-28-18 002v2b) continues my love affair with trees. It's clearly been massively fudged with in Photoshop and I had great fun doing so. I also have several other versions (as usual :-D). With respect to the blog break I announced about two weeks ago, I'm not sure it's actually over. Or maybe I'm just developing a more relaxed way of posting ... i.e., not compulsively posting every day. We'll see. Only time will tell. But, of course, time is the issue at this far end of life. (I'll be 75 in January. Yikes!) I'll revise that comment about time: at this far end of life I'm beginning to get that time is always the issue -- young, old, or in-between. We never really know "when" for anything, much less our passing on. It's all tentative. So best we live the now, now.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

LEELA


No more pix after today, and not for two weeks (give or take). I'm going on a vacation from blogging for a while. I'll still check in here every day, so if you leave a comment I will read and respond as need be.
I certainly hope that during this hiatus you will enjoy the growing collection of pix posted here over the years. The archive list is down a bit on the right hand side of this home page (going back to June of 2011).

Nothing catastrophic is urging a blogging break upon me. I'm just tired of wishing I could afford to pay someone to thoroughly clean and re-organize my rooms -- not that I'd actually trust anyone else to do it! :-) So I simply have to take out a good chunk of time and do it all myself. Oh-so-slowly, as I do everything these days (I'm such an old woman) but quite surely. I have no doubt that I'll continue taking and working on pix as I've done during past blog breaks. But all the time I would otherwise spend on choosing and working on a pic I often edit (for the umpteenth time) even as I put it up here and deal with blog formatting and the inevitable glitches, will be freed for (ACK!) cleaning my rooms.

In any case, I do hope you will continue visiting and wandering around my old posts. Just be kind as you view them (as I often say here: What WAS I thinking!). I flinch when I view some now, even a few recent ones have given me pause. LOL!

[Photo ("Leela" 9-28-18 029v2) by Roswila;
also spelled "Lila," as in the diviine play concept in
Hinduism -- I see this pic as light and shadow playing
with each other ... actually, I see all my pix that
way, therefore, the name of this blog.]

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CAUGHT BETWEEN

"Caught Between" (10-18-17 016v2e) was just morphed into this questionable condition. :-) I should never post when I'm in such a rush, but it's sometimes hard to resist as the energy to do so is high and enjoyable. And I know all too well from past experience, that energy will fade very quickly. Anyway, in case it's not clear, this was a pic of those tree roots I'm often fussing with pix of, but stood on it's head, so to speak. The original for this pic is one of those many of mine of which I have many versions, and of which I certainly anticipate making many more.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

LAST GASP

"Last Gasp" (9-15-18 New Picture(4)f) was just morphed from one of my quite old, already fudged with pix. It's actually of a bright yellow rose against darkish greenery. I have (what else is new?) several other artsy versions I just made, but was not even a wee bit content until I came up with this one. Fits my mood.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

GIFT FROM THE SEA

"Gift from the Sea" (8-17-18 018v2b) was just morphed from a fairly recent pic. Another version, also just made today, appears at this link. Nothing much else to say and no time to say it in if I did have more to share about it. Suffice it to say, there are a bunch more shots of these tree roots awaiting my messing with them. So, be forewarned! :-)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

IN THE SHADOW OF THE AUTUMN OWL

I have a feeling that in a few days, "In the Shadow of the Autumn Owl" (4-13-18 008v4d) will be one of those pix of mine about which I say "What was I thinking?!" But right now I'm enjoying looking at it, as I did morphing it all out of sense and shape(s) and proper colors. BTW, I do actually see the vague outline of a small owl sitting on a slim branch, in this pic morph ... do you?

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Monday, September 17, 2018

THE HANGOVER

"The Hangover" (9-12-18 002v2) was just taken a few days ago, and fussed with now. I've posted other shots and versions of this same tree here recently. And, fair warning, there will be probably be others in the future. :-)

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

START HERE


"Start Here" (9-15-18 003v2) was just snapped today on a long walk, in a direction I don't often go. I've been wanting to get pix of the long mural for a while and finally struggled to do so today. (If you want to see another section of this same mural, click here.) Given my mobility challenges it was a good bit of exercise for me. I don't feel safe going out into the street, which would be the best place to get good shots of the sections of this lengthy mural. So I hobbled along, getting on and off the grass at curbside, alternately hauling and leaning on my walker along the sidewalk as I did so. It was still great fun. And a lovely day to be out and about doing anything at all. :-)

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Friday, September 14, 2018

SUMMER'S LAST DANCER

"Summer's Last Dancer" (10-22-09 7717v5), yeah, I'm stuck in a really old folder of pix again. But it's such fun to see where I can take old pix and versions thereof! Anyway, this was originally portrait orientation. But I began to see a little figure dancing and so flipped it to landscape to bring that out. Not much time or I'd have quite a bit more to say about this silly pic. Betch yer happy yah got to dodge the bullet fer once! :-)

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

TAKING THE BAIT

"Taking the Bait" (10-22-09 7717v3d) was morphed many years ago, and just now fussed with all over again. Nothing much else to say about it as it's obviously been heavily PhotoShopped (and messed with in a couple of other programs I work in). I can barely remember what functions are beneath the changes I made today, much less all those years ago! I can make "educated" (sic: based on what I often do) guesses, but that's about it. I will add that I was looking for a different, very old pic of mine when I happily stumbled on what I ultimately tortured into this pic.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

RIGHT THIS WAY ...

"Right This Way ..." (9-12-18 008v2) was just taken and fussed with today. Not a whole lot of fussing, actually. Mostly color adjustment, getting the right crop, and a wee bit of diffusing and sharpening. (The "biggest" change, if you will, that I made, was to tone down that car; it was a shiny silver and rather distracting.) I have other shots, taken from other angles and distances. But so far think this may be the only one worth posting. If this tree is familiar, it's because I posted an earlier pic of it, that I snapped standing on the other side of it. Just scroll down to the day before yesterday if you want to see it. I like that earlier one better as it captures more of the intricacies of the branches. Next time I go by this tree, think I'll try shots from the other side of the street.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

WILLOW TALK

"Willow Talk" (8-17-18 008v4) was morphed a couple weeks ago from a fairly new pic of mine. I've been somewhat happy with it all along but found myself going elsewhere for stuff to work on and post. Not sure what my hesitation was back those weeks ago when it first popped on my screen, because I'm rather content with it today. Maybe those very, very tiny lined up bits that indicate an overly diffused pic in two places, but they are so slight I never even notice them 'til I've been staring at the pic for some time ... I can hope they aren't really noticeable ... can't I? :-D BTW, this was fudged out of a pic of my favorite trees of all here in CA: two willows I often pass, and one or another of which I frequently sit beneath. It was actually what I call a "throw-away shot." I.e., I took it in a hurry, literally over my shoulder as I turned a corner to go shopping. It was just such a charming sight when I looked back that I couldn't resist, even as I hobbled on.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

STILL GRACEFUL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

"Still Graceful After All These Years" (9-2-18 002v5) was just fussed from a pic taken only a few days ago. It's right around the corner from the market I often walk to in Isla Vista. For ages I've thought to take pix of it, but it's setting makes that quite a challenge. As does the lighting during the time of day I'm always walking by it. However, I decided to give it a shot (literally, several shots). This crop is actually a compromise. I much prefer the shots that take in the entire tree. However, that then has to include a bunch of distracting bushes on the left, and a white R.V. on right. I have versions attempting to deal with these distractions but tend to think this more cropped in close shape is better. If not all that great. :-) And, yes, I do kinda, sorta identify with this old tree, hoping there's some grace left in this old broad, too.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

WHAT IT'S ABOUT ... KNOT!

"What It's About ... Knot!" (9-15-16 005v3) was morphed some time ago from a two year-old pic of mine. This is that jacaranda I often stand beneath and take pix of its branches. Haven't done so recently. Walks are just too hard and I harbor my energy to be sure I get where I need to (usually to shop in a market in I.V.). I have another version I made this morning of this same pic/crop. But it's rather dark in feel (tentatively titled "The Devil's Workshop"). So I thought rather than further encourage/support my miserable mood, I'd post this lighter pic. However, I don't think this one is any great shakes. Honestly, I've yet to get a pic of this tree that really gets across what I feel when I stand beneath it. But I'll keep trying, I'm sure. On some walk when I'm either in better shape, or don't have any particular goal in mind that needs to be met ... other than enjoying the day and the sights.

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